Royalties

  1. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  2. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  3. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. San Diego ...

  4. EMusic Launches European Download Service

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presses button on pan-Euro service Sept. 12. After almost two years of groundwork, eMusic pressed the button today (Sept. 12) on a digital music operation servicing all 25 European Union member states. At launch, the online retailer offers 1.7 mil ...

  5. BMI Revenues Up

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous year to reach more than $779 million for its fiscal year 2005-2006, the performing right organization reported today (Aug. 28). The revenues resulted in an BMI revenues increased 7% over the previous yea ...

  6. CRB: Ringtone Licenses A Copyright Office Decision

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board refers compulsory license question. Whether a publisher must license a composition for ringtones or master ringtones under a compulsory license is now a question for the Copyright Office. The Copyright Royalty Board referred the question to ...

  7. German Biz Contracts In H1

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded-music market in the first half shrank in volume to 68.3 million units, down 3.4% from the corresponding period in 2005, according to German labels body BPW. The BPW does not break The German recorded-music market in the first h ...

  8. JASRAC, iTunes Royalties Dispute Nearing An End

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over royalty payments looks to be nearing a conclusion. A dispute between Japan authors society JASRAC and Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store over ro ...

  9. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  10. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. The group of artists who filed a class action lawsuit against Sony BMG, alleging the music giant has underpaid artist royalties for digital music transactions, has added ringtones to its list of grievances. The plainti ...

  11. EU Online Licensing Rules Set For Overhaul

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Key committee gives OK. A key European Parliament committee confirmed plans today (July 13) to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Cultur ...

  12. EU Online Licensing Rules Set For Overhaul

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Key committee gives OK. A key European Parliament committee confirmed plans today (July 13) to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. Members of the European Parliament in the Committee on Cultur ...

  13. Portugal In Hot Water Over Library Royalties

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday (July 6) that Portugal broke European Union law by failing to provide royalties for copyright holders from the public lending and rental of goods such as C The European Court of Justice ruled Thursday ( ...

  14. RIAA, Clear Channel Debate Digital Radio

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Broacasters fear legislation that restricts hi-def usage. RIAA head Mitch Bainwol and Clear Channel chief legal officer Andrew Levin engaged in a rapid-fire debate over broadcast audio flag legislation and fair use during a House subcommittee hear ...

  15. Medress Joins SoundExchange

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will work to contact performers owed royalties. Hank Medress has joined the performance rights organization SoundExchange as a special consultant of artist membership. Medress, a songwriter, producer, music industry executive and original member o ...

  16. GESAC Slams Digital One-Stop-Shop Appeal

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A joint-appeal by European music, media and associated businesses for a one-stop-shop to handle digital licensing was questioned Tuesday (June 20) by collective licensing and consumer groups. A joint-appeal by European music, media and associated ...

  17. Bee Gees' Gibb Backs Euro Collecting Societies

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up the network of collecting societies that gather royalties for recording artists. The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up th ...

  18. Harry Fox Appoints Chief Info Officer

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gilchrist moves to role from ProLink Comm. The Harry Fox Agency has appointed Samuel Gilchrist as chief information officer. He will be in charge of the IT Client Solutions department in New York, reporting to president/CEO Gary Churgin. Gilchrist ...

  19. Record Revenues For PPL, VPL

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd and its sister company Video Performance Ltd today (May 23) said its combined annual results for 2005 hit an all-time high. British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd and its sis ...

  20. JASRAC Reports Collections Rise

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers today (May 17) reported copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 rose 2.6% year-on-year to ¥113.6 billion ($1.03 bil The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Com ...

  21. NMPA, DiMA Offer Digital Licensing Solution

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Presented in hearing held by House Subcommittee. The National Music Publishers' Assn. and the Digital Media Assn. have come up with a proposed solution to streamline the licensing of compositions for audio-only digital deliveries of music. A ...

  22. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in the federal District The major record companies have sued ...

  23. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims 'massive wholesale infringement.' The major record companies have sued XM Satellite Radio over its XM + MP3 service claiming "massive wholesale infringement" of their recordings. The suit, filed today (May 16) in th ...

  24. House Bill Aims To Harmonize Digital Rates

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Would to royalty payments based on same standards. Would to royalty payments based on same standards. News ...

  25. House Bill Aims To Harmonize Digital Rates

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Mary Bono (R-Calif.) introduced last night (May 11) a bill to harmonize rate-setting standards for licensing digital rights in sound recordings. It would requir U.S. Reps. Howard Berman (D-Calif.) and Mary B ...

  26. The Orchard, Harry Fox Enter Agreement

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to ensure compliance, payment for indies. Digital distributor The Orchard and The Harry Fox Agency, Inc. (HFA) have entered a licensing arrangement for full, permanent digital downloads. "We have a responsibility to our labels and also t ...

  27. Sidebar: Sony BMG Sued

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT How much should labels be paying? How much should labels be paying artists for downloads? It’s been debated almost since day one of the digital music era. When a CD is sold, contracts typically provide that artists receive a royalty—often 10%-14% ...

  28. Sony BMG Sued Over Artists' Digital Rates

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a case that could seismically alter the way labels and artists share download revenue, members of the Allman Brothers Band and Cheap Trick have filed a class action lawsuit alleging that Sony BMG h In a case that could seismically alter the way ...

  29. New Sat Devices Targeted In Senate Hearing

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Record, radio reps amonst those who testified. The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing today (April 26) on the future of the music industry in the digital radio revolution. But witnesses who testified, representing the record industry, the c ...

  30. Bill Requires Royalties From Satellite Downloads

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation a 'first step' in striking balance. U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.), and senate majority leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) introduced legislation Tuesday (April 25) to require cable, satellite and In ...

  31. White Stripes Sued By Co-Producer

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A producer who worked on the first two White Stripes albums claims he deserves a share of the royalties, saying he played a pivotal role in creating the band's signature sound. A producer who worked on the first two White Stripes albums claim ...

  32. Sirius CEO: We'll Pay More For Music Exclusives

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Karmazin willing to pay labels higher royalties. Karmazin willing to pay labels higher royalties. News ...

  33. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of European Union sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitiv ...

  34. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of EU sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitive activities ...

  35. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support ...

  36. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dutch warn Brussels to 'navigate issue with care.' BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. In a statement issued ...

  37. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  38. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  39. Harry Fox, BMG Columbia House Enter Licensing Deal

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Follows HFA's objection to proposed settlement. The Harry Fox Agency has entered into a mechanical licensing deal for record clubs with BMG Columbia House, the largest U.S. direct-to-customer distributor of music and movies. The deal follows ...

  40. BMI: Ringtone Sales To Surpass $600 Million

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Projections based on past seven quarters data. BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales this year will surpass $600 million, up $100 million from last year. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertain ...

  41. BMI: Ringtone Sales To Surpass $600 Million

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales this year will surpass $600 million, up $100 million from last year. BMI tracks census sales data on more than 325 outlets for the sale of mobile entertain BMI is projecting U.S. ringtone retail sales t ...

  42. Copyright Tribunal To Hear BPI, MCPS-PRS Dispute

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Month-long hearing starts Sept. 25. The U.K. Copyright Tribunal has set aside a four-week period from Sept. 25 to hear the ongoing online dispute between U.K. labels body the BPI and collecting society the MCPS-PRS Alliance. As previously reported ...

  43. Judge Halts Notorious B.I.G. Album Sales

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Ready to Die' pulled in royalties legal feud. 'Ready to Die' pulled in royalties legal feud. News ...

  44. Marley Bassist Barrett Seeks $105M In Court Case

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Royalties battle could last three weeks. Royalties battle could last three weeks. News ...

  45. Young MC Busts A Lawsuit On Publisher

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Claims Varry White Music failed to pay royalties. Young MC has filed a lawsuit against music publishing company Varry White Music, Inc., for failing to pay royalties for songs the rapper wrote. The compositions were penned for his at-the-time Deli ...

  46. ASCAP Revenues Up $50M In 2005

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling more than $749 million, $50 million more than the prior year. The 6% increase resulted in royalty payments to members topping $645 million. ASCAP reported increased revenues for 2005 totaling mor ...

  47. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's authors' rights body MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works r Britain's authors' rights ...

  48. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance Forges Podcast License

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has launched a breakthrough trial license for podcasting. Through the initiative, podcasters can obtain authorized access to the 10 million-odd works represented by the joi Britain's authors' rights body ...

  49. Britain's Three Collecting Societies To Merge

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Britain's record company and performers collecting societies have taken formal steps to form a single body to represent U.K. performers. In a statement issued today (March 6), PPL said it has moved to Britain's three collecting societies ...

  50. Koch Expands Digital Reach

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pacts with IODA, RoyaltyShare. Independent music distributor Koch Entertainment Distribution has extended its reach through separate partnerships with the Independent Online Distribution Alliance and RoyaltyShare. The company also converted more t ...

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