Royalties

  1. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  2. Commission Closes Probe Into Philips CD-R Patent

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Dutch electronics firm cuts royalty rate on discs. Dutch electronics firm cuts royalty rate on discs. News ...

  3. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  4. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  5. EU Warns CISAC On Contract Restrictions

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a formal investigation into the way collecting societies gather royalties for artists from Internet sites and through satellite and cable broadcasting. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirm ...

  6. EU Investigates Collecting Societies

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday (Feb. 7) it had sent a charge sheet to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers for placing too many restrictions in contracts. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a ...

  7. Sources: Brussels To Challenge Collecting Societies

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC to issue 'Statement of Objections.' The European Commission will next week challenge Europe's collecting societies over their arrangements for royalty gathering, Billboard.biz has learned. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  8. The Orchard Launches New Licensing Program

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Helps get music into films, TV, ads, videogames, more. Independent music distribution firm The Orchard introduced a new licensing program designed to help artists and labels get their music into films, TV shows, advertising, videogames and other v ...

  9. First Copyright Royalty Judges Sworn In

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Sledge will serve as chief judge. The first copyright royalty judges were sworn in today (Jan. 11) in Washington, D.C., filling roles created by copyright reform legislation that went into effect last May. James Sledge will serve as chief co ...

  10. Indie Publisher Sues Napster

    December 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST MCS Music America filed suit on Dec. 22. Digital subscription service Napster is being sued by an independent music publisher that claims the company has made available hundreds of songs without obtaining the necessary licenses or paying royalties ...

  11. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  12. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  13. Singer Berry Sues Karaoke Distributors

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry has sued three leading karaoke music distributors, claiming they sold sing-along versions of his most popular hits without paying royalties or obtaining licenses. (Reuters) -- Rock 'n' roll pio ...

  14. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The debate over royalty rates for non-interactive webcasts is heating up. Two major groups -- one representing webcasters and one representing record labels and recording artists -- filed vastly diffe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The debate over royalty ra ...

  15. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive NEW YORK -- Record labels had a ...

  16. Labels Face Minor Setback In Launch Media Suit

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Record labels had a minor setback Nov. 4 when the federal District Court in New York refused to say definitively that Launch Media's LAUNCHcast with its "consumer influenced" playlists are interactive Record labels had a minor setba ...

  17. Groups Differ Over Webcasting Royalty Rates

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label/artists vs. webcasters. The debate over webcasting royalty rates is heating up. Two major groups-one representing webcasters, and one representing record labels and recording artists--filed vastly different recommendations with the new Copyr ...

  18. Hammer Pub Catalog Up For Sale

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankruptcy in NEW YORK -- The music publishing and other copy ...

  19. Behind the Deal: EC Recommendation Attempts to Streamline Online Music Licensing

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission -- the European Union's regulatory arm -- has been exploring the challenges legitimate online music services have when they want to license compositions throughout the EU. Afte The European Commission -- the European U ...

  20. Hammer Pub Catalog Up For Sale

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'U Can't Touch This' part of repertoire. The music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankr ...

  21. Behind the Deal: EC Recommendation Attempts to Streamline Online Music Licensing

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission -- the European Union's regulatory arm -- has been exploring the challenges legitimate online music services have when they want to license compositions throughout the EU. Afte The European Commission -- the European U ...

  22. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian broadcasters have slammed an Oct. 14 decision by the Copyright Board of Canada -- a federal government regulatory tribunal -- that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian radio statio TORONTO -- Canadian broadcasters have slammed ...

  23. Royalty Fees Rise For Canadian Radio Stations

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters call decision "unreasonable." Canadian broadcasters have slammed a decision on Friday (Oct. 14) by the Copyright Board of Canada--a federal government regulatory tribunal--that significantly boosts royalty fees that Canadian ...

  24. Behind the Deal: UMG Int'l Claims EU Collecting Societies Are Monopolies

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group International on Sept. 20 filed a complaint with the European Commission, arguing that 14 collecting societies, which manage musical composition copyrights, are national monopoli Universal Music Group International on Sept. 2 ...

  25. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. LONDON -- The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex r ...

  26. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  27. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  28. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  29. Bandname.com Acquires The Band Register

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cross-check service has 2.5m active users. Bandname.com, the New York-based virtual band-name registration company, has acquired its U.K. counterpart The Band Register, which is headquartered in London. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The pu ...

  30. Report - Microsoft Ends Talks With Labels

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sofware giant planned subscription music service. Microsoft Corp. has broken off licensing talks with the four global music companies, raising questions about the software giant's plans to start a subscription-based music service, the Wall St ...

  31. Malaysia To Set One-Stop Licensing Shop

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims to simplify process for content providers. Malaysian labels plan to simplify digital distribution of music by setting up a "one-stop" digital licensing center. Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) chairman Sandy Monteiro ...

  32. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery prog ...

  33. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  34. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  35. Uni Canada Launches Royalty Recovery Plan

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Historical mechanical royalties addressed. Universal Music Canada has introduced a royalty recovery program for songwriters and song copyright owners who have had works recorded and released by Universal Music Canada. The program, headed by former ...

  36. BMI Fiscal Numbers Jump In 2005

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media licensing revenues increased by 114%. BMI this week posted revenues for the fiscal year 2004 -2005 of more than $728 million, an increase of more than 8.3% over the previous year. The revenues resulted in performance royalties to the per ...

  37. Former U.K. Gov't Minister Joins PRS Board

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Estelle Morris becomes an external director. Former British government minister Estelle Morris has joined the governing board of U.K. authors rights body the Performing Right Society. The London-based PRS announced today (Sept. 13) that Morris had ...

  38. Embezzlement Scandal Hits SGA

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal criminal investigation is under way after $1.25 million in songwriter royalties were allegedly embezzled from the Songwriters Guild of America by its longtime royalty manager Marsha Aiken an NEW YORK -- A federal criminal investigation i ...

  39. Embezzlement Scandal Hits SGA

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal criminal investigation is under way after $1.25 million in songwriter royalties were allegedly embezzled from the Songwriters Guild of America by its longtime royalty manager Marsha Aiken an A federal criminal investigation is under way ...

  40. UMPG Strikes Rock Publishing Deal

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Licensing and royalty pact covers 5,000-plus titles. Licensing and royalty pact covers 5,000-plus titles. News ...

  41. UMPG Strikes Rock Publishing Deal

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclusive licensing and royalties deal with Rock Music Publishing, the publishing affiliate of independent Taipei, Taiwan-based label Rock Records. Universal Music Publishing Group has signed an exclu ...

  42. There Is A Bright Side To Ory Record-Club Settlement

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In recent months the music publishing world has heard the rising howl of complaints directed at the proposed settlement in the Ory case against the record clubs, a settlement characterized by Cherry L David Hirshland is executive VP at Bug Music. ...

  43. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of congressional subcommittee discussions. NEW YORK -- Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiatin ...

  44. Publishers, Online Services Battle Over Rates

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad faith over online music licensing issues at the center of Congressional subcommittee discussions. Six music groups charged the Digital Media Assn. with negotiating in bad fai ...

  45. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said Aug. 17 it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensing restr BRUSSELS -- The European Commission said Aug. ...

  46. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  47. EC Opens Consultation With BUMA, SABAM

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) it has launched a public consultation on the plans by Dutch royalty collecting society BUMA and its Belgian counterpart SABAM to scrap online music licensi The European Commission said today (Aug. 17) i ...

  48. CCMA Reveals Hall Of Fame Inductees

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ceremony to take place Sept. 9. West coast singer/songwriter Gary Fjellgaard, veteran broadcaster Paul Kennedy and Royalty Records' founder R. Harlan Smith will be inducted into the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame. The ceremony, held by t ...

  49. Behind the Deal: Music Licensing Reform & Proposed Bills

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For more than a year, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property has been holding hearings on music licensing needs in the digital age. It has For more than a year, the U.S. House Judic ...

  50. French Broadcaster Ordered To Pay Royalties In Germany

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled that a French radio and television broadcaster would have to pay royalties in Germany where it has a transmitter. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Court of Justice on July 14 ruled th ...

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