Royalties

  1. 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 ...

  2. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of July 4 to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission will unveil controversial plans the week of Jul ...

  3. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  4. BPI Dispute With MCPS-PRS Heats Up

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry has been accused of "driving down the value of music" by referring collecting society MCPS-PRS Alliance to the Copyright Tribunal over its online f Label's trade body the Bri ...

  5. BPI Dispute With MCPS-PRS Heats Up

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry has been accused of "driving down the value of music" by referring collecting society MCPS-PRS Alliance to the Copyright Tribunal over its online f Label's trade body the Bri ...

  6. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Report says collecting societies hamper online biz. The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  7. EC Puts Collecting Societies Under Microscope

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music sector by opening up licensing and royalty collecting systems. The European Commission will unveil controversial plans next week to boost the online music ...

  8. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

  9. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services have today (June 29) referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal in their dispute w Label's trade body the Bri ...

  10. Copyright Office Proposes License Reform Bill

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Would abolish the compulsory mechanical license. The Copyright Office offered a proposed bill June 21 to House subcommittee leaders that would abolish the compulsory mechanical license for cover recordings and could transform performing right orga ...

  11. SoundExchange Extends Digital Audio Royalty Deadline

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Record companies and recording artists now have six more months to claim undistributed digital audio transmission royalties from SoundExchange for the years 1996-2000. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Record companies and recording artists now have six more mo ...

  12. SoundExchange Extends Digital Audio Royalty Deadline

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels, artists have until Dec. 31. Record companies and recording artists now have six more months to claim undistributed digital audio transmission royalties from SoundExchange for the years 1996-2000. The artist/label collection group's bo ...

  13. Cable Royalty Distribution Affirmed

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congress' royalty distribution to cable television system operators. NEW YORK -- The Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed on May 31 the Librarian of Congr ...

  14. Waits Questions Download Royalties

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A suit filed by Tom Waits' Third Story Music against Warner Music Group seeks to set the record straight on whether a label that provides recordings for digital downloads is licensing masters or selli NEW YORK -- A suit filed by Tom Waits ...

  15. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  16. Waits Sues WMG Over Download Payments

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Suit seeks definition of licensing vs. sales. Tom Waits’ Third Story Music sued Warner Music Group May 31, seeking a court declaration of whether providing recordings for digital downloads should be classified as a license or a sale. The complaint ...

  17. Behind the Deal: Setting European Mechanical Rates

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European mechanical royalty rates are not negotiated individually or set by law as they are set in the United States, where rates for the first recording and release of songs are negotiated between th European mechanical royalty rates are not nego ...

  18. JASRAC Reports Fiscal Year Gains

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers on May 18 reported that collections for the fiscal year ending March 31 rose 1.2% to ¥.110.8 billion ($1 billion). TOKYO -- The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, C ...

  19. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  20. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  21. GEMA, IFPI Dispute Reaches Conclusion

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's mechanical royalty rates dispute has been settled. A long-running conflict between German authors' right society GEMA and the national IFPI affiliate came to an end yesterday (May 18) when a Germany's mechanical royalty ra ...

  22. JASRAC Reports Full-Year Gains

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers today (May 18) reported copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31 rose 1.2% year-on-year to ¥110.8 billion ($1 bi The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors ...

  23. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  24. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record company and performers collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited, which licenses and collects royalties for sound recording performances, has reported distributable income to LONDON -- British record company and performers ...

  25. Britain's PPL Reports 2004 Gains

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British record industry collecting society Phonographic Performance Limited has reported distributable income to its members of £71.5 million ($134.6 million) in 2004, up from £68.7 million British record industry collecting soci ...

  26. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. HAMBURG -- The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ha ...

  27. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rate remains at 9.009%. The German affiliate of the IFPI has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. The arbitration tribunal of the German Patents and Trademarks Officer ruled yesterday (April 14) that the mechanical roy ...

  28. GEMA Sees Income Drop In 2004

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline in royalty distributions to copyright owners. BERLIN -- For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline ...

  29. GEMA Sees Income Drop In 2004

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline in royalty distributions to copyright owners. For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline in royalt ...

  30. Case Summary: Royalty Audits and Tolling Contractual Limitations Periods

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a royalty dispute between songwriter James Weatherly and Universal Music Publishing Group, the California Court of Appeal in Los Angeles has held that the songwriter's failure to promptly audit did In a royalty dispute between songwriter J ...

  31. Indies Need Options Under Compulsory License Reform: The Case for Competition

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The bitter struggle between music publishers and digital music services over the rates and terms of publishing licenses for online use has caught the attention of Congress -- so much so that an oversi Les Watkins is VP of business affairs and busi ...

  32. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  33. Behind the Deal: Digital Music Licensing Hearing

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Representatives for music publishers, songwriters, labels and digital media companies testified before members of Congress March 8 discussing their views on necessary changes to the Copyright Act's co Representatives for music publishers, son ...

  34. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bugs Music. SEOUL -- South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web ...

  35. Behind the Deal: Licensing, Tracking and Paying Royalties for Recorded Music

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST As wireless delivery of music promises to be a big driver of entertainment revenue in the coming years, publishers, labels and artists are actively licensing their rights in music for digital entertai As wireless delivery of music promises to be a ...

  36. Notable News

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST When an artist or songwriter dies, dividing royalties among survivors can be difficult. Read Susan Butler's column. When an artist or songwriter dies, dividing royalties among survivors can be difficult. Read Susan Butler's column. News ...

  37. New Copyright Royalty Judge Invites Rate Input

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Librarian of Congress has appointed veteran attorney Bruce Forrest as the Interim Chief Copyright Royalty Judge. Forrest will serve until May 31, when the Librarian will have appointed three Copyr WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Librarian of Congress ...

  38. British Music Biz Wants More From U.S.

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." LONDON -- Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of th ...

  39. HFA Reports Gains In 2004

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency says its 2004 royalty collections came to $421 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous year. NEW YORK -- The Harry Fox Agency says its 2004 royalty collections came to $421 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous ...

  40. ASCAP Reports Record Year

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. LOS ANGELES -- ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights org ...

  41. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  42. British United Front Takes On U.S.

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music sector are urging U.S. authorities to "ensure that creators and performers are given a fair deal." Industry organizations representing the whole spectrum of the music se ...

  43. ASCAP Reports Record Year

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ASCAP royalty distributions to members reached a record $610 million in 2004, the U.S. performing rights organization says. ...

  44. HFA Reports Gains In 2004

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency says its 2004 royalty collections came to $421 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous year. The Harry Fox Agency says its 2004 royalty collections came to $421 million, an increase of 6.2% over the previous year. Gary ...

  45. Publishers Have An Option

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM has been a traditional meeting place for music publishers -- especially independent publishers seeking foreign representation of their catalogs through subpublishers. Michael Closter is founder and president of Reach Global, a New York- and ...

  46. Kobalt Inks Admin Pacts, Updates Royalties Tool

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pubbery considering IPO. Independent British music publishing firm Kobalt Music Group has inked a flurry of administration deals and rolled out the next phase of its royalty collection infrastructure. The London-based firm has sealed deals to hand ...

  47. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court of Appe WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  48. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Court rejects appeals by broadcasters, content owners. SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court ...

  49. SoundExchange To Distribute Webcast Royalties

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Court rejects appeals by broadcasters, content owners. SoundExchange, the label/artist collection and distribution group, can now distribute $11 million in initial Webcast royalties from Oct. 28, 1998 through Dec. 31, 2004, now that the U.S. Court ...

  50. Copyright Law Needs Update For Digital Era

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST Last month, at <i>Billboard</i>'s inaugural Digital Entertainment Conference in Los Angeles, senior executives of several online music services answered one critical question with surprising unanimity Jonathan Potter is executive ...

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