Royalties

  1. Czech Amendment Threatens Performance Royalties From Hotels

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright Act concerning music performances in hotels has angered collecting societies, which fear substantial revenue losses. PRAGUE -- A proposed amendment to the Czech Republic's Copyright ...

  2. Canadian Court Nixes 'iPod' Tax

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Judge: Copyright Board had no jurisdiction. Canada's Federal Court of Appeal in Toronto ruled yesterday (Dec. 16) that the application of a private copying levy to digital audio recorders, such as the iPod, is invalid. The court says that the ...

  3. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 in favor of authors' society GEMA in its conflict with the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on royalty rates. HAMBURG -- Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 ...

  4. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conflict with the IFPI on royalty rates. Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled yesterday (Dec. 9) in favor of authors society GEMA in its conf ...

  5. The Digital Rights Bundle: Real Progress For Copyright Owners?

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music industry's first license for the digital performance of music over the Internet. Del Bryant is president/CEO of BMI. In April 2005, BMI will mark the 10th anniversary of the music ...

  6. UMG Names Royalty Head

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grbelja joins from Sony Music. Universal Music Group has named Christine Grbelja as senior VP of royalties (U.S.). Grbelja joins UMG after 16 years at Sony Music, most recently as VP of royalties. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day manag ...

  7. Digital $$'s Stream In

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST SoundExchange, the label/artist royalty collection group, is sending out $6.5 million in sound-recording performance royalties to recording artists and record company copyright owners in its fall 2004 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- SoundExchange, the label/a ...

  8. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  9. BT Bows Digital Music Distribution Services

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unveiled a 10-year partnership with U.K. media software developer Blueprint to create two digital music distribution platforms. The B2B systems, Open Royalty British Telecommunications today (Nov. 23) unv ...

  10. Time Running Out For Artists' Digital Royalties

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The clock is ticking for musicians to register to claim their share of the initial batch of royalties collected from U.S. digital airplay via satellite radio, Internet radio and cable/direct TV radio. The clock is ticking for musicians to register ...

  11. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  12. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  13. Behind the Deal: A Clearance Checklist

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST It may seem obvious that anyone who requests permission to use a composition or master recording for some purpose would know what to include in the letter asking for a license. However, representative It may seem obvious that anyone who requests p ...

  14. Proposed Israeli Bill Updates Copyright Act

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music industry is lukewarm. TEL AVIV, Israel -- A new copyright amendment is under consideration in Israel, but response from the country's music ...

  15. UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are forming a joint-venture company that will take over key royalty accounting functions for both major labels within two years. Exigen Group, a San Franci NEW YORK -- Universal Music Group and Warner M ...

  16. UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Royalty Services seen as cost-saving strategy. Royalty Services seen as cost-saving strategy. News ...

  17. UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are forming a joint-venture company that will take over key royalty accounting functions for both major labels within two years. Exigen Group, a San Franci Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group a ...

  18. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced Oct. 18 a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial radio s NEW YORK -- In what is being touted as the lar ...

  19. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Agreement covers licenses for broadcasts, simulcasts. In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering com ...

  20. ASCAP, Radio Stations Reach $1.7B Deal

    October 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what is being touted as the largest single licensing deal in radio history, ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced today (Oct. 18) a $1.7 billion agreement covering commercial In what is being touted as the largest single ...

  21. Capper Named GM Of Warner/Chappell Aus

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music Australia has promoted Matthew Capper to GM. Warner/Chappell Music Australia has promoted Matthew Capper to GM. Capper, manager of the licensing division, was recently appointed to oversee the company's remaining four st ...

  22. Capper Named GM Of Warner/Chappell Aus

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music Australia has promoted Matthew Capper to GM. Warner/Chappell Music Australia has promoted Matthew Capper to GM. Capper, who was manager of the licensing division, was recently appointed to oversee the company's remaining ...

  23. Canada's Billion-Dollar Culture Deficit Requires New Policy Approach

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian artists have enjoyed unprecedented international critical and commercial success in recent years. From Avril Lavigne to Yann Martel to Denys Arcand, Canadians have won Grammys, Bookers and Os Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair in ...

  24. CARP Reform Bill Passes In Senate

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate passed on Oct. 6 the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate passed on Oct. 6 the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. The bill, H.R. 1417, which has already passed in the ...

  25. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. NEW YORK -- ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unp ...

  26. ASCAP, T.V. Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  27. ASCAP, TV Stations Come To Terms

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 11-year period. ASCAP and local U.S. television stations have reached a performance royalty agreement that covers an unprecedented 1 ...

  28. CARP Reform Bill Passes In Senate

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Act would replace judges with full-time panel. The Senate today (Oct. 6) passed the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act of 2004. The bill, H.R. 1417, which has already passed in the House, provides a much-needed overhaul of the Copyright ...

  29. SoundExchange, Somexfon Forge Ties

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers royalty distribution to U.S., Mexican indies. Deal covers royalty distribution to U.S., Mexican indies. News ...

  30. SoundExchange, Somexfon Forge Ties

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Under the agreement, Soun ...

  31. Case Analysis: Compulsory Mechanical License And Distribution Contract Terms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An indie label's lawsuit against its distributor, Artemis Records, and competitor Sony Music Entertainment was thrown out of federal court Sept. 20 because the label didn't follow the Copyright Act's An indie label's lawsuit ag ...

  32. Compromise Bill Strengthens Audit Rights

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SB 1034, effective Jan. 1, 2005 as Civil Code sections 2500 and 2501, affords recording artists some additional muscle to audit record companies, but there are many significant differences between the Michael R. Morris is president of the Californ ...

  33. Senate Committee Passes CARP Reform Bill

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act, H.R. 1417. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 21 passed the House-approved Copyright Royalty and Distribut ...

  34. Senate Committee Passes CARP Reform Bill

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee today (Sept. 21) passed the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000454388">House-approved</A> Copyright Royalty an The Senate Judiciary Com ...

  35. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet radio roya WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Digital Media Assn. (D ...

  36. DiMA, SoundExchange Seek Stay On Royalty Rate

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchange, which collects digital performance royalties for recording companies and artists, have jointly proposed to the U.S. Copyright Office that Internet rad The Digital Media Assn. (DiMA) and SoundExchan ...

  37. Salt 'N Pepa Win Back Their Royalties

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Salt 'N Pepa on Aug. 19 won an appeal against Noise in the Attic Productions. NEW YORK -- Salt 'N Pepa on Aug. 19 won an appeal against Noise in the Attic Productions. A New York Appellate Court unanimously reversed a December 2003 judgm ...

  38. BMI Reports Record Revenue, Royalties

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% from the previous year to $673 million, a record for the New York-based performing rights group. BMI will announce today (Aug. 17) that its fiscal 2004 revenues rose 6.8% fr ...

  39. California Codifies Audit Rights

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new California law codifies some customary audit provisions in recording contracts and requires other provisions that many contracts forbid. NEW YORK -- A new California law codifies some customary audit provisions in recording contracts and req ...

  40. Collecting Society PPL Brings Case Against U.K. Gov't

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Collecting society PPL has taken legal action against the British government for failing to implement a European directive that would extend the circumstances under which royalties should be paid for LONDON -- Collecting society PPL has taken lega ...

  41. Standoff Continues In German Mechanicals Dispute

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite a seven-hour hearing July 28, the arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office failed to reach a ruling on a dispute over the country's mechanical royalty rate between the Ger MUNICH -- Despite a seven-hour hearing Ju ...

  42. Germany Arbitrators Hear GEMA, IFPI Dispute

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The arbitration committee of the German Patents and Brands office in Munich sat today for seven hours to hear the dispute between the IFPI and German authors rights society GEMA over the country's mec The arbitration committee of the German P ...

  43. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. News ...

  44. Brit Government To Face The Music In Court

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT PPL takes legal action over royalty directive. London-based collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) has cleared the first hurdle in a legal case it launched against the British government. PPL is accusing the government of failing t ...

  45. Electric Prunes Stewing Over Royalty Payments

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the '60s garage-psychedelia band the Electric Prunes have filed breach-of-contract suits against a production company and publisher claiming that their record and publishing royalties have LOS ANGELES -- Members of the '60s ga ...

  46. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl NEW YORK -- Songwriter Giuseppe &quo ...

  47. Songwriter Slaps EMI Pub With Suit

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action claims company withheld royalties. Action claims company withheld royalties. News ...

  48. Songwriter Slaps EMI Pub With Suit

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" ...

  49. Songwriter Slaps EMI Pub With Suit

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action claims company withheld royalties. Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out ...

  50. Industry Presses EC To Review Recordings' Term Of Protection

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI officially requested the European Commission for an extension of Term of Protection for producers and artists, with the goal of ending the discrepancy between the Uni LONDON -- The music industry's main prior ...

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