Royalties

  1. Recent Cases & Filings

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Publisher Universal-PolyGram alleges that EMI has wrongfully retained royalties derived from the score of the 1984 film "The Terminator." Case : Universal-PolyGram International Publishing Inc., et al., vs. EMI April Music Inc. Issue: Pu ...

  2. Canadian ISPs Win Court Ruling Over Royalties

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music industry for files downloaded by their customers, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled June 30. TORONTO -- Internet service providers may not have to pay royalties to the music ind ...

  3. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  4. U.K.'s MCPS, BPI Settle On DVD Royalty Rate

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have reached agreement on the royalty rate for music DVDs. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) and Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) have r ...

  5. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  6. U.S.' SoundExchange, U.K.'s PPL Ink New Deal

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A week after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000549769">signing reciprocal agreements</A> for their featured artists, U.S. digital rights A week after signing reci ...

  7. Royalty Bill Passes California Senate

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A California bill regarding artists' rights to audit royalties passed the state Senate today (July 1) and has gone to the office of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger for his signature. A California bill regarding artists' rights to audit royalt ...

  8. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Web 'intermediaries' do not need to pay royalties. Web 'intermediaries' do not need to pay royalties. News ...

  9. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  10. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  11. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body's plans to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body� ...

  12. Confab Tackles Digital Legal Issues

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys and label executives mulled the cloudy present and uncertain future of online entertainment during the Digital Entertainment Distribution conference June 22-23 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in L.A LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys and label executives ...

  13. PPL, SoundExchange Forge Reciprocal Agreements

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reciprocal agreement between Britain's Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) and its U.S. counterpart, SoundExchange Inc., is viewed as a significant step forward in international cooperation betwee LONDON -- The reciprocal agreement betwee ...

  14. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  15. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. News ...

  16. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S., U.K. societies to work together on royalties. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. The agreements allow SoundExchange to col ...

  17. SoundExchange, PPL Forge Reciprocal Deals

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) have signed reciprocal agreements for their featured artists. U.S. digital rights body SoundExchange and U.K. society Phonographic Performance Ltd. (PPL) h ...

  18. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  19. Live365, GarageBand Form Partnership

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters to have access to musicians' tracks. Internet radio network Live365 and online musicians community GarageBand.com have announced a plan under which hundreds of tracks will become available to Live365's broadcasting community ...

  20. Calif. Royalty Bill Passes Committee

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Legislation headed to Assembly floor. California State Sen. Kevin Murray's quest to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a huge step toward becoming reality today in Sacramento. The bill received unanimous support in the Calif ...

  21. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outsi Apple has launched today its iTunes Music ...

  22. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pan-European store in the works. Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outside the Un ...

  23. iTunes Rolls Out In U.K., France, Germany

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple has launched today its iTunes Music Store simultaneously in the United Kingdom, France and Germany. Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled details of the market-leading download store's first foray outsi Apple has launched today its iTunes Music ...

  24. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  25. French Collecting Societies Forge Alliance

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After a 17-year feud, French rights societies Adami and Spedidam agreed June 10 to form a joint society to administer, collect and distribute royalties on behalf of their members. The alliance, which PARIS -- After a 17-year feud, French rights so ...

  26. Final Vote Set For California Royalty Bill

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The crusade by California State Sen. Kevin Murray to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties is approaching the finish line. His legislation, dubbed the Recording Industry Accounting Practice SACRAMENTO -- The crusade by California State S ...

  27. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  28. French Collecting Societies Unite

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French artists' and performers' rights societies Adami and Spedidam have today agreed to form a strategic alliance to manage the collection and distribution of royalties to their members through one s French artists' and performers& ...

  29. U.K.'s MCPS, PRS Report Growth In 2003

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sister collecting body Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) increased distributions to their members last year. The United Kingdom's Performing Right Society (PRS) and sis ...

  30. Warner Chappell Australia Downsizes

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Chappell Music Australia is cutting back its staff of 15 to four. Managing director Adam Lang; GM of copyright and royalties Yvonne Hands; and manager of copyright and royalties Julie Robinson Warner Chappell Music Australia is cutting back ...

  31. Blanket License For File Sharing: Easier Said Than Done

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Despite all of the efforts by the record industry -- including educational initiatives, Congressional lobbying and lawsuits -- illegal file sharing of copyrighted music continues to thrive and poses a Despite all of the efforts by the record indus ...

  32. House To Re-Examine DMCA Digital Royalty Issue

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A House copyright panel will soon announce an oversight hearing to review a section of the 1998 Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) that deals with the performance right for digital sound recordin WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A House copyright panel wi ...

  33. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  34. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  35. Legal Matters

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As CD sales plummet, songwriters are earning more from performance royalties for radio airplay. Read Samantha Chang's column. As CD sales plummet, songwriters are earning more from performance royalties for radio airplay. Read Samantha Chang& ...

  36. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

  37. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

  38. JASRAC Posts 3.2% Rise In Collections

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Japanese authors' society JASRAC (Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers) today reports copyright fee collections for the year ending March 31, 2004, rose 3.2% to &#165;109.5 Japanese authors' society JASRAC ...

  39. SAG, Aussie Union Eye Trade Pact

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors Guild of America and its Australian counterpart are stepping up their opposition to a proposed U.S-Australia Free Trade Agreement because it may contain language that would allow pro LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--The Screen A ...

  40. German Artists Protest Royalty Rate Cut

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German rocker Marius M&#252;ller-Westernhagen and hip-hop artist Xavier Naidoo are among the prominent German artists and songwriters who have signed a resolution protesting the German record Veteran German rocker Marius Müller-Western ...

  41. A Chat With Jack Valenti

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With his long career as the chief voice of the American movie industry drawing to a close, Motion Picture Assn. of America CEO Jack Valenti spoke with The Hollywood Reporter's Brooks Boliek. With his long career as the chief voice of the Amer ...

  42. Update: Labels Agree To $50 Million Payout

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thousands of artists to get unclaimed royalties. Thousands of artists to get unclaimed royalties. News ...

  43. BMI Cuts Deals With Monitoring Services

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Radio census data to factor into royalty payments. Radio census data to factor into royalty payments. News ...

  44. Labels Agree To $50 Million Payout

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000502226">As expected</A>, the five major labels and the Harry Fox Agency have entered into a se As expected , the five m ...

  45. Update: Labels Agree To $50 Million Payout

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/legal_management/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000502226">As expected</A>, the five major labels and the Harry Fox Agency have entered into a se As expected , the five m ...

  46. Olsen Twins Sue Acclaim Over Game Payments

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Entertaining twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are suing video-game publisher Acclaim Entertainment, claiming nonpayment of game royalties. NEW YORK--Entertaining twins Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen are suing video-game publisher Acclaim Entertainment ...

  47. Labels To Pay Millions In Back Royalties

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of artists in a settlement to be announced tomorrow by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of ar ...

  48. Labels To Pay Millions In Back Royalties

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of artists in a settlement to be announced tomorrow by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of ar ...

  49. Labels To Pay Millions In Back Royalties

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of artists in a settlement to be announced tomorrow by New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. U.S. music companies will pay millions in back royalties to thousands of ar ...

  50. Internet Music Copyright Rules Worry EU

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has warned societies which collect royalties on behalf of musicians that they may be breaking competition rules by extending their national monopolies into the world of the Int The European Commission has warned societies w ...

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