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  1. Live365 To Offer Licensing To Its Webcasters

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SESAC to offer discounted Internet licenses to select Live365 broadcasters. Internet radio network Live365 has inked deals with rights societies ASCAP, BMI and SES ...

  2. ASCAP Take On Digital-Download Royalties A Joke

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT ASCAP is now attempting to claim that both a mechanical royalty and a performance royalty are owed for digital downloads. U.S. copyright law grants musical works rights holders various exclusive rights, including the right to reproduction and the ...

  3. MTV Europe, VPL Look Ahead

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe and British rights collecting society VPL are set to act on a new deal concerning royalty payments for music videos broadcast on MTVNE from independent labels. LONDON--MTV Networks Europe and British rights collecting society V ...

  4. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are ha ...

  5. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  6. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  7. ASCAP Signs On To FastTrack Alliance

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international alliance of performing rights groups. FastTrack operates a digital network of copyrights, with the aim of facilitating international licensing and royalty ASCAP has joined the FastTrack international al ...

  8. Ring Tunes Stirs Payment Debate

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the wireless industry moves from polyphonic ring tones to ring tones using actual master recordings, observers say artists should be aware of how labels will treat the use of the master recording. WASHINGTON--As the wireless industry moves from ...

  9. UK Collecting Society, MTV Head To Talks

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) is going back to the negotiating table with British collecting society Video Performance Ltd. (VPL) over video licensing payments. LONDON--MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) is going back to the negotiating table with British ...

  10. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  11. Euro Indies, MTV Return To Negotiating Table

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels and MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) today (March 24) said they are attempting to broker a last-minute deal to end their dispute over video licensing payments. European independent labels and MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) toda ...

  12. Royalties: An Auditor's Perspective

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Many recording agreements still calculate royalties based on a percentage of the retail price, although there appears to be a slow migration to ward wholesale-based contracts. Considering there are no Many recording agreements still calculate roya ...

  13. U.S. Copyright Office Issues Interim Rules

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office on March 11 published its long-awaited interim regulations announcing notice and recordkeeping requirements for the use of sound recordings under two statutory licenses under WASHINGTON, D.C.--The U.S. Copyright Office on ...

  14. U.K. Firm Launches Online Music Payment System

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment system for the music industry. NEW YORK--The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment sy ...

  15. Sacem Seeks Royalties On iPod

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened yesterday (March 10) to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened ...

  16. Sacem Seeks Royalties On iPod

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened yesterday (March 10) to take Apple Computer Inc. to court in a dispute over lost music royalties. A French association representing recorded music rights holders threatened ...

  17. Blades Settles Suit Vs. Labels, Pub Firms

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Latin star alleged breach of earlier royalty settlement. Latin star alleged breach of earlier royalty settlement. News ...

  18. Royalties: An Auditor's Perspective (Part 1 of 2)

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Although the main function of an auditor is to determine whether royalties are being paid in accordance with an agreement, there are certain areas where a knowledgeable auditor can assist an artist's NEW YORK--Most royalty auditors come into ...

  19. House Passes Intellectual Property Bills

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The House of Representatives passed two major intellectual property bills yesterday (March 3): the Patent and Trademark Act and the Copyright Royalty and Distribution Reform Act. Both bipartisan bills The House of Representatives passed two major ...

  20. Ruben Blades Taking Former Label, Publisher To Court

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his former record and publishing companies is set to go to trial March 8 in New York Federal court. A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his for ...

  21. Battle Royal(ties) Heats Up Between Boy George, Virgin Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Virgin Records for failing to account royalties due on a compilation album called "Greatest Moments." LONDON--Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Vir ...

  22. House Ready To Pass CARP Replacement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, which replaces the much-criticized Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP), has been placed on the House suspension calendar for expected voice-vote passa The Copyright and Distribution Reform Act, whi ...

  23. German Publishers To Up Ante In Royalty-Rate Battle

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlisting its members for support as it urges IFPI Germany to cancel its controversial proposal to reduce the mechanical royalty rate on sound recordings. The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlist ...

  24. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  25. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  26. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  27. Copyright and Distribution Reform Act

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill to replace copyright arbitration royalty panels with a Copyright Royalty Judge, and for other purposes. http://www.vnuemedia.com/digitalmall/store/product_view.jsp?product_id=16508&category_name=Entertainment News ...

  28. Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible for service on a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel (CARP) in 2004 and 2005. WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The Copyright Office on Feb. 4 published the list of arbitrators eligible fo ...

  29. Copyright Office Sets Webcaster Royalty Rates

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-awaited royalty rates for Web music broadcasts, ending a year-long process marked by legal and financial wrangling. Regulations published last Friday (Feb. The U.S. Copyright Office has published long-a ...

  30. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  31. German Authors, Publishers Battle Royalty Rate Cut

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with the German Music Publishers Association (DMV) to oppose the German IFPI chapter's recent move to reduce the mechanical rate. German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with t ...

  32. Legal Matters

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The technological revolution is putting pressure on lawyers to ensure fair royalties for clients. The technological revolution is putting pressure on lawyers to ensure fair royalties for clients. News ...

  33. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  34. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  35. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. Royalty dispute postponed until March 9. News ...

  36. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...

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