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  1. Execs, Artists Testify On Webcaster Rates

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The debate over the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board for Internet radio continued on Capitol Hill today as business executives and artists testified before the House Small Business Committee. But as the July 15 deadline fast approa ...

  2. Radio's 'Day Of Silence'

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Don't expect to tune into your favorite Web radio station today. Odds are they're off the air. That's because the Webcaster radio community is conducting a "National Day of Silence" to protest the Collective Royalty Board& ...

  3. KCRW Protests New Internet Royalties

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT KCRW 89.9, a Los Angeles radio station, will shut down its 3 internet radio webstreams on June 26 in protest of new internet royalty rates. The elevated rates were determined by the Copyright Royalty Board in March. Barring any changes, the new ra ...

  4. Update: Small Webcasters Get A Break In Royalties

    May 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SoundExchange has offered a deal to small webcasters to lower the royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board's decision in March. The offer would make the rates for streaming sound recordings roughly the same as those set by the Small W ...

  5. Senators Introduce Webcaster Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, a Senate version of the Internet Radio Equality Act was introduced today as a companion to the House bill of the same name . The bills would vacate the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision setting webcaster rates for sound recording ...

  6. Internet Broadcasters Plan 'Day Of Silence'

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio supporters are planning a "day of silence" in protest over the new royalty rate structure recently upheld by the Copyright Royalty board. On May 8, all participating Webcasters will not air any content for the day. The ini ...

  7. Judges Reject Webcasters' Requests

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Internet radio broadcasters were dealt a setback Monday (April 16) when a panel of copyright judges threw out requests to reconsider a ruling that hiked the royalties they must pay to record companies and artists. A broad group of public and priva ...

  8. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT PLUGGED: Mobile Entertainment Renaissance The next issue of Billboard (dated March 31) will feature the first-ever top 10 list of artists who are doing the most innovative things in mobile entertainment. It's fascinating to see the broad ways ...

  9. CRB To Reconsider Webcaster Rates

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Copyright Royalty Board will be reviewing objections to its recent decision over webcasting rates. "The Copyright Royalty Judges desire to hear the positions of each party on each of the issues raised in these motions," the judges wr ...

  10. France's SCPP Strikes Web Radio Deal

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French collecting society SCPP has reached an agreement with national online radio stations association France Webradios, covering the use of its label members' repertoire on small and medium Web radios in France. Web radio stations with annu ...

  11. NPR Challenges Webcaster Rates

    March 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT National Public Radio is challenging the Copyright Royalty Board's (CRB) decision setting webcasting rates, which the group says is damaging NPR's commitment to music discovery and education. NPR filed a motion late today (March 19) with ...

  12. Friday Feature: Plugged and Unplugged

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST PLUGGED: Videogame publishers like Electronic Arts and 2K Sports are becoming the music industry's best friends. They are coming up with more innovative ways to promote artists and their music than more traditional outlets like radio or MTV. ...

  13. Survey: Internet Expanding Musical Tastes, Boosting Industry

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Digital Media Assn. released a new survey today (Jan. 3) showing that digital music consumers listen to more music, purchase and listen to more new music, talk more about music and attend more concerts since they first began listening to, or p ...

  14. Study: Web Radio Listening Up 50%

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Critical mass approaching among 18-34 year-olds. The percentage of Americans that regularly listens to Internet radio rose sharply this year to 12% (approximately 30 million listeners) up from 8% last year, according to a new study by Edison Media ...

  15. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  16. Artist Merchandiser, Major League Baseball Pact

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MLB.com to power Web backend for music co. In a melding of the sports and music worlds, artist licensing and merchandising company Signatures Network has formed a 50/50 partnership with Major League Baseball's online unit, MLB Advanced Media. ...

  17. Warner Exclusive For VOD And PPV

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Home Video claims to be the first major studio to release an enhanced version of a theatrically released film exclusively for the video-on-demand and pay-per-view markets with the March 1 re-re Warner Home Video claims to be the first major ...

  18. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  19. CinemaNow To Offer Major's Titles In Japan

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Will be a first for an online VOD service. Will be a first for an online VOD service. News ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Warner Home Video To Offer 'Movies That Pop'

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Users of video-on-demand or pay-per-view will get access to extra content when they watch select Warner Home Video titles starting this December. Users of video-on-demand or pay-per-view will get access to extra content when they watch select Warn ...

  23. VOD Could Override EU's Broadcast Quota

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technologies such as video-on-demand could make the European Union's broadcasting quota system redundant. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- European policymakers said Sept. 13 that new technolog ...

  24. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  25. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  30. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  31. SoundExchange Joins Int'l Webcast Agreement

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reciprocal deal allows for 'one-stop' streaming license. SoundExchange, the U.S. digital performance rights society, has signed the IFPI's international Webcasting agreement. The agreement allows Webcasters and simulcasters to strea ...

  32. Digital Video Firm NS8 Secures Financing

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video on demand for cable television and the Internet is taking steps toward becoming a reality. Video on demand for cable television and the Internet is taking steps toward becoming a reality. Seattle-based NS8 Corp., which specializes in the dev ...

  33. Digital Video Firm NS8 Secures Financing

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Video on demand for cable television and the Internet is taking steps toward becoming a reality. Video on demand for cable television and the Internet is taking steps toward becoming a reality. Seattle-based NS8 Corp., which specializes in the dev ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 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 ...

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