The Alliance

  1. This Week In Music: Alliance Entertainment's Mike Davis Says They Won't Be Adding Digital Division

    July 11, 2012 2:28 PM EDT The most recent installment of This Week in Music finds Topspin's Ian Rogers speaking to Mike Davis, president of Alliance Entertainment, one of the largest physical distributors in the country. The duo discussed the rise in vinyl records, wi ...

  2. Sheepdogs, Del Barber, Imaginary Win at Western Canadian Music Awards

    October 24, 2011 12:02 PM EDT Saskatchewan rock band The Sheepdogs, which won the coveted cover of Rolling Stone magazine back in August, celebrated a Western Canadian Music Awards win for Rock Recording of the Year last night (Oct. 24) for their album "Learn & Burn.& ...

  3. Chinese Online Music Providers Form Industry Association

    June 20, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The first instance of an industry-coordinating organization of online music operators and online music content providers has been established in Beijing. The organization, The Alliance of the Digital Music Industry (ADMI), consists of more than 20 ...

  4. John Mellencamp, Stephen King Musical To Debut Next Year In Atlanta

    March 31, 2011 2:30 PM EDT A new musical dreamed up by rocker John Mellencamp and horror writer Stephen King will make its world debut in Atlanta next year. The Alliance Theater has announced that it will produce "Ghost Brothers of Darkland County," what it calls ...

  5. Petition To Bolster Artist Rights To Be Delivered To Obama

    September 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A letter to President Barack Obama and VP Joe Biden asking the administration to pursue policies supportive of the rights of artists has garnered nearly 7,000 electronic signatures, according to the Copyright Alliance. "Artists and creators m ...

  6. Performance, Digital Royalties Top Mechanicals

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The collecting arm for U.K. mechanical and performance rights societies MCPS and PRS today reports that combined revenue from broadcasting and digital uses for the first time have out-performed revenue from recorded physical product. In announcing ...

  7. McCartney Backs Indie Retail Event

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sir Paul McCartney announced his support for Record Store Day, a nationwide effort by the The Alliance of Independent Media Stores to celebrate record shops on April 19 . "There's nothing as glamorous to me as a record store," said ...

  8. Indie Stores Unveil Plans For Record Store Day

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Alliance of Independent Media Stores announced today its plans for the first annual Record Store Day which will take place April 19. Stores that are part of AIMS, CIMS, MMN, Newbury Comics, and the Value Music Group of Indie Stores will partic ...

  9. PPL's Nevrkla Joins U.S. Copyright Alliance Board

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Fran Nevrkla, chairman and CEO of U.K. collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd, has become the first European-based executive to be appointed to the board of the U.S.-based Copyright Alliance. Nevrkla is now the seventh member on the board ...

  10. U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Posts 'Best-Ever' Results

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance has reported banner revenues for the year 2006. The Alliance's collections exceeded £545 million ($1.067 billion) for the year, up marginally from a "best-ever" year in 2005, the collecting society r ...

  11. 'Culture First' Launches To Protect Levies

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Campaign put forth by authors, songwriters, artists. European authors, songwriters and artists launched a high profile campaign in Brussels Wednesday (Oct. 18) to protect copyright levies on consumer electronics. The “Culture First” campaign inclu ...

  12. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  13. MCPS-PRS Rebukes eMusic's Pan-Europe System

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Alliance is contesting the validity of eMusic's pan-European licensing structure. In a statement issued today (Sept. 15), the London-based authors' rights society warned that the n The U.K.'s MCPS-PRS Allian ...

  14. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  15. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  16. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  17. MMF Stands By MCPS In Royalty Row

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Summers relected pres of trade body. British artist managers have renewed their support to the MCPS-PRS Alliance ahead of the collecting society's upcoming tribunal hearing over an online royalty rates row. Music Managers' Forum chairman ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. British Government Launches Anti-Piracy Plan

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special focus on intellectual property (IP). LONDON -- The British government has unveiled a national strategy on fighting counterfeiters, with a special fo ...

  20. Film/TV Producers, Writers At Stalemate Over Vid Residuals

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) has presented a final, three-year contract offer to the Writers Guild of America (WGA) that offers no adjustment to the calculation of r LOS ANGELES -- The Alliance of Motion Picture ...

  21. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...