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  1. Business Matters: How Tuesday's Elections Impact the Music Business

    November 07, 2012 5:00 PM EST The music business lost one of its biggest supporters and a long-time friend in Tuesday's elections. Howard Berman lost his seat in the House after 30 years in office while Mary Bono Mack, widow of the late musician Sony Bono, lost her seat i ...

  2. Universal Music Group Reports Quarterly Revenue Gain

    August 30, 2012 9:54 AM EDT Universal Music Group today reported 88 million euros ($110.4 million) in earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization on revenues of 961 million euros ($1.2 billion) in its quarterly earnings report. That's up slightly from ...

  3. Lawmakers Call For Performance Rights Act Negotiations

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST With both the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee now having approved the Performance Rights Act, the chairman of both committees - respectively Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) - with a b ...

  4. Hastings Posts Record Q1 Income

    May 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hastings Entertainment turned in its fifth consecutive quarter of earnings growth, posting almost $3 million in net income, or 28 cents per diluted share, on sales of $131.9 million, for the three month period ended April 30. The company said the ...

  5. House Committee Passes PRO IP Bill

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The House Judiciary Committee today passed by voice vote the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act, called the PRO IP Act, without amendment. The bill (H.R. 4279) authorizes additional resources and personnel to inv ...

  6. House Members Introduce IP Enforcement Bill

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Leaders of the House Judiciary Committee today introduced an intellectual property rights enforcement bill. They hope that the Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2007 ("PRO IP") will improve federal ...

  7. Congressman Calls For XM-Sirius Hearing

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) is urging the House Judiciary Committee to examine the potential merger between XM Satellite Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio. He wants the committee to hold a hearing to look more closely at legal parameters and competi ...

  8. Smith Drops Copyright Bill

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation aimed to reform music licensing laws. Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, on Wednesday (Sept. 27) pulled his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he didn� ...

  9. The Publishers' Place

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter/artist Victoria Shaw gave a stellar performance before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee arguing for support of the Perform Act. Read Susan Butler's column. Songwriter/artist Victoria Shaw gave a stellar performance before the U. ...

  10. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared ...

  11. Family Entertainment Bill Clears House Hurdle

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music/film legislation heads to full committee. A Senate-passed legislative package that would protect sound recordings and film works cleared a key House subcommittee on March 3. The House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Courts, th ...

  12. Industry Registry Could Clear Up Group-Name Quagmire

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The music industry should consider forming a group-name registry to serve as a central information source as to who has rights in which names. The story is all-too-common: Time and/or tension dilute the amount of original or well-established membe ...

  13. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases and filings including Bad Boy Entertainmet, Jessica Simpson and Paramount Domestic TV Films Pictures. Case : Payback Industries v. Bad Boy Entertainment; Arista Records; Bad Boy Records; BMG Entertainment Issue: Breach of settlement a ...

  14. South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credits

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) will offer continuing legal education (CLE) panels in Austin, Texas, March 19-20. The South By Southwest Music Conference (SXSW) will offer continuing legal education (CLE) panels in Austin, Texas, Ma ...