1. Rep. John Conyers Retiring From Congress Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

    December 05, 2017 11:57 AM EST 0 0 0 With mounting allegations against him, the Michigan congressman has faced growing calls to resign and was hospitalized last Wednesday after complaining that he felt light-headed. U.S. Rep. John Conyers — beset with allegations of sexual harassment b ...

  2. 'Motown the Musical' Feels the Love Back in the Motor City

    October 22, 2014 1:58 AM EDT "The Motown family cannot NOT love each other," Berry Gordy, Jr. recently told Billboard. And there was certainly plenty of love in the room on Tuesday night when Gordy and dozens of Motown alumni -- artists, musicians executives, record ...

  3. RESPECT Bill Would Put Golden Oldies Under Federal Copyright

    May 29, 2014 7:32 PM EDT A new bill could help artists and labels collect royalties on the digital performance of older recordings while adding to the royalty expenses of the digital services that play them. Related Articles SoundExchange Launches Campaign for Royalties o ...

  4. Business Matters: Let's Get Ready To Rumble! 2013's Dueling Internet Radio Royalty Bills

    September 27, 2012 1:21 PM EDT Get ready for a fight over Internet royalties ­ just don't expect the full fight to happen this year. Sources say the Internet radio bills introduced last week are merely setting the stage for a bigger battle in 2013 due to the current lame d ...

  5. Music, Internet Industries React Strongly to 'Protect IP' Bill

    October 27, 2011 2:38 PM EDT As soon as news hit yesterday that the PROTECT IP bill, legislation aimed at shutting down rogue websites, was introduced into the House of Representatives , our inboxes began filling up with statements and commentary from all corners of the music ...

  6. Lena Horne Honored By Congress, Remembered At Memorial

    May 14, 2010 7:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 L ena Horne , the esteemed jazz vocalist and civil rights pioneer who died earlier this week at the age of 92 , was honored by a resolution passed bu the U.S. Senate this afternoon (May 14), just as Horne's friends and admirers paid her tribute ...

  7. Michigan Congressmen Speak Out On Performance Rights Act

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Two Michigan Democrats spoke out on opposing sides of the Performance Rights Act on Tuesday as the PR campaign on both sides begins to heat up. Rep. John Conyers, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said during a MusicFirst Coalition press ...

  8. Business Briefs: Target, Performance Royalties, Green Day

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Target said in its Q1 earnings call on Wednesday that it will soon overhaul the Target.com entertainment section. "As part of our continued commitment to multichannel integration, Target.com will completely reinvent our music, movies, book ...

  9. Artists, Pols Rally For Performance Rights Act

    February 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A Grammy Town Hall meeting tonight (Feb. 6) sought to kick off a grassroots movement aimed at passage of the Performance Rights Act, a bill re-introduced two days ago that would require U.S. terrestrial radio stations to pay performance royalties ...

  10. Performance Right Act Reintroduced To Congress

    February 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected the Performance Right Act has been reintroduced jointly to Congress today with Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT), chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Bob Corker (R-TN), and B ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. SaveNetRadio Enlists Jazz Artists

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT SaveNetRadio, a coalition formed after the Copyright Royalty Board set new webcaster royalty rates in March, has enlisted jazz legends, artists and educators to urge Congress to knock out the new rates . In a letter to House Judiciary chairman Joh ...

  13. Slick Rick Likely To Be Freed

    November 04, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released from Immigration and Naturalization Service detention following a federal judge's ruling. Judge Kimba Wood on Friday reversed a 1997 Bureau of Immigration Rapper Slick Rick is expected to be released ...

  14. Bill Would Put Internet Song Swappers In Jail

    July 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Internet users who allow others to copy songs from their hard drives could face prison time under legislation introduced by two Democratic lawmakers yesterday (July 16). The House bill is the stronges Internet users who allow others to copy songs fr ...

  15. Slick Rick Supporters Appeal To Washington

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) is joining supporters of rapper Ricky "Slick Rick" Walters, who has been detained since July by the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and is fa The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSA ...

  16. Industry To Debate 'Future Of Music' At Summit

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit for Jan. 5-7, 2003, at Gaston Hall on the campus of Washington, D.C.'s Georgetown University. The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has set its third annual policy summit ...

  17. Top Acts Petition Against Seven-Year Law

    January 24, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Courtney Love, Carole King, Beck, Stevie Nicks, and Sheryl Crow, along with the Deftones, Steve Berlin (Los Lobos), Paul Doucette (matchbox twenty), and In a day of high-profile lobbying, Don Henley, Co ...

  18. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announce ...

  19. Lionel Hampton Jazz Center Planned

    February 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Lionel Hampton Center, a multimillion-dollar music complex in the name of the jazz great, will be built at the University of Idaho. The performance hall and education facility, located just east o The Lionel Hampton Center, a multimillion-dollar ...