Category: Legal News

Songfreedom Offers Plan for Music Dealers Artists

Paul Resnikoff July 30, 2016 On Friday, Chicago-based synch placement firm Music Dealers abruptly closed its doors, leaving an unknown number of songwriters and artists...

Songkick sues Live Nation

by James Hanley Concert discovery and ticketing firm Songkick is suing Live Nation and its subsidiary Ticketmaster, alleging the firms have “exploited their monopoly...

Spotify Liable for Millions In Unpaid Royalties?

by: Paul Resnikoff This could be the beginning of a very serious showdown between Spotify, independent labels, publishers, and songwriters, with potentially tens of...

Breaking: Aurous Is Now Being Sued by Atlantic, Warner Bros., UMG, Sony, and Capitol Records

by Paul Resnikoff   The following is a breaking story; please check back for ongoing developments.   Less than three days after launch, Aurous, dubbed the...

SoundCloud Has 99 Problems, But Traffic Isn’t One

By: Paul Resnikoff If SoundCloud has 99 problems, why isn’t falling traffic one of them? As this article is being written, Soundcloud is battling a serious...

Royalty Board Asks If It Can Set Different Rates for Suppliers

By Ed Christman The Copyright Royalty Board, which is currently deliberating for webcasting rates, may have just opened a Pandora’s box for record labels. The panel...

Justice Dept. to Re-Focus on Intellectual Property

By Andrew Flanagan The fight against digital piracy, seemingly lost by the time U.S. introduced the toothless and too-late Copyright Alert System, appears to have woken...

YouTube Send Video Compliance Notices

YouTube has sent an email to content owners warning that their videos will be pulled down if they don’t agree to the T&Cs of its upcoming subscription service by...

Johan Johansson label for making his music available on Spotify

Swedish punk artist Johan Johansson is suing his label for making his music available on Spotify without his permission. The civil action has been brought against...

Sharebeast Shut Down By Justice Department

Another illegal file-sharing outpost has bit the dust. The Department of Justice has turned the lights off at Sharebeast.com, described as the largest U.S.-based music...

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