Category: Legal News

Russian Collection Society Accused of Embezzling Millions in Royalties

Russian police have opened a probe into the collecting society RAO, which allegedly embezzled 500 million rubles ($7.4 million at the current exchange rate), against the...

Copyright Chief Pushes Radio Royalty

The U.S. Copyright Office has pushed for a performance royalty on FM/AM airplay for more than two decades, and current register Maria Pallante is singing a familiar...

A Call For ‘Rational’ Music Copyrights

Lobbyists, start your engines – and make sure the gas tank is full. With 2015 turning into a critical year for music copyrights, a group of broadcasters, webcasters...

Cumulus Loses Voice-tracking Battle

Close to a dozen current and former employees of WLUP FM 97.9 “The Loop” and WKQX FM 101.1 in Chicago have been awarded back pay dating from last spring to...

Apple Streaming Service Facing Anti-Trust

Just a week ago (NET NEWS 3/26), ALL ACCESS tipped you to a NEW YORK TIMES report that, APPLE is, “pressing ahead with a sweeping overhaul of its digital music...

Songwriters and composers voice concern over PRO rights withdrawal

An alliance of songwriters and composers have voiced concerns over the potential withdrawal by publishers of rights and repertoire from performing rights organisations,...

Sony, Universal and Warner granted injunction on anti-piracy internet policy

Ireland’s second largest broadband provider UPC has been ordered to introduce a “three strikes” anti-piracy internet policy, meaning it will disconnect...

Producers, Mixers and Engineers to Get Digital Royalties in New House Bill

A new bill in the U.S. House of Representatives is being introduced in Congress this week that would give producers, engineers and mixers — often times the unsung...

$14 Billion Spotify Acquisition happening?

Spotify is preparing to be acquired at a price tag ‘north of $14 billion,’ according to multiple sources now speaking with Digital Music News.  Signatures and...

Free streaming is ‘killing music industry’

If Ministry of Sound boss Lohan Presencer had his way, there would be no free option for streaming music services such as Spotify, Deezer and Rdio – or YouTube for...

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