Category: Legal News

Jury Decides Village People ‘Y.M.C.A.’ Songwriter Has 50 Percent Song Share

Village People singer-songwriter Victor Willis has finally prevailed in reclaiming 50 percent of the copyright to many of the group’s songs, including...

Allocation for Music Producers Act

It’s not just songwriters, artists and record labels who think they should be paid more from streaming music services, including FM/AM radio webcasters. Now producers...

Jay-Z wins battle for music streaming company

Jay-Z has won control of a Swedish music streaming company after more than 90% of shareholders accepted the star’s $54m (£36m) offer. A spokesman for Project Panther...

Radio lobbies Capitol Hill to keep consent decrees

It’s not often an industry goes to Washington and asks Congress to do nothing.   But that’s the message broadcasters are essentially delivering as talk grows...

State associations: hands off ASCAP and BMI rates.

The Department of Justice’s review of the consent decrees governing ASCAP and BMI rate-setting presses on, but that’s not keeping Congress from getting into the...

Study: Internet Radio Passes Major Milestone

The Infinite Dial 2015, the latest in a long-running series of studies on consumer adoption of digital media, was released Wednesday. The new national survey from Edison...

Songwriter Equity Act returns to Congress to try changing composer royalties

The Songwriter Equity Act has been reintroduced to Congress, which could lead to changes in how royalties to composers are calculated. The act, which was initially...

JAY Z’S €50M TIDAL TAKEOVER COULD BE DERAILED

With the majority shareholder of Tidal in Jay Z’s corner, his €50m takeover of parent Aspiro looked like a done deal. But now a collection of minority investors at...

WHY UNIVERSAL IS LOSING PATIENCE WITH FREEMIUM MUSIC

2014 probably won’t go down as one of Lucian Grainge’s all-time favourite years at Universal. Despite global success with artists like Sam Smith, 5 Seconds Of...

The Midem Artist Accelerator Talent Program

Epic Records’ Chairman and CEO, L.A. Reid and Natalia Nastaskin , CEO, The Agency Group USA, have joined the Artistic Committee of the first edition of the Midem...

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