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  • NAB, Music users defend compulsory music licenses
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    It was standing room only yesterday in the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill as congressional staffers packed into a room for a briefing by broadcasters and other music industry players.  Their mission was to explain why compulsory licenses that allow radio stations to go to clearinghouses like ASCAP and BMI remain the best way […]

  • Court Dismisses Trademark Suit Against Clear Channel Over ‘iHeartRadio Music Awards
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    The suit by RADIO DOGS INC. against CLEAR CHANNEL COMMUNICATIONS and PREMIERE NETWORKS for allegedly infringing on its trademark with the name “iHEARTRADIO MUSIC AWARDS” being too close to “RADIO MUSIC AWARDS” has been dismissed without prejudice  by U.S. District Judge DARRIN P. GAYLES.  The dismissal, effective JULY 10th,was based on the plaintiff’s failure to […]

  • Democrats Make Net Neutrality Push For FCC To Oversee The Internet As A Utility
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    According to the NATIONAL JOURNAL, a number of liberal lawmakers want to apply utility-style regulations to Internet service providers. Sen. EDWARD MARKEY (D-MA) has collected signatures for a letter urging the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION to regulate the Internet like the telephone system, making it as Title II Utility. DEMOCRATIC Senators CHUCK SCHUMER (NY) AL FRANKEN […]

  • DOJ Investigates Major Music Publishing Companies
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    ASCAP, BMI, SONY/ATV MUSIC PUBLISHING and UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING GROUP have all received CIDs (Civil Investigative Demand For Documents) from THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, according to the WALL STREET JOURNAL. The DOJ is seeking materials related to a wide range of licensing issues, possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies, including the two publishers’ efforts […]

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    Letter to Sony/ATV’s ASCAP and BMI writers
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    Sony/ATV Music Publishing sent a letter to its songwriters in the last day, updating them on where the company stands with regards to performance rights, re-iterating Martin Bandier’s intention to withdraw from the two U.S. major performing rights organizations and also reveals the news that the company is appealing both the ASCAP and BMI Pandora […]

  • Technology changes in radio make DJs obsolete
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    By Clay Barbour The Virginian-Pilot © July 8, 2014 The room doesn’t look much like a radio studio, but the man inside is clearly a disc jockey – disheveled sandy blond hair, a nondescript button-down oxford, shorts and white sneakers with athletic socks. It’s the look of someone who doesn’t care about stock options or […]

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NAB, Music users defend compulsory music licenses
Posted in: Uncategorized

It was standing room only yesterday in the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill as congressional staffers packed into a room for a briefing by broadcasters and other music industry players.  Their mission was to explain why compulsory licenses that allow radio stations to go to clearinghouses like ASCAP and BMI remain the best way […]

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