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Music Modernization Act

April 26, 2018

In a historic vote today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Music Modernization Act by 415-0. You read that right…unanimous!!The floo...

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Copyright Royalty Board Boosts Songwriters’ Streaming Pay Nearly 50%

January 30, 2018

The Copyright Royalty Board has ruled to increase songwriter rates for interactive streaming by nearly 50% over the next five years, in a ruling issue...

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YouTube’s Latest Shake-Up Is Bigger Than Just Ad

January 21, 2018

Louise Matsakis   business    01.18.18    06:00 amThomas M. Wagner has uploaded over 300 science fiction reviews to YouTube since 2013. He’s not a maj...

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The Christmas Season Has An Effect On Music Streaming Habits

December 22, 2017

One of the things not considered very often by artists, bands and even record labels is the affect that seasonal changes have on listening behavior. T...

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Legal Notes: Copyright Royalty Board Issues Decision in Rate Determination Case

December 21, 2017

The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) on December 14 issued its decision on the determination of rates for Sirius XM’s satellite radio service, as w...

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BMI has prevailed over the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and has won the consent decree battle

December 20, 2017

I have incredible and important news to share as we head into the holidays. BMI has prevailed over the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and has won th...

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Apple Said to Seek Lower Rate in New Deals With Record Labels

June 22, 2017

© Bloomberg/Bloomberg Pay to Play (Bloomberg) — Apple Inc. is seeking to reduce record labels’ share of revenue from streaming, part of negotiat...