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On February 16, 2017 By dpaulson February 16, 2017
Since this past August, the Department of Justice has been locked in a battle with music licensors over the concept of fractional licensing. As the DOJ recalibrates under Jeff Sessions, it is unclear whether it will continue the fight that the Obama administration picked with many established music industry interests.
In August 2016, the Department [...]Continue Reading →
After conducting a two-year review, the Justice Department has released a ruling on music licensing consent decrees. ASCAP and BMI, two of the music industry’s largest performing right’s societies, previously asked the Justice Department for changes to the regulatory agreements that have governed the organizations for more than sixty years. Performing rights societies are responsible for collecting royalties [...]Continue Reading →
Pandora had long thought it could use pre-1972 recordings free of charge, but the rock band The Turtles are trying to prove them wrong. Last week, Judge Philip S. Gutierrez denied Pandora’s motion to dismiss. This is not the first time the signers from the Turtles, suing as Flo & Eddie, Inc., have been successful against [...]Continue Reading →
On November 18, 2014 By Megan McLean November 18, 2014
This week, Taylor Swift shocked her fans and the music industry by removing all of her songs from Spotify. The move was seen as an effort to drive up sales of her new album, 1989, but the decision also appears to reflect her belief that artists should be able to set their price points for [...]Continue Reading →
On March 21, 2014 By Matt Ginther March 22, 2014
Now, there’s some sad things known to man, but ain’t too much sadder than [...]Continue Reading →
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