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Music Organizations Urge Senators to Pass CLASSICS Act

In a letter sent to the U.S. Senate, seven “groups representing recording artists, performers...

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House Passes Historic Digital Music Licensing Package

The House has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a compromise bill that creates a framework for better compensating artists...

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Gospel star Edwin Hawkins dies

Edwin Hawkins, the gospel star best known for the hit Oh Happy Day, has died at the age of 74.

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Music Industry Unites, Aiming to Jumpstart Congress.

The time for action on music licensing reform legislation—including a performance royalty on radio airplay—has come...

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Justice Dept. Looks To Overturn Latest Licensing Decision.

The U.S. Courthouse in Manhattan will be the venue for the next face-off over how music copyright law should be applied.

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Justice Dept. Seeks Full-Work License Ruling in Court.

The Department of Justice is asking a federal appeals court in New York to overturn a lower court ruling and...

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A Proposed Fix To The Pre-1972 Problem

The goal of the legislation is to bring songs made before 1972 into the federal copyright system.

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Europe Coalition Lends Support To U.S. Radio Royalty Bill

The U.S. music community is reaching across the Atlantic to advocate for passage of the proposed Fair Play Fair Pay Act...

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musicFirst Sees Its Moment in Asking Congress For Royalty.

The music industry has fired off a letter to the leaders of the House and Senate Judiciary Committees asking them to loop a performance royalty...

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Federal Court Finds for SiriusXM in Turtles Suit

In a victory for broadcasters, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has cited a New York state appeals court's ruling that there...

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