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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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New York Broadcasters Applaud Performance Fee Decision

Broadcasters won a court victory in the ongoing battle with artists over compensation for older music played on radio and TV...

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New York Appeals Court Overrules Protection of Pre-1972 Recordings

Early work of the Beatles, Dylan, the Rolling Stones, and other songs authored before Feb. 15, 1972, may not cost satellite radio provider SiriusXM anything to play anymore...

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US Department of Justice appeals court decision on BMI's consent decree

America’s two leading performance rights societies, ASCAP and BMI, will fight the decision...

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Spotify Streams Into Japan

TOKYO—Sweden’s Spotify AB has joined other online music providers trying to crack the Japanese market...

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Mixed response to BMI's 100% licensing court victory

Last week's judgement by US rate court Judge Louis L. Stanton to overturn the US Department of Justice decision to...

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