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Duplication Rule Vote Lacked Due Process, Critics Say

The former rule prohibited commercial AM and FM stations from duplicating more than 25 percent of an average...

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DOJ Says ASCAP-BMI Decrees Stay Put, But Music Licensing Debate Isn’t Over

The now-closed review resulted in nearly 900 comments filed with the DOJ, including by radio...

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DOJ Won’t Seek To Terminate Or Modify Consent Decrees Governing Music Licensing

Makan Delrahim, the chief of of the Antitrust Division, cited the lack of consensus among stakeholders in the industry...

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Remarks by Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim on the Future of ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees

My topic today is music—music and antitrust law. Over the past several years...

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Copyright Royalty Board Announces SoundExchange Audits of Royalty Payments for Webcasters

The Copyright Royalty Board today published a Federal Register notice announcing that SoundExchange was auditing a number of...

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DOJ Decision on Consent Decrees Could Greet Radio in New Year

The Department of Justice could issue its report and recommendations for the consent decrees...

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ASCAP, BMI Launch Music Data Platform With Copyright Info For Millions Of Songs

The long-awaited launch of a combined database of musical works from the repertories of ASCAP and BMI comes...

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Groups Ask FCC To Reverse Decision That Opened Door To More Simulcasts

The MusicFirst Coalition, the Future of Music Coalition and low-power advocacy REC Networks have jointly...

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Radio’s Fight With GMR Will End Year Where It Began

In a joint motion with the court, the RMLC and GMR said despite their best efforts to complete the pre-trial...

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FCC Closes Books On Hundreds Of Proceedings, Including One Linked To Radio Royalty

The impact of digital radio on AM/FM stations and whether radio’s royalty fight should be tied into radio deregulation.

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