Universal Music Publishing Group has announced that it is following Sony/ATV's lead in pulling its digital performance rights from ASCAP and BMI, in order to strike direct deals with services like Pandora.
February 5th, 2013 by Music Ally
December 5th, 2012 by Music Ally
Roqbot: an app aimed at restaurants, bars, events, and other companies in the US helping them play music in their buildings without worrying about contracts, audio ads or extraneous hardware.
November 6th, 2012 by Music Ally
It emerged yesterday that Pandora is suing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).
April 12th, 2012 by Music Ally
The Pirate Bay has made some eccentric announcements in 2012 so far, but more seriously, we consider the shifting sands in the online piracy world, as sites and services look to become even more anonymous,...
March 9th, 2012 by Music Ally
Once-buzzy music startup Turntable.fm is on the verge of signing licensing deals with several major labels, according to a report on CNET.
October 4th, 2011 by Music Ally
Digital music downloads are not public performances, and that can't be appealed. This is the ruling of the US Supreme Court, which has rejected an appeal from collecting society ASCAP against a ruling...
September 15th, 2011 by Music Ally
Social music site Turntable.fm announced its $7 million funding round earlier this week, so how to spend it? Ah, licensing negotiations. CEO Billy Chasen tells Bloomberg that the company is in discussions...
July 22nd, 2011 by Music Ally
What was that old chestnut about music licensing bodies being too slow to ink deals with interesting new startups? Hot on the heels of ASCAP's deal with Turntable.fm in the US, now BMI has announced its...
July 21st, 2011 by Music Ally
US collecting society ASCAP has announced that it has a deal with hotly-tipped social music site Turntable.fm. "It's great to see a tech start-up securing an ASCAP license from the outset, ensuring that...