Pandora might be happy it has the indies onside through the direct deal it signed with Merlin this week, but the publishing sector is less overjoyed with it as a service – or, more specifically, the...
August 8th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde
July 15th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
Music publisher Sony/ATV is still hopeful that it will be allowed to partially withdraw its rights from US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI in order to strike direct deals with digital music services...
July 11th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
The ambitious Global Repertoire Database (GRD) project to aggregate information about songs from collecting societies and publishers collapsed last week, despite participants having invested £8m in getting...
June 7th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog
Get set for 60 days of intense and angry lobbying in the US over personal radio royalties, after the Justice Department announced plans to review the licensing system for ASCAP and BMI. Interested parties...
March 17th, 2014 by Music Ally
US rate court ruling sets Pandora's ASCAP payments at 1.85% of revenues
December 19th, 2013 by Music Ally
As the new year begins, the music could stop playing for personal radio service Pandora. Well, some of it
September 20th, 2013 by Music Ally
Good news for Pandora yesterday: it won a court order to ensure it still gets the full repertoire of collecting society ASCAP.
July 30th, 2013 by Music Ally
Earlier this year, Pandora bought South Dakota FM-radio station KXMZ-FM in an effort to keep its royalty commitments down by qualifying for an 'RMLC' licence, which covers companies with traditional and...
July 3rd, 2013 by Music Ally
Pandora doesn't like signing direct licensing deals with music publishers at all, as shown by its moves to force publishers to continue licensing it through ASCAP.