September 16th, 2014 by Music Ally Blog

Pandora has signed a direct multi-year licensing deal with BMG. The deal covers BMG’s catalogue of works that are paid through ASCAP and BMI and the deal terms, for now, just apply to the US (Pandora...

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August 8th, 2014 by Eamonn Forde

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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March 17th, 2014 by Music Ally

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US rate court ruling sets Pandora's ASCAP payments at 1.85% of revenues

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December 19th, 2013 by Music Ally

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As the new year begins, the music could stop playing for personal radio service Pandora. Well, some of it

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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.

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July 30th, 2013 by Music Ally

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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...

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