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US music publishers sue lyrics websites SeekLyrics and LyricsTime

The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) has filed copyright infringement lawsuits against two big lyrics websites, SeekLyrics and LyricsTime. It’s the latest step in the body’s battle against unlicensed...
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Rap Genius settles with US music publishers

Last year, the US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) had Rap Genius squarely in its sights, after the startup came top of a table of popular unlicensed lyrics sites (Bulletin, 12-Nov-13). Rap Genius quickly announced...
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Rap Genius signs licensing deal with Warner/Chappell

Having been criticised as the most high-profile unlicensed lyrics website last year, Rap Genius has been striking a series of deals with publishers – the latest of which is Warner/Chappell Music. Announced last night, it...
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NMPA reaches licensing settlement with YouTube MCN Fullscreen

The US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) has announced a settlement with YouTube multi-channel network Fullscreen
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NMPA and Rap Genius to meet over licensing row

Last week, the US National Music Publishers Association announced a hitlist of unlicensed lyrics sites.
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Pursued by the NMPA, Rap Genius signs first licensing deal

We reported earlier this week on the US National Music Publisher Association's campaign against unlicensed lyrics sites.
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NMPA cracks down on unlicensed lyrics site, including Rap Genius

The US National Music Publishers Association is taking aim at unlicensed lyrics sites, sending takedown notices to 50 sites recently.
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NMPA hopes new Pandora boss will play nicer with creators

The National Music Publishers Association has welcomed new Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews to his job with… No, not with a lawsuit, you cynics.
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ASCAP and NMPA go on the attack against Pandora

"Any shred of credibility that Pandora had is gone. They are at war with songwriters," said NMPA boss David Israelite
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Music publisher unrest growing at YouTube Multi-Channel Networks

The licensing deal announced in February between Universal Music Publishing Group and YouTube multi-channel network Maker Studios didn't quite mask the increasing unrest from other publishers at the growth of such companies. SONGS...
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NMPA cuts deal with UMG for publisher royalties on Vevo/YouTube vids

Just days after publicly complaining about the lack of royalties flowing from Vevo to music publishers, the US National Music Publishers' Association has cut a deal with Universal Music Group to start rectifying the issue.
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NMPA cuts deal with UMG for publisher royalties on Vevo/YouTube vids

Just days after publicly complaining about the lack of royalties flowing from Vevo to music publishers, the US National Music Publishers' Association has cut a deal with Universal Music Group to start rectifying the issue.