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Department of Justice appeals consent-decree decision
The US Department of Justice’s push for ‘100% licensing’ in the US music-publishing sector has been met with fury by publishers. Unsurprisingly, then, its decision to appeal a September ruling […]
ASCAP creates a new digital team
ASCAP is the latest collecting society to beef up its tech capabilities, announcing a new digital team that it promises will make its service “more transparent and efficient” for members. […]
BMI rate-court judge rules against 100% licensing
The US publishing industry is rejoicing after BMI’s rate-court judge ruled against the Department of Justice over 100% licensing. According to Judge Louis Stanton, ‘fractional’ licensing IS acceptable under the […]
US publishing industry in uproar over DoJ licensing plans
Music Ally reported on the official confirmation late last week that the US Department of Justice will enforce “100% licensing” under its consent decrees.
Since then, members of the publishing community have been having their say, and it should not surprise you to hear that they are pretty much 100% against the plans – with many questioning the motivation behind the DoJ’s move.
“Where will this consistent erosion and undermining of the fundamental rights of authors and composers end? How is it that policy makers, on both sides of the Atlantic, have put themselves in the business of making decisions that are disastrous for the music community, but curiously beneficial for others?” is how IMPF president Pierre Mossiat put it in a statement condemning the plans.
US DOJ backs “100% licensing” = PROs up in arms but DSPs unruffled
Both ASCAP and BMI have come out and said they would fight against the antitrust office of the Department Of Justice’s argument that 100% licensing (aka “full-works licensing”) is required under the consent decree in the US.
ASCAP boss hits back against prospect of 100% licensing
ASCAP chief executive Elizabeth Matthews has been talking about the potential impact if “100% licensing” is forced upon publishers and PROs in the US.
US Department of Justice consent-decree review ‘ongoing’
American publishers and PROs are up in arms over reports that the Department of Justice will force them into a ‘100% licensing’ system where any publisher with a share of a song can license the track to a digital service without requiring similar agreements from its other publishers.
NMPA and ASCAP bosses speak out on DoJ 100% licensing move
Recent news that the US Department of Justice is moving forward with requirements for ‘100% licensing’ of music continues to make waves within the publishing world. The bosses of the NMPA and ASCAP have both explained their opposition to the plans in columns published online.
US publishing industry rages at consent-decree decision
The US Department of Justice’s decision to bar music publishers from partially withdrawing from PROs ASCAP and BMI’s blanket licences, as well as to introduce 100% licensing rules, continues to be met by a barrage of criticism.
Publishers up in arms over consent-decree plans
A row is brewing – yes, another one – in the US publishing sector. It concerns changes being made to the consent decree there, or rather, the decision NOT to make anticipated changes allowing publishers to withdraw digital licensing from the blanket agreements of ASCAP and BMI
ASCAP adds licensable share info to boost transparency
With companies like Kobalt hammering away at traditional collecting societies for not being transparent enough, it’s no wonder some are trying to meet the challenge head-on.
ASCAP, for example, announced yesterday that it will now publicly declare what percentage share of public performance rights it represents for the 10m songs on its roster.