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ASCAP and BMI to work on joint musical-works database

The latest initiative to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems is a collaboration between American PROs ASCAP and BMI. Focused on the US - put away those ‘Global Repertoire Database’ comparisons now please...
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Now BMI has fallen out with the RMLC over radio royalties

The Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) ended 2016 in a dispute with Irving Azoff’s Global Music Rights (GMR) over the royalties paid by the 10,000 US radio stations that it represents. It’s now beginning 2017 with...
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Flits is a livestreaming app focused on music

We’ve been writing regularly about livestreaming video apps, from Twitter’s Periscope and Facebook’s ‘Live’ feature to startups like YouNow, Live.me and Musical.ly’s Live.ly. Flits is  another one for the list,...
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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 barring the change hasn’t...
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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 consent...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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BMI revenues topped $1bn in its last financial year

US performance rights body BMI has announced its latest financials, revealing revenues of just over $1bn for its last fiscal year, which ended on 30 June. The company says it paid out $877m to its songwriters, composers and...