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NMPA boss on why he sees Spotify and Amazon as CRB villains

If Google and Pandora have joined Spotify in Amazon in appealing against the US Copyright Royalty Board’s recent decision to raise songwriting royalties for streaming services, why were Spotify and Amazon the main focus...
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US publishers slam streaming services over CRB rates appeal

The National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) in the US has given Amazon and Spotify both barrels over their decision to appeal against the recent songwriter royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board. Yet it seems...
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NMPA lambasts ALI’s Copyright Restatement Project as “written by extremist anti-copyright lawyers”

The National Music Publishers’ Association has come out swinging against the American Law Institute’s (ALI) Copyright Restatement Project (which could be considered for adoption by the Council of the American Law Institute),...
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NMPA boss says it’s ‘now or never’ for Music Modernization Act

In Europe, the lobbying is intensifying around Article 13 and copyright reform, but in the US there’s also a heightening of the industry pressure for politicians to get a move on with passing the Music Modernization Act...
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NMPA boss hits back at SiriusXM over MMA opposition

“There will likely be another guest column from an industry body criticising Meyer’s piece within days,” we wrote in Friday’s bulletin, after SiriusXM boss Jim Meyer published an article defending his company’s...
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SESAC row eases to take Music Modernization Act one step forward

Peace appears to have broken out after a heated row involving collecting societies and songwriting bodies in the US, over the Music Modernization Act (MMA). Songwriter bodies SONA and NSAI had strongly criticised Blackstone,...
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US music bodies welcome progress of Music Modernization Act

The US Music Modernization Act (MMA) has taken its next step towards becoming law, with a unanimous vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee to approve it. Not without changes, however: the National Music Publishers Association...
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Publishers hail ‘critical victory’ over Wolfgang’s Vault

The US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) says its members have won a “critical victory” in their nearly-three-year legal battle with the Wolfgang’s Vault website. The site specialises in archive live recordings,...
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NMPA boss on production music: ‘The licensing system is broken’

The National Music Publishers Association’s boss has criticised something in public. No, not Spotify this time. David Israelite has been casting his eye over the way publishing works with the production-music sector, and...
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Spotify mechanical-licensing woes mount with new legal filings

Spotify’s mechanical-licensing problems in the US aren’t easing. In fact, they’re escalating. Hundreds of artists and songwriters have put their names to a legal objection to Spotify’s proposed $43m settlement over...
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NMPA boss ramps up the pressure on Spotify over mechanicals

Did we report yesterday on quotes from National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) boss David Israelite that suggested he was fairly relaxed about Spotify’s latest mechanical-licensing controversy? Yes, we did. But...
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RIAA and NMPA working on their own song-database project

One of the big challenges in any project to build a comprehensive database of music rights is the many cooks involved in such a recipe. Infighting, competition and mutual suspicion aren’t a smooth path to solving this particular...