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NMPA boss hopes Apple Music can grow streaming subscriptions

It sounds like a slightly doleful AGM for the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA), with the body talking about last year’s 2.5% drop in revenues for the US music publishing industry to $2.14bn. President David...
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Wolfgang’s Vaults faces infringement suit from NMPA

The National Music Publishers’ Association is taking legal action against Wolfgang’s Vaults and its related sites (such as Daytrotter) over copyright concerns. “Wolfgang’s Vault calls itself the ‘largest...
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Songwriters speak up over publisher withdrawals and safe harbour

There’s another row brewing involving songwriters, and this time the target of their ire is… publishers. The US National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) to be specific. A group of songwriter representative bodies...
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Songwriter Equity Act returns to US houses of Congress

2015 is certainly the year when the debate about songwriter royalties steps up a few notches. This week saw the return in the US of the proposed Songwriter Equity Act, including changes to current copyright legislation that...
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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.