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Grammys bring songwriter digital-royalties row to the fore

After a glitzy night in Los Angeles for the Grammys awards, we can say that it wasn’t just stars who upped their profile – the issue of songwriter royalties has more prominence than ever. Recording Academy president...
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Sony/ATV boss attacks ‘unacceptable’ Pandora and Spotify rates

Not the most surprising headline you’ll read this week, in fairness. Sony/ATV chairman and CEO Martin Bandier remains unimpressed with streaming payouts, with his latest criticism coming in an internal memo celebrating...
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Sony/ATV still mulling plans to withdraw from BMI and ASCAP

Publisher Sony/ATV has already signalled its willingness to withdraw from collecting societies BMI and ASCAP in order to negotiate deals directly with digital music services like Pandora. An attempt to partially withdraw...
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Sony/ATV beats UMPG to the punch in releasing entire catalogue in list form

Looking for some light bedtime reading this week? How about Sony/ATV’s complete catalogue of works in a big list? Okay, perhaps it’s not a thrilling page-turner, but the move is welcome news to the publisher’s...
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Sony/ATV still considering withdrawal from ASCAP and BMI

Music publisher Sony/ATV is still hopeful that it will be allowed to partially withdraw its rights from US collecting societies ASCAP and BMI in order to strike direct deals with digital music services like Pandora. It’s...
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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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MCN We Are The Hits signs Kobalt and Metrolyrics deals

Music publishers and multi-channel networks (MCNs) have had an interesting relationship over the last couple of years, with publishers often complaining about MCNs’ lack of licensing deals for songs covered by their...
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gTar maker inks publishing deals with Sony/ATV and EMI

We’ve written about the gTar in the past: a gadgety guitar that teaches people to play various songs with the help of LED lights and a smartphone app.
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Grooveshark signs Sony/ATV deal

Grooveshark has signed a licensing deal with Sony/ATV Publishing that also ends prior legal disputes between the two companies and comes were weeks after a settlement with EMI Music Publishing. Grooveshark founder Sam...
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Pandora opens up new battle with ASCAP over licensing

Pandora and ASCAP are hardly the best of friends in 2013, thanks to the former's desire to lower its royalty rates.
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Sony/ATV seeks ‘fair and reasonable royalty’ from Apple iRadio

Sony/ATV seeks 'fair and reasonable royalty' from Apple iRadio.
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Latest Apple iRadio speculation zeroes in on Sony/ATV

There was no Pandora-killing personal radio service in Apple’s iPhone 5 or iOS 6 software, as had been rumoured. But speculation continues to swirl around the company’s plans to add a streaming element to its...