Tag: united states
MLC reveals $424.4m of unmatched US streaming royalties
Last November, a filing from the newly-created Digital Licensee Coordinator (DLC) in the US – the body that interfaces with the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) on behalf of streaming services – revealed that there...
February 17, 2021
TikTok’s forced sale ‘shelved’ by Biden administration
If you, like us, had been wondering whether the incoming US Biden administration would continue with the forced sale of TikTok, it seems the answer is: nope. The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that the deal involving...
February 11, 2021
FTC fines three ticket brokers in first BOTS Act litigation
It still feels a little strange to be writing about ticket touting (scalping) controversies, given that the bottom has dropped out of the secondary ticketing market just as it has the live industry more generally. The concerns...
January 25, 2021
Publishers and PROs ‘disappointed’ as US consent decrees are unchanged
The US Justice Department has decided to leave the ‘consent decrees’ governing public performances of music unchanged, sparking an unimpressed response from publishers and collecting societies there. This is the legislation...
January 18, 2021
Despite early Covid-19 hit, US streaming grew by 17% in 2020
In the early weeks of Covid-19 lockdowns around the world, there were concerns about whether a noticeable dip in the number of music streams would turn into a longer-term trend. Would people working from home turn to other...
January 8, 2021
MLC kicks off 2021 with its new blanket mechanical licence
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is up and running with the blanket mechanical licence that was created by 2018’s Music Modernization Act. The aim of the new licence remains to address some of the longstanding...
January 5, 2021
US stimulus deal agreed including Save Our Stages Act
2020 may have been a shocker of a year for the live music industry in the US, but it’s closing with some good news. After lengthy wrangling, a second stimulus deal was agreed this weekend, with final votes expected...
December 21, 2020
US streaming subscribers grow but stream volume flattens
Former Spotify exec Will Page has put his finger on one of the challenges the US music industry will be facing in 2021, based on data from this year. The number of subscribers has been growing in the US, but “the number...
December 17, 2020
FTC steps up investigation into tech firms and privacy
December work slowdown? Not for the Federal Trade Commission in the US there isn’t. Having sued Facebook for ‘illegal monopolisation’ earlier this month, now the FTC is stepping up its investigation into...
December 15, 2020
Mechanical Licensing Collective picks more tech partners
The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) has announced four more tech partners for its ‘Data Quality Initiative’. It will be working with Blokur, Exactuals, Music Data Services and TuneRegistry on its efforts...
December 10, 2020
TikTok remains unbanned in the US as deal negotiations continue
Friday was the deadline for TikTok to be sold or shut down in the US, but now it’s Monday and neither has happened. However, the executioner’s axe has been popped back in its case for now: Bloomberg reported that...
December 7, 2020