Tag: united states

Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

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...
Read More

TikTok’s deadline for a US sale moves back again

An orderly presidential transition in the US may be underway at last – not that we’re counting any chickens just yet – but that raises more questions about what’s going to happen with the sale or shutdown...