20 Questions for New Artists Part 2: Performing Rights Society Affiliation

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There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a songwriter performing rights society in the United States. Each writer should affiliate with one of the societies although all members of a band or co-writers on a song don’t need to belong to the same society. We will discuss publishing and affiliating your publishing company with a PRO later. 20 questions for new artists PRO Affiliations

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NBC Affiliates File "Equal Time" Notices for Donald Trump's 'SNL' Appearance

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Lionsgate Partner Sues Emmett/Furla Affiliate Over Robert De Niro Heist Film

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German exhibition plans are allegedly interfering with distribution rights in North America. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online Lionsgate Robert De Niro

Hollywood Docket: Challenge to BitTorrent litigation; NBC affiliates want sports; Lindsay 'milkaholic' suit update

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Ars Technica] NBC affiliates have. A judge handling one of the lawsuits targeting thousands of alleged BitTorrent pirates wants to hear more arguments over whether joining a massive amount of "John Does" at once is proper under federal civil procedure.

CBS New York Affiliate Anchor Arrested On Domestic Violence Charges

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Police arrested Rob Morrison, anchor for WCBS, on "charges of second-degree strangulation, second-degree threatening and disorderly conduct" after incidents at their Connecticut home Sunday night. They said Mr. Morrison assaulted and threated his wife, CBS MoneyWatch reporter Ashley Morrison.

Little Green Footballs - Jaw-Dropper: Fox Affiliate in Orlando Calls Neo-Nazis a 'Civil Rights Group'

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20 Questions for New Artists: Performing Rights Society Affiliation

Music Technology Policy

There is a bit of strategy involved with affiliating with a performing rights society in the United States. The decision to affiliate with a particular society should be made after the artist/writer has taken some meetings with the performing rights society and decided if there’s more love coming from one than another.

Why is Trump so tied to White Supremacists? He learned it from his KKK affiliated father, #TrumpMustGo

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Second Circuit Holds Marketing Campaign Organizer Liable Under FTC Act for Deceptive Representations of Its Marketing “Affiliates”

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LeanSpa, a marketer of weight-loss and colon-cleanse products; LeadClick, which was hired by LeanSpa to market its products; and a network of “affiliates” or “publishers,” which contracted with LeadClick to develop websites and place ads that promoted LeanSpa products. According to the Second Circuit, “the vast majority of internet traffic to LeanSpa’s websites from LeadClick’s affiliate network came from fake news sites.”.

Eagles Sue Hotel California for Trademark Infringement

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The Baja hotel isn't affiliated with the famous song. read more. THR, Esq. Music Home Music THR Online

FCC Says TV Shared Services Agreement and a Combination of Two Top 4 Network Affiliates in One Market is Permissible - For Now

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In an eagerly anticipated case involving TV stations in the Honolulu market , the FCC's Media Bureau determined that a programming swap that permitted one company to hold the licenses of both the NBC and CBS affiliates in a single market, and to also provide technical and office services and news programming to a third station in the market, was permissible under current rules.

Sinclair Broadcast Group Sued for Sexual Harassment and Retaliation

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Three former employees claim a Sinclair affiliate discriminates against women and ignored complaints about harassment. read more. THR, Esq. Business Home THR Online

Roc Nation, Tidal Challenge the Authority of the Administrator of Prince's Estate

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VidAngel Seeks Salvation for Filtering Service in Utah Federal Court

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Congress Passes STELA Act Extending Satellite Television Provisions and Changing the Definition of Unserved Household

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On Wednesday, Congress passed the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA) , which extends the blanket copyright license allowing satellite television providers to deliver distant signals to "unserved" viewers who are unable to receive a signal from their local network affiliate. Specifically, the Act provides protection from duplicating distant network signals for those stations broadcasting Network affiliated multicast stations.

Witnesses describe two hour ‘gasping’ execution Mauricio Marin, reporter for CBS’s Tucson affiliate KOLD TV, describes the execution of Joseph Wood by the state of Arizona, the latest in a series of botched executions using experimental drugs of undisclosed origin.

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The average IQ of an American cop is 104, which is pretty low. This Monroe County police and prosecutors' IQs are obviously a lot lower. "A woman who spent more than three months in jail is suing a Georgia county after a roadside drug kit falsely labeled a bag of cotton candy as methamphetamine. According to a lawsuit obtained by local CBS affiliate WMAZ, Dasha Fincher is suing the Monroe County Board of Commissioners, two sheriff’s deputies and Sirchie ? the manufacturer of the test. Fincher was arrested on Dec. 31, 2016, after officers pulled over the vehicle she was traveling in because they believed its window tint was too dark. While the tint was not found to be in violation of the law, a plastic bag containing “a light blue substance, spherical in shape” was located “in the floorboard of the vehicle” following an extensive search. "Woman sues Monroe County for wrongful arrest

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Gawker.com To Be Liquidated After Being Excluded From Univision Sale

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The bankrupt Nick Denton company also is proposing that two-thirds of Univision's $135 million be allocated to its Hungarian affiliate. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

Makeup Becomes War Paint in Legal Battle Over Kardashian Beauty Line

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Dueling injunction requests dispute whether Kardashian Beauty is still affiliated with the famous family. read more. THR, Esq. Style Style THR Online

Stan Lee Media Files Billion-Dollar Disney Lawsuit Over Marvel Characters

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The company formerly affiliated with Lee has tried for years to win back lucrative rights to iconic characters. read more. The Business Marvel Studios Movies THR, Esq. Business

Pessach on Some Realism About Copyright Skepticism

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Guy Pessach, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law; Yale University Law School; Affiliate Fellow, Information Society Project, is publishing Some Realism About Copyright Skepticism in volume 57 of IDEA: The IP Law Review (2017).

Judge Rules Cablevision Discriminated Against Game Show Network

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The Altice-owned cable operator is found to have moved GSN from a basic tier to a premium sports tier based on non-affiliation. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

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Hollywood Docket: Errol Morris; Steven Tyler Lawyer; National Enquirer's Cosby Deal

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A roundup of entertainment news including a new lawsuit against an NBC affiliate for showing a boy's private part on air. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Business THR Online

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EMI Wins Dispute Over Duke Ellington 'Net Revenue'

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An appeals court affirms a ruling that foreign publishers affiliated with EMI are allowed to collect money. read more. Music THR, Esq. Business

Fox TV Can't Escape $28 Million Defamation Lawsuit Brought by Judge

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A Chicago affiliate showed a wrong driveway and even after apologizing, a judge is allowing a defamation claim to continue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Business

TMZ Sued for Naming Wrong Rapper Who Cut Off His Penis

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Marques Johnson says the only thing he had in common with the guy who did cut off his penis was affiliation with the Wu Tang Clan and they were both African American male musicians.

Entertainment Industry Insights Podcast, Episode 002: How to Plan, Produce and Distribute Your Independent Film with Eric Sherman

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'Reality Steve' Pleads First Amendment in Lawsuit Over 'Bachelor' Spoilers

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The blogger says that it is NZK Productions and Horizon Alternative Television not following the protocol of an agreement concerning contact with people affiliated with the popular ABC series.

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Man Drives Truck Into Lobby of Baltimore TV Station

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CNN and local news media are reporting that someone drove a truck into the lobby of Baltimore ABC News affiliate WMAR, and then began shouting that he was God.

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Artist Representatives Embarrass Themselves Again By Not Signing Their Clients for SoundExchange Royalties

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Affiliating with SoundExchange should be on the top of every representative’s new client checklist–right next to affiliating with ASCAP, BMI or SESAC. If the manager failed to get their artist/songwriter client affiliated with a PRO, or let a PRO just sit on money they’d collected it would be management malpractice, right? There’s another list circulating of some well-known artists who are not signed up for SoundExchange.

Al Jazeera America Sues AT&T Over Its Refusal to Carry the Network

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Sony Music Fails to Eliminate 'American Idol' Revenue Lawsuit

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John Galliano Convicted; Must Pay 6000 Euro Fine

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