ESPN Reaches Settlement in Music Licensing Dispute

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The sports network sued BMI in February 2016, claiming that licensing demands for broadcasting ambient music were unreasonable. The Business Music Business THR Online

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Sony Music Investigated by Rdio for Alleged Collusion in Streaming Music

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The music major responds that the suggestion of antitrust violations are "nothing but speculation and conjecture" and pretext for avoiding $17 million claims plus allegations of fraud. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

Global Music Rights Takes Fire at Radio "Cartel"

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Dueling antitrust claims could shake the music industry. Music Music THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

'Girl Meets World' Star Sued by Ex-Music Managers

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The lawsuit centers on revenue from the Disney star's music. Music Television Music THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

Quincy Jones' Royalty Trial Delayed Because of Sony Music Conflict

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Music Music THR OnlineTrial was originally set to begin Oct. read more. THR, Esq.

RIAA Exec: 2017 Will be a "Critical Year" for Music Law (Q&A)

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Music Music THR Online"While litigation can be an important tool, it often takes a long time and the results are unclear," says Steve Marks. Solutions between business and industry partners can clear a path through thorny legal issues." read more. THR, Esq.

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Universal Music Sued Over "Baby Come Back" Royalties

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Music Music THR OnlineThe 1977 song is still actively licensed, according to the complaint, and has recently appeared in everything from 'The Simpsons' to Toyota commercials. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Industry Majors Sue Hip-Hop Streaming Site Spinrilla

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“Spinrilla specializes in ripping off music creators by offering thousands of unlicensed sound recordings for free," says the RIAA. Music Music THR Online

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Warner Music Pays $14 Million to End "Happy Birthday" Copyright Lawsuit

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The music publisher will also not stand in the way for a judge to declare the song to be in the public domain. The Business Music Business THR Onlineread more. THR, Esq.

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Nina Simone's Heirs Allege Sony Music Operates a Piracy Ring

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Music Music Business THR OnlineEighty albums of recorded Nina Simone performances are said in new court papers to have been put on iTunes and other digital venues without authorization. read more. THR, Esq.

Music App Aurous Sued By Major Labels Three Days After Debut

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Music Music BillboardThe three major labels and two of their subsidiaries filed suit alleging "blatant" copyright infringement by the nascent app maker. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq.

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Viacom, Google on Same Copyright Page in Appellate Fight Over Music Licensing

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Business Television Music Tech Business THR OnlineThe 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals hears arguments whether the Justice Department is right to bar BMI from issuing fractional licenses. read more. THR, Esq.

Warner Bros. Facing Lawsuit Over 'Lucifer' Title Music

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The Business Television Music Business THR OnlineA copyright and fraud complaint alleges the credited writer reached out to other composers and then passed off the work as his own. read more. THR, Esq.

Scott Storch Sued by Partners Bankrolling Music Producer's Comeback

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Music Music THR OnlineThe hitmaker is allegedly back on drugs, as two individuals who put up a million dollars post-bankrupcy now claim he is untrustworthy. read more. THR, Esq.

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ESPN Asks Court to Determine the Fair Rate for Licensing Music

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The Business Television Music Business THR OnlineThe sports network asserts BMI isn't being reasonable. read more. THR, Esq.

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U.S. Government's Seizure of Music Publishing Assets Draws Malaysian Financier's Family

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The Business Music Business THR OnlineJho Low's relatives want a chance to challenge the Justice Department's biggest kleptocracy case. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Publisher Goes for Victory in Trailblazing Piracy Trial

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The Business Music Tech Business THR OnlineBMG Rights Management, which administers works by songwriters including Bruno Mars and Frank Ocean, asks a judge to find against Cox Communications. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Publishers, Photo Agencies Battle Claims of Licensing Public Domain Works

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The Business Movies Music Business THR OnlineDismissal motions come in lawsuits over "This Land" and thousands of photographs donated to the Library of Congress. read more. THR, Esq.

Universal Music May Have Inadvertently Exposed a Flaw in the YouTube Takedown Process

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Music Music Tech Business Universal Music Group YouTube SOPAEriq Gardner One rap artist speaks out against UMG, YouTube, and SOPA. read more. THR, Esq.

Spinrilla Lawsuit Sparks Bizarre Music Expert Fight

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Music Music THR Online"This matter is the very epitome of litigation paranoia." read more. THR, Esq.

ESPN Asked to Pay More Than $15 Million Annually to License Ambient Stadium Music

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The Business Television Music Tech Business THR OnlineESPN has taken BMI to court to get a break from royalty payments. read more. THR, Esq.

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Sony Music Sued By Guild Over Use of Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston Songs

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The lawsuit also claims a contract breach in the way Tony Bennett's music was used on PBS and an Earth, Wind & Fire song for the the 2012 film "The Intouchables." Music Music Business THR Online Labor

Rand Paul Receives Legal Threat Over Music in Ad Slamming Marco Rubio

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Music Television Music Business THR OnlineThe Republican presidential candidate used "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?" read more. THR, Esq.

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Sony Music Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Rdio Executives Over Pandora Deal

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The Business Music Tech Business THR OnlineThe major label claims that Rdio executives induced content licensing extensions with misrepresentations, false statements and concealment of an impending bankruptcy. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Publisher Gets $25 Million Jury Verdict Against Cox in Trailblazing Piracy Case

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The Business Music Tech Business THR OnlineThe internet service provider loses a closely watched trial in Virginia. read more. THR, Esq.

Judge Certifies Class Action Against SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

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The Business Music Business THR OnlineThe satellite radio giant is facing a nightmare lawsuit over its performance of older songs. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Rights in Video of Play – Entertainment Law Asked & Answered

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Scott asks a tricky question about music rights for video of a stage production… Hi, I’m attorney Gordon Firemark, and this is Asked and Answered, where I answer your entertainment law questions, to help you take your career and business to the next level. Use the music.

Entertainment Law Asked & Answered – Licensing Music For Kids Performance School

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Jamie wrote in with an interesting question about music licensing in theatre… Hi, I am Gordon Firemark and this is asked and answered, where I take your entertainment law questions so you can get your career and business in entertainment to the next level. TRANSCRIPT: www.firemark.com.

Rock Stars Fight Depositions in Legal Dispute Spanning Decades of Music History

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Music Music Business THR OnlineKeith Richards, David Byrne and Michael Stipe are among the musicians who have been dragged into a case over old concert recordings. read more. THR, Esq.

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Producer of Madonna's "Vogue" Claims Warner Music Is Withholding Royalties

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Business Music Business THR OnlineRobert "Shep" Pettibone beat a big copyright lawsuit, but he is now fighting Warner over that expense. read more. THR, Esq.

Music Publisher Denied Legal Fees Award for "Stairway to Heaven" Trial

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Music Music THR Online Led ZeppelinWarner/Chappell will have to foot the $800,000 bill for its legal fees and costs. read more. THR, Esq.

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Record Giants Win $210M Settlement from SiriusXM Over Pre-1972 Music

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The Business Music Business THR Online Sirius XM RadioA deal announced by the RIAA on Friday provides resolution to one of the key battles in a legally contentious area. read more. THR, Esq.

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Kenny Rogers Gambles on Digital Music Royalties Lawsuit

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Music Music Business EMIEriq Gardner Musician sues Capitol Records seeking a judicial declaration that 50 percent of online revenue should be handed over to artists with record contracts. read more. THR, Esq.

'Stairway to Heaven' Trial: Judge Strikes Led Zeppelin Music Expert Request

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Music Music THR Online Led ZeppelinPlus: Can an attorney play electric guitar to prove his client's point? read more. THR, Esq.

Universal Music Agrees to Pay $11.5 Million to Settle Digital Royalties Class Action

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Earshot The Business Music Business THR Online A settlement submitted to a judge for approval would also give UMG artists a higher royalty rate going forward. read more. THR, Esq.

Bob Marley Family Settles Royalty Dispute With Universal Music

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Music Music Business Universal Music GroupEriq Gardner Agreement puts an end to dispute over whether UMG underpaid by millions of dollars of revenue from the digital downloading of Marley's 1970s classics. read more. THR, Esq.

Nina Simone's Songs in Limbo as Sony Music Battles Family Over Secret Deal

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Music Music Business THR OnlineA quarter century of legal mania over the famed singer takes an explosive turn. read more. THR, Esq.

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Universal Music Likely Headed to Trial Over YouTube Takedown

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Music THR, Esq. The latest in a nearly six-year-old lawsuit emanating from the removal of a video showing a toddler dancing to a Prince song. read more. Tech Business

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Warner Music Sued for Millions by George Gershwin Heirs

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A new lawsuit objects to the way that the music giant has licensed famous compositions and booked revenue. Music THR, Esq. read more. Business

Fight Over Sony Music's Streaming Income May Be Headed to Appeals Court

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19 Recordings is challenging a judge's recent decision to dismiss a claim that Sony breaches it duties by treating streamed music a certain way. The Business Music Business THR Online

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