YouTube Revenues Explainer

Music Technology Policy

I had the good fortune to participate in a SXSW panel about the mechanics of YouTube revenues. There was a real interest in the audience about the mechanics of the rights involved and the revenues paid. Music Tech Solutions.

Disney Sued by 'Doc McStuffins' Actress Over Merchandise Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The suit claims the young actress is owed money and signs single-day contracts so the show can replace her at will. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online

The Fallacy of “Incremental Revenue” Part 1

Music Technology Policy

This is the “real” revenue and “incremental” revenue from the typical sources will always cannibalize front line sales and bring home pennies on the dollar the “incremental” income incrementally destroys.

Pandora’s Shell Game with Royalty and Revenue

Music Technology Policy

Remember when Pandora used to complain about how royalty costs were over half their revenue? Finance : “Total Revenue” of $1,100,000,000. Gross profit (revenue minus all costs directly related to sales, like royalties) is really going gangbusters.

Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Foreign streaming and non-permanent downloads are the subject of the guild's latest big legal move. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Music THR Online Sony Music The Walt Disney Company Universal Music Group Warner Music Group

Judge Explains Why Pandora Must Pay 2.5 Percent of Revenue to BMI

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An unsealed opinion goes into detail about how songwriter royalties are calculated. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Tech Business THR Online

TMZ Cancels Celebrity Tour Bus Deal Amid Revenue Fight

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

TMZ says its bus company partner refuses to cease operations, so the gossip outlet is seeking an injunction. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Culture Business THR Online

Film Financier Hounds Sales Agent Ruled to Have Misappropriated Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Green-Light International must transfer more than $400,000 pronto, demands the backer of a Pierce Brosnan film. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

Judge Orders NCAA to Turn Over TV Licensing Revenue Documents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As thousands of amateurs like Missy Franklin compete in London, a different sort of competition plays out in a California court over the NCAA's "amateurism" rules that prevent athletes from accepting money. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Olympics 2012

Starz Fights Whistleblower Lawsuit: Diversity Problems, Mergers, Inflated Revenue

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

The TV programmer says its former senior vice president was fired for poor performance, slams him for trying to drag CEO Chris Albrecht "through the mud." read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Judge Orders NCAA to Turn Over TV Licensing Revenue Documents

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

As thousands of amateurs like Missy Franklin compete in London, a different sort of competition plays out in a California court over the NCAA's "amateurism" rules that prevent athletes from accepting money. read more. The Business THR, Esq. Television Olympics 2012 Business

Producer Sues Sony Music Over Revenue From Journey Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Digital income is at stake again in a new lawsuit from Roy Thomas Baker, who has worked with Guns N' Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Queen. read more. The Business Music THR, Esq. Business

FCC Approves Repeal of Main Studio Rules and Starts Proceeding to Examine Broadcast Public Notices and Filing of TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC, as part of its Media Modernization Initiative, also started a proceeding to abolish the requirement that TV stations with no ancillary and supplementary revenue (revenue from the digital transmission of non-broadcast services) file an FCC report on that revenue. As only about 15 stations had such revenue, to make the thousands of other TV stations to file reports to simply say that they have no such revenue made little sense.

Two More Paperwork Burdens Proposed for Relaxation Under FCC’s Modernization of Media Regulation Initiative – TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports and Public Notice Requirements

Broadcast Law Blog

One change proposes to limit the requirement for TV stations to file Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports to those stations that actually have such revenue, and the other proposing to eliminate the obligation of broadcasters to publish local public notice of significant application filings in a local newspaper. This revenue is received by data transmission and other non-broadcast uses of the station’s spectrum.

December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – EEO Reports, Ownership and Ancillary Revenue Reports, Ownership Review and Incentive Auction Updates

Broadcast Law Blog

We also wrote recently, here , about the obligations of TV stations to report on their Ancillary and Supplementary revenues that they receive from non-broadcast use of their digital spectrum. A fee is due if they received revenue from non-broadcast sources. Even stations that did not receive any such revenue must report that fact by December 1 to the FCC. While we are into the holiday season, that does not stop the routine regulatory obligations for broadcasters.

Paramount Investors Target Viacom Revenue in Amended Lawsuit (Exclusive)

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

Investors in the Melrose 2 film slate claim fraud in the way Paramount has treated revenue from "Dreamgirls," "Flag of Our Fathers" and "Transformers."

The Reality of Touring Revenue From Someone Who Has Done It For 32 Years

Music Technology Policy

It amuses me to no end when people suggest that artists can make up for recorded music revenues with live music revenues. But there are other issues to be considered before comparing live revenues and recorded music revenues. First of all: recorded music revenues are largely “net” while live music revenues are “gross.” You can’t equate revenues before expenses with revenues after expenses. The Trichordist. (I

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'Cops' Producer Sues Nu Image for 'Brooklyn's Finest' Revenue

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Langley Films claims it is owed money from the 2009 thriller starring Richard Gere and Ethan Hawke. read more

Are Legacy Revenue Share Deals More Trouble Than They Are Worth? — Music Tech Solutions

Music Technology Policy

It’s entirely possible that the transaction costs of reporting royalties in revenue share deals (including productivity loss and the cost of servicing songwriters and artists) likely exceeds the royalties paid. via Are Legacy Revenue Share Deals More Trouble Than They Are Worth?

How News Organizations Are Generating Revenue From Social Media

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Eriq Gardner The bible of rock culture was sued for unfairly competing with its exclusive licensing deals with musicians. read more. Music Music Business

Goldcrest Sues Summit for 'Twilight' Money, Claims Distributor Underreported Revenue

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The British company bought an interest in the first film in the blockbuster four-picture franchise -- but says their profits weren’t properly calculated and they haven’t been allowed to see the books. read more. Movies THR Online THR, Esq

Elvis Presley Estate Sues to Recover Ringtone Revenue

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edit@hollywoodreporter.com (Eriq Gardner) The estate of the King of Rock and Roll, looking to avenge alleged past exploitation by his record company, files a multimillion dollar lawsuit in Germany. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Business

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

StudioCanal Sues Universal Claiming Millions in Working Title Film Revenue

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The suit seeks "tens of millions of dollars and likely more" after an audit showed underreported revenue from a joint venture. read more. Movies THR, Esq

Starz Must Face Claim of Firing Executive for Refusing to Fabricate Revenue Numbers

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A judge trims a lawsuit from Keno Thomas, but allows a complaint alleging relatiation to continue. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online

Universal Music Loses Bid to Dismiss Class Action Over Digital Revenue

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Eriq Gardner A federal judge rejects label's argument that underpaying music artists for digital downloads can't possibly be connected to consumer harm. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Music Business

TV's Top Showrunners Make a Play for Digital Ad Revenue and Hulu Profits (Exclusive)

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As online streaming of hit shows gets more lucrative for networks and studios, one lawyer is attempting to pry loose meaningful participation for creators. read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business Amazon.com CBS Hulu NBC Netflix 2 Broke Girls Modern Family

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Rick James Estate Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Universal Music Over Digital Revenue

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Eriq Gardner Recording artists and music producers allege tens of millions owed every year on digital downloads and ringtones. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music

UMG Reaches Settlement in Trendsetting Suit Over Digital Revenue from Eminem Songs

THR, Esq. Entertainment & Media Law Blog

A 2010 ruling in this case led dozens of big-name musicians to sue such corporations as Universal Music Group to collect more money from iTunes sales, ringtones and the like. read more. The Business Music Eminem Earshot THR, Esq. Universal Music Group Business

December Regulatory Dates for Broadcasters – Renewals, EEO Reports and Noncommercial Biennial Ownership Reports in Some States; TV Ancillary and Supplementary Revenue Reports; As Well as LPTV Rulemaking Comments and Many Other Expected Actions

Broadcast Law Blog

These are filed by all television stations to report on the revenues that they have generated from their digital television spectrum from non-broadcast uses. While we are in the Holiday season, the regulatory obligations faced by broadcasters don’t stop. December brings a continuation of the TV renewal cycle, though we are nearing the end of that cycle.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

On the one hand, the Internet provides new sources of distribution revenues through streaming and digital downloads. I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there.

Court grants motion for protective order on contracts; denies confidentiality for revenue figures

Copyrights & Campaigns

Last week, the record label plaintiffs in the Joel Tenenbaum case sought a protective order , seeking to prevent public disclosure of revenue information and contracts that prove the chain of title of the copyrights at issue in this case. With respect to the revenue figures, the Court does not comprehend how disclosure would impair the Plaintiffs' competitive business prospects when three of the four biggest record labels in the world -- Warner Bros.

Money For Nuthin’ or Nick’s For Free

DealFatigue

AFTRA accused Nickelodeon of improperly negotiating talent revenue participation for the cable outlet outside of Nick’s shows. As a result, they’re on a desperate search for new revenue streams.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

On the one hand, the Internet provides new sources of distribution revenues through streaming and digital downloads. I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there.

Waiting For The Dough

DealFatigue

On the one hand, the Internet provides new sources of distribution revenues through streaming and digital downloads. I decided not to attend the Cannes Film Festival back in May because of the dismal economy and what I expected to be a poor showing there.

Money For Nuthin’ or Nick’s For Free

DealFatigue

AFTRA accused Nickelodeon of improperly negotiating talent revenue participation for the cable outlet outside of Nick’s shows. As a result, they’re on a desperate search for new revenue streams.

Money For Nuthin’ or Nick’s For Free

DealFatigue

AFTRA accused Nickelodeon of improperly negotiating talent revenue participation for the cable outlet outside of Nick’s shows. As a result, they’re on a desperate search for new revenue streams.

FCC Reminds TV Broadcasters that Reports on Ancillary and Supplementary Services (and Required Fees) Are Due By December 1

Broadcast Law Blog

The FCC today issued a Public Notice reminding TV broadcasters ( full-power, LPTV, translator and Class A stations, both commercial and noncommercial, if they have digital operations ) that they must, by December 1 , file a report on the ancillary and supplementary services that they provide and pay a fee of 5% of gross revenues received by the TV station for such services.

FCC Reminds TV Broadcasters that Reports on Ancillary and Supplementary Services (and Required Fees) Are Due By December 1

Broadcast Law Blog

If they do provide such services, they must pay a fee of 5% of gross revenues received by the TV station for such services. All stations must file the report – even if they don’t receive any such revenue (as they must state that fact on the report). Digital Television FCC Fees Low Power Television/Class A TV Television ancillary and supplementary revenue

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

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

Chuck Norris Hits CBS, Sony With $30M Suit Over 'Walker, Texas Ranger' Profits

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The actor says he hasn't been paid a penny of the show's SVOD revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Television Television THR Online Chuck Norris

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Monday Morning JetLawg

JetLawBlog

NFL Players Association wins case over league preventing owners from dismantling the supplemental revenue sharing pool. In the news. Google and NSA team up to fight cyberattacks. Scientists discover energy teleportation.

Copyright Royalty Board Reissues Decision on Internet Radio Royalties for 2011-2015 – Same Rates But New Analysis

Broadcast Law Blog

The most interesting insight may be that the new Judges seem very interested in the potential for percentage of revenue royalty rates. At one point in summarizing the rates that had been proposed by the parties that had originally participated in the case, the Board noted that all had proposed per song per listener rates, surmising that no percentage of revenue rate was offered based on the perception that the Board had not in the past been open to such a royalty plan.

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