YouTube Revenues Explainer

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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

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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

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

Hollywood Docket: Musicians Guild Sues Major Labels Over Streaming Revenue

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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

Pandora’s Shell Game with Royalty and Revenue

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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.

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

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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

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

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

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

Producer Sues Sony Music Over Revenue From Journey Songs

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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

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

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Judge Orders NCAA to Turn Over TV Licensing Revenue Documents

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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

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

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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Judge Orders NCAA to Turn Over TV Licensing Revenue Documents

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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

The Fallacy of “Incremental Revenue” Part 1

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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.

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

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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.

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Film Financier Hounds Sales Agent Ruled to Have Misappropriated Revenue

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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

'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

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

Judge Finds Sony-Spotify Agreement to Be Ambiguous in Big Royalties Lawsuit

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19 Recordings alleges that "American Idol" stars have been cheated of streaming revenue. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business THR Online

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

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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

Viacom Exec Claims She Was Fired Over Opposition to Tax-Dodging Scheme

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A lawsuit from Nataki Williams alleges that Viacom was trying to hide revenue for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in the Netherlands. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Television Business THR Online

Copyright Royalty Board Calls for Petitions to Participate in Proceeding to Set Webcasting Royalties for 2016-2020 – Posing Many Questions for Potential Participants

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First, the Judges ask if the CRB would be justified in adopting a percentage of revenue royalty , rather than the per song, per listener royalty metric that has been used in the three prior proceedings. Intellectual Property Internet Radio Music Rights copyright royalty board Internet radio royalties music royalties percentage of revenue royalty webcasting royalties willing buyer willing seller

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. read more. Music THR, Esq. Business

Sony Music Fails to Eliminate 'American Idol' Revenue Lawsuit

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The singing show''s affiliated label 19 Recordings claims the label cheated it out of revenue for performers including Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood.

DVD Distributor Columbia House Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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billion in annual revenue to $17 million as the entertainment industry transformed. The story of a company that went from $1.4 read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Apple Doesn't Want Musicians to See Secret Steve Jobs Deposition

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Eriq Gardner In bringing a class action lawsuit against Universal Music over digital music revenues, musicians trigger a big objection from Apple. read more. THR, Esq. Music Music Tech Business Steve Jobs

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Starz Sued by Former Employee For Illegal Business Dealings and Firing

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Keno Thomas, a former sales and marketing SVP, says the network wanted him to falsify revenue and subscriber numbers for the board. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Television Business THR Online Chris Albrecht Comcast DirecTV Starz Media

Kenny Rogers Gambles on Digital Music Royalties Lawsuit

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Eriq Gardner Musician sues Capitol Records seeking a judicial declaration that 50 percent of online revenue should be handed over to artists with record contracts.

Paramount Investors Target Viacom Revenue in Amended Lawsuit (Exclusive)

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

Four Studios Targeted in Class-Action Suit Over Home Video Royalties (Exclusive)

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Fox, Paramount, Universal and Sony are alleged to have withheld millions of dollars in revenue from movies made in the 1970s read more. Movies THR, Esq

Fox Stands Trial In $10 Million 'Napoleon Dynamite' Case

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The outcome of dispute over home video revenue depends on how a judge reads a contract negotiated at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival. read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business Fox Searchlight Pictures Napoleon Dynamite

DVD Distributor Files Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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billion in annual revenue to $17 million as the entertainment industry transformed. Columbia House: The story of a company that went from $1.4 read more. THR, Esq. The Business Movies Business THR Online

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Bob Marley Family Settles Royalty Dispute With Universal Music

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Eriq 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.

Sister Sledge Files Class Action Against Warner Music Over Digital Royalties (Exclusive)

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Matthew Belloni Band members and actress-songwriter Ronee Blakley are lead plaintiffs in a suit alleging potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in lost revenue from digital download sales read more. THR, Esq. THR, Esq. Music Music

Sirius XM Sued Over Alleged Underpayment of Royalties

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SoundExchange believes the satellite radio behemoth shouldn''t have subtracted older tunes from gross revenues reported. read more. The Business Music Copyright Sirius XM Radio THR, Esq. Tech Business

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

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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