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ASCAP 'I Create Music' Expo Sets 2018 Dates

Performing rights organization ASCAP has announced its 13th annual ASCAP “I Create Music” Expo, which will take place May 7 – 9, 2018 at the Loews Hollywood Hotel in Los Angeles.   233 more words


BMI Claims Record Revenue of $1.13 Billion

Music performing rights organization Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has reported record revenue of $1.13 billion for fiscal 2017, the company announced Thursday.

Buoyed by new deals with Netflix and Hulu, BMI’s third consecutive year of revenue increase sees $1.023 billion distributed and administered to its affiliates – songwriters, composers and publishers – a 10% increase over the prior year’s payouts for the fiscal year ending June 30. 453 more words


Could Baltimore restaurants get sued by The Boss? Only Bruce Springsteen and his agent know [classic article]

According to Chain Leader, Bruce Springsteen is suing a bar in New York for allowing bands to cover his songs without paying a licensing fee to ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), who in turn are supposed to be paying out a proportional royalty fee to the artists. 209 more words


Travel Hacks For Bands

We all have seen people come up with life hacks and thought “why didn’t I think of that?” Well, here are some travel hacks tailored to bands on the road. 912 more words



This is our fifth installment of “Apps That Make Band Life Easier“. The response to our previous write ups has been overwhelming! Thanks for the support and we are delighted that the information posted has been useful to so many. 699 more words

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ASCAP Joins BMI in Dept. of Justice Licensing Smackdown

As the U.S. Department of Justice continues its effort to upend the licensing terms governing songwriters, it now faces a unified front of resistance, with ASCAP… 516 more words


BMI Battles Department of Justice Over Song Licensing

BMI fired back today in its ongoing battle to prevent the U.S. Department of Justice from foisting 100% licensing on the songwriting industry. In a brief filed in the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, BMI drew on contract law to argue “if it’s not prohibited, it’s permitted.” 946 more words