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Pandora to Appeal Judge's Royalty Ruling in Favor of BMI

Pandora said that it will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that found that the company should pay a higher royalty rate to BMI for music licenses. 438 more words

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Clara Kim Appointed ASCAP exec VP/general counsel

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers announced the appointment of Clara Kim as the music performing rights organization’s executive VP and general counsel. She succeeds Elizabeth Matthews, who was named CEO in January. 245 more words

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Songwriters Equity Act. What is it and why you should care?

Typically, Artists have 4 main methods of earning a living;

  1. Sales
  2. Streaming
  3. Publishing
  4. Touring

Given the severe decline in sales and popularity of streaming, many would consider Streaming to be the main method Artists, their record labels and publishing companies earn revenue, right? 106 more words

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ASCAP Re-Elects Paul Williams, Announces New Board of Directors

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) announced a new board of directors on Thursday.

Among a large group of incumbents is board leader Paul Williams, who will serve his fourth term as chairman and president. 100 more words

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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley Continue to Complain About the "Death" of Rock 'n' Roll and the Music Industry

By Matt Dolloff (@mattdolloff)

Gene Simmons has been lamenting the “death” of rock ‘n’ roll and the music industry for a while now. He’s not the first and he’s not the only one. 731 more words

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Paul Williams: Alive and Well, Sober and Serene, Making Memorable Music Again at 74

I didn’t expect to write a nearly 5,000-word story about Paul Williams, the songwriter who seemingly scored a good chunk of the 1970s.  But his story resonated with me.   5,020 more words

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Songwriter Interview | "Terry Radigan Gives The Breakdown of Her Breakup"

An interview published in ASCAP’s national member magazine, Playback.

Interview conducted and transcribed by Laura Thomas.

http://www.ascap.com/Playback/2012/08/radar-report/Terry_Radigan.aspx

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