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Music Organizations Press Congress to Consolidate Widely Backed Music Licensing Reforms Into Single Bill
Music, tech groups unified in support, momentum builds on Capitol Hill
An impressive cadre of artists including Carole King, Carly Simon, Melissa Etheridge, Dionne Warwick, Mary Wilson (the Supremes), the Isley Brothers, John Densmore (the Doors), Judy Collins and many others recently added their names to a groundbreaking legal filing in California seeking compensation for pre-1972 recordings from digital radio services…
Pandora (NYSE:P) and a coalition of independent and major record companies announced today that they have agreed to a $90 million settlement for Pandora’s use of recordings created before 1972.
The satellite radio broadcaster has agreed to compensate record companies for use of classic recordings.

The Newly-Introduced "Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015"

April 13, 2015 | Music Notes Blog

Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Marsha Blackburn stood with members of the music community today to launch the “Fair Play Fair Pay Act of 2015."
The U.S. Copyright Office makes recommendations on how to modernize music licensing.

How David Pakman Shortchanged Role Of Record Label

November 3, 2014 | Music Notes Blog

I respect David and his accomplishments in the music space, but his blog “The Artist’s Share” misses the mark. The piece wrongly assumed that labels pay royalties to artists and simply keep the rest. This is not the case. Let’s take a closer look at the value labels actually bring to the table.
BACKGROUND: A California state judge has handed down a major legal victory in the expanding campaign to secure compensation for pre-1972 recordings from services like SiriusXM and Pandora.