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regarding SESAC affiliated titles
to the excessive license fees imposed by SESAC, CD TEX has elected not
renew the SESAC blanket license and will no longer offer previewing of
SESAC titles on the CD Tex website. However,
CD Tex will continue to deliver and make available all BMI, ASCAP, and
SESAC titles for download for Radio and the Music Industry, and will
continue to offer previews on all BMI and ASCAP titles. This
only affects SESAC titles, which represent 2% of the CD Tex content.
U.S. Department of Justice's earlier inclination to
amend the consent decrees to allow music publishers to
partially withdraw digital rights from ASCAP and BMI
blanket licenses may be undermined by another change
it is contemplating.
Buddy Gene Emmons on Jan. 27, 1937, in Mishawaka, Indiana, his
love of the instrument began when his father bought him a
six-string lap steel and signed him up for lessons. He quickly
took to it, citing Hank
Byrd and Herb Remington as two of his biggest
inspirations. Emmons began playing with local bands around the
Indiana area and left school at the age of 16. Buddy
Emmons -- one of the most influential musicians
ever on the steel guitar -- died Wednesday (July 29) at the
age of 78.
long and winding road to AT&T becoming the first major
carrier to light up FM on its Android smartphones began with a
strategy session among members of the NAB, broadcasters and a
consultant with extensive wireless credentials. The plan: Do a
deal with one of the smaller carriers and prove the NextRadio
popular demand, phone carrier T-Mobile has added Apple
Music to its "Music Freedom," giving
listeners free streaming without having to use up
their high-speed data. Wonderful! More encouragement
for free streaming! Just wonderful!
now Cumulus Mediai snow getting into the record
business. It just keeps getting better doesn't
it!. Cumulus, which owns over 60 NASH and NASH Icon
radio stations, is in the midst of its inaugural round
an American Idol-style online competition in
which the winner receives a record deal on a new label
of the same name.
has long nurtured its status as the "Music City,"
thanks to a wide
range of venues and a steady stream of performers
exported from the city. When acts such as Jack
White, the Black Keys and Carrie Underwood move to the
city to be part of the scene, it builds up up the "Music
City" vibes even more. But a great feature from The
Tennessean demonstrates that things aren't so
rosy outside of the ht records. The city has lost more than 80
percent of its professional songwriters during the last 14
only real “argument” for regulating music publishers is
that doing so will allow giant digital services like Pandora
and Spotify to continue profiting off of the backs of
songwriters without having to pay them a fair market rate.
rights organization SESAC has settled the antitrust
litigation brought against it by the Radio Music
Licensing Committee, the radio industry group which
alleged that the PRO violated provisions of the
Sherman Act and of the Clayton Act.
undeniable that the music industry is highly concentrated.
there are more people making music than ever before and more
ways for people to find it, the majority of what we listen to
passes through bottlenecks that are controlled by a select few
powerful entities. Broadcasters, webcasters, and streaming
services are all dominated by one or two big players.This
means that any musician who wants to be heard must go through
one of these players to reach listeners.
recent Rethink Music report contains useful information on the
complex economics of the modern music business. The
report highlights many principles around securing a fair value
for music that are important and which IFPI and its member
companies would agree with.Unfortunately, the report also
contains too much inaccurate information, unsubstantiated
assertions, and consequently unfair criticisms of record
technology is growing and becoming much more accessible all
over the world, more Record Labels and Artists are getting
their Music Production hats on and releasing music to the
world. The thrill of seeing the material out on stores such as
Beatport, iTunes, Google Play, and others is a great feeling
but then the artist and record label begin to realize there is
not enough attention that is needed and begin to ask, how can
I get featured and get a banner on Beatport or iTunes and
its silence on the biggest controversy it has faced since
re-entering the U.S radio industry in 2013, Nielsen yesterday
unveiled plans to update its PPM watermarking technology in
the fourth quarter to make the inaudible codes easier for its
ratings meters to pick up.