Fast-multiplying streaming services are beautiful music to fans' ears — but can produce earaches for some in the larger music industry.
Pandora pressed its case for lower rates for music licensing to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, urging lawmakers to support a bill that would put it in parity with cable and satellite radio but at the…
With the record industry continuing its gradual decline, and digital downloads and commercial licensing proving ever more crucial, a number of legacy acts are heading back into the studio. But…
Nothing involving digital music is ever clear-cut, and things tend to become especially sticky when the federal government gets involved.
In a resolution that could have an impact on several pending lawsuits involving royalties for downloads and ringtones, F.B.T. Productions filed a stipulation to dismiss its case against Universal…
With the mainstreaming of electronic dance music, the industry has had to confront a number of challenges adapting DJ culture to more established digital music platforms. Not the least of these…
In the turbulent waters of digital music royalties, there's uncertainty … and there's opportunity.
The rise of digital platforms has kept showbiz scrambling -- and lawyers working overtime -- to sort out how content can be monetized and rightsholders compensated fairly. But with cloud-based music…
A third major label group has been drawn into the fray over digital royalties, as Sister Sledge and Ronee Blakely have sued Warner Music Group, alleging they were shortchanged on payments.
The ongoing legal battle between artists and labels over digital royalties widened late last week, as two new suits alleging gross underpayments to acts were filed.
Four well-known acts have filed a suit against Universal Music Group, claiming the company shortchanged them on royalties from digital download and ringtone sales.