Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have...
Major labels are pushing for the end of exclusive deals with streaming services as they are quickly realizing such a practice hinders the potential profit of their artists’ biggest albums...
Songwriters vs. the DOJ1
Exclusivity and Its Limits2
Sponsorship Lift Off3
by Megan Graney
A few months ago, Google lost patience with the major labels and launched its own license-free Music Beta Site, an annoyingly slow, song-by-song, upload locker service. Now, Apple seems to have something better with the labels’ consent and Google seems ready to come to terms by acquiring the...Read More
On October 3rd 2011, the Supreme Court of the United States refused to hear the case of American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) v. United States. This case would have dealt with the question of whether the category of a public performance extends to downloading a song via...Read More