by

Song Download and Performance Rights

Song Download and Performance Rights

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

by

The Confluence of Live and Recorded Music

The Confluence of Live and Recorded Music

Early in 2010, Ticketmaster, one of the largest ticket distribution companies merged with Live Nation, a top venue and concert promotion company. The merger caused antitrust concerns, and the Department of Justice gave its approval only on certain terms. Ticketmaster had to first divest itself of...

Read More

by

U.S. Performance Rights in Sound Recordings

U.S. Performance Rights in Sound Recordings

In 2008, the Department of Commerce urged Congress to expand the statutory...

by

Protect IP: A Dramatic Step In US Anti-Piracy Legi...

Protect IP: A Dramatic Step In US Anti-Piracy Legislation

The Protect IP Act (Senate Bill S968), short for Preventing Real Online...

by

Spotify: Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Spotify: Not Out Of The Woods Yet

Spotify could be in danger of becoming just another flash in the pan music...

by

WIPO Tallies Song Credits Worldwide

WIPO Tallies Song Credits Worldwide

Considering the vast array of music services that were launched this year,...

by

House Music: A Commercial Underground

House Music: A Commercial Underground

The popularity of Deejay’s (DJ’s), house music, and rave-like parties has...

by

Facebook Mines Music

Facebook Mines Music

Facebook announced it’s highly anticipated integration of a variety of media...