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Can Congress Do Something Right? The Music Modernization Act and Why It Matters

John Simson writes: The House of Representatives unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act last week by a vote of 415-0! Imagine our divided Congress passing anything with no opposition. This is actually not uncommon with music industry issues when the … Continue reading

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The Music Modernization Act: Congress Poised to Pass Legislation Updating Music Copyright Royalties for the Digital Age

On April 25, 2018, the House of Representatives unanimously passed H. R. 5447, otherwise known as the “Music Modernization Act” (MMA). The bill, which now awaits Senate action, amends the Copyright Act in multiple ways, most notably by changing the … Continue reading

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Fordham 2018 Report 1: Building Out the House – Music Licensing

The AmeriKat has had her paws pretty full of late with trials, events, conferences and general life.  So this year, she was not able to report on the ever incredible sessions from the Fordham IP Conference in New York.  But … Continue reading

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Ultra Music Festival Acquires Winter Music Conference

Just two days before Ultra Music Festival’s twentieth anniversary, marketing manager Albert Berdellans announced their acquisition of Winter Music Conference. For ten years, both UMF and WMC worked alongside one another to bring incredible electronica music to Miami. This wonderful partnership severed ties … Continue reading

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The Music Process – Between New Business Models And Lawsuits (IP-Watch)

by Pedro Paranaguá. The traditional business model of the phonographic industry is being left behind by the competitiveness of new technologies. The technological world is evolving, but some businesses are struggling as they are not adapting themselves to the ever-increasing … Continue reading

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