Author: Jay Mitchell

Music licensing battle royal.

We would say that the relationship between the Radio Music License Committee and Global Music Rights is heating up, but the contentious negotiations between the upstart music licensor and the industry negotiating organization or already boiling over.

BMI sues RMLC.

Music licensor BMI has filed suit in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees for radio stations represented by the Radio Music License Committee; the two organizations are in the process of negotiating a new five-year licensing deal to begin…

Apple loses ground.

According to a study by Flurry Analystics (a Yahoo! company), the Apple iPhone 7 outsold the comparable Samsung product by more than two to one (44% versus 21%), but the gap is narrowing: last year Apple cornered nearly 50% of…

Facebook loses face.

Hot on the heels of the settlement between the National Music Publishers Association and YouTube over music royalty payments, the Association is now going after Facebook for copyright infringement in the face of a growing number of artists and wannabe…

Radio loses ground.

Borrell’s study of political advertising in 2016 shows that radio is getting less of the budget than it did in 2012—from 8.6% to 6.3%—while overall spending was up from $9.4 billion to $9.8 billion. According to company president Gordon Borrell,…

Broadcasters will see FCC in court.

The News Media Alliance (nee the Newspaper Association of America) and the National Association of Broadcasters, in separate actions, have taken the FCC to court objecting to the Commission’s decision to hold onto the newspaper-broadcast cross-ownership ban. The filings were…