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RMLC Reaches Agreement with ASCAP on Royalties for Commercial Radio for Through 2021
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 16 2016

ASCAP and the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) announced yesterday that they have reached an agreement for the period 2017-2021, setting the


Incentive Auction News: Stage 3 Forward Auction Closes After One Round, Stage 4 to Commence Next Week; GAO Issues Report on Effects on LPTV; Court Dismisses Appeal of Class A Exclusion from Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 6 2016

Yesterday was a busy day for the TV incentive auction, where the FCC is attempting to clear portions of the TV band by paying TV stations to


RMLC Files Antitrust Lawsuit Against GMR And Seeks to Enjoin New Music License Fees on Radio Stations
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 20 2016

RMLC, the organization that represents most commercial radio stations in the US in negotiating music license agreements for the public performance of


Reminder on August 30 Effective Date for Increases in FCC Application Fees
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 30 2016

While most broadcasters are awaiting word of when the FCC's annual regulatory fees will be due (an announcement that should be coming any day now as


What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? - A Presentation on Pending Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters - particularly in the area


FCC’s Audio Division Case Clarifies Processing Rules for FM Upgrades and Forced Channel Changes
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 22 2016

Rules regarding the processing FM applications - particularly those involving upgrade applications that require the forced change of the channel on


Congressional Proposal for Copyright Small Claims Court - What Does It Suggest?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2016

In the last few weeks, we've seen almost daily press reports of new lawsuits against media companies being sued for the use of photos on their


How To Follow the FCC Incentive Auction
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 15 2016

As the leaders of the FCC's Incentive Auction Task Force said in opening a post on the FCC's blog last week, "Who says nothing happens in Washington


Long Periods of Silence Can Jeopardize a Station’s License - $5000 Fine and Short-Term Renewal Given to a Station that had Been Silent for Extended Periods
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2016

In a decision released last week, the FCC made clear that stations that have long periods in which they are not operated (perhaps being put back into


DOJ Recommends No Changes in ASCAP and BMI Consent Decrees, And Requires Full-Work Licensing - How It Affects Music Users
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 5 2016

The DOJ yesterday issued its long-awaited review of the ASCAP and BMI antitrust consent decrees. We wrote about the issues raised by the DOJ in its