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Commercial Radio - Remember to Sign RMLCSESAC Contract By March 26 to Get the Full Benefit of Arbitration Decision
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 23 2018

We wrote last summer about the substantial reductions in SESAC royalties that the Radio Music License Committee was able to achieve for commercial


Court of Appeals Upholds BMI Decision Allowing Fractional Music Licensing - What Are the Issues?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 20 2017

Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a "Summary Order" that the Court said does "not have precedential effect," upheld an


Magistrate Rules RMLC Suit Against GMR Should Not Be Litigated in Pennsylvania - What Does that Mean for Radio Companies?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 1 2017

Yesterday brought news that a Federal Magistrate issued a ruling (a 42 page order discussing fine points of law) deciding that the antitrust lawsuit


Are You Streaming Your Radio Station? Reminder that Broadcasters Need to Pay Royalties to SoundExchange as well as ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 9 2017

The alphabet soup of organizations that collect royalties for playing music has never been easy to keep straight, and today royalty issues sometimes


Looking at Music Royalty Issues for Radio and TV Broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 17 2017

Last week, I participated in a discussion about music royalties for broadcasters at the Texas Association of Broadcasters Annual Convention in Austin


GMR Offers Commercial Radio 6 Month Extension of Interim License to Play Their Songs
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2017

Global Music Rights, commonly known as GMR, is the newest Performing Rights Organization (PRO) in the US music business, licensing public performance


SESAC Royalties for Commercial Radio Slashed By More Than Half - Both SESAC and RMLC Claim Victory in Arbitration
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2017

It was announced this week that SESAC's royalties for radio for the period starting at the beginning of 2016 through the end of 2018 have been


SoundExchange Acquires CMRRA - What Does it Mean for Music Licensing?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 18 2017

This week SoundExchange, the non-profit rights organization that collects the royalties paid by digital music companies for the public performance in


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


Legal Issues in Digital and Social Media - Identifying the Landmines for Broadcasters and Other Media Companies - A Video Webinar
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 14 2016

Almost every week, we write about some legal issue that arises in digital and social media - many times talking about the traditional media company