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Hey Alexa - Remind Me How Much You Are Increasing My SoundExchange Music Royalties
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • November 14 2018

In the last year, the popularity of Alexa, Google Home and similar “smart speaker” devices has led to discussions at almost every broadcast


FCC Proposes Lessened Interference Protections for Class A “Clear Channel” AM Stations - What Does This Proposal Mean for AM Revitalization?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 11 2018

Late last week, the FCC issued a “Second Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in its AM Revitalization Proceeding. The FCC has been taking steps


Almost 80 Radio Stations Hit With New FCC EEO Audit Letter
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 17 2017

While the FCC in April made broadcaster's compliance with the FCC's EEO rules easier by allowing the wide dissemination of information about job


FCC Releases First EEO Audit for 2017 - Over 200 Radio and Almost 80 TV Stations Named in the Audit Notice
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2017

In the swirl of news about the deregulatory efforts of the new FCC, one could almost forget that there are still many regulations in place that


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


Foreign Ownership of US Broadcast Stations Suddenly the Rage? - FCC Seeks Comments on Two Proposals for Alien Ownership to Exceed 25, Including One for 100 Australian Ownership
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 8 2016

In the last two days, the FCC has asked for public comment on two proposals for foreign ownership of US broadcast stations where that ownership would


Why is a US radio station getting a notice about webcasting royalties in Canada? why webcasters geo-block their streams to avoid international music royalties
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA, Canada
  • October 8 2014

An Alabama radio station recently received a notice about the new royalty rates that are payable to ReSound, the Canadian equivalent of SoundExchange


Challenge to radio station purchase helps define FCC radio ownership limits in arbitron markets
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 7 2013

With the FCC closed because of the Federal government shutdown so no new decisions will be coming out for the time being, we get to look at some of


Apple announces an internet radio offering and Pandora buys a "real" radio station - what does it mean for music royalties?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • June 23 2013

In one week this month, Apple announced that it will get into Internet Radio, and Pandora, the biggest player in that space, announced that it will


$18,000 FCC fine for operating earth station with expired license reminds broadcasters that not all of their licenses are covered during the license renewal or assignment and transfer approval process
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 4 2013

Both radio and TV broadcasters either have recently completed the license renewal process, or will be doing so in the next few years. Many