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Music Modernization Act Becomes Law - Mechanical Rights To Become Easier Just As Performance Rights May Become More Difficult
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 15 2018

Last week, after passage by both chambers of Congress and signature by the President, the ‘‘Orrin G. Hatch-Bob Goodlatte Music Modernization Act’’


RMLC Initiates Rate Court Proceeding with BMI to Set Radio Royalties - What Does It Mean?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2018

Last week, the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC), the organization representing most commercial radio broadcasters in negotiating performance


GMR Sues RMLC - Claims Antitrust Violations for Negotiating Royalties on Behalf of the Radio Industry - What Are the Implications?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • December 9 2016

Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) filing a lawsuit against Global Music Rights (GMR) alleging that GMR


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


BMI Judge Rejects DOJ Conclusion that Consent Decree Requires 100 of Songs - What Does that Mean for Music Services?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2016

On Friday, the US District Court judge who oversees the administration of the BMI Consent Decree rejected the recent Department of Justice


Dueling letters about SESAC radio station royalties what’s a station to do?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

This week, many radio stations received a letter from SESAC, asking the stations to renew their last SESAC agreement for three years at a rate 5


Radio Music License Committee settles antitrust suit against SESAC what does it mean for the radio industry?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 24 2015

Yesterday, it was announced that the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) settled its lawsuit with SESAC (see the press release here, and the full


How misunderstandings about big numbers distort the debate over songwriter digital music royalties as the DOJ readies its recommendations for reform of the ASCAP and BMI consent decrees
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2015

Press reports indicate that the Department of Justice is nearing the completion of its study of whether to suggest the revision of the antitrust


TV Music Licensing Committee settles antitrust action with SESAC over music licensing rates and terms radio watches and wonders if it can get a similar deal
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2014

SESAC is the one major performing rights organization whose rates have not, until now, been subject to judicial review as part of an antitrust


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