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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’’


Consent Decrees Remind Broadcasters to Seek FCC Approval for Corporate Changes - Even When Control Does Not Change
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2018

Last week, the FCC released a Consent Decree where a broadcast company admitted to certain unauthorized transfers of several stations, even though


Remember FCC Rules on Underwriting Limitations - And that They Don’t Apply to Spots Bought By Nonprofit Entities
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2017

Last week, the FCC reached a consent decree with a noncommercial broadcaster, where the broadcaster paid an $8000 penalty for, among other things


Sinclair Pays $9.4 Million to FCC to Settle Claims of Improper Joint Negotiation of Retransmission Consent Agreements
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 2 2016

Last week, the FCC announced a Consent Decree with Sinclair Broadcast Group where Sinclair agreed to pay $9.495 million to the FCC to settle claims


$700,000 to Be Paid By Media General to End Inquiry on its Attempts to Enforce a JSA - What are the Limits on the Enforceability of a Contractual Restriction on an FCC Licensee’s Sale of its Station?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 14 2016

The FCC yesterday announced a Consent Decree with Media General by which Media General agreed to pay a $700,000 "settlement payment"


2016 is a Big Year for Radio and ASCAP, BMI and SESAC
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 25 2016

The "performing rights organizations" - ASCAP, BMI and SESAC - don't get as much attention in these pages as do the royalties paid to SoundExchange


Understanding music royalties Congressional Research Service releases summary of the law, while DOJ asks for more comments on ASCAP and BMI consent decree reform
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 30 2015

The legal issues surrounding the use of music in broadcast and digital media is one of those topics that is usually enough to make eyes glaze over


FCC upholds $50,000 penalty for noncommercial LMA where licensee paid more than its operational expenses
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2015

A decision that noncommercial broadcasters should note was released by the Commission last week. The decision was one that upheld a 2012 consent


The location of the public inspection file of a college radio station when the station’s main studio is in a building not open to the general public addressed in FCC consent decree
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 25 2015

How to deal with a noncommercial radio station’s public inspection file when the station is licensed to a college and has a main studio in a


FCC fines iHeart Media $1,000,000 for broadcasting EAS alert tones when there was no emergency what the big fine says to broadcasters
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • May 20 2015

One million dollars is still a big fine, even though the FCC has been handing out fines for that amount, or more, many times in recent months