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MyWerx Offers Innovative Copyright Ownership ID


Billboard magazine’s current issue (cover date August 21) includes a feature story titled 10 Best Startups of 2010, profiling companies that “share a vision that the best days of the music industry are not behind us, but still lie ahead.” One of the featured startups is Nashville-based MyWerx, a technology company that develops cloud computing […]

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UMG Videos Back on MTV.com

Universal Music Group is temporarily allowing MTV.com to stream music videos from its artists. The label group had recently forced MTV.com to remove the videos until a licensing agreement could be reached. According to AdAge.com, UMG came around, at least for the time being, so that fans can watch the videos and vote for MTV’s […]

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Nashville’s Frost Specialty Merges With Integro

The insurance brokerage and risk management firm Integro announced today (8/13) that it has completed a merger with Frost Specialty, LLC, a third-generation insurance agency specializing in serving the music industry and located on Music Row. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. From its founding in 1980 as a trailblazer in the Country […]

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Facebook Enters Net Neutrality Fray

[Updated 8/12] The net neutrality debate which has been slowly heating to a boil between Verizon,Google and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski now has Facebook entering the fray. Facebook, the giant social network with over 500 million users, obviously has a vested interest in the outcome of rules affecting its ability to move data over broadband […]

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Page Kelley Joins Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow

Milom Joyce Horsnell Crow PLC has welcomed attorney D. Page Kelley III to the firm. Kelley, a veteran music business attorney most recently with Baker & Kelley, brings his individual and corporate music clients to MJHC’s established entertainment, intellectual property, media and technology practice. He has joined Mike Milom, Robin Mitchell Joyce, Chris Horsnell, David […]

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UMG Pulls Videos Off MTV Over Licensing Flap

Billboard.com is reporting today (8/6) that licensing talks have broken down between MTV and Universal Music Group (UMG), resulting in the removal of videos of “most” of UMG’s artists from MTV’s online outlets, including CMT.com. UMG had been licensing music directly to MTV for years, but is now directing all licensing negotiations to the Vevo […]

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Baker To Lead Ent. Law For Bone McAllester Norton

Longtime Music Row attorney Robert L. Baker has joined Bone McAllester Norton PLLC and will lead the firm’s new Entertainment Law Group, Chairman Charles W. Bone announced today (8/3). As a previous founding member of Baker & Kelley, Robert Baker has experience in entertainment and intellectual property, where he represented artists, songwriters, producers (music, film […]

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Hotel Tax Revenue To Help Repair Opry House

From the City Paper: An ordinance drafted by Mayor Karl Dean and his administration would redirect a portion of revenue collected from the city’s hotel taxes to repair the $20 million worth of flood-related damages to the Grand Ole Opry House. “The operation of this Opry House has a very real and tangible impact on […]

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RIAA Criticized Over Executive Salaries

The RIAA is under fire for paying top boss Mitch Bainwol over $2 million in 2008. A report published yesterday (7/12) in Digital Music News broke the story, questioning whether such an extravagant salary was justifiable for someone leading the trade group of a suffering industry. Now the RIAA has responded, saying that it is […]

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Can Country’s 2nd Six Months Rescue Sales Slide?

It’s possible that country could sell the additional 28-30 million albums necessary to end 2010 flat. But even if unit sales do match last year, it seems highly likely that revenue will not.

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U.S. To Target Music, Movie Piracy

Vice President Joe Biden announced Tuesday (6/22) that the United States will target foreign websites that pirate American music and movies. It’s all part of a new national strategy to reduce intellectual property theft. “This is theft, clear and simple,” Biden said at a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano […]

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