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Royalty Rights Revenue Stream Maze

Earlier this week Digital Music News highlighted these two royalty payment flow charts. The first, titled Working In Music is drawn from a British perspective and created by Wiggin LLP. The second is from a U.S. perspective offered by royalty admin specialist MusicReports. To see the large size versions click here and click here.

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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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Photos: Dave Bartholomew; Nashville Publishers Network

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Bartholomew recently stopped by BMI’s Music Row offices. The legendary songwriter, producer, musician, arranger and A&R man hooked up with Fats Domino and their collaborations sent shock waves from New Orleans, forever changing the soundscape of American music. Bartholomew wrote classics including “Ain’t That a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’” […]

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Hirings At Black Ink Publishing

Black Ink Music Publishing announced two new hirings today. Noah Dewey has re-joined the company as VP of Creative Services and Meghan Orga is on board as the Office Manager. Richard Orga has been at the helm of Black Ink for seven months. The boutique music publishing company is home to writers Matt Jenkins, Justin […]

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Brigitte DeMeyer Signs with Green Hills Music

Americana artist/writer Brigitte DeMeyer has signed a publishing agreement with Nashville’s Green Hills Music Group. The soulful touring artist plays festivals worldwide and has opened shows for such headliners as Bob Dylan, Dan Fogelberg and Marc Cohn. The longtime San Francisco resident recently relocated with her family to Nashville, which she calls her “spiritual home.” […]

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Jackson To Recieve ASCAP Founders Award

ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) will honor Alan Jackson with its prestigious Founders Award at the ASCAP Country Music Awards on Tuesday, September 14, 2010. The invitation-only gala will be held at the War Memorial Auditorium in downtown Nashville. With album sales totaling more than 50 million, Jackson is a fitting recipient […]

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Anderson Spurs Industry Dialog

Anderson bravely offers a five step plan to extend the life of the CD an additional three years (6 total) which he hopes will allow time to “create new revenue streams.”
In the spirit of honest debate, and to keep the discussion alive, MusicRow visited with some anonymous industry heavyweights to gauge reaction to Anderson’s ideas. We also asked, “Is keeping the CD alive a worthwhile endeavor? Or are we simply prolonging the inevitable loss of a product which will be less painful if done quickly?”

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HoriPro Marks 20 Years On Music Row

HoriPro Entertainment Group celebrated the 20th anniversary of the opening of its Music Row office with a party July 19 at Nashville’s Bound’ry Restaurant. The music publishing company has had offices in Tokyo, Japan for 50 years and then 20 years ago Kaz Hori and his family opened a Nashville branch with Bob Beckham.

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Black River Music Signs Matt Lopez

Black River Music Publishing has signed Matt Lopez to a publishing deal. “I am looking forward to working with Matt,” said Celia Froehlig, Vice President of BRMG Publishing. “He is a wonderful addition to the BRMG publishing family!” Lopez is a member of the emerging group Due West who recently signed a record deal with […]

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DMX Wins Rate Court Lawsuit Against BMI

DMX, Inc., a leading provider of commercial music services, has won a rate court proceeding against performing rights organization BMI. On Monday (7/26), a federal district judge in New York ordered BMI to provide DMX with an adjustable fee blanket license that allows DMX to license music directly from music publishers and writers. The decision […]

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UMPG Signs Darius Rucker

Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) today (7/27) announced the signing of an exclusive, worldwide publishing agreement with Darius Rucker. The songwriter and artist built a strong career with Hootie & the Blowfish and in 2008 launched a notable solo career in country music. His UMPG publishing agreement encompasses all of his writing for his country debut […]

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