In the U.S., performers of songs are not paid when their songs are broadcast on public and commercial radio. A group of musicians have got together to campaign for what they regard as fair compensation.
Actor Randy Quaid has accused a small network of Hollywood lawyers and business managers, who once worked for him, of conspiring to steal from him by sabotaging his credibility and career, orchestrating false arrests and plotting to have him killed.
Small UK firms are being targeted by music licence companies chasing royalty for songwriters and composers. The Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS) has been accused of using aggressive tactics to get people to pay for licences.
YouTube is showing some love to songwriters and music publishers by inking a deal with a UK licensing group, agreeing to pay royalties for songs used in videos on the site. How will this change how YouTube handles other music publishers?
The RIAA continues it's efforts to recoup monies lost on album sales due to online pirating. This time they're going after the broadcast radio stations themselves in an attempt to upend a 70-year exemption agreement.