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Musicians rally together for performance royalties

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.

Huge protest in Rio against oil royalties share-out plan (video)

Rio De Janeiro - Rio de Janeiro's streets were packed with hundreds of thousands of protesters on Monday, slamming a law that would spread the state's oil wealth around Brazil.

Clear Channel to be first to pay royalties for music on air

An agreement between broadcast radio and performers marks the very first time that performers will get paid when their songs are played on the airwaves.

Randy Quaid says there is plan to murder him over royalties

Vancouver - 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.

'DJ pop gang' arrested in alleged iTunes royalty scam

Nine people are being held in custody after allegedly earning £200,000 ($320,000) by buying their own records from iTunes and Amazon with stolen and cloned credit cards.

Music licensing firm uses aggressive tactics

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.

Will YouTube's Music Deal Set Precedent?

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?

SoundExchange Announces Royalty Fees

Soundexchange promises to work with smaller broadcasters, but today they announced minimum fees towards all those planning to broadcast songs over the internet. Will the stations survive?

RIAA Seeking Royalties From Radio

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.

Beatles settle with EMI over royalties

The Beatles have agreed to settle with EMI over 30 million pounds in unpaid royalties.
 

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