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REPORT: Justice Probes Possible Price-Fixing In Music Publishing

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business

July 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating possible pricing coordination among music publishing companies as it reviews the...

Catching Up With Wendy & Lisa Upon Winning ASCAP's Inaugural Shirley Walker Award

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman have always been hard to put in a nutshell - in fact, I can't think of a duo whose musical path through the entertainment...

BMI Icon Stevie Nicks Leads Star Studded Pop Awards (VIDEO)

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.14.2014 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

When you get hundreds of creative people in a venue like the Beverly Wilshire, add cocktails and good food...it can be like herding unruly sheep.

ASCAP'S 'I Create Music' EXPO, Plus Conversations with E-Streeter Nils Lofgren and Summer Horns' Mindi Abair

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.18.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

ASCAP'S "I CREATE MUSIC" EXPO At the end of the month, ASCAP once again is sponsoring their annual "I Create Music" EXPO, this being the event's 9t...

Scoring Angel Energy

Tamsin Smith | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Such a lucid notion: "The taste of sweet blueberries and the word 'Barcelona' makes me happy" -- just lie in the echo of that for a moment. It captures all that is most tender, effortless, thrilling and true about life's apotheosis.

On the "A" w/Souleo: LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross Find Meaning in Film Go For Sisters

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

When actresses LisaGay Hamilton and Yolonda Ross finished reading the script for two-time Oscar nominee John Sayles' new film, Go For Sisters, they im...

Overalls On The Red Carpet?

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 10.09.2013 | Black Voices

We love a good style revival and these days it's all about 90's fashion -- crop tops, chokers, snapback hats and Timberland boots, to name a few. Whil...

Getting the Government Out of Songwriting: Voluntary Licenses Should Replace Consent Decrees or Compulsory Licenses

Chris Castle | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

Songwriters watch huge public companies essentially given a pass on mergers and other anticompetitive activities that have a profound effect on the U.S. consumers.

A Chat With ASCAP President Paul Williams, Plus Exclusives from Modern Machines, Eli Mardock, Matthew J. Tow and Creed Bratton

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.01.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Eli Mardock is premiering a new song with us today called "If You're With Me, Then You're Against Me." The haunting and dream-like tune appears on the Nebraskan singer/songwriter's debut full length, Everything Happens For The First Time.

Timothy Stenovec

OUCH! $17 For 1 Million Plays On Pandora

HuffingtonPost.com | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 06.25.2013 | Technology

Now that's low. Cracker's 1993 hit "Low" had over 1.1 million plays on Pandora in the final three months of 2012, but David Lowery -- the co-found...

Adam Levine Honored by BMI at Annual Pop Awards

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 07.28.2013 | Entertainment
Charles Karel Bouley

It's more of a reward than an award, but still, it's one of the most fun, private parties in Hollywood. It's the BMI Pop Music Awards, held in May at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel; a venue that has served as the award's home for some time now.

After Three Decades A Crystal Clear Classic Still Soothes Broken Hearts

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 01.29.2013 | Entertainment
Brian Levin, J.D.

Sometimes the stories behind the music world's most memorable songs can be almost as compelling as the tunes themselves. Such is the case with Crystal Gayle's 1977 "Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue," an incredibly beautiful song that peaked exactly 35 years ago this week.

Legendary Songwriter Dies At 91

AP | BOB THOMAS and CHRISTOPHER WEBER | Posted 11.01.2012 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Hal David, the stylish, heartfelt lyricist who teamed with Burt Bacharach on dozens of timeless songs for movies, television and a...

Reviving Paul Williams

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.08.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Still alive? Paul Williams seems to be defying time, as it were. He's still a practicing songwriter, and he's out on the hustings doing retail film promotion for a documentary, Paul Williams Still Alive, that he initially regretted saying "yes" to.

How Artists Get Paid for Internet Radio: An interview with Mike Huppe, President of SoundExchange (Part 1 of 2)

Chris Castle | Posted 06.26.2012 | Entertainment
Chris Castle

When you hear a recording of a song, there are actually two distinct copyrights involved, the song (also called a "musical work") and the recording of the song.

How Restaurants Can Go Broke By Playing Music

Posted 11.12.2011 | Home

There's a lot of overlap between restaurant lovers and music lovers, so it's not hard to imagine that, if you open a restaurant, you have a favorite b...

Among School Children

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.18.2011 | Home
Tamsin Smith

All the songs on this name-your-price collection represent a story-telling collaboration between The Great Unknown and America SCORES schoolchildren from five cities across the country.

Sundance Festival: The Marriage of Music and Film

Tamara Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamara Conniff

I have always been a massive fan of film music. It is truly one of the greatest arts and the ultimate marriage of image and sound. So Sundance was like a wonderland for me.

Music Unites Expands Efforts in 2011 With Nationwide Instrument Drive

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In less than two years, Music Unites has grown exponentially and expanded a number of its programs. The New York-based non-profit has grown from an id...

ASCAP and Music Unites' Night School Kick Off

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

The joint endeavor, created to provide support and accessibility to emerging musicians, kicked off Tuesday night at the Norwood Club with 'Music Publishing 101'.

ASCAP AND MUSIC UNITES PARTNER TO PRESENT ASCAP'S NIGHT SCHOOL

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

Music Unites is joining with ASCAP tomorrow night to present "ASCAP's Night School: Publishing 101" the first in a series of four workshop panels deve...

ASCAP's attack on Creative Commons

Lawrence Lessig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence Lessig

UPDATE: I've received a letter from Paul Williams declining my offer to debate. "My priorities," Williams wrote, "must be focused on songwriting and c...

30,000 Songwriters in the Making

Paul Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paul Williams

If new technologies are just enablers for taking music without any means for compensation, the chance for future songwriters to make a decent living is in serious jeopardy.

Bruce Springsteen Sues Connolly's Pub... Or Does He?

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Bruce Springsteen wants his name off a lawsuit demanding licensing fees from a Manhattan bar where a band played his songs. A statem...

Stop the Music...and the Torture

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

Those who focus solely on the closing of Gitmo merely invite the US government to move any detainees still in need of further 'care' to Bagram, which is in a similarly lawless situation, if not more so.