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2014-03-25 08:27:24

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today two key promotions within the company's senior management team. Anjula Singh, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, is promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Colin Rushing, General Counsel, is promoted to Senior Vice President and General Counsel, effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/DC89789-a These promotions come as SoundExchange royalties are...

2014-03-11 08:26:37

Content Provides Key Legal Information for Publishers CAPE CORAL, Fla., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlimited Priorities LLC(®), a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, has announced the availability of an eBook geared specifically toward copyright issues faced by these organizations. Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers contains information vital to the publishing community. As copyright is the...

2014-02-28 23:00:30

Copyright laws are woefully outdated, but lawmakers in Washington are finally starting to pay attention and take action. That’s according to U.S. Register of Copyrights Hon. Maria A. Pallante, who addressed hundreds of experts and law students at the 58th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference held Feb. 28, at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) February 28, 2014 Copyright laws are woefully outdated, but lawmakers in Washington are finally starting to pay attention and...

2014-02-04 12:23:50

Announces Record-Setting $170.4 Million Paid to Artists and Labels in Fourth Quarter 2013 WASHINGTON, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange, which celebrated its ten year anniversary in 2013, closed out the year with another record-setting distribution, paying $170.4 million to recording artists and record labels in the fourth quarter. Total year-end digital radio royalty payments reached an all-time high of approximately $590.4 million (up 28 percent from 2012). Since...

2014-01-16 08:25:52

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today Michael Huppe will continue to serve as its President and CEO through 2018. Huppe will continue to be responsible for setting the strategic direction of SoundExchange, managing its day-to-day operations, and ensuring its long-term growth in service of the music industry. Since taking the helm in 2011, Huppe has successfully guided the organization through a period of exponential growth and...

2014-01-14 08:27:17

SoundExchange First of Its Kind to Offer Artists and Rights Owners Monthly Performance Royalties WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Beginning this month, SoundExchange will provide monthly royalties to artists, labels and rights owners signed up to receive electronic payments. Previously, SoundExchange sent royalty payments quarterly to its registrants, and is now the first sound recording performance rights organization in the world to offer monthly distributions....

2013-12-18 12:23:22

Outreach part of Maria Pallante's broader initiative to hear from wide range of copyright stakeholders around the country SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Recording Academy(®) has announced a new initiative to facilitate leadership roundtables between music creators and Maria Pallante, the Register of Copyrights and Director of the U.S. Copyright Office. The initiative is a response to Pallante's stated goal of hearing from stakeholders on all sides of the...

US Authors Guild Loses In Court Against Google Books
2013-11-15 11:07:15

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The latest chapter in the ongoing saga of Google Books and whether it constituted “fair use” is over, but whether the book is closed on the matter has yet to be determined. On Thursday Google Inc. won a dismissal in a long-running lawsuit by the US Authors Guild, which sued the search giant, alleging that its plans to create a digital library in essence amounted to copyright infringement. Google was able to defeat the legal action,...

2013-11-14 23:00:50

Google, Inc.’s win Thursday in a lawsuit over the company’s posting millions of books online is a win for authors and the goal of learning, according to an intellectual property professor at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. (PRWEB) November 14, 2013 Google, Inc.’s win Thursday in a lawsuit over the company’s posting millions of books online is a win for authors and the goal of learning, according to an intellectual property professor at The John Marshall Law School in...

2013-10-17 08:27:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange today announced the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors. Jim Mahoney and Darius Van Arman will bring their knowledge, experience and passion for the music industry to the SoundExchange board. Mahoney and Van Arman will fill the positions previously held by Rich Bengloff, president of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), and Dick Huey, founder & CEO, Toolshed, respectively....