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2014-07-23 08:28:43

Author Laura N. Gasaway Is Recognized Copyright Authority CAPE CORAL, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unlimited Priorities LLC(®), a firm specializing in support for small and medium-size companies in the information and publishing industries, announces the availability of the print version of its original eBook, Pocket Copyright Guide for Publishers, authored by Laura N. Gasaway, Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus, University of North Carolina at Chapel...

2014-06-17 12:26:49

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today the recipients of its inaugural 2014 SoundExchange PULSE Award: Lorde, The Neighbourhood, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, CHVRCHES and Lindsey Stirling. The SoundExchange PULSE Award recognizes the quick market entry and continued sustainability of artists in the digital radio streaming music space. These artists were recognized for bursting onto the scene in the non-interactive digital space....

2014-05-29 08:26:12

More than 70 Artists Join Campaign to Ensure Fair Pay for Musicians Who Recorded Music Before 1972 WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange was joined by dozens of recording artists today to launch "Project72," a campaign to ensure equal treatment for musicians and rights holders with sound recordings made prior to 1972 from digital radio. Project72 is launching in conjunction with today's introduction of The RESPECT Act, by Representatives George Holding...

2014-05-21 12:29:28

LOS ANGELES, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Media and entertainment union SAG-AFTRA and SoundExchange, the independent organization that collects and distributes royalties for the streaming of sound recordings on digital radio, have teamed up. Together they identified SAG-AFTRA members who may have a cumulative $2.3 million in unclaimed royalties for the use of their recordings from 2,500+ digital radio services. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77825 SAG-AFTRA...

2014-04-23 16:28:04

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Richie Furay, Vince Gill and Striking Matches help launch new series with Nashville show WASHINGTON, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night SoundExchange launched The SoundExchange Influencers Series to a packed house at the Bluebird Café, in Nashville, TN. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140423/77826 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member and founder of bands Buffalo Springfield and Poco, Richie Furay; 20-time GRAMMY-Award winner and...

2014-04-16 16:25:00

Series Launches April 22 to Illustrate The Importance of All Generations of Music: Past, Present and Future WASHINGTON, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SoundExchange announced today the launch of The SoundExchange Influencers Series at the Bluebird, which will kick-off April 22, 2014. The series will be held at Nashville's famous Bluebird Café and will spotlight the importance and power of all generations of music - past, present and future - while simultaneously raising...

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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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