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Pandora Royalty To Remain The Same Pandora Royalty To Remain The Same

Federal judge Denise Cote in New York has left the rate internet music giant Pandora must pay to songwriters essentially the same, according to reports. In a ruling handed down on Friday March 14, Cote ruled that Pandora must pay …

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away with Awards George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away with Awards

Wednesday night, country crooner George Strait will be the elder statesman among this year’s annual Country Music Association Awards nominees for entertainer of the year. Strait’s competitors at the 47th annual event are Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan (37), Jason …

George Strait Up For Entertainer Of The Year At CMA’s George Strait Up For Entertainer Of The Year At CMA’s

It’s beginning to look like quite the rewarding week for country singer George Strait. On Monday, Strait was given the Founders Award at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) Country Music Awards. ASCAP made the announcement in …

Yahoo, AOL, RealNetworks Must Pay Music Royalties
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The last thing either Yahoo or AOL wants to do right now is give away money; the companies are having enough trouble without handouts.  Yet a federal court has ruled that Yahoo and AOL (along with RealNetworks) must pay millions in licensing fees to the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP).