Negotiations Form Independent Organization for Digital Royalty Collection
Sean Agnew / Blue Metallic Entertainment Group
BMG is eliminating standard deductions on royalty payments to artists in an apparent response to artists' unrest over what they see as antiquated business practices.
American Federation of Musicians
The terms of the current Board of Directors were due to expire on December 31, 2001, but nominations are being held open until January 31, 2002 due to recent interest from certain MMF members in running for the Board.
SOUNDEXCHANGE, RECORD LABELS & ARTIST GROUPS REACH AGREEMENT TO PAY ARTIST PERFORMANCE ROYALTIES DIRECTLY TO PERFORMERS AND TO CHANGE SOUNDEXCHANGE STRUCTURE
"Our board members are happy that we have reached an accord with the RIAA on this issue, however, our happiness will turn into excitement only after Congress passes this amendment:"
In an exclusive interview Aug. 9 with Billboard, Artists' Coalition co-founder Don Henley discussed the joint settlement with the Recording Industry Assn. of america (RIAA) on legal language to rescind without prejudice the 1999 "work-for-hire" amendment to the Copyright Act.
As a Board Member or the Music Managers Forum (formerly referred to as the International Managers Forum) it became necessary recently for me to help defend the rights of recording artists.
You may have noticed a change to the name of our organization. During the recent MMF International Executive Council meeting at MIDEM, some members related problems with people confusing us with the International Monetary Fund. While this might seem unlikely, several members attended meetings with music managers and industry personnel in Southeast Asia and Brazil, where the organization’s initials elicited quizzical stares. In addition, some affiliates cannot locally register any name with “International” in the title. Therefore, each international affiliate will now be known as the Music Managers Forum-_______, affiliated with the International Music Managers Forum.