JUDGMENT AND A DEAL

“MP3.com announced a distribution agreement with the Universal Music Group on Tuesday, shortly after a federal court awarded the world’s largest record company $53.4 million in attorney fees and statutory damages stemming from one of the Web site’s streaming audio services.” –¬†Sonicnet

TAKING IT TO THE NET

Sixty-six American orchestras make a net deal. “Under the tentative agreement announced Tuesday, orchestras would make two kinds of performances available on the Internet: live and unrecordable streaming audio or prerecorded music to be downloaded. It would be up to a local committee of musicians and managers from each orchestra to decide what concerts to … Continue reading “TAKING IT TO THE NET”

A WEBCASTER’S DEFINING MOMENT

What, exactly, constitutes an interactive broadcast? If webstreamers are broadcasters and can get blanket royalty licenses to cover playing music like broadcasters do, then streaming takes a big jump forward. If the licenses aren’t allowed, then a webcaster would have to go to every artist it wants to play to get permission. That would guarantee … Continue reading “A WEBCASTER’S DEFINING MOMENT”