Spotify’s long-running spat with songwriters isn’t going away — and that could complicate plans to take the company public. The Swedish music-streaming service — which for years has tangled over business terms with big-name artists like Taylor Swift — is getting fresh static from music publishers and the songwriters they represent over unpaid royalties, sources...
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JUNE 12, 2013
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2013 - BERNE BROS. SONGWRITING AND MUSIC PUBLISHING CO. LLC
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- Songwriters’ spat with Spotify complicates plans for IPO
By Claire Atkinson - Monday Jul 17, 2017
- Warner Bros, Tolkein Estate Settle $80 Million ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Lord of the Rings’ Lawsuit
By Nigel M. Smith, provided by
- Monday Jul 3, 2017
Warner Bros. and the estate of author J.R.R. Tolkein have amicably resolved a five-year legal battle over the digital exploitation of “The Hobbit” and “Lord of the Rings” films.The conflict dates back to 2012, when the Tolkein estate and book publisher HarperCollins filed a $80 million lawsuit alleging that Warners, its New Line subsidiary and rights holder Saul Kaentz Co. infringed copyright and breached contract.The plaintiffs claimed that the studio never had rights to license characters from the hit films in digital offshoots such as online slot machines, video games and other digital merchandising.
- Wayne Haun, Lauren Daigle top Dove Awards nominations
Wednesday Aug 9, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Producer-songwriter Wayne Haun, singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle and rock singer Zach Williams are the top nominees at the 2017 GMA Dove Awards honoring gospel and Christian music.The Gospel Music Association announced Wednesday that Haun is nominated for six awards, followed by Daigle, Williams and songwriters Bernie Herms and David Garcia, who earned five nominations each.
- Critic’s Notebook: Bob Dylan’s Songs for the Soul, Revisited and Redeemed
By JON PARELES - Wednesday Nov 1, 2017
The latest installment in the “Bootleg Series” provides new perspective on the songwriter’s controversial Christian years.
- Bruce Springsteen shifts publishing rights to Universal Music
By Claire Atkinson - Thursday Jul 6, 2017
Bruce Springsteen is shifting his entire global publishing business to Universal Music Publishing Group, the Post has learned exclusively. The Boss — one of the most prolific and highest earnings musicians in the business — is bringing together publishing rights under one company. They are currently dispersed between several entities including Downtown Publishing, which holds...
- A ‘Ragtime’ supporting arts for kids
By Lily Janiak - Tuesday Jul 18, 2017
A ‘Ragtime’ supporting arts for kidsIn an era defined by the fracturing of identity groups, the musical “Ragtime” seems like much-needed balm, weaving together the turn-of-the-century stories of blacks in Harlem, Jewish immigrants in the Lower East Side and affluent whites in New Rochelle.Yet the legions of 9- to 14-year-olds make up just part of the cast of San Francisco Arts Education Project and the San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company’s one-night-only benefit production of the Tony-winning musical.