The Alliance of Artists & Recording Companies (AARC) sued Ford Motor and General Motors for copyright law breach, the Department of Justice continued to review radio broadcasting royalty rates, and Billboard looked at Live Nation’s success.
Major labels rejected Apple’s licensing proposal for iRadio, YouTube confirmed it will launch a subscription-based streaming music service, and ASCAP announced it paid out $827 million in royalties in 2012.
DMX won a case against BMI and ASCAP, SoundExchange hit $1billion in royalties and music merchandise entrepreneurs emerged to help DIY artists develop sources of income to support their careers.
Datpiff strengthens the fan and artist relationship, London fire devastates indie label stock, Universal Music Group sells defective products to customers and ASCAP licenses Netflix.
Marc Hutner – Director of Membership at ASCAP discusses how ASCAP works and his considerable experience as a professional musician.