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Music publishers fire DMCA take-down notices at top lyrics sites

The National Music Publishers' Association sent DMCA take-down notices to the biggest Web sites seeming to profit from posting unlicensed lyrics.

By November 11, 2013


Music publishers sue YouTube-channel startup Fullscreen

One big multichannel network on YouTube faces a suit from the National Music Publishers' Association, while the publishers' organization settles with another.

By August 6, 2013


Meet Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Hollywood's new copyright ally

The incoming chairman of a key House of Representatives panel worked to ban Internet gambling and champion the Stop Online Piracy Act. And he hasn't given up.

By November 28, 2012


Publishers gain ground on music-video payday

Music videos are making a comeback with help from Vevo and YouTube. Indie music publishers want their fair share.

By June 19, 2012


Apple, Google music clouds can't snub publishers

The influence of music publishers is growing, and one man is leading them to what they hope is more digital music dollars.

By June 17, 2011


Little divides Apple, music publishers on cloud deal

Negotiations between Apple and music publishers to license an iTunes cloud music service are going well. Hopes are high that an agreement will be reached soon, but it's not a slam-dunk.

By May 24, 2011


Delays in iTunes song samples cause confusion

Apple is busy adding 90-second song previews to the music that's eligible. For overseas iTunes users, never fear. The longer samples may be coming soon.

By December 9, 2010


Apple confirms move to 90-second iTunes samples

Apple initially hoped to announce 90-second samples in September, but licensing issues pushed the announcement back.

By November 2, 2010


Apple's tough iTunes note meant for indie labels

Steve Jobs & Co. really want to offer buyers extended music samples by the holiday shopping season. But to do that, Apple must iron out licensing issues.

By November 3, 2010


Why iTunes song samples are still only 30 seconds

Apple in "active negotiations" for song samples with rights holders, but some music publishers want Apple to pay. How the negotiations fare could set the mood for negotiations over cloud music.

By September 7, 2010