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Merlin Announces Lower Admin Fees For A2IM Members

Posted on February 9, 2016 by

Merlin has announced a 20% cut in its administration fees, now down to 2%, for A2IM Members. Fees remain at 3.25% for any company who is NOT a member of A2IM. It is the fifth time in four years that Merlin has reduced Administration Fees – they are now almost a quarter of what they were in 2012. This highlights the ...

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Associate Member Spotlight: The ILS Group

Posted on February 1, 2016 by

Independent Distributor, Label Group, and Label Services Company The ILS Group Adds New Influential Board Member The Independent Label Services Group (“ILS”), a leading worldwide independent entertainment distributer and marketing company, today announced the appointment of Charles Phillips to its Board of Directors. Mr. Phillips, currently the president of a $2.4 billion pharmaceutical distribution business, joins founder Dominique Zgarka and ...

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‘It’s an Ecosystem’: Read Richard Burgess’ Billboard Profile

Posted on February 1, 2016 by

'It's an Ecosystem': Richard Burgess in Billboard...

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Commerce Dept Releases White Paper: ‘Remixes, First Sale, and Statutory Damages’

Posted on February 1, 2016 by

Last week, the USPTO and other Commerce Department agencies released a white paper detailing conclusions on the following topics: 1. the legal framework for the creation of remixes; 2. the relevance and scope of the “first sale doctrine” in the digital environment; and 3. the appropriate calibration of statutory damages in the contexts of individual file sharers and secondary liability for large-scale ...

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Associate Member Spotlight: Shoplifter Music

Posted on January 22, 2016 by

SHOPLIFTER is a go-to resource for independent record labels looking to maximize placement of their music across in-business radio channels. We work with over 100 in-store music providers and consumer brands who select the music people hear at stores, restaurants, boutiques, hotels, malls, airplanes, theaters and more. We’ve confirmed placement in over 1,700 channels including off-the-shelf as well as custom ...

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