October 11, 2000 |
The National Music Publishers' Assn. Inc. and the Recording Industry Assn. of America have come to an agreement on the licensing of songs distributed over the Internet. The new procedures will "substantially" reduce the time and effort needed to clear music publishing rights for the delivery of music via the Internet, the agencies said. The agreement is between RIAA member record companies and the Harry Fox Agency Inc., a subsidiary of NMPA. The accord comes as Napster Inc.'
September 25, 2001 |
Napster Inc. said Monday that it reached a tentative settlement with a major music publishing group, a deal that provides both a sizable cut of royalties for songwriters and a precedent for how publishers and labels would divide online music revenue. Under the tentative pact between the controversial Redwood City, Calif.-based online song-swapping service and the National Music Publishers Assn.