MI2N
Music Industry News Network
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
Advanced Search
MusicDish Advertising Network
Subscribe to Mi2N's Free Newsletters B2N (business) i2N (indie)
HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Business News (more headlines) 10-15-2000

SENATE APPROVES WORK FOR HIRE REPEAL

Bookmark and Share
(SANTA MONICA, CA) - A significant victory was won in the battle over artists' rights late last night as the Senate passed, by unanimous consent, the Work for Hire and Copyright Corrections Act of 2000 (H.R. 5107) which removed "sound recordings" from the list of "works made for hire" under the 1976 Copyright Act. The bill will now go to President Clinton's desk for his approval.

H.R. 5107 is the result of months of negotiations between the artistic community and the recording industry. It was the goal of the artists to repeal the amendment which declared sound recordings as works for hire. The work for hire provision was inserted by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) into the Omnibus Budget Bill and passed in November. Until the passage of the provision, the law was open to interpretation by artists who sought to regain control of the work after 35 years. It was contended that the amendment tilted the balance of power in favor of record companies and robbed the artists' of the rightful ownership of their recording masters.

In May, Recording Academy President/CEO Michael Greene testified before the House Subcommittee on Courts and Intellectual Property on behalf of the Recording Academy, whose constituents are artists, producers, songwriters and other members of the music industry.

"We are extremely pleased and grateful that Congress has taken this important stand to protect the copyrights of artists and other creative music professionals," said Greene. "As the practices and dynamics of the music industry evolve in this explosive digital age, the artistic community and those organizations that represent them must be diligent and remain aggressively proactive in protecting and advancing the rights of our constituents."

The repeal of the legislation will once again allow recording artists to claim their master recordings for works created after 1978. If Clinton signs H.R. 5107, artists can begin reclaiming their master recordings in 2013.

Artists' groups that supported the passage of H.R. 5107 include the American Federation of Musicians (AFM), the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA), the American Society of Composers, Artists and Publishers (ASCAP), Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI), AmSong, and the Artists Coalition and the Music Managers Forum.

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as the Recording Academy, is dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural conditions for music and its makers. An organization of more than 16,000 musicians, producers and other recording professionals, the Recording Academy is internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, and is responsible for numerous groundbreaking outreach, professional development, cultural enrichment, education and human services programs.

Bookmark and Share

back | top



MusicDish Advertising Network

Mi2N Music PR


IES 15 - The Indie Entertainment Summit A Resounding Success

Dirty Lowdown & Dominican Don To Release New Single Tributing Michael Jackson

Melissa B. Signs Worldwide Exclusive Publishing Agreement With USA Media Rights


UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!


EASTWEST Offers Free Trial And Streamlined Pricing For Composer Cloud Subscribers

Zaena Morisho Releases New Video "MI NA WE" - FUSING AFRO ROOTS

International R&B/Soul Artist Devon Howard Goes Back To Classic R&B With New CD 'Return To Love'

IES Rock Honors Set To Induct Icons Lemmy & Motorhead, Slash, The Ramones & The Runaways



MusicDish*China Song Blast
Promote Your Music Single In China

News Headlines
Mi2N EDITOR'S PICKS
» OpenLIVE Launches Australia's First Hi-Resolution Music Download Store
» Japanese Auto Maker And Musical Instrument Manufacturer Partner To Co-Develop Electric Sports Car Driving Sound
» Arizona Progressive Art Rock Band With Our Arms To The Sun Sign With Fade To Silence Records
» D.O.A. Releases Controversial “Pipeline Fever” Video
» BLACKFOOT GYPSIES RELEASE “HANDLE IT” TO GLOBAL RADIO EXCLUSIVELY VIA AIRPLAY DIRECT
» The Talkhouse Hires Brenna Ehrlich As Managing Editor
» SUISA Builds Online Portal With The Appway Platform For Swiss Songwriters, Composers And Music Publishers
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» New Album Release From Angela Predhomme: 'Will'
» Voodoo Sex Cult Announce Their Sponsorship With Coldcock Whiskey


Get your music news covered...
Have your press release written
by the pros at Mi2N

Articles
MUSICDISH E-JOURNAL
» China's Indie Music Market And Livehouse Status Quo
» MusicDish Sponsors SPOTLIGHT Rhythm & Trends Festival
» Beijing's FakeMusicMedia And Pilot Music Announce New Label
» UNITY Electronic Music Festival Is Coming!
» Second Hand Rose Rocked At Paléo Festival Nyon
» New Island Entertainment Presents A F8ckin Birthday Extravaganza At Santos Party House
» MusicDish*China Booking (Snow Mountain), DDC, NAMM Musikmesse Russia And NMS
» 365 Days From Dusk Till Dawn: DDC 1 Year Anniversary Program
» The Challenges Of Learning How To Play Drums
» Blue Note Entertainment Group Further Expands East With New Venue In Beijing
» From North Korea To NYC - Shanghai DJ B.O Spins Libation & Leftfield
» Bay Area Chinese Music Association Presents Second Hand Rose West Coast Show

Mi2N's Music PR distribution service guarantees online exposure for your press release. Choose from seven (7) different packages.


HOME | FREE NEWS SUBMISSION | PREMIUM PR DISTRIBUTION | PR COPYWRITING | RSS FEEDS | TESTIMONIALS | CONTACT

Sections: Band | Business | Career | Events | Label | Music Releases | Radio | Tech | Video | Web Events
Genres: Country/Folk | Dance/Electronica | Jazz/Blues | Latin | Rock | Urban | World
International: Asia | Canada | Europe

Advertise | Artist Development | Submit Video | MusicDish*China | MusicDish e-Journal | MusicDish Network | Urban Music News Network
Copyright © 1997-2015 MusicDish LLC, all rights reserved. Text, graphics, and HTML code are protected by US and International Copyright Laws, and may not be copied, reprinted, published, translated, hosted, or otherwise distributed by any means without explicit permission.