News

Music rights and distribution related headlines from The Benton Foundation as well as the latest blog posts from the Future of Music Coalition‘s Future Blog.

Sirius XM customers in a few big cities have been complaining about losing their satellite radio signal and the company says it has found the culprit: interfering T-Mobile cellphone towers. T-Mobile US says it isn’t doing anything wrong. Instead, it blames Sirius XM’s radios for the problem. Now Sirius XM [...]
Thu, Oct 01, 2015
Source: Benton Foundation - Satellite Radio
Sirius XM, the satellite radio service, will pay $210 million to the major record labels to settle a lawsuit over royalties for old recordings, the company announced. read more [...]
Fri, Jun 26, 2015
Source: Benton Foundation - Satellite Radio
Fox News is launching a new radio channel that will bring breaking news and other reports to SiriusXM subscribers. read more [...]
Thu, Jun 25, 2015
Source: Benton Foundation - Satellite Radio
A federal judge in New York has ruled against Sirius XM over an obscure copyright issue that has galvanized the music industry: royalties for recordings made before 1972. read more [...]
Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Source: Benton Foundation - Satellite Radio
In a ruling that could put major new costs on digital radio services, a judge ruled that the music industry can claim additional copyright in pre-1972 recordings under state law. read more [...]
Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Source: Benton Foundation - Satellite Radio