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2017'S NEW CHAMP (UPDATE)
Kendrick completes his ascent to streaming-age superstardom. (4/21a)
SONG REVENUE CHART: CELESTIAL JUKEBOX RECEIPTS
Songs go in, cash comes out. (4/21a)
SAMSUNG, GOOGLE PARTNER ON STREAMING MUSIC
Will this mobile play move the needle? (4/21a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
Dawn of the Shawn. (4/21a)
WHO IS JASON BOYARSKI, AND WHY IS EVERYBODY TALKING ABOUT HIM?
Prince's guy is making headlines. (4/21a)
THE DOUG MORRIS INTERVIEW
He ran all three major-label groups, so, yeah--he's got a few stories.
LORDE'S NEXT LEVEL
How Melodrama took shape.
NASHVILLE BIG CAT
His last album made him a star. Will this one explode?
APPLE'S NEXT MOVE
The plan for domination.
Pub Crawling
BMI CHALLENGES RMLC OVER PROPOSED NEW RATE
1/3/17

The Radio Music License Committee may no longer have litigation from Irving Azoff’s GMR to worry about, but today BMI stepped up with an action of its own in Federal Rate Court. The PRO, negotiating a new five-year term with the Nashville-based consortium of stations (referred to by Azoff, pre-settlement, as a “cabal”), asked the court to set an interim rate based on the status quo. BMI says the RMLC’s proposed new rate is “based upon incomplete and incorrect information.”

"We attempted to negotiate in good faith with the RMLC for many months, and just before the end of the year, the RMLC presented an interim rate that significantly undervalues the work of BMI’s songwriters,” declared BMI SVP Licensing Mike Steinberg. Given the unmatched caliber of BMI's repertoire, our superior market share on radio, and the ever-increasing value that BMI music brings to the radio industry across all its platforms, we believe the RMLC’s proposal falls well short of what is in the best interests of our affiliates.”