YouTube, NMPA Reach Publishing Deal

YouTube, NMPA Reach Publishing Deal

YouTube, NMPA Reach Publishing Deal
YouTube
has reached an independent music publishing agreement with the National Music Publishers' Association in which the online video site will make up to a $4 million advance payment for music publishing royalties due on user-generated content containing published songs, excluding public performances, according to a Billboard.biz report. As part of the agreement, YouTube will pay on user-generated videos that contain master recordings at a synchronization royalty rate of 15 percent of net advertising revenue. Licensing payments will be administered on a monthly basis by the Harry Fox Agency and publishers have until Jan. 16, 2012, to sign up to be eligible to receive a portion of the advance. The licensing agreement begins on Aug. 11, 2012, and advance payments are expected to be distributed shortly. (11/18)

Swift Holds Seventh-Most Hot 100 Hits Among Women
GRAMMY winner Taylor Swift's "If This Was A Movie," "Ours" and "Superman" debuted in the Top 30 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week, bringing her total Hot 100 hits to 42, surpassing Barbra Streisand for the seventh-most charted titles among female artists. Holding the record for the most Hot 100 hits is Aretha Franklin with 73 appearances on the chart, followed by Dionne Warwick (56), Madonna (55), Connie Francis (53), Brenda Lee (48), and Mariah Carey (44). (11/18)

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