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Bertelsmann & NMPA Settle Claims

On August 31, 2007, the National Music Publishers' Association ("NMPA") and Bertelsmann AG and Bertelsmann, Inc. jointly announced a proposed settlement of litigation arising out of claims asserted by NMPA relating to Bertelsmann's relationship with the online file-sharing service, Napster in 2000-2001. Becuase the litigation has been certified as a class action, the settlement must [...]

By |2007-08-31T14:35:57+00:00August 31st, 2007|Music Industry|Comments Off on Bertelsmann & NMPA Settle Claims

Dastardly Downloads: Is Napster to blame for the music industry’s slump?

In August, the RIAA issued a study by Peter D. Hart Research Associates which reported that among people whose downloading activities increased during the past six months, 41% say that they purchased less music during that same period, compared to 19% who stated that they purchased more music as a result of the downloading. An [...]

By |2002-09-01T03:46:24+00:00September 1st, 2002|Life on the Row, Music Industry, RIAA Litigation|Comments Off on Dastardly Downloads: Is Napster to blame for the music industry’s slump?

The catalyst for a paradigm shift in the recording industry

To MP3 or not to MP3? The catalyst for a paradigm shift in the recording industry By Barry Neil Shrum & J. Eric Crupi This article originally appeared in the print edition of Law on the Row, Volume 1, Issue 1 on September 9, 1999, as a harbinger of things to come. To MP3, or [...]

By |1999-09-01T07:35:20+00:00September 1st, 1999|Life on the Row, Music Industry, Music Row News|Comments Off on The catalyst for a paradigm shift in the recording industry