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Music Publishing Roundup 12.2.16: Global Royalty Collections • NY Music Tax Credits • U-God Sues Wu-Tang

Global music royalty collections were up for the second year in a row to $7.9 billion in 2015. At constant currency, that represented a 3.5% increased on 2014 according to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC). CISAC is comprised of 239 member societies that represent four...

AM BRIEF: iHeartRadio + Napster • Pirate Bay Blockade Lifted • Apple Saved Shazam • Discogs • More

Friday 12.2.16 Music Business News From Around The Web The launch of Napster powered iHeartRadio and news that Spotify may be near profitability, have the potential to trully reshape the streaming landscape. Updated continuously under our More News tab

Bloomberg Election-Cycle Series ‘With All Due Respect’ Reaches End Of Road Today

“Game Change” authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann today say so long to With All Due Respect, the election-cycle series they have hosted for Bloomberg the past two years and more. The final edition of the series, also seen on MSNBC,...Show More Summary

5 Ways Great Timing Stacks Music Blog Coverage In Your Favor

I’ve had many a band come to me thinking they could overcome the one major factor that determines whether their band will be covered. What’s that factor? Timing. When you are unknown band, you are already faced with the major challenge of no one knowing who you are. Show More Summary

Diversity Touted At 34th Annual Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors Awards Dinner

The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors held its 34th annual Caucus Awards dinner tonight at the Skirball Cultural Center, celebrating outstanding achievement in television and new media. The 42-year-old hyphenates’s organization...Show More Summary

HGTV Issues Statement On Report ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Attend Church Opposed To Same-Sex Marriage

HGTV has issued a statement in response to a Buzzfeed report that the stars of its popular Fixer Upper series attend a church that has taken a stand against same-sex marriage. "We don't discriminate against members of the LGBT community...Show More Summary

Donald Trump Can’t Stop Rallying, Announces “Mad Dog” Mattis As Secretary Of Defense

President-elect Donald Trump gave another rally speech in Cincinnati tonight, though it’s been nearly a month since he’s won the electoral college count that will deliver him the White House.  In one of the speech’s spontaneous moments, the ebullient Trump “confided”  to the crowd and TV cameras he will nominate retired Marine Gen. Show More Summary

‘Harry Potter And The Cursed Child’ Closes In On Broadway, Now That Cirque Is Leaving

The Wizarding World in headed for the Great White Way. The same day Cirque du Soleil said its big-budget Paramour will end its run at the Lyric Theatre in April, word surfaces that London smash Harry Potter and the Cursed Child willShow More Summary

Andrew Sachs Dies: ‘Fawlty Towers’ Star Was 86

Andrew Sachs, a German-born British actor best known for his roles on the seminal UK sitcom Fawlty Towers died November 23 in a London nursing home. He was 86, and his death was announced December 1. Born in Berlin, Sachs moved with his parents to England at age 8, when they fled the increasing persecution of the Nazi regime. Show More Summary

‘Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life’ Looking Strong In Ratings For Netflix

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life is pulling its weight for Netflix. According to preliminary numbers from research firm Symphony Advanced Media, the first installment of the revival series drew 5.99 million viewers in adults 18-49 in Live+3. Show More Summary

RJ Cyler Cast In ‘Sierra Burgess Is A Loser’; Annika Marks Boards ‘The Last Champion’

Me And Earl and the Dying Girl actor RJ Cyler has joined Ben Hardy as a topliner in the modern retelling of the Cyrano de Bergerac film, Sierra Burgess Is A Loser. Ian Samuels is directing from a screenplay by Lindsey Beer. The pic centers...Show More Summary

Melissa Carter Inks Overall Deal With Warner Horizon Television

Writer/producer Melissa Carter has signed a multi-year overall deal with Warner Horizon Television. Under the pact, Carter will develop new scripted programming for cable and streaming services at the studio, a division of Warner Bros. Show More Summary

The CW Buys ‘Real Love’ Dramedy From ‘Faking It’ Writer

The CW has put in development dramedy Real Love, from Faking It writer Stefanie Leder, Bull star Michael Weatherly and his Solar Drive Productions, and CBS TV Studios. Written by Leder, Real Love is described as a whimsical romanticShow More Summary

Fox Buys Liberal Redneck Comedy Starring Trae Crowder From Rob Thomas

Fox has given a script commitment plus penalty to a half-hour single-camera comedy starring comedian Trae Crowder, best known for his stage persona The Liberal Redneck. Inspired by Crowder’s personal life, the untitled project hails from Warner Bros. Show More Summary

‘New Celebrity Apprentice’: Six New Advisors To Join Boss Arnold

Six additional boardroom advisors will join The New Celebrity Apprentice boss Arnold Schwarzenegger when the new LA-based season kicks off January 2 on NBC. They are Leeza Gibbons, Emmy-winning Entertainment Tonight alum and previous...Show More Summary

‘Hamilton’ World Dominance Continues With Questlove, Regina Spektor ‘Mixtape’ Launch

The Richard Rodgers Theatre, home for the foreseeable future to the blockbuster musical Hamilton, was packed Thursday afternoon with fans and press to hear live performances of songs from the show by some of rap’s biggest stars. TheShow More Summary

Scott Foley To Star In ‘Fatal Vision’ TV Movie Based On Joe McGinniss Book For Investigation Discovery

Scandal’s Scott Foley is attached to star in Fatal Vision, a two-hour TV movie based on Joe McGinniss’ bestselling true crime book for Investigation Discovery, part of a five-movie deal with Lincoln Square Productions. The project is...Show More Summary

Fox Casting Exec Seth Yanklewitz Departs

Fox Broadcasting Co.’s VP casting Seth Yanklewitz has left the network after a five-year stint. I hear the parting of the ways was amicable as Yanklewitz’s contract was up. I hear he was offered a new one and a promotion but opted to...Show More Summary

IATSE Cancels Cirque Du Soleil Protest After Death Of Troupe Founder’s Son

IATSE has canceled today’s planned protest against the non-union performance of Cirque du Soleil's OVO show in Montreal, following Tuesday’s freak accident that took the life of Olivier Rochette, the son of Cirque founder Gilles Ste-Croix. Rochette,...Show More Summary

How Annette Bening Morphed Into Director Mike Mills’ Own Mother On ’20th Century Women’ – The Contenders Video

Writer/director Mike Mills got personal when he came to last month’s big  Deadline awards season event, The Contenders Presented By Deadline, as part of A24’s presentation to talk about his latest film 20th Century Women.  In front of...Show More Summary

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