DiMA celebrates ASCAP ruling

"A lower court rightly ruled that ASCAP does not deserve an additional royalty payment from online music services that provide downloads," said DiMA's interim executive director Lee Knife.

"DiMA's members are committed to paying appropriate royalties, and they pay songwriters and music publishers fairly and fully for digital downloads when reproduction and distribution rights are implicated."

ASCAP had argued that the transmission of a download to a purchaser should be considered a performance as well as a distribution, and should ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...