FCC’s Gary Schonman to Update Election-Year Issues at Winter Institute

An opportunity to get updated on legal issues facing broadcasters in 2018 will kick off the Winter Institute at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication when four experts gather on the panel at “Breakfast with counsel.” With four state-wide offices not returning incumbents in 2018 along with hotly contested primaries anticipated, strong political…

Global Music Rights litigation update

Global Music Rights (GMR) is a relatively new group representing songwriters in licensing their copyrighted music, much like ASCAP, BMI and SESAC.  GMR has signed agreements to represent numerous artists including Bruce Springsteen, Bruno Mars, Pharrell Williams, some of the Beatles, Eddie Vedder, and Drake.  Most radio formats are therefore impacted by GMR’s widespread representation…

FCC Channel-Sharing Webinar Rescheduled for August 13

By a Public Notice released this afternoon (DA-15-838A1.pdf), the FCC rescheduled the webinar on Incentive Auction-related channel sharing from July 22.  The new date and time is Thursday August 13, 2015 from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST. On June 12, 2015, the Commission released the First Order on Reconsideration1 modifying the rules for the reverse auction channel sharing…