Could an overhaul of payola rules be on the horizon? Majors asked to explain anti-payola practices to FCC

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has written to Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group in the United States to request information from the companies about their current payola-prevention ‘mechanisms’ … Continue Reading

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Tencent Music Label Deals Probed By Chinese Regulators

The deals that Tencent Music Entertainment has with record labels are under investigation by the State Administration for Market Regulation, China’s antitrust authority. The probe could end the exclusive licensing deals that Tencent has with Sony Music, UMG, WMG and others. Tencent Music has cut exclusive deals for China and… Continue Reading

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