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Tuesday
Apr192011

Man Wants Payment for 'Charge' Stadium Jingle

Thinkstock/Getty Images(MIAMI) -- The man who created the now famous Da-da-da-da-da-da! Charge! jingle played at sporting events everywhere wants his paycheck.

According to the Miami Herald, 62-year-old Bobby Kent owns the copyright for the song and says that for the past 20 years he has been paid only a fraction of what he deserves by the licensing company.

He now says he plans to sue every pro sports team in the country except the Lakers -- who forked over $3,000 when Kent complained about their use of the song.

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Thursday
Jan272011

Rights Database Should Help Music Publishers Receive Royalties

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) – A new song database should make it easier for publishers and songwriters to manage rights to their music and get paid for online streaming of their songs, reports the BBC.

The song rights database, which will be known as the global repertoire database, is expected to be operational within two years.

The database will provide information on licensing rights and those who helped create the music. New music services will be able to use the program to ensure they receive royalties for their work from mobile and streaming services.
 
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