Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup: August 30, 2013

Pat Whitrock on Aug 30, 2013

Robin Thicke’s team offered a six-figure settlement to Marvin Gaye’s estate in an attempt to preempt a copyright infringement lawsuit over the summer’s biggest hit ‘Blurred Lines’. Thicke had brought Gaye’s estate to court the previous week to get a ruling.

Controversial audio platform Grooveshark has reached a settlement and signed licensing agreements with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. Grooveshark reached a similar deal with EMI Music Publishing earlier this month, but remains in disputes with Universal.

AMCOS, the Australasian equivalent of HFA, has completed a “blanket-style” licensing agreement with the territory’s first YouTube partner network, Boom Video. The deal allows artists and songwriters to share in ad revenue from cover videos.

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