Tag: Issue 43

BMI Files Lawsuit Against the RMLC

According to a report in AllAccess, BMI has filed a lawsuit in Federal Rate Court to set interim fees for radio stations represented by the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC). The RMLC’s proposed interim rate is well below BMI’s previous deal, and BMI’s lawsuit states that “the effect of which would have a significant impact… read more

GMR and RMLC Agree to Interim License for Commercial Radio Stations

According to the Broadcast Law Blog, the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RMLC) announced an interim agreement with the new performing rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) that will give commercial radio stations, who decide to accept the license, the the right to play music written by songwriters represented by GMR for nine months. The announcement from… read more

MABF 2017 GLBC Career Fair!

It’s time for the MAB Foundation’s most popular and highly attended career fair and we want YOU to be a part of the action! The number one request from our stations is assistance with gaining new employee leads and that is exactly what participation in this career fair will give you! DATE & LOCATION Wednesday,… read more

Introducing MABF’s NEW Student Broadcasting Newsletter!

Career Fairs, Student Conferences, Awards Programs, Scholarships, Job and Internship Openings and more! The MAB Foundation does it all and we want to share that important information directly with students! That’s why we’re introducing a monthly newsletter that’s written by broadcasting and media students, FOR broadcasting and media students! Don’t miss out on important updates… read more

2017 State of the State Broadcast Information

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 7:00 p.m., Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his annual State of the State address to Michigan citizens. In response to a survey of our members, the MAB will provide live feeds for commercial TV and radio to use. TV: MAB will uplink the State of the State address for… read more

Trademark Basics, Part Five: Trademarks on the Internet

By: Mitchell Stabbe, Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Once you have identified your marks and sought protection through registration for some or all of them, there are still going to be other issues that you will need to consider. Trademark owners have an obligation to police their marks and take steps to stop infringers. Otherwise, they… read more

FCC Calls Nationwide EAS Test Successful

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reports that the nationwide EAS test, conducted in September 2016, was a success, though it revealed “shortfalls” in some state-level EAS plans and other areas that could be improved. FCC public safety officials note that improvements made to EAS after the first nationwide test five years ago, plus the implementation… read more

NAB Crystal and NABEF Service To America Awards Entry Window Open

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is accepting entries for the 30th annual NAB Crystal Radio Awards, honoring outstanding community service. Winners are announced at the NAB Show Radio Luncheon, held Tuesday, April 25 in Las Vegas. Established in 1987, the NAB Crystal Radio Awards bring national recognition to radio stations for their year-round commitment… read more