Tag: collecting societies
Facebook signs licensing deals with Sacem, Socan and Wixen
Facebook’s music-licensing efforts continue apace, with the announcement of three more deals this weekend. The social network now has agreements with French collecting society Sacem; Canadian PRO Socan; and music publisher...
March 19, 2018
PRS for Music CEO: ‘How to unlock rightsholders’ money around the world’
This guest column comes from Robert Ashcroft, CEO of PRS for Music: "The issues of data, value and protection for songwriters have never been so high on the agenda. In early 2016 I had a conversation with George Howard...
December 18, 2017
YouTube music videos back online in Finland after blockage
YouTube and Finnish collecting society Teosto have resolved a situation that saw a number of music videos on the service blocked from being watched in Finland. The message shown to users pointed to Teosto as the cause,...
December 1, 2017
2017 was a billion-dollar distribution year for BMI
US performance-rights organisation BMI has announced a strong set of figures for its 2017 fiscal year, which ended recently. The company generated $1.13bn of revenues, distributing just over $1.02bn to songwriters, composers...
September 8, 2017
MelodyVR signs European collecting-society deals
British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has announced its latest set of deals this morning: with various European collecting societies. The agreements, covering use of songwriter copyrights in MelodyVR’s upcoming service,...
August 10, 2017
STIM Spotify royalty payouts delayed after ‘unmatched tracks’ dispute
The relationship of Spotify and Swedish collecting society STIM has encountered a bump in the road, relating to the terms of their royalties agreement. "We have informed our rightsholders that the royalties from Spotify...
June 9, 2017
Sacem breaks its royalty-distribution record with €1.2bn
French collecting society Sacem is the latest among its peers to announce more growth in 2016. The society saw its collections rise by 3.9% year-on-year to €1.37bn ($1.53bn), while its distributions rose by 1.9% to €1.21bn. Like...
May 22, 2017
GEMA collected more than €1bn for first time in 2016
German collecting society GEMA has published its figures for 2016, reporting a new milestone: €1.02bn of collections on behalf of its members. It’s the first time GEMA has passed the billion-euros mark in a year. “GEMA...
April 18, 2017
ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music launch joint blockchain project
Music collecting societies ASCAP, SACEM and PRS for Music are teaming up for an ambitious partnership based on blockchain technology. The societies said the project will "prototype a new shared system of managing authoritative...
April 7, 2017
PPL and PRS for Music reveal plan to link data sets
Breaking down the walls between different data silos remains one of the music industry’s key challenges in 2017. Now British collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music are taking a step in the right direction, with plans...
March 24, 2017
PPL and PRS for Music release new figures for 2016
UK collecting societies PPL and PRS for Music have published some new figures from 2016. PPL said that its international collections rose 34% to £49.1m last year, as it collected revenue for its members from 33 countries. The...
February 7, 2017
Finnish collecting society Teosto aims for innovation with Futures Lab
Collecting societies have often made easy targets in arguments about the music industry’s attitude towards technological change. Yet in 2017, the dinosaur stereotypes are crumbling – for some collective management organisations...
February 5, 2017