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Belgian collecting society Sabam joins the Ice core in Europe

European licensing hub Ice was founded by three collecting societies: PRS for Music, Stim and Gema. However, its ‘Ice Core’ also licenses repertoire from other entities: Imro, BMI and independent publishers including...
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Belgium making up for a slow start with music streaming

Charlotte De Mets, head of marketing at Warner Music Benelux, predicts that Belgium will reach 2.5m music streaming subscriptions over the next few years, as the country starts to make up for a slow start in streaming. Recorded...
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Country Profile – Belgium 2021

Belgium may not be a digital music powerhouse but music streaming is in the ascendance there, after DSPs improved their service in the country.
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Digital Content Manager – Outhere Music – Brussels

The Outhere Music Group is one of the world’s leading independent producers of Classical and Contemporary music. It is home to the mythical Alpha Classics and Linn Records labels and to several more focused labels such...
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Former Armonia CEO Virginie Berger joins VC fund LeanSquare

Virginie Berger has joined Belgian venture-capital fund LeanSquare as a venture partner, moving from pan-European licensing platform Armonia, where she served as CEO for the past two years. As well as being founder of...
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Country profile – Belgium 2016

Belgium is a market that is growing but also one that is suffering from a lack of localisation by digital services. Rather than be seen as an “outpost” of the Netherlands, now is the time for streaming services to start...
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The unbelievable inside story of Crowdmix, Twitter goes into live sport, Belgium country profile

The latest Music Ally report went out last night. In it, you will find the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching.
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Report 394 – Anatomy of a Catastrophe

Lead: the warts and all story of what happened at Crowdmix and how it managed to spend £14m without fully launching. Music Ally went undercover and spoke to a wide range of people involved with Crowdmix to ask them what...
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Spotify intern pulls back curtain on new discovery strategy

Sander Dieleman, a PhD student at the University of Ghent in Belgium, is working on music discovery algorithms and is also interning at Spotify in New York – and now he has blogged about what he is doing there and why....
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Kim Dotcom, Belgium, Books and more

Our lead feature in this week's Music Ally Report focuses on controversy-magnet Kim Dotcom:
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Country Profile – Belgium 2014

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Simfy axes free service in Belgium blaming rights holders

Streaming music service Simfy has ditched its free tier in Belgium, laying the blame squarely at the door of rights holders.