ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus did not pull any punches in his introduction to the latest annual report by collecting societies body CISAC.
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ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus is Apple Music Radio’s latest host
Who wants to listen to a radio show by the president of a global collecting societies body, eh? Oh wait, that would be Björn Ulvaeus.
CISAC reports global music collections fell by 10.7% in 2020
CISAC’s members saw their music collections fall by 10.7% last year to €8.19bn ($11.27bn), which the organisation notes means they were back to ‘pre-2017 levels’.
Björn Ulvaeus launches ‘Credits Due’ songwriters campaign
Abba’s Björn Ulvaeus has kicked off the latest attempt to cure the music industry’s metadata headaches, with an initiative called Credits Due.
Björn Ulvaeus calls for higher songwriter royalties
‘Today’s pop industry cheats songwriters‘ is quite the headline for a Guardian guest column by one of the biggest songwriters of all. Björn Ulvaeus was writing as he co-launched a […]
Audoo raises £5.2m from investors including Björn Ulvaeus
British startup Audoo has raised a Series A funding round of £5.2m (around $6.9m) to continue developing and rollout out its technology to track public performance usage of music.
The round was raised in 10 weeks from investors including Edinv, Björn Ulvaeus and Tileyard London. The funding follows Audoo’s win at the Midemlab startups contest earlier this summer.
The company makes an ‘audio meter’ that, once installed in a public venue (for example a gym, cafe or pub) tracks the music being played, and feeds that data back to collecting societies.
Swedish songwriters form Music Rights Awareness Foundation
A trio of famous Swedish songwriters have launched the latest attempt to bring more transparency to the world of music rights.
ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus is joined by Max Martin and Niclas Molinder in the initiative, which is called the Music Rights Awareness Foundation. They’re no strangers to collaboration: all three are involved in digital rights platform Auddly.