CISAC report reveals growth in global music collections
CISAC, the global collecting-societies body, has published its annual 'Global Collections Report' setting out the collections of its 239 members in more than 120 countries. As ever, it's a useful counterpart to the IFPI's...
November 7, 2019
CISAC says SGAE expulsion was ‘regrettable but essential’
In May this year, the general assembly of collecting-societies body CISAC voted to expel Spanish society SGAE, temporarily, in the wake of the long-running controversy around ‘The Wheel’ (a system that saw some of the...
June 13, 2019
European copyright directive responses are, well, as expected
We fired out a quick alert yesterday with the news that the European Copyright Directive had been approved by Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) by 348 votes to 274. Since then, reactions have been flooding in from...
March 27, 2019
European copyright vote stalls progress of Article 13
If this week has felt like a bit too much European policymaking at the top of this bulletin, apologies. But the debate around the draft Copyright Directive, and particularly its Article 13, is something that’s being watched...
July 6, 2018
CISAC-commissioned study criticises safe harbour rules
It will come as no surprise that a study commissioned by collecting-societies body CISAC criticises ‘safe harbour’ exceptions in copyright law. But the study, from Ashbel Smith Professor Stan Liebowitz of the University...
February 28, 2018
CISAC boss: ‘We are in a medieval dark digital age’
CISAC president and laser-spurting musician Jean-Michel Jarre has been speaking out again about the ‘value gap’ and the music industry’s relationships with big-tech giants. “We must solve the problem of the sustainable...
June 20, 2017
CISAC and ARIPO launch drive for creator rights in Africa
Information on the size of recorded-music markets in Africa remains hard to come by: even the IFPI only tracks figures for one country (South Africa) in its annual RIN report. However, collecting societies body CISAC is launching...
February 15, 2017
CISAC collected €7.5bn in music royalties last year
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has published its annual collections report, outlining the royalties it collected for creators in 2015. The total was €8.6bn, up 8.9% year-on-year....
November 28, 2016
YouTube and collecting societies back songwriting camp
Hang on, a story about YouTube, PROs and songwriters that doesn’t involve any handbags at dawn? Yep. YouTube has joined CISAC, Sacem and PRS for Music – as well as startup Auddly – in backing the expansion of the Stockholm...
October 10, 2016
US publishing industry in uproar over DoJ licensing plans
Music Ally reported on the official confirmation late last week that the US Department of Justice will enforce “100% licensing” under its consent decrees. Since then, members of the publishing community have been having...
August 8, 2016
CISAC’s Jean-Michel Jarre renews call for creators’ rights
Musician and CISAC president Jean-Michel Jarre chose to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with an open letter to the United Nations comparing creators’ rights to freedom of speech. “Without these moral and economic...
April 28, 2015
Jean Michel Jarre talks ‘fair share for creators’ at Midem
Jean Michel Jarre is both musician and president of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC), and as such, has a view or two on digital music and its impact on artists and songwriters. He...
February 3, 2014