Tag: collecting societies
PPL pays out £72.1m in its latest quarterly distribution
British collecting society PPL has announced its June distribution, with a payment of £72.1m to 103,773 musicians and recordings rightsholders. The society noted that this is the second time it has paid out to more than...
July 1, 2021
UK collecting society PPL reveals its figures for 2020
Collecting society revenues are an important metric to judge the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on musicians’ (and specifically on songwriters’) incomes. UK society PPL has announced its latest figures this morning,...
May 20, 2021
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...
March 11, 2021
Spanish collecting society SGAE rejoins Cisac after reforms
One of Spain’s collecting societies, SGAE, is coming in from the cold and being readmitted to global PROs organisation Cisac, after reforms that the latter say “have transformed the society and its operations”....
March 11, 2021
Sacem extends emergency rescue fund as pandemic continues
Covid-19 vaccines may be starting to roll out, but there are still a tough few months (at least) for artists and songwriters ahead. Not just because concerts aren’t up and running again in any countries, but also because...
December 10, 2020
Unison admitted to Cisac as rights management entity
Spanish company Unison has been admitted to collecting societies body Cisac as a 'rights management entity' (RME) - only the second company to do this. The news means Unison will get access to the tools that Cisac's...
December 2, 2020
Socan reveals 2019 financials and plans to sell Dataclef assets
Canadian collecting society Socan has published its financial results for 2019. Its collections grew by 8.2% to $405.6m, including a 37.6% increase for its digital collections to $86m. However, distributions to its members...
November 5, 2020
Covid-19 to ‘wipe out’ five years of songwriter royalties growth
Good morning! It's us again, bringing you a whopping serving of bad news. Well, there are positive things in global collecting societies body Cisac's latest annual report too, for last year, but the organisation makes it...
October 28, 2020
Ascap Lab Seed Project reveals first projects from its teams
The more music industry entities working hands-on with startups and developers the better, as far as we're concerned. The latest example is US collecting society Ascap, whose innovation arm Ascap Lab has been running an...
October 7, 2020
Gema warns of ‘even more difficult’ 2021 for many musicians
Germany collecting society Gema held its annual general meeting last week – online, of course, with around 1,000 of its songwriter, composer and publisher members taking part. The event included some blunt words from...
October 5, 2020
Triller gets a licensing deal with pan-Euro licensing hub Ice
Triller has been making the most of TikTok’s recent troubles, poaching creators, trumpeting its user growth and even pitching itself in the US as “a form of patriotic capitalism”. But with that higher profile has come...
October 2, 2020
Twitch signs a licensing deal with French collecting society Sacem
As we've been reporting, Twitch has been under increasing pressure from the music industry to strike licensing deals. It is working on that, too: this morning Music Ally can exclusively reveal its latest agreement. It's...
September 15, 2020