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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...
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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,...
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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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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”....
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...