Tag: collecting societies
Collecting society GEMA buys stake in distributor Zebralution
Who said major labels were the only established music entities buying into the digital distribution market? German collecting society GEMA is joining the fun. It has taken a majority stake in Berlin-based distributor Zebralution,...
December 4, 2019
PPL teams up with Sound Credit to improve recording metadata
Across the world, there are lots of different initiatives afoot to tackle the music industry’s metadata problems – including accurately filling out the credits for songs and recordings. The latest example comes from...
November 27, 2019
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
Nordic collecting societies launch Polaris Hub with Facebook deal
Collecting societies getting together to form licensing and processing ‘hubs’ is a familiar trend. In Europe, there’s already ICE (set up by PRS for Music, GEMA and STIM) and Armonia Online (originally...
October 22, 2019
The US has a brand new collecting society called AllTrack
New US collecting society AllTrack has opened up its ‘digital creator platform’ so that songwriters and publishers can sign up to be represented by the organisation. It will be collecting public-performance royalties...
August 15, 2019
TikTok issues statement on its UK Copyright Tribunal music-licensing referral
Yesterday, Music Ally broke the news that social app TikTok has referred three collecting societies – PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA – and their joint-venture licensing hub ICE to the UK's Copyright Tribunal, in a dispute...
July 24, 2019
TikTok takes on collecting societies at UK Copyright Tribunal
Social app TikTok is set for a battle with three European collecting societies and their joint venture, via the medium of the UK’s Copyright Tribunal. That’s the body that resolves copyright-related commercial-licensing...
July 23, 2019
SOCAN set a new record for royalty payouts in 2018
Perhaps we should start asking some pointed questions to any collecting society or label that *isn’t* announcing record royalties and/or payouts. New milestones are being set by the week in 2019, it seems. Canadian collecting...
June 19, 2019
Indian Copyright Amendment Rules go against recent Wynk ruling
A recent high court ruling in India for a case involving streaming service Wynk Music seemed to make it clear that the country’s statutory licensing system for radio and TV broadcasters did *not* also apply to music-streaming...
June 19, 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
PRS for Music reveals its next CEO: Andrea C. Martin
British collecting society PRS for Music has a new incoming CEO. Andrea C. Martin will be taking up the position on 17 June, with a background as president and CEO of three international business units with Readers Digest...
May 17, 2019
UK society PPL saw its collections grow by 13% in 2018
British collecting society PPL has announced its figures for 2018, revealing that its collections grew by 13% to £246.8m on behalf of performers and rightsholders. That included 5% growth (to £83.6m) for its ‘broadcasting...
May 16, 2019