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Sacem strikes Euro deal with Korean authors’ society Komca

French collecting society Sacem has signed a deal with the Korea Music Copyright Association (Komca) to manage the latter's members' online music rights in Europe. That means that the songs represented by Komca will be...
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ASCAP launches paid internship program for Black students

US collecting society ASCAP has launched a new paid internship program for students at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Five students will work for ASCAP (remotely) during July and August, with plans...
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Swedish collecting society STIM’s revenues grew 15% in 2019

STIM is the main collecting society in Sweden, and like many of its counterparts around the world, it enjoyed healthy growth in its royalty collections last year. According to its annual report, STIM’s revenues grew...
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French PRO Sacem launches a royalties scheme for livestreams

Artists and DJs are turning to livestreaming in their thousands during the Covid-19 pandemic. Some of the music being played is generating royalties through licences negotiated by the livestreaming platforms, but a lot of...
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Norwegian collecting society TONO warns of Covid-19 hit

TONO in Norway is the latest collecting society to report positive figures for 2019, but also a warning about the hit to songwriters’ and publishers’ revenues in 2020 from Covid-19. The society’s revenues...
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Meet CISAC’s new president, ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus: ‘I’ll be outspoken!’

CISAC is the global body representing collecting societies. Its last president was Jean-Michel Jarre, and before him it was Robin Gibb from the Bee Gees. Big shoes to fill for its next president, right? Step forward......
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GEMA’s 2019 revenue growth of 4.9% is a ‘crisis airbag’

German collecting society GEMA has published its numbers for 2019, reporting revenues of just under €1.07bn ($1.18bn), which was 4.9% more than 2018. Of that total, €905.6m was distributed to members and rightsholders,...
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Socan CEO Eric Baptiste resigns and steps down immediately

There’s a change at the top for Canadian collecting society Socan, as its CEO Eric Baptiste has resigned and stepped down with immediate effect. Why so abrupt? “With the end of the current CEO contract approaching, Eric...
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ASCAP delays next royalty payouts and warns of Covid-19 impact

US collecting society ASCAP has been explaining to its members why its next set of royalty distributions will be delayed, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week, president Paul Williams alerted members to the fact that...
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Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (30 March)

Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives from the music industry and music / tech...
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Socan collections exceeded $400m for the first time in 2019

The latest collecting society announcing growth in its annual collections is Canadian PRO Socan. It estimates that it collected C$405.5m (around US$305.1m) in 2019 – the first time its collections have exceeded $400m in...
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UK society PPL reports record international collections in 2019

British collecting society PPL has announced that its international collections in 2019 set a new record: £86.7m (around $112.2m), representing 22% growth year-on-year. The collections came through PPL’s agreements...