Tag: collecting societies
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
YouTube responds to Koda over Danish music takedowns
Earlier this week, we wrote about a controversy brewing Denmark with a dispute between collecting society Koda and YouTube. Koda announced that YouTube would be removing its members music from its platform, after the society...
August 5, 2020
YouTube under fire over music licensing impasse in Denmark
Something is kicking off in the state of Denmark, and it's the latest music licensing controversy around YouTube. Danish collecting society Koda issued a press release last week titled 'Google removes all Danish music...
August 3, 2020
India’s new livestreaming tariff plans are already changing
We reported earlier this month on plans by Indian collecting society IPRS to start charging licensing fees for music livestreams – and initial criticism that the plans could leave artists out of pocket. Now the plans...
July 27, 2020
Facebook signs deal with Indian collecting society IPRS
The Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) has signed a deal with Facebook for use of the repertoire it represents in videos, music stickers and stories on the platform. The deal also covers similar usage on Instagram,...
July 21, 2020
PRS for Music and Qatar Airways case to be heard in England
UK collecting society PRS for Music is suing airline Qatar Airways for copyright infringement, and the case will be heard in the English courts – an early boost for the society. "The airline, which operates over 200,000...
July 20, 2020
Indian collecting society IPRS to charge fee for livestreams
Collecting societies around the world have been trying to catch up with the boom in music performance livestreams during the Covid-19 lockdown. We've written about the new licensing schemes launched by Socan in Canada and Sacem...
July 17, 2020
PRS for Music warns of royalties hit to come from Covid-19
British collecting society PRS for Music has offered another warning that the Covid-19 pandemic will be delivering its biggest hit to songwriter royalties later this year. PRS has just paid out its July 2020 distribution,...
July 15, 2020
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...
June 25, 2020