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ICE appoints new CEO after paying out more than €2.2bn

Processing hub ICE has a new boss. Or rather, it will have in March 2022, after a handover process from current CEO Thorsten Sauer.
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India moves up the global music-rights collections rankings

Indian royalty collection society the Indian Performing Rights Society (IPRS) banked Rs172.6 crore (around $23.2m) in the financial year ended March 2020. This was good enough to place India at number 32 in the global...
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CISAC reports global music collections fell by 10.7% in 2020

CISAC’s members saw their music collections fall by 10.7% last year to €8.19bn ($11.27bn), which the organisation notes means they were back to ‘pre-2017 levels’.
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SCAPR report reveals €664.4m of payouts to performers in 2020

The Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (SCAPR) has published its own executive report this month, based on figures from its 57 members in 42 countries.
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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...