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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...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...