Tag: collecting societies
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
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...
June 22, 2020
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...
June 12, 2020
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...
June 10, 2020