Tag: collecting societies
The US has a brand new collecting society called AllTrack
New US collecting society AllTrack has opened up its ‘digital creator platform’ so that songwriters and publishers can sign up to be represented by the organisation. It will be collecting public-performance royalties...
August 15, 2019
TikTok issues statement on its UK Copyright Tribunal music-licensing referral
Yesterday, Music Ally broke the news that social app TikTok has referred three collecting societies – PRS for Music, STIM and GEMA – and their joint-venture licensing hub ICE to the UK's Copyright Tribunal, in a dispute...
July 24, 2019
TikTok takes on collecting societies at UK Copyright Tribunal
Social app TikTok is set for a battle with three European collecting societies and their joint venture, via the medium of the UK’s Copyright Tribunal. That’s the body that resolves copyright-related commercial-licensing...
July 23, 2019
SOCAN set a new record for royalty payouts in 2018
Perhaps we should start asking some pointed questions to any collecting society or label that *isn’t* announcing record royalties and/or payouts. New milestones are being set by the week in 2019, it seems. Canadian collecting...
June 19, 2019
Indian Copyright Amendment Rules go against recent Wynk ruling
A recent high court ruling in India for a case involving streaming service Wynk Music seemed to make it clear that the country’s statutory licensing system for radio and TV broadcasters did *not* also apply to music-streaming...
June 19, 2019
CISAC says SGAE expulsion was ‘regrettable but essential’
In May this year, the general assembly of collecting-societies body CISAC voted to expel Spanish society SGAE, temporarily, in the wake of the long-running controversy around ‘The Wheel’ (a system that saw some of the...
June 13, 2019
PRS for Music reveals its next CEO: Andrea C. Martin
British collecting society PRS for Music has a new incoming CEO. Andrea C. Martin will be taking up the position on 17 June, with a background as president and CEO of three international business units with Readers Digest...
May 17, 2019
UK society PPL saw its collections grow by 13% in 2018
British collecting society PPL has announced its figures for 2018, revealing that its collections grew by 13% to £246.8m on behalf of performers and rightsholders. That included 5% growth (to £83.6m) for its ‘broadcasting...
May 16, 2019
ASCAP distributions grew by 10% in 2018 to $1.11bn
The latest collecting society to announced impressive numbers for 2018 is ASCAP in the US. Its total revenues grew by 7% to $1.23bn last year, while its distributions grew by 10% to $1.11bn – the second billion-dollar-plus...
May 2, 2019
PRS for Music boss Robert Ashcroft talks growth, YouTube and Fortnite
"Maybe what I'll say is this: I've done 10 years of this. I'm going to let someone else take on the internecine warfare that seems to be endemic to the music industry!" Even when he's playing a straight bat to a sensitive...
April 30, 2019
PRS for Music boss puts Fortnite on notice after record collections
British collecting society PRS for Music saw its collections grow by 4.4% to £746m (around $965.4m) in 2018, setting a new record. £603.6m was distributed to members, down 0.2% year-on-year “caused by processing delays...
April 29, 2019
MLC debate continues in the US with calls for more information
If you’re keen to follow the debate about which entity should run the soon-to-be-created Mechanical Licensing Collective in the US, fill your boots on the official Copyright Office regulations site: it has published hundreds...
April 25, 2019