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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Spotify’s Will Page pegs global music copyright value at $28.1bn for 2017

Last week, the IFPI put out its numbers for the global record business in 2018, saying it was worth $19.1bn, a 9.7% growth from the $17.4bn reported in 2017. This, of course, only shows one part of the total value of the...
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PRS for Music publishes new date on women songwriters

We wrote earlier this month about data published by Spotify showing how few of its top 50 songs in Norway last year involved women songwriters or producers. Now British collecting society PRS for Music has put out some numbers...
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BMI and ASCAP publish thoughts on replacing US consent decrees

We reported earlier this week on moves afoot in the US to modernise / replace the longstanding ‘consent decrees’ governing licensing in the US. Now collecting societies BMI and ASCAP have published an open letter setting...
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US could overhaul its music-licensing rules for publishing

Even as the row over Spotify’s publishing licensing in India rages, so attention is switching back to the US, where the Department of Justice is mulling a shakeup of the long-established ‘consent decrees’. “The Justice...
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Socan collected and paid out record royalties in 2018

Canadian collecting society Socan has announced another year of record collections and distributions, which it says was buoyed by “a rising tide of Canadian music success around the world”. The society’s revenues grew...
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Collecting society SGAE under pressure from Spanish government

The long-simmering controversies around Spanish collecting society SGAE are coming to a head, with news that the government there is seeking a partial takeover of the organisation. Billboard reported that the Spanish government...