Tag: publishing

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Spotify encourages songwriters to get their metadata sorted

The legal clarification comes early in Spotify for Artists’ blog post about metadata: “This material has been prepared for informational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal or accounting advice. Those...
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Sony/ATV bulks up its European digital and international team

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has made a series of key promotions and appointments within its European digital and international business affairs team. Jenny Lambert has been promoted to VP of digital & business affairs international...
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Universal Music Publishing CEO lays into streaming royalties

Anyone in the industry arguing that songwriters are not paid enough in streaming royalties is always going to shake a few trees – but when it’s the head of one of the world’s biggest music publishers saying it, it comes...
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European indies say Sony’s acquisition of EMI “has to be blocked”

As Sony Music Publishing moves to take full control of EMI Music Publishing, European independent trade body Impala says a deal on this scale – and the market consolidation it will deliver – must be stopped. It has...
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Royalty Exchange launches valuation app for songwriters

Zillow is the website whose features start with providing an estimate for the value of your house, to help you gauge whether to sell or rent it out (which the site can also help with). Now music firm Royalty Exchange has launched...
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Universal Music Publishing Group inks deal with Lionsgate

In a day of interesting partnerships, Universal Music Publishing Group had its own new alliance to announce: with Hollywood studio Lionsgate. Described as an “exclusive long-term agreement” the deal will see UMPG representing...
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SESAC row eases to take Music Modernization Act one step forward

Peace appears to have broken out after a heated row involving collecting societies and songwriting bodies in the US, over the Music Modernization Act (MMA). Songwriter bodies SONA and NSAI had strongly criticised Blackstone,...
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Sony Music streaming revenues up 38.2% year-on-year

‘Major label’s streaming revenues growing strongly’ is becoming a familiar part of the industry landscape. Following Universal Music’s results earlier this week, Sony Music’s latest quarterly financials came out...
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Concord Music buys ‘Motown of Latin music’ for reported $30m

Fast-growing company Concord Music is on the acquisition trail again. It has bought independent latin music firm Fania Records and Publishing for an undisclosed amount – although the New York Times suggested that the...
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Music Publishers Association Group CEO Jane Dyball steps down

Well, the boss of British industry-body group MPA isn’t leaving just yet, but Jane Dyball will be stepping down as the group’s CEO in the new year, it was announced yesterday. It will bring to an end her four-year...
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Spotify study suggests $25.9bn global copyright value in 2016

Spotify’s director of economics Will Page has published his latest study on the ‘global value of music copyright’, for 2016. The research adds together label, publisher and collecting-society revenues, then adjusts...
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Senior Mechanical Assistant – AWAL – London

AWAL serves a growing roster of emerging talent and established independent artists from all over the world and we are now expanding our London based UK team to include a new Senior Mechanical Assistant, reporting to the...