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Want to buy a slice of the rights to Shrek soundtracks?

If you do, it’s your lucky day – as long as you’ve got $2.3m to spare. Royalty Exchange’s latest auction is a slice of the rights to songs from the Shrek movie franchise, including all four films and...
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Italian band Le Vibrazioni to sell fans a share of image rights

We have seen artists sell off portions of their recorded music and publishing rights, but now Italian band Le Vibrazioni are exploring fans’ appetite for buying a slice of their image rights. The band, with music firm...
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American Music Fairness Act seeks radio recordings royalties

The fact that terrestrial radio broadcasters in the US do not pay performance royalties to artists or labels has been a longstanding complaint from the music industry. Could that finally be changing? That’s the aim of the...
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SoundExchange distributions grew 4% to $947m in 2020

US digital performance royalties agency SoundExchange has published some figures for last year, showing that its distributions grew by 4% to nearly $947m. That’s good news during the Covid-19 pandemic when other forms...
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Canadian rights agency CMRRA strikes multi-year TikTok deal

When we think about licensing deals for social apps, the agreements with major labels and publishers (or, of course, the public disputes with them) get all the headlines. However, these services also need a tapestry of deals...
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MP Kevin Brennan offers more details on his streaming bill

We wrote last week about British politician Kevin Brennan’s presentation of a private member’s bill in the houses of parliament that will focus on music streaming and artists. We noted that because of the way the British...
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Accounts & Royalties Assistant – Involved Group – London

Accounts & Royalties Assistant Location: Bermondsey, London UK (we are only accepting UK based applicants for this role) Salary: £21-£23,000 pro rata dependent on experience, 3-4 Days a Week We’re the home of Anjunabeats,...
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UK collecting society PPL reveals its figures for 2020

Collecting society revenues are an important metric to judge the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on musicians’ (and specifically on songwriters’) incomes. UK society PPL has announced its latest figures this morning,...
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PRS for Music collections fell by 19.7% in 2020 due to Covid-19

There is good news and bad news in this morning’s financials announcement from British collecting society PRS for Music. 2020 saw record payouts from the PRO of £699.4m ($973.5m) to songwriters, composers and music publishers....
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Music Ally Report : Q1 2021 Edition

Our main feature this quarter is an analysis of the UK’s music streaming economics inquiry, including its key talking points so far, and what might happen next. The report went to press before this morning’s story...
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MLC collects over $40m in first month of operations

The US Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC) is up and running, collecting and matching publishing royalties from streaming services. The organisation has revealed details of its January collections and distributions, with...
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Sentric blogs ‘the life cycle of a publishing copyright’

Pure-Horse sound amazing. “A four piece alternative band who are influenced by Radiohead, ABBA, The Ronettes, Slipknot, BTS and Little Mix,” apparently. “Imagine the songwriting sensibilities of The Beatles...