Santigold is the latest artist to experiment with NFTs in the context of an online fanclub.
Sacem taps the blockchain for Musicstart works-protection tool
French collecting society Sacem has launched a new service for songwriters called Musicstart.
French collecting society Sacem has launched its first NFTs
If you’ve been running a sweepstake on who would be the first collecting society to launch its own line of NFTs, well, it’s time to pay out.
Sacem financials: collections grew by 7% in 2021 to €1.06bn
French collecting society Sacem has published its financial results for 2021, with collections growing by 7% to €1.06bn (around $1.12bn).
Sacem extends emergency rescue fund as pandemic continues
Covid-19 vaccines may be starting to roll out, but there are still a tough few months (at least) for artists and songwriters ahead. Not just because concerts aren’t up and […]
Twitch signs a licensing deal with French collecting society Sacem
As we’ve been reporting, Twitch has been under increasing pressure from the music industry to strike licensing deals. It is working on that, too: this morning Music Ally can exclusively reveal its latest agreement.
It’s with French collecting society Sacem: “a deal that will enable royalties to be distributed to authors, composers and publishers, who are Sacem members, when their music is shared or livestreamed by Twitch” according to the company.
It added that it’ll be working with Sacem to “develop processes to simplify and optimise the identification and reporting of works used on the service, for the benefit of Sacem members and the music industry as a whole”.
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 included in Sacem’s licensing deals with digital music services. It’s good timing, given the continued global popularity of K-Pop, from the biggest acts like BTS and Blackpink to emerging artists following in their footsteps.
“In these times of crisis, when digital usage continues to grow in spite of everything, it is all the more important to ensure that the works of creators and publishers are well represented on all continents,” noted Sacem CEO Jean-Noël Tronc in a statement.
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, […]
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry stories (8 April)
We’ve broken the big positive story out as our lead today, but there are other good things to report on too. Variety has a report on how ticketed-livestreams platform StageIt is […]
Today’s positive coronavirus-related industry news (30 March)
Music Ally is trying to write a story every working day, rounding up the good, practical things happening in and around our industry: focusing on relief efforts and other initiatives […]
Sacem merges licensing, international and operations divisions
Collecting society Sacem is bringing together its licensing, international and operations divisions into one department, led by Cécile Rap-Veber, who’s been promoted to executive director of licensing, international and operations […]
Music-streaming in the Middle East: ‘There is a space and place for everyone’
Spotify and Deezer’s recent launches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) have highlighted the region’s status as a strategic priority for the music industry – although these companies (and Apple Music) are facing strong competition from local streaming service Anghami.
Trends in the MENA region were the focus for a panel session at Music Ally and Music Biz’s NY:LON Connect conference in London today. Speakers included Eddy Maroun, co-founder of Anghami; Moe Hamzeh, MD of Warner Music Middle East; Liliana Abudalo, manager of music content partnerships, Middle East, at Google and YouTube; and Habib Achour, head of Africa and Middle East at Sacem. Music Biz’s Bill Wilson chaired.
In setting up the discussion, Hamzeh talked of the importance of understanding the rich complexity of the region, with its many cultures, languages and dialects. A flat and uniform approach across the Middle East, then, will not pay off.