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 running again in any countries, but also because...
December 10, 2020
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...
September 15, 2020
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...
June 25, 2020
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, but a lot of...
June 10, 2020
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 growing during the pandemic: it made $884k...
April 8, 2020
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 from the music industry and music / tech...
March 30, 2020
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...
January 28, 2019
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...
January 24, 2019
European copyright vote stalls progress of Article 13
If this week has felt like a bit too much European policymaking at the top of this bulletin, apologies. But the debate around the draft Copyright Directive, and particularly its Article 13, is something that’s being watched...
July 6, 2018
Africa’s music opportunity: ‘One thing you have to have is resilience’
Africa isn’t one music market: it’s a collection of them. And most of them aren’t that well understood by the music industry elsewhere in the world. That’s why the day-long Midem African Forum is such an interesting...
June 5, 2018
After 2017 growth, Sacem boss talks YouTube, Facebook and blockchain
French collecting society Sacem has reported that in 2017, its collections from online surpassed those from physical music products for the first time. But both revenue sources are still behind that coming in from private-copying...
April 17, 2018
Facebook signs licensing deals with Sacem, Socan and Wixen
Facebook’s music-licensing efforts continue apace, with the announcement of three more deals this weekend. The social network now has agreements with French collecting society Sacem; Canadian PRO Socan; and music publisher...
March 19, 2018