Les membres de SUISA signent une résolution pour un service public fort

Lors de l’Assemblée générale de SUISA, les compositeurs, paroliers et éditeurs de musique ont approuvé et signé une résolution visant à renforcer le service public. Dans ce document, les membres de la coopérative SUISA demandent au Parlement suisse de prendre en considé-ration le rôle de premier plan que jouent les chaînes télévisées et stations de […]

L’ECONOMIE DE LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE – EDITION 2017+”PDF”

L’édition 2017 de « l’Economie de la production musicale » est disponible ! Découvrez la synthèse des chiffres du marché de la musique enregistrée, en France et dans le monde, enrichie des données inédites sur la consommation et la distribution de musique physique et numérique, les meilleures ventes, Lire la suite de l\\\\\\\’article www.snepmusique.com  

La gestion des droits de la musique fait sa révolution informatique (3e partie)

La gestion des droits de la musique fait sa révolution informatique (3e partie)

Dossier Normalisation des échanges, libération des métadonnées, transparence et équité, efficience, blockchain … A l’heure des réseaux ouverts et du tout numérique, l’informatique révolutionne la gestion des droits de la musique. Un dossier en 3 parties par Philippe Astor. 3e partie BLOCKCHAIN ET DEEP-LEARNING S’INVITENT DANS LA GESTION DES DROITS Troisième et dernier volet de […]

SPPF : 24,4M€ répartis en 2016

SPPF : 24,4M€ répartis en 2016

DROITS VOISINS La SPPF, organisme de gestion de droits voisins pour les producteurs phonographiques, vient d’établir son bilan d’activités 2016. C’était l’année de ses 30 ans. Communiqué : Des répartitions en progression, un cap historique dans le nombre de projets aidés et la création d’évènements destinés à souligner le rôle essentiel de la production musicale […]

Canal+ a arrêté de payer certains producteurs audiovisuels

Canal+ a arrêté de payer certains producteurs audiovisuels

Vincent Bolloré, président du conseil de surveillance de Vivendi, maison mère du groupe Canal, fin avril. Dans le secteur de l’audiovisuel, cela commence à chauffer entre Canal et les producteurs. Alors qu’une bonne partie de la profession est réunie cette semaine à La Rochelle pour le Sunny Side, un marché du documentaire, de plus en […]

Royalty Exchange: music is ‘one of the most undervalued asset classes today’

Royalty Exchange was set up in 2011 to act as a broker/marketplace to connect owners of copyrights with private investors looking to buy a share of the future earnings of those copyrights. The company says the model is not about surrendering control of copyrights but rather is based on an earnings-share model. It has just […]

Kickass founder might voluntarily face copyright charges in US+”PDF”

The alleged owner of defunct file-sharing site KickassTorrents has implied that he might consider voluntarily travelling to the US to face the copyright charges made against him and his former business. Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland nearly a year ago as American authorities moved to take the popular file-sharing hub offline. Efforts to extradite […]

BREXIT’S NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE MUSIC INDUSTRY WILL WEAKEN THE UK’S SOFT POWER

Mark Kitcatt is CEO and part owner of independent music company Everlasting Popstock and has a long and successful track record in the music industry. Based in Madrid since the 1990s, Mark is concerned about the impact of Brexit on music and musicians, as well as its effect on the citizens’ rights of UK nationals […]

Arrêt The Pirate Bay: pour la CJUE, la fourniture et la gestion d’une plateforme de partage en ligne d’œuvres protégées peut constituer une violation du droit d’auteur

Arrêt The Pirate Bay: pour la CJUE, la fourniture et la gestion d’une plateforme de partage en ligne d’œuvres protégées peut constituer une violation du droit d’auteur

Dans un arrêt rendu le 14 juin 2017 dans l’affaire C-610/15 Stichting Brein/Ziggo BV, XS4All Internet BV la Cour de justice de l’Union eupropéeenne (CJUE) a précisé que la fourniture et la gestion d’une plateforme de partage en ligne d’œuvres protégées telle que «The Pirate Bay» peut constituer une violation du droit d’auteur Même si […]

Les chiffres clés de la SACD en 2016+”pdf”

La SACD publie ses chiffres clés pour l’exercice 2016, ainsi que son rapport annuel. L’Assemblée générale de la SACD vient de se tenir avec un taux de participation record en cette année d’adaptation des statuts à la directive européenne sur les organismes de gestion collective. Il montre l’implication des auteurs dans la vie de la […]

Germany puts halt on European unitary patent

Germany puts halt on European unitary patent

Europe’s effort to create a single patent system has been thrown into confusion following a decision by Germany’s constitutional court to halt legislation ratifying it. According to German media reports , since confirmed by a court spokesperson, the court received a complaint from an as-yet-unnamed individual arguing that the unitary patent and patent court (UPC) […]

La SOCAN propulsée vers des niveaux records de redevances pour les créateurs et éditeurs de musique

La SOCAN propulsée vers des niveaux records de redevances pour les créateurs et éditeurs de musique+”PDF”

Toronto – La SOCAN annonce aujourd’hui ses états financiers finaux pour l’exercice s’étant terminé le 31 décembre 2016 et rapporte qu’elle a enregistré de nouveaux records à presque tous les chapitres, dont des revenus de redevances nationales et internationales de 330 millions $ provenant de la diffusion de la musique de ses quelques 150 000 […]

Big data, big money : qui profite de l’explosion des données ?

Big data, big money : qui profite de l’explosion des données ?

Est-ce réel ? Bernard Goldbach/Flickr , CC BY Nous en sommes certains : la data va révolutionner le monde, mais qui va vraiment en profiter ? En 2011, la société de conseil Gartner indiquait : « Les informations sont le pétrole du XXI e siècle, et l’analytique en est le moteur à combustion ». Filant […]

Spotify now has 140m active users, up from 100m a year ago

Update: after this story went live, Spotify also published its 2016 financial results, revealing revenues of €2.93bn and a net loss of €539.2m. Spotify now has more than 140 million active users, but the company is not saying how many of them are paying for a subscription to the music-streaming service. The company announced the milestone on the […]

Primephonic launches hi-res classical-music streaming service

The latest company to launch a streaming service for classical music is Primephonic, building on the growth of its existing downloads store. Primephonic’s streaming service launches today in the UK and US, with a catalogue of more than 100k tracks, and licensing deals with Warner Classics and Sony Classical that will swell that total in […]

« Taxation des GAFA : l’Italie donne l’exemple »

« Taxation des GAFA : l’Italie donne l’exemple »

En obtenant de Google la reconnaissance d’un « établissement stable » dans la Péninsule, Rome a pu prélever l’impôt sur son activité dans ses frontières, note dans une tribune au « Monde » Franck Cazenave, l’auteur de « Stop Google ». Il plaide pour que les autres pays européens fassent de même face aux géants […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

YouTube, ASCAP Reach U. S. Performance Rights Deal

YouTube, ASCAP Reach U. S. Performance Rights Deal

Ascap-new logo The new agreement between ASCAP and YouTube is all about better data. With no official central database of songs and songwriters, YouTube, Spotify and other streamers have repeatedly come under fire for failing to properly identify and compensate some songwriters. This new deal will leverage YouTube’s extensive data analytics and ASCAP’s database of […]

Pirate Bay Facilitates Piracy and Can be Blocked, Top EU Court Rules

important arrêt sur le blocage de The Pirate Bay+”PDF”

La fourniture et la gestion d’une plateforme de partage en ligne d’œuvres protégées telle que « The Pirate Bay » peut constituer une violation du droit d’auteur Même si les œuvres concernées sont mises en ligne par les utilisateurs de la plateforme de partage, ses administrateurs jouent un rôle incontournable dans la mise à disposition […]

Bilan CNC 2016 : la place de la musique

Bilan CNC 2016 : la place de la musique+”PDF à télécharger”

Musique à l’image À travers le bilan 2016 du Centre national du cinéma (CNC), un ensemble de données permet d’évaluer la place de la musique dans les productions audiovisuelles et dans les aides accordés par l’établissement. Parmi les enseignements, on constate que les captations de concerts enregistrent une forte baisse de production et que les […]

Merlin member survey 2017: Distributions grow eightfold in four years to $353m

MERLIN MEMBER SURVEY 2017 A great leap forward, with one step back Audio streaming growth outstrips video 3-to-1 as distributions to independent labels hit $353m 8th June, New York: – Merlin, the global digital rights agency for the independent label sector, has today unveiled results of their 2017 member survey at A2IM’s annual meeting. Now […]

Observatoire européen de l'audiovisuelLa transparence par l'information

Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuelLa transparence par l’information+”PDF”

L’Observatoire européen de l’audiovisuel a publié un rapport consacré à l’origine des films et du contenu télévisuel dans les catalogues de VOD dans l’UE ainsi qu’à la visibilité des films. Téléchargez-le gratuitement en anglais ici. La composition des 68 catalogues de TVOD en fonction de la région d’origine des films (octobre 2016) L’Observatoire, qui est […]

The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music Conference

The ‘Value Gap,’ Transparency and ‘Despacito’: Takeaways From the 2017 MIDEM Music Conference

midemThe MIDEM conference, the June confab of music industry professionals and artists that takes place in Cannes, France, wraps on Friday, June 9, but not before a full assessment of four intertwining sectors: streaming, synch, marketing, and A&R. Some 4,200 delegates from all over the world were in attendance, according to organizers, marking a slight […]

Dutch Usenet provider ordered to reveal identify of copyright infringing user

Dutch Usenet provider ordered to reveal identify of copyright infringing user

A specialist Usenet provider in the Netherlands has been told to provide Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN with details about a former user who is accused of sharing copyright infringing material via the Usenet network. As previously reported, BREIN has stepped up its efforts in the last eighteen months to target prolific individual file-sharers, scoring some […]

MIDiA at Midem 2017

MIDiA Research were one of thousands of delegates who arrived in Cannes this week to attend Midem; the annual conference addressing the latest developments in the music industry. Across four days of panels, here are three points we found most insightful: Still no consensus on streaming: Perhaps predictably, many of the event’s panels with regard […]

STIM Spotify royalty payouts delayed after ‘unmatched tracks’ dispute

The relationship of Spotify and Swedish collecting society STIM has encountered a bump in the road, relating to the terms of their royalties agreement. “We have informed our rightsholders that the royalties from Spotify will be delayed, since Spotify has not yet payed the invoice regarding Q4 2016,” STIM’s spokesperson told Music Ally. “We have […]

Adami : 89,41 millions d’euros collectés en 2016

Adami : 89,41 millions d’euros collectés en 2016+”PDF”

Droits voisins L’ADAMI enregistre en 2016 une croissance régulière des perceptions, “la gestion collective des droits des artistes-interprètes étant entrée dans une phase de maturité” depuis 4 ans selon la société d’artistes. Comme pour la SACEM avec la collecte des droits d’auteur, la perception des droits voisins des artistes-interprètes continue de croître et atteint un […]

La CISAC publie son Rapport Annuel 2017 : de la Chine au Chili, la CISAC monte le son

La CISAC publie son Rapport Annuel 2017 : de la Chine au Chili, la CISAC monte le son”PDF à télécharger”

Plus de 200 représentants de sociétés d’auteurs et de créateurs du monde entier sont conviés à Lisbonne le 8 juin pour l’Assemblée Générale 2017 de la CISAC. La publication du rapport annuel coïncide avec la réunion. La brochure dresse un tableau complet des activités mondiales de la CISCA .. http://fr.cisac.org/CISAC-FR/Actus-Media/Communiques-de-presse/La-CISAC-publie-son-Rapport-Annuel-2017-de-la-Chine-au-Chili-la-CISAC-monte-le-son

La gestion des droits de la musique fait sa révolution informatique (1e partie)

La gestion des droits de la musique fait sa révolution informatique (1e partie)

Dossier Normalisation des échanges, libération des métadonnées, transparence et équité, efficience, blockchain … À l’heure des réseaux ouverts et du tout numérique, l’informatique révolutionne la gestion des droits de la musique. Un dossier en 3 parties par Philippe Astor . 1e partie LIBÉRER LES MÉTADONNÉES DE LA MUSIQUE Premier volet d’un vaste dossier, cet article […]

Droit d’auteur : l’incertitude règne en Europe sur le devenir de la directive Copyright

Droit d’auteur : l’incertitude règne en Europe sur le devenir de la directive Copyright

La Commission européenne a présenté en septembre une directive sur le droit d’auteur dont certaines dispositions sont vivement critiquées. Alors que des commissions spécialisées au Parlement européen ont proposé d’arrondir les angles, le plus grand flou règne sur la position des eurodéputés. Le droit d’auteur est de nouveau au cœur de toutes les attentions en […]

The European perspective on music’s ‘value gap’ (#midem)

The music industry’s arguments about the ‘value gap’ tend to be summarised as ‘rightsholders versus YouTube’. While that’s often the case, there are wider issues in play here around how internet safe-harbour legislation could be modernised. A panel at the Midem conference this afternoon focused on the rightsholders and legislators in this debate in Europe. […]

Copyright Law In Europe Could Be About To Get Ridiculously Stupidly Bad In Ways That Will Undermine The Internet

Copyright Law In Europe Could Be About To Get Ridiculously Stupidly Bad In Ways That Will Undermine The Internet

from the this-is-so-dumb dept Over the last few years, the EU has been going through a pretty big copyright reform process. And it’s been quite the roller coaster with some good ideas and some bad ideas mixed in at times. MEP Julia Reda of the Pirate Party has been the point person in calling out […]

Sony/ATV allies with Lyric Financial on royalty advances

Sony/ATV allies with Lyric Financial on royalty advances

Sony/ATV has announced an alliance with Lyric Financial which will see the former offer the latter’s ‘virtual ATM platform’ to its songwriters via its own SCORE royalty portal. The deal means that Sony/ATV repped writers will be able to request an advance on royalties they expect their songs to generate in the near future, helping […]

Musique : renforcer la puissance et la diversité de la production indépendante+”pdf”

Dans son livre blanc, l’UPFI aborde les enjeux économiques, culturels et sociétaux de la musique enregistrée. 7 enjeux et 12 mesures constituent la priorité des producteurs indépendants. Avec la nomination de Françoise NYSSEN au poste de Ministre de la Culture, l’UPFI appelle de ses vœux la mise en place d’une politique favorable au développement des […]

SoundExchange buys Canadian mechanical rights society

SoundExchange buys Canadian mechanical rights society

The American record industry’s collecting society SoundExchange yesterday announced it had acquired Canadian mechanical rights society CMRRA in what the former is calling “a dramatic development for the global music industry”. And who doesn’t like a bit of drama? SoundExchange is the closest the US record industry has to an organisation like PPL in the […]

Commentaire du résultat de l’exercice 2016 de SUISA

Commentaire du résultat de l’exercice 2016 de SUISA +”PDF”

SUISA a pu clore son exercice 2016 de manière très satisfaisante. Le résultat fait apparaître un niveau sans précédent en ce qui concerne le produit provenant des utilisations de droits d’auteur en Suisse. Le montant à répartir atteint un niveau record dans l’histoire de la coopérative, née il y a plus de 90 ans. La […]

La participation des éditeurs n’est pas en danger chez SUISA

La participation des éditeurs n’est pas en danger chez SUISA

Un arrêt de la Cour de justice européenne de 2015 et deux arrêts allemands de l’année dernière ont remis en question le principe de la participation des éditeurs au produit de la gestion des droits d’auteur. Voici pourquoi ce qui s’est passé pour la Gema ne risque pas d’arriver à SUISA. Texte de Martin Korrodi […]

Belgian festivals sue Sabam over rates rise

Belgian festivals sue Sabam over rates rise

A coalition of festival and concert promoters is suing Sabam, the Belgian performance rights organisation (PRO), over the live music tariff increases which came into force at the beginning of this year. As of 1 January, the largest festivals have seen their payments to Sabam increase 30%, to 3.25% of box-office receipts, while promoters of […]

APRA AMCOS CEO to step down

APRA AMCOS CEO to step down

Brett Cottle, the long-serving CEO of APRA AMCOS, has announced his intention to step down after 27 years at the Australasian collection society. Cottle, who joined APRA as its first in-house counsel in the late 1970s, oversaw the merger of APRA (Australasian Performing Right Association) and AMCOS (Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners’ Society) in 1997 and […]

Blockchain-powered copyright platform Binded receives $950K from Taizo Son and others

Blockchain-powered copyright platform Binded receives $950K from Taizo Son and others

Binded , the U.S.-based copyright platform, has secured $950,000 from Taizo Son’s fund, Mistletoe. The round also witnessed participation from other investors including Vectr Ventures, Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, M&Y Growth Partners, Social Starts and Tokyo Founders Fund. This investment brings the total capital raised by the firm to $1.5 million. It will now use […]

COLOMBIA: Aprueban 'Ley Pepe Sánchez' que protege a directores y guionistas

COLOMBIA: Aprueban ‘Ley Pepe Sánchez’ que protege a directores y guionistas

COLOMBIA: Aprueban El Tiempo / En último debate en la plenaria del Senado se aprobó, para sanción presidencial, el proyecto de ley que los escritores y directores audiovisuales en Colombia habían reclamado por años: la protección de sus derechos de autor ante la comunicación pública de sus creaciones. Detrás de la presentación y promoción del […]

From the comfort of YouTube to the challenge of playing live

We all know by now that there are many more ways of being discovered than talent shows. Social networks have allowed us to discover, for better or worse, a plethora of Canadian talent over the course of the last decade: The most shining examples being Alessia Cara, Justin Bieber and Shawn Mendes. As for the […]

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

Who’s Leading The Streaming Pack?

At MIDiA Research we are currently in the final stages of producing the update to our annual landmark report: The State Of The Streaming Nation, a report which compiles every streaming market data point you could possibly need. In advance of its release in June we want to give you a sneak peak into a […]

Culture minister calls for prompt action on new copyright bill

Culture minister calls for prompt action on new copyright bill

Reza Salehi-Amiri TEHRAN – Iranian Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Reza Salehi-Amiri has urged the Iranian parliament to act promptly to approve the new copyright bill that was submitted last May. “We have encountered plagiarism and difficulties in the cultural field,” said Salehi-Amiri during the 7th National Conference on Copyright, which was held at […]

Blockchain Startup Binded Raises $950k in Seed Round to Democratize Copyright

Blockchain Startup Binded Raises $950k in Seed Round to Democratize Copyright

Binded , a Blockchain-fuelled copyright platform has announced closing on a $950k round of finance bringing the company’s total capital raised to $1.5M. Investors in the round include Mistletoe, Asahi Shimbun, Vectr Ventures, M&Y Growth Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund and Social Starts. Binded is a technology platform making copyright simple. Digital photographers and artists use […]

Senate Should Either Fix Or Get Off The Pot On Copyright Office Bill

from the copyright-office-modernization? dept The U.S. Senate is about to consider mostly pointless legislation that would make the nation’s register of copyrights—the individual who heads the U.S. Copyright Office, officially a part of the Library of Congress—a presidential appointment that would be subject to Senate confirmation. While the measure has earned praise from some in […]

Barrage européen pour la stratégie d’Amazon dans les contenus ? | Philippe Bailly | Pulse | LinkedIn

L’accord tient en deux chiffres et une intention. Réunis ce mardi à Bruxelles pour débattre de la révision de la Directive SMA, les ministres européens de la Culture ont d’abord convenu de fixer à 30% le quota d’œuvres européennes que les plateformes de SVoD seront tenues d’intégrer à leurs catalogues, au lieu de 20% dans […]

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EU negotiators reach compromise deal on Marrakesh Treaty On 10 May, negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached a compromise on how to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in the European Union (EU). The Treaty will give the blind and other print disabled people better access to books. Commenting, Vice-President for the Digital Single […]

Music industry blasts YouTube’s ‘value’ report

Music industry blasts YouTube’s ‘value’ report

YouTube’s relationship with the music industry just got a little more testy. Major record labels are preparing to hit back at a Google-funded report that touts the value of YouTube to the music industry, ridiculing the report’s conclusion that YouTube boosts business for artists and their labels by giving them better exposure. The beef is […]

80 top film-makers sound alarm over EU copyright rules

80 top film-makers sound alarm over EU copyright rules

Petition calls for unified EU vision on copyright and culture. Cannes Palme d’Or contenders Fatih Akin, Michael Haneke, zanavicius have joined 80 top European film-makers in a petition calling for a unified European Union vision on copyright and culture in the digital age. “We believe that European filmmaking reflects Europe’s positive values. That it can […]

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

Copyright Protection in China – It’s Real, and It’s Spectacular

Okay, maybe not spectacular. But definitely real. An article in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal, How a Plague on the Movie and Music Industries Became Their Chief Protector in China: Chinese search giant Baidu’s transition to creator and buyer of content has changed its priorities , sums up the change that is happening with China IP […]

The "Smart Money" Is Sensing a BREXIT-Type Event.

The “Smart Money” Is Sensing a BREXIT-Type Event.

The “smart money” is flashing a signal that the US economy and ultimately the financial system, are in serious trouble. CNBC and other media outlets like to focus on stocks because they tend to be more volatile and therefore more exciting. But BONDS are the “smart money” for the financial system. The Bond market is […]

Spotify muscle ses recommandations en rachetant une startup parisienne

Spotify muscle ses recommandations en rachetant une startup parisienne

Les algorithmes de Niland permettent aux ordinateurs d’écouter de la musique comme le ferait un humain. Même si les concurrents de Spotify sont aujourd’hui nombreux, il reste difficile de rivaliser avec ce leader du streaming musical. Outre son catalogue important, la plateforme a également su développer des fonctionnalités de suggestions uniques, telles que la découverte […]

Révision de la directive sur les services de médias audiovisuels : les cinéastes appellent la France à agir

Révision de la directive sur les services de médias audiovisuels : les cinéastes appellent la France à agir

À la veille du Conseil européen Culture, consacré notamment à la révision de la directive sur les services de médias audiovisuels, l’ARP et la SACD appellent la ministre de la Culture, Françoise Nyssen, à défendre une ambition forte pour le financement et la diffusion de la création européenne sur les plateformes numériques. Dans la continuité […]

Justice Department files for full-works licensing in BMI consent decree

Justice Department files for full-works licensing in BMI consent decree

miThe Department of Justice is appealing a September decision by federal judge Louis Stanton which contradicted the DOJ on the issue of fractional licensing. The DoJ filed a brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, an action it had been planning to take for months. The Department of Justice’s August ruling […]

Metadata: A Race Record Labels Can Win

Metadata: A Race Record Labels Can Win

The music industry’s supply chain is a relay race that passes information from stakeholder to stakeholder, with the goal of getting musical product from creator to fan while also assuring appropriate parties have been compensated. Exchanging the baton into the right hands efficiently is key. Relays are won in the exchange zone , where the […]

Country profile – UK 2017+”pdf”

With streaming having crossed into – pardon the pun – the mainstream, the UK industry could do without the complexity and uncertainty of Brexit’s potential impact on a largely booming business. The British music industry pre-Brexit is a little like the Yellowstone volcano: ostensibly in pretty fine shape, but dogged by the suspicion that it […]

The Internet’s Adolescence: The Real World Catches Up Eventually

I started my career as an internet analyst back in the period of the dot-com bubble. They were heady days in which anything seemed possible. The world was changing in unprecedented ways and the possibilities were endless. The rules that governed the old world didn’t apply. Except they did. Investors soon twigged that dot-com startups […]

Interview Françoise Nyssen : "Le rapport éducation-culture m'importe énormément"

Interview Françoise Nyssen : “Le rapport éducation-culture m’importe énormément”

La nouvelle ministre de la Culture est revenue samedi chez elle, à Arles Françoise Nyssen : Le rapport éducation-culture m’importe énormément Comme chaque samedi matin, Françoise Nyssen fait son marché à Arles : ” C’est incontournable “, sourit-elle. Mais, hier, la nouvelle ministre de la Culture est accueillie par des ” bravo “, des ” […]

FACEBOOK sanctionné pour de nombreux manquements à la loi Informatique et Libertés

La formation restreinte de la CNIL a prononcé une sanction de 150.000 €, rendue publique, à l’encontre des sociétés FACEBOOK INC et FACEBOOK IRELAND. En 2015, à la suite de l’annonce par FACEBOOK de la modification de sa politique d’utilisation des données, la CNIL a procédé à des contrôles sur place, sur pièces et en […]

Spotify buys machine-learning startup Niland

Spotify buys machine-learning startup Niland

Spotify has made another acquisition of a startup: Paris-based machine-learning firm Niland . “Niland has changed the game for how AI technology can optimise music search and recommendation capabilities and shares Spotify’s passion for surfacing the right content to the right user at the right time,” announced Spotify in a blog post . “The team […]

Babinet - Le bilan numérique d'un président

Babinet – Le bilan numérique d’un président

Gilles Babinet, “digital champion” de la France auprès de l’Union européenne. Si François Hollande restera dans l’histoire, ça pourrait bien être – aussi – pour avoir été le président qui a dû faire face à l’accélération sans précédent de l’histoire numérique de l’humanité. Le président dont le mandat aura connu le point d’inflexion marquant le […]

Guest Column: Blockchain and Music Data’s Byzantine Problem

Guest Column: Blockchain and Music Data’s Byzantine Problem

Guest Column: Blockchain and Music Data’s Byzantine Problem This guest column on music and blockchain technology is by Annie Lin, general counsel for Loudr . Nine generals are stationed at separate points around the walls of a massive kingdom. A majority of the generals wish to launch an attack, but in the absence of direct […]

La Sacem annonce ses résultats 2016

La Sacem annonce ses résultats 2016

sacem,ca sacem 2016Communiqués La Sacem félicite Françoise Nyssen, nouvelle ministre de la Culture, et appelle de ses voeux une politique ambitieuse en matière d’enseignement de la musique à l’école Communiqués La Sacem décerne à Quincy Jones, légende de la musique, un prix spécial pour saluer l’ensemble de sa carrière Chiffres clés 1,37 milliard d’euros ont […]

20 Start-up qui transformeront l’industrie musicale de demain

20 Start-up qui transformeront l’industrie musicale de demain

Véritable tremplin propulsant des solutions innovantes qui façonnent le visage de l’industrie musicale, le Midemlab célèbre cette année son dixième anniversaire. La compétition offre aux finalistes une occasion unique de rencontrer de potentiels investisseurs et d’entrer en contact avec les décideurs de l’industrie musicale. Grâce au Midemlab, les participants des éditions passées ont pu réaliser […]

La participation des amateurs à un spectacle organisé dans un cadre lucratif

Spectacle Le décret n° 2017-1049 du 10 mai 2017 relatif à la participation d’amateurs à des représentations d’une œuvre de l’esprit dans un cadre lucratif a été publié au Journal officiel. Il précise les conditions dans lesquelles les entrepreneurs de spectacle peuvent faire participer des amateurs à ces spectacles sans être tenues de les rémunérer. […]

How Pandora Uses Data to Improve Its Service and Music Stations

When it comes to discovering music you’ll love, few companies do it better than Pandora. From the core of its Music Genome Project, which studies over 450 different musical attributes to find songs according to each listener’s unique tastes, to its Thumbprint Radio, which creates a station based on other songs you’ve liked, Pandora leverages […]

UK mechanical society MCPS signs new long-term agreement with PRS For Music

UK mechanical society MCPS signs new long-term agreement with PRS For Music

For the past 13 months, the UK’s Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS) has been considering its options. Back on 1st April, 2016 MCPS published a Request for Proposals (RfP) inviting third-parties to tender for administration of areas of its business and all back-office operations. The process could have seen the body split with its […]

Numérique : les 4 chantiers de Mounir Mahjoubi

Candidat, Emmanuel Macron avait annoncé son souhait d’amplifier la dynamique de l’innovation et de réformer le fonctionnement de l’État en actionnant le levier du digital dans tous les pans de l’action publique. Gouvernance, culture, startup, GAFA : panorama des principaux chantiers de Mounir Mahjoubi, nouveau secrétaire d’état au numérique. Sous le quinquennat Macron, lequel arrive […]

Secret New European Copyright Proposal Spells Disaster for Free Culture

Secret New European Copyright Proposal Spells Disaster for Free Culture

Official logo for the Definition of Free Cultural Works EFF has learned about a new proposal for European law that takes aim at online streaming services, but which will strike a serious blow to creators and their fans. The proposal, which would effectively ban online streaming services from hosting works under free licenses, could spell […]

Music schools to sue Japan’s largest copyright collection group over plan to collect fees

Music schools to sue Japan’s largest copyright collection group over plan to collect fees

Children listen to a teacher’s piano performance during a music lesson at a Yamaha Music Foundation school. Yamaha has 3,300 outlets across Japan. | YAMAHA MUSIC FOUNDATION A group of major private music school operators said Tuesday they intend to take legal action against Japan’s largest copyright collection group after it emerged it would from […]

Merlin agrees multi-year licensing deal with HD music firm MQA

Merlin agrees multi-year licensing deal with HD music firm MQA

After securing licensing deals with Universal and Warner , high-resolution audio firm MQA has struck a multi-year agreement with independent label body Merlin. The partnership will enable the number of independent labels represented by Merlin to encode their master recordings in MQA’s master quality audio technology. MQA is currently available to exclusively stream on Tidal […]

Sony/ATV reveals upgrade to royalty reporting platform

Sony/ATV reveals upgrade to royalty reporting platform+”pdf*2″

Mega-music publisher Sony/ATV yesterday announced a number of upgrades to its royalties portal in a bid to give the songwriters it represents “access to the most comprehensive and transparent data available about their earnings”. Good times. Most music publishers have been busy in recent years honing their royalty reporting systems for songwriters, mainly as a […]

Décret n° 2017-1046 du 10 mai 2017 instituant un dispositif de soutien à l’emploi dans le secteur de l’édition phonographique

texte n° 212 Décret n° 2017-1046 du 10 mai 2017 instituant un dispositif de soutien à l’emploi dans le secteur de l’édition phonographique NOR: MCCB1712314D ELI: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2017/5/10/MCCB1712314D/jo/texte Alias: https://www.legifrance.gouv.fr/eli/decret/2017/5/10/2017-1046/jo/texte Publics concernés : entreprises de moins de dix salariés équivalents temps plein annuels et dont le chiffre d’affaires annuel ou le bilan annuel n’excède pas deux […]

Réforme du droit d’auteur à Bruxelles, le plus dur est devant nous

Réforme du droit d’auteur à Bruxelles, le plus dur est devant nous

Alors que nous fêtions le 25 mars les 60 ans du texte fondateur de l’Union européenne, Mme Comodini Cachia, eurodéputée maltaise du PPE (affiliation européenne du parti Les Républicains) présentait ses amendements sur la réforme du droit d’auteur dans le marché unique numérique. Ces propositions remettent en question l’important travail entrepris par la Sacem et […]

Universal Music signs Tencent deal for China expansion

China may just be the most fascinating digital-music market of 2017: a status enhanced by yesterday’s announcement of a partnership between Universal Music Group and tech giant Tencent’s Music Entertainment group (TME for short). The deal will see TME distributing UMG’s music on its QQ Music, Kugou and Kuwo streaming services, as well as sub-licensing […]

Arrêté du 5 mai 2017 fixant le cahier missions et des charges relatif au label « Scène de Musiques Actuelles-SMAC »

texte n° 226 Arrêté du 5 mai 2017 fixant le cahier missions et des charges relatif au label « Scène de Musiques Actuelles-SMAC » NOR: MCCB1713569A La ministre de la culture et de la communication, Vu le code pénal , notamment son article 225-1 ; Vu la loi n° 2016-925 du 7 juillet 2016 modifiée […]

Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms Blog AdLaw By Request

Digital Copyright Ruling Creates New Vulnerabilities for Moderated Online Platforms Blog AdLaw By Request

A recent federal appeals court decision may lead online platforms that post user-generated content filtered by moderators to think twice before posting copyrighted material. In Mavrix Photographs, LLC v. LiveJournal, Inc., the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act’s (“DMCA”) safe harbor for “infringement of copyright by reason of […]

SoundExchange Expands Mission With Acquisition Of CMRRA, The Harry Fox Of Canada

SoundExchange Expands Mission With Acquisition Of CMRRA, The Harry Fox Of Canada

 SoundExchange has acquired Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights Agency Ltd. (CMRRA). The music licensing collective represents 85% of all songs recorded, sold and broadcast in Canada on behalf of music publishers. This move marks SoundExchange’s first expansion into the collective management of music publishing rights. CMRAA offers the Canadian music industry services similar to those of […]

Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property System

Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property System

At the sixth session of the CDIP, member states agreed to establish the Database on Flexibilities in the Intellectual Property (IP) System. It contains data drawn from WIPO documents on Patent Related Flexibilities in the Multilateral Legal Framework and their Legislative Implementation at the National and Regional Levels (namely CDIP/5/4 Rev. , CDIP/7/3 Add , […]

Warner Music boss nears royalty deal with Spotify

Fresh off a pact to license music to YouTube, Warner Music boss Steve Cooper is turning his attention to music streamer Spotify — and a deal could be signed by June. Sources tell On the Money that Warner and Spotify are getting this close to a new royalty agreement. If inked, Daniel Ek’s Spotify would […]

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

All that free music on YouTube is good for you, Google tells music biz

Lucky duckies Google wants you to believe that free music on YouTube doesn’t deter people from paying for the same music somewhere else. Pull the other one, it’s got bells on, the music industry has replied. Google commissioned RBB Economics to produce a report, which we’ve seen in full, examining the effect of cannibalisation on […]

Spotify pourrait entrer en Bourse sans intermédiaires

Spotify pourrait entrer en Bourse sans intermédiaires

SPOTIFY POURRAIT ENTRER EN BOURSE SANS INTERMÉDIAIRES (Reuters) – Spotify, le numéro un mondial de la musique en streaming dont la dernière valorisation en date était de 13 milliards de dollars (11,9 milliards d’euros), sera la première grande entreprise à opter pour une introduction en Bourse directe sur le New York Stock Exchange, sans passer […]

NMPA President David Israelite Discusses the Latest Music Streaming Issues, Including the Copyright Royalty Board Hearings

NMPA President David Israelite Discusses the Latest Music Streaming Issues, Including the Copyright Royalty Board Hearings

David Israelite In the midst of record labels reporting revenue growth, and with music streaming companies like Spotify and Apple Music touting more paid subscribers, songwriters and music publishers are continuing their lengthy fight to be paid a fair share of royalties. We thought this would be a good time to speak again with David […]

Mozilla floods EU officials with digital leaflets to fight nonsensical copyright laws

Mozilla floods EU officials with digital leaflets to fight nonsensical copyright laws

Mozilla continues its march for better copyrights laws in Europe and the company is back with yet another online campaign. This time it wants your help to drop millions of virtual leaflets from the sky to let EU officials know that outdated copyright laws are “threatening the health of the internet.” Teaming up with Dutch […]

IMPALA urges European Commission to not ‘water-down’ copyright reform

IMPALA urges European Commission to not ‘water-down’ copyright reform

IMPALA has urged the European Commission to ensure its upcoming digital single market proposals are not ‘watered-down’ when tackling copyright reform. The statement comes as the Commission published its mid-term review of the digital single market, evaluating the progress made so far. A set of proposals and recommendations tackling online platforms and their conduct towards […]

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Tech giants need to rein in powers before EU does

At least since the time that media and entertainment companies worried about Microsoft using its PC monopoly to make itself the gatekeeper for all digital content, it has created a potential imbalance of power in the digital economy. Yet the key questions are unresolved. How much value should the platforms suck out of the digital […]

The tech industry is eroding copyright law. Here's how to stop it

The tech industry is eroding copyright law. Here’s how to stop it

YouTube’s website in March of 2010. (Richard Vogel / Associated Press) Suppose a band spends months making an album in expensive recording studios, and the band’s record label releases the album on iTunes. Imagine that, by the end of the first day, all the music has been posted on YouTube, where it is available for […]

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism

YouTube-commissioned report tackles music-industry criticism+”pdf”

We’ve heard a lot about YouTube and the ‘value gap’ from music rightsholders in recent months, but now YouTube is opening up a new line of defence against criticism from the music industry. Google’s video service has commissioned competition-law specialist RBB Economics to write a series of papers exploring YouTube’s impact on the music industry. […]

La réforme du droit d’auteur bute sur la responsabilité des plateformes en ligne

La réforme du droit d’auteur bute sur la responsabilité des plateformes en ligne

Une liste d’une centaine d’amendements déposés par les eurodéputés sur la révision de la directive sur le droit d’auteur de la Commission laisse entrevoir les querelles sur les plateformes en ligne et l’exploration des données. Plus de 80 des amendements appellent à des changements sur l’un des articles du projet de loi sur les droits […]

Le programme détaillé d'E. Macron pour les médias et le numérique

Le programme détaillé d’E. Macron pour les médias et le numérique

Bon nombre des propositions d’Emmanuel Macron incluent l’Union européenne. Concernant les GAFAM, il veut œuvrer en faveur d’une taxe européenne sur le chiffre d’affaires des géants du net. Il envisage aussi proposer la création d’une Agence européenne pour la confiance numérique, qui devra réguler les grandes plateformes et protéger les données personnelles. Pour la presse, […]

Kobalt Secures $75 Million In Funding

Today, music industry powerhouse Kobalt Music Group announced a new massive growth capital round has been completed. The fundraising round that comes in at $75 million, which is an impressive sum for any company in the music space. The round was led by Hearst Entertainment, which is somewhat surprising, given the fact that the two firms […]

Données personnelles et Règlement européen : des lignes directrices du G29″PDF”

Lors de sa dernière assemblée plénière, les 4 et 5 avril, le groupe de travail des autorités de protection des données personnelles des États membres de l’Union européenne, prévu par l’article 29 de la directive de 1995, dit G29 a adopté certaines “lignes directrices” pour faciliter l’adoption du nouveau cadre juridique issu du Règlement général […]

Précisions apportées par le G29 sur la désignation du DPO

Suite à la consultation publique sur le règlement européen sur la protection des données (RGDP) en juin 2016, le groupe de travail de l’article 29 (G29) a adopté des lignes directrices (1) et des Faq (2) sur différentes thématiques et notamment sur le délégué à la protection des données (DPO).Anticiper le règlement en éclaircissant la […]

Here's the letter Spotify's founders wrote to the EU complaining Apple and Google are abusive

Here’s the letter Spotify’s founders wrote to the EU complaining Apple and Google are abusive

Spotify CEO Daniel EK. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Apple and Google are the two biggest companies in mobile, and some rivals think they’re abusing that power. The chief executives of European tech firms including Spotify, Deezer, and the German startup factory Rocket Internet wrote to the EU complaining that big internet firms “can and do abuse […]

Modern Music Data Problems… and how to fix them!

To say we work with a lot of data now is an understatement. Multifaceted media organisations have hundreds of data sources and are processing massive amounts of data daily . As the new music economy moves ahead we’re coming up against challenges that will only multiply as our industry grows. Two of the most glaring […]

The Orchard expands European reach with double acquisition

The Orchard expands European reach with double acquisition

Distribution specialist The Orchard, which is owned by Sony, has acquired two independent distributors in the form of Germany’s Finetunes and Phonofile AS of Norway, which will each become wholly owned subsidiaries of The Orchard. The deal will see both companies become wholly owned subsidiaries of The Orchard, expanding its presence across Europe. Labels distributed […]

PRS launches overseas tariff calculator

PRS launches overseas tariff calculator

British performance rights organisation (PRO) PRS for Music launched an online tool aimed at helping members performing overseas to negotiate fair royalty payments. The new ‘live concert tool’ automatically calculates a country’s local live tariff, ensuring the correct tariff is applied and providing users with estimates of royalty value per concert. It can also be […]

Onix Belleus Joins SOCAN Executive Team as Chief Financial Officer

SOCAN is pleased to announce that Onix Belleus is the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Belleus joins SOCAN, the largest organization in Canada’s music ecosystem, continuing his comprehensive and accomplished career in the United States and Canada, most recently serving as Vice-President, Finance & Administration, with Target Corporation in Minneapolis. In this role he oversaw […]

Gigs, Clubs and Small Venues

To make a claim under any of the below schemes log on to your online account and click on the ‘report live performance’ button. Make a claim under the Gigs, Clubs and Small Venues scheme if your songs or compositions have been performed in any of the following small venues: Pubs Clubs Music Societies Community […]

Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria approved as collecting body

Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria approved as collecting body

Musical Copyright Society of Nigeria chairperson Orits Wiliki. Photo: Facebook The directive follows a near three-decade long bid for approval by the MCSN. Alongside this appeal, the MCSN had also sought to prevent the Copyright Society of Nigeria (COSON) from claiming to be the only body empowered by law to be Nigeria’s collection establishment. In […]

Gema collections top €1bn for the first time

Gema collections top €1bn for the first time

Gema, Germany’s performance rights organisation (PRO) and collection society, last year collected more than €1 billion for the first time, its annual accounts reveal. A total of €1.02bn was collected in 2016 on behalf of rightsholders, with the 15% year-on-year increase mainly attributable to a deal struck in November between Gema and YouTube , which […]

Kodas årsberetning: Indtægter for dansk musik i udlandet og streaming i fremgang

Kodas årsberetning: Indtægter for dansk musik i udlandet og streaming i fremgang

Kodas indtægter fra streaming er steget med 49 procent fra 2015 til 2016. Udlandet har med Lukas Graham, Mø og de danske filmkomponister i førertrøjen for alvor fået øjnene op for den danske musikscene. Samtidig streamer danskerne og går til koncerter som aldrig før, og denne stigende trang efter musik i alle former og formater […]

Kobalt Names Laurent Hubert President, Richard Sanders to Leave in June

Kobalt Names Laurent Hubert President, Richard Sanders to Leave in June

Laurent Hubert will replace Richard Sanders as President/Chief Revenue Officer for Kobalt Music Group, effective immediately, the company confirmed to Variety. Hubert came aboard last year to run the company’s newly formed B2B right management platform and investment division. He was previously President, Marketing & Creative, at BMG, and before that Chief Operating Officer at […]

JASRACの「音楽教室のレッスンでも著作権料徴収」方針に対抗、ヤマハなどが署名活動

日本音楽著作権協会(JASRAC)が音楽教室などで楽曲を使用する際にも著作権料を徴収する 方針を決めた ことを受けて、ヤマハ音楽振興会などがつくる団体「音楽教育を守る会」が3月27日、JASRACの動きにに反対する 署名活動を始めた 。JASRACが文化庁に使用料規程案を届け出た場合、取り下げの指導を求める請願をするという。 同会は「音楽教育の場から演奏著作権使用料が徴収されるようになれば、教室で使用する楽曲の選択に影響が生じることで、幅広いジャンルの音楽を学ぶ機会も減少し、音楽愛好家や演奏人口の減少に繋がります」などと主張。 署名サイト などを通じて、6月末までに50万の署名を集めることを目標としている。 ■JASRACがどういう根拠で著作権を徴収しようとしている? 著作権法では、公衆に聞かせることを目的に、楽曲を演奏したり歌ったりするという「演奏権」について、作曲家や作詞家が専有すると 定めている 。この演奏権を根拠にこれまでJASRACでは、コンサートでの演奏やカラオケでの歌唱などでも著作権使用料を徴収している Lire la suite de l\\\’article www.huffingtonpost.jp

Droit d'auteur, Bruxelles ne retient pas les demandes de la presse

Droit d’auteur, Bruxelles ne retient pas les demandes de la presse

Le Parlement européen à Bruxelles a démarré mercredi les discussions sur la réforme du droit d’auteur. Crédits photo : GERARD CERLES/AFP Le Parlement européen s’est saisi, depuis mercredi, du projet de réforme du doit d’auteur qui doit être mis en place à terme par la Commission. Et, surprise, le principe du «droit voisin», qui doit […]

ASCAP Delivers Record-High 2016 Financial Results: Collects $1.059 Billion in Revenue and Distributes More Than $918 Million to Songwriter, Composer and Music Publisher Members

CEO Elizabeth Matthews: “ASCAP is committed to transforming and innovating to secure a healthy future for music creators and publishers.” NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 – ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, the only member-owned performing rights organization in the U.S., representing over 600,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers, today announced record-breaking […]

Parliament to defang EU copyright reform

Parliament to defang EU copyright reform

Copyright rapporteur Therese Comodini Cachia with Guenther Oettinger, former digital commissioner. (Photo: European Parliament) The European Parliament looks set to bury the centrepieces of the European Commission’s copyright reform. According to a leaked report seen by EUobserver, the Maltese centre-right deputy and rapporteur Therese Comodini Cachia will suggest to scrap plans for extra rights to […]

Une rémunération supplémentaire pour les artistes interprètes ou exécutants

Une rémunération supplémentaire pour les artistes interprètes ou exécutants

Les droits des artistes interprètes ou exécutants ont été modifiés suite à une directive européenne de 2011. Dorénavant, les artistes auront droit à une rémunération supplémentaire annuelle 50 ans après la publication de leur phonogramme. Le Moniteur belge vient de publier un arrêté royal (AR) exécutant cette disposition. Explications. Une rémunération supplémentaire 50 ans après […]

Charte de bonnes pratiques dans la publicité pour le respect du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins+”PDF”

http://veilleip.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Logo-Ministère-Culture.jpgCharte de bonnes pratiques dans la publicité pour le respect du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins – Remise du rapport d’activité 2015-2016 Le Comité de suivi de la Charte des bonnes pratiques dans la publicité en ligne pour le respect du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins a remis le 24 février 2017 à […]

UK ad spend on piracy sites down 64%, reckons PIPCU

UK ad spend on piracy sites down 64%, reckons PIPCU

The City Of London Police’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit – aka PIPCU – reckons that there was a 64% decrease in the amount of cash going from top ad spending companies in the UK to copyright infringing websites last year. Since its launch in 2013, PIPCU has been an advocate of the ‘follow the money’ […]

Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

Millions in Unpaid YouTube Royalties Up for Grabs

Getty Images Members of performing rights organization SOCAN have until the end of May to claim their portion of the royalties, held by YouTube in an escrow account. The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) has alerted its members that they have a three-month window to make a claim to receive […]

EU reaches agreement on content portability

EU reaches agreement on content portability

The European Parliament, the European Commission and member states have reached an agreement on implementing new rules to enable content portability, allowing EU citizens to view services they subscribe to no matter where they are in the Union. The deal is the first covering the modernisation of EU copyright rules proposed in the EU’s Digital […]

ORiGiN Music and APRA AMCOS announce Pan-Asian Digital Licensing Agreement

APRA AMCOS and Sydney-based independent music publisher ORiGiN Music (Wally De Backer, Cookin’ On Three Burners, James Morrison) have signed a Pan-Asian digital and online rights licensing and administration agreement. Under the agreement, APRA AMCOS will represent ORiGiN and its represented publishing catalogues, including the recently signed Bucks Music catalogue, on a multi-territory basis throughout […]

Legal victory for direct licensing in Spain

Legal victory for direct licensing in Spain

In what the winning party is calling a landmark victory for advocates of direct licensing, a Spanish court has ruled against SGAE in favour of a venue which had negotiated to pay performance royalties directly to artists. The ruling – by Judge Pedro Macías, of the commercial court of Badajoz in Extremadura – centres on […]

Ole signs up with AMRA

Ole signs up with AMRA

Kobalt’s very own collecting society AMRA yesterday confirmed a deal with Ole, which is, we’ll have you’ll know – well, they’ll have you know really, but whatever – either way, we’re (possibly) talking about “the world’s fastest-growing independent rights management company” here. As previously reported , Kobalt acquired and then relaunched AMRA in 2015, in […]

Can music lesson schools be called ‘sanctuaries’ from Copyright Law?

Protecting the rights of copyright holders is fundamental for the development of culture. Discussions based on this principle are necessary. The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has decided on a policy to charge copyright fees for performances of music pieces at piano and other music schools, starting in January next […]

Évolution réjouissante de la révision de la loi sur le droit d’auteur suisse+”PDF”

La révision de la loi sur le droit d’auteur connaît une évolution positive. Après le constat d’échec du projet mis en consultation il y a un an, les conclusions de l’AGUR II* (le groupe de travail re-convoqué par la Conseillère fédérale Simonetta Sommaruga) viennent d’être rendues. Le DFJP soumettra au Conseil fédéral un nouveau projet de […]

TVA sur la copie privée : vers le grand nettoyage en France ?

TVA sur la copie privée : vers le grand nettoyage en France ?

Le service juridique de la SACD partage l’analyse : la TVA ne peut s’appliquer sur la redevance copie privée qui n’est pas une prestation rendue à titre onéreux. Une conclusion tirée d’une récente décision de la Cour de justice de l’Union européenne. Jusqu’à présent, le ministère des Finances a toujours considéré que la redevance pour […]

Optimisation fiscale : Thomas Piketty en faveur « de sanctions communes contre les géants du Net »

Optimisation fiscale : Thomas Piketty en faveur « de sanctions communes contre les géants du Net »

Invité de l’émission Questions politiques, dimanche, l’économiste a estimé que l’Europe devait s’allier pour mieux imposer les géants du numérique. Gone. Comment mieux taxer les géants de l’Internet ? Cette question hante les débats sur la fiscalité depuis des années, à mesure que sont apparues les pratiques, légales, d’optimisation fiscales de nombreuses entreprises du numérique, […]

Télévision : la bataille de la publicité est lancée à Bruxelles

Télévision : la bataille de la publicité est lancée à Bruxelles

La Commission veut autoriser les chaînes à mettre plus de publicité en prime time. Le projet divise les parlementaires et les Etats. La France est contre. La télévision aura les yeux rivés sur Bruxelles ces prochains mois. Outre la délicate réforme du droit d’auteur, qui inquiète l’audiovisuel français, un autre dossier clé pour le secteur […]

Kobalt hires Silvia Montello as SVP, Supply Chain and Client Services

Kobalt hires Silvia Montello as SVP, Supply Chain and Client Services

Kobalt Music Recordings has hired Silvia Montello as Senior Vice President, Supply Chain and Client Services. In her new role, Silvia will oversee both digital and physical supply chains for Kobalt Music Recordings and AWAL (Kobalt’s digital services platform), as well as the client management and client services teams. A 25 year veteran of the […]

Universal revives PolyGram brand to handle new movie and TV projects

Universal revives PolyGram brand to handle new movie and TV projects

Universal Music Group has officially re-launched the Polygram Entertainment brand to work on its fast-growing film and television projects. Polygram’s inaugural production will be The Story of Motown , the first documentary about the history and cultural impact of the iconic record label with the participation of Motown founder Berry Gordy. Polygram will develop and […]

Toll of counterfeiting and piracy predicted to top $2.3 trillion as call made for governments to do more 06 Feb 17

New research estimates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach $2.3 trillion by 2022, with job losses totalling in excess of 5 million. The research provides important data to policymakers. The challenge now is to ensure that they pay heed to it. The report, The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy […]

Global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy to reach US$4.2 trillion by 2022

Global impacts of counterfeiting and piracy to reach US$4.2 trillion by 2022

A new report released today indicates that the global economic value of counterfeiting and piracy could reach US$2.3 trillion by 2022. Titled, The Economic Impacts of Counterfeiting and Piracy, the report provides estimates on the wider social and economic impacts on displaced economic activity, investment, public fiscal losses and criminal enforcement, and concludes that these […]

Global Impacts Study

Global Impacts Study+”PDF”

The 2016 report found that counterfeiting and piracy continue to grow at an astounding rate despite increased efforts by the private sector, governments, international government organisations and NGOs. BASCAP and INTA hope that better information on how counterfeiting and piracy undermine intellectual property (IP), innovation, economic growth and employment will better enable policymakers to make […]

There could be 147m music subscriptions by the end of 2017

There could be 147m music subscriptions by the end of 2017

While we’ll have to wait for the IFPI’s official numbers later this year, there’s a consensus that the music industry ended 2016 with around 100 million people around the world paying for music subscriptions. Now Midia Research , which has just upgraded that estimate to 106.3 million, has predicted that the industry could add 44.3 […]

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

From streaming to stream-ripping, new data signals the death of music sales.

What do musicians have to do to sell records these days? Die? Ideally, yes. The star who sold more albums than anyone else in 2016 left this mortal plane that April — his purpleness, Prince. The Minneapolis-born star was the sole musician who managed to sell more than 1 million albums in both digital and […]

Quelle évolution pour le marché mondial du streaming ?

Quelle évolution pour le marché mondial du streaming ?

De plus en plus de consommateurs de musique en streaming s’abonnent à des services payants comme Deezer ou Spotify. Le nombre d’abonnés à des services de streaming payants dans le monde a même tendance à croître plus vite que leur nombre global d’utilisateurs, comme le démontrent les données de Spotify sur la période de septembre […]

Pourquoi aucune série Netflix Original n’apparaît dans les séries les plus piratées en 2015 ? | Guillaume Dimitri | Pulse | LinkedIn

Torrent Freak a publié le TOP 10 des séries les plus téléchargées illégalement en 2015 démontrant une fois de plus l’attrait de la série HBO, Game of Thrones dont le final 2015 a été téléchargé 14,4 millions de fois. Cependant, l’élément le plus frappant de ce TOP 10 est qu’il n’intègre aucune série Netflix Original (ni […]

EU prepares easing of Netflix geoblocking

EU prepares easing of Netflix geoblocking

+1 1 Tweet 3 Vote 1 Share 3 Share 3 Reddit Shares 10 The European Parliament is finalising legislation which will allow EU residents to access their paid subscriptions for online media – such as video streaming, games and music – whilst visiting other EU countries. It’s a contention that came to a head last […]

Is Facebook Trying to Screw an Entire Music Industry?

Is Facebook Trying to Screw an Entire Music Industry?

Facebook Plans Netflix-Style Programming. And The Music Licenses? Facebook is pursuing an aggressive long form video strategy. But where are the licenses? There’s no arguing that Facebook is on top of the social media empire. As of the third quarter of 2016, Facebook had roughly 1.79 billion users. During the same time period, Twitter only […]

Government agrees “principle of transparency” important for well-functioning digital market in Lords debate

Government agrees “principle of transparency” important for well-functioning digital market in Lords debate

The House Of Lords yesterday debated the need for more transparency for artists and songwriters over how their recordings and songs are being exploited in the digital domain, as Liberal Democrat lord Tim Clement-Jones put forward his previously reported amendment to the Digital Economy Bill. A representative of the government concurred that “the principle of […]

Legal challenge to Facebook EU-US data transfer mechanism kicks off in Ireland

Legal challenge to Facebook EU-US data transfer mechanism kicks off in Ireland

Another legal challenge to a data transfer authorization mechanism relied upon by Facebook and thousands of other companies to legally move user data from the European Union to the U.S. for processing has kicked off in the Irish High Court today. The hearing is expected to last three weeks, and is taking place in Ireland […]

Ticketmaster launches new music division

Ticketmaster launches new music division

Ticketmaster in the US has announced that it is shifting a number of its existing services into a new unified music division, bringing in David Marcus to run it all. He’ll oversee the OnTour artist services operation, the Venues & Promoters ticketing platform, and smaller venue ticketing service TicketWeb. Marcus was most recently Chief Commercial […]

Cinéma : la SACD veut des comptes transparents pour les auteurs et les éditeurs

Cinéma : la SACD veut des comptes transparents pour les auteurs et les éditeurs

La Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques, société de gestion collective, développe ses services à destination des auteurs. Nouvel arrivé, un outil pour aider ces derniers à s’assurer du bon rendu des comptes dans le secteur de l’audiovisuel, pour lequel 2017 devrait constituer une phase de moralisation. (Kārlis Dambrāns, CC BY 2.0) « En réalité, […]

Songwriters: ‘good music data is your income ticket’

Songwriters: ‘good music data is your income ticket’

PRSMusic industry experts have called on songwriters, composers and producers to grasp the importance of managing their music rights and works’ data to ensure they get paid. Talking at the recent PRS Explores: Big Data event, experts from Soundcloud, PRS for Music and Auddly called on songwriters to grasp the importance of recording their songwriting […]

PPL’s neighbouring rights revenue jumped 34% to £49.1m in 2016

PPL’s neighbouring rights revenue jumped 34% to £49.1m in 2016

International collections of neighbouring rights money at UK recorded music licensing body PPL jumped 34% last year to £49.1m ($61m). The haul was PPL’s largest ever annual international collection, and came after four relatively flat years between 2012 and 2015 (inclusive). Revenue was collected from 33 countries in 2016, with major growth in contributions across […]

BMG brings together 400,000 production music tracks under one brand

BMG brings together 400,000 production music tracks under one brand

BMG has launched a full-service sound agency – consolidating its interests in one-stop, pre-cleared and custom production music under the BMG Production Music banner. The new operation includes offices in LA, Nashville, London, Hilversum and Berlin, and has a catalogue of around 400,000 tracks spanning all genres. The ‘new’ BMG’s involvement in production and custom […]

‘No Macarena for Trump’? A Response From Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

‘No Macarena for Trump’? A Response From Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI)

In a recent editorial in The American Spectator , automotive columnist Eric Peters accused BMI and ASCAP of a litany of wrongdoings in an intended explainer of how Performance Rights Organizations allegedly operate. Under normal circumstances, an article this thinly researched wouldn’t merit a response, but given that BMI was singled out by name and […]

Asia's first music creators alliance

Asia’s first music creators alliance

TOKYO — As internet access and incomes grow across Asia, so too has the size of the music market in the region — along with the need for copyright protection. Shunichi Tokura Last November saw the launch of the Asia-Pacific Music Creators Alliance (APMA), the first regionwide body established to protect creative rights in Asia’s […]

Le Top des blogs d’avocats qui vont vous faire aimer le droit

Le Top des blogs d’avocats qui vont vous faire aimer le droit

Si vous êtes à la recherche d’informations utiles et de chroniques croustillantes dans le monde du droit : vous êtes au bon endroit. Voici les 50 meilleurs blogs d’avocats français qui vont vous rendre amoureux du droit. Comme vous vous en doutez, il existe des centaines de blogs traitant du droit. Trouver la crème de […]

Finnish collecting society Teosto aims for innovation with Futures Lab

Finnish collecting society Teosto aims for innovation with Futures Lab

Collecting societies have often made easy targets in arguments about the music industry’s attitude towards technological change. Yet in 2017, the dinosaur stereotypes are crumbling – for some collective management organisations (CMOs) at least. From licensing hubs like ICE and Armonia, to SOCAN buying tech firms MediaNet and Audiam, to PRS for Music hosting a […]

US creatives welcome copyright reform proposal

CreativeFuture, the grass-roots coalition which unites those who value American creativity and innovation in the fight against content theft, has welcomed a proposal from the House Judiciary Committee, led by Congressman Goodlatte and Congressman Conyers, that “identifies important reforms to help ensure the Copyright Office keeps pace in the digital age”. “On behalf of creatives […]

ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy

ASCAP Expands Asia-Pacific Strategy

Engages CML Consultancy Services Led by Miew Lan Chan NEW YORK, NY–(Marketwired – February 06, 2017) – ASCAP, The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers , the world leader in performing rights and advocacy for music creators, today announced that it has engaged CML Consultancy Services PLT to work with ASCAP on Asia-Pacific strategy […]

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law - how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law – how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works

Proposed changes to Irish copyright law – how the Arco lamp case shone a light on the protection of industrially produced artistic works Under Irish law, copyright protection for artistic works lasts for 70 years after the death of the author. There are two exceptions to this: (i) copyright protection in a design registered under […]

Apple owns $246bn in cash. What’s it willing to spend on ruling music?

Apple owns $246bn in cash. What’s it willing to spend on ruling music?

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we look at Apple’s ridiculous mountain of money, while ponder what it might splash it on. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . Apple has enough spare money to buy the entire music business. Just like that. […]

AMRA signs ole partnership and talks Japan, PROs disruption

AMRA signs ole partnership and talks Japan, PROs disruption

One of the key part of AMRA’s pitch to companies like ole is its claim to be able to account 8-12 months faster by collecting directly from global services like Apple Music and Spotify. Kobalt-owned global digital collecting society AMRA has announced its latest deal: with independent music rights management company ole. The partnership will […]

Les sociétés de gestion de droits d’auteurs réclament de meilleurs barèmes

Les sociétés de gestion de droits d’auteurs réclament de meilleurs barèmes

Les producteurs de musique demandent « une revalorisation » de leur pourcentage d’intéressement, tandis que la société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques s’attelle à mieux faire respecter les droits des scénaristes. JACQUES DEMARTHON / AFP En pleine période électorale, les société s de perception et de répartition des droits d’auteur, des éléments clés du dispositif […]

Spain’s recorded music market grew in 2016… but by just €3.5m

Spain’s recorded music market grew in 2016… but by just €3.5m

Spain’s recording industry registered moderate growth for the third year in a row in 2016 as the digital business surpasses the physical market for the first time. The market earned €163.7 million from the sale of music last year – up 1.67%, or just €3.5m, on 2015 . In 2014, Spain’s recorded music market was […]

DotBlockchain Music Signs Up Four Industry Partners, Enters 'Phase Two' of Data Project

DotBlockchain Music Signs Up Four Industry Partners, Enters ‘Phase Two’ of Data Project

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Bplanet/Getty Images DotBlockchain Music, the initiative co-founded by PledgeMusic’s Benji Rogers that aims to use blockchain technology to create an open-source system of sound recording, publishing and performance rights and ownership, is officially entering phase two. Today, the company announced partnerships with four industry groups to achieve that aim: SOCAN, the […]

dotBlockchain announces first music industry partners

dotBlockchain announces first music industry partners

The dotBlockchain Music Project – one of several operations hoping to solve all of the music industry’s data woes with the blockchain – has announce its first four partners. They are SOCAN, Songtrust, CD Baby and FUGA, who will provide technical and financial assistance to the project. Each partner brings a certain amount of the […]

The Royalty Network renews administration deal with Imagem in Germany

The Royalty Network renews administration deal with Imagem in Germany

US music publisher The Royalty Network has renewed its administration deal with Berlin-based Imagem Music GmbH for three years. The agreement will see Imagem Music GmbH continue to administer TRN’s publishing rights in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. TRN’s repertoire includes all the works of Shaggy (pictured), Aniyah’s Music (Run The Jewels and Killer Mike) and […]

Sony Music earned $1.2bn from streaming platforms in 2016

Sony Music earned $1.2bn from streaming platforms in 2016

Sony Music Entertainment generated 134.83bn Yen ( $1.24bn ) from streaming music in calendar 2016 – and 40.65bn Yen ( $372m ) in the three months to end of December alone. That means Sony’s recorded music division is now earning approximately $124m every month, $31m every week, $4m every day and $167,000 every hour from […]

RIAJ (Japon,Japan) Production Results of Dec 2016 published

The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) was founded in 1942 as an organization representing Japanese music recording industry. Since that time, RIAJ has been playing a leading role in the development and expansion of Japanese music culture.  Achieving its mission to encourage the growth and improvement of Japanese music culture, RIAJ is active in […]

New issue of Music & Copyright with Canada country report

The latest issue of Music & Copyright is now available for subscribers to download. Here are some of the highlights. Sprint-backed Tidal set to challenge the US music-streaming leaders Music subscription service Tidal has sold a third stake in the company to US mobile operator Sprint. In what is being seen as a win/win for […]

Vigilance marché noir

Afin de lutter contre le marché noir de la billetterie et ses conséquences néfastes qui peuvent être préjudiciables à tout consommateur de spectacles, le PRODISS propose une liste de conseils à suivre. Le consommateur est trop souvent victime de vendeurs ou plutôt de revendeurs de billets illicites peu scrupuleux qui n’hésitent pas à proposer via […]

LE STREAMING, TREMPLIN DE LA CROISSANCE RETROUVEE DU MARCHE DE LA MUSIQUE EN 2016

LE STREAMING, TREMPLIN DE LA CROISSANCE RETROUVEE DU MARCHE DE LA MUSIQUE EN 2016

Le marché français renoue avec une croissance significative pour la première fois depuis 15 ans, d’après les premières estimations du Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP). La forte progression des revenus du streaming porte à elle seule cette dynamique vertueuse grâce notamment à la croissance des revenus liés aux abonnements. C’est le résultat d’un pari […]

SoundExchange payouts grew 10% to a record $884m last year

SoundExchange payouts grew 10% to a record $884m last year

SoundExchange beat its own estimates to post a record year in 2016 – with annual distributions to labels and artists up 10.1% to $883.9m. Speaking to MBW last year, the US organization’s boss Michael Huppe suggested that high single-digit annual growth might be on the cards if it enjoyed a good Q3 and Q4. In […]

German Copyright Law Sets Limitations on Exclusive Licenses

German Copyright Law Sets Limitations on Exclusive Licenses

The German parliament adopted a series of amendments to copyright law designed to protect authors of copyright works (“authors”) against the perceived superior bargaining power of the copyright industry. The new rules introduced into German copyright law late last year focus on “full buy-out” contracts where rights are granted to the publisher exclusively in consideration […]

La SOCAN pulvérise de nouveaux records

La SOCAN pulvérise de nouveaux records

La SOCAN, la plus importante organisation de l’industrie canadienne de la musique, dévoile aujourd’hui des résultats records pour l’année 2016 : ses membres créateurs et éditeurs de musique ont généré un tiers de milliard de dollars en revenus totaux, une impressionnante augmentation sur douze mois de huit pourcent. Selon les résultats financiers préliminaires [1] , […]

SOCAN revenues grew 8% in 2016 as it paid out $250m to songwriters and publishers

SOCAN revenues grew 8% in 2016 as it paid out $250m to songwriters and publishers

Socan,ca Socan 2016Toronto-based music licensing and collection society SOCAN says it saw revenues rise by 8% last year, as pay-outs to its near-150,000 members reached record levels. According to new preliminary figures from the organization, SOCAN took in approximately CAN $330m (US $250m) in overall revenue in 2016, while distributing over CAN $285m (US $215m) […]

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped+rapport 2016 (report 2016)

The UK company of Sony/ATV Music Publishing posted revenues of £53.15m (£67m) in the 12 months to end of March 2016 – up 10.3% on the prior year. However, operating profits at the company fell 15.2% to £2.26m ($2.9m), as annual administrative expenses crept up 6.9% to £13.46m ($17m). Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd’s annual […]

Spotify and Apple Music will struggle in China. Meet the reason why…

Spotify and Apple Music will struggle in China. Meet the reason why…

Tencent Holdings is China’s largest company – with an imperious market cap valuation of more than $250bn . It also happens to be the world’s third-biggest music subscription business – one which poses a serious threat to the global ambitions of Spotify and Apple Music . Last year, Tencent spent big to acquire a majority […]

Apple's international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

Apple’s international iTunes business moves to Ireland on Feb. 5

Apple,Ireleland,– A + Apple has assigned a definitive date to the planned relocation of its international iTunes assets, saying the iTunes Store, Apple Music, the App Store and iBooks Store businesses will make the transition to Cork, Ireland, in early February. Apple’s European headquarters in Cork, Ireland. The official relocation timeline was disclosed in a […]

European Audiovisual ObservatoryTransparency through information

European Audiovisual ObservatoryTransparency through information+”PDF FR”

27/01/2017 : Press release – Boosting European films on VoD – what’s EU law got to do with it? European films now get a longer lifespan thanks to their release via on-demand platforms, whatever their business model (subscription based, pay per view or advertising financed). Clearly this booming generation of new distribution channels represents a […]

7 heures de débat télévisés et la gauche n’a pas parlé une minute de culture

7 heures de débat télévisés et la gauche n’a pas parlé une minute de culture

Par Philippe Kieffer Cela semble incroyable mais s’impose depuis des semaines comme une surprenante et affligeante réalité: dans son primaire empressement à en découdre avec elle-même, la gauche a jusqu’ici fait l’impasse sur tout ce qui touche aux domaines de la culture et des médias. Négligence répétitive? Indifférence prolongée? Déficit d’idées ou de propositions? Occultation […]

Sony's total revenue from 2008 to 2016 (in 100 billion Japanese yen / billion U.S. dollars)*

Sony’s total revenue from 2008 to 2016 (in 100 billion Japanese yen / billion U.S. dollars)*

Fiscal years100 billion Japanese yen/ billion U.S. dollars88.7177.372.1471.8164.9367.9677.6782.1681.0678.8668.7264.1363.8457.7260.4269.0573.0472.06 Complete Source Details This statistic shows the global revenue earned by Sony between 2008 and 2016. The official business figures were published in Japanese yen and the conversion values were retrospectively calculated using the rate from 31 March 2016*. In 2009, Sony recorded revenue of around 68.72 […]

It's Time To Modernize The Copyright Office

It’s Time To Modernize The Copyright Office

The new administration brings new promises. President Trump has his eyes on draining the swamp, taking on government bureaucracy, and going after the federal workforce. These promises will undoubtedly fuel a series of late night tweets and retweets galore. But if President Trump wants to make some actual bipartisan progress on modernizing government, he should […]

China IPR – Intellectual Property Developments in China

China IPR – Intellectual Property Developments in China+”PDF”

Justice Tao Kaiyuan of the Supreme People’s Court, who had been to the United States in 2015 delivering important speeches on rule of law, has recently published an article on “Giving Full Play to the Leading Role of Judicial Protection of IP Rights“ 充分发挥司法保护知识产权的主导作用”(Dec. 31, 2015). The article is receiving considerable attention in China, as […]

2016 Notorious Markets List Spotlights Fight against Global Piracy and Counterfeiting of American Products+”PDF”

Washington, D.C. – United States Trade Representative Michael Froman today announced the findings of the Special 301 Out-of-Cycle Review of Notorious Markets for 2016, which highlights specific physical and online markets around the world that are reported to be engaging in and facilitating substantial copyright piracy and trademark counterfeiting. This activity harms the American economy […]

‘Potential for growth is huge,’ says music streaming expert

‘Potential for growth is huge,’ says music streaming expert

NY:LON Connect London Simon Wheeler, director of digital at Beggars Group, has said that the potential for growth in streaming is ‘huge’ – especially overseas – as the market develops rapidly. Talking on a panel at the NY:LON Connect event in London yesterday (Tuesday), Wheeler said that streaming has become Beggars’ largest recorded music revenue […]

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

Sony/ATV’s UK company saw revenues grow 10% last year as profit dipped

The UK company of Sony/ATV Music Publishing posted revenues of £53.15m (£67m) in the 12 months to end of March 2016 – up 10.3% on the prior year. However, operating profits at the company fell 15.2% to £2.26m ($2.9m), as annual administrative expenses crept up 6.9% to £13.46m ($17m). Sony/ATV Music Publishing (UK) Ltd’s annual […]

Les Experts Jeu Vidéo : Le droit d'auteur est-il compatible avec le jeu vidéo ?

Les Experts Jeu Vidéo : Le droit d’auteur est-il compatible avec le jeu vidéo ?+”video You tube”

En septembre 2016, après une dizaine d’année de procédure, le Tribunal de Grande Instance de Lyon reconnaissait à Frédérick Raynal le statut d’auteur du jeu vidéo ” Alone in the Dark ” publié par Infogrames en 1992[1] et, par conséquent, le droit de percevoir une rémunération proportionnelle aux ventes du jeu vidéo au titre des […]

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

Jean-Michel Jarre Identifies the Value Transfer

jean michael jarre IRM 1 sm Composer and performer Jean-Michel Jarre put his finger right on the right approach to online policy in a recent speech to policy makers at an SIAE event in Italy. (Jean-Michel is the current president of CISAC.) Jean-Michel gave his own interpretation of the “value gap” calling it instead a […]

Global Music Rights seeks dismissal of radio industry’s monopoly case

Global Music Rights seeks dismissal of radio industry’s monopoly case

Global Music Rights has filed a motion seeking to dismiss legal action launched by the US radio industry last year, questioning the jurisdiction of the court where the Radio Music License Committee lodged its initial lawsuit, and continuing with the “your monopoly is bigger than mine” line of argument. As previously reported , the RMLC […]

‘Blockchain saving the record industry? I don’t see it…’

There’s a lot of excitement within the music industry about the potential for blockchain technology, from Benji Rogers’ Dot Blockchain Music , to experiments like Imogen Heap’s Mycelia , and emerging startups like Jaak , Stem , Paperchain , Superational , Ujo Music and others. However, there are also sceptics who question whether blockchain technology […]

Copyright Alliance calls on Trump to protect copyright holders

Copyright Alliance calls on Trump to protect copyright holders

The Copyright Alliance has sent a letter to Donald Trump urging the new President to “support a strong and vibrant copyright system in the US”. The letter also calls on Trump to “protect copyright holders from online theft and ensure that creators share in the massive profits being made by internet platforms from these copyrighted […]

CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre addresses launch of ground-breaking study on creative industries in Italy

CISAC President Jean-Michel Jarre addresses launch of ground-breaking study on creative industries in Italy

Economic study commissioned by CISAC member SIAE reinforces importance of cultural and creative industries A new study showing the powerful economic and employment contributions of creative industries in Italy was published today at an event attended by Minister of Culture and Tourism Dario Franceschini, as well as creative and cultural industry leaders. The study was […]

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL

INTERNATIONAL World IP Day 2017: “Innovation – Improving lives” The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has announced that the theme for this year’s World Intellectual Property Day taking place on 26 April is “Innovation – Improving lives”. You can find out more about the campaign here . Japan/EU FTA “before the year is out” According […]

12 Things You Could Still Do If SOPA Had Passed

12 Things You Could Still Do If SOPA Had Passed

photo by tomasmikula Because today is the five-year anniversary of “Blackout Day,” the day millions of users were suckered into doing the internet industry’s bidding for no good reason, the always-relevant BuzzFeed offers us a missive published by the organization ReCreate Coalition called “12 Things You Can Do Because Congress Protected Internet Freedoms,” by which […]

Intellectual Property Backgrounds of President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees

Intellectual Property Backgrounds of President Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees

President Donald Trump will soon announce his nominee to fill the vacancy left at the Supreme Court by late Associate Justice Antonin Scalia. On September 23, 2016, the Trump campaign revealed that there are twenty-one candidates under consideration for the nomination. Below is a summary of the intellectual property backgrounds of President Trump’s twenty-one potential […]

Data, Europe, equality and the value gap: seven things we learned at Eurosonic 2017

Data, Europe, equality and the value gap: seven things we learned at Eurosonic 2017

A freezing edition of Eurosonic/Noorderslag closed its doors in the wee hours of Sunday January 15, having hosted a successful four-day party and conference in the Dutch city of Groningen, playing host to some 40,300 festivalgoers and 4,200 conference attendees. Over 382 acts played 424 shows on 48 stages. British talent featured heavily throughout, starting […]

Creative Europe to channel €150 million to cultural and creative small and medium-sized businesses in Spain

The guarantee agreement was signed between the European Investment Fund and the Spanish Compañía Española de Reafianzamiento and is funded by the Creative Europe Cultural and Creative Sectors Guarantee Facility. Under the scheme, EU funds will be used to guarantee loans made to small and medium-sized businesses in the Spanish creative and cultural sectors. The […]

Primaire de la gauche : "Le PS peut disparaître du paysage politique"

Primaire de la gauche : “Le PS peut disparaître du paysage politique”+Pod cast”

Benoît Hamon et Manuel Valls, vainqueurs du premier tour de la primaire socialiste (JOEL SAGET / AFP) Au moins 1 600 000 personnes ont voté , dimanche 22 janvier, lors de la primaire de la gauche, qui a vu Benoît Hamon arriver en tête devant Manuel Valls. Le second tour les départagera, le 29 janvier. […]

Music copyright centre collects $3.2m in royalties

Music copyright centre collects $3.2m in royalties

More singers are now aware that payments are required for use of copyrighted songs. – VNSphoto Viet Nam News HCM CITY – The Việt Nam Music Copyright Protection Centre collected VNĐ72 billion (US$3.2 million) in royalties last year for registered composers and songwriters, an increase of 7 per cent over last year. The centre’s director, […]

Tidal user figures questioned

Tidal user figures questioned

There was some chitter chatter on Friday about exactly how many people are actually streaming tunes via Tidal, after a Norwegian business newspaper said the firm’s official user figures were dubious . Personally, I’m not sure Tidal even exists. I have a theory that it was the name of a fictional streaming service in some […]

U.S. Cassette Album Sales Increased by 74% in 2016, Led by 'Guardians' Soundtrack

U.S. Cassette Album Sales Increased by 74% in 2016, Led by ‘Guardians’ Soundtrack

Getty Images While the continued return of vinyl rightfully draws a lot of attention , there’s another format that’s on the comeback trail: the cassette. Cassette album sales grew by 74 percent in 2016 with 129,000 copies sold (up from 74,000 in 2015) according to Nielsen Music. Certainly, 129,000 is a tiny figure compared to […]

TIDAL : 45 millions de nouveaux clients et une valorisation multipliée par 10

Jay Z et les autres artistes propriétaires de TIDAL vont pouvoir souffler un peu : Sprint acquiert 33% de TIDAL et signe un partenariat avec la plateforme de streaming de musique. TIDAL, société norvégienne reprise en 2015 par Jay Z , avait eu pas mal de difficultés à émerger face à Apple Music et Spotify. […]

Metropolis Music becomes part of the “Live Nation family”

Metropolis Music becomes part of the “Live Nation family”

Aware that there are nearly nine other people putting on gigs in the UK, and there was that one week last June when it was ten, live music giant Live Nation has further expanded its UK business by forming a joint venture with previously independent concert promoter Metropolis. Confirmation of the deal follows speculation that […]

GS Media in the National Courts: Fresh Issues on the meaning of ‘for profit’

Lower courts can give fresh insight into the adjudication taking place at the highest national and European courts. This is especially true for the recent GS Media case. The German and Dutch courts have created new food for thought on the meaning of placing a hyperlink ‘for profit’. The exact meaning of this notion is […]

Paul McCartney suit seeks to regain copyright interest in early songs

Paul McCartney suit seeks to regain copyright interest in early songs

Image of Paul McCartney from Paul McCartney is seeking a declaratory judgment that he is entitled to reclaim copyright interest in his early songs under termination provisions of the Copyright Act. McCartney filed the suit in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, report the New York Times , the Hollywood Reporter and the National Law Journal […]

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability

Metadata: the essential gateway to discoverability and traceability By Jean-Robert Bisaillon January 17, 2017 In today’s world where content discovery depends on powerful algorithms, using metadata — data that identifies the content — becomes more crucial than ever for creators and producers. Here is an analysis of the main indexing standards you need to ensure […]

Licences multi-territoriales pour l’utilisation d’œuvres musicales en ligne

Licences multi-territoriales pour l’utilisation d’œuvres musicales en ligne

Transposition en droit français de la directive 2014/26/UE par ordonnance du 22 décembre 2016 concernant la Vincent Varet, Avocat au Barreau de Paris et Amina KAHLAL du droit d’auteur et des droits voisins et l’octroi de licences multi-territoriales de droits sur les œuvres musicales en vue de leur utilisation en ligne dans le marché intérieur. […]

Copyright Has A Real & Serious Free Speech Problem

Copyright Has A Real & Serious Free Speech Problem

from the something-needs-to-be-done dept This week has been Copyright Week , put together each year by the EFF and others, giving lots of people and organizations a chance to weigh in on a variety of copyright issues. Each day has its own theme, and in the past, I’ve tried to participate each day — as […]

Musicians Sues Distributor E1 Direct Deal With SiriusXM

Musicians Sues Distributor E1 Direct Deal With SiriusXM

4. In violation of the Class Member Contracts, Defendants entered into secret negotiations and agreements with satellite radio provider Sirius XM Radio (“Sirius XM”), for the exploitation of Plaintiffs’ and the Class Members’ intellectual property. Defendants have systematically failed to account for any revenue, or pay any portion of the revenue generated from the exploitation […]

MusicFirst Coalition Pens Letter to Congress on Radio, Copyright Concerns

MusicFirst Coalition Pens Letter to Congress on Radio, Copyright Concerns

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME The U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, DC. Music industry coalition MusicFirst, an advocacy group for artists and musicians that includes the RIAA, the Recording Academy and the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM), among others, penned an open letter to Congress ahead of this week’s presidential inauguration. Dated Jan. 18, the […]

ASCAP Chief Paul Williams on Songwriting, Scoring and ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

ASCAP Chief Paul Williams on Songwriting, Scoring and ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

MIAMI — Writing music for a film or TV show is a deeply emotional and visceral process, Paul Williams , famed songwriter and ASCAP president, said Tuesday during a Q&A at the NATPE conference. Williams’ formative years as an actor gave him with a love of working with visual media. The in-depth interview conducted by […]

Germany’s recorded music market generated €1.58bn in 2016, up 2.4%

Germany’s recorded music market generated €1.58bn in 2016, up 2.4%

Overall growth of Germany’s music market in 2016 was up for the fourth consecutive year by 2.4% in 2016 to €1.58bn. That’s according to initial estimates from local commercial body the Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI), based on retail sales (including VAT). While the rise is worth celebrating, growth is flatter than 2015, when numbers […]

Copyright year in review — 2016

This article highlights noteworthy Canadian copyright law decisions and developments from 2016. For more updates on the latest intellectual property trends and insights, sign up to receive our IP Report newsletter . Rogers Communications Partnership v. SOCAN , 2016 FCA 28 In 2006, the Copyright Board certified Tariff 24 (Ringtones) for the period 2003-2005. A […]

Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams

Artists will still get Pandora royalties from SoundExchange, but only on free streams

Pandora’s insights and analytics guy – aka Billboard contributor Glenn Peoples – has confirmed in a blog post that artists will continue to receive their royalties from the free version of the US personalised radio service via SoundExchange, even though the digital firm has shifted over to direct licensing arrangements with the labels. Though all […]

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Brexit : la Grande-Bretagne, le prochain paradis fiscal des entreprises ?

Dans sa négociation avec l’Europe, la Grande-Bretagne brandit une menace : celle de devenir un paradis fiscal, juste aux portes de l’Union européenne. Suite au discours de Theresa May ce mardi 17 janvier, le Royaume-Uni a fait passer un message à l’Union européenne :”Si le pays n’obtient pas de bons accords commerciaux, il créera ici […]

Baisse de subvention de la région Île-de-France : l’Ariam menacée de disparaître

Baisse de subvention de la région Île-de-France : l’Ariam menacée de disparaître

Après le Festival d’Île-de-France, l’Ariam (Association régionale d’information et d’actions musicales) subit à son tour une forte baisse de sa subvention allouée par la région Ile-de-France. Selon ses salariés, la structure va définitivement disparaître. Valérie Pécresse, présidente de la Région Ile-de-France, lors de la conférence de presse de présentation du budget de la Région pour […]

Téléchargement illégal : quand les administrations reçoivent des avertissements Hadopi

Téléchargement illégal : quand les administrations reçoivent des avertissements Hadopi

On l’oublie parfois, mais la Hadopi n’envoie pas uniquement des avertissements aux particuliers : les connexions Internet des entreprises peuvent elles aussi être flashées sur les réseaux peer-to-peer. Le dernier rapport d’activité de la Haute Autorité nous montre d’ailleurs que les administrations sont également concernées. Aucun nom n’est donné, ni même aucun chiffre véritablement précis. […]

Vincent Clery-Melin exits Kobalt, joins Domino as MD

Vincent Clery-Melin exits Kobalt, joins Domino as MD

Vincent Clery-Melin has been named the new Managing Director of Domino Recording Co in London, working under the label’s founder Laurence Bell. His appointment comes four months after Domino Director John Dyer left the business to join Chrysalis Records. MBW understands that Clery-Melin left Kobalt Label Services towards the end of last year, and that […]

Digital copyright laws must protect content creators

Digital copyright laws must protect content creators

© Getty Images In a recent Hill op-ed, Public Knowledge’s Charles Duan and R Street’s Sasha Moss call for the Supreme Court to weigh in on a ten-year-old copyright case involving notice and takedown, copyright and a dancing baby. But their piece dances around inconvenient truths, and is predicated upon a rather “transformative” use of […]

PRS and PPL launch joint licence for non-profit radio stations in the UK

PRS and PPL launch joint licence for non-profit radio stations in the UK

UK music licensing organisations, PPL and PRS for Music, have introduced a new joint licence, which came into effect on 1 January 2017, for Ofcom-licensed community radio stations broadcasting on AM or FM. In accordance with the terms of their Ofcom licences, community radio stations are not-for-profit organisations that create direct links with their listeners, […]

MCPS sets out relationship with Collective Rights Management Directive

London, 16 January 2017 – Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS) has outlined the extent of its alignment with the regulations implementing the Collective Rights Management (CRM) Directive in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO). The goal of the CRM Directive is to ensure that collective management organisations (CMOs) act in […]

Oi! Don’t You Understand Copyright?

Oi! Don’t You Understand Copyright?

A long time friend and photographer, Gavin Evans , had the good fortune to be commissioned to photograph David Bowie in London back in 1995. The shoot lasted just forty minutes but produced a powerful, graphic and insightful set of studio based images — you can see the images here — that have sat on […]

Luc Faatau : de la faillite de la SPACEM au gouvernement

Luc Faatau : de la faillite de la SPACEM au gouvernement

La Société Polynésienne des Auteurs Compositeurs et Editeurs de Musique a été placée en liquidation judiciaire en 2013. Dirigée par Luc Faatau, des dizaines d’artistes polynésiens n’avaient jamais touché leurs droits d’auteur. Itinéraire de cet ancien directeur revenu à la politique. © Axelle Mesinele/pol1ère Luc Faatau fait son retour en politique, au ministère de l’équipement. […]

La Sacem s'allie avec IBM pour les droits de la musique en ligne

La Sacem s’allie avec IBM pour les droits de la musique en ligne

L’émergence de la musique en ligne entraîne une explosion des données à traiter. Avec IBM, la Sacem veut améliorer le service rendu à ses membres. La Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacem) s’est alliée pour 10 ans au géant de l’informatique IBM pour tenter de faire la différence dans la collecte des […]

Blog Coverage Sacem and IBM Join Hands to Create URights, a Global Copyrights Management Platform

Upcoming AWS Coverage on CDW Corp. LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / January 13, 2017 / Active Wall St. blog coverage looks at the headline from International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM ) as the Company and The Society of Society of Authors, Composers, and Publishers of Music (Sacem) announced on January 12, 2017 that they […]

European Commission and music sector working together

European Commission and music sector working together

European Commission and music sector working together towards a new EU support strategy for music Bringing together speakers from the European Commission and of various branches of the European music sector, the ‘Music Moves Europe’ panel kick-started the 2017 edition of the Eurosonic Noorderslag conference. Music Moves Europe is the first ever formal discussion between […]

Artist Mobility to the US

Artist Mobility to the US

Recently, the music industry reeled in horror at news that the fee for US artist visas will soon increase from $325 (€302) to $460 (€429). I understand people’s annoyance, but the current outrage is misdirected. A little fee increase is not the problem with the US artist visa process. The problem is that the process […]

Audible Magic Accuses YouTube of Fraud Over Content ID Trademark

Audible Magic Accuses YouTube of Fraud Over Content ID Trademark

Audible Magic, one of the best known anti-piracy companies operating in the digital fingerprinting space, has filed a complaint against Google at the US Patent and Trademark Office. The California-based company says that YouTube’s registration of the trademark ‘Content ID’ was made fraudulently and should be canceled. Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) technologies have been available […]

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd generated £198m in revenue over last financial year

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd generated £198m in revenue over last financial year

Sony Music Entertainment UK Ltd posted a £198.1m turnover in the year ending March 2016, MBW has discovered. According to new documents filed with Companies House, the major music company’s UK base also recorded a post-tax profit of £14.1m. Although revenue (-16.8%) fell in the year, it was still a bigger annual sales haul than […]

Vivendi opens host of venues in Africa

Vivendi opens host of venues in Africa

Vivendi will open four entertainment venues in Africa throughout January and February that will house cinemas and host music concerts. The venues are part of Vivendi’s CanalOlympia network of several dozen, including the first to arrive in Cameroon capital Yaoundé last year. There’s more due in Central and West Africa over the course of 2017. […]

Research bodies seek changes to EU copyright proposals

Five key European research organisations have called on legislator to modify current EU copyright reform proposals, including broadening exceptions from copyright on text and data mining, to facilitate research and innovation in a digital environment – or risk impeding progress in one of the most dynamic parts of the economy. In a statement released on […]

TVJ wins US$125,975 in damages in copyright lawsuit against CVM

One of the attorneys for Television Jamaica Limited (TVJ), which has been awarded a total of US$125,975 in damages against its free-to-air rival, CVM Television Limited, in its copyright lawsuit, says the case serves as a reminder that persons should get permission before using protected material. “The ruling has clarified the circumstances in which exclusive […]

Statistiques 2016 Bachtrack : l'infatigable Gergiev domine le classement

Statistiques 2016 Bachtrack : l’infatigable Gergiev domine le classement

A peine avons-nous trinqué pour célébrer la nouvelle année que nous nous sommes attelés au chantier des statistiques de l’année écoulée. Depuis sa création en 2008, Bachtrack est devenu le site le plus important pour le référencement des concerts de musique classique à travers le monde. L’an dernier, 32 000 concerts, opéras et ballets ont […]

UK Music report reveals figures on industry diversity

UK Music report reveals figures on industry diversity+”PDF”

The proportion of BAME (Black, Asian, minority ethnic) representation in the music industry’s workforce is 15.6 percent, higher than the UK population as a whole (12.8 percent), a new report from UK Music has revealed. Among new starters in the music industry, those who have worked for under a year, 27.5 percent are BAME, suggesting […]

Les artistes calédoniens réclament une redevance pour copie privée

Les artistes calédoniens réclament une redevance pour copie privée

En Nouvelle-Calédonie, de nombreux artistes ont manifesté ce mercredi matin devant le gouvernement pour réclamer l’instauration de la redevance pour copie privée. Ce dispositif, qui permettrait aux créateurs de bénéficier de revenus supplémentaires, est demandé par la SACENC depuis 2008. © Malia Noukouan / NC1ère Des manifestants manifestent devant le gouvernement pour demander l’instauration d’une […]

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Blockchain For Music: The Promise and Problems

Know who owns rights to what is one of the greatest challenges currently faced by the music industry as well as those involved in it. Many believe Lire la suite de l\’article www.hypebot.com technology could be the answer to this issue by making royalty payments faster and more efficient whenever a song is consumed. __________________________ […]

German Parliament adopts new provisions regarding the share for publishers+PDF

The German Parliament adopted a new legislation on author’s contractual law and new provisions regarding the publisher share issue, as part of the new legislation. The new legal rules were finally approved by the Bundestag on December 15th and by the Bundesrat on December 16th. The publishers’ share provisions already entered into force on 24 […]

Nigel Elderton appointed new PRS For Music chairman

Nigel Elderton appointed new PRS For Music chairman

Nigel Elderton has been appointed chairman of PRS For Music, replacing former chair Guy Fletcher who steps down after six years in the role. With over 40 years’ experience in the music industry, Elderton has served at companies including Chappell Music and EMI Publishing during his career, and has worked with PRS for 25 years […]

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Blockchain could completely transform the music industry

Image Credit: LuckyImages/Shutterstock Digital music really could use some help. Industry revenues are dipping due to piracy and illegal use of content . Singers and composers are being short-changed by music companies and streaming services . And business models built upon patterns and practices dating back to early 20th century, decades before the invention of […]

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Cutting the Gordian knot: Blockchain and the music industry

Audio Network’s head of product Matthew Hawn explains why blockchain technology has the potential to become a game changer for the music industry. British recording artist Imogen Heap is an advocate of using blockchain technology Every industry is on the lookout for its next great innovation – the application of the right technology at the […]

6 big data trends to watch in 2017

6 big data trends to watch in 2017

Image: iStock/AndreyPopov Major strides were made in big data and analytics in 2016, and companies will expect even more from those types of projects in 2017. So, what big data and analytics trends are on tap for 2017 that CIOs and big data project managers should be aware of? Here are six of them. SEE: […]

Justin Bieber, Usher Prevail in $10 Million ‘Somebody to Love’ Copyright Lawsuit

Justin Bieber, Usher Prevail in $10 Million ‘Somebody to Love’ Copyright Lawsuit

Getty Images Justin Bieber and Usher can breathe a sigh of relief. And maybe belt out a chorus of “Somebody to Love” in celebration. The singers have prevailed in a copyright lawsuit brought against them over the song “Somebody to Love,” with a judge dismissing the case on Thursday. The suit was dismissed with prejudice, […]

Bulgarian radio barred from playing new music in copyright fight

Bulgarian radio barred from playing new music in copyright fight

The station says it cannot play “95 percent of today’s modern music repertoire.” | Joel Saget/AFP via Getty Images A spat over copyright means Bulgaria’s public radio broadcaster is banned from playing millions of contemporary hits and has to fill the airwaves will classical, jazz and folk tunes. Bulgarian National Radio, which is funded by […]

Event organisers to pay royalty for use of copyrighted songs: HC

Event organisers to pay royalty for use of copyrighted songs: HC

PRSAny event organiser, if using copyrighted music or songs in a party, would have to inform the copyright societies which will issue an invoice for payment of royalty along with proof of their rights as per an interim arrangement arrived at in the Delhi High Court between a firm and three such societies. To inform […]

“Les recettes pompettes by Poulpe”, la chaîne YouTube mise en garde par le CSA.

Version Imprimable Cette décision revêtait une importance particulière, dès lors que pour la première fois, la CJUE était amenée à préciser la notion de « Service de médias audiovisuels à la demande » (Smad), notion essentielle dès lors qu’elle conditionne le champ d’application de la directive « Service de médias audiovisuels » (SMA) 210/13/UE. C’est […]

Intellectual Property Strategy in China: A Talk with Dr. Paolo Beconcini

Intellectual Property Strategy in China: A Talk with Dr. Paolo Beconcini

Brands looking to do business in a foreign market have a laundry list of items to check off when charting their entry. One of the more important items on the list is safeguarding the company’s intellectual property. When it comes to IP strategies in China, an authoritative voice on the ever evolving topic is Dr. […]

Alexandre Deniot appointed director of MIDEM

Alexandre Deniot appointed director of MIDEM

Reed MIDEM has announced that Alexandre Deniot is joining the company as director of the annual MIDEM event. Deniot brings over 15 years of industry experience to the role, having previously served at Universal Music Group, most recently as business development director for UMG’s Paris- based digital division. Over the past two years he spearheaded […]

UK formally decided to adopt GDPR | Igor Máté Dr. | Pulse | LinkedIn

As predicted earlier, as one of the measures considered inevitable to apply to staying in the single market, the UK government decided on adoption of the new EU data law, due to come into force in 2018.  The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) introduces strict penalties for companies that suffer data breaches, obliges them to disclose data disasters […]

Music biz up 4.6% in 2016 to become entertainment's fastest growing sector

Music biz up 4.6% in 2016 to become entertainment’s fastest growing sector

The music industry appears to have turned a corner, after new ERA (Entertainment Retailers Association) data revealed that the biz grew 4.6% to hit £1.11 billion in 2016, outstripping games (2.9%) and video (2.2%) to become entertainment’s fastest growing sector. Figures show that the growing adoption of streaming and digital services helped the music, video […]

BMG Asks Court To Uphold Copyright Verdict Against Cox Communications

In November of 2014, in an apparent first, record company BMG sued Cox Communications for copyright infringement because Cox’s subscribers were sharing pirated files online. Cox defended itself by arguing that it was protected by the federal copyright law, which immunizes Internet service providers from liability for users’ activity — provided that the ISPs have […]

La réalité virtuelle, l’avenir de la musique ?

La réalité virtuelle, l’avenir de la musique ?

Le phénomène initialement pensé pour le gaming, s’empare définitivement de l’industrie musicale. Et pour répondre à l’appel, Warner nous promet des « milliers d’expériences immersives ». L’industrie musicale, fillière en perpétuelle évolution, repose sur un modèle précaire qui évolue au gré des révolutions technologiques. Contrairement à l’imaginaire collectif, la démocratisation d’internet ne marque pas la […]

Proposition de loi portant réforme de la prescription en matière pénale : une mise en cause dangereuse des équilibres du droit de la presse

Communiqué du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne nationale (SPQN), du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne régionale (SPQR), du Syndicat de la presse quotidienne départementale (SPQD), du Syndicat des éditeurs de la presse magazine (SEPM), de la Fédération nationale de la presse spécialisée (), de la Fédération de la presse périodique régionale (FPPR), du Syndicat de […]

Copyright and Compliance for All: 10 Business Resolutions to Increase Copyright Success and Security in 2017 Blog Beyond IP Law

Copyright and Compliance for All: 10 Business Resolutions to Increase Copyright Success and Security in 2017 Blog Beyond IP Law

Does your business run and maintain a website? Does it create or license website or other content? Does it run and implement software? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, but haven’t yet considered the importance of copyright to your business, here are 10 tips to ring in a safe and proactive 2017. The Digital […]

Songwriters vs. the DOJ

Songwriters vs. the DOJ

Federal law governs the licensing of music and songwriter collections. In particular, sound compositions that are broadcasted over the public airways or performed in commercial venues have to be licensed to compensate creators and their publishers. This is the law, and the right of ‘public performance’ is a key revenue source for music makers. The […]

The Hint of Blockchain

The Hint of Blockchain

One of the biggest problems the music industry faces today is knowing which labels and publishers, performers, songwriters and producers own the rights to songs and recordings, and what their split of the royalties might be. Many believe that record keeping with Blockchain technology can help. Advocates of Blockchain foresee a music industry where every […]

LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE FRANCAISE AU TOP DE L’ANNEE 2016 !

LA PRODUCTION MUSICALE FRANCAISE AU TOP DE L’ANNEE 2016 !

Le Syndicat National de l’Edition Phonographique (SNEP) dévoile aujourd’hui le classement des 200 meilleures ventes d’albums de l’année 2016. Réalisé par GFK, ce classement annuel prend en compte tous les modes de consommation de musique des Français au cours de l’année, incluant désormais les écoutes en streaming. Avec plus de 730 000 ventes d’albums ou […]

Merlin Works To Make Independents Equal With Majors On Streaming Services [INTERVIEW]

Merlin Works To Make Independents Equal With Majors On Streaming Services [INTERVIEW]

Charles Caldas discusses Merlin, an organization which works to help the independent label community battle for maximum compensation from digital streaming services like YouTube and Spotify, as well as combat online music piracy. _____________________ Guest Post from Pias Charles Caldas has to be many things to the independent label community – a valuable mix of […]

BMI goes to court over interim royalty rate proposed by US radio

BMI goes to court over interim royalty rate proposed by US radio

US collecting society BMI got the new year off to a fabulous start by filing papers with the federal rate court over the royalties paid by the American radio industry represented by the good old Radio Music License Committee. Both of the big two collecting societies representing the performing rights in songs Stateside – so […]

What U.S. Tech Giants Face in Europe in 2017

What U.S. Tech Giants Face in Europe in 2017

For American tech behemoths like Google and Facebook, Europe can be both a blessing and a curse. The region and its 500 million consumers are one of the companies’ most important overseas markets. And in cities from Lisbon to Ljubljana, people often can’t get enough YouTube videos, Amazon purchases and Twitter messages. Yet policy makers […]

Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016

Streaming drives US music consumption up 4.9% in 2016+PDF

American consumers confirmed their new found passion for streaming in 2016, with a record 250.7 billion audio streams tracked during the year, an 82.6% increase year-on-year, according to data measurement company BuzzAngle Music. There were more streams on any given day during 2016 (daily average of 1.2 billion) then there were song downloads for the […]

SESAC acquired by investment giant The Blackstone Group

SESAC acquired by investment giant The Blackstone Group

Fast-growing US collection and licensing society SESAC has been acquired by private equity funds affiliated with the $35bn-valued Blackstone Group. Blackstone, which has over over $360bn in assets under management, has entered into an agreement to acquire SESAC Holdings from Rizvi Traverse Management. The transaction is expected to close by the end of the first […]

Trump on Copyright: How the Trump Administration will approach copyright law and potential copyright reforms

Trump on Copyright: How the Trump Administration will approach copyright law and potential copyright reforms

Donald Trump at the sixth season casting call search for ‘The Apprentice’ held at the Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA, on March 10, 2006. This month the International Intellectual Property Alliance published its report on the contribution of copyright industries to the US economy. It demonstrated the major economic benefits to our society that are […]

Juncker accusé d’avoir bloqué la lutte contre l’évasion fiscale

Juncker accusé d’avoir bloqué la lutte contre l’évasion fiscale

Le président de la Commission européenne, ex Premier ministre du Luxembourg, aurait empêché l’UE de lutter contre l’évasion fiscale lorsqu’il était à la tête de son pays, selon des documents révélés par le quotidien britannique The Guardian et le Consortium International de Journalistes d’Investigation. Les pays européens sont supposés collaborer, depuis près de 20 ans […]

Signing Up With ASCAP, BMI Not Enough

Signing Up With ASCAP, BMI Not Enough

While many in the music industry are quick to bemoan the difficulty of earning significant income from music publishing , the reality is that there more opportunities than ever to do so, although simply registering with ASCAP and BMI probably won’t cut it . ____________________ Music publishing collection for your songs is more than signing […]

Censure de la taxe Google : sale coup pour la lutte contre l'optimisation fiscale

Censure de la taxe Google : sale coup pour la lutte contre l’optimisation fiscale +”PDF”

Zoom Devant le siège parisien de Google, en mai, lors d’une perquisition dans le cadre d’une enquête sur l’optimisation fiscale pratiquée par le groupe. On a dû sabler le champagne, jeudi soir, dans l’élégant hôtel particulier parisien qui abrite le siège social de Google France. Le Conseil constitutionnel, en annulant la taxe baptisée du cador […]

Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking

Here’s Why Vinyl Isn’t About To Save The Music Business And Why Albums Need Rethinking

The BPI announced that ‘album equivalent sales’ were up by 1.6% in volume terms in 2016, with vinyl and streaming identified as the key drivers. Many people retain a nostalgic soft spot for vinyl, so an apparently vinyl led revival is always going to get people’s attention. But not only is vinyl not the future […]

Armonia boss excited by potential of machine learning

Armonia boss excited by potential of machine learning

Machine learning was one of the key music-industry trends in 2016, according to Virginie Berger, CEO of music licensing hub Armonia . Berger, who will be speaking at our NY:LON Connect conference in London later this month, said that the discipline of machine-learning has already shown its importance not just in areas like personalised music […]

Facebook Developing Copyright ID System to Stem Music Rights Infringement

Facebook Developing Copyright ID System to Stem Music Rights Infringement

FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL ME Mark Zuckerberg photographed on Nov. 19, 2016. As Facebook continues to grapple with its role in proliferating ” fake news ” amidst the heated U.S. election this year, it has another showdown looming on the horizon — this one with the music industry. In the wake of NMPA president/CEO David Israelite […]

Facebook veut automatiser la chasse aux vidéos violant le droit d’auteur

Facebook veut automatiser la chasse aux vidéos violant le droit d’auteur

À la demande de l’industrie musicale, Facebook travaille sur un système d’identification automatique des droits d’auteur qui rappelle fortement le Content ID de YouTube. Facebook est en train de développer un système d’identification des droits d’auteur , censé analyser tous les contenus vidéo publiés sur sa plateforme. Cette nouvelle méthode pour lutter contre la violation […]

Popcorn Time Launches New Torrent Tracker to Fight Copyright Monopolies

Popcorn Time Launches New Torrent Tracker to Fight Copyright Monopolies

The people behind one of the most popular Popcorn Time forks have announced a new contribution to the BitTorrent ecosystem. With beating “content monopolies” a stated aim, the team has launched Popcorn Tracker, a new stand-alone BitTorrent tracker to serve the masses. After bursting onto the file-sharing scene to wave of publicity, Popcorn Time has […]

Protect Copyright Laws That Create Real Jobs

Protect Copyright Laws That Create Real Jobs

Copyright is vitally important to the millions of us in every state who get up every morning to make an honest living in the creative industries or whose job orbits the creative economy. For example, over $200,000 per day is injected into local economies during a major film shoot, with much of the money going […]

Les aspects juridiques de la propriété intellectuelle au Cambodge+”PDF”

la propriété intellectuelle au CambodgeLe système cambodgien de propriété intellectuelle marque une avancée très remarquable dès l’année 2002. Avant cette date, le Cambodge avait une législation assez légère en matière de propriété intellectuelle. La présente Lire la suite de l\’article www.association-afpi.org

RIAA Seize Domain Name of The ‘Wrong’ MP3Skull Website

In its continued quest to keep the Internet piracy-free, the RIAA has seized the domain name of yet another MP3Skull site. However, it appears that their most recent target has nothing to do with the original service, so it’s doubtful whether the music group’s actions are legally sound. Representing various major record labels, the RIAA […]

Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier: ‘YouTube should have paid us $5bn’

Sony/ATV boss Martin Bandier: ‘YouTube should have paid us $5bn’

With its $750m buyout of the Michael Jackson estate’s 50% stake in the company, 2016 has been a big year for Sony/ATV. It has also consolidated its position in the publishing market, with subscription streaming revenues comfortably making up for declining income from CD and download sales. However, the ‘value gap’ of ad-supported streaming in […]

Industrie musicale : en dix ans, les revenus ont baissé, mais la part du numérique a explosé

Industrie musicale : en dix ans, les revenus ont baissé, mais la part du numérique a explosé

Après une décennie de baisse du chiffre d’affaires, l’ industrie musicale se stabilise désormais à l’échelle mondiale autour de 15 milliards de dollars (environ 14,3 milliards d’euros, indique l’IFPI ( International Federation of Phonographic Industry). Selon cette fédération, qui regroupe 1 300 labels (majors et indépendants), les revenus issus du numérique sont passés devant ceux […]

Discover EU authors' societies in numbers

Discover EU authors’ societies in numbers

  To have an overview of what authors’ societies in Europe represent, GESAC aggregated its members’ key figures in 2015. Our 33 members spread over 27 countries had over 1 million members last year, 97% of which were authors, the other 3% of which were publishers. The relevance of authors’ societies remains clear with nearly […]

Ile-de-France: la majorité se déchire sur le budget culture

Ile-de-France: la majorité se déchire sur le budget culture

L’affiche de la dernière édition du Festival d’Ile-de-France n’aurait pas plu à la nouvelle majorité – FIF “La région Ile-de-France a le devoir de venir au secours de la culture. Elle doit prendre le relais de l’Etat défaillant pour soutenir le monde culturel. Je veux soutenir davantage la création. Je veux que tous les Franciliens […]

Productivity Commission re-ignites copyright wars by recommending ‘fair use’

Productivity Commission re-ignites copyright wars by recommending ‘fair use’

The Australian Government has just released the Productivity Commission’s report into Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements . It’s a move that appears to have been designed to avoid some of the controversy of the copyright wars by releasing the report just before most Australians settle into their summer break. The report does something that is very […]

New Copyright Office Rule Creates Potential “Gotcha” for Blogs and Websites Hosting User-Generated Content

New Copyright Office Rule Creates Potential “Gotcha” for Blogs and Websites Hosting User-Generated Content

If your company operates a website or blog that hosts user-generated content, you’ll want to read this post carefully. We’re ringing the alarm bell on an important new U.S. copyright law development that, if ignored, could significantly increase your company’s potential liability exposure in connection with user-generated content . If your company hosts user-generated content, […]

How Amazon Plans to Frustrate Its Cloud Rivals

How Amazon Plans to Frustrate Its Cloud Rivals

AWS Shield may shield Amazon from cloud competition As the leading provider of cloud computing platforms, Amazon ( AMZN ) faces constant threats from rivals seeking to take its market share. Aware of this challenge, Amazon developed AWS Shield, a cloud security solution designed to make its cloud service, Amazon Web Services (or AWS), more […]

The Copyright Office Report on Software-Enabled Consumer Products: Nothing to See Here

The Copyright Office Report on Software-Enabled Consumer Products: Nothing to See Here +”PDF”

The U.S. Copyright Office’s report on the role of copyright in the development and use of software-enabled consumer products, released last week, represents a missed opportunity to start an important discussion about the constraints software licenses can place on otherwise lawful activities. While the report acknowledges the existence of these constraints, it concludes that resolving […]

New Copyright Office Safe Harbor Rule Exposes New Liability Risks for Nonprofits

New Copyright Office Safe Harbor Rule Exposes New Liability Risks for Nonprofits

Many nonprofit organizations operate websites or other electronic communication forums that allow member-generated content to be posted in one form or another (uploads, comments, posts, contents, etc.). Often the nonprofit owner of the website has no idea what is being posted by its users and can be held liable for copyright infringement caused by user-generated […]

Facebook accusé par Bruxelles d’avoir communiqué des informations trompeuses sur WhatsApp

Facebook accusé par Bruxelles d’avoir communiqué des informations trompeuses sur WhatsApp

Après Google et Apple , Margrethe Vestager monte à l’assaut d’une nouvelle forteresse : Facebook . La commissaire à la concurrence a adressé mardi 20 décembre à la star des réseaux sociaux une communication de griefs, l’accusant d’avoir fourni des informations « fausses » ou « trompeuses » dans le cadre du rachat de WhatsApp […]

3 Unique Online Music Marketing Strategies for 2017

3 Unique Online Music Marketing Strategies for 2017

Looking to improve how you market your shows in 2017 ? Here distill the knowledge of twenty industry experts for three unique online marketing strategies designed to increase ticket sales in the coming year. ______________________ Guest post by Rachel Grate of Eventbrite Chances are, you already have a go-to checklist to market your shows. But […]

Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court

Capitol takes safe harbour on pre-1972 recordings case to Supreme Court

If you thought that Sirius and Pandora starting to do licensing deals in relation to pre-1972 sound recordings brought to an end all that debate around how, exactly, American copyright law works on golden oldies, well, not quite. As previously reported, US-wide federal copyright law only protects sound recordings released since 1972, with older records […]

ASCAP And Nielsen Partner For Strategic Data Agreement

ASCAP And Nielsen Partner For Strategic Data Agreement

Print This Post Today (Dec. 19), ASCAP and Nielsen announced a strategic multi-pronged, long-term data agreement where Nielsen will provide ASCAP with expanded U.S. radio airplay data along with metadata and unique identifiers for recordings. Coupled with ASCAP’s membership and copyright data, this partnership will allow ASCAP to provide its members with transparency as ASCAP […]

Il est temps d’arrêter de passer les auteurs par pertes et profits

Il est temps d’arrêter de passer les auteurs par pertes et profits

L’acteur américain Harry Sheare attaque en justice Vivendi. Il lui réclame 125 millions de dollars (113 millions d’euros), accusant le géant français des médias de «fraude» dans la gestion des droits d’un film sorti en 1984. – Paul A. Hebert/AP/SIPA LE CERCLE/POINT DE VUE – Il faut rétablir le droit pour les auteurs à une […]

Dossier Apple : l'Irlande attaque l'UE en évoquant un "viol de souveraineté"

Dossier Apple : l’Irlande attaque l’UE en évoquant un “viol de souveraineté”

Pour Dublin, l’enjeu est aussi de préserver son régime fiscal attractif : les multinationales emploient aujourd’hui 10% de la population active irlandaise. Dublin développe un argumentaire qui pointe l’ingérence supposée de Bruxelles. L’Irlande ne veut décidément pas récupérer les milliards d’Apple. Depuis fin août, le géant américain est sommé de rembourser par la Commission européenne […]

Wrapping up 2016 on a high note for Cloud TV, consumers, OTT industry

A recent study from a consumer research firm found an astonishing 41% of U.S. adults said they’d be shaving — or cutting — the pay-TV cord in the next 12 months. They also found satisfaction with OTT was higher than with pay TV and that they were more likely to recommend an OTT service to […]

Apple goes to war with EU over $14 billion tax bill: 'A misunderstanding of how corporations operate'

Apple goes to war with EU over $14 billion tax bill: ‘A misunderstanding of how corporations operate’

Apple CEO Tim Cook. AP Apple is going to war with the European Union over its record-breaking $14 billion tax bill — with senior executives claiming that the regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law to maximize the penalty. The Cupertino, California-based technology giant will formally launch a legal challenge this week, it says. Its […]

All Shook Up: Kobalt Strikes a Deal to Administer Elvis Presley's Catalogue

All Shook Up: Kobalt Strikes a Deal to Administer Elvis Presley’s Catalogue

Elvis Presley photographed in 1968. The King’s music will reign on through a new deal with Kobalt. Kobalt will administer and provide publishing services for a vast majority of the Elvis Presley catalogue of more than 1,000 songs, including such classics as “All Shook Up”, “Jailhouse Rock”, “A Little Less Conversation”, “Return to Sender”, “Can’t […]

U.K. Music Pirate Handed Year-Long Prison Sentence

U.K. Music Pirate Handed Year-Long Prison Sentence

Arturo Orive/EyeEm/Getty Images The conviction and sentence is relatively rare in the still-robust ecosystem of online piracy. A British court has sentenced an Everton man who admitted to uploading and distributing pirated songs to 12 months in prison, a hefty sentence authorities and members of the music industry hope will send a message to other […]

Jamendo, the Music Gold Mine: 40,000 Independent Artists to Discover for Free

In the age of on-demand streaming, it is getting hard to look past the big players in music, making the headlines with news often including the same high-profile artists. Meanwhile, exciting discoveries of new songs or artists are happening in less expected places. In the past 10 years, Jamendo has grown to become a reference […]

SPA procede à maior distribuição de sempre

SPA procede à maior distribuição de sempre

 Mais quatro milhões de euros distribuídos A SPA concluiu no passado dia, 16 de Dezembro, o trabalho interno que viabiliza a maior distribuição de sempre aos titulares de direitos e colocou à disposição destes os valores a que têm direito pela utilização das respectivas obras. Esta distribuição é da ordem dos 14 milhões de euros, […]

In the 2017 Economic Report from the White House “PDF”

In the 2017 Economic Report from the White House, the bright spot for investment growth is Intellectual Property:  

Après les députés, les sénateurs adoptent la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion

Après les députés, les sénateurs adoptent la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion

Le Sénat a adopté à son tour la taxe YouTube ou Dailymotion. Dans les sociétés de gestion collective du cinéma et de l’audiovisuel, c’est évidemment la satisfaction. Vendredi en fin de journée, les sénateurs ont adopté le principe d’une taxe affectée sur la vidéo en ligne. Cette ponction visera l’accès aux plateformes d’hébergement payantes mais […]

Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a 'convenient target'

Apple to appeal EU tax ruling this week, says it was a ‘convenient target’

An Apple logo hangs above the entrance to the Apple store on 5th Avenue in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., December 5, 2016. Apple ( AAPL.O ) will launch a legal challenge this week to a record $14 billion EU tax demand, arguing that EU regulators ignored tax experts and corporate law […]

How Kobalt Helps Creators Capitalize on YouTube

How Kobalt Helps Creators Capitalize on YouTube

Youtube Lead As we move further into the Golden Age of Music, the music industry has to deal with a variety of revenue streams that weren’t there as recently as 10 years ago. Chief among these is YouTube, which has traditionally been challenging for creators to understand and maximize. And yet, the service is the […]

ASCAP inks five-year deal with RMLC – including improved royalty rate

The Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) has been hitting the headlines recently. The US commercial body, which represents over 10,000 commercial terrestrial radio stations, is in a legal battle with Irving Azoff’s performance rights organization Global Music Rights (GMR) – with each accusing the other of anti-competitive behavior. What that means in reality is, until […]

Trump on Copyright: How the Trump Administration will approach copyright law and potential copyright reforms

Trump on Copyright: How the Trump Administration will approach copyright law and potential copyright reforms

Donald Trump at the sixth season casting call search for ‘The Apprentice’ held at the Universal Studios in Hollywood, CA, on March 10, 2006. This month the International Intellectual Property Alliance published its report on the contribution of copyright industries to the US economy. It demonstrated the major economic benefits to our society that are […]

CMRRA Announces Reduction In Online Licensing Administration Fee From 10.5% To 6%

To our valued music publisher clients, CMRRA is very pleased to announce a one year reduction to its online licensing administration fee from 10.5% to 6%. This fee applies to CMRRA’s licensing and royalty administration services related to music download and streaming services, such as iTunes and Spotify. The reduced administration fee will apply to […]

The True Value of Copyright

The True Value of Copyright

There’s plenty of intangible value inherent in one of our nation’s constitutionally protected property right’s – copyright. Copyright fosters creativity: the creativity at the heart of our favorite songs, movies, books, and artwork. It assures creators that the winding creative process – the writers’ blocks, the endless sketches, the sleepless nights in dark studios – […]

Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business

Why 2016 will go down as a giant year for the global recorded music business

The MBW Review gives our take on some of the music biz’s biggest recent goings-on. This time, we follow very positive recent financial results at all three majors with a prediction of what 2016 holds for the whole industry. The MBW Review is supported by FUGA . Drake: feel free to pop the cork on […]

Un mediaplayer en infraction au droit d’auteur

Un mediaplayer en infraction au droit d’auteur

La vente d’un lecteur audiovisuel multimédia dans lequel le vendeur a installé des hyperliens renvoyant à des sites Internet qui, sans l’autorisation du titulaire des droits d’auteur, donnent librement accès à des œuvres protégées par le droit d’auteur, constitue bien une “communication au public” en infraction à la directive européenne sur le droit d’auteur. Telles […]

« Pour certains de nos labels, YouTube peut représenter 50 % des revenus » (Pascal Bittard, IDOL)

IDOL s’est lancé en 2006, période où le marché du téléchargement était balbutiant. Qu’est-ce qui vous a incité à créer votre structure de distribution en ligne ? Le marché du téléchargement légal était en effet naissant. Je l’ai découvert lorsque j’étais directeur marketing de V2, où le numérique faisait partie de mes attributions. Je m’étais […]

The highest EU court hands down two judgments on copyright in the digital economy

The highest EU court hands down two judgments on copyright in the digital economy

Throughout the European Union, courts struggle to balance the diverging interests of copyright holders on the one hand, and of online intermediary service providers and end-users on the other hand. For each of these stakeholders, it is an ongoing challenge to try to apply the static provisions to scenarios in the digital environment which evolve […]

Copyright industries add $1.2trn to US economy+PDF

Joined by Members of Congress, the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) – a private sector coalition of associations representing US copyright-based industries – has released a detailed report highlighting a record $1.2 trillion (€1.11trn) economic contribution by the core copyright industries to the US economy. The report – Copyright Industries in the US Economy: The […]

Goodlatte & Conyers Release First Policy Proposal of Copyright Review

Proposal on Copyright Office Reform Washington, D.C. – Today House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) released the first policy proposal to come out of the Committee’s review of U.S. Copyright law. This first proposal identifies important reforms to help ensure the Copyright Office keeps pace in the […]

MCPS and PRS For Music extend admin agreement

MCPS and PRS For Music extend admin agreement

MCPS and PRS For Music have reached a deal that will see PRS continue to carry out the administration of MCPS’ operations for another six months, Music Week can reveal. The temporary extension comes seven months after Music Week first revealed MCPS, which licenses mechanical copyrights, had issued a ‘request for proposals’ to run its […]

SiriusXM agrees to pay up to $99M in copyright class action brought by Turtles members

SiriusXM agrees to pay up to $99M in copyright class action brought by Turtles members

Flo and Eddie, members of the ’60s rock group the Turtles, have been making the rounds on the concert circuit as well as in the courts. Photo by Brian Hineline/Retna Ltd. SiriusXM has agreed to pay up to $99 million to settle three class action suits claiming the satellite radio service infringed musicians’ copyrights for […]

Sabam reveals details of 2017 tariff increases

Sabam reveals details of 2017 tariff increases

Mø at Dour, one of the many festivals affected by the increase in Sabam tariffs, last year image © Kmeron Belgian performing rights organisation (PRO) Sabam has revealed full details of its much-criticised increases in festival and concert tariffs, scheduled for 1 January 2017. The news Sabam ( Société d’Auteurs Belge/Belgische Auteurs Maatschappij ) was […]

Le programme de François Fillon ressemble furieusement à celui de Chirac dans les années 80

Le programme de François Fillon ressemble furieusement à celui de Chirac dans les années 80

“ Fillon 2016 – Chirac 1986: mêmes combats ” ? Une vidéo publiée par Brut. donne des éléments de réponse, et le moins que l’on puisse dire c’est que le docteur Emmett Brown et Marty McFly de Retour vers le futur peuvent aller se rhabiller. Si François Fillon n’a pas encore trouvé le moyen d’avancer […]

Lettre Astérisque n°56 : SPRD, un gros mot ?

Lettre Astérisque n°56 : SPRD, un gros mot ?

L’édito de Anne Georget : “SPRD, un gros mot?” Il arrive que des voix s’élèvent avec plus ou moins de violence, avec plus ou moins de malveillance pour dénoncer le fonctionnement et le rôle des sociétés d’auteurs (ou SPRD – sociétés de perception et de répartition de droits d’auteur). Qu’elles viennent de députés français ou […]

Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy

Spain Announces New Campaign to Fight Internet Piracy

Spain’s Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport has announced a new initiative for tackling piracy, especially online. Minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said a special prosecutor’s office will be developed alongside enhanced technological and human resources. An educational campaign targeting children is also on the agenda. As residents know already and visitors soon learn, the […]

L'Europe abat la loi Oeuvres indisponibles, pour avoir méprisé les auteurs

L’Europe abat la loi Oeuvres indisponibles, pour avoir méprisé les auteurs

Si la condamnation de la France ne faisait pas trop de doutes, dans l’affaire portée devant la Cour de Justice de l’Union européenne, la décision est sans appel. L’ensemble du projet de numérisation des livres indisponibles, réédités en format numérique sans l’accord préalable des auteurs, est dénoncé comme illégal. Les réactions ne manqueront pas de […]

La bataille de la révision du droit d’auteur s’annonce difficile

SUISA :La bataille de la révision du droit d’auteur s’annonce difficile

Chers membres, en décembre 2015, le Conseil fédéral a lancé la procédure de consultation sur un avant-projet de révision du droit d’auteur. La réforme proposée se basait sur un compromis trouvé au sein de l’AGUR12. Mais d’autres idées avaient également été ajoutées, provenant de l’administration ou de certaines interventions parlementaires. Par Vincent Salvadé, Directeur général […]

Des sénateurs exigent un examen de toute urgence de la Commission du Droit D’Auteur

Des sénateurs exigent un examen de toute urgence de la Commission du Droit D’Auteur

La lenteur extrême de l’administration des droits d’auteur au Canada lèse les artistes canadiens. Les longs délais associés à l’établissement, par la Commission du droit d’auteur du Canada, des redevances à verser pour l’utilisation de certaines œuvres protégées risquent de compromettre la production, la stabilité et le succès des compositeurs et des musiciens du Canada. […]

Canadian authors and musicians sign open letter to Heritage minister demanding creator-first policies and copyright reform

Canadian authors and musicians sign open letter to Heritage minister demanding creator-first policies and copyright reform

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly More than 1,000 notable Canadian authors, theatre professionals, and musicians have signed an open letter to Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly asking for consideration during the federal government’s ongoing review of its cultural policies. The signatories include writers such as Dennis Lee, Frances Itani, Gary Barwin, Rosemary Sullivan, and […]

Kobalt explains its Laura Marling Spotify ‘pre-save’ campaign

Kobalt explains its Laura Marling Spotify ‘pre-save’ campaign

Earlier this week, we reported on Kobalt’s campaign to get fans of Laura Marling to “pre-save” her next album ‘Semper Femina’ to their Spotify collections and playlists ahead of its release in March 2017. We thought Kobalt was taking advantage of a new feature made available to labels by Spotify, but that wasn’t the case. […]

Will net neutrality survive Donald Trump?

Will net neutrality survive Donald Trump?

When FCC chairman Tom Wheeler passed the Open Internet Order in February of 2015 , it was the culmination of decades of work. After countless advocacy campaigns and legal fights, the order classified internet providers as common carriers — falling under Title II of the Communications Act — which prohibits the companies from blocking or […]

La commission copie privée se dote d'un règlement intérieur

La commission copie privée se dote d’un règlement intérieur

Après plusieurs années d’arrêt forcé, la commission copie privée se réorganise peu à peu. La commission pour la rémunération de la copie privée, créée par la loi du 4 juillet 1985, est chargée de déterminer la juste compensation du préjudice subi par les titulaires de droits suite à l’évolution des pratiques de copie privée et […]

YouTube Ripping, A Copyright Wildfire

Is everything on the internet free? Should it be? Once digitized and uploaded, art can go viral, which as a content creator, you might think is a good thing. For artists and copyright holders, however, this can mean endless use of copyrighted material without proper permission and seemingly no way to stop the spread. Trying […]

Zone Téléchargement : pour la Sacem, « il n’y a plus d’impunité pour les pirates »

Zone Téléchargement : pour la Sacem, « il n’y a plus d’impunité pour les pirates »

Deux ans après avoir porté plainte, la Sacem a obtenu la fermeture du site Zone Téléchargement, lundi. Entretien avec David El Sayegh, secrétaire général de la Sacem. David El Sayegh, secrétaire général de la Sacem. PAGES_Lionel Lundi 28 novembre, la gendarmerie nationale a annoncé la fermeture de Zone Téléchargement , le principal site français permettant […]

Do Freemium music services offer greater revenue per user than the freemium combo of Radio and Sales?

The purpose of this story is rather simple: First, let’s treat the music industry like a “freemium” music service with both paid and free components. And, using the data we gather, estimate the average revenue per user for this freemium experience. In fact, the music industry has always been a freemium music experience at the […]

Bee Gees leave Warner deal for UMG as Capitol signs band’s catalogue

Bee Gees leave Warner deal for UMG as Capitol signs band’s catalogue

The Bee Gees’ legendary catalogue of recordings is now in the hands of Universal’s Capitol Records. The band has inked a long-term worldwide agreement with UMG’s Steve Barnett-led label – leaving behind a relationship with Warner Music Group. However, the news represents a homecoming of sorts: the Bee Gees’ first major label debut in 1967 […]

Tradeshift Launches Joint Ventures in China to Meet Accelerating Demand for Supply Chain Digitalization

Latest investments support China’s $140B ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and global trade growth SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–November 29, 2016– Tradeshift, the leading business commerce platform, today announced two new joint ventures in China to connect millions of trading partners, digitalize the transactions between them, and offer accessible trade-based financial services to SMBs in the region. […]

Limiting the principle of exhaustion? CJEU prohibits the resale of back-up copies of computer programs

Limiting the principle of exhaustion? CJEU prohibits the resale of back-up copies of computer programs

Roosa Tarkiainen Last month the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its decision in Microsoft , a reference for a preliminary ruling from Latvia concerning the principle of digital exhaustion as applied to computer programmes. At the time of the decision, this blog did not comment on it. Thankfully, one of my […]

Google Asked to Remove a Billion “Pirate” Search Results in a Year

Google Asked to Remove a Billion “Pirate” Search Results in a Year

Copyright holders asked Google to remove more than 1,000,000,000 allegedly infringing links from its search engine over the past twelve months. A new record, in line with the continued rise of takedown requests and the increase in pressure on Google to do more to tackle piracy. Copyright holders continue to flood Google with DMCA takedown […]

The Demise of the TPP and its Impact on Copyright

The Demise of the TPP and its Impact on Copyright

Source: shutterstock.com For all intents and purposes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is dead—or at the very least it will be in a state of suspended animation for a considerable period to come— given that President-elect Trump has announced that he will initiate the process to have the US withdraw from the Agreement on Day 1 […]

L’après-Brexit : la vision du DG de la Société générale, Vers la fin du CDI, Uber en Afrique… et plein d’autres infos | LinkedIn

Demain tous freelances ! A en croire les résultats d’une étude du McKinsey Global Institute rapportée par Eric Hazan, 3 à 6 millions de salariés français envisageraient d’opter pour l’indépendance. Un boom qui pourrait stimuler la croissance, en favorisant la concurrence, mais sous réserve d’adapter les filets de protection sociales… Vous réactions en cliquant sur […]

Swedish artists benefitting from global streaming reach

Swedish artists benefitting from global streaming reach

As playlists on the big streaming services become ever-more powerful, one of the talking points of 2016 has been the fear that these playlists may increase the dominance of a relatively small number of (mainly) North American artists, driven by their popularity in the world’s largest market, the US. Long runs at the top of […]

New BPI report reveals how AI is impacting the music industry

New BPI report reveals how AI is impacting the music industry

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing how artists write music as well as how it is marketed to fans, a new BPI commissioned report has revealed. Music’s Smart Future: How will Artificial Intelligence impact the music industry? written by music industry analysts Music Ally and revealed at a BPI event, explores how this fast-emerging technology is […]

Why you should have me take a look at your music licenses - a quick hello from My Music Solutions.

Why you should have me take a look at your music licenses – a quick hello from My Music Solutions.

As anyone who’s been to a networking event knows, it can be difficult to sum up what your business does in just a few sentences. When I started My Music Solutions in early 2014 I had a idea of what I wanted to do, how we could help people and how the business would operate. […]

This was Sony Music's contract with Spotify

This was Sony Music’s contract with Spotify

Over the last year the music industry has been in flux as artists, labels, and streaming services jockey over the best way to build the future of their business. Taylor Swift pulled her catalog from Spotify; Tidal launched a new platform owned by artists, not record companies; and Apple is preparing to muscle in on […]

Un second départ pour la révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur

Un second départ pour la révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch L’avant-projet du Conseil fédéral pour une révision de la loi suisse sur le droit d’auteur n’a pas trouvé de majorité dans le cadre de la procédure de consultation. Simonetta Sommaruga, la Conseillère fédérale compétente en la matière, a par conséquent à nouveau convoqué un groupe de […]

Droit d’auteur : Montant record des collectes mondiales à 8,6 milliards d’euros

Droit d’auteur : Montant record des collectes mondiales à 8,6 milliards d’euros

Le rapport des collectes mondiales 2016 de la CISAC montre une forte croissance partout dans le monde et analyse plus spécifiquement le marché de la musique numérique. Paris, France – 22 novembre 2016 : La Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Auteurs et Compositeurs (CISAC) publie son rapport économique 2016 portant sur les droits collectés dans le […]

Cisco Global Cloud Index Projects Cloud Traffic to Nearly Quadruple Representing 92 Percent of Total Data Center Traffic by 2020

Cisco Global Cloud Index Projects Cloud Traffic to Nearly Quadruple Representing 92 Percent of Total Data Center Traffic by 2020

Global Data Center Traffic Growth Cloud Cloud Traffic Growth Global Data Center Traffic by Region Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Marketing, Cisco Updated Report Analyzes Application Workloads; Highlights the Number of Global Hyperscale Data Centers; and Compares Data Center Storage Capacity versus Actual Data Stored SAN JOSE, Calif . – November 10, 2016 […]

Want to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor? New Copyright Rules Require Reregistering

Want to Keep Your DMCA Safe Harbor? New Copyright Rules Require Reregistering

Click here to view original web page at www.jdsupra.com If you have a website, you need to reregister your designated agent with the Copyright Office. If you don’t, you will lose the safe harbor protections for copyright infringement liability afforded by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). A new Copyright Office rule requires reregistration every […]

Radio Group Argues That Price Tag for a Catalog of Classics Is Monopolistic

Radio Group Argues That Price Tag for a Catalog of Classics Is Monopolistic

Click here to view original web page at www.billboard.com Irving Azoff is photographed for New York Times on March 10, 2016 in Los Angeles. Global Music Rights (GMR), the boutique performance rights organization launched by well-known industry executive Irving Azoff in 2013, is looking to charge the Radio Music Licensing Committee (RLMC) over $42 million […]

Resale Right Reaches New Global Milestone with Prof Ricketson Study Presented at WIPO SCCR

Resale Right Reaches New Global Milestone with Prof Ricketson Study Presented at WIPO SCCR

Click here to view original web page at www.cisac.org The joint CISAC , EVA and GESAC campaign to promote the international adoption of the resale right has achieved a new milestone with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). The campaign has been encouraging WIPO and […]

Proposal for copyright reform: European Commission stands with creators and the cultural industries

Click here to view original web page at www.keanet.eu On 14 September 2016, the European Commission (EC) unleashed its proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the framework of the Digital Single Market strategy, announced by the Juncker Commission in May 2015. KEA identifies four main novelties in the draft proposal: a new intellectual […]

Students beware: Illegal downloading on campus is risky

Students beware: Illegal downloading on campus is risky

Click here to view original web page at www.macleans.ca A student watches Game of Thrones on his computer. (Photo illustration by Levi Nicholson and Richard Redditt) Despite the latest episode of Game of Thrones being just a few mouse clicks away, students looking to save a quick buck may want to think twice before pirating […]

Le point sur les hitboxes, trois ans après leur introduction

Le point sur les hitboxes, trois ans après leur introduction

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch Après une phase de test de deux ans, les enregistrements des hitboxes ont servi de base pour la répartition des droits liés à la musique provenant de supports sonores à partir de janvier 2014. Il est désormais possible de tirer un premier bilan de ce nouveau […]

Droit d’exécution et droit d’émission: nouvelle clé de répartition

Droit d’exécution et droit d’émission: nouvelle clé de répartition

Click here to view original web page at blog.suisa.ch La clé de répartition de SUISA concernant les exécutions et les émissions va être modifiée au 1 er janvier 2017. Désormais, les parts seront les suivantes en ce qui concerne les œuvres en édition originale: 66,67% pour l’auteur et 33,33% pour l’éditeur. Avec ce changement, le […]

Les blockchains, une opportunité économique pour le droit d'auteur

Les blockchains, une opportunité économique pour le droit d’auteur

Click here to view original web page at societe.sacem.fr Si l’on pouvait résumer la technologie des blockchains en quelques mots, on pourrait dire qu’il s’agit d’un moyen de stocker les informations d’une transaction, entre de multiples parties, d’une manière décentralisée, mais tout en créant les conditions du développement de la confiance entre les parties. L’enregistrement, […]

How the music industry can still be saved

How the music industry can still be saved

Neal Mohan, chief product office at YouTube Unattributed The music industry is in transition. Between piracy and digital distribution, there has been huge destruction of value among legacy players and a lot of handwringing over the fate of music. But that doesn’t mean there’s no hope. One major player at the world’s second-biggest search engine […]

BREAKING: CJEU follows AG and holds French law on out-of-print books contrary to EU law

BREAKING: CJEU follows AG and holds French law on out-of-print books contrary to EU law

Is a national law that provides ab initio that a collecting society – rather than the author of a work – has the right to authorise the reproduction and communication to the public of such work compatible with EU law? This – in a nutshell – is the question at the centre of what is […]

BMI Responds to DOJ Appeal of Fractional Licensing Ruling

BMI Responds to DOJ Appeal of Fractional Licensing Ruling

Click here to view original web page at www.bmi.com Dear BMI member, As you know, on September 16 federal Judge Louis Stanton issued an order rejecting the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) recent interpretation of the BMI consent decree, concluding that BMI is free to engage in the fractional licensing of musical works. As we […]

Thailand-based Copyrobo unveils blockchain-based copyright management service

Thailand-based Copyrobo unveils blockchain-based copyright management service

Click here to view original web page at www.ipwatchdog.com “Blockchain” by deavmi. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. As the official website of the U.S. Copyright Office notes, copyright protection for an original work of authorship subsists from the time that the work is created in fixed form . That is, once the work is created, […]

CNV : la Sacem se félicite de l’arbitrage du Premier Ministre

CNV : la Sacem se félicite de l’arbitrage du Premier Ministre

Click here to view original web page at societe.sacem.fr La Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique (Sacem) salue l’arbitrage du Premier Ministre qui a permis à la Ministre de la Culture et de la Communication de confirmer la suppression du plafonnement de la taxe fiscale affectée au Centre national de la chanson, des […]

La SDRM, 80+1 ans au service des créateurs et éditeurs de musique

La SDRM, 80+1 ans au service des créateurs et éditeurs de musique

Click here to view original web page at societe.sacem.fr La Société pour l’administration des Droits de Reproduction Mécanique (SDRM) fête cette année ses 80+1 ans. Pour célébrer cet anniversaire, elle publie un livre et un documentaire. Cette date est aussi l’occasion de revenir sur un thème toujours d’actualité : la défense du Droit d’auteur. Les […]

2016 | 11 | 17 TPLM mobilisée pour l’avenir du CNV

2016 | 11 | 17 TPLM mobilisée pour l’avenir du CNV

Click here to view original web page at www.tplmusique.org Tous pour la musique réagit à l’annonce de la ministre Audrey Azoulay de l’arbitrage de Manuel Valls sur la rehausse du plafond de la taxe fiscale du CNV pour 2016 et sa suppression en 2017. TPLM demande à ce que ces mesures fassent l’objet d’un vote […]

Sirius XM reaches pre-1972 royalty settlement with The Turtles

Sirius XM reaches pre-1972 royalty settlement with The Turtles

Click here to view original web page at rainnews.com Sirius XM has settled its California royalty case with two members of The Turtles. The parties have been locked in legal proceedings for years about the treatment of recordings made prior to 1972, when federal copyright law was enacted. Flo & Eddie, the company representing Turtles […]

Copyrights and Open Wi-Fi - Who is liable for a third party’s actions?

Copyrights and Open Wi-Fi – Who is liable for a third party’s actions?

Click here to view original web page at www.lexology.com When Mr McFadden provided a free, open Wi-Fi network in order to attract customers to his business, he would never have imagined that, in doing so, he would have responsibility for a third party uploading a musical work on the internet, without the rightholders consent. This […]

Don’t Lose Your Digital Millennium Copyright Act Safe Harbor Protection!

Don’t Lose Your Digital Millennium Copyright Act Safe Harbor Protection!

Click here to view original web page at www.natlawreview.com Register Now – Legal Marketing Association LMA New England 2016 Conference Boston Nov 14-15 2016 The U.S. Copyright Office ’s new electronic system for copyright-agent registration and maintenance goes into effect on December 1, 2016, and with it comes new rules. Beginning December 1, all online […]

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ICMP outrage at Berlin court ruling on authors’ royalties

ICMP is deeply concerned at Monday’s Berlin court ruling, which says that the “VG Wort” decision of the Federal Court of Justice (BGH) shall not only be applied to statutory claims like private copying levies but also to exclusive rights. The ruling in effect states that collective managem ent organisation (CMO) GEMA may no longer […]

Intellectual property under President Trump

Intellectual property under President Trump

Click here to view original web page at www.managingip.com 0 President-Elect Trump (photo: Michael Vadon) Donald Trump ran a campaign focused on the creation and retention of jobs in the United States. The President-elect has spoken of taking a strong stance against the exportation of jobs and manufacturing to China in particular. Trump has also […]

U.S. Copyright Office Undecided About Future of DMCA Takedowns

U.S. Copyright Office Undecided About Future of DMCA Takedowns

The U.S. Government’s Copyright Office has launched a new consultation seeking guidance on the future of the DMCA’s takedown process and safe harbor. Through a set of concrete questions, they hope to find a balance between the interests of copyright holders, Internet services and the public at large. The past week has been quite a […]

Will President Trump Be Tough on Online Piracy?

Will President Trump Be Tough on Online Piracy?

The people of the United States elected Donald Trump as their next president this week. The election outcome came as a total surprise to many, who are now wondering what’s in store for the next four years. According to some, The Pirate Bay and other pirate sites are in for a rough ride, but is […]

DDEX celebrates its 10th anniversary and announces the launch of its latest standards

11 October 2016 Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) celebrates its 10th anniversary and announces the launch of its latest standards, the Recording Information Notification (RIN) and a new Digital Sales Report (DSR) Digital Data Exchange, LLC (DDEX)), celebrated today in Berlin its 10th anniversary with the launch of its latest standards and a decade of successful […]

Trump win spells end of MPAA-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership accord

Trump win spells end of MPAA-backed Trans-Pacific Partnership accord

A handful of protesters rally in Sydney, Australia, in 2014 as government officials and private industry negotiated the Trans-Pacific Partnership accord. The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a proposed and controversial 12-nation trade pact dealing with everything from intellectual property to human rights, effectively died Friday. Congressional leaders from both parties told the White House they would no […]

BMG claims ‘Europe’s breakthrough act of the summer’ – with artist dropped by UMG and Warner

BMG claims ‘Europe’s breakthrough act of the summer’ – with artist dropped by UMG and Warner

BMG is calling its artist Laura Pergolizzi (LP) ‘the breakout success of 2016 in Europe’ – while suggesting that the star’s bumpy music industry journey so far speaks volumes about its own approach. US singer-songwriter LP was previously signed to no less than six previous labels, including deals with Warner and Universal. Her first BMG […]

New Study: Unlawful US Copyright Exemption Severely Harms European Authors

New Study: Unlawful US Copyright Exemption Severely Harms European Authors

– At the International Council of Creators of Music (CIAM) which was held in London this year, Keith Donald, Chairman of Irish authors’ society IMRO, presented the findings of a new study on the US Copyright Act exemption 110(5)(B). The study quantifies that $44 million per year is lost to European rights holders, and should […]

Artists Rights Society: U.S. Petition in Favor of the Artist Resale Right

Artists Rights Society: U.S. Petition in Favor of the Artist Resale Right

Visual Artists Receive No Royalties or Residuals for the Later Sale of Their Works To view the petition on ARS’ website, please click here. Visual artists are the only members of the creative community in the U.S. that do not receive residual payments for the later sales of their works. Composers and lyricists will collect […]

Facebook Is Finally Ready To Become A Media Company

Facebook Is Finally Ready To Become A Media Company

Facebook beat estimates with its latest earnings but announced that ad revenues would likely slow in 2017 as the digital ad market feels the pinch of advertiser budgets lagging the shift in user behaviour. Facebook’s stock fell by 7% but it already has Plan B in motion: to become a media company. Facebook delayed this […]

Kobalt – SVP Of Royalties (UK)

Kobalt – SVP Of Royalties (UK)

Company Name: Kobalt Location: London Salary: Competitive Apply Via: https://boards.greenhouse.io/kobaltmusicgroup/jobs/485757?gh_src=t6eilc1#.WCNSZ8nl9f0 Closing Date: November 30, 2016 We are thrilled to announce a unique opportunity to be an integral part of Kobalt – the leading technology-powered music services company! As the SVP of Royalties , you will be responsible for Kobalt’s global royalties collection, processing and distribution […]

Should The European Commission Penalize Google?

Should The European Commission Penalize Google?

In April 2016, The European commission accused Google of abusing the market leadership of Android to prevent rivals from competing with alternative software and services. Google is now dismissing the claims . The stakes are relatively high – a potential fine of $7.4bn to be precise, 10% of Google’s global revenue. I’m not a legal […]

Gestion des droits d’auteur : les nouvelles règles du jeu

La gestion des droits d’auteur en bref Qu’il paraît loin le temps où l’unique moyen de consommer de la musique était d’écouter un CD ! Désormais, la musique s’écoute sur Deezer, Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook. Les utilisateurs parlent de Playlists et de Webradio et des startups comme NextVR imaginent des concerts en réalité augmentée. […]

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

Publishing CEO: There Are Over 900,000 Distinct Royalty Payments For Artists And Songwriters

This was written by Kobalt Music CEO, Willard Ahdritz. Why should music, which is beloved by people in every culture, across every language and corner of the globe, be anything less than an economic powerhouse? Today, live ticket sales have hit an all-time high. Music publishing values and revenues have increased. Tech companies are investing […]

French Parliament Turns Down Bill to Tax Online Video Platforms

French Parliament Turns Down Bill to Tax Online Video Platforms

Courtesy of YouTube DIJON, France — The French parliament has ruled against a bill which was passed on Oct. 12 by the finance committee of the French legislature’s lower house to tax online video platforms, including YouTube and Dailymotion . The bill, coined “YouTube tax,” would have required platforms distributing free and premium video content […]

APRA AMCOS Year in Review Announces One Third of a Billion Revenue

APRA AMCOS Year in Review Announces One Third of a Billion Revenue

Milestone year: Record one third of a billion dollars in revenue following 11% growth To view the news on APRA AMCOS’ website, please click here. View their Year in Review website here. APRA AMCOS today announced a record annual revenue figure of $333m; 14 per cent growth in payments to songwriters, composers and publishers and […]

STOP TRYING TO PAY ME AND PAY ME! — Music on the Blockchain for Songwriters, Artists & Managers

STOP TRYING TO PAY ME AND PAY ME! — Music on the Blockchain for Songwriters, Artists & Managers

(For a more detailed history of the project please see previous posts here ) With most of phase one of the dotBlockchain Music project sitting in GitHub and phases two and three underway, I thought it might be a good idea to write something more practical for songwriters, artists and their managers. The journey from […]

US elections: Music industry executives outline their copyright wish list

US elections: Music industry executives outline their copyright wish list

The US elections will take place on November 8, 2016. On that day, US citizens will not only elect a new President of the United States but also renew Congress, as a total of 34 Senate seats (out of 100) and all 435 House of Representatives seats are up for election. Music Week asked music […]

Diffusion des spectacles en France en 2015

La diffusion des spectacles de musiques actuelles et de variétés en France en 2015 CHIFFRES CLÉS : 58 216 représentations payantes 25,3 M d’entrées payantes 763 M€ recettes de billetterie Ce que l’on note en 2015, comme en 2014, c’est la relative absence des artistes de très grande envergure , capables de remplir des stades […]

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Google and Amazon Leverage Copyright Loophole to Use Songs Without Paying Songwriters

Two vastly wealthy multinational media companies are exploiting a copyright law loophole to sell the world’s music without paying royalties to the world’s songwriters on millions– millions –of songs. Why? Because Google and Amazon–purveyors of Big Data–claim they “can’t” find contact information for song owners in a Google search. So these two companies are exploiting […]

Experts weigh in on the path ahead for copyright reform

Experts weigh in on the path ahead for copyright reform

(Photo: BMI.) It’s been three years since Congress began holding committee hearings about the possibility of reforming music copyright laws. Those hearings cultivated optimism that reformed laws — which would lead to more favorable streaming royalty rates for artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers — was on the way. When the Department of Justice […]

RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list

RIAA submits its annual piracy snitch list

The Recording Industry Association Of America has submitted its input into this year’s ‘notorious markets’ review, the annual report that informs the Office Of The US Trade Representative on intellectual property issues, in particular with a view to identifying which countries are basically assisting IP infringers. With old foes like vKontakte and KickassTorrents no longer […]

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