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Politics and music – dangerous liaisons, or not?

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UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey

Feargal Sharkey is taking the UK Music brass band to what we hope will be a sold out tour of this season's political party conferences. It started this week with the Lib Dem gig in Liverpool, and will continue at the Labour Party do next week and end with the Conservative Party hootenanny in October (apparently there's no visit planned to the BNP or the Greens).

A party conference is hardly Glastonbury in terms of entertainment values - although some re...

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Emmanuel is a Washington, DC-based freelance journalist, blogger and media consultant, specialising in the entertainment business and cultural trends. He was the US editor for British music industry trade publication Music Week. Previously, he was the editor of Impact, a magazine for the music publishing community (2007-2009), the global editor of US trade publication Billboard (2003-2006), and the editor in chief of Billboard’s sister publication Music & Media (1997-2003).

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Main stories — Week 38, 2022

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Here's a list of the main stories published by Creative Industries News in the past week.

LEAD STORY>France’s music sector divided about a tax on streaming services to finance government-backed organisation CNM

COPYRIGHT & REGULATION> California governor Gavin Newsom signs the Decriminalising Artistic Expression Act> Former Register of Copyrights and champion for creators’ rights Marybeth Peters dies aged 83> IAEL to hold its Annual Meeting at the Amsterdam Dan...

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France’s music sector divided about a tax on streaming services to finance government-backed organisation CNM

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The French music industry is divided about the ways to fund government-backed Centre National de la Musique (CNM), which provides a wide range of schemes to support the music sector.

One of the avenues explored to guarantee a steady and substantial financing has been a tax on the revenues of music streaming services. However, the tax — which would be in the region of 1.5% of DSPs' revenues — is not met with a consensus from the industry.

Strongly opposing the move is trade body SNEP, whi...

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Influence Media Partners acquires the recording catalogue of Blake Shelton

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New York-based music and entertainment company Influence Media Partners has invested in the master recordings catalogue of country music singer and songwriter Blake Shelton.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The agreement covers all of his commercial releases from 2001 to 2019, during which he accumulated 27 No. 1 singles on Billboard's Country Airplay chart and released f 11 studio LP's, including a Christmas album, and two EPs.

The two parties have also created a joint venture, par...

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