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Canada’s rights societies start ‘integration’ talks

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By Emmanuel
Legrand

Canada's
three authors' rights societies -- CMRRA,
SOCAN, and SODRAC - have announced on Feb. 9 plans to explore greater
integration of their operations, a move that could eventually lead to the creation of
one single authors' society dealing with music repertoire for the country.

We are not there
yet, as the diplomatic terms used for the occasion only mention that the three
societies are at the stage of "exploring opportunities" in order to create more
efficiency for t...

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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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‘Strategic differences’ with the Board lead to the departure of ADAMI’s Director General Xavier Lardoux after three months in the job

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The Board of Directors of ADAMI has disclosed that it has parted ways with Xavier Lardoux just three months after he took over as Director General of the French performers' neighbouring rights society, effective immediately.

In a statement, ADAMI's Board said the decision was related to "strategic differences on the company's project." The Board added: "The Board of Directors warmly thanks Xavier Lardoux for his involvement in our company and his analysis of the future of performing artists’...

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The MLC unveils six new appointments to its advisory committees

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), which administers mechanical rights in the United States, has disclosed the names of the six persons appointed to the Nashville-based music rights organisation’s advisory committees, including three appointments to the Dispute Resolution Committee, one appointment to the Operations Advisory Committee and two appointments to the Unclaimed Royalties Oversight Committee. Committee appointments are for three-year terms.

“The MLC Board and its nomina...

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CISAC, IFRRO, IFPI, IMPF, and SCAPR object to Georgia’s decision to replace the Georgian Copyright Association by IPOA

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Organisations representing creators and rights holders — CISAC, IFRRO, IFPI, IMPF, and SCAPR — have sent a letter to Soso Giorgadze, the Chairman of the National Intellectual Property Center of Georgia (SAKPATENTI) to strongly oppose its decision to exclude the established Georgian Copyright Association (GCA), from the country’s process for accrediting collective management organisations (CMOs) and replace it with IPOA, a newly accredited CMO in Georgia.

In the letter, they expressed concer...

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