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Canada’s SOCAN posted record collections in 2019

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By Emmanuel Legrand

Canada's music rights society SOCAN has collected CA$405.5 million in fiscal year 2019, up 8% from the previous year. The figure marks a historical record for the society.
The CA$30m year-over-year growth was attributed to a CA$23m jump in digital revenues to CA$86.1m, up 38% over 2018 figures. Another source of revenue growth was the integration of SODRAC, delivering some CA$7 million in extra business to SOCAN, which bought the Montr?al-based mechanical rights society in...

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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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Pex launches rights organisation RME-Rights Made Easy to provide digital attribution and royalty payments services

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Digital rights technology company Pex has launched RME-Rights Made Easy, described as a "digital-first rights management organisation, to provide proper attribution and transparent royalty payments for creators worldwide."

Pronounced R·ME, the new collection organisation said in a blogpost that its purpose it "fighting for fair and accurate royalty payments by bringing pay-per-play licensing, the lowest transaction fees, and the most advanced technology available to an industry unwilling to ...

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The UK’s PPL distributed £14.7 million in international royalties in Q3 2022

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British neighbouring rights society PPL has paid £14.7 million (€16.86) as part of its Q3 2022 distribution of international revenue to more than 33,000 performers and recording rights holders, either as direct members of PPL or indirectly through other collective management organisations (CMOs).

PPL said the quarter’s total is made up of international revenues collected from 73 CMOs around the world, with "significant payments" from CMOs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherl...

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PRS for Music launches new portal with metadata from over two million works

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PRS for Music has launched a new online portal that provides access to songwriter and composer credits alongside its critical links between works and recordings identifiers.

"For the first time, metadata attributed to over 2 million works will be published, with plans to release millions more, over the following 12 months," explained the British music rights society.

The portal will give access to writer and composer names, the musical work and recording title(s), the International Stand...

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