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ASCAP warns of C-19 impact on distributions; BMI says effects will be felt in 2021

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By Emmanuel Legrand

ASCAP, one of the two largest authors' societies in the United States with BMI, announced to its 700,000 members that royalty payments scheduled for April 6 would take place on April 24, and that the company would probably review the spreading of payments during the year 2020.
In an email to members, ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams and CEO Elizabeth Matthews explained that the change in dates for the payment of fees in the first quarter of 2020 was linked to the...

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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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Matteo Fedeli (SIAE): ‘Some big shots in California have decided how much our repertoire is worth’

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Last week, Meta took the decision to take down Italian repertoire represented by rights society SIAE from platforms such as Instagram and Facebook. To understand what is happening, Creative Industries News spoke to Rome-based Matteo Fedeli, CEO of SIAE and Milan-based Francesca Trainini, from music publishing company peermusic Italy, about the situation, how it got to that point and what could be done to fix it.

So what's the situation today? 

Matteo Fedeli: Well, we have an issu...

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IMPF welcomes licensing hub ICE to its ‘Friends and Supporters’ category

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The Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF) has included digital music licensing hub ICE to its ‘Friends and Supporters’ category.

ICE is a a joint venture between the UK's PRS for Music, Sweden's STIM and Germany's GEMA. It negotiates digital licenses with DSPs on behalf of music rights holders. ICE has now passed €3 billion in royalty distributions and represents more than 330,000 rights holders in the ICE Core license.

Launched in 2021, IMPF’s ‘Friends and Sup...

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SCPP promotes Marie-Charlotte Lachaize to Director of Distributions and Repertoire

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French neighbouring rights society SCPP has appointed Marie-Charlotte Lachaize as the organisation's new Director of Distributions and Repertoire. She was since March 2022 Deputy Director of Repertoire and Distributions.

She reports to Managing Director Marc Guez. She is tasked with maximising record label members' income, and support SCPP's digital transition. Prior to SCPP, she spent eight years in the film industry at EuropaCorp Distribution before joining advertising agency Stratego as O...

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