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Coalition of artists and consumer groups oppose the acquisition of iHeartMedia by Liberty Media

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By Emmanuel Legrand

A coalition of artist organisations and consumer groups has written a letter to the US Department of Justice and the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, opposing to the potential acquisition of iHeartMedia, the largest radio group in America, by Liberty Media, already owner of satellite-delivered radio platform SiriusXM and music streaming service Pandora.

Liberty also owns a 33% stake in Ticketmaster/LiveNation, respectively the largest ticketing company in the US an...

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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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South Korea’s KOMCA prepares to host CISAC’s May 30 General Assembly

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CEOs, creators and staff from more than 72 societies and collective management organisations from around the world will gather on May 30 in Seoul for the General Assembly of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The meeting is hosted by South Korea's music authors’ society Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) and coincides with the 60th anniversary celebrations of KOMCA, which holds a seat on the CISAC Board.

“I’m delighted that this year’s...

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S10 Publishing and Avex USA sign a global co-publishing deal with producer Kavi

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Brandon Silverstein’s S10 Publishing and Avex USA have signed producer and songwriter Kavi to a worldwide co-publishing deal. Kavi is the producer behind Tommy Richman's single 'Million Dollar Baby' (ISO Supremacy/Pulse Records), which has topped both Spotify and Apple Music's charts globally.

“Kavi is a creative force of nature and I am so excited to be working with Benny, Alix and the Avex team on this,” says Silverstein, Founder & CEO of S10. “We are so humbled to partner with an ama...

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Warner Chappell Music UK signs Toby Daintree to a global publishing deal

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed a global publishing agreement with British songwriter and producer Toby Daintree, who has most recently co-written and co-produced Artemas’ song ‘i like the way you kiss me’, which has amassed over 400 million streams to date.

The track charted at No.1 in Austria, Switzerland and Germany and Number Three in Australia, Denmark and the UK. Daintree has also worked with the likes of Devin Workman, FKA Twigs, Jesse Fink, Joy Crookes, Kamal., Kev White, Mat...

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