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SOCAN CEO Eric Baptiste makes surprise exit

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By Emmanuel Legrand

The board of directors of SOCAN (the Society of Composers, Authors & Music Publishers of Canada) has announced on April 14 the surprise resignation of Eric Baptiste after 10 years as chief executive officer of the rights society.

Following the decision, effective immediately, SOCAN Senior Vice President Operation & Reproduction Rights Jennifer Brown was appointed to the role of Interim CEO. SOCAN said she will be in the role "during the formal process of id...

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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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PPL paid out £244.9 million to performers and labels in 2022, up 7.1% over 2021

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British neighbouring rights society PPL has distributed £244.9 million (€278.3m) to its members — performers and owners of sound recordings — and other collective management organisations in 2022, up 7.1% over 2021's £228.7m.

PPL said the figure marks the second highest total of monies paid out by PPL in a calendar year, the highest being £260.2m in 2020, a total achieved thanks to the record collections of £271.8m the previous year in 2019, before the adverse impact of the COVID pandemic.
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French creators’ organisations and film/TV producers sign accord ensuring minimum remuneration for documentary authorship

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French professional organisations representing authors (SCAM, GARRD, La Boucle documentaire) and audiovisual producers (SATEV, SPECT, SPI and USPA) have signed a professional agreement which will guarantee for the first time a minimum remuneration for authors of documentaries.

The agreement concerns more specifically the authorship of documentaries scripts. It enshrines the principle of a minimum remuneration for authors of €2,000 gross, of which €1,000 will be paid to authors regardless of...

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SPPF reports collections up 9% to €35.4m

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French neighbouring rights society SPPF has collected €35.4 million in 2022, up 9% compared to 2021 (€32.5 million), on behalf of independent music companies.

The Paris-based society distributed €29.7m to all of its members as part of distributed rights, financial advances and financial products. SPPF said its admin rates remained unchanged, at 6% for video rights and 8.5% for phonographic rights, and claims to have "the lowest rates at European level." The figures are provisional and will ...

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