SUBSCRIBE FOR FULL CONTENT ACCESS: VIEW OFFERS
Connect with us

Collective Management Organisations

ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus replaces Jean-Michel Jarre as President of CISAC

Published

on

By Emmanuel Legrand

Bj?rn Ulvaeus (Credit: TT News Agency)

ABBA's Bj?rn Ulvaeus has been appointed President of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, for a three-year mandate. The Swedish songwriter replaces French electronic music composer and performer JeanMichel Jarre, who served as President for the past seven years.
Ulvaeus was elected President by CISAC's General Assembly, which took place May 28 in a virtual meeting. Alongside Benny Anders...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

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).

Collective Management Organisations

The MLC sues Spotify for unpaid mechanical royalties following the introduction of new bundles providing access to audiobooks

Published

on

The Mechanical Licensing Collective (The MLC), which administers the blanket compulsory license for the use of musical works by digital music services in the United States, has filed a lawsuit against Spotify USA Inc. in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The MLC alleges that Spotify has introduced new offerings that the streaming service qualified as bundles, thus leading to what The MLC believes are underreported mechanical royalties. The MLC seeks corr...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Collective Management Organisations

Catherine Starkie will leave IFRRO at the end of June; Anthi Akritidou joins as Senior Legal and Policy Adviser

Published

on

Catherine Starkie, who has been Head of Legal Affairs at IFRRO since 2017, is leaving the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations for personal reasons. Her last day at IFRRO will be on June 20, 2024.

"We all thank Catherine for her enormous contributions to the IFRRO membership throughout the past years. The IFRRO Secretariat has been incredibly lucky to have had the privilege to work with Catherine, and we wish Catherine all the very best for the future," said the Bru...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Collective Management Organisations

James Y. Draper named Executive Director of the Copyright Society of Liberia (COSOL)

Published

on

James Y. Draper has been appointed Executive Director of the Copyright Society of Liberia (COSOL), the government agency that sits within the Liberia Intellectual Property Office (LIPO) and is tasked with the collective management of rights of creative works.

Draper was previously Head of Corporate Service at COSOL. He was officially appointed on April 22. He replaces Attorney-at-Law Prince E. Decker, who had served from COSOL's creation in 2019 to September, 2023, according to Front Page Af...

A paid subscription is required to read more.
Log in below, or UPGRADE / SUBSCRIBE.

Continue Reading

Trending