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Andrea Martin (PRS for Music): ‘Covid will accelerate the move to a more digital world’

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By Emmanuel LegrandThe coronavirius pandemic will "impact royalty collections in 2020 and into 2021, and -- I would not be surprised -- into 2022." This sobering statement came from Andrea Martin, CEO of PRS for Music, in her virtual keynote at the Global Music Publishing Summit organised by the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP). During her speech, the CEO of PRS for Music sketched how the Covid crisis could transform the industry. Martin said that at the start of the year, PRS...

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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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ASCAP and NYC Media Lab partner to launch the Music and AI Challenge

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) and NYC Media Lab (NYCML) are launching the 'Music and AI Challenge'.

The initiative is designed "to identify creative, cutting-edge concepts at the intersection of music and artificial intelligence."

The ASCAP Lab and NYCML are seeking start-ups and university teams that are "leveraging artificial intelligence to build products that offer novel solutions for the music industry that ultimately benefit music creators."

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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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