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SOCAN predicts an 11% drop in collections for 2020

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By Emmanuel Legrand Canada's rights society SOCAN has informed its members that it anticipates an 11% drop in collections in 2020 compared to 2019's revenues, due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the revised forecast is better than the one delivered in May when SOCAN predicted a 20% drop in revenues for the year. In 2019, SOCAN collected a record CA$405.5 million (EUR261.1m) and, according to this new forecast, it should collect CA$350-CA$360m in 2020. Domestic revenue streams represent ...

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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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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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Trevor Horn gives mandate to PPL for the global collection of his neighbouring rights

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British songwriter, performer and producer Trevor Horn has signed with the UK's music licensing company PPL for the international collection of his neighbouring rights royalties. 

“PPL plays an incredibly important role in the music business, not just for performers like me in the UK but for many around the world," said Horn. "More recently, I have seen the careful and considered approach the team takes to managing music rights and I know my recordings are in safe hands. I have also been enc...

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