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KOMCA and OTT video services clash over a sharp increase in royalty fees

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By Emmanuel LegrandSouth Korea's over-the-top video services Watcha, Tving and Wavve, through their joint organisation the Music Copyright Countermeasure Committee, have filed an administrative lawsuit against the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in an effort to reverse a December 2020 decision to increase the fees they pay for the use of music. Right society Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) asked the Ministry of Culture last July for the right to increase music copyright fees p...

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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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SCAPR and Latin Artis sign MoU to develop and strengthen collaboration for the benefit of audiovisual performers

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SCAPR, the organisation representing neighbouring rights societies for performers, and Latin Artis, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop an international collaboration for the benefit audiovisual performers worldwide.

The partnership aims at facilitating exchanges and effective cooperation between SCAPR and Latin Artis, as well as their respective members, to ensure performers benefit from their rights globally. Latin Artis, established in Mexico City in 2010, is an Ibero-Ame...

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BMI unveils new Royalty Dashboard

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BMI has launched a new Royalty Dashboard as part of the US music rights society's "broader growth plan to enhance its overall affiliate customer service experience."

The newly redesigned Online Services Platform (OLS) will host the interactive Dashboard, which gives BMI songwriters and composers what BMI describes as "a more streamlined and transparent way to view their statements and gain greater insights into their earnings than ever before."

For the first time, BMI said that it...

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Warner Chappell Music re-ups with ICE

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has renewed and expanded its partnership with digital licensing hub ICE. As part of the new agreement, WCM will move all online processing from other European digital licensing administration partners to ICE.

WCM disclosed that the decision follows "a thorough 10-month review, assessing both existing providers and new entrants to the market to identify the solution that will best serve WCM’s songwriters, composers and producers."

Warner Chappell Music's Guy Mo...

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