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PPL CEO Peter Leathem: ‘We are very positive about the opportunities for growth’

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British neighbouring rights society PPL had to face in 2020 the impact of the Covid pandemic on some of its main sources of revenues, but still managed to hand out ?260 million to members in 2020, a slightly lower amount than in previous year (?271.8m).

PPL CEO Peter Leathem takes pride in the distribution of ?260m to members in 2020, with more than 130,000 recording rights holders and performers receiving at least one payment during the year. At the end of March 2021, PPL distributed ?61.3m ...

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CISAC elects Kazuhiko Fukuoji and Ángeles González-Sinde Reig as Vice-Presidents

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Japanese painter Kazuhiko Fukuoji and Spanish screenwriter, director, illustrator, and children’s author Ángeles González-Sinde Reig have been elected Vice-Presidents of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The two creators were elected by the CISAC General Assembly, held in Mexico City on 1 June. They replace Chinese film director Jia Zhang-Ke and Spanish visual artist Miquel Barceló who did not seek re-election.

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Over 100 CISAC members gather in Mexico for the organisation’s General Assembly

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Over 100 authors societies from five continents will convene in Mexico on June 1 for the General Assembly of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. The event — hosted by Mexican rights society SACM — will be the organisation's first in-person General Assembly in four years.

The agenda will focus on "the challenges and opportunities now facing creators and their societies, at a time of unprecedented technological change," according to the Paris-based org...

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MCPS distributed £188.4 million in 2022

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The British Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society-MCPS has distributed £188.4 million (€216.8m) to its members in 2022, a 3.6% rise from 2021 (or up £6.7m). The London-based society said it was the highest distribution since 2007 and the fourth consecutive year in growing distributions.

MCPS, which will celebrate its centenary in 2024, said the "landmark returns" could be attributed to "the popularity of entertainment streaming services, robust distributions from international receipts and...

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