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Andrea C Martin: ‘PRS for Music will be a billion pound business in the next five years’

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Andrea Czapary Martin will celebrate in June her two years at the helm of PRS for Music, one of the world's largest music rights societies. Coming from a non-music background (Royal Mail), Martin took over from Robert Ashcroft, who ran the organisation for 10 years. Her brief was to accelerate the technological transformation of PRS in order to deal with the increasing amount of digital transactions processed by the society.

And not even a year into her job, PRS, like the rest of the British ec...

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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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Pex launches rights organisation RME-Rights Made Easy to provide digital attribution and royalty payments services

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Digital rights technology company Pex has launched RME-Rights Made Easy, described as a "digital-first rights management organisation, to provide proper attribution and transparent royalty payments for creators worldwide.

Pronounced R·ME, the new collection organisation said in a blogpost that its purpose it "fighting for fair and accurate royalty payments by bringing pay-per-play licensing, the lowest transaction fees, and the most advanced technology available to an industry unwilling to ...

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PRS for Music launches new portal with metadata from over two million works

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PRS for Music has launched a new online portal that provides access to songwriter and composer credits alongside its critical links between works and recordings identifiers.

"For the first time, metadata attributed to over 2 million works will be published, with plans to release millions more, over the following 12 months," explained the British music rights society.

The portal will give access to writer and composer names, the musical work and recording title(s), the International Stand...

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GESAC report: Pricing of streaming services and its impact on authors and composers

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A new report, released by GESAC, the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers, and prepared by Emmanuel Legrand from Legrand Network and Editor of Creative Industries News, makes the case for a more sustainable and author-centric streaming ecosystem.

The report — titled ‘Study on the place and role of authors and composers in the European music streaming market’ — can be downloaded here.

This article is a summary of the report's secti...

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