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ECSA makes proposals to ‘fix streaming’

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By Emmanuel LegrandThe European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) has issued a white paper on streaming titled 'Music streaming and its impact on composers and songwriters -- Why we should fix streaming now in which it calls both policy makers and all stakeholders in the music sector " to promote a fairer and more transparent ecosystem for music streaming, which could finally benefit music creators, who are at the origin of all musical creations." Brussels-based ECSA represents over 30,0...

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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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Hailey Willington named Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at the UK’s BPI

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British record labels association the BPI has appointed Hailey Willington to the newly-created post of BPI Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager.

Willington, who started in the new role on 1st June, reports to BPI Chief Operating Officer MJ Olaore. She was previously Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader at Merton Music Foundation. Willington commented: “I am thrilled to be joining the BPI to help further the progress of the important diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives that ha...

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Directors Guild of America reaches an agreement with Hollywood studios

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The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has reached a tentative agreement on the terms of a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), which represents the Hollywood studios, including Netflix and Amazon.

The agreement, which will be submitted to DGA National Board at special meeting on June 6, includes higher wages, a substantial increase in residuals from SVoD, and a determination the "AI is not a person."

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Deutsche Grammophon signs conductor Joana Mallwitz to an exclusive contract

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Univeral Music Group's classical music label Deutsche Grammophon has signed Joana Mallwitz, the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director Designate of the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra for the 2023-24 season, to an exclusive recording agreement. For the past five years, she was the General Music Director of the Staatstheater Nürnberg.

The new agreement will kick off later this year with the release of an album of works by Kurt Weill. She will also conduct a gala concert to mark DG's 125th anniver...

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