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SoundExchange distributed $947m in 2020, up 4% y-o-y

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US neighbouring rights society SoundExchange has distributed nearly $947 million in performance royalties to performers and record labels during fiscal year 2020, up 4% over the previous year, or a $39m increase. The company did not disclosed how much it collected but said it operated with an administrative rate of 5.3%.

Overall, SoundExchange has distributed nearly $8 billion in collections to creators since the company was set up in 2003 to collect performance rights on sound recordings playe...

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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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ADAMI warns about the potential impact on creators if extreme right parties win the French Parliamentary elections

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French neighbouring rights society for performers ADAMI said it will remain "vigilant to defend the interests and rights of performing artists" in the context of the snap Parliamentary elections decided by President Emmanuel Macron following European elections that saw far right parties with nearly 40% of the votes.

ADAMI said in a statement that the dissolution of the National Assembly and the June 30-July 7 elections (French elections are in two rounds) could give the far right party Rass...

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Kenya Grace assigns to PPL the global collection of neighbouring rights royalties

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British performer and songwriter Kenya Grace has signed a representation agreement with UK music licensing company PPL for the collection of her international neighbouring rights royalties.

PPL will collect royalties on Grace's behalf for the use of her music on radio, TV and in public spaces around the world. PPL providers performers access to a team of over 200 professionals, data processing technology, and a network of over 110 agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) i...

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Four new appointees join PRS for Music’s Members’ Council — Phil Rose, Laura Young, Mike Stobbie and Pete Woodroffe

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Four new Directors have been appointed to the Members' Council of PRS for Music during the British rights society's 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London June 4.

The four appointees to the Council are Publisher Council Members Phil Rose (Sentric Music) and Laura Young (S2K Music), and Writer Council Members Mike Stobbie and Pete Woodroffe, the latter being appointed for a second term.  

Newly elected PRS Council Members (l. to r.): Phil Rose; Mike Stobbie; Pete Woodroffe; and Laura...

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