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Kobalt’s revenue grew 13% in 2019/20 while the company reached profitability in 2020/21

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Music rights management company Kobalt said it had reached profitability in its current fiscal year ending June 30, 2021, although it did not disclose any specific figures. The company also reported that its gross collections grew by 13% to $703 million in the fiscal year-ending June 30, 2020.

In a statement the company said the march to profitability was reached by divesting from some money-losing assets and focusing on its core business. For many years the company had been posting losses...

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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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Singapore regulators seek comments on the draft Copyright Regulations 2023 on collective management organisations

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Interested parties have until December 4, 2022 to provide comments on the draft Copyright (Collective Management Organisations) Regulations 2023, in a consultation organised by the Ministry of Law of Singapore (MinLAw) and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS).

The draft Regulations set out the licence conditions which collective management organisations (CMOs) must comply with under a mandatory class licencing scheme administered by IPOS, as well as procedural matters relatin...

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Roxanne de Bastion and David Lee elected as Performer Directors of British neighbouring rights society PPL

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British singer and songwriter Roxanne de Bastion (pictured, above) has been re-elected as a Performer Director and horn player David Lee was elected as a Performer Director of PPL, during the UK's neighbouring rights society's Annual Performer Meeting (APM)

Music manager David Stopps steps down as a Performer Director after six years. Peter Lale was also staing for election. de Bastion and Lee will sit alongside PPL’s four other Performer Directors: Jackie Davidson, Hannah Joseph, Peter Thom...

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SCAPR and WIPO sign agreement providing WIPO Connect users access to IPNs

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SCAPR, the organisation representing societies collecting neighbouring rights on behalf of performers, has signed an agreement with the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) that allows non-SCAPR collective management organisations (CMOs) to use WIPO Connect to enrich their databases with existing international performance numbers (IPNs) from SCAPR's IPD database.

WIPO Connect, is a data management system developed and offered by WIPO, aimed at facilitating the collective manageme...

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