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UK creators call for a private copying scheme to help support the British culture economy

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A coalition of British creators and performers such as Peter Blake and Olivia Colman have endorsed the creation of the Smart Fund, which could generate up to £300 million per year for the creative industries, through a levy on recording devices.

  In an open letter, over 100 cultural figures said the Fund would support the UK’s "cultural and economic renewal" and "boost a wider UK economic recovery, by placing a small levy on the sale of devices that enable people to store and...

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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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Marathon LABs’ accelerator programme focuses on tackling value creation

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Marathon LABs, the startup mentoring initiative from London-based Marathon Music Group, has selected six companies that will take part in its fourth ‘LABs’ with a programme focusing on tackling value creation.

Marathon said the six participating companies "operate within a broad music & tech ecosystem centering on web3 applications, live entertainment within metaverse environments and broadening access to financial and data analytics for artists and their teams."

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BDi Music signs FJ Law to an exclusive global publishing agreement

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BDi Music has signed songwriter, performer and producer FJ Law to an exclusive worldwide publishing agreement.

Danny Hall, a.k.a. FJ Law, has worked with artists such as Nina Nesbitt, Charlie Oriain, Ber, Sody, Julia Church and Beth McCarthy. He released his first EP, 'Tape 1' (225 Records), in 2021 and his second EP is schedule for this autumn.

“We are over the moon to be working with BDi Music and the amazing team behind the scenes," said FJ Law. "Sarah [Liversedge, Founder and Man...

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IAEL to hold its Annual Meeting at the Amsterdam Dance Event Oct. 20-21

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IAEL, the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers, will host its first Legal Summit and IAEL Annual Meeting at the Amsterdam Dance Event on October 20-21, 2022.

IAEL used to hold its Summit and Annual Meeting at MIDEM in Cannes, recalled Jeff Liebenson, President of the IAEL, but since the closure of the event, and with the effects of the Covid pandemic, IAEL no longer had a residency.

IAEL's Jeff Liebenson

“For 45 years, entertainment lawyers from key international music m...

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