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Germany’s e-books market posted strong growth during the first half of 2021

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The German market for e-books has experienced a boom in the first half of 2021, with an 8.3% jump in units sold to 20.3 million copies from 18.8 million for the same period of 2020, according to statistics from German book industry trade organisation Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels.

Sales in value of e-books on the consumer book market increased by 9.6% from January to June 2021 compared to the same period of the previous year. The bulk of the growth took place almost exclusively in ...

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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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peermusic acquires Corey Hart’s music publishing catalogue of over 200 songs

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peermusic has acquired the music publishing catalogue of Canadian artist and songwriter Corey Hart. The new acquisition deal encompasses the publishing copyrights for Hart’s entire music catalogue consisting of over 200 songs. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

In addition, peermusic will also now represent Corey Hart for the global collection of his neighbouring rights via its peermusic neighbouring rights division. peermusic had previously established an administration deal with Hart in...

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AEPO-ARTIS takes the fight for fair remuneration for performers to WIPO

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European performers' organisation AEPO-ARTIS participated in the 43rd Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), held in Geneva on March 13- 17.

Creative Industries News publishes here the report from the AEPO-ARTIS delegation. The opinions expressed in this article are those from AEPO-ARTIS.

WIPO keeps the unfair remuneration of performers in the digital environment on its agenda. Last week, from March 13th to 17...

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IDOL’s Labelcamp signs deal to manage Republic of Music’s digital supply chain

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Independent sales, marketing and distribution company Republic of Music has signed a digital supply agreement with distribution management platform Labelcamp.

The partnership will see Labelcamp managing Republic of Music and its label partners' digital supply chain. They will also benefit from advanced analytics dashboards through Labelcamp’s white label platform.

The two companies said the partnership "will help Republic of Music further empower its growing family of labels with state-o...

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