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Primary Wave acquires the Regent Music and Jewel Music publishing catalogues

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Primary Wave Music has acquired all rights of Regent Music Corporation and Jewel Music Publishing Co, the publishing catalogues founded by Gene Goodman and his late brother, Harry, during the Brill Building heydays.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed, except to say that these were "multimillion-dollar acquisitions." Primary Wave said the deal brings "some of the most recognisable songs in the history of music, including perennial instrumentals such as surf classic 'Pipeline', works ...

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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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Sony Music Entertainment promotes Angela Lopes to SVP, Strategy and Investments

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Sony Music Entertainment (SME) has promoted Angela Lopes to Senior Vice President, Strategy and Investments. Based in New York, she reports to Kevin Kelleher, Chief Operating Officer and Dennis Kooker, President, Global Digital Business.

The company said the promotion was part of plans to combine its corporate and digital investments, M&A and strategic planning teams. Lopes served most recently as SME's Senior Vice President of Digital Strategy & Investments

Kelleher said, “A...

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Ralph W. Peer appointed Managing Director of peermusic’s Australian operations

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Ralph W. Peer has been named Managing Director of peermusic Australia. In his new role, he will be expanding his activities to oversee creative and administrative operations for the independent music company in the Australasia region.

peermusic said the appointment marks "an increased focus by the global publishing firm in the region." Based in Sydney, he reports jointly to Kathy Spanberger, peermusic’s President of the region, and to Bill Gorjance, peermusic’s worldwide Chief Financial Offi...

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The UK’s PPL distributed £14.7 million in international royalties in Q3 2022

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British neighbouring rights society PPL has paid £14.7 million (€16.86) as part of its Q3 2022 distribution of international revenue to more than 33,000 performers and recording rights holders, either as direct members of PPL or indirectly through other collective management organisations (CMOs).

PPL said the quarter’s total is made up of international revenues collected from 73 CMOs around the world, with "significant payments" from CMOs in Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherl...

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