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Lawyers analyse the recent ruling that gave Ed Sheeran a win in the ‘Shape Of You’ case

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British songwriter and performer Ed Sheeran, alongside his collaborators Johnny McDaid and Steve McCutcheon (known as Steve Mac), and their publishing companies (Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Rokstone Music Ltd, and Polar Patrol Music Ltd), have expressed their relief and their delight after a High Court in London gave them a win in the copyright infringement case related to the song 'Shape Of You'.

For many IP and litigation lawyers, the news also came as a good reminder that infringement 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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Thomas Jamois appointed Managing Director of Wise Music France

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British independent music company Wise Music Group has appointment of Thomas Jamois as Managing Director of Wise Music France. 

Jamois will be responsible for managing all office staff and the French publishing houses, including Première Music, Éditions Alphonse Leduc, Campbell Connelly, Les Editions Transatlantiques, Bleu Blanc Rouge, Choudens, Le Chant du Monde and Musique des Anges.

He joins Wise Music Group from Velvetica Music, an independent Film and TV music publishing and ...

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Warner Music Group promotes Erica Bellarosa to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Atlantic Records

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Music attorney Erica Bellarosa has been promoted to Head of Business Affairs and General Counsel for Warner Music Group's imprint Atlantic Records.

In her new role, Bellarosa will head up the company’s Business & Legal Affairs and Contract Administration departments. Based at Atlantic’s New York headquarters, she reports to Atlantic Music Group Chairman & CEO Julie Greenwald and Atlantic Records Chairman & CEO Craig Kallman. Bellarosa joined Atlantic 18 years ago as Associate D...

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International Music Council, New Internet Media and SKAP launch the Fair Music Project for a new music streaming model

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The International Music Council (IMC) in partnership with New Internet Media and the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (SKAP) have launched the Fair Music Project with the goal to "offer a concrete and improved compensation model" for music streaming.

To kickstart the process, the promoters of the initiative will organise a series of consultations, coordinated by SKAP, with all relevant stakeholders with the aim of "collecting feedback from all those who are part of the ...

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