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Main Stories — Week 18, 2022

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Below are links to the main stories published this week by Creative Industries News:

LEAD STORIES

NMPA/NSAI and record labels file new motion with the CRB calling for an increase in mechanical rates on physical and downloads from 9.1c to 12c per track
Songwriters Guild of America’s Rick Carnes explains why SGA has not joined in support of the new settlement (while agreeing on its principles)
BMG ‘regrets’ not supporting earlier songwriters asking for higher mechanical rates for physical and downloads
ECSA welcomes new settlement between US publishers and majors on mechanical rights
> Analysis: Time has come to change the US rate setting system for mechanical royalties
MCPS distributed to members £181.7m in 2021, a 15% increase year-on-year
Online beats marketplace Beatopia launches with subscription model
SoundCloud acquires AI-powered music tagging company Musiio
Believe hails ‘very dynamic’ Q1 with revenues up 30.9%
AR and VR are entering the mainstream with millions of users using devices in 2022
Eastern Europe will count an estimated 43m subscribers to SVoD services by 2027

BRIEF NEWS

– Taiwan’s Legislative Yuan. has voted amendments to the Patent Act, the Copyright Act and the Trademark Act
– Netflix has been sued in California by a Texas-based investment trust
– Italy’s SCF has distributed €54.9 million in 2021
– SoundExchange has sealed a data partnership with VEVA Sound
– Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has acquired Ringgold
– Universal Music Group has posted revenue of €2.19 billion during the first quarter of 2022
– Live Nation, the world’s largest live music company, has delivered strong results for the first quarter of 2022
– The Copyright Alliance has added the Artist Rights Alliance (ARA) as its newest member
– The Independent Music Publishers’ International Forum (IMPF) is organising a global meeting of music publishers in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in Oct. 9-12, 2022
– Qobuz has launched in six new countries, five in Latin America and one in Europe
– Music and entertainment marketing platform Linkfire has signed a new marketing and affiliate agreement with Amazon Music
– Spotify has entered the world of Roblox with the introduction of Spotify Island

DEALS

– Reservoir Media has signed producer and songwriter Dan Nakamura, known as Dan the Automator, to a worldwide publishing deal
– Paris-listed music company Believe has signed a new label partnership with German DJ Steffen Harning
– PULSE Music Group has signed a creative music publishing joint venture with songwriter, producer and rapper Tommy Brown
– Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed Dave Bayley to an exclusive, global publishing agreement
– Warner Chappell Music has extended its publishing deal with producer, performer and songwriter Chrishan
– Kobalt has signed US rapper $NOT to a global publishing administration deal

IN THE NEWS

– BMG has renewed its two US repertoire leads: Thomas Scherer as President, Repertoire & Marketing, Los Angeles and New York; an Jon Loba continues as President of BMG Nashville
– Riot Games has appointed Maria Egan as Global Head of Music & Events
– Gernot Graninger, CEO of Austrian authors’ societies AKM and Austro-Mechana, has been elected as the President of GESAC
Laura Lukanz has been appointed Head of Music Industry, UK, Australia & New Zealand, at Amazon Music
– BMG has appointed Sarah Mitchell to run its UK-based neighbouring rights division
– PRS for Music has appointed Rupinder Virdee as Head of PR, Marketing & Digital for the British music rights society
– Barry Scannell, Director of Legal Affairs & Regulatory Compliance at IMRO, has joined law firm William Fry as consultant

OPINION

Jonathan Reichman and Jeremy King (Hunton Andrews Kurth): ‘Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith is an opportunity for US Supreme Court to clarify fair use’

INTERVIEWS

Bruno Guez (Revelator): ‘NFTs will become a commodity so we expect to see more platforms using them as utilities’

In case you missed it, Creative Industries News published recent Q&As with:

Andrea C Martin (PRS for Music)
Cécile Rap-Veber (SACEM)
Molly Neuman (Songtrust)
Jordi Puy (Unison)
Olivier Chastan (Iconoclast)
Ken Umezaki (Verifi)
Spek (PopArabia)

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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