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Main Stories — Week 20, 2022

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This is a list of the main stories published in the past week by Creative Industries News.

CONTENTS — ISSUE 319

LEAD STORIES
European Commission urges EU countries to transpose ‘without further delays’ two Directives dealing with copyright
European Commission refers five EU states to the CJEU for failing to transpose the Audiovisual Media Services Directive
France’s creative sector welcomes the appointment of Rima Abdul-Malak as the new Minister of Culture
BREIN shuts down Dutch platform offering illegal subscriptions to IPTV services
Delhi High Court appoints expert to assist in the issue of fair use and fair dealing of sound recordings in weddings
SACEM taps Julien Dumon as Director of Development, Phono and Digital and CEO of newly created subsidiary URights
Tuned Global partners with Reactional Music to deliver a worldwide rights-cleared music catalogue to gamers
IFPI is developing streaming-based music charts in the Middle East and North Africa
Vivendi names new management board and executive committee
Metaverse UGC platform BUD raises $36.8m in Series B funding round
Global SVoD subscriptions to reach 1.69 billion by 2027, adding 485 million users

BRIEF NEWS
– Kevin Brennan MP has been elected as the new Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Music
– Thirteen film production companies have filed a civil lawsuit with the Tokyo District Court against three individuals
– Swiss rights society SSA-Société Suisse des Auteurs has reported revenues down 12.74% in 2021 to CHF 20.8 million
– Coca-Cola has partnered with Universal Music Group to launch on a global stage Coke Studio
– The inaugural Ousmane Sow Resale Right Award was handed to Senegalese artist Abdoulaye Ka
– Lucian Grainge will deliver a keynote conversation at the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA)’s Annual Meeting
– The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is introducing two new awards focused on A2IM’s advocacy on Capitol Hill 
– TikTok is testing mini-games on the app in Vietnam

DEALS
– Reservoir Media has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Phil Manzanera
– Big Machine Label Group has signed Mackenzie Carpenter to a recording deal with The Valory Music Co. imprint
– Hyperion Records has signed a logistics and supply chain deal with Proper Music Group
– Reservoir Media has signed a worldwide publishing deal with writer-producer Zachary Manno
– peermusic UK has signed Brian Higgins to an exclusive global music publishing agreement
– BDi Music has signed singer and songwriter Ellysse Mason to an exclusive worldwide publishing deal
– Big Machine Label Group and Danielle Bradbery have extended their long-time partnership

IN THE NEWS
– Helen Sachdev appointed Chair of PPL PRS Ltd
– Zach Katz named President and Chief Operating Officer of esports and entertainment platform FaZe Clan
– Kevin Foo has been appointed Managing Director of Sony Music‘s new label RCA Records Greater China
– Epic Rights’ SVP Global Licensing​ ​Lisa Streff​ will also handle Bravado’s licensing roster
– Warner Music Canada has named Julia Hummel as VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development
– Mike Van has been appointed President of music trade magazine Billboard
– Caitlin Haurie has been appointed as Position Music’s new Senior Director, Creative Synch, Ads & Brands

INTERVIEWS

In case you missed it, Creative Industries News published recent Q&As with:
– Bruno Guez (Revelator)
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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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.

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

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