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SoundExchange launches new division named SX Works Global Publisher Services

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Music rights society SoundExchange has unified its existing publisher services offering into an integrated global publisher services administration and licensing division named SX Works Global Publisher Services (SX Works).

SX Works will "focus on launching new solutions built to support the global music publisher and self-published songwriter communities." In an initial phase, SX Works will focus on the US and Canada.

Paul Shaver, President of the Canadian Musical Reproduction Rights A...

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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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Your Music Your Future Int’l campaign against buyouts gets German adaptation

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The global education campaign against buyouts, Your Music Your Future International (YMYFI), has launched in German, with information helping composers better understand their options when faced with buyout offers by users of their works.

The new German site has gone live in June 2022, and is the product of a collaboration between German music rights society GEMA and CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. It provides in-depth information about buyouts —...

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SoundExchange files a lawsuit against Slacker for failing to pay statutory royalties

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US music rights society SoundExchange has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Central District of California against digital media company Slacker, Inc. and its parent company LiveOne, Inc. "to recover unpaid royalties owed to performers and rights owners."

SoundExchange said Slacker operates under the statutory license for the use of sound recordings on digital radio but the service stopped paying statutory royalties in 2017.

"SoundExchange has been in negotiations wi...

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Anne Bouvier re-elected President of the board of France’s society ADAMI

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Actress and director Anne Bouvier has been re-elected President of the Board of ADAMI, the French neighbouring rights society for performers, for a three-year term.

One third of the members of the Board were renewed by the annual general meeting held June 20, 2022, which elected the seven directors who will be members of ADAMI executive committee.

“I am very honored that the Board of Directors has renewed its confidence in me," said Bouvier. "After having concluded a framework agreement ...

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