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BMI petitions New York court to prevent having a single rate-setting proceeding

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US music rights society Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) has filed a petition with the Federal District Court in the Southern District of New York to block an attempt from the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) — which negotiates music licensing deals on behalf of US broadcasters — to have the rate-setting process combined into one single proceeding under the same judge for both BMI and ASCAP.

BMI petition is a direct response to the RMLC's petition with the federal court in New York, asking fo...

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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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PRS for Music collected £1.08bn and distributed £943.6m in royalties in 2023

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PRS for Music has described 2023 as "a landmark year" following the British music rights society's report that it collected a record £1.08 billion (€1.27bn) in royalties in 2023, up 12% compared to 2022, and distributed £943.6m (€1.11bn) to its songwriters, composers and music publishers members.

In 2023, PRS has made the highest distribution in the society's history with total royalty distributions increasing by 12.8% (or £107.4m), on the previous year. Distributions were also up over £266...

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South Korea’s KOMCA prepares to host CISAC’s May 30 General Assembly

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CEOs, creators and staff from more than 72 societies and collective management organisations from around the world will gather on May 30 in Seoul for the General Assembly of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.

The meeting is hosted by South Korea's music authors’ society Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) and coincides with the 60th anniversary celebrations of KOMCA, which holds a seat on the CISAC Board.

“I’m delighted that this year’s...

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CISAC launches new advocacy podcast series — CISAC Creators Conversations

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CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, has launched a new educational podcast, CISAC Creators Conversations, as a way to "strengthen and support CISAC’s advocacy work around the world."

The first episode of the podcast is a conversation between CISAC’s Director of Creators Anna Neale, with UK-based songwriters who write for the K-pop market, coinciding with the May 30 CISAC General Assembly in Seoul, hosted by music society KOMCA.

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