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Main stories — Week 31, 2022

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These are the top stories published this week by Creative Industries News.

LEAD STORIES
BMI no longer considering plans to sell the music rights society
French Constitutional Council validates the law suppressing the TV license
US Rep. Rashida Tlaib introduces a motion in the House to establish a new royalty programme for music on streaming services
Philippines Supreme Court affirms the right of FILSCAP to collect royalties for the public performances of music works
Over 20 organisations file an amicus brief opposing Internet Archive’s programme of digitising and lending books
Karl Vestli named CEO of Norway’s TONO
APRA-AMCOS will use Audoo’s technology to track public performances of music in Australia and New Zealand
AIM CEO Paul Pacifico will step down at the end of 2022 after six years in the job
Warner Bros. Discovery and Paramount Global sell 75% of The CW to Nexstar
Disney+ added 14.4 million subscribers in Q2 2022 for a global total of 152.2 million
US teens favour TikTok, Instagram and Snapchat instead of Facebook and Twitter

BRIEF NEWS
– Vietnam authorities concerned by the increasing levels of online piracy
– Soundstripe launches app allowing creators to license and sync music on the go
– UK record labels spent £494.8 million in 2021 to support artists’ careers — BPI
– Deezer to roll out a new partnership in Germany with broadcaster RTL
– Sony Music Publishing opens office in Lagos with Godwin Tom as Managing Director
– Spotify and Samsung renew and expand their partnership 
– Tencent Music Entertainment’s revenues and profits were down in Q2 2022

DEALS
– Swedish House Mafia’s Steve Angello taps PPL to administer his neighbouring rights
– Reservoir Media has signed writer and producer Nick Lee to a new global publishing deal
– ROBA Music Publishing and AP Music Royalties Fund have acquired the catalogues German Publisher GERIG Music Publishing
– Sentric’s Black Rock will administer Adesso Music’s new publishing operation
– GoDigital Media Group, in partnership with MEP Capital, has acquired NGL Collective
– Universal Production Music launches label with film composer Harry Gregson-Williams

IN THE NEWS
– Monti Olson named President of Litmus Music in charge of acquisitions
– Exceleration Music has named Jennifer Newman Sharpe as its Head of Legal & Business Affairs and General Counsel
– Holly Zabka promoted to President of Sony Music’s Provident Entertainment
– Megan Joyce joins Big Machine Label Group as SVP Business and Legal Affairs
– Feed Media Group has named technology executive Roxy Kellogg Vice President of Product
– Verve Label Group promotes Jamie Krents and Dawn Olejar
– Valeisha Butterfield Jones is leaving the Recording Academy to join to Google
– Gilad Woltsovitch has joined Revelator as Web3 Experience Lead
– Position Music beefs up its A&R team with the arrival of Samantha Sklar

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)
– Paul Pacifico (AIM)
Spek (PopArabia)
– Merk Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis) (Part 1)
– Merk Mercuriadis (Hipgnosis) (Part 2)

OPINION
In case you missed it, Creative Industries News published recent opinion pieces from:
– Susan Cotchin (Good Neighbour Rights): ‘Australia’s decision to limit the application of Art. 15 of WIPO’s WPPT has impacted Australian artists in a big way’
– Helen Smith (IMPALA): ‘We don’t believe equitable remuneration is equitable at all’
– Jonathan Reichman and Jeremy King (Hunton Andrews Kurth): ‘Warhol Foundation v. Goldsmith is an opportunity for US Supreme Court to clarify fair use’
– Kevin Casini: ‘Stakeholders need to take a long-term view with the Copyright Royalty Board’s rate-setting proceedings’
– Barry Scannell (IMRO): ‘Royalty-based NFTs have limited fungibility’

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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Markus Holzherr named Chief Business Officer at Warner Music Central Europe

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Markus Holzherr has been appointed as the Chief Business Officer of Warner Music Central Europe. Based in Hamburg, he reports to Doreen Schimk and Fabian Drebes, Co-Presidents of Warner Music Central Europe.

In his new role, Holzherr will be responsible for the Finance, New Business, Research & Analytics and Legal departments. WMG said the newly created position of Chief Business Officer "underlines the vision of the WM Central Europe team to think strategically and holistically about a...

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Utopia Music reorganises and bids farewell to current CEO Markku Mäkeläinen

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Utopia Music has announced a raft of leadership changes — including the departure of CEO Markku Mäkeläinen — amid a reorganisation that will see the Swiss-based music company split into two entities, Music Services and Royalty Platform

The company said the new structure is "aimed at refocusing on its core," in order to "drive sustainable growth and deliver ‘Fair Pay for Every Play’."

Utopia's Markku Mäkeläinen

"The new management team — all promoted from within the company — will lever...

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Rob Gross joins marketing agency The Syndicate as SVP, Label Services

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Entertainment marketing agency The Syndicate has hired music industry veteran Rob Gross as SVP, Label Services. Based in Los Angeles, Gross reports to Jon Landman, Partner and CEO of The Syndicate, and to the other partners — Tracey Zucatti, Chris Elles and Graham Rothenberg.

In the newly created role, Gross will offer "full-scale project management for album releases and sales for all pillars of the company’s services in radio, marketing, and PR." As part of the agreement, Gross Rob will be...

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