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US court finds Slacker failed to pay $9.7 million in royalties to SoundExchange

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The United States District Court for the Central District of California has ruled that digital media company Slacker, and its parent company LiveOne, had failed to pay $9.7 million in music royalties to neighbouring rights society SoundExchange.

SoundExchange sued Slacker and LiveOne to recover unpaid royalties owed to performers and rights holders. The Washington, DC-based organisation claimed that Slacker had stopped paying royalties since 2017. The court found, in a consent judgement, in ...

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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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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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