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Warner Chappell Music seals partnership with web3 entertainment incubator Defient to develop blockchain-powered projects

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Warner Chappell Music, the music publishing division of Warner Music Group, has entered into an agreement with Defient, a web3 entertainment incubator for the next generation of creativity, covering blockchain projects, among others.

WCM said it was "a first-of-its-kind" partnership that will "empower WCM’s songwriters and producers to explore new opportunities and unlock more value by engaging the web3 space and leveraging blockchain technology."

Warner Chappell and Defient’s first proj...

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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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Golnar Khosrowshahi, David Israelite and Mike O’Neil will deliver keynotes at IMPF’s Global Music Summit in Palma

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Golnar Khosrowshahi, Founder & CEO, Reservoir Media; David Israelite. President & CEO of the National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) and Mike O’Neill, President & CEO of US music rights society BMI have been confirmed as keynote speakers for the IMPF Global Music Summit, organised by the Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF) in Palma October 1-4.

Co-funded by the EU’s Creative Europe programme, the IMPF Global Music Summit Palma will take place for the thi...

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AEPO-ARTIS outlines key priorities for the Hungarian Presidency of the EU

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AEPO-ARTIS — the organisation representing 39 European performers' collective management organisations from 29 different countries — has urged the Hungarian Presidency of the European Union to focus on "strengthening cultural participation and the role of culture in society" as priorities of the European Work Plan forCulture 2023-2026.

In a letter to Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, who acts as President of the Council for the European Union for the six months ending December 31, 2024...

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Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and BMG seal a strategic partnership

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Montréal-based Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and Bertelsmann-owned music company BMG have announced a new strategic partnership to manage Cirque du Soleil’s music catalogue and "explore a range of music-oriented collaborative initiatives."

Under the agreement, BMG will now serve as the record label home for Cirque du Soleil’s catalogue of original scores, soundtracks, and new album releases, as well as the music publishing home administering its compositions. In addition, the two part...

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