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Main stories — Week 1, 2023

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Here’s a list of the main stories published by Creative Industries News in the past week:

LEAD STORY
> Copyright Royalty Board adopts Phonorecords IV settlement setting mechanical rates at 15,35% over five years

COPYRIGHT & REGULATION
European Commission finds Meta distorted competition for online classified ads
US Copyright Office makes recommendations on voluntary and standard technical measures (STMs)
France’s highest administrative court annuls the agreement on private copying rates applicable to refurbished devices
Reps. Judy Chu and Kelly Armstrong introduce the SMART Act Copyright Act of 2023 in the House of Representatives
The UK’s IPO warns about accessing video streaming services without subscription
US Copyright Office and USPTO set a new Feb. 3 deadline for submissions on NFTs

LITIGATION
Photographer Stephanie Campbell files $34m copyright infringement lawsuit against Gannett Media Corp.

CMOs & LICENSING
WIPO releases the third edition of the report on ‘Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights’
Canada’s SOCAN transfers its visual arts and crafts business to COVA-DAAV
WGA West collected $16.2 million in foreign royalties during fiscal year 2022

DATA
DDEX releases the new version of the Electronic Release Notification standard

CREATIVE INDUSTRIES
UK recorded music consumption up 4.3% to 166.1m albums or equivalent in 2022
France’s movie theaters enjoyed a 59.2% rise in attendance in 2022 to 152 million
Reservoir will bring De La Soul’s repertoire to music streaming services on March 3
ARCOM nominates Sibyle Veil for another five-year term as President of Radio France
France’s Centre National de la Musique adopts €137m budget for 2023

DIGITAL ECONOMY
Sound Royalties reports a 90% growth in business volume during 2022
Audio Up closes Series C funding round valuing the start-up at $150 million
Warner Music Group partners with digital fashion retailer DRESSX
Music video platform XITE rolls out 21 linear music video channels on Amazon Freevee

DEALS
– Hipgnosis to buy Justin Bieber’s publishing and recorded catalogues — Report
– Record63’s Jay Addison partners with Preach Records and INgrooves

IN THE NEWS
 Live Nation renews President/CFO Joe Berchtold’s contract for another five years
– AIMP elects new Presidents in Los Angeles and Nashville and establishes new chapter in Atlanta led by Tony D. Alexander
– Copyright Alliance appoints Todd Dupler and Jeff Sedlik as At-Large Board Members
– 88rising taps Sameen Singh as Chief Strategy Officer & Chief Digital Officer
– Veteran music publisher and broadcaster Charlie Monk dies in Nashville aged 84
– LyricFind promotes Roy Hennig to SVP of Sales and Nik McLeod to VP of Publishing
– Music publisher Stanley Mills dies aged 91
– Adam Williams named Chief Executive of the UK’s Intellectual Property Office
– New Year’s Honour List recognises Blue Raincoat’s Robin Millar, PPL’s Peter Leathem and BPI’s Geoff Taylor and YolanDa Brown

VIEWPOINT
> David Lowery: ‘Why windowing releases works for me’

INTERVIEWS
In case you missed it, Creative Industries News published recent Q&As with:
– Robert Singerman (LyricFind/BELEM project)
– 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:
– Chola Makgamathe (SAMRO): South Africa needs a comprehensive, multifaceted strategy to curb the economic impact of piracy
– 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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Sofi Tukker extends global music publishing admin deal with Third Side Music

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Electro pop duo Sofi Tukker has extended its exclusive, worldwide music publishing administration deal with Canadian independent music publisher Third Side Music (TSM).

"Third Side are really like family to us. Signing with them has been one of the best decisions we've made in our career, so it was an easy decision to do it again!” said Sofi Tukker, a Florida-based duo consisting of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern.

Their 2022 album 'Wet Tennis' has accumulated over 90 milli...

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peermusic UK and Max Music Publishing sign The Reytons to a global publishing deal

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peermusic UK has signed British indie band The Reytons to an exclusive, global music publishing deal via a joint venture with Max Music Publishing.

The deal was announced by Nigel Elderton, President, Europe & Managing Director, peermusic UK; Mike Sault, Head of A&R, peermusic UK; Dylan Myerscough-Harris, A&R Manager, peermusic UK; and Max Odell, CEO, Max Music Publishing.

“I am delighted to see a great independent band, on an indie label and published by an independent publi...

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Thomas Coesfeld to replace Hartwig Masuch as CEO of BMG in 2024

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German entertainment and media group Bertelsmann has picked Thomas Coesfeld to succeed Hartwig Masuch as CEO of music division BMG, effective January 1, 2024. Coesfeld has served as CFO of BMG since April 2021.

The change in leadership is part of "a long-term succession plan," according to Bertelsmann. Masuch will remain associated with Bertelsmann in an advisory capacity. Thomas Coesfeld will also take a seat on the Bertelsmann Group Management Committee (GMC), which advises the Group Execu...

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