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Italy’s competition authority AGCM orders Meta to resume negotiations with SIAE

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Italy's antitrust authority  Autorità Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM) has issued a series of interim measures against Meta Platforms in the conflict between the tech company and Italian rights society SIAE, including an order to resume negotiations on licensing fees with for the use of Italian repertoire on Meta's platforms — Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp.

The decision follows a breakdown in the negotiations between the two parties in March, after SIAE refused to accept t...

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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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Music Nation Copyrights Management and BMI partner to set up a music licensing and royalty distribution business in the UAE

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UAE-based music rights management organisation Music Nation Copyrights Management is partnering with US for-profit music rights society BMI to establish "a world-class music licensing and royalty distribution infrastructure based in the UAE."

The two partners said the new endeavor will "protect the rights of music creators and compensate them for the public performances of their work, while also helping to develop and nurture the next generation of songwriters and composers within the region...

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SABAM’s 2022 collections were up 23% to €163.1m with live music still recovering

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Brussels-based multi-repertoire rights society SABAM has distributed €115.1 million in 2022 to authors, composers and publishers, up +6% compares to the previous year. During the year, revenues grew 23% to €163.1m, thanks to strong gains in online rights and streaming, while the live sector still lags behind pre-Covid levels.

In 2022, creators received a remuneration similar to that of 2019. "In 2022, we took an important step to get our members' revenues back on track. Although the live sec...

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SCAPR members collected €875 million in 2022, up 9.3% compared to 2021

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Members of SCAPR, the organisations representing neighbouring rights societies for performers, have collected in 2022 an estimated €875 million, up 9.3% compared to 2021’s collections, according to figures disclosed by SCAPR's Laura Canjura, during the 48th General Assembly or the organisation held in London May 16-18.

In 2022, SCAPR members have exchanged a total of €178m, helped by the 764 agreements in place between members. A full stack of figures will be published later this year. "We ...

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