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Quotes of the week — Week 20, 2023

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"The building blocks of music belong to us, to human beings. That's going to be a battle we all have to fight in the next couple of years: Defending our human capital against AI."By British singer and songwriter Sting, talking about AI and music to the BBC after receiving an Ivor Academy Fellow, joining an exclusive club of only 27 other fellow songwriters.

“[The UK government] is less committed to basic property rights than the Chinese Communist Party."By Universal Music Grou...

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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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Round Hill Music reports a 91% growth in its combined Net Publisher’s Share and Net Label Share to $10.1 million in Q1 2023

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Music assets management company Round Hill Music has disclosed that in the three months to 31 March 2023, its combined Net Publisher’s Share and Net Label Share was $10.1 million, up 91% on the first quarter of 2022 ($5.3m).

The company's portfolio of catalogues — valued at $602.6m at the end of 2022 — contains songs by artists such as Alice In Chains, Bush, Celine Dion, Carrie Underwood, The Supremes, Wilson Pickett and Whitesnake.

Josh Gruss, CEO of Round Hill Music LP, commented: “The...

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AIMP announces speakers’ line-up for the Global Music Publishing Summit

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US rapper and producer Doug E. Fresh and David Porter, a Stax Records songwriter and producer and CEO & Co-Founder of Made in Memphis Entertainment (MIME) will be part of a keynote conversation moderated by Rosie Lopez, Co-Founder & CEO of Opus Music Group, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip-Hop during the Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP)'s Global Music Publishing Summit.

The annual event will be taking place on June 13 at the 3 West Club in New York City. The...

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Sony Music Publishing UK has promoted Andrew Spence to General Counsel

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Sony Music Publishing UK has promoted Andrew Spence to the position of General Counsel. In his elevated role, Spence will oversee business and legal affairs strategies and initiatives on behalf of SMP UK and its roster.

He will also provide guidance and counsel on its legal and operational matters. Based in London, Spence will continue to report to President, Co-Managing Director, UK, & SVP International David Ventura and UK Co-Managing Director Tim Major.

Sony Music Publishing's And...

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