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Music rights marketplace Bolero acquires the publishing rights of Belgian rapper and producer Le Motif with plans to re-sell them

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Paris-based music rights marketplace Bolero has acquired the music publishing rights to the catalogue of songs from Belgian rapper, songwriter and producer Le Motif. In turn, Le Motif — real name Olivier Lesnicki — will become a shareholder in Bolero. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.

Bolero will now be the owner of Le Motif's publishing catalogue, which includes some 400 songs from 2017 and 2023, performed by 150 artists. "We are talking exclusively about publishing rights h...

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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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Position Music acquires selected publishing works of French artist Gesaffelstein

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Independent music company Position Music has acquired a portion of the publishing catalogue of French artist, DJ and producer Gesaffelstein, a.k.a. Mike Levy. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Gesaffelstein retains his future royalties and is currently signed to Sony Music Publishing and Columbia Records. In the agreement, Position Music will own and administer the publishing rights of Gesaffelstein's catalogue prior to his Sony Music Publishing deal, giving Position Music publishing rig...

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Kings of Convenience sign with p.r.o. agency for their global neighbouring rights

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German neighbouring rights management agency p.r.o. agency has signed Norwegian duo Kings of Convenience — Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe — to a representation agreement for their neighbouring rights, The deal also includes Øye's neighbouring rights as a solo artist.

Erlend Øye and Eirik Glambek Bøe commented: "We are very pleased to be part of p.r.o. agency and to work with their team." p.r.o. agency will now collect on behalf of the band royalties from the use of their sound recordings b...

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France’s live music organisation PRODISS expands and becomes Ekhoscenes

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French live music organisation PRODISS has changed its name to Ekhoscenes at the start of the year and unveiled a new structure, following the merger of PRODISS with two other organisations representing companies active in the live sector — SNDTP, the national union of private theaters and CAMULC, the union of cabarets and music halls.

The new organisation expands PRODISS' scope to include private theaters and cabarets and "strengthens its position as the leading professional organisation fo...

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