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Utopia Music to rebrand as Proper Group

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In the latest installment of the Utopia Music saga, the management of the Switzerland-based music company will propose to the company's shareholders to rebrand as Proper Group AG, according to a report from Billboard,

Proper Music Group is the largest British distribution and services company. It was acquired by Utopia in January 2022. The change of name reflects the importance of the distribution company in the Utopia network of companies. Proper services nearly 6,000 indie labels.

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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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Italy’s Artisti 7607 takes Netflix to court over performers’ remuneration

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Artisti 7607, the Italian not-for-profit collecting society has sued Netflix in a Rome civil court to obtain "adequate and proportionate" remuneration that the video streaming service is required to pay by law.

The society claims that for the past eight years, it has been negotiating with Netflix to obtain the data necessary to determine the compensation due to artists, as required by European and national legislation. Due to failure from Netflix to provide data, Artisti 7607 said it had no ...

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Warner Chappell Music signs singer and songwriter Maeta to a global publishing deal

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Warner Chappell Music (WCM) has signed an exclusive global publishing deal with up-and-coming R&B singer andsongwriter Maeta.

Maeta released last year her debut album, 'When I Hear Your Name', which included the breakout single 'Through The Night' ft. Free Nationals. Maeta has also collaborated with artists, such as SZA, Ty Dolla $ign, Demi Lovato, Kehlani, Lucky Daye, and KAYTRANADA.

Maeta said: “I’m so honored to have my first publishing deal with Warner Chappell. They are so hands...

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Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment sign singer-songwriter Noah Hicks

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Nashville Harbor Records & Entertainment, part of Big Machine Label Group, has signed singer-songwriter Noah Hicks to a recording deal, through a joint venture with Red Creative Records.

Raised on a chicken farm in Carrollton, GA, Hicks moved to Nashville in 2020 and with RED Creative Group. He has collaborated with artists like Rhett Akins, Ashley Cooke, Travis Denning and Jon Langston.

“Noah is a live wire! He lights up every room with his energy and southern charm, as well...

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