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GEMA CEO Tobias Holzmüller tells members to brace for a world without ‘protected markets and monopolistic privileges’

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During his first annual general meeting as CEO of GEMA, Tobias Holzmüller invited the members and affiliates of the German music rights society to embrace change and prepare for the local and international challenges of the times.

"Protected markets and monopolistic privileges can no longer be taken for granted," said Holzmüller during his speech. "Global competition for rights holders and for repertoire is shaping our actions."

GEMA's general assembly in Berlin

Holzmüller warned that a...

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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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Copyright Licensing New Zealand appointed as the agency for the Artist Resale Right

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Copyright Licensing New Zealand (CLNZ) has been appointed by the government of New Zealand as the entity to to collect, manage and distribute royalties from the Artist Resale Royalty Scheme, voted by the Parliament in august 2023. The Scheme is expected to be operational on December 1, 2024.

The ARR Scheme — which is expected to generate up to NZ$700,000 (approx. €400,000) in yearly royalties for visual artists — was introduced as part of the requirements linked to the free trade agreements ...

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ADAMI warns about the potential impact on creators if extreme right parties win the French Parliamentary elections

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French neighbouring rights society for performers ADAMI said it will remain "vigilant to defend the interests and rights of performing artists" in the context of the snap Parliamentary elections decided by President Emmanuel Macron following European elections that saw far right parties with nearly 40% of the votes.

ADAMI said in a statement that the dissolution of the National Assembly and the June 30-July 7 elections (French elections are in two rounds) could give the far right party Rass...

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Kenya Grace assigns to PPL the global collection of neighbouring rights royalties

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British performer and songwriter Kenya Grace has signed a representation agreement with UK music licensing company PPL for the collection of her international neighbouring rights royalties.

PPL will collect royalties on Grace's behalf for the use of her music on radio, TV and in public spaces around the world. PPL providers performers access to a team of over 200 professionals, data processing technology, and a network of over 110 agreements with collective management organisations (CMOs) i...

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