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ACT elects new Board as Sky’s Cécile Frot-Coutaz is reappointed as President; Niklas Lagergren joins as Advisor

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The Members of the Association of Commercial Television and Video on Demand Services in Europe (ACT) have elected a new ACT Board at the Annual General Assembly that took place in Brussels on 19 June 2024.

The new Board Members, elected for a period of two years, are: Carolina Lorenzon (Mediaset S.p.A.) as Chair of the Board; Christophe Roy (CANAL+); Joanna O'Sullivan (ITV plc); Claus Grewenig (RTL Group); Jean-Baptiste Amilhat (Sky plc); Marie Marzin (TF1 Group); Mélanie Amilhat (Paramount...

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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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Muse Group strengthens leadership team

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Muse Group has appointed three executives to its leadership team. Debbie Diekelman as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Sven Ahrens as Chief Growth Officer (CGO), and Mohammed "Mo" Chahdi as Chief Operating Officer (COO).

The new executives — who report to Eugeny Naidenov, CEO of Muse Group — will "drive forward Muse Group’s vision to provide unparalleled access to the best content and resources to music makers worldwide."

"Sven, Mo and Debbie bring deep and diverse experience to our senio...

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Listed music companies’ market cap up 2.4% to $217.5bn in Q2 2024 — report

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Music industry listed companies had a combined market capitalisation of $217.5 billion at the end of June 2024, up 2.4% compared with $212.4bn at the start of April and up 11.9% compared to $194.2bn at the beginning of the year, according to the Omdia's Music Industry Sharewatch, 2Q24. The combined market cap of the 28 companies tracked by Omdia ended June at $217.5bn.

According to Omdia's report, Spotify overtook Universal Music Group (UMG) as the biggest music industry company in market c...

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs global publishing deal with Jerskin Fendrix

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Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has signed British composer and musician Jerskin Fendrix to an exclusive global publishing agreement, through the company’s Classics & Screen division.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos first discovered Fendrix through his debut solo album 'Winterreise', which led him to commissioned Fendrix to compose his first-ever film score for Lanthimos film 'Poor Things'. Fendrix has been composing the scores to Lanthimos’ next two films, including the score to 'Kin...

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