Songtrust turns 10, expands royalty collection coverage to 98% of global music market

Songtrust is turning ten years old in 2021 representing 3 million songs by 350,000 songwriters from 145 countries. Songtrust also announced that its Collections Network is increasing by 30 countries. Continue reading

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The Mechanical Licensing Collective Is Open For Business

The January 1st License Availability Date set by the landmark US Music Modernization Act (MMA) which offers digital audio services a blanket mechanical license covers virtually every musical work available on. Continue reading

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AIMP Names New LA, Nashville, New York Boards

The Association of Independent Music Publishers (AIMP) has announced the results of its 2021-2022 Chapter Board of Directors elections. In New York, long-time Chapter head Alisa Coleman (ABKCO Music &. Continue reading

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ISRC vs ISWC Codes: What They Are And Why You Really Need Them

ISRC and ISWC codes – and the difference between them – is something everyone in the business should understand, particularly if you like making money. Guest post by Sara-Lena Probst. Continue reading

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BMG Cuts Controversial Controlled Composition Clause, Calls On Others To Do Same

Label services company BMG will eliminate a controversial part of the standard record label contract that reduces the income of songwriters, composers and lyricists. The controlled composition clause limits the. Continue reading

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So, You Want To Be A Music Publisher

Tasked with handling the administration of musical compositions, including collecting royalties and negotiating licensing deals, music publisher play an essential role int he music industry. Here, we look at how. Continue reading

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New Joint Venture Controls Billboard, Rolling Stone, Variety, Music Business Worldwide, Vibe, Hollywood Reporter, More

Consolidation in the music and music trade publishing reached a new level Wednesday with the announcment of two new joint ventures formed by Penske Media Corporation and MRC. The first. Continue reading

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Warner Chappell Music UK Names Shani Gonzales Managing Director

WMG’s Warner Chappell Music has promoted Shani Gonzales to Managing Director of Warner Chappell Music UK. Gonzales will also continue her existing role as Head of International A&R for the. Continue reading

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Songtradr Names Virginie Berger VP Rights Management

Music licensing marketplace Songtradr has named music tech veteran Virginie Berger as VP of Rights Management. In her new role, Berger will lead Songtradr’s Rights Administration platform and manage global. Continue reading

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Business Of Indie: Label News From Trapped Animal, Extra Mile, Om, Rostrum, Sugar, French Exit & Much More

In this edition of the Business Of Indie we share news from labels Trapped Animal, Extra Mile, Om, Rostrum, Sugar, French Exit and much more along with news from every sector. Continue reading

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