Songwriters Guild of America, Artist Rights Alliance, SONA, 7 Other Creator Groups Demand the Right to Choose Their PROs — Here’s Their Statement

Should music publishers have the right to move their entire catalogs to the performance rights organization (PRO) of their choice — without the need to consult their songwriters or composers? Or, for that matter, remove their catalogs entirely from meg… Continue Reading

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Sony/ATV Signs Rihanna to a Global Publishing Deal — For Past and Future Releases

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has signed Rihanna to a comprehensive global deal that covers both her past songs and her future works. In an email to Digital Music News, Sony/ATV CEO Jon Platt praised Rihanna’s business, philanthropic, and musical achieveme… Continue Reading

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Audible Magic Monetizes Music On User Generated Content

Content ID solutions provider Audible Magic has launched its UGC Music Rights Platform (UMRP) which simplifies the licensing and administration of music rights for user generated content on social media. Audible Magic’s UMRP encourages greater use of licensed music while creating new revenue streams for both social networks and rightsholders…. Continue Reading

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BMI Reports Fiscal Year Revenues of $1.283 Billion; $1.196 Billion in Distributions

It was a record-breaking year for BMI. The music rights management conglomerate reported that its annual revenue for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019 was nearly $1.3 billion. This represents an increase of 7% from the preceding year. It was also a … Continue Reading

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Indie Publishing Heavyweight Reservoir Acquires Chrysalis, Blue Raincoat

Reservoir has purchased the storied Chrysalis and its Blue Raincoat sub-division. The recently announced deal will bolster Reservoir’s already-extensive library of songs.  Already, Reservoir’s assets are stretching the bounds of ‘indie’: the publishing… Continue Reading

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