INDUSTRY NEWS: Today ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and YouTube have signed a multi-year agreement, effective immediately, for U.S. public performance rights and data collaboration. According to the annoncement, “The mutual goal of this agreement is to work together to ensure that ASCAP members get paid more fairly and accurately for the use of their music on YouTube.”
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – SoundExchange today announced a new record with total year-end royalty payments reaching approximately $462 million (up 58 percent from the prior year) for 2012. Fourth quarter 2012 distribution also increased with more than 22,000 payments totaling approximately $134.9 million, a nearly 10 percent increase from its Q3 2012 distribution of $122.5 […]
ASCAP Launches New PLAY MUSIC Licensing Campaign with Low-Cost, No Reporting License for Websites and Mobile Apps
NEW YORK, N.Y. (MuseWire) – The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) today announced the launch of the ASCAP PLAY MUSIC License for Websites and Mobile Apps. Designed to make obtaining an ASCAP license easier and more affordable for individuals and small businesses, the new agreement is available now at www.ascap.com/licensing/digital. In just […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – Last week, SoundExchange announced the appointment of three new members to its Board of Directors: Duncan Crabtree-Ireland, Ray Hair and Paul Robinson will bring their collective knowledge and fresh perspectives garnered from their work across and within the music industry to the SoundExchange board. Crabtree-Ireland, Hair and Robinson will fill the […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — SoundExchange has announced the appointment of Scott Day to the role of chief technology officer (CTO). Scott will assume responsibility for identifying and implementing technology innovations that create strategic business value for the organization.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) — SoundExchange announced this week the appointment of Jonathan C. Bender to the role of chief operating officer (COO). Jonathan will assume responsibility for the organization’s operational structure, including oversight of distribution and account services.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (MuseWire) – SoundExchange announced on Tuesday that it has distributed nearly $88 million to more than 18,300 payees designated by recording artists and labels during the third quarter of 2011. SoundExchange is the non-profit performance rights organization (PRO) that was appointed by the Copyright Royalty Board to collect and distribute statutory performance royalties […]
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (MuseWire) – ASCAP has announced a licensing agreement with Netflix. As stated by the organization: “Good news for ASCAP members…ASCAP recently concluded a licensing agreement with Netflix, which is shifting its main business from physical DVD rentals to its streaming video service. Netflix, the most popular Internet subscription service for watching movies and […]
MuseWire COLUMN: Unlike the USA, music lovers in Europe are likely to embrace multiple genres and styles. As international music artist Anand Bhatt puts it, “The tastes of music buyers in Europe aren’t as dependent on what’s piped through major media. They’re much better at thinking for themselves, and therefore they make more eclectic choices […]