SACEM, the leading international collective management organization, has agreed a new partnership with US independent music publisher PEN Music Group, in a multi-territory mandate for digital licensing for one of its most significant catalogues.

SACEM will manage the collection and distribution of royalties for the online repertoire of the ‘Mother’s Finest Songs’ catalogue, recently acquired by Mothership Music Publishing and administered worldwide by PEN. The catalogue of over 350 songs, all co-written by Ivor Novello Award winner Pam Sheyne, includes hits such as Genie in a Bottle originally released by Christina Aguilera.

This new agreement reinforces SACEM’s representation of…

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CISAC (Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d’Auteurs et Compositeurs), the global body that brings together song right collective societies from around the world, recently issued its Annual Report 2018. CISAC protects the rights and promotes the interests of creators worldwide. CISAC works with 239 societies in 121 countries and represents more than 4 million creators from all geographic areas and all artistic repertoires; music, audiovisual, drama, litterature and visual arts.

The report features forewords by President Jean-Michel Jarre, Chair Eric Baptiste and Director General Gadi Oron, followed by the views of the four Vice Presidents, all creators from various creative fields…

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From June 4th to 8th, Armonia and most of its Member societies will travel to Cannes, France, for the MIDEM Conference, a leading international marketplace for the global music community since 1966. MIDEM brings together over 4 400 participants from 80 countries around 93 conference sessions.

The licensing teams from ARTISJUS, SABAM, SACEM, SGAE, SIAE and SPA, as well as Armonia Administrative and Communication Officer will attend the event. Get in touch if you want to arrange a meeting! 

Armonia Members Highlights 

“A conversation with Jean-Noël Tronc CEO of SACEM” on June 5th at 2:30pm. More information

“The value gap debate: how…

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The Portuguese Author Day 2018 will be celebrated on May 22nd, which also marks the 93rd anniversary of the Portuguese Society of Authors (SPA). The event will be chaired by the President of the Assembly of the Republic, Eduardo Ferro Rodrigues, also a member of the Portuguese Society of Authors and the son of a contributor who has been distinguished with the institution’s Medal of Honor.

Will be awarded with the SPA Medal of Honor: the historian and politician Fernando Rosas, Artur Anselmo, university professor and president of the Academy of Sciences, journalist and writer Maria Antonia Palla, the Champalimaud Foundation, the Science…

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April 23rd 2018 was the World Intellectual Property Day and and SIAE’s 136th birthday.

SIAE decided to celebrate the World Book and Copyright day and its own birthday by sending a colourful message to the sky.

We chose balloons, – states SIAE’s President, Filippo Sugar – because they fly like emotions. In their simplicity, flying balloons symbolize creativity and lightheartedness, but a pin is enough to pop them; as the metaphor of fragility, they remind us of how fragile the work of authors is when copyright is exposed to attacks that underestimate the value of creativity.

Joining the event were Oscar-winning composers…

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After signing one of the first deals announced by Facebook on behalf of Universal Music Publishing International last December, Sacem announces today that it has signed three deals with Facebook, covering the use of Sacem’s repertoire, as well as the Wixen Music Publishing’s repertoire and the repertoire of Canadian society SOCAN, the pan-European mandates have been expanded to include Facebook.

The deals will ensure that Sacem’s members and the other rights holders it represents are recognised and remunerated for their works.

The multi-year licensing agreements will cover more than 180 territories across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and Oculus, and will enable users…

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From November 1st 2017, Armonia Online becomes a Full Member of DDEX, the Digital Data EXchange consortium focused on the creation of digital supply chain standards in the music industry.

Joining the DDEX consortium will allow the 9 Collective Management Organizations within Armonia (AKM, Artisjus, SABAM, SACEM, SACEM Luxembourg, SIAE, SGAE, SPA and SUISA) to unite their voices and raise their concerns collectively when it comes to automated exchange of information among the different stakeholders and the implementation of new formats standards. DDEX aims at ensuring the standardisation of digital sales reports accross the industry and among the Digital…

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ARMONIA EXPANDS MEMBERSHIP TO NINE, AS AUSTRIAN COLLECTING SOCIETY AKM JOINS

Armonia, the online music licensing and processing platform, today announces the addition of its ninth member, AKM, the Austrian national collecting society.

Armonia is an alliance of national collection societies that makes online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone. It combines the extensive music business experience of its members with innovative technology to ensure a diverse…

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20th February 2016

47 billions of euro and one million of employees: these are some key figures from the research “Italia Creativa”, presented in Milan on January 20th 2016.

Italia Creativa is the first analytical economic survey of the Italian industry of Culture and Creativity. It has been realized by Ernst & Young, in collaboration with all the most important trade associations, led…

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