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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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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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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