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Independent songwriter groups meet with BMG music publishing

Representatives of the independent American and global music creator communities led by the Songwriters Guild of America, the Society of Composers & Lyricists, and Music Creators North America met with BMG President Thomas Scherer and his team in Los Angeles…
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Mechanical royalties: Footnote to a historic achievement

Our international partner, the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM) has released a summary of the recent achievements regarding the US Copyright Royalty Board and mechanical royalties on physical and downloads. The text is reproduced below:   In this, the…
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Victory for music creators over frozen mechanical royalties

Our colleagues in the U.S. reported yesterday that the country’s Copyright Royalty Board has rejected the proposal to freeze mechanical and download royalty rates made by corporate giants in the record and music publishing industry. These groups had argued that…
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Eddie Schwartz honoured with SOCAN Cultural Impact Award

We are delighted to announce that long-standing board member and ex-chair of Fair Trade Music International, Eddie Schwartz, has been awarded the 2021 SOCAN Cultural Impact Award for his international influence as a songwriter. His impact as a songwriter on…
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The key drivers for music streaming adoption in 2021

The Mobile App Daily website has published a fascinating in-depth analysis of the key Spotify statistics driving music streaming adoption in 2021. In the article, writer Aparna Kaushik looks into the history of the company and reviews the strategies and…
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