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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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FTMI statement on Ukraine invasion

Fair Trade Music International has joined the global creator community to condemn, in the strongest terms possible, the Russian invasion of Ukraine. This unjustified and brutal act of aggression is an assault on the lives, rights and freedoms of the…
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