Collecting societies, publishers and rights companies across Europe have come together to agree best practice guidelines for the collection and distribution of digital music royalties.
Irish collecting society IMRO has appointed ICE to oversee its online licensing and administration activities.
PRS for Music’s chief executive Robert Ashcroft looks behind the organisation's headline results to explain what the 2018 figures really mean for songwriters, composers and publishers.
PRS for Music, which represents 140,00 songwriters, composers and publishers, has reported its end of year figures for 2018 with royalties rising to a record £746m.
In 2019’s Quarter 1 (Q1) PPL, the collecting society for performers and record labels, achieved its largest ever distribution of international revenue.
In 2018 PPL, the collecting society for performers and record labels, achieved its largest ever annual collection of £70.9 million.
We lift the lid on music recognition technology, an audio fingerprinting system that’s quietly revolutionising the way royalties are paid out to songwriters, composers, artists and publishers.
The collective management organisations have teamed up with Auddly to improve the way royalties are distributed and song metadata is registered.
Global royalty collections for creators rose to a record high of €9.6bn (£8.4bn) in 2017, according to the CISAC Global Collections Report 2018.
PRS for Music and PPL are using music recognition technology to improve the way music creators are paid when their music is played by DJs.