Mois : juillet 2017

ASCAP and BMI are making a joint database of rights, licensing information 

ASCAP and BMI announced a collaboration that will see the two performing rights organizations create a single comprehensive database of musical works from their libraries. The database will contain an overview of shares and rights information for much of the music licensed in the United States, offering more clarity around music ownership.

Experts from the two parties have been working on this database for more than one year. The final product, expected to have an initial launch in Q4 2018, will be publicly available on both the ASCAP and BMI websites.

YouTube Red and Google Play Music to combine, but details are scarce 

YouTube Head of Music Lyor Cohen said that Google Music Play and YouTube Red will be combined into a single property. Cohen confirmed the eventual merger during a session at the New Music Seminar event in New York. He said the move would help educate consumers and increase the company’s subscriber numbers.

There have been rumors of such an action for several months, especially after the teams for those services were combined in February. Lyor did not go into more detail about the timeline for blending the properties, and did not discuss specifics around if and how names, branding, or the apps themselves might change.

Vidéo de présentation de la première édition du MIL à Lisbonne

WBM était partenaire de cette première édition du MIL à Lisbonne.

MIL is a festival and an international music convention whose mission is to promote and spread the contemporary pop music from Portuguese-speaking countries. Having Lisbon as its host, MIL is an incentive for the dialogue between the music industry from Portuguese-speaking countries and the international sector.

On vous tient au courant pour la seconde édition en 2018….

Why modern music TV is about much more than just TV viewers

But how the new show connects won’t just be measured in overnights. Its success rate will also be seen in viral YouTube views and follow-up Spotify streams, in magazine articles and tweets about the artists who make landmark appearances or fall flat on their faces.

So the biz should do everything in its power to deliver the talent the new show needs to make it a regular fixture, rather than a six-week dalliance

Interview Christophe Depreter – Sabam

L’utilisation ou la diffusion d’une œuvre musicale est soumise par la loi à une autorisation de l’auteur de cette œuvre. C’est ce qu’il est convenu d’appeler le droit d’auteur. Celui-ci recouvre toutefois deux aspects : le droit patrimonial et le droit moral. Droit moral puisqu’il permet de respecter l’œuvre et la paternité de l’auteur ; le droit patrimonial qui permet à l’auteur d’être rémunéré à chaque fois que lui-même, ou qui que ce soit, va exploiter ses œuvres. Mais si la règle est simple, devant l’évolution technologique fulgurante et la multiplication des moyens de diffusion sur la toile, sa mise en œuvre aujourd’hui se révèle de plus en plus complexe.
Petit tour d’horizon sur un droit mal connu avec le patron de la Sabam. (source : site colophon)