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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 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.
Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) has appointed Bertil David as its Managing Director in France, effective immediately.
He succeeds Jean-Philippe Allard, who leaves the business after leading UMPG France since 2007.
David (pictured) joined Universal in 2013 and previously served as Head of A&R and Synch at UMPG France.
Le Festival de la Cité trop élitiste? C’est l’avis de certains.
Jack Lang dénonce l’invasion des multinationales américaines. On est probablemen
Exit’s four festivals celebrating 50 years of psychedelia attracted hundreds of thousands of people to Serbia, Croatia, Montenegro and Romania.
Organisers have hailed the successful first Lolla Paris as « a local initiative, produced by a French company » in response to criticism from Jack Lang.
Malgré une conjoncture économique délicate et un risque élevé d’attentat, les plus grands festivals de musique parviennent à stabiliser leur fréquentation en remodelant leur programmation, contrairement à ceux de moindre envergure.
Le marché numérique continue sa progression et devient la 1ère source de revenus de la musique enregistrée en réalisant 55 % du chiffre d’affaires global