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Demystifying Pan-European digital-music rights administration: 2nd edition

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Published: July 2013
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Research from: Ovum (was Informa Telecoms and Media)
Sector: Media & Entertainment

From: GBP 495.00
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"Pan-European digital music licensing is a complex process that has resulted in a number of different attempts at a resolution. Although there is no one-size-fits-all solution, a lot of progress has been made by collection societies and music publishers to ease the licensing burden for digital-music services."
Simon Dyson, Senior Analyst, Informa Telecoms & Media 

This report shows in a simple-to-follow way which collection societies and organizations the digital-music service providers must do business with to gain access to major and independent music publisher repertoire for the launch of a service in one country or a number of countries.

Since the turn of the century, Informa Telecoms & Media’s Music & Copyright has detailed all the goings-on relating to the licensing of digital-music rights in Europe and the analysis in this report looks at just a snapshot of some of the more important happenings that have gone into shaping the digital-music licensing landscape. Key to the report is the Excel file that details what repertoire is controlled by what collection society or licensing hub in 30 of Europe’s most vibrant music markets.
The Excel file has separate worksheets for each country which list the publishers that have withdrawn certain repertoire from the national collection society network and placed the licensing rights in the hands of one or a number of different national collection societies.
Publishing a report about Pan-European licensing which includes separate sheets for each country may seem odd. Surely the whole idea of breaking down borders spells the end of the national licensing? To a certain extent it does, but national licensing remains a big part of the way authors’ and publishers’ rights are licensed today. Moreover, the role of the national collection society is extremely important and extends beyond licensing, rights collections and distributions. All collection societies are involved, to differing levels, in cultural activities and the promotion of local repertoire. Whatever happens with regards to the future of Pan-European licensing, these activities will form part of all future collection societies’ functions.

How will this research help you:
> Explains in simple terms what the digital music licensing process is all about
> Summarizes the changing landscape in Pan-European digital-music licensing and the importance of reaggregation
> Breaks down what authors and publishers earn from digital sales
> Illustrates clearly what collection societies/licensing hubs a service provider must do business with to set up a digital-music service
> Provides collection society contact details for 30 European countries’ authors’ societies
Countries regions covered:
Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; Cyprus; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France; Germany; Greece; Hungary;
Iceland; Ireland; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Malta; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Portugal; Romania;
Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Sweden; Switzerland; UK

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