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Sentric Music Launches Pioneering RightsApp Platform For Rights-Holders

Sentric Music is proud to unveil RightsApp – a brand new, pioneering software and service platform that enables rights-holders to register works, track royalties, manage their entire catalogue, boost revenue and collect earnings worldwide from one centralised hub. RightsApp...

EU Copyright Request

The Government is calling for UK stakeholders’ from the music, publishing and entertainment industry, for their views on draft legislation to modernise the European copyright framework “to ensure that it delivers the best outcomes for all those affected by the measures”. The draft proposals...

Root and Branch: BBC Review

The UK Government has set out its stall with regard to its forthcoming review of the BBC’s Royal Charter, which will amount to a fundamental review of the corporation’s function, remit and funding model. The Royal Charter establishes the...

Pirates Courting Longer Sentences

The Government has published a consultation on increasing the penalties for large-scale music pirates and others who infringe the rights of copyright holders for financial gain. Changes could be introduced that would bring maximum sentences for online copyright infringement...

Kobalt: Royalty Decree

Music publisher, label services and big data catch all company Kobalt has launched a new collection society built upon the American Music Rights Association (AMRA), which it acquired in 2014. Purporting to be “The first global, direct, digital mechanical...

The BPI: Yes we Cannes

The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) launched a new Copyright Protection Portal at Midem in Cannes this weekend. At a press conference on Saturday 6th June, the trade body unveiled the new service, which aims to help labels, musicians and...

Whittingdale in as Culture Secretary

Former Chair of the Commons Culture Committee John Whittingdale OBE (pictured) has been appointed as the new Culture Secretary as part of the Cabinet reshuffle that forms the new Conservative Government. As David Cameron revealed the first all-Tory Cabinet...

Copyright Blurred Vision

A jury in the US has ruled that Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams and T.I. breached the copyright of Marvin Gaye’s (pictured) ‘Got to Give It Up’ with their hit ‘Blurred Lines’, resulting in $7.3m in damages paid to Gaye’s...

Government on the Rights Track?

Various music industry bodies are seeking a judicial review of new legislation that allows fans to make copies of legally purchased music. As reported in The Guardian, The Musicians’ Union, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA)...

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