SACEM

  1. Frances Preston Remembered by Dolly Parton, Linda Moran, Lamont Dozier, International Publishing Execs, More

    June 13, 2012 3:03 PM EDT Frances Preston in her role as then-vice president of BMI. (Photo: Billboard Archives) The music community was saddened today by news of the passing of Frances Williams Preston, longtime head of BMI and one of the pioneering female executives in t ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog; Spirit Acquires Guercio's Publishing

    August 11, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Bicycle Acquires Glen Ballard's Aerostation, Interest in Hamlisch Catalog In separate deals, Bicycle Music has acquired Glen Ballard's Aerostation Corporation music catalog and a significant interest in Marvin Hamlisch's catalog. Te ...

  3. France's SACEM Revenues Up 7.5% Last Year

    July 13, 2011 2:36 PM EDT Sacem, the French authors and publishers collection society, has just announced 7.5% growth in 2010 to €819.6 million (about $1.16 billion), the agency's first growth that's exceeded inflation in five years, according to Sacem report. In ...

  4. YouTube Signs With France's Sacem

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has announced a licensing deal with Youtube France, after three years of negotiations. The deal, described by Sacem as a blanket license, includes Sacem's worldwide repert ...

  5. @MIDEM: Collection Societies Bemoan Contradictory Mandate

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a MIDEM panel examining the progress of the multi-territorial licensing initiative that the European Commission mandated by directive and decisions over the last five years, copyright society executives agreed on one thing: confusion still reig ...

  6. @MIDEM: Sacem Revenues Stable, Zelnick Disappoints

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sacem, the French licensing and collection society, estimates that royalty collections last year remained stable despite a challenging economic environment and the lack of the appropriate remuneration from music activity on the Internet. At a pres ...

  7. Sacem Posts Slight Collections Rise

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of €759.1 million ($1.182 billion) in the financial year ending Dec. 31, 2007, an increase of 0.4% on 2006. Sacem's revenue growth was slowed by a 7.7% decline in income from CD and ...

  8. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  9. Sacem Seals Web Radio Deal

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French authors and publishers collecting society Sacem has reached a rate agreement with national body France Webradios, which represents 35 Internet radio stations, operated by 20 non-profit associations. Under the agreement, members of France We ...

  10. Sacem Posts Collections Decline

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of 755.9 million euros ($1.02 billion) in the financial year ending Dec. 31, 2006, a decrease of 0.2% on 2005. "This is the first time since 1992 that collected revenue decreases fr ...

  11. New Chairman For Sacem

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Laurent Petitgirard, the eminent French classical composer/conductor, has been appointed the new chairman of the board at Sacem, France's authors' collecting rights society. Also known for his symphonies and movie soundtracks, Petitgirar ...

  12. SACEM, SGAE Form Venture For Pan-Euro Licensing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French and Spanish authors' rights societies are forming a joint venture to offer pan-European publishing licenses to digital and mobile services. SACEM president/CEO Bernard Miyet and SGAE chairman Eduardo Bautista announced their plans toda ...

  13. DDEX Establishes First Digital Data Standards

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group formed to develop customs. Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) has established its first four standards to facilitate efficient information sharing among companies involved with digital music. DDEX was launched in May to develop voluntary data exch ...

  14. France's Sacem Posts 4.2% Growth

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of €757.4 million ($953 million) in 2005, a 4.2% increase from 2004. French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of €757.4 million ($953 million) in 2005, a 4. ...

  15. French Music Industry Combats Blanket License

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry groups representing indie and major labels, publishers, retailers and authors, as well as artists, vigorously reacted to the vote yesterday (Dec. 21) of an amendment introducing the new digit Industry groups representing indie and major l ...

  16. Bolkestein To Attend Dublin Copyright Seminar

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EU internal market commissioner Frits Bolkestein and Irish trade minister Mary Harney will take part in a conference in Dublin Sunday and Monday (June 20-21) aimed at finding ways to protect music and EU internal market commissioner Frits Bolkeste ...