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Collecting societies

  • Interview: Dominic McGonigal on reforming collecting societies

    January 16, 2012

    Dominic McGonigal is head of government relations at PPL, a UK collecting society that licenses recorded music on behalf of performers and record companies. He talks to Emma Barraclough about codes of conducts, plans for a digital copyright exchange and what he fears most about the Commission’s reform proposals

  • Interview: why collecting societies need a code

    December 15, 2011

    As the UK government consults on a code of conduct for collecting societies, Brigid Simmonds of the British Beer & Pub Association explains why she wants simplification

  • Collecting societies make their case in Europe

    September 27, 2011

    Members of collecting societies across Europe are heading to Luxembourg this week to tell Europe’s General Court why they should not be forced to offer cross-border services for collecting and distributing royalties for music

  • Commission calls for a single digital market

    November 09, 2010

    The European Commission will look to centralise collecting societies and other intermediaries between artists and consumers, commissioner Neelie Kroes suggested on Friday


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