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Welcome to BIEM

Welcome to BIEM

BIEM is the international organisation representing mechanical rights societies. Mechanical rights societies exist in most countries. They license the reproduction of songs (including musical, literary and dramatic works). Their members are composers, authors and publishers and their clients are record companies and other users of recorded music. They also license mechanical aspects of the downloading of music via the Internet.   Every time a CD, audio cassette or LP containing protected musical works is made, the producers require a license from the owner of the works and they must pay royalties for each copy they manufacture and sell. 

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INDIES | WIN 2017 Market Report

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 INDIES | WIN 2017 Market Report

MusicDish | Oct. 26, 2017 - Indie Labels Represent Over A Third Of Global Recorded Music Market - Independent record labels now represent 38.4% of global recorded music market share in 2016 with global revenues in excess of bn Link to PR

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UTube overtaken in Streaming

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UTube overtaken in Streaming

Digital Music Business | January, 4 2017 -  King No More: Apple Music and Spotify Overtake YouTube In Music Streaming.  Has Google grown overconfident on YouTube? Have Apple Music and Spotify finally dethroned the controversial king of music streaming? Trusted market monitor BuzzAngle released a new report, and it’s not pretty. For...

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