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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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GEMA wins Filesharing Case

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GEMA wins Filesharing Case

Mi2N | August, 13 2016 - GEMA wins its case with the regional court Munich against file-sharing host Uploaded   Link to the PR

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'Value Gap' Growing

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'Value Gap' Growing

MI2N | May,8  2016 - New figures released at Canadian Music Week by the BPI - the record labels' organisation that promotes British music - highlight the growing "Value Gap" that exists between consumption of music in the UK and the amount that record labels and artists receive in revenues from...

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Australian Industry vs Kickass

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Australian Industry vs Kickass

MI2N| May 8, 2016 -  ARIA members Universal Music Australia Pty Limited, Warner Music Australia Pty. Limited, Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd and J Albert & Son Pty Ltd, together with APRA AMCOS, filed an application in the Federal Court of Australia seeking orders under section 115A of the Copyright...

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NMPA/Spotify Agreement

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NMPA/Spotify Agreement

MI2N | March 27, 2016 - NMPA and Spotify Announce Landmark Industry Agreement For Unmatched U.S. Publishing And Songwriting Royalties -   Link to the PR

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