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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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Pirate Bay | Site Offline

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Pirate Bay |  Site Offline

Torrent PR | 9 December 2014 - Police in Sweden carried out a raid in Stockholm today, seizing servers, computers, and other equipment. At the same time The Pirate Bay and several other torrent-related sites disappeared offline.  Read more Read also : Torrent PR| 10 December 2014 The Pirate Bay has not...

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SPA | Governing Bodies Re-elected

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SPA | Governing Bodies Re-elected

SPA PR | November 20, 2014 - SPA governing bodies re-elected with highest voting ever in the history of the institution. Read More

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SPOTIFY surpasses 50m users

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SPOTIFY surpasses 50m users

MusicWeek | November 11, 2014 -  Spotify founder Daniel Ek has directly responded to Taylor Swift’s decision to remove her entire catalogue from the service - whilst casually announcing that Spotify now has more than 50 million registered users, including 12.5 million paying subscribers...  More

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Spotify Overtakes iTunes in Europe

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Spotify Overtakes iTunes in Europe

Music Dish |November 9, 2014 - Kobalt, a global music publishing and music services company, announced a milestone in the growth of streaming revenues: its writers' European earnings from Spotify have overtaken those from iTunes.  Read More

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