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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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Majors questions Spotify's Model

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Majors questions Spotify's Model

RollingStone | 20 March 2015 - High-level sources at major labels say the industry is slowly coming around to Taylor Swift's mentality more  

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Shake-Up to US Music Licensing

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Shake-Up to US Music Licensing

THR|February 2, 2015 - Big Shake-Up to Music Licensing Regime Embraced by U.S. Copyright Office -If adopted, these proposals will impact record labels, music publishers, producers, royalty collection groups, terrestrial and satellite radio, and music streaming services. more

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Illegal Streaming Sites| Ad Money

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Illegal Streaming Sites| Ad Money

CDSA | February 23, 2015 -  A year ago, the nonprofit Digital Citizens Alliance - a coalition of businesses and Internet experts focused on the threats consumers face online - released a study finding that online piracy sites pulled in more than million each annually, just from legitimate ads....  more

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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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