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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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Sony ATV / YouTube

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Sony ATV / YouTube

Music Business | January, 8 2018 - Now Facebook signs multi-year licensing deal with Sony/ATV: Facebook has signed another multi-year licensing deal with a major music company -Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The news comes just two weeks after Universal Music Group announced that it had inked an agreement with the social...

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UK | Digital Streaming behing Rise

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UK | Digital Streaming behing Rise

  Guardian PR | January 3, 2018 - Digital streaming behind biggest rise in UK music sales for two decades. Platforms such as Apple Music and Spotify plus renaissance in vinyl records help fuel fastest annual growth since 1998. Link to the PR  

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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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