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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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New Private Copying Global Study

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November 23rd, 2020 - CISAC, BIEM and Sticthting de ThuiskopiePrivate Copying Global Study shows potential for better remuneration of righsholders Private copying levies are a vital source of income for creators and rightsholders across the world. Yet they have an even greater potential if adequate legislation, proper application of the law...

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