Harry Shearer, renowned worldwide for his voicing of 23 characters on the long-running animated television series ‘The Simpsons’, has filed a comprehensive legal action in Los Angeles, California, USA. The lawsuit alleges the French conglomerate, Vivendi S.A., engaged in anti-competitive and unfair business practices, as well as fraudulent accounting, directly related to its management of Read More
Nigel Adams MP proposes amendment to criminalise ticket bots Today (October 19th) at Prime Minister’s Question Time, Nigel Adams MP asked for the Prime Minister’s support to tackle the mass scale online ticket touting now prevalent at music, sport, theatre and other cultural events. Following similar measures taken in New York, Mr Adams has proposed Read More
President Jean-Claude Juncker Wednesday, 29 June 2016 European Commission Rue de la Loi 200 1049 Brussels Belgium Re. Securing a sustainable future for the European music sector Dear President Juncker, As recording artists and songwriters from across Europe and artists who regularly perform in Europe, we believe passionately in the value of music. Music is Read More
MMF’s members have been approached in the last week by their artists’ labels to sign a letter to the European Commission calling on them to close the ‘value gap’ between services like YouTube and rights holders. We support this position alongside that of the International Artists Organisation whose recent letter reinforces that that principles of Read More
Professor Waterson exposes a dysfunctional and under-regulated ticketing market. His review calls on Government to enforce the law, and for secondary ticketing sites to apply the law and show responsibility. Fans must have clarity and fairness. Live music is one of the UK’s cultural ‘Crown Jewels’. According to Government data, last year 1 in 3 British adults Read More
Music companies and individuals looking to participate in the 12th US Sync Licensing Mission hosted jointly by the BPI, the Music Publishers Association (MPA) and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have until Thursday 28th April to submit their applications. Held at the iconic Capitol Tower in the heart of Hollywood, this popular industry event aimed Read More
PRS for Music Foundation have announced a brand new round of Flash Funding for April 2016 in association with Wigwam and Musicians’ Union. The Performance Fund aims to address issues facing emerging music creators in the live sector by responding to specific needs with an innovative approach to funding, involving video submissions, quick turnaround and high-profile Read More
Music Venue Trust welcome new Government legislation that will protect music venues in planning law.
Artists, Managers & Performers met on Thursday this week to discuss the wide range of issues including: the development of a sample management contract, our representation on the Creative Industries Council and the opportunities presented by the upcoming Digital Single Market review to update the Copyright framework, with a particular focus on streaming. AMP (Artists, Read More
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