Royalty Insights 2015: Back with the stats!

Posted on 30 Jul 2015 |

Lucian Beierling

The 30th of July 2015 is payday for Soundreef artists who have earned royalties for background rights generated during the 1st semester of the year (January-June). We are back with the stats for the first six months of 2015 and we are yet again delighted to see that it's a big pay out for background rights royalties.

Independent artists are the very core on which Soundreef is built, our focus is to continue supporting them in ways that really make a difference: we get their music heard,...

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Vanessa Peters (USA): "My Tour in Italy with Soundreef"

Posted on 20 May 2015 |

Federico Camici & Lucian Beierling, Soundreef

We recently had the chance to interview Vanessa Peters, a great songwriter from Texas who toured Italy in February/March with Rocketta booking. She gave us her point of view in terms of both the tour and Soundreef Live.

Hi Vanessa, for the people who haven't had the pleasure of hearing your music yet can you tell us a little bit about yourself? When did you start making music and what have you been up to lately?

I've been writing music since about 2001... my first album, an EP called...

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Directive 2014/26/EU: Prep Work Begins in the UK

Posted on 15 May 2015 |

Alice Mocci, Soundreef

Copyright management is becoming a bigger issue by the day, and the necessary regulation of collective management groups – as well as protection of creators and third parties – is finally coming to a head.

The UK recognizes that Soundreef has been on the right track for some time.

In February, 2014, the European Parliament approved Directive 2014/26/EU, which regulates collective management of copyrights and royalties, establishing that royalties collection societies follow...

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Understanding the Opt Out

Posted on 12 May 2015 |

Mary-Catherine McRoskey

Following the European Union's CISAC decision in 2008 composers, songwriters, publishers, performers and record labels have the right to opt out of a category of use with their national collecting societies - therefore granting the possibility for artists to choose with which collecting society they’d like to register certain categories of rights. Thankfully, Caroline Astaes conducted research on each European collecting society to determine which collecting societies have already...

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