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Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup: September 14, 2012

 

'Big Jon' Platt with Pharrell Williams
‘Big Jon’ Platt (left) with Pharrell Williams

Music publishing heavy-hitter “Big Jon” Platt has announced his move to Warner / Chappell after 17 years with EMI. Platt has worked with and signed acts of the calibre of Snopp Dogg and Jay-Z.

The PRS for Music announced their upcoming move to ‘transactional royalty calculations‘ for online music services. This will provide fairer royalty distributions for indie and DIY artists.

Mariah Carey has been honored as an icon at the BMI Urban Awards. At the star-studded event in LA, Drake and Lil Wayne shared the night’s other big ‘Songwriter of the Year’ award.

Canadian Performing Rights Organization, SOCAN, has announced nominees for theĀ ECHO Songwriting Prize. Nominees include Japandroids, Dan Mangan, and Kathleen Edwards.

In the United Kingdom, indie rockers Supergrass are to be honored by the PRS for Music on October 3 with a Heritage Music Award.

REM frontman Michael Stipe is not happy about FOX News‘ use of his song ‘Losing My Religion’. However, FOX believes it has the legal right to use the song.

BMG has secured a sub-publishing deal with legendary songwriter Burt Bacharach for Italy.

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