Music Publishing News Weekly Roundup: September 7, 2012

Songtrust Staff
Songtrust Staff on Sep 7, 2012


DA Wallach Spotify artist-in-residence DA Wallach (left) with Sean Parker and Daniel Ek.

Spotify's artist-in-residence DA Wallach spoke this week with Mike King of BerkleeMusic to explain how artists are getting paid from the burgeoning music service.

A government report in South Africa claims that only 14% of the country's mobile services have licenses for the music they offer. The commission tasked with investigating these purported breaches recommends that royalty collection societies get their lawyers ready.

Journey frontman Steve Perry  don't stop believing in his publishing rights. The '80s hit-writer signed an  exclusive publishing admin deal for the world (ex-US) with Universal Music Publishing Group.

Legendary songwriter and ASCAP member Hal David has died at 91. David was famed for hits written with Burt Bacharach for Dionne Warwick and classics like What's New, Pussycat?

Disney Music Group has announced Mio Vukovic as Head of Creative. Vukovic - previously A&R for Hollywood Records (Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus) - will oversee the creative direction of Disney's recorded music and publishing businesses.

London-based Cutting Edge Group is renewing its deal with movie production company Exclusive Media. The agreement sees Cutting Edge acquire music publishing rights and provide music service for Exclusive's films.

Christian songwriter James Tealy has re-upped his publishing agreement with Centricity Music Publishing.

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