“IFPI is the voice of the recording industry worldwide, representing over 8,000 record company members across the globe. We work to promote the value of recorded music, campaign for the rights of record producers and expand the commercial uses of recorded music around the world.”
MEX is proud to announce a fundamental partnership with one of the continent’s richest entertainment economy focused platforms, ayoba.
“IFPI continues to campaign for a better legal environment for our member record companies to conduct business in around the world. Our work often involves fighting for and defending the rights of those that make music possible. A long-term campaign in China bore fruit last year when the Government established full performance rights. For the first time, revenue for right holders will be generated for the use of recordings in public performances and broadcasts, enabling further re-investment into the music community in the country. I believe it will serve as a key example of how putting the right laws in place can shape a bright future for music.”
Originally published by IOL on 23 June 2020. “The landscape has changed irrevocably, and SA radio needs to decrease the amount of imported music it plays – that royalty income leaves our shores and is not productive for the local economy.”
Originally published by The Media Online on 6 May 2020, written by Glenda Nevill. “In April, founder of Music Exchange, Martin Myers, called for radio stations across South Africa to increase the amount of local music they play.”
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