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Spanish Rights Society SGAE Has Record Low Turnout for Board Elections NEWSLEGAL AND MANAGEMENT

By Judy Cantor-Navas | October 31, 2018

 

Teddy Bautista, disgraced former president of the Spanish Authors Society, fails in effort to regain control of the embattled entity.

Teddy Bautista failed in his effort to make a comeback at SGAE, the troubled Spanish Authors Society, which held its board elections on Oct. 26. Bautista, who was arrested seven years ago in a federal sting operation and charged with misappropriation of funds, ran for a seat and possible return to the presidency while still awaiting trial in the case, which authorities say cost the organization 20 million euros (almost $26 million) and for which he could be sentenced to seven years in prison.

In the end, Bautista did not get enough votes to bring him back to SGAE.

The 35 members of the new board include flamenco guitarist Josemi Carmona, Grammy-winning conductor José de Eusebio, Asturian gaita player Hevia and rock singer Huecco.

The 18,970 members of the rights organization with the right to vote in the elections turned out in the lowest numbers ever. Only 1,373, or 7.25% percent voted.

Before the elections, 15 musicians who were on the docket withdrew their candidacies for the board because electronic voting was not permitted. Artists well-known in Spain including Kiko Veneno, Jota (Juan Rodríguez) from the group Los Planetas and singer Sole Gimenez also urged their fellow members to refrain from voting. Members were permitted to vote in person or by mail.

SGAE has been dogged by problems which have heated up since the summer of 2017, when Spanish agents again raided the organization’s Madrid headquarters, and arrested 18 people suspected of involvement in “the wheel,” a royalty scam involving late night television. This year, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) revealed its “serious concerns” about SGAE’s conflicts of interest, “distorted and inequitable distribution of royalties” and “lack of regard for the common good” in a 65-page report issued in May. Multinational publishing companies Warner/Chappell, peermusic and EMI Songs have threatened to pull their catalogues from SGAE after they were all ejected from the entity’s board.

The SGAE administration has also been at odds with Spain’s Ministry of Cutlure, which has threatened to intervene and take over the running of the organization. And SGAE is undergoing an audit to investigate possible errors in hundreds of publishing contracts registered with the rights society, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. Last week, Spain’s Minister of Culture, José Guirao, warned that SGAE is “on the road to disaster,” adding that the government’s cultural department will do everything possible so that the organization “obeys the law.”

Source: Billboard.com

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A Guide to the Business of Trailer Music with Position Music’s Emily Weber

By: SynchTank
Published on Oct 11, 2018

Want to learn more about the business of trailer music? Check out this recording from a recent webinar we hosted with Emily Weber, Position Music’s VP of Creative Licensing – Trailers | Promos | International.

We take a deep dive into the types of trailers out there, best practices for finding and pitching for trailer sync opportunities, emerging trailer music trends, and much more.

INSIDE SCOOP FROM ANOTHER MUSIC SUPERVISOR

By: SyncSongwriter.com
October 7, 2018

Here is another inside scoop straight from the top.

There is a lot of stuff online talking about how to get your music into TV & film. I’d rather get my advice from the people who actually do it or have had proven success doing it.

Music supervisor, Valerie Biggin, appeared on a recent song pitch for our class in our course “The Art Of The Song Pitch”.

The cool thing about our song pitches is our students actually get to meet the supervisors LIVE online.

Doing this instantly kickstarts those first few critical relationships at the top of the licensing industry. It makes the inaccessible gatekeepers suddenly ACCESSIBLE.

I thought I would share a short clip of this interview with you right here. It will help you keep moving in the right direction to start syncing your songs.

Top 10 Songs of September 24th, 2018 – YANGAROO Music Chart Week 37

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This week’s vid has the top music releases reviewed/accepted by music broadcasters from September 17th to 23rd.

Top Downloads:
1. bülow “Two Punks In Love” (Wax/Universal)
2. Mumford & Sons “Guiding Light” (Glassnote)
3. Dyonoro & Gigi D’Agostino “In My Mind” (Sony)
4. Avril Lavigne “Head Above Water” (BMG/DMD Promo)
5. Meghan Patrick “Walls Come Down” (Warner)
6. Aaron Goodvin “You Are” (Warner)
7. Digital Farm Animals X Shaun Frank X Dragonette “Tokyo Nights” (Sony)
8. Jocelyn Alice “Still Wondering” (RED/Sony)
9. lovelytheband “Broken” (RED/Sony)
10. Norah Jones “A Song With No Name” (Capitol/Universal)
Top Downloads are the most downloaded Singles during the given period.

Most Active Indies:
1. Mumford & Sons “Guiding Light” (Glassnote)
2. Avril Lavigne “Head Above Water” (BMG/DMD Promo)
3. Nikki Yanofsky “Big Mouth” (eOne)
4. Jason Benoit f. Leah Daniels “Slow Hand” (Vicktory/RPMpromo)
5. Rick Knowles “My Seat” (Indie/Catchin’ Waves Promo)
6. Dean Young “Dirty” (Indie)
7. Hudson Taylor “Feel It Again” (Rubyworks)
8. Tyga f. Offset “Taste” (Last Kings/QC-Empire/DMD Promo)
9. Doc Yates “Home To The Country” (Indie/Catchin’ Waves Promo)
10. Sophie Fay “Glitter Heart” (Indie)
Most Active Indies are the most streamed and downloaded Singles during the given period on releases not directly promoted to radio by any of the ‘major’ record companies.

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2 SECRETS TO LICENSING YOUR MUSIC – FROM A TOP SONGWRITER

2 SECRETS TO LICENSING YOUR MUSIC – FROM A TOP SONGWRITER
by Sync Songwriter – July 9, 2017

I was super lucky to get this interview with Lindsay Tomasic. She is one of THE most successful writers in music licensing. You probably haven’t heard of her, but you almost certainly have heard her music on your favorite TV shows, movies, and ads.

In this short clip of the interview, Lindsay talks about two important secrets of getting your music licensed to TV & film.

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