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Artist Earnings Rise To $10.8B Globally

Music, video and other artists are earning a record $10.8 billion in royalties a year, according to figures released last week.

Artist Earnings Rise To $10.8B Globally

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Music, video and other artists are earning a record $10.8 billion in royalties a year, according to figures released last week. Yet the artists say that they deserve still more and they will fight for it.  The figures from International Confederation of Authors and Composers (CISAC) are coupled with a call for action to prevent copyright abuse.


In a swipe at digital services, the CISAC industry group’s Director-General Gadi Oron said that artists “are fighting for the best licensing terms and the highest royalties possible in a world where powerful users are determined to avoid, or minimize, paying a fair return for their work.”

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In September 2018, the European Parliament supported a new EU Copyright Directive on the digital market. The internet worldwide may face a major shake-up as a result. Paul McCartney and many musicians are strongly in favour. They are pitted against Web giants Google, YouTube, Facebook and Wikipedia.

–  Continue reading Mark Beech on the Forbes website.

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Japan’s MILLENNIUM PARADE Coming to Toronto on 2024 Global Tour: See the Schedule

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek on Nov. 2 in Mexico City.

MILLENNIUM PARADE is set to launch its first-ever global tour called the WHO AND HOW TOUR 2024 in November, traveling to nine cities around the world for 10 shows.

The band, led by Daiki Tsuneta of King Gnu, will kick off the trek in Mexico City, then hit Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Berlin, Paris, London, Utrecht, and Tokyo. The Tokyo shows will take place at Tokyo Garden Theater on Dec. 19 and 20. The tour will mark the first time in three years that the band performs live.

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