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– PRS For Music: The royalty collector’s broadcast and online MD Andrew Shaw, who renegotiated YouTube’s license, inked Spotify’s deal and…

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PRS For Music: The royalty collector’s broadcast and online MD Andrew Shaw, who renegotiated YouTube’s license, inked Spotify’s deal and last year lowered online streaming rates, is leaving in a reorg. New CEO Robert Ashcroft is making two new units: Licensing (led by recorded-media MD Jeremy Fabinyi) will cover online and other media’s royalties, while Operations will cover backend ops.

Babelgum: The video site is promoting in its NYC office as it knuckles down to trying to make money – Douglas Dicconson to chief revenue officer, Seth Graeber to sales VP, Melissa Grossman to sales marketing VP and Jackie Garcia to market development executive.

Lonely Planet TV: Travel Channel Studios founder Sue Norton will be the BBCWW business’ new TV SVP and head, based at BBCWW Productions in LA. Via C21.

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  1. Letting musicians manage their own rights is more in line with modern distribution techniques such as the internet. Collecting societies do not have a good name in getting all the money they collect to the music authors registered. The strong music copyright (legally) should be used by the copyright holder to managing it’s own rights e.g. through/via http://www.villamusicrights.com.

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