The artists who sang confined will affect the rights of the Sacem - The Point

Bruel, Christine and the Queens, Alain Souchon, Francis Cabrel... For weeks, they were seen scratching their guitars or the singing on the social networks. At t

The artists who sang confined will affect the rights of the Sacem - The Point

Bruel, Christine and the Queens, Alain Souchon, Francis Cabrel... For weeks, they were seen scratching their guitars or the singing on the social networks. At the same time to deal with, but also to train, support caregivers, or keep in touch with their fans during this confinement period where many have had to postpone concerts or albums. All is not lost, however : the Sacem just announced that these mini-concerts in live will be the subject of" a special remuneration of copyright, " said France Inter.

A decision altogether logical for the Society of composers, authors and music publishers of canada, which represents the interests of more than 160,000 artists since the mid-Nineteenth century in their shares of copyright on their works. Starting from the premise that social networks have benefited from hearing from artistic performances, they intend to draw on the contribution made by the giants of the Web to help musicians. "We have collected of the rights of Google and Facebook, which, normally, pay rather of phonograms, but, there, we have decided, with the board of directors, to take a part of this money to also pay for these lives," details on France Inter Cécile Rap-Veber, the director of licensing and international operations of the Sacem.

10 euro for 1000 views

Specifically, the compensation will apply only on the concerts live online on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, from march 15 until July for the moment – negotiations with other platforms are ongoing. It is up to the artists members can make their request as early as June, specifying the number of performances they carried out. From there apply a calculation method, the same for all : the live of a title will be paid 10 euros minimum, concerts less than 20 minutes 46,35 € and 76 € beyond. Add to this a bonus of eur 0.001 per view, which is not much to the finish, since it is necessary to reach 10 000 views to reach at least 10 euros bonus and a million contacts to reach 1 000 euros...

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Only a few great artists that blew up the counters may, therefore, claim to be beautiful are around several thousand euros, provided, however, to be the authors or the composers of their music, and not mere performers, according to the rules of the Sacem. Faced with the multiplication of this type of performance, the company intends to sustain the device for the coming years, which will be supposed to review the agreements concluded with the giants of the Web... In the meantime, the Sacem has released emergency 6 million euros to help artists in distress, who are being hit hard by the cancellation of the concerts, festivals and other public events.

Updated Date: 22 May 2020, 09:33

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