20Oct

Adami & Spedidam : two in one?

Adami and Spedidam are the two collective management organisations that are appointed by the French governement to collect and distribute neighbouring rights in and outside of France.

Adami and Spedidam are the two collective management organisations that are appointed by the French governement to collect and distribute neighbouring rights in and outside of France.

This week, these two societies have signed an historic agreement with the purpose “to combine the two societies in order to facilitate and strengthen the management of neighbouring rights for  performers”. This is why Adami and Spedidam have founded the society “Société des Artistes Interprètes (SAI)” with the purpose to gradually join all collections, distributions and payments to national and international performers by the year 2020.

The agreement, signed last Monday the 17th of October, provides for a unique point of contact to collect neighbouring rights which will make SAI the principal partner for PlayRight to internationally exchange French neighbouring rights for its members. Another part of the agreement: the different sets of distribution rules will be related and implemented for all performers of both societies. Until recently, performers were obliged to make a choice between both societies in order to fulfill the managerial needs for their category of performances. Both societies operated with a dissimilar set of distribution rules.

This is an important step forward for performers. PlayRight is pleased with this agreement and looks forward to its implementation in 2020.

 

12Oct

Professor Roger Blanpain deceased.

Yesterday, October 11th , professor emeritus Roger Blanpain has deceased. Next to being an absolute authority in the field of labor law, Professor Blanpain also was the Chairman of the Board of Directors of VEWA, the Association of Educational and Scientific Authors. As chairman of that collective management organisation, he was the driving force behind the reformation of public lending rights and the improvement of the situation for all authors and performing artists.

The Board of Directors, the Executive Committee, the management and the entire staff of PlayRight would like to thank Roger once more for all the work he has done and wishes his family and wife Lina much strength.

7Oct

MAINTENANCE!

The PlayRight portal will be temporarily offline between 17h and 18h today (07/10/2016) due to urgent maintenance.