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UNIVERSAL, SACEM GO WITH SOUNDCLOUD

Universal Music Publishing International and France’s SACEM have struck a deal with  SoundCloud to will ensure that authors, composers and publishers get paid for their work on the platform.

The deal covers 33 territories, and brings SACEM’s members and UMPI’s Anglo-American catalogue to SoundCloud’s ad-supported platform, as well as its new consumer subscription service, SoundCloud Go. Soundcloud Go launched in the U.S. in March;  the £9.99-a-month service started in the U.K. and Ireland in May.

The agreement, saysUMPG Chairman/CEO Jody Gerson “is another example of our commitment to facilitate licensing while protecting the rights of our songwriters and delivering the greatest value.”

SACEM and UMPI signed the pact under their Direct European Administration and Licensing initiative, a pan-European licensing joint venture that works as a one-stop for UMPI and SACEM repertoire in the region. The new deal ensures authors, composers and publishers receive fair remuneration for the use of their works on SoundCloud’s platform.

 “This first agreement with SoundCloud that we have signed before SoundCloud’s launch of a new French consumer subscription service, demonstrates SACEM’s commitment to be highly reactive and to provide the proper remuneration of the creators in the digital environment,” said Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO of SACEM.

SoundCloud Founder & CEO Alex Ljung chimed in with “Our agreement with SACEM and UMPI, which we can add to a growing number of significant arrangements we have completed, allows us to continue to create a place where all creativity can live, while simultaneously ensuring rights holders’ work is rewarded and respected.”

SACEM has 157,270 members and represents over 100 million works from the global repertoire. In 2015, SACEM distributed royalties to 293,000 authors, composers and publishers worldwide for 2 million works.

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