EU collection societies join forces to sign Google Play deal

Some of Europe’s most prominent music licensing societies have come together to sign a deal with Google Play that grants the digital service access to 5.5 million musical works.

Armonia is a rights ‘hub’ initiative from SACEM (France), SGAE (Spain; also representing Sony Latin, Peer Latin and SPA) and SIAE (Italy) - plus Universal Music Publishing International - to facilitate pan-European licensing.

It offers a single point of entry for the use of repertoires that these groups represent, in line ...

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