The future of collecting publishing royalties will take centre stage at this week’s BIME conference in Bilbao, Spain, which runs from October 26-28 at the city’s BEC venue.
Virginie Berger, CEO of Armonia Online, an online music licensing specialist, will discuss the company’s strategy to make online music licensing and processing as efficient as possible at the upcoming BIME event in Bilbao.
Now in its fourth year, BIME will again host senior executives from across the globe to discuss market-shaping trends and provide insight across the music and technology markets.
Berger will sit on a panel that includes Andy Heath (head of publishing, Beggars Group) and Janine Lorente (MD, SGAE) to discuss the future of collecting publishing and royalties.
“Collections societies that compose Armonia have decided to join forces within a pan-European hub, as they were facing major issues: the fragmentation of repertoires, the overwhelming volumes of data to process and the complexity of multi-territorial licensing of local and international digital services.
“So, not only did they decide to join forces in order to implement their own technology, they also united into a real alliance, a licensing hub to share innovation and music business experience in order to ensure a fair deal for everyone which is a fair and transparent compensation for rights-holders.”
A number of leading industry figures will be speaking at this year’s event, covering a wide range of topics. Speakers confirmed include WIN CEO Alison Wenham, Glastonbury booker Michael Elbourne, Cooking Vinyl owner Martin Goldschmidt, Beggars Group head of publishing Andy Heath, Live Nation chairman Pino Sagliocco and many more.