13 March 2014
Having successfully received copyright services from ICE since 2010, the Swedish music copyright collection society STIM has extended their business relationship with the Swedish based company ICE and signed a long term contract for the delivery of music copyright.
ICE is very pleased to announce that STIM has extended their business relationship with ICE and has signed a long-term contract for copyright services. This 5-year contract will strengthen and professionalise the relationship between the two companies and it also confirms ICE’s position as an independent company delivering world-class copyright services.
"This is an important step towards the continued goal of simplifying both national and pan-European music rights licensing and processing. Outsourcing copyright services to ICE supports the international business strategy that STIM has mapped out, it ensures efficiency for our authors and publishers, and it will contribute to STIM having a leading role among collection societies in the future", says STIM acting CEO Helena Woodcock.
"STIM is a strong player in the music industry. Managing customer data and securing accurate distributions is a matter of trust and I am very pleased that we can continue our partnership and long term commitment with STIM to help them achieve their goals" says Carsten Drachmann, CEO of ICE.
About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.
PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to over 10m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £537.4m in 2015, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.
STIM is a Sweden-based rights organization for musical works. The organization was founded in 1923 and operates on a non-profit basis. STIM is owned by 71 000 affiliated composers, lyricists and music publishers, an increase of 40 percent since 2005. STIM owns six daughter companies and one subsidiary company. The organization’s cultural activities include grants, scholarships and prizes to songwriters, lyricists and composers, as well as funding of programs for contemporary art music.
Karin Jihde, Communications Director, STIM
+46 (0) 70 732 18 88
International Copyright Enterprise Services AB (ICE) is a limited company based in Stockholm, Sweden, delivering Professional Services and Managed Services to the Music Industry within back office management and administration of musical rights. The company was founded in 2007 as a joint venture between STIM and PRS for Music.
Helena Leek CEO assistant, ICE Services AB
+46 (0) 8 704 68 37 / +46 (0) 72 707 44 70