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ICE Services AB to deliver Copyright Services to Buma/Stemra 

7 August 2013

The Dutch music copyright collection Society Buma/Stemra has signed a 5 year service contract with Swedish based ICE Services AB for the delivery of music copyright services.

Today, Buma/Stemra (the Dutch music copyright collection Society) and International Copyright Enterprise Services AB (ICE) signed a 5 year copyright services delivery contract.

Based on its state of the art database and multi-territorial copyright processing solutions, ICE will manage all of Buma/Stemra's copyright documentation for both domestic and international repertoire.  With a pre-agreed service delivery contract for 5 years, Buma/Stemra will benefit from a more efficient copyright documentation system and will reduce the need for in-house  investments in copyright documentation in the future.  The migration of copyright data has already started and it is expected that Buma/Stemra copyright data will be in the ICE database and ready for services in the first calendar quarter of 2014.

Hein van der Ree, CEO of Buma/Stemra says "Our cooperation with ICE is a very important strategic step. Buma/Stemra constantly strives to improve the cost efficiency and effectiveness of her services, now and in the future. The cooperation with ICE is essential for the realisation of a central international database, to gradually replace a number of local databases, and enables us to realise our organisational goals: optimal service to our members and efficient documentation of music authors and music publishers’ rights."

"Our mission is to enable efficiency in the music Industry, to have high customer satisfaction and to add value to Music Rights Holders. Signing up Buma/Stemra as a customer for ICE is a major milestone in pursuing our goals.  Buma/Stemra has a history of being a strong front runner in terms of outsourcing back office services and seeking new ways of running its business and we are very proud and honored to sign this 5 year contract today" says Carsten Drachmann, CEO of ICE.

About Buma/Stemra

Buma/Stemra is the copyright organisation for music authors and music publishers in the Netherlands, representing its members’ interests throughout the world. Music authors who transfer the commercial exploitation of their music copyright to Buma/Stemra can be assured of getting the maximum payments for copyright fees, high-quality services and extensive information about the latest developments in the music world and in copyright law. Buma/Stemra promotes Dutch music as an international product by organising, financing and sponsoring numerous music events through Buma Cultuur.

Bas Erlings
+31 (0)23 – 799 76 90 / +31 (0)6 – 52 67 60 35

About ICE

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
+46 (0) 8 704 68 37 / +46 (0) 72 707 44 70

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 nearly 15m 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 £621.5m in 2016, 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.

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