ICE Services AB to deliver Copyright Services to Buma Stemra
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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About PRS for Music
PRS for Music represents the rights of over 160,000 songwriters, composers, and music publishers in the UK and around the world. On behalf of its members, it works to grow and protect the value of their rights and ensure that creators are paid transparently and efficiently whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. In 2020, 22.4 trillion performances of music were reported to PRS for Music, with £699m paid out in royalties to its members, making it one of the world’s leading music collective management organisations.
PRS for Music’s public performance licensing is now carried out on PRS for Music’s behalf by PPL PRS Ltd, the joint venture between PPL and PRS for Music.