Updated Society Statement Checker to v1.2.2

We released an updated version of the Society Statement Checker.

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Papers for more informed competition in the Collective Rights Management (CRM) market

Two new Open Access papers have been published, analysing two aspects of the changing market of collective rights management.

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Updated international CCS-Statistics

We updated the statistics for the international economics of European CCS. The objective was to eliminate distortions due to different reporting periods and different sources of income.

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New Version of CWR-Validator and removment of download restriction

We are very pleased to have released a new version of the CWR Validator. New features include notification when a new version is available (to better accommodate our irregular update cycles), integration of the latest CISAC sender codes, and two small usability improvements.

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Bugfix releases for CRD-Viewer and CWR-Validator

We have released version v0.3.7843 of the CRD-Viewer as well as version v0.5.7842 of the CWR-Validator. Both address a few bugfixes regarding date handling.

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CRD Viewer v0.3.7825 released

Version v0.3.7825 of the CRD-Viewer has been released! The improvements are based primarily on the feedback of various publishers, who used and tested the tool. Thanks!

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Journal article "Direct memberships in foreign copyright collecting societies as an entrepreneurial opportunity for music publishers" available

We have summarized essential findings of our research project SO/CLEAR in a scientific paper and are happy to announce its publication in a special issue of Springer's Journal of Cultural Economics.

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CRD Viewer released

We have released a new desktop application for viewing and analysing Common Royalty Distribution (CRD) files.

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CRD Parser released

We have released a new tool for parsing Common Royalty Distribution (CRD) files. The Javascript version of the parser is available online.

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Copyright collecting societies process and data models

Music publishing companies mainly collect international royalties by utilising their home copyright collecting society (CCS) or by engaging a sub-publisher in the foreign market. Though this approach does not need much effort from the publishing company, it has several disadvantages. First, delayed royalty payments may occur. In addition, fees reduce the possible income for the publishing company.

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CWR Validator v0.57 released

We have released a new version of our validator vor CWR files. Besides a multitude of bugs and minor improvements we have added the possibility to create and apply filter presets, to filter specific (known/not relevant/ignorable/annoying, I think you get the point) validation messages.

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