Soundcloud has inked a deal with UMPI – Universal Music Publishing International and SACEM – France’s Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music.

The new agreement brings the catalogue of UMPI’s and the members of SACEM to SoundCloud’s free ad-supported service and its new consumer subscription service – SoundCloud Go, which launched recently in March. The agreement will bring SACEM and UMPI’s Anglo-American repertoire to SoundCloud in 33 territories and will ensure that authors, composers and publishers receive fair pay for the use of their works on SoundCloud’s platform.

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On the new deal, Alex Ljung, founder and CEO, SoundCloud said…

“We’re thrilled to have reached yet another agreement that will allow us to further our mission to strengthen and grow our unique community of more than 12 million creators – established and emerging – heard each month on SoundCloud. Our agreement with SACEM and UMPI, which we can add to a growing number of significant arrangements we have completed, allows us to continue to create a place where all creativity can live, while simultaneously ensuring rightsholders’ work is rewarded and respected.”

 

Jody Gerson, chairman and CEO, Universal Music Publishing Group added…

“Universal Music Publishing International is delighted to have worked with our partner SACEM to conclude this deal, which makes our music widely accessible to European consumers and allows for our songwriters to be properly compensated through SoundCloud’s platform.”

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And, Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO of SACEM said…

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“This first agreement with SoundCloud that we have signed before SoundCloud’s launch of a new French consumer subscription service, demonstrates SACEM’s commitment to be highly reactive and to provide the proper remuneration of the creators in the digital environment.”

Charlotte Hassan

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