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How PRS, STIM, and GEMA collect royalties from Facebook and YouTube

Did you know that the aforementioned entities teamed up to collect royalties from digital service providers?

That group is called ICE.

It’s via this organisation that the three PROs licence music to DSPs such as Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, and others.

This allows the digital service provider to buy a single blanket license for multiple territories. This is branded as the ICE Core Licence.

ICE was founded in 2010 as a joint venture between PRS of the UK, STIM of Sweden, and GEMA of Germany.

Via its new Licencr service, ICE aims to make it easier for smaller music services to use the work of composers and songwriters across the UK, Germany, and Sweden.

Learn more about ICE.

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