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European Commission proposes new e-commerce rules

Brussels, 26 May 2016 - Yesterday the European Commission unveiled its highly anticipated e-commerce package. The measures include proposals to end unjustified geoblocking, plans to update the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive and a communication on online platforms.

NMPA and Dubset ink rights deal

On 18 May, National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) announced a Rights Agreement with Dubset Media Holdings for NMPA’s independent music publisher members.

TTIP and TPP updates

New York, 9 May 2016 - The 13th round of US - EU negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) agreement was held in New York from 25 – 29 April.

Midem to receive honourary 2016 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

Brussels, 27 April 2016 - The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has today revealed that leading music trade fair Midem is the special honouree of the 2016 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing - the unique and prestigious prize in the international music publishing field.

ICMP at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016

Frankfurt, 11 April 2016 - On 7 April, ICMP held a meeting in Frankfurt MusikMesse under the auspices of its Serious Music Bureau. Some 20 music publishers attended and debated key issues relating to sheet music.

ICANN sends Internet transition plan to US government

Marrakesh, 21 March 2016 - At its 55th meeting in Marrakesh, the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) submitted a plan to the US government that should lead to the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) contract away from the government to a global so-called “multi-stakeholder community.” The transition is the final step in the long-anti

ICMP Board convenes in Helsinki. Raises concerns over Spanish collecting society SGAE

Helsinki, 7 March 2016 – The Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) met in Helsinki on 1 and 2 March.

Where are the royalties in Kenya?

Nairobi, 24 February 2016 - Musicians and artists in Kenya are demanding more transparency and accountability from the country’s collecting society MCSK. The society has been accused of corruption and misappropriation of royalties. 

Europe and U.S. seal ‘Privacy Shield’ data transfer deal

Brussels/Washington, 8 February 2016 - On 2 February, the European Commission and the U.S. agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield. The two parties had been working on a new deal since the European Court of Justice ruled in October 2015 in Case C‑362/14 that the Commission’s Decision on the Safe Harbour arrangement was invalid.

Tina Hart joins the MPA UK as Membership & Outreach Manager

London, 1 February 2016 - The Music Publishers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Tina Hart as Membership & Outreach Manager.