The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) are calling on big tech companies to pay composers, songwriters and publishers a fair mechanical rate for their work.
2017 sees independent music publisher peermusic celebrating its 90th year.
Founded by Ralph S. Peer and his wife Monique I. Peer, the company is led by their son, CEO Ralph Peer II and granddaughter, deputy CEO, Mary Megan Peer.
Brussels/Washington DC, 8 March 2017 – The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is this week starting the process of defining the mechanical rates paid by digital services and other non-recorded music entities for the next five years.
The 33rd session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) took place from 27 February to 3 March.
ICMP is unhappy about Greece’s plans to introduce a Bill that exempts AEPI from a Europe-wide obligation of collective management entities to provide a fair and balanced representation of rightsholders in their decision making bodies.
Rightsholders and search-engines in the UK have agreed on a new voluntary code of practice to curb links to copyright-infringing content.
The code aims at demoting illegal sites once search engines receive notices from rightsholders. It also promotes technical consultation, more co-operation and information sharing.
Moscow, 7 February 2017 - Russia’s state sponsored collective management organisation RAO, has ordered an independent audit of its finances, while its new general director Maxim Dmitriyev has placed his music industry assets in a blind trust "to avoid conflict of interest”.
Join publishers from all around the world at Midem, the leading B2B event for the music ecosystem, in Cannes (France) from Tuesday 6 to Friday 9 June 2017.
Bulgaria's state national radio station, BNR, is no longer permitted to play millions of contemporary songs due to a row over copyright remuneration. The broadcaster is at loggerheads with Collective Management Organisation (CMO) Musicautor, which manages the rights of 14 million pieces of music.
London, 16 January 2017 - Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society Limited (MCPS) has outlined the extent of its alignment with the regulations implementing the Collective Rights Management (CRM) Directive in a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Intellectual Property Office (IPO).