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Music industry launches code of conduct on anti-stream manipulation

A collective of music publishers, record labels, collecting societies and others in the music sector have today published a code of conduct aimed at addressing cases of "stream manipulation" of online music. 

Busy Midem for ICMP


Cannes, 7 June 2019 – Axel Voss MEP, senior politician and the European Parliament’s lead negotiator on the EU Copyright Directive, has given a keynote address to the 2019 AGM of ICMP - the global trade body for music publishers. 

ICMP supports Canada's music sector as country engages in law reform

Last week ICMP was working alongside its Canadian colleagues CMPA and APEM in the context of the country’s upcoming review of its copyright legislation.

ICMP STATEMENT: MEPs approve EU Copyright Directive

Strasbourg, 26 March 2019 – ICMP, the global trade body for music publishing, issued the following statement regarding the European Parliament's approval in a vote on the EU Directive for Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

Joint Creative Sector Statement: It's time to adopt the Copyright Directive

ICMP and more than 200 likeminded creative organisations are calling on the European Parliament to adopt the proposed Copyright Directive.

See the letter in full below.


Statement: ICMP calls on European Parliament to adopt proposed Copyright Directive

Brussels, 5 March 2019 - ICMP has worked actively with European lawmakers to achieve a Copyright Directive that establishes a level playing field for music licensing and that is fair and beneficial for all songwriters, performers, publishers and labels as well as our digital partners.

World’s music publishers tackle biggest issues in global music market

Brussels, 5 March 2019 – The Board of The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has met in Madrid. 

Below are some of the headline issues discussed. 


ICMP renewed its resolve to tackle the ongoing dysfunction of the Spanish music market, stemming from governance issues with the collecting society SGAE. 

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About ICMP
ICMP is the trade association representing music publishers’ interests worldwide. ICMP’s membership comprises Associations from across Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia-Pacific, as well as the leading independent, multinational, international and SME music companies around the world.

WIPO update: SCCR latest and 2019 education course

WIPO’s 2019 education and training courses

AMPAL holds board elections

ICMP member the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association (AMPAL) held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November.

AMPAL General Manager Matthew O’Sullivan spoke about the organisation’s work throughout the year and welcomed AMPAL’s engagement with the current Parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry.

Also at the meeting: