At the EU-Japan summit in Tokyo on 17 July, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, signed the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The European Parliament has today rejected the current draft of the European Copyright Directive as passed by its legal committee last month, with 278 in favour and 318 against. ICMP has joined other like-minded organisations in issuing a statement following the vote.
On the eve of the European Parliament’s copyright vote, French singer/songwriter Emily Loizeau explains why the vote is crucial for the livelihoods of artists across the world.
See her short film addressed to MEPs here.
On 18 June, European Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström together with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially launched negotiations for a trade agreement between the EU and Australia. Three days later, on 21 June, Malmström and New Zealand's Minister for Trade David Parker launched similar talks.
Brussels, 11 June 2018 - The Board of Directors of ICMP has once again expressed its concerns about the situation at Spanish collecting society SGAE.
Cannes, 7 June 2018 - ICMP, the International Confederation of Music Publishers yesterday held its Annual General Assembly during Midem in the presence of some 40 publishers and other key players from the music industry. A new Board and Bureaux for the term of 2018-2020 were elected.
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Cannes 6 June 2018 – Last night, ICMP presented Japanese music publishing icon Misa Watanabe, with the 2018 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing. ICMP Chair Chris Butler presented the award at a gala dinner held during Midem. The ceremony was attended by music publishers and senior industry executives from across the world.
Online licensing hub ICE has struck a major licensing deal with audio streaming platform Mixcloud, adding repertoire from some 290,000 members. With 17 million listeners every month, Mixcloud has more than 1.2 million creators and 12 million DJ sets, radio shows and podcasts, featuring top artists like David Guetta and David Byrne.
ICMP’s Spanish member AEDEM held its 19th Convention of Music Publishers from 7 to 9 May in Caldes D’estrac near Barcelona.
At the two-day Convention, numerous issues affecting music publishers were discussed, including their role in a global market, the world of the music supervisor and future alternatives to Collective Management Organisations (CMOs).
On 18 April, the European Commission signed off on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement and the EU-Singapore trade and investment agreement before proposing the signature of both texts to the Council.