On 5 October, Executive Director of the Finnish Music Publishers Association (Suomen Musiikkikustantajat ry) and ICMP Board Member, Pekka Sipilä received a lifetime achievement award at the Music & Media’s Industry Awards Gala in Tampere.
At a recent presentation ceremony hosted by the AMPAL Board of Directors, the Chair of AMPAL, Matthew Capper (Warner/Chappell Music Australia), Deputy Chair, Clive Hodson (Perfect Pitch Publishing) and General Manager, Matthew O'Sullivan, presented the AMPAL Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music Publishing to Brett Cottle AM.
Some 130 music publishers, collective management organisations (CMOs), and IP/copyright experts attended ICMP’s annual Central and Eastern European Music Publishers Congress (CEEMPC), which was this year held in Bucharest on 20 September.
Brussels/Bucharest, 20 September 2018 - The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has today announced the appointment of John Phelan to the position of Director General of the organisation, effective as of 1 October. He succeeds Coco Carmona.
The news was made public during ICMP’s Central and Eastern European Music Publishers’ Congress in Bucharest, Romania.
Brussels, 12 September 2018 – Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) have today approved MEP Axel Voss’s updated version of the European Union’s (EU) Copyright Directive, along with an amended version of Article 13.
Of the 751 MEPs voting in a full plenary in Strasbourg, 438 voted in favour, 226 against and 39 abstained.
Brussels, 8 September 2018 - ICMP, the global voice of music publishing, views the upcoming vote on Article 13 as crucial to the sustainable health of European culture, digital innovation and consumer offerings.
ICMP is supporting the ‘Europe for Creators’ campaign ahead of the European Parliament’s crucial copyright vote on 12 September.
The online campaign contains information on the EU’s Copyright Directive. It also showcases creative content, including videos, images, tweets and quotes.
The associated twitter account is @EUForCreators and the hashtag is #europeforcreators.
Vancouver’s City Council recently approved a grant of 400,000 CAD for Vancouver-based music projects and for enhancing vibrant cultural spaces across the city.
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.