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.
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.
TIME TO ADOPT THE 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.
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.
MUSIC MARKET DYSFUNCTION IN SPAIN
ICMP renewed its resolve to tackle the ongoing dysfunction of the Spanish music market, stemming from governance issues with the collecting society SGAE.
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’s 2019 education and training courses
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:
The European Commission in December published its highly anticipated Counterfeit and Piracy Watch-List, which names online and physical marketplaces that are reported to engage in piracy and counterfeiting across the world.
ICMP held its biannual EU Training Day at its headquarters on 28 November. ICMP Board Members were in attendance as were national Music Publisher Associations from Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, the UK and others.
YouTube’s campaign against Article 13 of the Copyright Directive shows a lack of respect for the EU democratic process of law making.