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Joint Music Sector Statement: YouTube’s Fact Free Fear-Mongering

YouTube’s campaign against Article 13 of the Copyright Directive shows a lack of respect for the EU democratic process of law making.

WIPO Conference on Global Digital Content held in New Delhi

The 2018 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market was held on 14 & 15 November in New Delhi, India.

The two-day event discussed public access to music, film and other creative works. It also looked at what can be done to improve the livelihoods of creators. 

Apply to sit on the MLC Board and Committees

With the passing of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) on 18 September comes a new copyright licensing organisation called the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC).

The MLC will create and maintain a database of music composition copyrights and their owners.

The MLC is looking for music publishers to sit on its Boards and Committees.

New Australian online copyright laws target search engines

The Australian government recently amended its 2015 website blocking legislation that allows rightsholders to obtain Federal Court orders obliging ISPs to take reasonable steps to block access to foreign pirate websites. 

‘South Africa must not squander once in generation chance to update online music laws’

Johannesburg - ICMP has called on the South African government to resolve issues of concern as the country’s copyright overhaul enters its final stages.

ICMP Board Member Pekka Sipilä receives lifetime achievement award

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.

Brett Cottle AM receives AMPAL Award

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.

CEEMPC18 held in Bucharest

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.

ICMP appoints John Phelan as its Director General

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.

It’s a Yes! European Parliament votes to protect creators

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.