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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.

ICMP Statement on Upcoming European Parliament Vote on the Copyright Directive 

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 lends its support to 'Europe for Creators' campaign

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 to boost music industry

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.

EU signs mammoth trade deal with Japan

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).

Industry-wide statement on EU copyright vote

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.

Singer/songwriter's call to MEPs ahead of EU copyright 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.


FTA flurry in Asia Pacific

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.

ICMP again raises its concerns over SGAE's disregard for international standards

Brussels, 11 June 2018 - The Board of Directors of ICMP has once again expressed its concerns about the situation at Spanish collecting society SGAE.