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.
A number of organisations in the creative sector, including ICMP, have called on the European Union Member States to reject recent harmful additions to the EU's copyright proposal that cancel out the progress made during the copyright modernisation.
Owner and managing director of Budde Music, Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde has died after a long illness. He was 61.
As well as running Budde Music with his son Benjamin, Rolf had been a member of the Executive Board of ICMP since 2016. He had also been president and chairman of the German Music Publishers' Association (DMV) and was sitting on the board of collecting society GEMA.
With the European Commission due to publish its budget for the entire EU in May, the cultural and creative sectors have united in a call for an increased EU culture budget. A joint letter, also signed by ICMP, stresses the importance of culture to the social, economic and artistic development of Europe, while calling on the EU to double the current financing on offer.
Brussels/Tokyo, 29 March 2018 - The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) has today revealed that Misa Watanabe will be the honouree of the 2018 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing.
Washington D.C. 12 March 2018 - According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could provide ‘the most advanced and detailed standards on intellectual property in a trade agreement to-date’.
Brussels, 1 March 2018 – The European Commission today published a Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online. Its goal is to help EU countries and online platforms better deal with ‘all forms of illegal content’, including intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement.