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ICMP attends AEDEM convention

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).  

EU concludes three major trade deals

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.

CW! calls on Member States to resolve fundamental issues in Copyright Directive

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.

Rolf Budde passes

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.

Boosting the EU culture budget

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.

Misa Watanabe to receive the 2018 ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

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.

Report: Think tank says CPTPP still has high IP standards

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’.

European Commission announces more measures for dealing with illegal content online

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.

ICMP signs joint letter in support of EU music programme

Music Moves Europe, a new pilot programme from the European Commission's Education and Culture Directorate General, was recently launched in Brussels. The initiative will test various schemes that could become part of a European Union music programme to officially launch in 2021.

ICMP urges action over Spanish collecting society SGAE

Paris, 12 February 2018 - At meetings on 7 and 8 February in Paris, the International Confederation of Music Publishers’ Board of Directors once again expressed its anger at developments involving Spanish collecting society SGAE.