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Rolf Budde passes

Owner and managing director of Budde Music, Prof. Dr. Rolf Budde has died after a long illness. He was 61.

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.

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.

The value gap

Some internet intermediaries, such as search engines and social networks, are not remunerating rightsholders for disseminating copyright-protected content online.

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.

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