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Chris Butler elected new ICMP Chair during Midem

ICMP has elected Chris Butler, MPA UK, as its Chair taking over from Andrew Jenkins, Universal Music Publishing. At the meeting, the ICMP Board also elected its new Executive. Nicolas Galibert (CSDEM France) and Goetz von Einem (BMG) will serve as Vice Chairs, and Ralph Peer (NMPA US) and Rolf Budde (DMV Germany) as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

Ralph Peer II honoured at 2017 International Midem Awards

Cannes, 7 June 2017 - Ralph Peer II, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of peermusic and International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) Board Member, was tonight honoured for his contribution to the music ecosystem at the 2017 International Midem Awards. 

Hosted by Paul Zilk, CEO of Reed Midem, the ceremony took place during a gala dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes.

Cross-sectoral letter on the proposed Geo-blocking Regulation

In view of the ongoing trilogue negotiations with the Parliament, companies and associations of right holders active in Europe’s audiovisual, film, music, and video-game sectors are urging the Council and the Commission fully to exclude intangible digital content and audiovisual services from the scope of the Regulation and its mandated review.

Meet the music publishers: Interview with Jake Wisely of The Bicycle Music Company, California

For our latest ICMP meets the music publishers interview, we got in contact with Jake Wisley of The Bicycle Music Company in the United States.

(Originally published in ICMP Global Briefing, 15 September 2014)

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Court of appeal rules in favour of Reprobel

The Court of Appeal of Brussels has ruled in favour of Reprobel in a lawsuit against Hewlett Packard (HP) Belgium.

Meet the music publishers: Interview with Tommi Tuomainen of Elements Music in Finland

We are interviewing music publishers across to globe to gain an insight into the role, what it involves, why they do it and how they came into the business. This time we caught up with Tommi Tuomainen, CEO of Elements Music in Helsinki, Finland.  

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Department of Justice appeals Consent Decree ruling

On 18 May, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would appeal a September 2016 ruling and compel CMO BMI, to practice 100% licensing.

Meet the music publishers: Interview with Jodie Ferneyhough of CCS Rights Management in Canada

As part of our weekly Meet the Publishers interview series, we spoke with Jodie Ferneyhough, owner of CCS Rights Management in Canada, Vice President of the Canadian Music Publishers Association and ICMP Board Member.

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Letter from CMRRA on its acquisition by SoundExchange

Letter to Clients: CMRRA Acquisition by SoundExchange

May 16, 2017 by cmrra

May 16, 2017

Subject: CMRRA Acquisition by SoundExchange To CMRRA’s Valued Clients:

Meet the music publishers: Interview with David Alexander of Sheer Publishing in Africa

Once a week, we are featuring interviews with music publishers across to globe to gain an insight into the role, what it involves, why they do it and how they came into the business. This time we caught up with David Alexander of Sheer Publishing in Africa.  

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