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Music bodies request creator protection in NAFTA talks

In an open letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, 23 music trade bodies, including ICMP member the NMPA, have called on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks to protect creators.

Juncker snubs US in trade address

During his State of the Union address on 13 September, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, stressed that he wants to introduce a fast-track system to ensure Brussels can quickly conclude upcoming free trade agreements (FTAs).

Meet the music publishers

How did you get into music publishing?

My father started working in music publishing when he set up Essex Music in 1955. My older brother was chosen to take over the business, which he did for a few years, but then decided to move to France. I was next in line.

IP Summit 2017 - First look

The 12th edition of the IP Summit will take place in Brussels on 7 & 8 December 2017.

This high-level conference will gather 450 practitioners to discuss the timeliest IP issues and EU reforms related to patent, copyright, trademark, design and new technologies.

WIPO ruling stops Spanish system of manipulating television revenues

Brussels, 21 July - WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization, yesterday issued a binding decision on the arbitration procedure initiated by Spanish music publishers associations (Organización Profesional de Editores de Música – OPEM, and Asociación Espanola de Editores de Música – AEDEM

AEDEM statement at SGAE's Board Meeting on 28 June

Dear colleagues,

Below is a statement from AEDEM’s music publisher representatives in SGAE, Alma Martínez, Cecilia León and Javier Briongos, which was presented at SGAE’s Board meeting on 28 June:

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