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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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Press Statement from Creativity Works! on DSM mid-term review

Today the European Commission has published its mid-term review on the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy. As representatives of the 11 million individuals in Europe’s creative and cultural sectors, who work and contribute approximately €914 billion to the EU’s GDP, we are deeply troubled how important revenue streams used to create high quality European content are now in jeopardy.

WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights update

The 34th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was held from 1 to 5 May in Geneva. At the meeting, the newly elected SCCR Chair Daren Tang, Chief Executive of the Singapore IP Office, proposed that a draft text on a broadcasting instrument from the previous chair, Martin Moscoso of Peru, could serve as a basis for further textual discussions.

Meet the Music Publishers: Interview with Cecilia León Rodrigo of Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo

Introducing ICMP's Meet the Music Publishers interview series.  Every Friday, we will feature an interview with a music publisher to gain an insight into the role, what it involves and how they came into the business. For our first interview, we had the privilege to speak with Cecilia León Rodrigo of Spanish independent music publisher Ediciones Joaquín Rodrigo.

WIPO & IPA to compile report on world publishing statistics

Geneva, 24 April 2017 - The International Publishers Association (IPA) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) are to publish an annual report on world publishing statistics.

The report will be compiled through WIPO's network of 189 member states and the IPA's 70 members.

EUIPO survey: Widespread support for intellectual property rights among EU citizens

Alicante, 28 March 2017 - An EU-wide survey carried out by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) shows that 97% of all EU citizens believe it is important that inventors, creators and performing artists can protect their rights and be paid for their work.

Petition: ICMP and ECSA urge CRB to set fair rates for composers, songwriters and publishers

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) and the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) are calling on big tech companies to pay composers, songwriters and publishers a fair mechanical rate for their work.

peermusic turns 90

2017 sees independent music publisher peermusic celebrating its 90th year.

Founded by Ralph S. Peer and his wife Monique I. Peer, the company is led by their son, CEO Ralph Peer II and granddaughter, deputy CEO, Mary Megan Peer.

ICMP urges Copyright Royalty Board to set fair rates

Brussels/Washington DC, 8 March 2017 –  The Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) is this week starting the process of defining the mechanical rates paid by digital services and other non-recorded music entities for the next five years.

WIPO IGC seeks to protect folklore

The 33rd session of the Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC) took place from 27 February to 3 March.