Last week ICMP was working alongside its Canadian colleagues CMPA and APEM in the context of the country’s upcoming review of its copyright legislation.

ICMP joined CMPA Executive Director Margaret McGuffin, APEM Managing Director Jérôme Payette and ICMP Board Member Jodie Ferneyhough for a series of high-level government meetings in Ottawa, before giving presentations in Toronto to legal representatives and attendees to Canadian Music Week.

Points of discussion included the benefits for musicians should Canada confirm extension of its term of copyright protection from Life +50 to Life +70), as well as recent developments in legislation around the world such as the recent EU Copyright Directive.

It was a classic example of ICMP working in person alongside its members in order to maximise the interests of all kinds of music publishers as a government revises its laws.