ECSA was initiated 2006 in Vienna in the framework of the European Composers’ Congress, organized and hosted by the Austrian Composers Society ÖKB. The congress resulted in the signature of a Letter of Intent of over 30 associations of composers, setting up a “Federation of European Composers’ Associations”.
A year later the alliance was established at the Theatro Circo Price in Madrid on 7th of March 2007, regrouping the three main federation of composer associations in Europe: APCOE (popular music), ECF (art and contemportary music) and FFACE (Film and audio-visual music). The aim was to create and alliance representing all genres of music, which speaks with a unified voice for all music writers in Europe.
From left to right: Klaus Ager (President ECF), Bernard Grimaldi (President FFACE), Bernardo Fuster (President MUSIMAGEN, Spain), David Ferguson † (Chairman APCOE) at the press conference in Madrid 2007
Today, ECSA actively represents the interests of its members on a permanent basis in Brussels.