Background

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”.

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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.

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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.

Latest News

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

Brussels, 22 March 2017 The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) and Read More
From the left: Gaute Storaas (Best Orchestral), Dennis Dreith on behalf of Lalo Schifrin (Outstanding Contribution), Sophia Ersson (Best Electro-Acoustic), Victor Reyes (Best Original Music for a Series); photo credit: Blair Mowat

Grand Scores Clip

Following the Grand Scores event that took place in Berlin on 2 February 2017 (see Read More
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News from Brussels – special edition – March 2017

Happy Birthday! ECSA is 10! Today, exactly 10 years ago, ECSA was established as Read More