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.

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