Key Stakeholders’ Legislative And Music Industry Roundtables
Washington DC and New York,
November 18-20 2015:
Long-term Sustainable Development of Digital Music Services
Whilst copyright law in the US and in the EU vary in many aspects, both the US and EU governments have established certain exclusive rights for authors in order to promote the progress of science and the arts and therefore of society in general. In light of the digital future and challenges related to the digital environment, the US and EU governments are aiming at modernizing copyright and adapting it for the digital future.
The roundtable in Washington DC on November 18 will therefore start with a focus on legislative issues as well as discussions on how to ensure fair remuneration in the digital environment. It will bring together key US and European creator groups, music industry representatives, representatives of the UN and the US Congress as well as representatives from the United States Copyright Office In order to assess the upcoming review of copyright law in the US and in the EU.
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The roundtable in New York on November 20 will focus on music industry related issues as well as fair and sustainable business models regarding streaming services and revenues. Stakeholders such as ASCAP, American Society of Composers, Songwriters and Publishers, as well as representatives from TIDAL, Spotify, Apple Music and the creators groups SGA (Songwriters Guild of America), CIAM, MCNA as well as A2IM, American Association of Independent Music, are expected to attend.
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All partaking stakeholders are invited to present their view of the current situation and the future of digital music services from their specific perspective. The roundtables are hosted by ECSA, European Composer & Songwriter Alliance, and SKAP, Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers & Authors, organized with the support of CIAM, MCNA and IMC (tbc).
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance, ECSA, represents over 30,000 professional composers and songwriters in 23 European countries. With 45 member organizations across Europe, the Alliance speaks for the interests of music creators of art & classical music (contemporary), film & audiovisual music, as well as popular music.
The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors, SKAP, is the Swedish interest group for professional songwriters, composers, lyricists and adaptors of all genres. SKAP works for the rights of individual music creators and for good conditions in the field of professional music creation.
The International Council of Music Authors, CIAM, was created in 1966 to protect the rights and assert the cultural aspirations of music creators, CIAM focuses on the key issues directly concerning the moral rights of composers and creators of music. It promotes their professional, economic and legal interests and serves as a forum for cooperation and networking. It facilitates the exchange of information, ideas and best practice, and provides practical advice to help musical creators defend their professional environment.
Music Creators North America (MCNA) provides a voice for music creators in the ongoing discussions that will reshape national and international copyright law and policy. In addition, we wish to draw attention to the issues that matter, not only to us, but also to all those who love music and hope for a fair and vibrant marketplace for this essential cultural and economic endeavor.