The Creators Conference is a European forum organised every year by the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance and initiated by ECSA President Alfons Karabuda.
What is the Creators Conference?
The conference allows music creators to share their knowledge and experience on an artistic, EU policy and professional level. It provides a high level European platform where creators, music business representatives and EU policy-makers can exchange views on on-going issues affecting music authors such as freedom of expression, author’s rights, new economic models, international cooperation or fair remuneration. It is traditionally attended by over 300 guests – music creators, representatives of national governments, EU officials and policy-makers, music distributors, music publishers, broadcasters, musicians, collective management societies and right holders from the cultural sector in general, cultural institutes, academics, or NGOs active in the field of culture and human rights.
The 2013 edition of the Conference was awarded the “Best International Congress” prize by the City of Brussels, in recognition of ECSA’s efforts to set up an outstanding event of unique value for all attendees. Read our press release on the prize here.
Creators Conference 2016 – A conference on authors’ rights, freedom of expression and the digital future
The 2016 edition was organised by ECSA in alliance with the European Writers’ Council (EWC), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), the Federation of European Film Director (FERA), the Federation of Screenwriters of Europe (FSE) and Freemuse with the support of the EU Creative Europe programme, the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC), the Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (SKAP), Authors’ Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS), VG WORT, deAuteurs, the Directors’ Guild of Slovenia (DSR) and the Collecting Society of Authors, performers and Film Producers of Audiovisual Works of Slovenia (AIPA).
The conference was held under the High Patronage of the European Parliament at the Residence Palace International Press Center in Brussels on 31 May 2016.
Some impressions of this year’s Creators Conference:
Photo credits: John Staples
For more information, also on previous editions, check the website of the Creators Conference here!