Popular music (APCOE committee)

APCOE is the committee of ECSA that deals specifically with issues affecting the composers and songwriters of popular music. The APCOE committee deals primarily with issues such as authors’ rights, fair remuneration or the collective management of rights.

Chairman: Alfons Karabuda (Sweden)

Vice- Chairmen: Wally Badarou (France) and Arriën Molema (Netherlands)

The current projects of the APCOE committee are the Creators’ Roundtables that were further developed to the transatlantic dialogue on sustainable music (TDSM), see more under ‘Advocacy’.

Art & contemporary music (ECF committee)

ECF is the committee of ECSA that deals specifically with issues affecting the composers of arts and concert music. It initiates activities to promote contemporary music creation in Europe and works on increasing the awareness for and the reception of contemporary music. Education is also a focus of members active in the committee.

Chairman: Jørgen Karlstrøm (Norway)

Vice-Chairmen: Jana Andreevska (Macedonia) and Esther Gottschalk (Netherlands)

Ongoing projects of the ECF committee are the European Contemporary Composers Orchestra (ECCO), the Composers’ Directory (CD) as well as the New Music Incubator (NMI), see more under ‘Cultural Activities’.

Film and audio-visual music (FFACE committee)

FFACE is the committee of ECSA dealing specifically with issues affecting composers of film, advertising and other audio-visual music. The committee aims to assert and maintain the specificity of the profession, reinforce the dialogue with producers, editors and broadcasters and to facilitate exchanges and mobility of professionals.

Chairman: Bernard Grimaldi (France)

Vice-Chairmen: John Groves (Germany) and Luis Ivars (Spain)

Successful projects of the FFACE committee are the Camille Awards and the European Film Music Day (EFMD), see more under ‘Cultural Activities’.

Special Representatives

Joerg Evers (Germany) was appointed to the position of ‘ECSA Special Representative for CISNET and DATA issues regarding the exploitation and administration of musical works’. He represents ECSA and the community of European music creators at all CISNET meetings and similar industry events.

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