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International Creators Dialogues

The International Creators Dialogues (ICD) serve as platforms for networking activities with international music creators’ associations, in America, Asia and Africa. 

International Creators Dialogue in New York

On 16th June, ECSA organised its first International Creators Dialogue at the New York Law School, with the support of the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM). 

The roundtable moderated by our President, Helienne Lindvall, was an excellent opportunity to hear about ongoing activities of the US partner organisations in the areas of fair remuneration, diversity and inclusion, education and awareness raising on composers' and songwriters' rights, working conditions of musicians and buyout contracts (among other topics). 

All the speakers agreed on the importance to collaborate and share knowledge, especially on new challenges such as AI and digitalization, and the crucial issue of buyout contracts. 

More generally, the speakers recalled the central role of composers and songwriters in today's world, and the fact that they receive only a tiny fraction of the benefits of their work, preventing them from securing a fair and sustainable situation.