Capacity Triangle

The project aims at building capacities to foster the professional adaption of music creators and empowering creators through knowledge. Whilst the training sessions and webinars focus on composers and songwriters on national level, ECSA’s objective is to address the transnational nature of a music creators’ business activity. Issues such as invoicing a company in another EU Member State, obtaining royalties and working on a transnational basis will be one of the key focuses of the Capacity Triangle.

The project takes the form of seminars and webinars and focuses on three areas of learning:

  • Digital skills: in order to get familiarized with digital tools and business models.
  • Entrepreneurial skills: because most composers work on an individual basis and few of them have any knowledge on self-employment and social security law when they first step into the world of professional composing and song writing.
  • Copyright and publishing skills: in order to ensure that music creators get an opportunity to learn about copyright contracts and publishing rights.

The 2020 edition of the Capacity Triangle was set to take place in The Hague (The Netherlands), but due to the unprecedented circumstances brought upon by the COVID-19 crisis, ECSA decided to organise a webinar instead on topics such as music and entrepreneurship, digital skills for music creators and the application of copyright online. The webinar took place on 31st March and was organised in collaboration with ECSA Dutch Member organisations: Nieuw Geneco, BAM!, VCTN and BCMM and in collaboration with Donemus Publishing.

The 2019 edition of the Capacity Triangle took place on the 25th of March 2019 at Beursschouwburg in Brussels, in partnership with SABAMPlayRight+ and GALM #UnitingArtistsInMusic ! Four panels were held dealing with digital, entrepreneurial and copyright skills. You can relive the whole event by watching the official live streaming videos by clicking here.

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