The Creators Conference is a European forum organised by the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance and initially initiated by ECSA President Alfons Karabuda.
For more information about the Creators Conference, please go to the dedicated website.
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 2020
A CONFERENCE ON AUTHORS’ RIGHTS AND MUSIC
The 2020 edition of the Creators Conference took place together with the Camille Awards – European Film Composer Awards on 3rd February 2020 at Théâtre du Vaudeville in Brussels. The 2020 edition of the Creators Conference was organised in the light of the recent approval of the Copyright Directive and focused on current and upcoming EU policies affecting the lives of creators. Read the press release here.
For inquiries and more please contact: European Affairs & Programme Manager Alicja Swierczek via firstname.lastname@example.org
CREATORS CONFERENCE 2018
A CONFERENCE ON SERBIAN MUSIC AND INNOVATIVE EUROPEAN PROGRAMS OF SYNERGY, CREATIVITY AND BUSINESS
The 2018 edition was organised together with the Composer Association of Serbia (CAS) and explored “Serbian Music and Innovative European Programs of Synergy, Creativity and Business”. During the conference, panel discussions were held on the development of the Creative Industries, on new Music Tourism strategies all over Europe and on the situation of the Music Industry in Serbia.
The conference took place in Belgrade at the Kolarac Hall, on the 19th of September.
To access the full program, please see 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 the 2016 Edition of the Creators Conference:
Photo credits: John Staples
For more information, also on previous editions, check the website of the Creators Conference here!