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Creators Conference 2023

21 March 2023
Cinema Palace (Boulevard Anspach 85, Bruxelles)
Creators Conference 2023

The 2023 edition of our Creators Conference took place on 21 March 2023, at Cinema Palace (Brussels, Belgium)

For this year’s edition, ECSA was looking forward to making this event another success and to pursuing the discussions initiated with policy makers, creators and stakeholders of the music industry, and the art and culture industry in general. 

The event has provided a high-level forum to discuss crucial issues including music streamingnew technologiescontractual practices, as well as the EU strategy for the creative and cultural sector (CCS) with a focus on the music sector

All information about the panels and speakers are available below.

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12:30 - 13:30 Registration and networking lunch
13:30 - 13:45 Opening remarks by Helienne Lindvall (ECSA President)
Helienne Lindvall (Songwriter, ECSA President) (SE)
13:45 - 14:00 Keynote speech by MEP Ibán García del Blanco

Rapporteur on the European Parliament’s report on “Cultural diversity and the situation of authors in the European music streaming market”

Iban Garcia del Blanco (MEP, S&D) (ES)
14:00 - 15:15 First panel: ‘Fixing music streaming: building a sustainable future for creators’
Chris Cooke (Co-Founder and Managing Director, CMU) (GB)
Tobias Stenkjaer (Songwriter, Executive Chair of DPA) (DK)
Klaus Goldhammer (Partner and Managing Director, Goldmedia) (DE)
Helen Smith (Executive Chair, Impala) (GB)
Helienne Lindvall (Songwriter, ECSA President) (SE)
15:15 - 16:00 Session on music and artificial intelligence: 'Minimizing threats and embracing opportunities raised by the new technologies and AI’
Florian Koempel (Lawyer and Copyright Consultant) (DE)
Arriën Molema (Songwriter, Vice-Chair of BAM!) (NL)
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 - 16:40 Keynote speech by MEP Alexis Georgoulis
Alexis Georgoulis (MEP, The Left) (GR)
16:45 - 18:00 Second panel: ‘Towards fair practice: preventing buy-out contracts and promoting a fair and proportionate remuneration for music creators’
Étienne Forget (Media Composer, UNAC) (FR)
David El Sayegh (Deputy CEO, SACEM) (FR)
Emmanuelle du Chalard (Deputy Head of Copyright Unit, DG CNECT, EC) (FR)
Michael Price (Media Composer) (GB)
Janine Lorente (Expert in Copyright and Authors’ Rights Legislation) (ES)
18:00 - 18:30 Session on the EU strategy for the music sector
Georg Haeusler (Director of DG EAC, European Commission) (AT)
Zahra Mani (Composer, ECSA Vice-President) (GB)
18:30 - 18:45 Closing remarks by Alfons Karabuda (IMC President)
Alfons Karabuda (Composer, IMC President) (SE)
19:00 - 20:00 Cocktail reception
20:00 - 20:30 Concert

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