Welcome Back, everyone! As you slowly reapproach your work desks, enjoy these news bits and get ready for an autumn full of surprises! 🙂
CALL FOR PROPOSALS – MUSIC MOVES EUROPE
The new Creative Europe call is dedicated to boosting European Music Diversity and Talent Call on Professionalisation and Training. The overall aim of this call is to identify and to support at least 10 innovative and sustainable pilot training programmes for young musicians and professionals in the music sector that have a European dimension. Lessons learnt from these pilot training proposals should improve the sector’s capacity and contribute to its professionalization. Finally, these findings should feed into an integrated strategy for music support for the next generation of EU funding programmes after 2020. Deadline : 31 October 2019
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION LAUNCHES THE STAKEHOLDER’S DIALOGUE BETWEEN TECH PLATFORMS AND RIGHT HOLDERS ON ARTICLE 17 OF THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE.
On 28 August, the European Commission published a call for expression of interest (deadline on 18 September) to participate in the stakeholder dialogue on the application of Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The goal of the dialogue is to discuss practical solutions and actions to be taken by online content-sharing service providers for the application of Article 17. Its results are expected to feed into the preparation of the European Commission’s guidance on the application of Article 17, as mentioned in the Directive. The Commission will hold the first meeting of the stakeholder dialogue on 15 October, in Brussels. Further meetings will be organised in the coming months.
ECSA AUTUMN SESSION
The ECSA Autumn Session is approaching! The Session, consisting of the usual committee meetings and the General Assembly, as well as the ECSA Future LAB, will take place from the 7th to the 9th of October 2019 in Stockholm, hosted by Skap (The Swedish Society of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and FST (The Swedish Society of Composers).
On 8th October two events under the frame of ECCO will take place: an ECCO workshop consisting of an open rehearsal and the ECCO concert later on that same day. Both events will take place at the Royal College for Music in Stockholm. The Stockholm Saxophone Quartet will perform 6 pieces from 7 European composers. Please reserve your tickets here.
SAVE THE DATE: CREATORS CONFERENCE !
The Creators Conference changed date and venue. ECSA is pleased to announce that the Creators Conference will take place on 3rd February 2020 in the afternoon at Theatre de Vaudeville in Brussels. Current and future EU policies that are relevant for creators will be discussed with high level EU policy makers. The conference will be followed by a special Camille Awards ceremony. Stay tuned for more information!
SOUNDTRACK COLOGNE – 16TH EDITION
28TH AUGUST – 1ST SEPTEMBER 2019
The 16th edition of the SoundTrack Cologne, Europe’s largest congress for music and sound in film, games and media is now taking place in Cologne, Germany. The goal of the congress – which features around 50 roundtables, panels and workshops – is to exchange on current legal, cultural, technical developments in the field of media music. On 29 August, ECSA Secretary General Marc du Moulin intervened on a panel about the challenges for the implementation of the EU Copyright Directive with Helga Trüpel (former MEP who played a decisive role for the adoption of the Directive), Micki Meuser (audiovisual composer, GEMA Board member and DEFKOM’s delegate to ECSA), Anselm Kreuzer (composer & audiovisual artist), John Groves (audiovisual composer, Composers Club, ECSA Treasurer and Vice Chair of the Film and Audiovisual Music Committee – FFACE) and Christoph Rinnert (composer, Composers Club). All speakers highlighted the positive aspects of the Directive but underlined the need to actively defend an ambitious implementation at national level so that it can fully deliver its promises for all music authors in the EU. We warmly thank the SoundTrack Cologne’s organisers for their kind cooperation with ECSA and wish them all the best for a successful 16th edition!
IMC 6TH WORLD FORUM ON MUSIC
Do not miss the very special celebration of the 70th anniversary of the International Music Council! It will be held in the framework of the 6th World Forum on Music to be held in Paris, September 28th – 1st October 2019. In recognition of the IMC Five Music Rights, which represent the basic values of our organization, the Forum theme is: “Give Me Five: The Five Music Rights in Action”. Do not miss the opportunity to meet and engage with colleagues from various areas of the music sector to broaden your horizons and find inspiration for new projects.