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31 May 2021

ECSA's vision on how Europe can prevent buyout contracts

In Europe and all over the world, audiovisual composers and their organisations have launched awareness and education campaigns to stop buyout contracts, which deprive them from a fair and proportionate remuneration. ECSA fully supports those campaigns and pays tribute to all the composers standing against buyouts.
27 May 2021

European Film Music Day(s) 2021

The European Film Music Day (EFMD) is an event bringing together experts in the audiovisual sector to discuss key issues at stake. This year’s edition unfolded digitally with two panel discussions.
06 May 2021

Music Streaming and its impact on composers & songwriters

ECSA calls on both policy makers and all stakeholders in the music sector to promote a fairer and more transparent ecosystem for music streaming, which could finally benefit music creators, who are at the origin of all musical creations.
15 March 2021

Authors Group Position – European Parliament’s Report on the situation of artists and the cultural recovery in the EU

The Authors’ Group is Europe’s leading Authors’ network representing hundreds of thousands of authors in Europe. As representatives of authors, we very much welcome the focus of the European Parliament on the situation of our members, who are the primary creators of cultural works, and we look forward to share our views with MEPs on this report.
16 November 2020

ECSA’S Reaction to Spotify’s suggestion to “amplifying artist input in personalized recommendations” in exchange of lower royalty rates

The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) represents over 30,000 professional composers and songwriters in 27 European countries. Today, we feel compelled to speak out against the recent announcements by Spotify to allegedly “amplifying artist input in personalized recommendations” in exchange of lower royalty rates.
23 September 2020

Music authors and performers strongly denounce Epidemic Sound’s malpractices and its profound disrespect for their rights

AEPO-ARTIS, ECSA and FIM collectively represent over 500 000 composers, songwriters and performers. We feel compelled to speak out against the harmful development of Epidemic Sound for the ability of these professionals to make a living from their creations.