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.
14 July 2020
A call to invest in all our creative futures
European culture is in the midst of a crisis. How decision-makers choose to respond now will set the scene for the next decade of cultural and creative life in our union.
01 June 2020
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance’s 10 steps on How to implement the Copyright Directive for a more sustainable music ecosystem
Today, European citizens can access music everywhere as they never did before. Many digital platforms have become richer and more popular, but music creators did not reap the benefits of this digital shift. 74% of music authors cannot live from the income from their artistic profession. This situation is intolerable and must urgently change.
02 April 2020
Music sector joins together to call for EU and national investment to address current crisis and promote diversity
26 March 2020
Authors’ organisations Joint statement on Covid-19
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages our societies, including the cultural and creative sectors, authors’ organisations stand in solidarity with all those affected by the virus and we support measures taken to contain it.