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30 April 2021

News from ECSA - April edition

ECSA's monthly update.
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.
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.