Today the Global Repertoire Database announced its location plans, London will be the location for the headquarters meanwhile Berlin was selected as the location for the operations center.
Alfons Karabuda, President of ECSA, the European Composer & Songwriter Alliance, said, ‘We are happy to have a home for the Global Repertoire Database. These two great cities of Berlin and London with their proud heritage and strong support for authors’ rights and for copyright will serve our needs very well. We can now turn our attention to building the world’s first authoritative database of musical works and to creating a...
Under the title Music and Author's right, ECSA Secretary General Patrick Ager elaborated on recent problems regarding censorship, freedom of speech and the need of strong legal protection for moral and economic interests of authors and artists.
The article was published by the European Music Council's Magazin Sounds in Europe.
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ECSA welcomes the Report of UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights, Farida Shaheed – “The right to freedom of artistic expression and creativity”
The report stresses that the system of non-profit collective rights management societies, having authors and artists well represented on their boards, “should be promoted and protected”. ECSA is also pleased that the Special Rapporteur notes the problem of coercive contracts, entailing that creators sign away their rights to their creation in order to gain a commission for creating a work. This practice is frequently done by public and private funded broadcasters and consequently entails that creators lose control over their creation, which can be used in contradiction to their own vision.
Spotlight on Composers – Pure Magic – Interview with Bernard Grimaldi, Flim and TV composer, Vice–President of ECSA, Chairman of FFACE committee
Photo: Jean-François Tifiou
Exclusive interview with Bernard Grimaldi, French Film and TV Composer on the occasion of his election as the ECSA Vice-President and Chairman of the FFACE committee can be found here.
Bernard Grimaldi talks about his passion for film and music and the specific challenges of composing music for film and television. ECSA...