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ECSA-EBU-GESAC-ICMP recommendation for the licensing of broadcast-related online activities

Created: 2014-04-04 09:26:40

ECSA, public service broadcasters (EBU), music publishers (ICMP) and collective management organisations (GESAC) have launched a forward-looking industry initiative to facilitate licensing in the digital environment.

The four organizations have officially released on 4th of April 2014 a recommendation that sets out principles aimed at encouraging the aggregation of rights for the licensing of certain broadcast-related online activities on a cross-border basis.

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The Creators Handbook

Created: 2014-04-01 13:57:09

ECSA is happy to present its newest publication "The Creators Handbook"

The Creators Handbook aims to help young fellow composers and songwriters to understand the often complex working mechanism of the music business. The handbook provides a simple and easily understandable information tool, which shall serve as a handbook for young creators realizing their first musical works.

Open letter from the National Union of Ukrainian Composers

Created: 2014-03-11 13:09:07

ECSA has received an open letter from the National Union of Ukrainian composers, which represents contemporary classical music in Ukraine.

The letter calls on composers associations and other music organizations around the world  to be alert to developments in Ukraine.

ECSA wishes to express solidarity with Ukrainian composers and songwriters, and will continue to support and actively promote the right to freedom in its activities.

For further information please access the letter here.

ECSA welcomes the adoption of MEP Castex’ report on private copying levies

Created: 2014-02-27 18:26:06

On 17 February 2014 the European Parliament (EP) adopted MEP Francoise Castex’ report on private copying levies (PCL).

The report is supportive of PCL, noting that it is a “virtuous system that balances the exception for copying for private use with the right to fair remuneration for rightholders, and that it is worth preserving”.

In addition, it stresses that “levies should be payable by manufacturers and importers”.

ECSA welcomes MEP Castex’ statement that “Culture and artistic creation form the bedrock of the European identity...