ECSA represents over 17,000 professional composers and songwriters in 22 European countries. With 40 member organisations all across Europe, the Alliance represents the interests of music writers of art & classical music, film & audiovisual music and popular music. ECSA’s principle mission is to defend and promote the rights of music writers at a European and international level by legal means and to also advocate for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters. With the ultimate aim being to improve the social and economic conditions of music writers in Europe, ECSA acts as a focal point and pace setter for EU and international institutions.
ECSA was initiated in 2006 in Vienna in the framework of the Mozart Jahr and established as alliance on 7th of March 2007 at the Theatro Circo Price in Madrid. The aim was to have a single voice representing the interests of all composers and songwriters in Europe.
ECSA is a member of the European Music Council, the Global Repertoire Database and officially acredited observer at WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization)
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The board is composed by the three chairmen or vice-chairmen of the committees apcoe, ecf and fface. Currently, these are Alfons Karabuda (President), Bernard Grimaldi and Antun Tomislav Saban (Vice-Presidents), John Groves (Treasurer), Jean-Marie Moreau, Chris Smith, Kjartan Olafsson and Martin Q Larsson.
Mr. Karabuda is also Chairman of the Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers and Chairman of the Polar Music Prize Award Committee.
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