Mr. Almunia, Commissioner for Competition, received on 30th November an ECSA delegation for an exchange of views on pending EU policies related to authors’ rights. The meeting took place at the European Commission in Brussels and has been an excellent occasion for ECSA to discuss its’ viewpoints with the Commissioner. Among other issues, the delegation stressed the necessity for music creators to maintain the exclusive assignment to their collective societies, as well as the efforts of ECSA’s “Coercion Committee” to collect evidences on coercive practices for the commissioning of film and media music. It has been agreed, that both, ECSA and the Commission stay in contact. The ECSA delegation included Alfons Karabuda, Klaus Ager, Patrick Rackow, Bernard Grimaldi, John Groves and Patrick Ager.