On the 11th of April, a working breakfast took place between ECSA delegates and Staffan Nilsson. Mr. Nilsson was recently elected President of the European Economic and Social Committee and heads the Committee for the next three years. The meeting proved to be an excellent opportunity for an in-depth discussion on authors’ rights, Authors’ Rights Management Societies and the necessity for finding new licensing models. Leading the delegation, Alfons Karabuda stressed that whilst ECSA claims for increased standards of governance, Europe’s composers and songwriters consider Authors’ Rights Management Societies as indispensable. In turn, Mr. Nilsson briefed ECSA on the work of the Committee in this field, as well as the Committee’s relation with other EU institutions. Both, the EESC and ECSA agreed to keep in contact. Later the day ECSA representatives met with Member of the European Parliament Marielle Gallo.