Following a decision taken at the last general assembly of ECSA in Brussels, the alliance positively responded to an invitation for joining the Global Repertoire Database Working Group (GRD WG). The Group initially included music publishers EMI Music Publishing and Universal Music Publishing Group, music service providers iTunes, Amazon and Nokia and the collective societies PRS for Music, SACEM and STIM. The Working Group was set up to explore the creation of the Global Repertoire Database (GRD) to deal with many of the fundamental challenges in the administration of music rights and the collection of royalties in the licensing of multi-territorial digital music services.
ECSA’s decision to join the group reflects the alliance’s principle position to strive that authors are part of any future business models. For further information, please contact the ECSA office or click here