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EUIPO/Europol 2017 Situation Report: Counterfeiting and Piracy in the European Union

This report tracks the evolution of counterfeiting and piracy within the EU, both online and offline.

Swedish Music Publishers Association launches The Equalizer Project

The Swedish Music Publishers Association (Musikförläggarna) is launching a new initiative in Sweden called The Equalizer Project, which will focus on the role of women in the music industry.

Meet the music publishers: Teri Nelson Carpenter from Reel Muzik Werks in El Segundo, California.

How did you get into music publishing?

My first job in the industry after earning my Music Degree was at Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) - one of the major U.S. performing rights societies in Film/TV relations. That is when music publishing became alive to me.

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Chris Butler elected new ICMP Chair during Midem

ICMP has elected Chris Butler, MPA UK, as its Chair taking over from Andrew Jenkins, Universal Music Publishing. At the meeting, the ICMP Board also elected its new Executive. Nicolas Galibert (CSDEM France) and Goetz von Einem (BMG) will serve as Vice Chairs, and Ralph Peer (NMPA US) and Rolf Budde (DMV Germany) as Treasurer and Secretary respectively.

Ralph Peer II honoured at 2017 International Midem Awards

Cannes, 7 June 2017 - Ralph Peer II, Chair and Chief Executive Officer of peermusic and International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) Board Member, was tonight honoured for his contribution to the music ecosystem at the 2017 International Midem Awards. 

Hosted by Paul Zilk, CEO of Reed Midem, the ceremony took place during a gala dinner at the Majestic Hotel in Cannes.

Cross-sectoral letter on the proposed Geo-blocking Regulation

In view of the ongoing trilogue negotiations with the Parliament, companies and associations of right holders active in Europe’s audiovisual, film, music, and video-game sectors are urging the Council and the Commission fully to exclude intangible digital content and audiovisual services from the scope of the Regulation and its mandated review.

Meet the music publishers: Interview with Jake Wisely of The Bicycle Music Company, California

For our latest ICMP meets the music publishers interview, we got in contact with Jake Wisley of The Bicycle Music Company in the United States.

(Originally published in ICMP Global Briefing, 15 September 2014)

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Court of appeal rules in favour of Reprobel

The Court of Appeal of Brussels has ruled in favour of Reprobel in a lawsuit against Hewlett Packard (HP) Belgium.

Meet the music publishers: Interview with Tommi Tuomainen of Elements Music in Finland

We are interviewing music publishers across to globe to gain an insight into the role, what it involves, why they do it and how they came into the business. This time we caught up with Tommi Tuomainen, CEO of Elements Music in Helsinki, Finland.  

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Department of Justice appeals Consent Decree ruling

On 18 May, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that it would appeal a September 2016 ruling and compel CMO BMI, to practice 100% licensing.

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