ICMP is the trade association representing music publishers’ interests worldwide. ICMP’s membership comprises Associations from across Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, Africa, Australasia and Asia-Pacific, as well as the leading independent, multinational, international and SME music companies around the world.
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ICMP member the Australasian Music Publishers’ Association (AMPAL) held its Annual General Meeting on 21 November.
AMPAL General Manager Matthew O’Sullivan spoke about the organisation’s work throughout the year and welcomed AMPAL’s engagement with the current Parliamentary inquiry into the Australian music industry.
Also at the meeting:
The European Commission in December published its highly anticipated Counterfeit and Piracy Watch-List, which names online and physical marketplaces that are reported to engage in piracy and counterfeiting across the world.
ICMP held its biannual EU Training Day at its headquarters on 28 November. ICMP Board Members were in attendance as were national Music Publisher Associations from Denmark, Finland, France, Norway, the UK and others.
YouTube’s campaign against Article 13 of the Copyright Directive shows a lack of respect for the EU democratic process of law making.
The 2018 WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market was held on 14 & 15 November in New Delhi, India.
The two-day event discussed public access to music, film and other creative works. It also looked at what can be done to improve the livelihoods of creators.
With the passing of the Music Modernization Act (MMA) on 18 September comes a new copyright licensing organisation called the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC).
The MLC will create and maintain a database of music composition copyrights and their owners.
The MLC is looking for music publishers to sit on its Boards and Committees.
The Australian government recently amended its 2015 website blocking legislation that allows rightsholders to obtain Federal Court orders obliging ISPs to take reasonable steps to block access to foreign pirate websites.
Johannesburg - ICMP has called on the South African government to resolve issues of concern as the country’s copyright overhaul enters its final stages.