Songwriters' United Response to NMPA
Major multinational publishers have announced their intention to withdraw rights from performing rights organizations (PROs), exemplified by our Canadian PRO, SOCAN. Songwriters and composers rights would also be withdrawn by publishers, without music creator input or consent to do so.
We at the Songwriters Association of Canada believe this is a serious matter that could adversely impact songwriters, composers and threaten the future of the PROs themselves.
Trends to know about in 2015
A summary of trends presented by FYI Music blogger David Farrell.
The Study Concerning Fair Compensation for Music Creators in the Digital Age
October 2014 - Organizations representing thousands of songwriters and composers from around the world met in Nashville at the annual CIAM Congress and approved the joint endorsement of the Study Concerning Fair Compensation for Music Creators in the Digital Age.
Creators Meet in Nashville to Discuss Music Copyright in the Digital Age
On October 22 – 23, the International Council of Creators of Music (CIAM) met in Nashville, USA to address key topics of relevance to music creators today.
Is Copyright Working for Songwriters and Composers? A Global Panel at Vanderbilt Law School
Five international experts will discuss the current state of copyright law.
We Should Support Music Streaming Services
Read Eric Baptiste’s blog (CEO of SOCAN) on music streaming and fair compensation to creators.