Eddie Schwartz Speaks at the United Nations
Speaking on behalf of CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, at a panel organised at the United Nations in New York on 27 April on the occasion of the World Intellectual Property Organization's (WIPO) IP Day ‘Get Up. Stand Up: For Music’, composer-songwriter Eddie Schwartz, Co-Chair of Music Creators North America and President of the Songwriters Association of Canada, said that songwriters, composers and lyricists have seen the value of their works ...
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 Songwriters and composers rights would also be withdrawn by publishers, without music creator input or consent to do so.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.