Confédération Internationale des Sociétés d´Auteurs et Compositeurs

  1. Global Repertoire Database HQ to be based in London and Berlin

    May 12, 2013 11:18 PM EDT The Global Repertoire Database (GRD) -- a cross-industry initiative to deliver a global one-stop-shop for the cataloging of music ownership rights -- is to set-up its international headquarters in London with its operations center based in Berli ...

  2. Pub Briefs: Nelly Signs With SONGS Music, Warner/Chappell Inks With THIS Music, The Who Get Into Apparel Biz, More

    April 11, 2013 11:20 AM EDT -- SONGS Music Publishing signed Nelly to a worldwide co-publishing deal, beginning with his most recent album, 5.0, and future releases, including his next album M.O. , which is slated to come out later this year. “Nelly has proven time and ti ...

  3. Radiohead, Pink Floyd Members Express Opposition To EU Draft Copyright Legislation

    July 11, 2012 1:54 PM EDT Newly proposed draft legislation by the European Commission designed to enhance cross-border digital licensing, streamline societies' royalty collection and combat piracy has been criticized by artists' lobbying body Younison, which repr ...

  4. Robin Gibb Q&A as President of CISAC

    May 21, 2012 11:06 AM EDT Ed. Note: Since Robin Gibb's death May 20, members of CISAC have released statements in tribute to the fallen singer; French painter and CISAC Vice-President Hervé Di Rosa said, "The spirit of Robin Gibb's commitment and passion tow ...

  5. Indian Performance Royalties Threatened By Court Rulings

    August 02, 2011 2:48 PM EDT Two Indian court rulings could kill off authors' performance royalties from radio airplay in the vast country. A High Court in Mumbai (July 25) ruled in favor of broadcaster Music Broadcast Private Limited and the judiciary in New Dehli (July ...

  6. Robin Gibb, CISAC President/Bee Gee on World Copyright Summit, Clouds, Threats to PROs (Q&A)

    June 10, 2011 3:01 PM EDT (Copyright) Staying Alive: Robin Gibb, President of CISAC gave 2011's World Copyright Summit Keynote Address (Photo: CISAC) Robin Gibb, perhaps best known as one of the Bee Gees, is also the President of the International Confederation of Soc ...

  7. Victoria Espinel, U.S. 'IP Czar,' to Keynote World Copyright Summit

    June 03, 2011 2:23 PM EDT United States Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator Victoria Espinel, often referred to as the "IP Czar" will be the keynote speaker for CISAC's World Copyright Summit taking place in Brussels next week (June 7-8). The two-d ...

  8. Publishing Briefs: Clear, Carly Simon, BMG, ASCAP, Primary Wave, EMI, BMI And More

    March 23, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Oleclear acquires Music People clear , the new production music division of Canadian music publishing firm ole, has acquired the Music People, a Canadian production music company founded in 1974, according to an announcement from ole. As part of t ...

  9. Robin Gibb, Roger Faxon To Give Keynotes At 2011 World Copyright Summit

    February 23, 2011 3:30 PM EST The World Copyright Summit, to be held June 7-8 in Brussels, has announced its schedule. The event will feature a slate of keynote speakers, including the WIPO director general Francis Gurry, two European Commission officials, CISAC president Robi ...

  10. Robin Gibb To Continue As CISAC Prez

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CISAC has today (June 11) announced that British singer-songwriter Robin Gibb has been re-elected as president of the global authors' and creators' body. The Bee Gees member will represent CISAC for a further three years, following the u ...

  11. @MIDEM: Global Royalties Down, But Still Topped €7 Billion

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Worldwide authors' royalties topped €7 billion for the second year running in 2008, despite an overall fall of 1.5%. According to figures released today (Jan. 25) by CISAC -- the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Compose ...

  12. CISAC Welcomes Indian Copyright Proposals

    January 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST CISAC has issued a statement saying it is "extremely pleased" with the Indian Cabinet's recent approval of changes to the Indian Copyright Act, which would grant independent rights to authors of literary and musical works used in fi ...

  13. EC Secures Digital Licensing Agreement

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's (EC) Online Roundtable on Music has resulted in a joint statement between the EC and music publishers, collecting societies and digital retailers pledging to improve online music opportunities for European consumers. ...

  14. EU Commissioner Welcomes Pan-European Progress

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for competition, has welcomed progress towards pan-European digital licensing solutions, including agreement by French collecting society SACEM that it will cooperate on such arrangements. The antitrust issue wa ...

  15. CISAC To Stage World Copyright Summit in June

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers will hold its second annual World Copyright Summit on June 9 and 10 in Washington D.C., with a line-up of more than 100 speakers including the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, songwri ...

  16. Gibb Raps EC In Popkomm Keynote

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bee Gee member Robin Gibb has opened Popkomm 2008 in Berlin with a keynote speech in his role as president of CISAC, the umbrella group which represents 222 authors' societies in 118 countries. He accused the European Commission of behaving i ...

  17. EC Hands Down CISAC Decision

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the umbrella trade groups for performing right societies, must reform its royalty collection practises and has been told to remove all obstacles impeding the pan-European licensing system after losing its long-running battle with European r ...

  18. CISAC Slams China's Copyright 'Violations'

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT CISAC president Robin Gibb has called on the Chinese government to end what he says are copyright-law violations. "How is it and how can it be that in China, the most populated country in the world and the organizer of the 2008 Olympic Games, ...

  19. CISAC Responds To Royalty Reform Critics

    July 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the umbrella organization for the world's collection societies, today (July 19) responded to severe objections to its planned reforms. It accused its critics of cynically seeking any means possible to drive down the fees required for t ...

  20. Societies Challenge CISAC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT CISAC's planned reforms on the way royalties are collected has been met with opposition from a collection of European societies. A group representing 21 small and medium-sized royalty collecting organizations has called for global repertoires ...

  21. Feedback Mixed Over CISAC, EC Royalty Reform Deal

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Composer and performer groups have backed the provisional deal CISAC agreed with the European Commission to reform the way royalties are collected. However, the plans are being vigorously opposed by media and telecom giants, who say the changes wi ...

  22. EC, CISAC Make Progress On Royalties Issue

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has appealed to the music sector to say whether the planned reforms in the way royalties are collected are enough to ensure that collecting societies are not operating a de facto monopoly. The market testing call comes afte ...

  23. Gibb Outlines CISAC Ambitions

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The music business needs to rebrand and reposition itself to counter its image as a corporate leviathan, Robin Gibb, the newly-elected president of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), tells Billboard.biz. ...

  24. Numbers In For Copyright Summit

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The inaugural CISAC Copyright Summit in Brussels attracted 582 delegates, according to figures issued by the confederation of authors‚ societies today. Delegates were drawn from 263 different companies and 53 countries. CISAC director general Eric ...

  25. Euro Societies Call YouTube, MySpace To The Table

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST European copyright societies have asked YouTube and MySpace to bring discussions to a climax on back-payments for unauthorized use of copyright works. Paris-based CISAC and its ally BIEM say they have sent letters to the respective user-generated ...

  26. CISAC Organzies 'Copyright Summit'

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French crooner Charles Aznavour, English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, film-maker Michael Apted, British Telecom CEO Ben Verwaayen, and EMI Music Publishing president Roger Faxon will take part in a two-day 'Copyright Summit' in Brussel ...

  27. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  28. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  29. Bee Gees' Gibb Backs Euro Collecting Societies

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up the network of collecting societies that gather royalties for recording artists. The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up th ...

  30. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  31. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of European Union sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitiv ...

  32. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Regulatory arm of EU sent objections in Jan. CISAC, an international umbrella group for collecting societies, has sent a written response to the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning questionable anti-competitive activities ...

  33. Music Creators Voice Fears On EC-Led Reforms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriters and composers warned Thursday (Feb. 23) that they could find their creativity stifled by multinational monopolies if the European Union agreed to reforms on authors' rights. Songwriters and composers have warned that they could fi ...

  34. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  35. CISAC Reacts To EC Investigation

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artists and writers will lose royalties if the European Commission decides to force changes on copyright management, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers said Friday ( Artists and writers will lose royalties if the ...

  36. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  37. CISAC Rebukes EC Royalties Objections

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers has rebutted claims from the European Commission that it is operating a de facto monopoly for European collecting societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Auth ...

  38. EU Warns CISAC On Contract Restrictions

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a formal investigation into the way collecting societies gather royalties for artists from Internet sites and through satellite and cable broadcasting. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirm ...

  39. EU Investigates Collecting Societies

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday (Feb. 7) it had sent a charge sheet to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers for placing too many restrictions in contracts. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a ...

  40. Sources: Brussels To Challenge Collecting Societies

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC to issue 'Statement of Objections.' The European Commission will next week challenge Europe's collecting societies over their arrangements for royalty gathering, Billboard.biz has learned. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  41. UNESCO Endorses 'Cultural Diversity'

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Nations' cultural agency, UNESCO, approved a convention yesterday (Oct. 20) that allows countries to protect their music, movies and other cultural activities. The United Nations' cultural agency UNESCO approved a convention y ...

  42. MPA's Faulder Joins BIEM, CISAC

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Fau ...

  43. MPA's Faulder Joins BIEM, CISAC

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Britain's Music Publishers Assn. in November after nearly nine years in the post. Faulder will relocate to Paris from London to take up the roles as Chargée de Sarah Faulder is to exit as CEO of Bri ...

  44. Preston To Receive NABEF Guardian Award

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former BMI pres/CEO honored for creative commitment. Retired BMI president and CEO Frances W. Preston was chosen today (May 12) to receive the Guardian Award from the National Assn. of Broadcasters Education Foundation (NABEF) at the seventh annua ...

  45. Britain's MCPS And PRS Appoint Exec Directors

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed righ ...

  46. Fabinyi Joins Britain's MCPS

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society has appointed rights administration veteran Jeremy Fabinyi as executive director and board member, effective in April. As executive director, he succe Britain's Mechanical-Copyright Prote ...

  47. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. ...

  48. Publishers Have An Option

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM has been a traditional meeting place for music publishers -- especially independent publishers seeking foreign representation of their catalogs through subpublishers. Michael Closter is founder and president of Reach Global, a New York- and ...

  49. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  50. Cees Vervoord Takes Over CISAC's Board

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Buma/Stemra, was elected to the new position of chairman of the board of directors of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers Cees Vervoord, CEO of Dutch authors society Bum ...

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