International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers

  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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. @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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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. ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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. ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. CISAC Agrees On Operations Overhaul

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During its general assembly in Seoul, South Korea, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) today (Oct. 20) approved measures aimed at streamlining its operations. During its general assembly in Seoul, South Ko ...

  34. CISAC Prepares For Major Changes At Seoul Gathering

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poised for one the biggest overhauls in its close to 80-year history. LONDON -- The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poise ...

  35. Conference To Tackle Piracy In South Africa

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against music piracy will be one of the topics discussed next week at the first conference for the various sectors of the South African music industry. JOHANNESBURG -- The fight against music piracy will be one of the topics discussed ne ...

  36. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  37. BMI Legal Exec Theodora Zavin Dies

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82. Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, die ...

  38. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  39. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  40. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  41. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  42. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...