THE LINK BETWEEN ARTISTS AND VENUES
Authors Rights Societies or Copyrights Societies, are the link between creators (e.g. artists) and the services and platforms (e.g. venues, clubs and festivals) who spread their work.
Creators and other rightsholders of artistic works entrust Author Rights Societies to grant licences on their behalf. As such, Author Rights Societies carry out the cross-border distribution of royalties for millions of creators and billions of individual usages. They ensure the remuneration of artists and creators.
ENSURE THE FAIR REMUNERATION OF ARTISTS
The money generated by the use of artist’s work, be it at a nightclub or on the internet, is supposed to be paid back proportionally to the rightsholder. Author Rights Societies are free to set their own tariffs in granting licences, provided that those tariffs are based on objective and non-discriminatory criteria.
Find below a chart summarizing relevant Author Rights Societies for live music venues in each country of the Live DMA network, with links to the webpages where you can find the tariffs in place.CMO-RESOURCE-OVERVIEW_MAY-2023
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Interview with Matthieu Philibert (IMPALA) – Indie Labels & Author Rights Societies
IMPALA is the European association of independent music companies (record companies and labels). IMPALA represents close to 6000 independents across Europe who account roughly for 80% of new music releases.
In January 2023, Live DMA met with IMPALA’s Public Affairs Director, Matthieu Philibert, to talk about the relationship between collecting societies and the independent labels that IMPALA represent.
IMPALA advocates for fairer practices in regards to collecting societies’ practices and governance, notably through a code of conduct, and Live DMA wishes to give its support to such initiatives.
Interview with Ingrid Stroom (Live Music Estonia) – Venues network & Author Rights Societies
Live Music Estonia is the network for live music venues in Estonia. It is a branch of the export office, Music Estonia.
In March 2023, Live DMA met with Live Music Estonia’s head and Live DMA board member, Ingrid Stroom, to talk about the relationship between collecting societies and representative associations of venues: what are their subject of discussions, their level of transparency and how Live Music Estonia trains the sector to understand better copyright.