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Could ‘fair compensation’ be fairer to all?
Finding an alternative to copyright levies
The economists at Oxera publish excellent Agenda articles on a range of topics, and this most recent one deals with the contentious issue of copyright levies.
The majority of EU countries have a system of copyright levies on blank media and devices
with storage capacity, such as MP3 players, mobile phones and recordable DVD players. Yet
the rationale for, and implementation of, these regimes have been subject to a series of legal
disputes and economic criticism in recent years, and some countries, including Spain, Finland
and the Netherlands, have begun to look for change. Could an alternative system be less
distortionary while still adequately compensating rights holders?
Hamburg - Der VUT-Nord diskutiert im Rahmen des Hamburger Musikforums am 26. März über das Thema "Fair Trade Music – Musikwirtschaft einigt sich!". Hierbei stehen Geschäftsmodelle im Fokus, die nach den Maßgaben der Zukunftsfähigkeit für Künstler, Verlagen und Labels beleuchtet werden sollen.
Eingeladen sind alle Vertreter relevanter Verbände der Musikwirtschaft. Die zentrale Frage des Abends lautet: Was ist fair im Umgang mit Musik und wie stellen sich Unternehmen und Personen auf, die ihren Lebensunterhalt damit bestreiten – jetzt und in der Zukunft?
Auf dem Podium diskutieren Florian Bischoff von Rechtsanwälte Albrecht & Bischoff, Heinz Canibol – Geschäftsführer von 105 Music und Vertreter der Interessengemeinschaft Hamburger Musikwirtschaft – sowie Mark Chung vom VUT. Die Moderation übernimmt VUT-Mitglied Benjamin Galler von BENDITentertainment .
Es wird bis zum 23. März um Anmeldung unter email@example.com gebeten. Beginn der Veranstaltung ist 19.30 Uhr.
An order of the day
Hartwig Kirner, managing director of Fairtrade Austria, on the market in Austria, political reality and global networking.
Can you describe the activities of Fairtrade Austria in a few sentences?
Of course. Fairtrade Austria is both a development policy-oriented NGO and simultaneously a labelling organization that certifies companies with very clear guidelines, thus an organization that provides a neutral, independently controlled label for companies in Austria.
International Rostrum of Composers
From Tuesday, 07 June 2011
To Friday, 10 June 2011
The fair music initiative will be present at the International Rostrum of Composers.
The fair music project partners will participate in this flagship project of the International Music Council, demonstrating why the fair music initiative is considered an exemplary project.
The IRC is an international forum of representatives from broadcasting organisations who come together for the purpose of exchanging and broadcasting contemporary music. The Rostrum was founded in 1954 as a flagship project of the International Music Council, an international NGO whose objective is to promote diverse music worldwide. This year, the 58th edition of the Rostrum will be hosted by ORF in Vienna between June 7th and 10th.
Culture and Development
fair music - the initiative for fairness and justice in the music industry
Interview with Sabine Reiter (mica - music austria)
Sabine Reiter, executive director of mica - music austria, is responsible for the fair music initiative, which stands up for fairness and justice in the music industry. Yvonne Gimpel (Austrian Commission for UNESCO) spoke to her about goals, intentions and potentials of the international initiative.
This year, for the first time, fair music will be represented at PrimaveraPro
Artists and fair music project partners will participate in this prestigious Catalan festival, demonstrating why the fair music initiative is considered an exemplary project.
Friday, May 27th
4:30 to 5:30 PM
The first initiative for fairness & justice in the music business
Join us on the Terrace of Hotel Me
incl. showcase of Francis International Airport (A)
Hotel Me, official Headquarters of the Daypro and official PrimaveraPro 2011 Hotel.
Located in the 22 district on diagonal avenue at pere IV between The Glories Plaza and the Forum Area
First consensus on contractual standards for the music business confirmed in
The conference in Frankfurt - reality check
At the Frankfurt Music Fair, musicians, label owners, event organisers, operators of
online music services, and special interest groups met to revise the drafts of fair
contractual standards with a reality check, in order to finally apply and establish these
standards. Subjects covered were contractual standards for music recordings, live
performances and online music services.
Contractual standards for music recordings
The standards for music recordings passed the reality check in Frankfurt. Conference
participants were able to finally agree on the most important and controversial clauses of
the contractual standards. A certification of music recordings can thereby be realized in
the near future.
This positions the next big step towards more transparent and fair conditions in the