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November 10, 2022

The Performers’ Rights Study Update 2022 was just published and presented by AEPO-ARTIS, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations.   The study was first published in 2007 and with this 4th update, AEPO-ARTIS provides...

September 23, 2022

Earlier this week, the Committee on Economic Affairs of the Slovenian Parliament approved the draft law implementing the CDSM directive 2019/790, bringing the total amount of countries that have completed...

September 21, 2022

On 15 September a study commissioned by IAO entitled “Streams & Dreams – A Fair Music Economy for All” was published, recommending the introduction of a right to equitable remuneration...

September 9, 2022

On September 8th 2022, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its ruling in the case between the Federation of the Spanish Digital Industry sector (AMETIC) and Ventanilla...

Commissioner Breton’s statement
July 26, 2022

On July 20th, Commissioner Thierry Breton, responded to a Parliamentary Question that was tabled in March 2022 by the Cultural and Creators Friendship Group (CCFG). The question concerning article 18...

open letter to the Czech President Miloš Zeman
July 4, 2022

With Czech Republic taking over presidency of the European Union, AEPO-ARTIS wrote an open letter to the Czech President with the goal to draw attention to the important issue of...

June 27, 2022

‘Everyone wants Ukraine to win and is determined to fight until the end whatever is their battlefield’ Even four months after the invasion of Ukraine started, unfortunately the war in...

June 16, 2022

Today – 16 June 2022 – the Belgium Parliament completed the implementation of the so-called Copyright directive (2019/790). As one of the 13 remaining countries that were running late in...

June 7, 2022

Today, June 7th, 2022, is a big day for performers’ rights. It is explicitly stated in the new Copyright Directive that as of today, for all new contracts, performers and...

May 30, 2022

Danish Musician’s Union delivered signatures of 4500 artists supporting the #Fixstreaming campaign to the Danish Minister of Culture Ane Halsboe-Jørgensen, asking for a fair remuneration of Danish artists in the...

May 26, 2022

Ljubljana, 26 May The European audiovisual industry needs modern legislation that will reflect the rapid development of digital technologies on the market, agreed participants of a regional conference on copyright....

May 19, 2022

On May 19th, the European Commission has taken the next step in the infringement procedure of the so-called Copyright Directives. It has decided to send reasoned opinions to Bulgaria, Cyprus,...

May 17, 2022

With Poland being one of the main countries where Ukrainian refugees found their safety running away from the war, our Polish members STOART and SAWP decided to help – free...

April 27, 2022

On the 2022 World Intellectual Property Day, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its ruling on the case against Article 17 of the Copyright Directive (C-401/19). Poland...

April 6, 2022

It has been over a month since the invasion of Ukraine started, leaving the world shaken and in disbelief, changing it forever. Over ten million people left their homes in...

March 17, 2022

A few days ago, several members of the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education met with performers and their representatives from across Europe to discuss the fact that —...

March 7, 2022

As part of the official programme of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union, representatives from a wide range of artistic disciplines gathered on Friday 4th March...

February 28, 2022

AEPO-ARTIS fully condemns the current acts of war committed on Ukrainian territory and calls upon the leaders of this world to stop this immediately. “Within the AEPO-ARTIS community we work...

February 11, 2022

Almost three years after the adoption of the Copyright Directive, less than 50% of Member States have transposed it, leaving performers in the dark as to the right on a...

January 28, 2022

  Film/AV sector regrets that the European Parliament missed the opportunity to make the Internet a safer space for everyone.   The undersigned organisations representing the creative and business communities...

January 24, 2022

With France taking over presidency of the European Union and the ambitious programme that President Emmanuel Macron has presented to the Parliament in Strasbourg, AEPO-ARTIS wrote an open letter to...

January 20, 2022

AEPO-ARTIS has officially become a member of “WIPO for Creators”, a global community initiated by WIPO and the Sweden based Music Rights Awareness Foundation. With the core aim to raise...

January 19, 2022

With the upcoming plenary vote, the European Parliament can still turn the DSA into an opportunity for the EU to play a global role in making the internet a safer...

December 13, 2021

Worldwide COVID-19 has hit the cultural industries hard. Very hard. However, collective management succeeded in limiting the impact for performers. A survey that AEPO-ARTIS and SCAPR conducted among their members...

November 26, 2021

As part of a broad coalition of 24 cultural and creative organisations, AEPO-ARTIS co-signed the following statement to express the sector’s concerns over the Council’s general approach on the Digital...

November 24, 2021

The UK Parliament published today a Private Member’s Bill from Kevin Brennan MP entitled “Copyright (Rights and Remuneration of Musicians, Etc.) Bill” available here. The bill proposes the introduction for...

October 26, 2021

On 26 October, AEPO-ARTIS co-signed a letter with 24 other rightholder organisations (including FIA, FIM, IAO…) addressed to key interlocutors at the European Commission and European Parliament regarding ongoing discussions...

September 10, 2021

Today, the European Parliament’s Committee on Culture and Education (CULT) published its opinion on the Commission’s Intellectual Property Action Plan to support the EU’s recovery and resilience. The driving force...

August 31, 2021

On 31 August, a report by the CMU (Complete Music Update) was published entitled “Performer Payments from Streaming”. The report addresses the minimal extent (if any) to which performers share...

August 24, 2021

AEPO-ARTIS is looking for a part-time Communications and Social Media Officer to join its team. AEPO-ARTIS is a non-profit making organisation that represents 36 European performers’ collective management organisations from...

July 6, 2021

  La nouvelle video avec des sous-titres en français est disponible ici: https://vimeo.com/543120344

April 1, 2021

AEPO-ARTIS has published an animation summarising why performers’ remuneration rights and their collective management are important: https://vimeo.com/5060198 (et disponible avec des sous-titres en français ici: https://vimeo.com/543120344 )

March 17, 2021

A warm thank you to all of you who participated in the AEPO-ARTIS and SAA event yesterday (supported by the European Parliament’s Cultural Creators Friendship Group): Collective management: A safety...

March 17, 2021

On 17 March 2021, European collective management organisations and their members came together to discuss how to secure fair remuneration for performers and audiovisual authors. 12 European performers, screenwriters and...

March 16, 2021

INVITATION: Collective management: A safety net for authors and performers 17 March 2021, 11:00-12:30 (CET) What do collective management organisations do and why are they important for authors and performers?...

January 26, 2021

AEPO-ARTIS is proud to present together with GESAC – authorsocieties.eu #rebuildingeurope: The cultural and creative economy before and after the #COVID19 crisis. What was their economic situation before the COVID-19...

November 26, 2020

Members of the Cultural Creators Friendship Group (CCFG) in the European Parliament released yesterday a video in support of the implementation of article 18 of the 2019 Copyright Directive calling...

November 17, 2020

On 17 November, AEPO-ARTIS held its annual (remote) seminar on performers and performers’ rights. This year’s seminar focused in particular on the implementation of article 18 of the 2019 Copyright...

November 17, 2020

AEPO-ARTIS ONLINE SEMINAR CONCLUDES THAT MEMBER STATES MUST REBALANCE THE STREAMING MARKET IN FAVOUR OF PERFORMERS BY INTRODUCING UNWAIVABLE REMUNERATION RIGHTS BRUSSELS, 17 November 2020: AEPO-ARTIS put performers’ rights at...

November 17, 2020

AEPO-ARTIS Webinar 2020 On 17 November, AEPO-ARTIS shall host a free webinar on the subject of “Performers and performers’ rights: How can we create a sustainable creative eco-system in Europe?”...

October 30, 2020

Dear President von der Leyen,Vice-President Schinas,Commissioners Hahn, Gabriel, Breton,   Culture has always been a vibrant social resource, able to heal wounds in times of crisis. Culture carries tremendous intrinsic...

October 8, 2020

Performers’ organisations welcome European Parliament’s CCFG call to the European Commission and Member States to ensure an effective implementation of article 18 EU Copyright Directive guaranteeing the fair remuneration of...

October 5, 2020

Joint Statement of Organisations representing Authors, Performers, Publishers and Creative workers at EU level Some of the world’s biggest consumer device manufacturers are aggressively targeting the Visegrad Four countries in...

September 30, 2020

Professor Raquel Xalabarder of the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, recently published an article entitled “The Principle Of Appropriate And Proportionate Remuneration Of Art.18 Digital Single Market Directive: Some Thoughts For...

September 23, 2020

The Association of European Performers’ Organisations (AEPO-ARTIS), the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA), and the International Federation of Musicians (FIM) collectively represent over 500 000 composers, songwriters and performers....

September 17, 2020

In 2019 after long negotiations, the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was adopted. Article 18 of this Directive obliges Member States to ensure that authors and...

September 8, 2020

On 8 September, AEPO-ARTIS submitted its Contribution to the European Commission consultation on the Digital Services Act package. Background: The Commission announced a proposal for a Digital Services Act package...

September 8, 2020

On 8 September, AEPO-ARTIS submitted its contribution to the Targeted Consultation addressed to the participants to the stakeholder dialogue on Article 17 of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital...

August 13, 2020

On 10 July, the Commission launched a “roadmap” consultation as part of its initiative to prepare an intellectual property action plan. This action plan will set out the Commission’s vision...

July 14, 2020

European culture is in the midst of a crisis. How decision-makers choose to respond now will set the scene for the next decade of cultural and creative life in our...

June 17, 2020

Investing in Europe’s next generation by investing in culture As the EU has started discussing the proposed recovery plan, 94 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors are uniting...

June 9, 2020

Exchanging with Commissioner Gabriel today, AEPO-ARTIS, FIA, FIM and IAO shared with her what they consider the European Commission’s key priorities should be in order to strengthen performers’ protection and...

May 5, 2020

Europe’s cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to get through the COVID-19 crisis Time to put words into action! Europe’s cultural and creative sectors were among...

April 23, 2020

The Joint Film and Audiovisual Sector statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic co-signed by AEPO-ARTIS on 7 April continues to gather further signatories. As at 23 April, the total number of...

April 16, 2020

The Joint Film and Audiovisual Sector statement regarding the COVID-19 pandemic co-signed by AEPO-ARTIS on 7 April has gathered further signatories. As at 16 April, the total number of signatories...

April 15, 2020

Music is one of the first sectors hit by the unprecedented COVID-19 crisis. It will also be one of the last. As borders close, venues as well as festivals suspend...

April 7, 2020

The film and audiovisual sector in Europe calls for urgent action by EU and Member State decision-makers to safeguard the future of the sector in the wake of the COVID-19...

April 6, 2020

Dear President von der Leyen,Dear Commissioner Gabriel, The COVID-19 pandemic has affected all countries in Europe, and it is already evident that performers have been heavily impacted with film and...

December 10, 2019

AEPO-ARTIS Seminar “Post Copyright Directive: What performers’ rights protection in the future?” On 10 December 2019, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to a...

November 21, 2019

AEPO-ARTIS joined a group of 90 organisations from across Europe’s cultural and creative sectors in writing to the President of the European Council and Member States representatives, ahead of the...

March 26, 2019

THE FAIR INTERNET COALITION WELCOMES THE ADOPTION OF THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE AS A FIRST, IMPORTANT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION IN IMPROVING PERFORMERS’ RIGHTS Brussels, 26 March 2019 I The...

March 12, 2019

The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges members of the European Parliament to give their final approval in plenary to the...

February 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 February 2019 The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges the Council and the Parliament to give their final approval...

February 18, 2019

Brussels, 18 February 2019 The FAIR INTERNET coalition representing over 500,000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists urges the Council and the Parliament to give their final approval...

December 11, 2018

Open Letter to President Juncker: European Commission yet again fails to listen to the legitimate demands of performers in Europe Dear President Juncker, At a critical time for the future...

December 10, 2018

On 10 December, European and international authors and performers’ organisations from all sectors released the following joint statement JOINT STATEMENT: THE EU URGENTLY NEEDS REMUNERATION RULES FOR AUTHORS AND PERFORMERS...

November 7, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 7 November 2018: The Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to “EU Copyright Acquis: 25 years of harmonisation. What is working for...

November 7, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Brussels, 7 November 2018: The Association of European Performers’ Organisations, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar dedicated to “EU Copyright Acquis: 25 years of harmonisation. What is working for...

November 6, 2018

On 6 November 2018, AEPO-ARTIS released the preliminary version of its study “Performers’ Rights in International and European Legislation: Situation and Elements for Improvement, October 2018”. The study draws upon...

September 13, 2018

Brussels, 13 September 2018: The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, welcomes the vote of the European Parliament’s plenary on the draft...

September 11, 2018

Brussels, 11 September 2018: Tomorrow, MEPs will vote in plenary on the EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The FAIR INTERNET coalition calls on all MEPs to...

July 5, 2018

Brussels, 5 July 2018: The FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists, calls on members of the European Parliament – when considering amendments...

June 20, 2018

On 20 June 2018, the FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over 500.000 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and other performing artists issued the following statement: “Brussels, 20 June 2018: The FAIR INTERNET...

June 4, 2018

On 4 June 2018, a number of European performers and audiovisual authors released the following open letter addressed to Members of the Legal Affairs committee of the European Parliament: Brussels,...

May 29, 2018

On 29 May 2018, an event took place at the European Parliament hosted by MEPs Marc Joulaud (EPP), Mary Honeyball (S&D) and Helga Trüpel (Greens/EFA) took place at the European...

May 22, 2018

Brussels, 22 May 2018 AEPO-ARTIS, the Association of European Performers’ Organisations, on behalf of the FAIR INTERNET coalition, representing over half a million music and audiovisual performers in Europe, and...

November 21, 2017

On 21 November 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS member GVL held a German Media Briefing at the Renaissance Hotel in Brussels. Entitled...

November 7, 2017

On 7 November 2017, the Fair Internet Coalition, with the support of Mary Honeyball MEP, hosted a Live Performance With Murray Head at the Concert Noble, Brussels. Prior to the...

October 16, 2017

On 16 October 2017, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members SAWP and STOART held a debate with the Polish press and Polish representatives...

October 16, 2017

On 16 October 2017, the partners of the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members SAWP and STOART held a debate with the Polish press and Polish representatives...

September 26, 2017

On 26 September 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members ADAMI, Playright and SPEDIDAM held a Francophone Media Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont...

September 25, 2017

German actor Hans Werner Meyer, starring in over 120 film and TV productions in Germany, and the FAIR INTERNET Coalition, representing over 500,000 professional performers across Europe, formally delivered today...

September 7, 2017

FAIR INTERNET coalition statement to the Presidency proposals regarding articles 13-16 of the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market from 30 August 2017 The partners of the...

July 12, 2017

On 11 July 2017, the members of the European Parliament Industry and Culture Committees adopted their opinions on the Draft EU Copyright Directive. While both bodies have only an advisory...

July 10, 2017

On 10 July 2017, the Fair Internet Coalition submitted the following statement to the Members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee with its comments to the amendments tabled to...

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June 8, 2017

On 6 June 2017, AEPO-ARTIS, held its annual seminar entitled “Performers’ Rights in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities” at the THON EU Hotel in Brussels. The AEPO-ARTIS seminar, amongst other issues,...

May 30, 2017

AEPO-ARTIS will hold its annual seminar entitled “Performers’ Rights in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities” on 6 June 2017 at the Thon Hotel EU, in Brussels from 10.00 until 18.00. The...

May 2, 2017

On 2 May 2017, FIM with the support of WIPO held a Side Event in Geneva on the occasion of the 34th WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights,...

March 28, 2017

On 28 March 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members Playright and NORMA held a Press Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel in...

March 23, 2017

On 23 March 2017, the partners in the FAIR INTERNET Campaign with the support of AEPO-ARTIS members AIE and AISGE held a Spanish Media Briefing at the Silken Berlaymont Hotel...

January 31, 2017

On 31st January 2017, at the invitation of MEP Helga Trüpel, AEPO-ARTIS participated in a workshop at the European Parliament on online platforms and the value gap. The workshop focused...

January 11, 2017

On 11 January 2017, the FAIR INTERNET Coalition released a press statement calling on MEPs to make the necessary amendments to the draft Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single...

December 16, 2016

The AEPO-ARTIS seminar, amongst other issues, took stock of the European Commission’s proposal For a Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, which is now being discussed in trilogue...

December 6, 2016

On 5 December 2016, AEPO-ARTIS and key representatives of the FAIR INTERNET campaign, gathered at the Solvay Library in Brussels, to take stock of the Commission’s draft Directive on Copyright...