April 25, 2024

From 15th to 19th April, Geneva was the setting for WIPO’s 45th Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights. AEPO-ARTIS was present with a small delegation, spoke with multiple country...

January 22, 2024

On 17 January, the European Parliament plenary adopted the report of MEP Ibán García del Blanco on “Cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European music streaming market”.

January 12, 2024

With start of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, AEPO-ARTIS has addressed an open letter to the Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo with the aim of emphasizing the importance of culture and promoting the improvement of performers' rights, in accordance with the priorities during this presidency involving cultural and creative sectors.

July 20, 2023

In an Open Letter on A.I. from creators to policy makers, Global Creators and Performers Demand Creative Rights in AI Proliferation.

May 31, 2023

The AEPO-ARTIS conference ‘Four Years of the Copyright Directive’ brings different stakeholders from the creative industries to the table for the first time.

May 24, 2023

On Thursday, 25th of May, AEPO-ARTIS is holding a conference “FOUR YEARS OF THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE”.

May 5, 2023

Although streaming is nowadays the main way of accessing music, performing artist sare not being fairly paid for their work. On May 2nd – at the opening of the International...

April 7, 2023

A presentation on different models introducing Equitable Remuneration (ER) by Will Page at WIPO 43rd SCCR was criticised by many. With the accompanying 14-page report now published, the criticism proves to be justified.

March 22, 2023

Last week, from 13th until 17th of March, the 43rd WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place, with once more a lot of time given to...

February 16, 2023

On 15 February 2023, exactly 1400 days after the adoption of the 2019 Copyright directive, the European Commission has referred 6 countries to the European Court of Justice for failing...

January 18, 2023

With start of the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union this month, and committing to ‘bring culture to the fore’, AEPO-ARTIS wrote an open letter to the...

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 a...

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...

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 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

Performers warn Member States against rapid implementation of the Copyright Directive On May 19th, the European Commission has taken the next step in the infringement procedure of the so-called Copyright...

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 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 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...

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...

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 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 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...

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 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 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...

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 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...

Seminar - Post Copyright Directive
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...

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 performers...

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 safeguard...

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 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 German...

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...

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 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...

Panel-2
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 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...