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#ECSA4CopyrightDirective

This month the #EMCProjectOfTheMonth for July 2020 is the "#ECSA4CopyrightDirective campaign", an initiative from our member ECSA!

For more than 20 years, the music sector has gone through multiple revolutions and has now fully embraced the digital world. Many digital platforms have become richer and more popular, but music creators did not reap the benefits of this digital shift. According to a recent survey that ECSA conducted with its Members, 74% of music authors cannot live from the income from their artistic profession. This situation is intolerable and must urgently change. The Copyright Directive can improve this situation and contribute to a more sustainable music ecosystem for composers and songwriters. It can also rebalance the systemic weak bargaining power of authors when they sign contracts and allow them to get a fair share of their creative successes. With the #ECSA4CopyrightDirective campaign, ECSA Members all over Europe call for an ambitious and faithful implementation of the Copyright Directive for all creators. The time is now to be fair to European authors!

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