THE IMPF NETWORK PROJECT

Advocacy

(Work Package 6)

2022

Summary

IMPF’s ongoing advocacy across EU policy and a range of wider issues impacting independent music publishers has remained central to its work on behalf of its global membership.

Activity

Highlights in 2022 included working on the Credits Due campaign and collaborating with other Brussels based trade bodies on DSA and DMA advocacy. IMPF also attended the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights and is on the Advisory Board of WIPO for Creators. Top level regulatory advocacy included responses to national government on the Copyright Directive transposition, development of position and policy papers on, AI and NFTs and copyright.

Over the course of the year, IMPF lobbies on a wide range of issues affecting its members, including the Digital Single Market, Fair Use, buy outs, gender balances, Brexit, NFT licensing models, Equitable Remuneration.  There was also extensive work done with UACRR and the IMPF membership on the war in Ukraine.  Work started in October 2022 on the Global Independent Music Publishing Market Study 3rd Edition.

Who we worked with

ECSA, The Ivors Academy, IMPEL, IMPALA, GESAC, WIPO, CISAC, ESMAA, EUIPO, UACRR Ukraine, MPC Canada, CIAM, IPA, The MLC and others representing RH industries in Brussels and Geneva.

Beneficiaries

IMPF members, the wider music and creative industries.

Outcomes/Next Steps

 IMPF will continue to advocate and lobby across these issues and others as they arise, collaborating closely with RH colleagues In Brussels and Geneva.

This report is available to download here below.

2023

Summary

IMPF’s ongoing advocacy across EU policy and a range of wider issues impacting independent music publishers will continue during 2023.  Activity detail will follow shortly.

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