The Music Entrepreneurial and Creative Industry Summit

Palma, Mallorca, Spain on October 09 to 12 2022

This “The Music Entrepreneurial and Creative Industry Summit” is the first global meeting hosted by IMPF for music publishers, songwriters and friends, with creative talks, panels, and time to meet, create, connect, network and do business. The Summit will run from 09 to 12 October in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. A Songwriting Camp will run concurrently from the 07 to the 12 of October and will bring together 30 writers, each signed to a publisher member of IMPF. Songs written during the camp will be presented to the event on the evening of October 11th during a listening session.


I’m so pleased to welcome everyone to Palma for the first ever IMPF-hosted large scale music industry summit. It’s wonderful that so many of our friends and colleagues from around the world are together in the same place again. We’ve got a full conference programme to look forward to, covering the essential topics that are influencing our industry and community. We are very grateful for the kind sponsorship of Musixmatch, Downtown Music Services, On Music, and Session and we are delighted that the “Budde Bar” is here to celebrate 75 years of BuddeMusic, one of the founder members of IMPF. Without the exceptional work of Kemper Music Group, 22D Music Group, Alondra Music and the financing of Creative Europe none of this would have been possible. On behalf of the Board of Directors thank you all.

Annette Barrett, President of IMPF

In collaboration with:

The sponsors

We are delighted to be a sponsor of this first of its kind event for IMPF. Musixmatch is a proud Friend and Supporter of IMPF and the international independent music publishing community it represents. We look forward to connecting with many of you in Palma.

Downtown Music is so pleased to sponsor the opening breakfast at the IMPF Summit. As a founding member of IMPF, we are looking forward to this unique gathering of our global music publishing community in Palma, an absolutely special location. It is also our sincere pleasure to celebrate our longtime client, Budde Music, on their 75th anniversary at the breakfast. Herzliche Glückwünsche!

We are happy and thrilled to see so many members of IMPF this year in Palma and to celebrate 75 years of Budde Music with our dear partners and friends from around the world. Budde Music is proud to be part of IMPF and is looking forward to seeing everyone at our Budde Bar Reception.

On Music are pleased to be sponsoring the Sundowners cocktail this year at the IMPFs Creative Industry Summit and look forward to catching up with friends and colleagues from around the world in Palma.

Session Studio is honoured to be the songwriters app of choice for the Palma Studios Songwriting Camp and the IMPF industry summit. Our partnership establishes a new standard for all future songwriting events around the world; ours will be the first songwriting camp where every track created at this camp will have the vital data and credits information attached from the point of creation. Every track released with the correct song and recording information saves time and resources across the music industry ecosystem, and ensures our amazing songwriters get paid. With the important admin taken care of, we can finally focus on what really matters: the music! Niclas Molinder

It’s a joy to learn that the IMPF and Palma Songwriting Camp are using Session Studio to empower songwriters to get the credit they deserve. The more the industry champions the correct capture and assignment of song credits, the closer we come to being able to support and protect the careers of all current and future music creators. Björn Ulvaeus 


IMPF welcomes a diverse range of high-profile speakers from all over the world to share their expertise and insights at the Summit, covering a broad range of essential topics that impact our business.


Sunday 09 October

18:00 – 20:00

Opening Cocktail sponsored by Musixmatch

Hotel Victoria

Monday 10 October

09:00 – 10:30

Welcome Breakfast sponsored by Downtown Music Services

Hotel Victoria

10:45 – 11:15

Presentation from Spotify

Speaker: Jules Parker Spotify

Hotel Marina

11:30 – 12:00

Global Royalties Collections and Trends CISAC

Introduction: Annette Barrett, IMPF President
Speaker: Gadi Oron, CISAC Director General

Hotel Marina

12:30 – 14:00

Panel: The State of the Nation; todays challenges for the industry; Music in the present – new technology, the metaverse; the green transition; aggregation; what does it mean for the role of creatives, collective management, labels and publishers

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand Creative Industries News
Panellists: Stella Tavella Musixmatch; Barry Scannell William Fry; Caroline Champarnaud SACEM; Mark Kitcatt IMPALA; Coco Carmona Shearwater Global; Will Page Economist; Niclas Molinder Session

Hotel Marina

14:00 – 18:30

Free for Networking and Business Meetings

18:30 – 20:00

Budde Bar – 75th Anniversary Edition

Hotel Victoria

Tuesday 11 October

09:30 – 10:30

Panel: Music Supervisors, Synch and Publishers. How music supervisors and publishers maximise the opportunities in the AV world of TV Fictions and Entertainments; explore the renaissance of contemporary TV drama, digital production and distribution, and the emergence of national and transnational genres

Moderator: Teri Nelson Carpenter IMPF Board Member
Panellists: Peter Bradbury Sky TV; Michelle de Vries Music Supervisor; Katja Jainski-Manteuffel Budde Music

With the support of Reel Muzik Werks 

Hotel Marina

10:30 – 11:00

Coffee Break

Hotel Marina

11:00 – 11:30

Presentation from NGO UACRR Ukrainian Agency of Copyright and Related Rights speaking on the realities of working, collecting and distributing amidst the Russian invasion and how music publishers and the broader community can best support their efforts

Introduction: Ger Hatton of Counsel IMPF and Gadi Oron CISAC
Speakers: Liudmyla Tsymbal and Valerii Kharchyshyn  NGO UACCR

Hotel Marina

11:30 – 12:45

Presentation and Panel: Streaming; where are we at. Where is the fairness in the streaming market and what is the perspective of authors, composers, music publishers, CMOs and platforms?

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand Creative Industries News
Panellists: Burak Ozgen GESAC (presentation of the GESAC Report on Streaming); Alexander Wolf SESAC; Indi Chawla The MLC; Helienne Lindvall ECSA; Robert Singerman LyricFind; Annette Barrett, IMPF President

Hotel Marina

12:45 – 17:30

Free for Networking and Business Meetings

17:30 – 18:30

Panel: Buy Outs and VOD
Can the composer compose? Understanding the buy-out problem of composing for VoD platforms and buy-out contracts imposed on composers by US-based VoDs

Moderator: Emmanuel Legrand Creative Industries News
Panellists: Graham Davies The Ivors; Veronique Desbrosses GESAC; Marc du Moulin ECSA; Francesca Trainini IMPF Board Member

Hotel Marina

18:30 – 19:00

Sundowner Cocktail sponsored by On Music

Hotel Marina

19:00 – 19:45

Dialogue: The Big Future of Independent Music Publishing
The future big picture thinking on where we will be in 10 years’ time
Moderator: Sarah Williams IMPEL
Panellists: Molly Neuman Downtown Music Holdings; Rell Lafargue Reservoir Media;

Hotel Marina

20:00 – 21:00

Listening Session; Song Writers Camp Sponsored by Session

By invitation

Wednesday 12 October

09:00 – 10:30

Closing Breakfast and Keynote

Hotel Victoria

Songwriting Camp

The Songwriting camp starts on Friday 7th of October and finishes with a Listening Session sponsored by “Session” on the evening of Tuesday 11th of October.

27 artists from 23 publishers, Kemper Music, 22D Music, Velvetica, Bailer Music, Strengholt Music, Red Brick Songs, GL Music, Elements Music, Edition Intro Meisel, Beggars Music, SMV Schacht Music, Reservoir Music, Cymba Music, BDI Music/ Bucks Music, CTM, CCS Rights Management, Ink Music, Reel Music Werks, ROBA Music, Edition Bjorlund, Metatron Music, Musou Music Group and from ECSA and The Ivors Academy.

We have the honor of welcoming Dave Rowntree, drummer of “Blur” and Niclass Molinder and Ralph Kemper as mentors. And we are also welcoming IMRO Ireland to give a CMO perspective.

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