×
ECR

ECR gathers artists and streaming platforms to discuss fees

20 October 2016

ECR gathers artists and streaming platforms to discuss fees

Anneleen Van Bossuyt, ECR and Flemish N-VA Member of the European Parliament, today organized a debate on the fees artists receive from streaming services such as YouTube or Spotify.

Anneleen Van Bossuyt, ECR and Flemish N-VA Member of the European Parliament, today organized a debate on the fees artists receive from streaming services such as YouTube or Spotify. The debate is organized in the light of the forthcoming EU reform of copyright. “Many artists complain they are not fairly compensated. Therefore, I decided to invite them to a debate with other parties involved. Particularly a possible levy on music and streaming services, provided material for discussion.”

Several prominent names from the music scene, including Ozark Henry and Miguel Wiels, came to share their views in the European Parliament. In addition, representatives of SABAM, the Belgian Entertainment Sector, Spotify, Google, the Pirate Party and Eyeworks gathered around the table to discuss the copyright reform. Van Bossuyt: “For me it’s very important to hear the voice of all parties involved. As European policy makers, we must burst out of the European bubble and listen more to those who have to face the consequences of European legislation.”

The differences in opinions were clear: Miguel Wiels: “The fees music platforms are supposed to pay to artists, record companies and authors are way too low. Moreover, it is mainly the authors, composers and producers – who are not able to partly offset their lack of income with income from for instance performances – who experience the consequences.”

Marc Van der Ham (Google): “Up until today, YouTube has paid out more than three billion dollars to the music industry, and that number grows each year as a result of licensing agreements we have concluded with the sector. We generate these revenues, despite the fact that YouTube is not a service for music only, but also provides videos about popular topics such as news, gaming, sports and entertainment.”
Van Bossuyt is pleased with the outcome of the debate: “The European Parliament will soon start to look into the European Commission’s proposal to reform legislation on copyright. It is a much needed reform because the current copyright regime is not adapted to the 21st century. I am determined I will take today’s findings with me during the upcoming negotiations.”

SHARE

ECR

OUR TWEETS

Anna Fotyga - Biuro Poselskie

2 days ago

The three friends who were arrested for participating in the Nov. #IranProtests were all sentenced to flogging and… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

The European Union should stand shoulder to shoulder with #Greece 🇬🇷 against #Turkish aggression in the Mediterrane… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

3 days ago

MEP Witold Waszczykowski to French Minister of Defence Parly: “We know the real #Putin. He will be laughing at th… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

Charlie Weimers MEP 🇸🇪

3 days ago

Thank you to all signatories from @ecrgroup @EPPGroup & @RenewEurope as well as former 🇬🇧 MEPs @DCBMEPtwitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

5 days ago

Democracy & independent institutions must be protected. Parliamentarians, who are democratically elected & give voi… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

5 days ago

We strongly condemn #China’s interference with the sovereignty of #HongKong. #RuleOfLaw & respect for the principle… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

8 days ago

Today, we celebrate Micro-, Small- & Medium Enterprises as the backbone of our economies. They create opportunities… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

9 days ago

ECR MEP Margarita de la Pisa: “@DrTedros, we must know the truth about how a local infection could become a global… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

9 days ago

“We need some courageous EU policymaking to ensure our Eastern partners can become free, united and democratic”, ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

ECR Group

10 days ago

We call for a European Union 🇪🇺 which ✅ strengthens national democracies ✅ makes European economies competitive ✅ b… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…





© 2018. All rights reserved. European Conservatives and Reformists Group