Collecting Societies and Cultural Diversity in the Music Sector

15-06-2009

This study investigates how EU policy on music rights licensing, particularly for online services, is affecting cultural diversity. For that purpose, it analyses information on the popularity of different repertoires (Anglo-American, EU and domestic) in recent years in a sample of EU Member States. It finds that current policies are likely to weaken the position of authors and composers, therefore posing a challenge for cultural diversity.

This study investigates how EU policy on music rights licensing, particularly for online services, is affecting cultural diversity. For that purpose, it analyses information on the popularity of different repertoires (Anglo-American, EU and domestic) in recent years in a sample of EU Member States. It finds that current policies are likely to weaken the position of authors and composers, therefore posing a challenge for cultural diversity.

Ekstern forfatter

Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (as Scientific Coordinator) with the collaboration of Christine Altemark and Thomas Hoeren (University of Muenster, Germany) ; María-José Iglesias and Violaine Dehin (University of Namur, Belgium) ; Giuseppe Mazziotti (University of Copenhagen, Denmark - with the research assistance of Simona Florio, master student at Roma Tre University, Italy) ; Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (University of Leeds, UK) and Eleftherios Zacharias (Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece)