A new report titles “Fair Compensation for Music Creators in the Digital Age” has added evidence supporting songwriters’ call for fairer rules and greater transparency in the distribution of royalties by digital music services. The report has been released today by the International Council of Creators of Music (CIAM), with the support of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Music Creators North America (MCNA) and the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN).
Unveiled last night at CIAM’s 2014 Congress in Nashville, Tennessee, the study was written by Pierre Lalonde, an economist with extensive experience in cultural and copyright issues. It presents comprehensive, empirical evidence suggesting that an alternative to current business practices is urgently needed.
The report is available in four languages.