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BMI Meets With Sister Societies to Discuss Music in the Global Marketplace

Posted in News on June 25, 2013
L-R: BMI President and CEO Del Bryant; BMI’s Consuelo Sayago; Scot Morris, Director of International, APRA (Australia); and BMI’s Ron Solleveld

Partnering with 94 international performing rights organizations covering most territories throughout the world, Broadcast Music, Inc. represents the rights of songwriters, composers and publishers through reciprocal agreements that protect the value of music around the world. Along with other global leaders, BMI participated in the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) World Creators Summit in Washington, D.C., on June 4 - 5, 2013. CISAC is a non-profit organization made up of 231 societies representing intellectual properties. This year the Summit focused on the many aspects of intellectual property and global copyright protection in the digital age.

Continuing the themes of the Summit, executives from nine of BMI’s affiliated foreign performing rights societies (sister societies) visited the New York office to meet with BMI’s management team. Visiting executives represented Armenia (ARMAUTHOR), Australia (APRA), Brazil (SOCINPRO), Denmark (KODA), Israel (ACUM), Korea (KOMCA), Poland (ZAIKS), Turkey (MESAM), and the United Kingdom (PRS). Discussions centered on the evolution of music in the digital marketplace, the popularity of streaming services and maximizing the value of music and compensation for creators around the world.