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Collecting societies and cultural diversity in the music sector

The study ‘Collecting Societies and Cultural Diversity in the Music Sector’ has been commissioned by the European Parliament in order to take stock of recent market developments in the field of music rights management and examine how EU policy on music rights licensing affects (or might affect) cultural diversity in the music sector. The study is based on the premise that music rights management may have major repercussions on creative activity and the market availability of diversified musical content. The business model used for the collection and distribution of revenues to right holders can affect the volume of creative output and condition the presence of different types of music repertoire in the market.

With a view to investigating the cultural ramifications of recent EU action in the field of music rights management and relevant market developments, in-depth research has been carried out in five EU Member States, which were selected as ‘case-studies’: Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. Research was coordinated by the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and drew on the expertise of a team of academics and research fellows that specialise in intellectual property matters.

Duration: December 2008-June 2009

Funded by the European Parliament, Directorate General for Internal Policies, Policy Department Structural and Cohesion Policies

Project Coordinator: Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

Τhe study’s team

Scientific CoordinatorDr. Evangelia Psychogiopoulou, Research Fellow, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy

National Experts

Professor Thomas Hoeren (Hoeren@uni-muenster.de), Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM), University of Muenster

Ms Christine Altemark (ine_altemark@gmx.de), Institute for Information, Telecommunication and Media Law (ITM), University of Muenster

Dr Giuseppe Mazziotti (giuseppe.mazziotti@gmail.com), University of Copenhagen

Ms Simona Florio (simonaflorio@yahoo.it), Researcher, Università degli Studi Roma Tre

Dr María José Iglesias (maria-jose.iglesias@fundp.ac.be), Research Centre in IT and Law (CRID), University of Namur

Ms Violaine Dehin (violaine.dehin@fundp.ac.be), Research Centre in IT and Law (CRID), University of Namur

Professor Katharine Sarikakis (k.sarikakis@leeds.ac.uk), Centre for International Communications Research, University of Leeds

Economic Analyst: Professor Eleftherios Zacharias, Athens University of Economics and Business (ezachar@aueb.gr).

Contact person at ELIAMEP

Dr Evangelia Psychogiopoulou (epsychogiopoulou@eliamep.gr), Research Fellow, ELIAMEP

 
 
 
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