Sunday, 6 February 2011

Online music licensing in Europe

Thanks to Archie Warnock, IBMA member and a graduate of the IBMA's Leadership Bluegrass programme, for drawing attention to 'Online music licensing – a way out of the maze', an article by Phil Hardy in the online magazine of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

The first words are: 'The European digital music licensing landscape is in turmoil.' Moves are, however, in progress to bring about (as one possibility) a global repertoire database (GRD) which would provide a single, complete, and authoritative account of the global ownership and control of musical works and sound recordings. Read the whole text here.