Grass Roots Effort To Send Composer Rep to World Copyright Summit

Film Music Magazine • May 21, 2009

A grass roots effort has begun on the Film Music Professionals (FMPRO) email discussion list to raise funds to send a representative to the World Copyright Summit in Washington, DC on June 9 and 10 to represent instrumental score composers.

The event is sponsored by CISAC, the international copyright umbrella organization, and features representatives from royalty societies across the world discussing copyright issues of direct significance to composers. Copyright issues of special important to composers include the legal exemption for film theatres in the US where ASCAP and BMI are prohibited from collecting performance royalties on theatrical film performances, and future delivery system issues including how composers will fare in a scenario where programs are downloaded instead of broadcast.

To contribute to the fund for composer representation at the World Copyright Summit, visit:

The Film Music Professionals list, founded in 1997, includes over 800 composers and others in the film and television music industry and is one of the industry’s most widely read and longest running discussion forums.

The International Alliance of Composers, headed by Chris Alpiar, is managing the fundraising efforts to raise the money necessary to send a composer representative.

For more information on the Film Music Professionals email discussion list, visit:

For more information on the International Alliance of Composers, visit:

For more information on the World Copyright Summit, visit:


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