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FIM NEWSLETTER of 6 July 2021
Riding the Third Rails: Making the case at WIPO for performer streaming remuneration

Photo of Chris CastlePhoto: © Brenda Ladd 2013

By Chris Castle1 (originally published in the AFM magazine)

Law out of balance is no law at all. This is most apparent with streaming compensation to musicians and vocalists, the people who make the records. Everyone is getting rich except them, and there’s a good reason for that phenomenon: The contractual royalty system is designed that way. It doesn’t matter if the result was intentional; the effects are so profound.

Rather than fixing the vast number of licenses, the better solution is to bring balance to the law. […]
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Press release | Social dialogue in the live performance sector
22nd FIM Congress | New Governing Bodies
EU | Collective bargaining for self-employed workers
EU | Risk prevention in the audiovisual sector
FIM Statement on Online Music
ILO | Working paper on social protection in the CCS
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