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INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS
President: John SMITH - General Secretary: Benoît MACHUEL

International Federation of Musicians
FIM NEWS - Apr. 23, 2013

 
 Orchestras 
3rd FIM International Orchestra Conference

The 3rd edition of FIM’s International Orchestra Conference will be taking place in Oslo, Norway, from the 24 to 26 February 2014, with the backing of Norwegian musicians’ union MFO.

/p pThe first two editions (Berlin, 2008 – Amsterdam, 2011) each brought together over 200 participants from some 40 countries from all parts of the world. With the help of recognized specialists, they made it possible to address issues at the core of musicians’ professional lives, such as financing orchestras, health and occupational diseases, prevention of risks or working conditions./p pFor the third edition, orchestra managers will again be invited to speak during the first part of the conference, in a spirit of dialogue./p pAll relevant information will shortly be posted on the FIM site./p hr style="width: 100%; align: left; color:#A6B8C9; size: 3" / div style="font-weight: bold; text-align: center" Click to add this event to your calendarbr/a href="http://525195124.r.cdn77.net//wp-content/uploads/fim_ioc_3.ics"img src="http://525195124.r.cdn77.net//wp-content/uploads/calendar-icon.png" width="50" height="50"" />


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 Asia, International Arts and Entertainment Alliance 
First meeting of the IAEA programme of activities in India

The IAEA alliance’s programme of activities for the audiovisual sector in India started on the 25 and 26 March 2013, with a seminar in Mumbai which brought together a dozen or so unions representing different sector professions.

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 Asia, Collective management, Intellectual property, Labour rights 
The Musicians’ Federation of India (MFI) is shifting gear

Since a national capacity-building workshop was held in November 2011, organised by FIM with the backing of PPL and BMU, MFI (Indian member of FIM) has been increasing initiatives in the area of union training.

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 International solidarity, Labour rights, North America 
Guitar Center Workers Stand Up for Their Rights – Sign the Petition

Guitar Center workers are standing up to Bain Capital to demand their rights to come together with their coworkers to fight for better wages and working conditions.

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 Europe, Intellectual property 
Private copying – FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI contest the conclusions of the European mediator

FIM, FIA and UNI-MEI have reacted very negatively to the recommendations put forward on the 31 January 2013 by Mr. António Vitorino, the mediator chosen by the European Commission regarding the private copying issue.

In this document, Mr. Vitorino unexpectedly reflects the discourse of manufacturers and importers of recording media who want to avoid paying the levy which is currently required of them, regardless of the fact that, for many years, these multinationals have made considerable profits from the sale of blank media as a result of the countless acts of consumers copying protected contents.[…]

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