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ARMONIA APPOINTS FIRST CEO, VIRGINIE BERGER, TO EXPAND STRATEGIC LEADERSHIP

Armonia, the online music licensing and processing platform, takes a major step forward today with the appointment of its first CEO, Virginie Berger, who will take up the post from July 1st, to keep on expanding Armonia.

Armonia is an European alliance of national collective societies that makes online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone. It combines the extensive music business experience of its members with innovative technology to ensure a diverse musical culture in the global digital marketplace. Since the past 3 years, the first European hub of licensing in Europe widened from three to nine members, thus reaching a significant level.

Berger is the founder of DBTH, a Paris-based consultancy for technology and media businesses, specialising in strategy, marketing and business development. Before setting up DBTH in 2011, Virginie worked for Microsoft, NRJ and Myspace, which she joined as marketing and content director as it first became established in France. She is the author of a book about digital marketing and monetisation of music online: “Music and Digital Strategies”.

She comments:

“Armonia has already been successful in agreeing multi-territory licenses with digital service providers and it has created a market-leading technology platform for music processing. This strong foundation is attracting new national collecting societies and mandates from across the globe, making Armonia even more attractive as a single point of contact for Digital Service Providers. I look forward to building on this virtuous circle of success so that we enable niche musical cultures to thrive in the global marketplace. Part of my mission will be to build support for innovative digital music businesses by providing a roadmap to licensing, so that it is easier and faster for them to provide a large and diverse repertoire to consumers, while ensuring a fair deal for everyone involved through simplicity and efficiency.”

Jean-Noël Tronc, President of Armonia’s Board and CEO of French collecting society SACEM, adds:

“Virginie’s experience of working for innovative digital businesses will provide her with the insight and experience to help drive Armonia forward by further building its membership and speeding up multi-territory negotiations with Digital Service Providers.”

About Armonia

Armonia was founded in 2012 by SACEM, SGAE and SIAE to make online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone.

Armonia represents more than 13 million works in 33 territories (EU & EFTA); it covers the repertoires of SACEM (France), SACEM Luxembourg, SGAE (Spain), SIAE (Italy), SPA (Portugal), SABAM (Belgium), Artisjus (Hungary), SUISA (Switzerland) and AKM (Austria) in Europe, as well as Anglo-American and Latin-American works. It has seven multi-territory licensing deals in place covering 80% of the market, with a further five multi-territory licenses currently being finalised.

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ARMONIA EXPANDS MEMBERSHIP TO NINE, AS AUSTRIAN COLLECTING SOCIETY AKM JOINS

Armonia, the online music licensing and processing platform, today announces the addition of its ninth member, AKM, the Austrian national collecting society.

Armonia is an alliance of national collection societies that makes online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone. It combines the extensive music business experience of its members with innovative technology to ensure a diverse musical culture in the global digital marketplace.

AKM has over 22,000 members and represents more than a Million works. The addition of its repertoire means the Armonia licensing hub now includes more than 13 million works covering 33 territories, providing a single point of negotiation for digital music service providers wishing to access a broad and diverse collection of works.

AKM is also using Armonia’s processing services, which provide automated data cleansing and enrichment, leading to more accurate identification of works.

Jean-Noël Tronc, President of Armonia’s Board and CEO of French collecting society SACEM, comments:
“We are thrilled to welcome AKM within the Armonia Community. This confirms the successful model of combining flexibility, pragmatism and efficiency, further increasing the repertoire available through our licensing hub to improve collections for our authors, songwriters and publishers.”

Gernot Graninger, CEO of AKM, comments:

“We are looking forward testing Armonia’s digital processing and experiencing the benefits of the shared technology platform and expertise: more accurate sales reports, with less need for expensive manual matching which mean improved collections for our songwriters and publishers. Armonia’s licensing hub and its full suite of services provides us the flexibility to maintain our own repertoire and the scale and simplicity to negotiate with one voice with digital service providers.”

About Armonia
Armonia was founded in 2012 by SACEM, SGAE and SIAE to make online music licensing and processing simpler and more efficient to ensure a fair deal for everyone.

Armonia represents more than 13 million works in 33 territories (EU & EFTA); it covers the repertoires of SACEM (France), SACEM Luxembourg, SGAE (Spain), SIAE (Italy), SPA (Portugal), SABAM (Belgium), Artisjus (Hungary), SUISA (Switzerland) and AKM (Austria) in Europe, as well as Anglo-American and Latin-American works. It has seven multi-territory licensing deals in place covering 80% of the market, with a further five multi-territory licenses currently being finalised.
www.armoniaonline.eu

About AKM
AKM is the performing rights society of composers, lyricists and music publishers in Austria. AKM's 22,000 members represent Austria's rich diversity in music. Being a non-profit organisation AKM distributes all income, less cost deduction, to the music authors and publishers.

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Website: http://www.italiacreativa.eu/; www.siae.it 

January 20, 2016

47 billions of euro and one million of employees: these are some key figures from the research “Italia Creativa”, presented in Milan on January 20th 2016.

Italia Creativa is the first analytical economic survey of the Italian industry of Culture and Creativity. It has been realized by Ernst & Young, in collaboration with all the most important trade associations, led by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism and SIAE.

The EY research covers eleven sectors: Architecture, Performing Arts, visual Arts, Cinema, Literature, Music, Advertisement, Newspapers, Radio, Television and Home Entertainment, Videogames. It makes available, with an unprecedented high level of details, a complete overview of the numbers of such industry, which has been rarely considered as a whole, highlighting potentiality still unexplored.

In 2014 the total turnover amounted to 47 billion euro, the 2,9% of the gross domestic product of Italy. From the occupational point of view, the incidence is even more significant: about one million of employees, 41% of them are young people between 15 and 39 years old (37% is the aggregated average). Among the data illustrated in the research, the revenues from online music increased sharply in the period 2012-14: about 65% from 87 to 145 million euro. In 2014, more than 45% of such revenues came from subscription services like Spotify, and Deezer.

Copyright is crucial in this framework in order to ensure adequate remuneration to authors and publishers for the exploitation of their works. The Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini, in his speech has stressed that the research “Italia Creativa” shows how different sectors of the Italian cultural industry contribute to the whole Italian economy. «As a Minister, I am committed to foster this sector in its different branches, ensuring correct market conditions, by fighting the piracy and by granting the remuneration to copyright holders».

According to the President of SIAE Filippo Sugar, the cultural sector is crowded with start-ups: every author, every artist who decides to devote his life to a creative activity is – de facto - a start-up. This industry will always be linked to innovation and innovation means new and even disruptive thinking and freedom. «The resources surveyed in “Italia Creativa” are the heart and the brain of the economic body of our country».

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On 18 September, SGAE held a day of debates in Madrid to discuss the many questions that arise from the European Commission’s strategy on copyright.

18th September 2015

 

How do we achieve that delicate balance between the benefits obtained by authors and distributors or their contents on the internet? The Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) organized today a discussion session with a view to answering the many questions posed by the European Commission’s copyright strategy. The session focused on analysing the immediate future of creators on digital markets and their remuneration in the face of technological development.

The president of the SGAE, José Luis Acosta, took charge of kicking off the meeting. “Europe has to protect authors. Defend creation. Authors have to receive financial compensation for their efforts, as they are the initial seed in the value chain of the creative process”, Acosta stressed. “Never before has so much content been consumed and never before have authors received so little for their work. At the present time, Europe is not offering sufficient protection for creators, the cornerstone of the content industry”, Acosta regretted. “The Legislation currently being drafted in Europe will mark the future of authors and the whole sector; hence its importance”, the chief executive of the copyright management body went on to say.

THE VISION FROM EUROPE

Gerard de Graaf, the European Commission’s Director for the Digital Economy, was charged with explaining the vision of what is being regulated in Europe with respect to copyright and how. ”Creation and the cultural industries are essential for culture and the economy in Europe. Europe leads the world with regard to creation-related matters compared to other continents”, de Graaf recalled at the start of his address.

“Balanced legislation is vital to benefit all players on the Digital Market”, the European politician underlined. De Graaf stated that, between the end of this year and the start of next year, creators will begin to hear more about the regulations approved in Brussels to be applied with the aim of “letting everyone win” (in reference to authors, the contents industry, end consumers and technological companies). Even though he admitted that it is necessary to go “step by step” in this gradual enactment of legislation.

In the course of the discussions (attended by an audience of over 100), separate panels debated and analysed the economic value of the cultural and creative industries and the challenge of transferring that value.

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SPA, Portuguese Society of Authors, has joined Armonia, the biggest portal for international licenses in the world.

Statement from SPA's CEO and President, José Jorge Letria:

SPA has become a direct member of ARMONIA, the biggest portal for international licenses in the world, because it considers that the moment we are living in this global society demands a higher level of cooperation between collective management societies such as the creation of platforms to represent them in a decent and effective manner. The recognition already obtained by ARMONIA at the European level and namely by SACEM (France), SIAE (Italy) and SGAE (Spain) give us the guarantee that the strategic goals for which was founded will be reached.

It is intended that ARMONIA will be able to streamline the access to licenses for the use of numerous repertoires and to maximize the value of creation to songwriters, composers and music publishers who are members of the societies integrated into ARMONIA and that it could act as a promoter of cultural diversity in music on the Internet.

ARMONIA is the only project of its kind in fulfillment phase strengthening cultural diversity in Europe and deepening the objectives of transparency and efficiency set by the European Commission and included in the recent Directive on Collective Management of Copyright. ARMONIA is a symbol of good cooperation between societies for the benefit of authors, composers and music publishers. These are the reasons that determined the accession of SPA to ARMONIA and its desire to see fulfilled the programmatic goals mentioned above. The power of this structure will be advantageous to all its members and to the Europe of Culture.

About SPA

Sociedade Portuguesa de Autores (SPA), the Portuguese cooperative society of authors, was founded the 22nd of May 1925 and has more than 25.000 members representing all creation classes, from music to theatre, audiovisual literature and visual arts. SPA also represents more than 2 million rightholders from all over the world due to the representation agreements concluded with its sister-societies. SPA has 150 full time employees and about 150 local representatives spread all over the Portuguese territory. www.spautores.pt

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Press release / Wednesday 8 April 2015

The Society of Authors, Composers and Publishers of Music (SACEM) joined the Open Internet Project (OIP), a platform which brings together over 400 European digital players to fight the problems of abuse of dominant position on the market of Internet search engines.
SACEM decided to rally the cause defended by OIP at this time when the future of copyright/authors’ rights is at stake in Brussels on the pretext of the Digital Agenda. SACEM considers that the European Commission should focus its European agenda for the Digital Single Market on the interests of European digital industries and enterprises, in particular its European champions, culture and the creative industries, rather than catering to the demands of the major American Internet players. This “digital exception” in favour of such extra-European players - legal and tax impunity, abuse of their dominant position - has resulted in the disappearance of many European businesses and the loss of thousands of jobs on our continent.

 

What is inappropriate today is not copyright/authors’ rights, but rather the legal framework resulting from the E-Commerce Directive of 2000, which places these Internet operators in a regime of irresponsibility at the expense of European cultural and creative industries. Thus, SACEM is pleased to join the hundreds of European digital players within OIP to address these competition issues and defend the interests of the European digital ecosystem. 

About SACEM
SACEM’s vocation is to represent and serve the writers, composers and publishers of music and protect musical creation. Its primary mission is to collect royalties and distribute them to the creators and publishers of the works thus performed and reproduced. SACEM is a non-profit non-trading entity managed by its members.

Key figures
153,000 members (including 18,530 foreign members)
€1,273.7m in royalties collected in 2014 including:
– authors’ rights: €829.7m
– mandates: €444.1m
Over 90 million works from the global repertoire represented
In 2014, SACEM distributed royalties to over 276,000 artists, songwriters and publishers around the world
More information at: www.sacem.fr

About the Open Internet Project
The Open Internet Project (OIP), grouping over 1,500 players in the European digital economy today, has set its prime goal at obtaining the guarantee of Internet neutrality, in particular with respect to the giant platforms which have become the inescapable gatekeepers to Internet access for all European web users.

Press Contact
Mathilde Gaschet +33 (0)1 47 15 45 93 mathilde.gaschet@sacem.fr

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May 14, 2015

Today we celebrate the first anniversary of the partnership between Armonia EIG and BMAT with excitement and satisfaction over what has been achieved already, and with ambition and eagerness to grow further.

In May 2014 BMAT was appointed by Armonia to build the fastest growing digital copyright platform in Europe. The platform, commissioned by SACEM, SGAE and SIAE, was designed to excel in efficiency, scalability and processing speed; it allows Armonia societies to track digital revenues in real time and maximum accuracy, from the Digital Sales Report (DSRs) to the distribution over a multi-functional interactive dashboard.

BMAT is connected and receives DSRs from the major digital music service providers., iTunes, Deezer, Amazon, Spotify, Google, YouTube, Xbox, Sony, Omnifone, Beatport, Rdio, Rhapsody, Vevo, Nokia, Recisio and 7Digital. Armonia platform has processed and stored over 1,500 DSRs, 220 million transactions and 7 billion sales and leverages cloud computing to reach an average processing capacity of 2 gigabytes per minute.

For Armonia, BMAT powers the ultimate dashboard for digital rights, that governs the different processes through which usage information flow: reception of the report files, format quality check, parsing, consistency verification, acceptation, generation of statistics and report storage.

The process currently in progress concerns the identification of music works by enriching DSRs with BMAT metadata. Thanks to the partnership with the IFPI organizations and the recent deal between BMAT and CISAC, BMAT will propagate ISRC, ISWC, and other necessary information to the digital music services reports to make work identification faster, accurate and more secure.

ARMONIA and BMAT continue to build up the shared infrastructure for a fully transparent and straightforward music copyright landscape.

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Press Release, on Monday, November 19th

What is Armonia?

An initiative from SACEM, SGAE and SIAE to facilitate the pan-European licensing by offering a single point of entry for the use of repertoires that they represent, in line with the objectives of transparency and efficiency of the recent draft Directive of the European Commission.

Why and How?

This hub gathers the works, the rights of which are managed by SACEM (representing UMPI), SGAE (representing Sony Latin, Peer Latin and SPA) and SIAE. Users are thus offered the facility to obtain more easily multi-territory licences to use an essential repertoire. This one-stop shop addresses online exploitation and/or mobile uses over a territory of 35 countries.

Who are Armonia's customers?

The Armonia societies have signed a first agreement with Google on November, 1st , granting access to their repertoires, which include more than 5.5 million works, represented by the signatories within its various services (Google Music Play and Locker, VOD and more), to customers across all of European and for certain repertoires, Eurasiannations, the Middle-East and Arabian peninsula, Africa and the Indian SubContinent.

Quote Google

Sami Valkonen, head of music licensing, adds: «We’re thrilled to have reached an agreement with the Armonia societies. Licenses such as this are important in ensuring that artists and rights-holders are rewarded fairly for their creative endeavours, and digital service providers are able to bring innovative services to market for the benefit of European consumers. Armonia is a welcome development in the on-going reform of pan-territorial licensing in Europe in helping simplify and speed-up the music-licensing process, which is crucial in fostering ongoing rapid innovation by digital music service providers"


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Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO, adds: "The launch of Armonia with our strategic partners, SGAE, SIAE and Universal Music Publishing International, is an important step for the development of new innovating services for the delivery of music in Europe. This signature is a symbol of the willingness of creators and publishers, thanks to collective management, a more than ever needed solution in the fragmented digital universe, to promote the new business models of online services. We are happy of this first Armonia agreement with Google that illustrates the importance of music as a dynamic cultural industry to serve European consumers."


Quote SGAE

Antón Reixa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, adds: "This agreement means a wonderful opportunity for our songwriters and publishers to promote their creations. Music users all around the world will be able to access their songs in a quicker and easier way. Online and mobile services are currently the future of music. We are going in the right direction."


Quote SIAE

Manlio Mallia, Vice Director general adds: "SIAE welcomes the introduction of this new service in Italy, which is going to improve the music offer in the Cloud. The Armonia licensing hub operates for the benefit of the rightowners and of the Digital Service providers. It is therefore a step in the direction indicated by the European commission and anticipates what is aimed at in the proposal of Directive on collective management on the reaggregation of repertoires. It can be seen as a step for the implementation of the European digital agenda."


Quote UMPI/UNIVERSAL

Andrew Jenkins, Executive Vice President, Asia Pacific Region and Industry Affairs, adds: "UMPG is proud to be part of the first joint publisher and multi-society licensing hub in Europe. While others seek to license single company or single society repertoires on a multi-territory basis in the digital space, Armonia is the only significant, operational multi-repertoire digital licensing hub in Europe and is a natural extension to SACEM and Universal’s dual repertoire licensing hub, DEAL. I am delighted that we have been able to conclude this ground-breaking deal with Google Music. SACEM, SGAE and SIAE are to be congratulated on their forward-thinking approach and other societies and publishers should consider bringing their repertoires into the Armonia hub. This is the future and Universal Music Publishing, SACEM SGAE and SIAE are leading the way.” 

Contacts Presse

Google / Claudine Beaumont / claudineb@google.com

UMPI / Andrew Jenkins - +44 (0)20 7835 5321 / andrew.jenkins@umusic.com / Heather Brown /heather.brown@umusic.com

SGAE / Clara Neila - (+34) 913 499 775 / cneila@sgae.es

SIAE / Daniela d’Isa – (+39) 06 59902696 / daniela.disa@siae.it

SACEM/ Catherine Boissière – 01 47 15 45 21 – 06 45 64 88 46 / catherine.boissiere@sacem.fr

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Press Release, 2 May 2013

At a time when European societies of authors, composers and publishers recognise the challenges linked to the digital revolution, the French, Italian and Spanish authors’ societies hosted the first pan-European conference of their new hub for online music licensing, Armonia, on 29th April 2013 in Vienna, Austria. The purpose of the event was to present Armonia’s strategy for a competitive and diverse music industry in Europe and worldwide, as well as find ever better solutions for licensing musical works in the digital space and fight back against piracy and illegal file-sharing.

Launched by three of the largest collective management societies in Europe – SACEM (France), SGAE (Spain) and SIAE (Italy) – Armonia is already the largest online music licensing hub in the world. It represents 5.5 million works in 31 countries, covering the repertoires of SACEM, SGAE, SIAE, SPA in Europe jointly with Anglo-American works of Universal Music Publishing and the Latin Works of SONY/ATV, and Peermusic. It further aims to extend its network to other collective management societies across Europe in order to increase the weight of European creators and publishers in international negotiations with Digital Service Providers (DSPs) and telecom players and better protect their copyrights in the digital era.

 

Following on from Beatport and Nokia, Armonia and its rights owner partners set a precedent through their unique agreement with Google in November 2012, granting access to its repertoires for Google’s various services (Google Music Play and Locker, VOD and more) across all of Europe and, for certain repertoires, Asian nations, the Middle-East and Arabian peninsula, Africa and the Indian Sub-Continent.

A unique response to the issues of the digital music marketplace, the Armonia initiative allows all European authors’, composers’ and publisher societies to gather their repertoires and negotiate multinational agreements through a unique hub based on the aggregation of millions of works in partnership with rights owners representing Anglo-American and/or Latin repertoire.

Offering a single point of contact to DSPs for the online licensing of its repertoire, Armonia has developed market standard templates of contracts and negotiation guidelines to accelerate the licensing of its aggregated repertoires. This is particularly important today, as the challenges of the digital revolution have never been greater and the number of music services is proliferating.

With the aim to expand through the signing of multinational agreements with all digital players, Armonia is also another tool in the fight against piracy and illegal file-sharing, offering a clear and simple way of licensing. It represents a one-stop-shop for licensing a wide range of repertoires in several countries covered for online and mobile use.

Quote SACEM

Jean-Noël Tronc, CEO, stated: "Armonia already marked a major milestone in its recent agreement with Google. But this is just the beginning as we are negotiating with other key digital service providers and telecom players. Alongside our strategic partners, SGAE, SIAE and Universal Music Publishing International, we aim to continue protecting and strengthening authors’ rights through our unique platform, which allows authors’ societies to pool their repertoires and sign collective agreements with content providers.”


Quote SGAE

Antón Reixa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, expressed: “The commitment of SGAE to drive, with our partners in Armonia, a new licensing time quicker and simpler for the benefit of our composers that represent the diversity of our culture and the profit of the companies that offer access to our great music repertory. We hope to attract author’s societies to join us in this initiative.”


Quote SIAE

Manlio Mallia, Vice Director general, also pointed out: "Times are mature for an initiative in favor of European authors and right owners. We are proud to present the new licensing hub to the authors’ societies and are confident that we meet their interest. The reaggregation of repertoires and the safeguard of diverse music in all multi territorial services is fine-tuned with the dialogue promoted by the European Commission on best practices and trans border licenses. We will remember Vienna as a turning point in this direction.”


Quote SPA

Vanda Guerra said: "We're confident that a project like Armonia is a great solution to European authors. (…) Armonia is an excellent proposal to improve licensing in Europe."


Quote AKM

Gernot Graninger, Director General, said: "Armonia is high potential initiative for facilitating cross-border online licensing in Europe and an attractive major option for a licensing hub."

 

Press Contacts

Armonia / Noémie Carré – +33 1 47 15 87 59 / contact@armoniaonline.com

SGAE / Ana Fernandez del Barrio - +34 913 499 572

SIAE / Stefania Ercolani - +39 06 59 90 20 11

SACEM / Catherine Boissière – 01 47 15 45 21 – 06 45 64 88 46 / catherine.boissiere@sacem.fr

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Press Release, 25 September 2013

Artisjus (Hungary) and Sabam (Belgium) have joined Armonia, the biggest portal for international licenses in the world. Armonia was formalized as a European Grouping of Economic Interest on 30 April 2013 by Sacem (France), Sgae (Spain) and Siae (Italy) with the following goals:

• to develop and facilitate on-line music service offerings by providing a one-stop shop for licences for numerous repertoires enabling the decrease of the licensing costs for music users,
• to guarantee the diversity of the works represented within these services.

The recruitment of two new members to Armonia has made its catalogue even more attractive. It now represents 6.5 million works in 32 countries, covering the works of Sacem, Sacem Luxembourg, Sgae, Siae, the repertoire of Spa (Portugal) via SGAE, a bulk of Anglo-American and Latin American works, and now the works of Artisjus and Sabam.
Open to all societies of authors, composers and music publishers in Europe, Armonia aims to expand by signing multinational agreements with on-line services and thus to increase legal options and enhance the protection of authors’ rights in a digital context.
Armonia is the only project of its type to be up and running. It reinforces cultural diversity in Europe and meets the objectives of transparency and efficiency laid out by the European Commission and included in the draft directive on collective management of authors’ rights. Europe’s first portal for licences for on-line services is a veritable symbol of efficient cooperation between collective management societies – to the benefit of authors, composers and music publishers and the advantage of users.
The agreement signed with Google in November and June illustrates the effectiveness of Armonia: it enables its different components - including Google Music Play (Store, Subscription and Locker) - to access the repertoires of Armonia member-societies all over Europe and, for some of the repertoires, in countries in Asia, the Middle East, the Arabian Peninsula, Africa and the Indian sub-continent.

Quote from Natalia Garzon Pacheco (SGAE’s General Manager and President of the Management Board of Armonia)
“Armonia welcomes with open arms the joining of Sabam and Artisjus. These new members represent a step forward in the aggregation of key European repertoires, providing users with a greater variety of works which benefit both music service providers and consumers in general, giving an effective and simple licensing solution. The inclusion of the Belgian and Hungarian repertoires thereby strengthens cultural diversity, the basic principle which inspired the creation of Armonia, in order to ensure fair remuneration for authors and creators. Armonia is a great economic opportunity for creators in the online market, who need to be more competitive than ever in our global world, where territorial borders have disappeared and been replaced by the emergence of a new multi-territorial market for music.”

Quote from Dr. Andràs Szinger (Artisjus)
"A small repertoire society cannot be anything but open to new challenges. We are happy to be the first authors’ society from Central and Eastern Europe to join a music licensing hub. It also reflects that our quest for more efficiency and transparency in managing authors’ rights has been fruitful. We see our role in the future as a society that answers the needs of music creators and music users alike."

Quote from Christophe Depreter (Sabam)
“SABAM is pleased to join Armonia and to share with it the negotiation of digital licenses of its repertoire in 32 countries. The online music repertoire is unfortunately fragmented, making it considerably more complicated for the users to obtain the necessary licenses. Armonia simplifies and accelerates obtaining these licenses to the benefit of consumers and creators. Authors and publishers affiliated to SABAM will thus profit from this association. Not only does the repertoire managed by Armonia grow, it also constitutes another step towards simplifying online licenses, as requested by the European Commission.”

About Armonia
Created at the initiative of SACEM, SGAE and SIAE, Armonia is a one-stop shop that aims to encourage the issuance of pan-European licenses. A European Economic Interest Grouping (EEIG) created on 30 April 2013, Armonia represents 6.5 million works in 32 countries; it covers the repertoires of Sacem (France), Sacem Luxembourg, Sgae (Spain), Siae (Italy) and Spa (Portugal) in Europe, as well as a bulk of Anglo-American and Latin-American works and now the works of Artisjus (Hungary) and Sabam (Belgium).

Press Contacts
Armonia contact@armoniaonline.com
SGAE / Clara Neila – +34 913 49 9575/9576/1717 / prensa@sgae.escneila@sgae.es
SIAE / Stefania Ercolani – +39 (0)6 59 90 20 11 / press@siae.it
SACEM / Elisabeth Anselin – +33 (0)1 47 15 45 32 – +33 (0)6 07 35 67 91 / elisabeth.anselin@sacem.fr
SABAM / Jérôme Van Win - +32 (0)2 286 83 02 / jerome.vanwin@sabam.be
ARTISJUS / Peter Benjamin Tóth - +36 1 488 2636 - + 36 20 546 2879 / ptoth@artisjus.com

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