2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

What IS the EU Doing to My Music Rights?

Thursday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM

Austin Convention Center
Room 11AB
531 E 4th St


In May 2015, the EU announced its one of its new top priorities, creating a 'Digital Single Market'. Between summer 2015 and SXSW 2016, a series of draft laws will be released to deliver on this goal, which will transform copyright in the EU. As a major market for US music, these changes are likely to directly impact on royalties in US pockets.

The changes include:

* New rules for author/performer remuneration;

* Modernising copyright rules;

* Shifting liability towards intermediaries.

The session will also look at upcoming changes to EU collecting societies, which will shake up royalty collections in Europe, again affecting payments to the US music industry.

Hashtags: #sxsw


Phil Sherrell at SXSW

Phil Sherrell


Bird & Bird

Phil is a partner at 'IP Firm of the Decade (Europe)', Bird & Bird. He specialises in intellectual property and media law, with a particular focus on the music and publishing sectors.

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