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The ICMP Ralph Peer II Award

For Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing

 

 

 

This Award for Outstanding Contribution to Global Music Publishing was founded in 2013 in the name of leading music industry executive and ICMP’s ‘founding father’ Mr. Ralph Peer II.

Ralph Peer II, Executive Chair of peermusic, is one of the most accomplished figures in music publishing history.

He has led peermusic to become the world’s largest independent, operating in 38 offices from 31 countries, managing more than a million musical titles spanning country, blues, jazz, pop, Latin and rock ‘n’ roll.

Mr. Peer is a life-long advocate for the protection and crediting of copyright and lyric rights worldwide, a passion embodied by his co-founding of The International Confederation of Music Publishers. He has played an enormous role in shaping music publishers into a strong and cohesive force.

This global Award seeks to recognise leading figures who have made an exceptional and indelible mark on the music publishing world, while protecting and promoting the work of songwriters.

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Executive Chair, peermusic. NMPA Vice President and Board Director. Lifetime Director and past President, Country Music Association. Director, ASCAP. ICMP Founder and President d’Honneur.

Ralph Peer II

Today, ICMP and a long list of Europe’s creative sectors - ranging from TV, sports, film, book publishers, songwriters, football, telecommunications services and photo agencies - have written to European Commissioner for the Internal Market Mr. Thierry Breton outlining their concerns about the transposition of ‘Article 17’ of the 2019 Copyright Directive.

Article 17 addresses the Value Gap for copyright protected content online such as millions of musical works. Article 17 clarifies that User Uploaded content (UUC) services such as YouTube, Facebook, TikTok, Snap etc. are liable under existing EU copyright law for the millions of works they make available and profit from online, therefore they should take a full and fair licence with the rightholders for those creative works. This seeks to fix a drastic licensing, valuation and indeed Digital Singe Market competition issue.

The European Commission is currently drafting non-binding Guidance to the 27 EU governments as to how Article 17 could work in practice. ICMP continues to input to that European Commission process and work with national governments, while at the same time countering ‘Big Tech’ services’ ongoing attempts to water down and obviate the law.



See the cross-sectoral here.


See ICMP Director General’s statement below.