WIPO and OAS Release Report on the Economic Contribution of the Copyright Industries

BMI Supports the Value of Music in Global Joint Statement


The vibrant music of the Western Hemisphere is widely recognized as one of the great contributions of our peoples to global society. Yet our ability to continue creating and offering this magnificent music is under threat today like never before. The collective output of our songwriters, performers, musicians, publishers, technicians and producers is being stolen on a massive scale that, unless adequately addressed, could fundamentally undermine our hemispheric cultural treasure. This is not an issue of one or just a few of our countries—it affects us all.
Full statement here: http://www.bmi.com/news/entry/555579