IMPF and AIMP held its 3rd Annual Indie Music Publishers Breakfast last week at Midem. Some 150 indie music publishers, members and friends attended the increasingly popular ‘meet and greet’ networking event which was part of the busy roster of business meetings held throughout the week. “The hour or so I spent at the breakfast was one on the most productive meetings I had there. Seeing so many other independent publishers that I work with in one spot was great as we only needed a few minutes of each other’s time to catch up to talk or set up a meeting” said a veteran indie publisher present at the breakfast.
The IMPF Board also met at Midem and issued three key announcements; IMPF has joined CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) as an associate member, so as to better enhance relations between these two key stakeholders in the music value chain. This is the first time an international publishers organisation joins forces with CISAC; IMPF and AIMP will sign a wide-ranging Memorandum of Understanding to afford a closer alliance between the two leading indie publishing associations internationally and IMPF will shortly be announcing a read-only access to You Tube CMS for IMPF members. Pierre Mossiat, Chair of the Board of Directors said “IMPF is committed to addressing the unique challenges of independent music publishers everywhere. In this time of an ever-expanding world of digital music and streaming, it is fundamentally important that indie publishers and the thousands of songwriters worldwide that we represent are paid fairly for the use of our music. Enhancing alliances with likeminded organisations is a step in that direction”. See press release and photos here
During the breakfast IMPF also remembered Rolf Budde, co- founder of IMPF, Board member of IMPF, ICMP, and an all-round great colleague and friend. Pierre Mossiat, chair of IMPF, spoke movingly about his long friendship and professional history with Rolf. Rolf’s wife Madeleine and son Ben joined the memorial breakfast and received a sculpted piece specially commissioned by IMPF in Rolf’s memory. Colleagues from DMV were also on hand to commemorate someone who had a big impact on indie music publishing in Europe.
Source – IMPF