Collaboration between European and American music writers
The European Composer & Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) and the Songwriters Guild of America (SGA) forms a unique partnership to improve the conditions for composers and lyricists. This cooperation is the result of the international seminars SKAP hosted in connection with its Spring Dinner in Stockholm on May 28th.
As a conclusion to two days of seminars, SKAP (Swedish Society of Popular Music Composers) signed a cooperation agreement between ECSA (European Composer & Songwriter Alliance), and SGA (Songwriters Guild of America).
- The challenges that music writers face with the digital globalization are often the same, whether you're working in Europe or in the United States. Therefore, we see a possibility to strengthen the position of Swedish and European music writers by cooperating with our collegues in the US, says Alfons Karabuda, Chairman of SKAP and ECSA.
The contact between the organizations were established in February when the SGA visited The Creators Conference, hosted by ECSA, in Brussels.
- It is very gratifying that SGA and ECSA initiates a formal collaboration. Now both European and American composers and lyricists have greater opportunities to influence their working conditions, says Alfons Karabuda.
The collaboration also includes a mandate for ECSA to represent SGA in its work with the GRD - The Global Repertoire Database. SGA and ECSA will also arrange a joint seminar at the World Copyright Summit in Washington 2013.