Teleconference of the Consultative Committee of the International Music Registry (IMR) Project, 8th April, 20111, 6h00 - 18h00 Central European Time
Draft Summary Minutes
Note that as the meeting was held under the Chatham House Rule1 neither the names of those attending nor any attribution of statements will be provided in the summary.
1. The minutes of the previous meeting of January 24 were approved.
2. Review progress since the 24th January Meeting: The Chair guided the SC through progress made since the 24th January meeting, including Basic Principles, governance and finance and WIPO background information material. A member of the SC indicated that he would like to submit a suggestion for an additional sentence to be added to the Basic Principles. After a brief exchange with the Chair it was agreed that the proposal would be submitted in writing.
3. Proposal for next face-to-face meeting: Friday, 9th June 2011, Brussels, Belgium: The Chairman proposed a face-to-face meeting on Friday, 9th June 2011in Brussels, a day after the CISAC Copyright Summit. Numerous people who matter in the copyright (music) industry will be present so it will be advantageous for the Consultative Committee to meet. The date was tentatively agreed upon and the Secretariat was tasked to work out the detail arrangements. Consequently, the Secretariat has suggested that an outreach IMR event takes place along the SC.
4. Proposal for standing teleconferences for the Consultative Committee: The Chairman informed participants that the Working Group had since MIDEM been holding a teleconference on every Friday to ascertain progress by specific sub-committees and the Secretariat. To keep the larger group to speed on the IMR, the Chairman proposal a standing teleconferences for the Consultative Committee on the last Friday of every month.
5. Admission of new Observers, Participants, and Alternates: The Consultative Committee discussed a proposal put forward by the Secretariat for the admission of new members seeking to be taken on as Participants, Observers, or Alternates to the Consultative Committee. The following were admitted:
1) Frederick "Freddie" FERNANDEZ, Malaysian composer and performer, founding Chairman of the Malaysian Musicians' Union
2) Lorenzo FERRERO, Chair of International Council of Authors and Composers of Music (CIAM)
3) Carlos Guillermo OCAMPO, President of LATINAUTOR and Director-General of SADAIC
1) Michel ALLAIN, Chief Information Officer of SACEM (as the Société des auteurs, compositeurs et éditeurs de musique)
2) ANDRÁS OLÁH, Head of Department, Members and Distributions, Artisjus (Hungarian Bureau for the Protection of Authors' Rights)
3) Jose Luis SEVILLANO, President of the Technical Committee of FILAIE and Director General of AIE. FILAIE is the Federation of the performers' collecting societies in Ibero-Latinoamerica (Argentina, Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Paraguay, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Rep. Dominicana, Nicaragua, Brasil, Panama, Barbados, Spain and Portugal)
4) Bill WILSON, Vice-President, Digital Strategy & Business Development, The National Association of Recording Merchandisers (NARM)
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