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AES Amsterdam 2008
Special Event

Monday, May 19, 16:30 — 17:30

In this special event, the European Sound Directors’ Association, ESDA in collaboration with the APRS have invited a distinguished panel of prominent European studio owners and producers including Robin Millar, Malcolm Atkin, and Dave Harries from the UK; Eric van Tijn and Chris Pilgram from the Netherlands; and others to discuss the potential opportunities to establish new business models and revenue streams for the recording communities.

Times are hard for studios and producers and, for that matter, professional equipment manufacturers. We all wallow toward the bottom of the music business food chain suffering the rebound from the commercial uncertainties that are attacking the record companies and the music business in general. Is the time right for studios to become participants in the royalty structure? What possibilities are there for new studio-based services and other diversification such as digital distribution, video recording, DVD authoring and extended deliverables.

Producers have long waged a campaign to share in performance royalties. Progress in the UK, a few EU territories, and the USA is encouraging, however, the treatment of producers is inconsistent and needs to be harmonized. Chairman of ESDA, Peter Filleul, will report on progress across the territories.

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