Today the CMS Committee held its second non-inquiry session into “Creator remuneration”. We heard from three panels todays. In the first panel we heard from Sophie Jones (Chief Strategy Officer, British Phonographic Industry) and Beth Sidwell (Head of Public Affairs, British Phonographic Industry). In the second panel we heard from Professor David Hesmondhalgh (Professor of Media, Music and Culture, University of Leeds), Merck Mercuriadis (Music Industry Executive, Artist Manage and Entrepreneur), Nile Rodgers (Artist, Producer and Chairman of the Songwriters Hall of Fame) and Dr Hyojung Sun (Lecturer in the Business of Creative and Cultural Industries, University of York). In the final panel we heard from Paul Clements (CEO, Music Publishers Association) and VV Brown (Singer-Songwriter and Board Director at the Ivors Academy).
This session dovetails the Committee’s exploration of issues of remuneration that have been previously considered in the Committee’s Economics of music streaming, impact of Covid-19 on DCMS sectors and cultural placemaking and the Levelling Up agenda inquiries. This session explored ongoing issues relating to songwriters and composers, who were a key subject of the Committee’s report.
You can watch the full session here.