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How could the failed enforcement of the SGAE arbitration award have been avoided?

When SGAE concluded an arbitration, in July 2017, to decide a dispute between it and major and indie music publishers, everybody thought that the Spanish collecting society would walk the line and comply with the arbitration award. Not quite. Here is why, and how such outcome could have been avoided. SGAE is the Spanish collective more »

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How to lawfully broadcast your soundtracks in bars, restaurants, hotels & other public spaces, from France | Music law firm Crefovi

When a France-based sound system provider reproduces some phonograms on soundtracks, in order to propose such soundtracks for broadcasting in public spaces such as restaurants, bars, hotels, or shops, he/she needs to have a proper strategy in place, to lawfully implement his/her business plan. Especially when it comes to fostering useful and productive relationships with more »

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How to defend yourself in case the artwork bought at auction does not match its pre-sale description?

While collecting art works is becoming an increasingly popular & sexy hobby for affluent individuals, the financial & legal risks involved in such activities are very high, especially when such art pieces are bought at auction. Indeed, it is in the interest of auction houses to depict a rosy & partial portrait of any artwork more »

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How to restructure your creative business in France | Restructuring & insolvency law firm Crefovi

Almost any medium-sized and large creative business has overseas operations, in order to maximise distribution opportunities and take advantage of economies of scale. This is especially true for fashion & luxury businesses, which need strategically-located brick & mortar retail outlets to thrive. However, such overseas boutiques may need to be restructured, from time to time, more »

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How to break into the French film music market: leveraging available film rebates and tax credits in France to your advantage

Many music composers want to break into the French film market, which is known the word over for its steady production stream of art films, as well as its “cultural exception”, aimed at protecting films with a French touch. What is the state of play? What avenues can music composers explore, in order to be more »