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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 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 »

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Art and arbitration: what needs to be done to improve the security of art sales and transactions

There is much room for improvement in securing art sales and transactions, and arbitration can do a lot to make this change happen. What is the state of play? What improvements do art buyers want to see in the future, to adequately resolve art disputes? As an art lawyer practising in the art law field more »

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Art and mediation: what needs to be done to improve the security of art sales and transactions

There is much room for improvement in securing art sales and transactions, and mediation can do a lot to make this change happen. What is the state of play? What improvements do art buyers want to see in the future, to adequately resolve art disputes? As an art lawyer practising in the art law field more »