Primavera Sound Touring Party * 16 - 30 NOVIEMBRE

PRIMAVERAPRO CONFERENCES




PrimaveraPro will organise two days of talks about the music business as part of the Primavera touring Party. The first will take place on Saturday 16th November, the beginning of the tour, in Barcelona and the other for the closing on Saturday 30th in Madrid, before the last concerts. Several agents of the music sector will evaluate the changes that the industry has undergone in the last few years and try to foresee the changes that are yet to come.

In Madrid there will also be a panel co-organised with the UFI to discuss and shed some light on the preliminary draft of the new Intellectual Property law (Anteproyecto de Ley de modificación del Texto Refundido de la Ley de Propiedad Intelectual)

Some of the speakers that will participate in the conferences are Xavier Cervantes, writer from the newspaper ARA, Leo Nascimento, Managing Director of Deezer Spain, the artist Raül Fernández (Refree), Gerardo Sanz, manager of Manel and Antònia Font, Albert Torres, from The Orchard Barcelona or Barnaby Harrod from Mercury Wheels.

These talks are for free and will be open to the general public.

16th NOVEMBER
BARCELONA (APOLO STORE)
12:30 - IS THE MUSIC BUSINESS FAIRER NOW THAN IT WAS IN 2003?

30th NOVEMBER
MADRID (CÍRCULO DE BELLAS ARTES)
12:00 - THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IS SPAIN
13:00 - IS THE MUSIC BUSINESS FAIRER NOW THAN IT WAS IN 2003?

IS THE MUSIC BUSINESS FAIRER NOW THAN IT WAS IN 2003?
Thom Yorke’s latest declarations about Spotify have reignited the dying embers of the debate about streaming services. It has never been so easy for artists to reach their audiences as now, but is it the musician who is benefitting from these new technologies that, in only a few years, have completely changed the paradigm of the music industry? How could the distribution of the benefits be fairer? Nowadays it is said that live concerts are the main source of income for artists but many artists have to go on promotional tours for very little profit. Many bands find that they are unable to get beyond this promotional stage and never go on to do tours where they can actually make real money.
At these talks that will take place in Barcelona and Madrid for the inauguration and closing of the PS Touring Party, several agents of the music sector will evaluate the changes that the industry has undergone in the last few years to try to foresee the changes that are yet to come
Speakers: Raül Fernández (Refree), Nando Caballero (La Xarxa, La Poduktiva Records), Leo Nascimento (Deezer), Josep Ganyet (Soundkik), Gerardo Sanz (Fina Estampa), Albert Torres (The Orchard).

THE NEW INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW IS SPAIN
The draft of the Intellectual Property Law that created a big stir when it was presented two months ago, has been submitted to the Council of State and from there it will be sent to the Council of Ministers in order to approve its submission to the Congress of Deputies. Spain will have a new Intellectual Property Law which has caused a lot of controversy during its conception: the former Intellectual Property Law dates back to 1987 and although it has been modified a new law is essential but this new draft does not satisfy anyone. Is it necessary to rush the passing of this law? The European Commission is working on collective management guidelines that will obviously affect the Spanish Intellectual Property Law. Would it not be better to wait for the approval of the guidelines in order to be able to apply them?
A proposal of compensation per private copy that goes directly from the maker to the taxpayer.
This law opens the door to the creation of new entities of private management.

Get details of the talks here: pro.primaverasound.com/program/view/id/5