receive little or nothing from streaming services for their music. This is what emerges from a
survey part of the European #PayPerformers campaign, created to support the
request to Member States to recognize performers a fair and equitable
remuneration from streaming services via a new right granted by the Copyright
Directive from the EU.
Of the Italian
performers who participated in the survey, 41% declare that they do not receive
any compensation for their music from streaming platforms. 25% declare to
receive an amount ranging from 1 to 100 euros
. A paradoxical situation comparing
these numbers with the music market data which confirm that streaming is one of
the main ways of using music today (+ 26% in 2019 for the Italian market).
"Hurry up!"; "We don't want help, we
just want our rights!": these are some of the many performers’ appeals addressed directly to
Minister of Culture Franceschini at the end of the survey. They all call for
more fair remuneration an ask for a urgent political intervention.
“The results that emerged from the survey are disheartening. They are
even more effective if read during this Covid-19 emergency. This is battle of
justice for all, especially for the musicians and performers who today have
less protection, even if they give an essential artistic contribution to the musical
successes that are now widely streamed. It is clear at this point that the
question should not be postponed ", commented Paolo Fresu.
"The time is right for a
change, to recognize music artists a fair remuneration for digital streaming,
introducing a new right in the Italian legislative order, following the
European Copyright Directive’s indications”. This is the comment of Gianluigi Chiodaroli, President of
The European Delegation law, for the transposition of the
Copyright Directive in our country, is being examinated by the Italian Senate.
ITSRIGHT, which supports the #PayPerformers campaign in Italy, calls for
Parliament to approve the majority and opposition amendments under discussion
in recent days which clearly introduce the right to a fair remuneration for
music artists. In this way it will be possible to fill the regulatory gap and
effectively implement the principle of equitable remuneration for digital uses
introduced by the Directive.