Abba Cofounder Björn Ulvaeus Elected President of CISAC

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If there’s one factor that may be mentioned of CISAC, the worldwide confederation of performing rights societies, its current presidents have impeccable inventive pedigree: The group introduced in the present day that Abba cofounder Björn Ulvaeus has been elected as the following president, changing digital music pioneer Jean Michel Jarre, who’s stepping down from the publish after seven years — and who changed Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb as president in 2013. He was elected president by the Common Meeting of CISAC — the Worldwide Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers — which befell in a digital assembly earlier this week.

Ulvaeus, who cowrote all of Abba’s hits with keyboardist Benny Anderson, has written greater than 150 hit songs and reveals — and considerably is a vocal campaigner for the rights of creators. Throughout Abba’s practically unprecedented international success within the 1970s and 1980s, the group, along with late supervisor Stig Andersson, grew to become a robust enterprise entity, notably within the realm of music publishing and mental property, and had an affect on the Swedish pop business of the previous three a long time that was equally huge by way of music and enterprise. Thus, Ulvaeus brings a deep understanding of the artistic industries and the techniques that assist authors acquire honest cost for his or her works.

In accordance with the announcement, as president of CISAC, which has a three-year time period, Ulvaeus will help the confederation’s work to safe stronger rights, extra royalties, higher techniques, and improved circumstances for creators throughout 5 repertoires – music, audiovisual, visible arts, drama and literature.

CISAC represents greater than 230 authors societies in over 120 international locations, and thru this group, its position is to help the worldwide community of collective administration of rights for greater than four million creators. The group is accountable for amassing €9.6 billion of licensing earnings and royalties worldwide.

Of his new position, Ulvaeus mentioned: “I’ve made an amazing dwelling as a songwriter and an artist, and I’ve been lucky sufficient to have loved lots of success. Now, as President of CISAC, I’m completely happy to have a special type of alternative, to attempt to assist the following technology of creators of their working lives. CISAC has a singular worldwide authority, and I consider passionately in its mission to safe higher, fairer phrases for creators. I’m additionally concerned about how the applied sciences we use can work higher, incomes creators fairer rewards for his or her work and extra royalties. I’m subsequently very excited in regards to the alternatives forward and searching ahead to our collaboration”.

CISAC Director Common Gadi Oron mentioned: “Björn Ulvaeus has moved us, impressed us and lit up our lives together with his songs and creations. I’m completely thrilled that he has determined to tackle the position of CISAC President, to help us in our mission to serve creators internationally. Björn has a unprecedented observe file – as a creator himself, as a champion for creators’ rights, and as an skilled within the techniques which guarantee creators are pretty paid. These qualities will likely be invaluable to CISAC’s work and we glance ahead immensely to collaborating with him.”

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