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IMPF to host brand new music business conference

International music summit to take place in Spain, in October

Brussels, 6th June 2022 IMPF is delighted to announce a brand-new annual music business conference and writing camp that will bring together music publishers and the wider industry from around the world.

The Music Entrepreneurial and Creative Industry Summit will take place from 9-12 October 2022 in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, at two adjacent hotels – Melia Palma Marina and Gran Melia Victoria.

The event is organised with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the EU as part of “The IMPF Network Project” and will be the first of a three-year annual global meeting for music publishers, songwriters, and industry friends.

A full schedule for the event plus a line-up of speakers will be announced shortly.

Topics that will be discussed at the conference include the growing influence of AI-assisted creation; copyright, composing and publishing in the metaverse; user-generated content; buy-outs; the role of creative professionals in the green transition; maximising revenues and exploitation in video games; and the long-term future of independent music publishing.

Running prior to and alongside the conference, between 7 – 11 October, IMPF will also bring together 30 songwriters for a five-day song-writing camp.

Writers will come from IMPF publisher members and will receive clear briefs to write for specific artists. The songs written during the camp will be presented to the event on the evening of October 11 during a listening session and will be later pitched to artists and labels.

IMPF President Annette Barrett said: “We’re incredibly excited to offer this international summit for the global music publishing community and wider industry.  Recent years have demonstrated how important focused, face-to-face meetings are for any business community. Thanks to the help of Creative Europe, we’re welcoming a diverse mix of music executives to Palma de Mallorca in October, and I’m certain everyone will leave inspired and richer for the experience. We plan to tackle a broad array of topical issues, bringing in the wider tech and creative industries. The full itinerary will demonstrate just how deep and interconnected our world has become – and why an event like this is so necessary.”

Jennifer Mitchell CEO of Red Brick Songs and IMPF Board Member said: “IMPF is unique in its ability to bring together independent publishers from all over the world, allowing us to work together to further our businesses and the businesses of our artists in what is an increasingly complicated publishing sector.”

The event is free to IMPF members and guests and thereafter will be open to anyone interested, for a registration fee of 400Euro.

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