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GEMA at MIDEM 2012

Tomorrow is the opening of the 46th MIDEM in Cannes, the largest music trade fair in the world. This year's motto is "connected by music", and once again numerous German companies and organizations will have presentations at Germany's joint stand. Right in the thick of things will be GEMA, a co-organizer of the comprehensive program.


GEMA and the Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband (DMV), the German Music Publishers' Association, are extending invitations to a sparkling wine reception on Sunday, and politicians will also attend this reception. The GEMA panel will offer a discussion platform on Monday under the title "Lost property – the future of Collective Rights Management in the E.U." Following the discussion, GEMA and DMV will be hosts to numerous international guests at their traditional MIDEM lunch.

Here is an overview of the events organized by GEMA:

January 29, 2012    Reception at the German joint stand
                                    4 p.m., Riviera Hall, stand R07.20-10
                                    Speakers:
                                    Hans-Joachim Otto, Parliamentary State Secretary,
                                    Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Member
                                    of the German Bundestag
                                    Dr. Harald Heker, CEO GEMA
                                    Dagmar Sikorski, President DMV, Board of Supervisors
                                    GEMA

January 30, 2012    Panel “Lost property – the future of Collective Rights
                                    Management in the EU”

                                    10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Auditorium J, Palais des Festivals
                                    Participants:  
                                    Ansgar Heveling, Member of the German Bundestag
                                    (CDU)
                                    Kerstin Jorna, Deputy Head of Cabinet of European
                                    Commissioner Michel Barnier
                                    Alfons Karabuda, Executive Chairman ECSA
                                    Kenth Muldin, CEO STIM, CISAC Board of Directors
                                    Dr. Harald Heker, CEO GEMA
                                    Presenter: Manfred Gillig-Degrave, chief editor
                                    Musikwoche

January 30, 2012    Lunch at the restaurant “Plage Ondine”
                                    1 p.m., Boulevard de la Croisette, Plage No 15
                                    Speakers:
                                    Dagmar Sikorski, President DMV, Board of Supervisors
                                    GEMA
                                    Dr. Harald Heker, CEO GEMA
                                    Hans-Joachim Otto, Parliamentary State Secretary,
                                    Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Member
                                    of the German Bundestag
                                    By invitation only.

About GEMA:
In Germany, GEMA represents the copyrights of more than 64,000 members (composers, lyricists, and music publishers), and GEMA also represents over 2 million copyright owners all over the world. Worldwide, it is one of the largest societies for authors of music works.

 

Press contact:
Bettina Müller, Head of Communications & PR
E-Mail: bmueller@gema.de, tel.: +49 89 48003-426

Katharina Reindlmeier, PR Manager
E-Mail: kreindlmeier@gema.de; tel.: +49 89 48003-583

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