unison eventos

UNISON Agenda – Upcoming music industry events

This new season comes full of networking events we did not want to miss.  Some of them are already familiar from previous years such as FMF Barcelona and BIME, while others are brand new and we approach them with great enthusiasm to continue creating professional relationships in the musical universe. From September 26th until the…

The elephant is still in the room: CMA rejects a full investigation of the music streaming market

The Economics of Music Streaming saga continues: last July the UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) refused to recommend a full investigation of the music streaming market. For context, a market study is different from a market investigation. In market studies, the functioning of the market is studied and, if flaws in the functioning of…

Interview with Sleza (‘For Ukraine’ Album)

After interviewing Blooms Corda, Ukrainian singer Sleza opens her heart in this interview full of hope for the difficult reality of the Ukrainian people. She is also part of ‘For Ukraine’, the compilation album of Ukrainian artists, musicians and creatives whose aim is to support Ukrainian humanitarian organisations. Don’t miss this talk about her understanding…

Interview with Blooms Corda (‘For Ukraine’ Album)

We interviewed Blooms Corda, one of the musician that make up the solidarity project ‘For Ukraine’, a compilation album of Ukrainian artists, musicians and creatives whose aim is to support Ukrainian humanitarian organisations. He talks about the message he wants to convey with his song ‘Lyst do Kathrine’ and how the war in his country,…

primavera pro Unison

Digital Licensing Sessions at Primavera Pro

The first edition of the Digital Licensing Sessions, co-organised by Unison and Primavera PRO, took place on the 7th and 8th of June. For two days, international professionals discussed hot topics about the present and future of music in the digital world. Valuable knowledge and experiences were shared, opinions were confronted in a respectful, open…

Copyright Directive Saga: EU Court of Justice states that Article 17 does not violate the right to freedom of expression and information of users

As you readers so well know, on 14 September 2016, in line with the digital single market strategy, the European Commission presented a legislative package for the modernisation of EU copyright rules aiming to adapt EU copyright rules in a context where tech was rapidly changing the way works were created, produced, distributed and exploited. …

forukraine album

‘For Ukraine’, an album in support of ucranians victims

Ukraine needs everyone’s support, and what better way than to arouse public solidarity through music. For this reason, from Unison we support the initiative ‘For Ukraine’, a charity music compilation album of Ukrainian artists, musicians and creatives whose aim is to raise funds for Ukrainian humanitarian organisations. 100% of the profits generated by this project…

An anecdote about John Lennon and 5 fallacies about IMEs

Among the beatlemaniacs there is a well-known legend about the song “Sexie Sadie”, composed by John Lennon in 1968 and included in the so-called “White Album”. The Beatles were in Rishikesh (India), on a spiritual retreat to practice transcendental meditation under the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, along with other celebrities of the time such…

The Dilemma: how to cooperate for the benefit of the Music Industry

Last Tuesday, February 1, the Verifi Rights Data Alliance (VRDA) was announced, the project led by Verify Media for the creation of a data exchange system for music rights ownership between different agents in the digital value chain. The alliance’s inaugural members are a rights holder (Warner Music Group), an independent copyright management operator (UNISON),…