With immediate effect MELODIE DER WELT administer the publishing rights of the Frankfurt PEACELOUNGE label under the name of Edition Peacelounge.
Christian Arndt, owner and director of the PEACELOUNGE label which is specialised in chillout, nu jazz, pop and lounge recently signed a long-term agreement with Pamela Georgi, director of MELODIE DER WELT and the company’s A&R John Ruhrmann.
“It will be a pleasure to look after the publishing interests of Christian Arndt and his label. Not only does the exquisite PEACELOUNGE catalogue contain several hundred works but they have also been specialising for many years in the very interesting field of corporate music” says John Ruhrmann. Christian Arndt is “very happy that my authors share the same publishing roof with geniuses like Burt Bacharach and Paul McCartney. MELODIE DE WELT is a strong and reliable partner for PEACELOUNGE to achieve our great plans for the coming years.”
European Copyright Directive Article 17 (formerly 13) - Briefly explained
Frankfurt am Main, April 8, 2019
Former Article 13, now Article 17, gives rise for much discussion. It would lead to the use of upload filters through the internet platforms and thus to censorship, say the opponents.
However, the article's main point is that internet platforms ("online content sharing services") that commercially use intellectual property and generate annual sales of more than € 10 million are required to seek permission from the authors. If this does not happen, the platform should be liable for it in the future.
In the case of material property, no one doubts that an intermediary must lawfully purchase his goods before reselling them. In the case of intangible property, e.g. compositions, opponents of copyright reform put intellectual property into question. The big providers such as Google, YouTube and Facebook earn a lot of money from their users' data, advertising and information. So far, they have not been responsible for the content, but users were for unlawful use and release of songs on these platforms.
The proposed legislation requires strong platforms to buy a content license, for example, from a music publisher and label that represents the intellectual property of composers / lyricists and artists. Until now, this is theoretically the responsibility of the user who wants to upload protected content, because uploading a musical work is a copyright relevant act. Behind every song is a complex network of creative and economic participants. Only through this collaboration do users have access to the songs. However, these are not their property. The copyright of the songs belong solely to the participating composers and lyricists.