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COPYRIGHT EVOLUTION?

With the arrival of the EU, the countries in the region are forced to adapt their law on copyright and intellectual property. How fast will we adapt to new legislations, what are the changes that have already been made and how is copyright going to be regulated in the age of new technologies and distribution channels? All of the questions above stirred quite a discussion between the ‘Copyright Evolution’panel discussion participants, Kristina Delfin Kanceljak, Nenad Marčec, prof. dr. sc. Igor Gliha and IDM's president & CEO, Tomo in der Mühlen and audience members at this year’s Weekend Media Festival in Rovinj/Croatia. The audience also had the opportunity to hear how copyright and intellectual property is applied to music, written word, images, recordings and design in general.

The panel discussion also touched controversies – the issue whether copyright is endangering creativity, what about the Creative Commons movement, and is there a conflict between copyright and intellectual property on the one hand and the new generations of creative professionals and media consumers on the other.

The volume of the given practical advice from the experts who know the legislation and its usage on a case by case basis shows that the general audience and the creators - photographers, writers, journalist and musicians in the region aren't familiar with their rights and the true value of their works. Due to limited timing (the discussion was only 60 minutes, but continued way over the term) a lot of questions were left unanswered. However, this was a great introduction for all copyright newbies and those in search for intellectual and creative protection.

You can check out the photos from the panel in our 'Gallery' section.

 

6TH ANNUAL RUNJIĆ NIGHTS 

Last Friday, on October 3, in the crowded Split National Theatre the sixth annual Runjić Nights were held in honor of one of Croatia’s greatest popular music composers, Zdenko Runjić, who passes away prematurely in 2004.

As in previous years many of the greatest regional musician made a tribute to his life and work: Neno Belan, Marko Tolja, Maja Posavec, Nipple People, Kristijan Beluhan, Zorica Kondža, Ivana Starčević, Zoran Predin, Vlatko Stefanovski, Doris Dragović, Luky, Nina Badrić, Vlado Greorgiev, Tereza Kesovija, Oliver Dragojević and Stjepan Hauser. A total of 18 Runjić greatest hits were preformed during this musical treat, including ‘Živjela ljubav’ (engl. ‘Long Live Love’), where all of the musicians included in the event sang it together on stage.

Executive Producer of Runjić Night’s, Zdenko’s daughter and chief organizer of the event, Ivana Runjić expressed her satisfaction with the evening, at which, she says everything clicked in the best possible way. Croatia’s President, a skilled composer and music lover, dr. Ivo Josipović honored the event as well. 

 

GUCCI MANE SAMPLED GOBLIN'S THEME "TENEBRE" 

Famous American rapper Gucci Mane recently released his new single "Gucci time" in which he used a sample by Jutice's "Phantom", sampled from Goblin's famous film theme "Tenebre".
The song "Tenebre" is composed for the horror film of the same title, directed by Dario Argento almost 30 years ago, but the progressive electro-rock sound Goblin created, found its new freshness in the contemporary and very popular French electro (Justice's "Phantom"), and then confirmed its modernity in the newest Gucci Mane's hip hop hit.

The samples taken from the Bixio catalogue of Italian film music, containig also the song Tenebre, have already been used many times in the world's highest hip hop production ((The RZA, Redman, Keith Murray, G-Unit), which only confirms with this latest example, that the quality and richness of the Bixio music are being recognized over and over in the global proportions.

The song "Gucci time"featuring SWIZZ BEATZ announced Gucci Mane's newest album entitled"The Appeal: Georgia's most wanted", that was released 6 days ago.
Click here to check the music video of the song!

 

when you smile, IphonE smiles with you

The newest Apple global campaign for the iPhone 4 mobile phone that will, besides many new options, enable FaceTime video calls, used for the music theme of the commercial the Louis Armstrong song "When you're smiling (The whole world smiles with you)", holding at the moment an exclusive synch licence for the world.
The song written by Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin is published by EMI Music Publishing and IDM Music subpublishes it 100% for the region.
For licensing of the song, contact us on: clearance@idmmusic.com

Click here to check out the newest iPhone commercial.

 

BMG Rights Management has agreed a deal to acquire Evergreen Copyrights.

Last week the publishing company BMG Rights confirmed the purchase agreement with Trilantic Capital Partners for Evergreen catalogue that has more than 65,000 titles including songs recorded by MC Hammer, Eric Clapton, Teddy Riley, Nick Drake, Bill Monroe and 2Pac. Its has interests in songs including "U Can't Touch This," "Cocaine," "Kiss Me," John Waite's "Missing You," Joe Cocker's "You Are So Beautiful" and Michael Jackson's "Remember The Time."
The latest BMG acquisition - terms were not disclosed - follows significant investments this year to acquire Cross Town Songs, Cherry Lane and U.K. music publisher Stage Three Music.
"Evergreen is known for its successful rights acquisition track record," said Hartwig Masuch, CEO of BMG Rights Management, in a statement. "With this large catalog of 65,000 titles we have further strengthened our position in the top four players in global music publishing,"
BMG now controls and administers more than 200,000 song rights and master rights. The Evergreen transaction is expected to be completed at the beginning of October.

 

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Zdenko Runjić (born October 26, 1942 in Slavonski Brod, during the Independent State of Croatia, died October 27, 2004, Split, Croatia) was Croatian songwriter based in Split. In his long career, he established himself as the most prolific and most popular songwriter of the former Yugoslavia, now Croatia. Many of his songs, inspired by the folk traditions of Dalmatia, became classics and Runjić helped the careers of many notable Croatian musicians such as ...More

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