CMM statement on CMS Committee’s report on Creator Remuneration


The Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee in the UK Parliament has published a new report on creator remuneration. The CMM has issued the following initial response…

We welcome this new report from the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee, which is timely given that next week the government convened Creator Remuneration Working Group will meet for the first time. It’s almost three years since the Committee called for a “complete reset” of streaming, and yet none of the issues around music-maker remuneration have been discussed, let alone addressed.

This report provides a good summary of the issues and some of the proposed solutions, with MPs stating that they “expect to see tangible steps to improve musicians’ remuneration and performer rights in the next twelve months”. For this to happen we need stakeholders from across the music industry to stop denying reality and to, instead, come to the table with solutions, whether that’s the copyright reforms proposed by MPs or a negotiated agreement.

We look forward to discussing those proposals next week.

CMM member The Ivors Academy has also issued its own statement.