The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) represents over 30,000 professional composers and songwriters in 27 European countries. With 61 member organisations across Europe, the Alliance speaks for the interests of music creators of art and classical music (contemporary), film and audio-visual music, as well as popular music.
The main objective of the Alliance is to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at the national, European and international levels by any legal means. It advocates for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters and strives to improve social and economic development of music creation in Europe.
ECSA was initiated in 2006 in Vienna within the framework of the Mozartjahr. It was established as an alliance in March 2007 in Madrid with the purpose of becoming the central organization representing the interests of all music creators in Europe, giving every composer and songwriter a European voice.
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Bernard Grimaldi is a French music composer for film and television and also a singer-songwriter. He is one of the founding members of the UCMF (Union des compositeurs de musiques de films) and has been the President of UCMF since 2008. Mr. Grimaldi is currently the Chairman of ECSA’s committee for film and audiovisual music and was elected Vice-President of ECSA in February 2013.
Luis Ivars is a Spanish composer who worked in diverse musical genres and wrote scores for cinema, television, advertisement, theater and museums. Very involved in the defence of the creators rights, he is the Honorific President of Musimagen, a member of the board of the Spanish Film Academy, one of the founding members of FFACE and was elected as member of ECSA’s Executive Board in February 2014.
Chris Smith is a British composer and producer whose work spans song writing, TV commercials, corporate films, sound branding, television, film, theatre, animation and library music.
For more than fifteen years, as the founder of one of the UK’s most successful music production companies, he has been involved in the production of critically acclaimed and award-winning music for hundreds of TV commercials, television programmes, films and theatrical productions.
Bent Åserud is a Norwegian musician and film music composer. His collaboration with Geir Bøhren was awarded the Amanda Prize for Best Music, and the Film Critics’ Award. The duo continued to work closely with director Ola Solum, for which they made the score for nearly all his later works. Åserud created, along with Bøhren, the official anthem for the 1994 Winter Olympics. He won the 1999 Spellemannsprisen for the record Jul i Blåfjell.