2023 CIAM General Assembly

Brazil to welcome music creators from throughout the world for 2023 CIAM General Assembly

The global unified voice of music creators, the International Council of Music Creators (CIAM), will gather creators from around the world to Rio de Janeiro on November 8th and 9th for the 2023 CIAM General Assembly. The assembly unites leading advocates and renown creators to exchange information, share best practices, and provide updates on a range of matters affecting the economic and legal interests of creators within the music industry.

Delegates will be welcomed by President Eddie Schwartz, songwriter, ALCAM Representative Juca Novaes, UBC CEO and CISAC Board Chair Marcelo Castello-Branco, and ABRAMUS CEO Roberto Corrêa de Mello.

Gadi Oron, the Director General of the world’s leading network of authors’ societies CISAC, and Anna Neale, Director of Presidents and Creators, will detail the current state of collective management and CISAC’s activities on behalf of creators.

Creators are faced with, among other issues, the rapidly emerging and evolving presence and influence of artificial intelligence (AI). Vanderbilt University PhD Milton R Underwood Chair, Professor Daniel Gervais will delve into AI through a keynote on where the threat ends and the opportunities begin.

Panels and interactive sessions will investigate AI further as well as challenges in Africa, the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC CEO Kris Arhend will address the delegates), and the challenging business of music for women.

The General Assembly will also unveil the 2023 Fair Trade Music International Awards and present songs from CIAM’s first women’s songwriting camp, to be held in conjunctions with the assembly in Rio de Janeiro.