The World Intellectual Property Organisation and Music Rights Awareness Foundation last week launched a new platform that aims to educate creators about intellectual property rights, starting with music-makers. It's called CLIP - or Creators Learn Intellectual Property.
"Creators draw on their talent and artistic vision to give us music, art, song and dance”, said WIPO Director General Daren Tang, commenting on the launch. “Supporting them is critical to the richness of every society and country".
"We must do what we can to ensure they are recognised and fairly rewarded, so that they can thrive in their work and contributions to society", he went on. "CLIP will support creators with the knowledge and skills they need to transform their artistic passion into a viable profession".
The Music Rights Awareness Foundation was set up in 2016 by songwriters Max Martin, Niclas Molinder and Björn Ulvaeus.
"I know firsthand how important it is for creators to know and manage their IP rights", said Ulvaeus. "Today, it is an essential foundation for a successful career in the music industry. At the core of CLIP is a steadfast commitment to creators. Helping them understand the complexities of the creative industries will enable them to maximise the value of their creations".
The CLIP website currently includes information on the different music rights, the companies and organisations music-makers work with, and what is required to ensure artists, musicians and songwriters get properly credited and paid.
You can access it all at the link below.