The Music Business in the 'Weimar Triangle'

Talking about the music markets of Poland, France and Germany

Guillaume Leblanc
Marek Staszewski, by K. Dubiel
Florian Drücke by: Markus Nass

Chaired by Dr. Florian Drücke (Germany), Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V.
With Guillaume Leblanc (France), Snep
Marek Staszewski (Poland), ZPAV

In this session, we will discuss the characteristics, similarities and differences of these three important European music markets from the economic, political and legal points-of-view. We will take a look at what particular challenges each one of the markets faces, also taking into account consumer data where available. And, of course, we will talk about the European copyright reform and about the value gap from the Polish, the French and the German perspectives. The title refers to the political concept of the “Weimar Triangle”, a grouping of Poland, Germany and France, established in Weimar in 1991 to foster co-operation between the three countries. The foreign ministers and ministers for European affairs of the three countries meet regularly in this assembly to discuss current political issues and specific areas of foreign and European policy.