The digital rights of music, to debate in the fifth edition of MAPAS

Experts from the music industry from the three continents will meet this Monday, July 4, at the Sala Insular de Teatro in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the opening day of the market

Registration for the Seminar on Digital Rights of Music, SEDD, is free and to participate you must go to

The digital rights of music will be the central topic of debate at the seminar to be held at the fifth edition of the South Atlantic Performative Arts Market. With this seminar, MAPAS reinforces its commitment to training music professionals by addressing the complexity of managing and optimizing the resources generated by copyright in the digital universe. MAPAS, whose fifth edition will be held in Gran Canaria and Tenerife next week, between July 4 and 9, is organized by the Government of the Canary Islands, Cabildo de Tenerife, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, unahoramenos and Circulart, in collaboration with the local councils from Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Agaete and Arucas.

The Music Digital Rights Seminar (SEDD) It will be the meeting of music industry experts from the three continents of the South Atlantic. The appointment will be next Monday, July 4 at the Sala Insular de Teatro in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, on the opening day of the fifth edition of MAPAS Mercado. Registration is free and to participate you must fill out the following form: SEDD Registration.

The Digital Music Rights Seminar is coordinated by Unison, an independent management operator that was born in Spain in 2017 thanks to the liberalization of the rights management market. Unison is a new model of organization for the collective management of rights, created so that the owners receive the amounts that correspond to them, putting technology at the service of efficiency and transparency in the management of rights.

The activity of the Seminar on Digital Music Rights will begin this Monday, July 4, at 9:15 am with the presence of Octavio Arbeláez, co-director and artistic manager of MAPAS; Jordi Puy, co-founder and CEO of Unison; and Adriana Moscoso, general director of Cultural Industries and Cooperation in the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Government of Spain.

Throughout the morning there will be three work tables, three pitch and a networking that will help to understand and connect the recording industry of Southern Europe, Africa and America.

After the opening, the first pitch: Jordi Puy, from Unison Rights, will present the European digital market starting at 9:45 am. Next, in the first of the tables, there will be a debate about Platforms and regions: discover the characteristics and trends shaping content in Africa, Latin America and Southern Europe. It will be at 10:00 am and the peculiarities and trends of the models that prevail in Africa, Latin America and Southern Europe will be discussed. In a generic way, in this first meeting the use of rights will be dealt with, the different models of DSPs from different continents will be analyzed alluding to a multi-territorial perspective and the licenses of the future and the need for a fair remuneration of the Copyright.

In this first table, Gabriel Llano (Bytedance Latam TikTok), Indre Boaretto (Deezer, application and platform of streaming French matrix), Kirstin Moffat (BMAT, a Barcelona technology platform specializing in the music industry) and Gillian Ezra (responsible for content on the music platform streaming Simfy Africa). The table will be moderated by David Serras Pereira (Unison Europe).

At 11:00 a.m. the activity resumes with the pitch Capasso: African Digital Market with Jotan Matariro, CEO of Capasso. The table will follow Following the money... How are my digital rights managed, who is responsible, and what does the future hold? The management of rights will be addressed individually and collectively and how artists benefit from it, the new management models and the role of entities, as well as possible musical exchanges. In addition, the new management models will be explained and presented and an attempt will be made to understand how to create a symbiosis that enables musical cultural exchange and the role of management entities.

Participating as speakers: Jotam Matariro (responsible for Capasso), Solange Cesarovna (Cape Verdean Society of Music, SCM), Gustavo González (Associação Brasileira de Música e Artes, Abramus) and Cristina Perpigná (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, Cisac). The table will be moderated by Eric Jordi (Unison).

The last slot of the seminar will begin at 12.00 on the Latin American market by Gustavo González (Abramus). The last table in the morning will be The web3, the non-fungible, and the 'digital property' present and future. The financing of publishers and other work and organization models such as the entry of investment funds, from the so-called bowie-bonds a hypnosis, which could change the forms of business will be put on the table. In addition, the challenge of exploring where the market is heading will be discussed and, among others, the emergence of NFTs, their characteristics, their application in musical assets and their impact on copyright management will be discussed.

Participating in this table as speakers: José Manuel Person (Larrosa Music Group, consultancy and advice for the music industry); and Miguel Tolosa (Offbeat, global community for music lovers). This table will be moderated by Jordi Puy (Unison).