13th European Adami conference

Cabourg, December 6th and 7th, 2012

Every autumn since December 2000, the Adami European Convention at Cabourg has welcomed members of the profession to the event and invited them to consider the impact of the digital revolution on the work of performing artists and the upheaval it is causing in the economy of the cultural sector.

Twelve years later, the Convention is now an essential gathering of the profession that allows Adami to act as a bridge between members who are sometimes very far removed from each other: performers, producers, public bodies, consumers, cultural players, experts from the digital world, spokespersons from the wider society, politicians, specialists in the new technologies, lawyers, societies for the distribution of foreign rights, etc. Adami has set out to create a forum for the sector where its concerns can be aired and discussed, and proposals to address them drawn up.
The Adami European Convention is principally an event for reflexion and discussion, but does not overlook entertainment and conviviality. Every Convention has sought to highlight performing artists and those who support them with concerts, live performances, tributes etc.

Thursday, December, 6

2:30 pm > Opening of the Conference

Jean-Paul Henriet, Mayor of Cabourg.
Philippe Ogouz, President of the board of Adami.

2:45 - 5:30 pm > First workshop

Digital technology, globalisation and diversity all in the same boat…

The economy has entered an irreversible phase of globalisation and culture is feeling the effects of this trend directly, accentuated by the growth of networks and the digital revolution.
By converging in the cultural sphere and facilitating both access to and the circulation of works, are these two phenomena not having a damaging effect on cultural diversity?

> Synthesis of the first workshop

Friday, December, 7

9:30 - 12:30 am > Second workshop

Who’s out to get virtuous circles?

The tax on cinema tickets, remuneration for private copying, along with the system of intermittent employment and even the social security system... these are all mechanisms which use forms of solidarity in order to provide fair protection for creative people, people in jobs deemed to be insecure and the less well-off members of a community or citizens of a country.
France is in a class of her own when it comes to every kind of these virtuous mechanisms; indeed, they are the basis upon which many of the foundations of our republic are laid. However, in Bercy, in Brussels and at the headquarters of many huge conglomerates, they see things rather differently. So, could a totally open, “liberated” market become the new way of maintaining the fragile balances between freedom and diversity, between popular success and creative daring? Who's out to get virtuous circles? Is there another model which could more surely preserve this ecosystem in the world of culture? Artists have their doubts but the market says this is the way to go. Time for a debate!!!!

> Synthesis of the second workshop

2:00 – 5:00 pm > Third workshop

Agents, authorised representatives , collecting societies and aggregators - do they work for artists or at their expense?

Over the last few years, collective management societies have been facing up to fresh competition, as technological developments and globalisation have seen the appearance of new intermediaries, essentially authorised representatives and aggregators. The profession of the agent has itself had to change significantly. How do artists benefit?

> Synthesis of the third workshop


7:30 pm  - Church of Cabourg

A special concert with Sarocchi
traditional Corsican songs,
including both religious and secular material


panélistes atelier 1

modérateur : Emmanuel Legrand, journaliste

Lorena Boix Alonso, Chef d'unité des médias et des contenus conergents, DG Connect Commission européenne

Jean-françois Dutertre, musicien

Jacques Fansten, président de la SACD

Jean-Michel Lucas, consultant en déformation culturelle

Thu-Lang Tran Wasescha, conseillère à la division de la propriété intellectuelle, OMC

Marcel Rogemont, Député PS, commission des affaires culturelles et de l'éducation, Assemblée nationale

panélistes atelier 2

Ouverture : Patrick Bloche, président de la commission des affaires culturelles et de l'éducation de l'Assemblée nationale

modérateur : Rémi Bouton, journaliste

Bruno Boutleux, directeur général gérant, Adami

Bernard Heger, délégué général, SIMAVELEC

Alexandra Laferrière, responsable contenus culturels, Google

Michel Orier, directeur général de la création artistique, ministère de la culture et de la communication

Hervé Rony, directeur général, SCAM

panélistes atelier 3

Ouverture : Françoise Castex, députée Parlement européen

Modérateur : Alain Charrriras, musicien, administrateur de l'Adami

Ernst Jacob Bakker, vice-président,Fintage Arists

Virginie Berger, présidente fondatrice, agence DBTH

Denis Ladegaillerie, président fondateur, Believe

Pal Tomori, Directeur, EJI, Hongrie