Music creators in tune with the Council’s decision to exclude audio-visual and cultural services from the US/EU free trade negotiations

The Council’s decision to exclude the audio-visual sector from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership’s negotiating mandate has been followed by EC Commissioner De Gucht’s declaration that he is ready to discuss the issue with his American counterparts.

At this crucial time, it’s vital that Europe’s creative community keeps mobilised and speaks up about why the exclusion of audiovisual services is so important to them. That’s why the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) has launched a petition calling for the exclusion of  cultural and audio-visual services from any free trade negotiations with the US.

This petition was launched on It’s easy to share and to add further initiators and partners. You can read the ECSA press release here.