The Croatian Composers’ Society (HDS ZAMP), the organisation charged with protecting author’s rights in the country, and YouTube, have signed a contract which will mean that artists in Croatia and Abroad whose rights are represented by HDS ZAMP can now earn money from YouTube…
HDS ZAMP members and rights holders will now be paid a royalty when an advertisement is played at the beginning or during one of their music videos on YouTube.
“With this new source of revenue our members will now benefit in financial terms from the use of their works in the audiovisual and music video content on YouTube in Croatia. Signing a contract with YouTube is a milestone which opens up new opportunities for our members,” said Nenad Marčec, CEO of HDS ZAMP.
“We are extremely pleased to reach an agreement with HDS ZAMP and its members. This will encourage the creation of Croatian content on our service, and allow musicians, composers and authors to receive payment for videos on YouTube,” said Gudrun Schweppe, head of the Department of Music Licenses for Europe, Middle East and Africa.