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Profile of registrant

Younison / wild palms

Identification number in the register: 01437953478-61
Registration date: 20/04/10 22:20:20

The information on this organisation was last modified on 22/04/13 09:53:13
The date of the last annual update was 22/04/13 09:53:13

Registrant : Organisation or self-employed individual

Name/company name: Younison / wild palms
Acronym: Younison
Legal status: BVBA
Website address:


Section: III - Non-governmental organisations
and more precisely: Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

Person with legal responsibility

Surname, Name: Mr  Kelvin Smits
Position: Director

Permanent person in charge of EU relations

Surname, Name: Mr  Kelvin Smits
Position: Director

Contact details:

Contact details of organisation's head office: 3 Van de wiellei 
Brasschaat 2930
Telephone number: (+32) 486962423
Fax number: (+) 
Other contact information:

Goals / remit

Goals / remit of the organisation: Younison is an advocacy platform created for European music professionals in 2008 and which represents nearly 7000 individual music artists and professionals. Our goal is to improve the way digital music revenues are collected across the EU and redistributed to the artists by their national authors’ societies.

In the interest of authors and to foster a vibrant pan‐European single market for creative digital
content, Younison believes that Europe must update and harmonise its current system of collective copyright management, with the following principles in mind:

▪ All artists should be compensated for the digital exploitation of their creative works, including for lawful private copying, at home and abroad.

▪ All collecting societies should be obliged by European law to:

1 - Apply strict and harmonized transparency standards to all forms of digital revenue collection and distribution including for copyright levy proceeds.
2 - Provide timely and accurately information on all revenues collected on behalf of authors, including comprehensive information for the exploitation of their works through new distribution models (subscription, promotion, publicity‐based models, etc).
This information is necessary when calculating the usage of music for the distribution of revenues to artists and comprehensive earning reports should be provided accordingly.
3 - Distribute any digital revenue collections ‐ including those resulting from levies collections or any proceeds obtained in other Member States ‐ to the artists on a quarterly basis or at the very least with the same frequency than authors’ societies collect digital revenues for users and other debtors.
4 - Use more accurate, representative and diversified sets of data which also take into account new forms of exploitation of digital works (e.g. subscription, promotion, publicity‐based models, etc.)

▪ Use technology to help remunerate artists
The organisation's fields of interests are:
  • European

Number of persons engaged in activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register

Number of persons: 1
Complementary information:

Persons accredited for access to European Parliament premises

No accredited persons


Main EU initiatives covered the year before by activities falling under the scope of the Transparency Register:

Younison believes that artists should be able to exert better control over uses of their works and should be fairly compensated for new (as well as more traditional) forms of use. This requires that national authors’ societies – who serve as intermediaries between those who create music and those who use it – operate in ways that are equitable, transparent and accountable. To ensure this, new rules for authors’ societies are needed – rules that reflect both today’s technologies and the way that musical works are currently distributed and enjoyed.

Fields of interest for e-mail alerts on consultations and roadmaps;

Fields declared by the organisation:
  • Audiovisual and Media
  • Competition
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Culture
  • Employment and Social Affairs
  • Information Society
  • Internal Market
  • Justice and Fundamental Rights
  • Research and Technology
  • Trans-European Networks
  • Youth


Total number of members that are natural persons: 1
Number of member organisations: 4
Member organisations (Number of members) :
  • Technopol (2 members)
  • DJ Monitor (1 members)
  • FAC (2 members)
  • C3S (1 members)
The organisation has members/is represented in the following country(countries):

Complementary information:


Information on (i) organisation's membership of any associations/federations/confederations or (ii) relationships to other bodies in formal or informal networks.

Financial data

Financial year: 01/2011 - 12/2011
Total budget: 46,000
of which public financing: 46,000
- from European sources:
- Procurement: 0
- Grants: 0
- from national sources: 46,000
- from local/regional sources:
from other sources:
- donations:
- contributions from members:
Estimated costs to the organisation directly related to representing interests to EU institutions in that year: < 50000  €
Other (financial) information provided by the organisation:

Code of conduct

By its registration the organisation has signed the Transparency Register Code of Conduct.