Category Archives: Landmarks

Landmarks

2001

Opening of the Paris Office; Chris van Houten appointed Director General

2000

September, Santiago (Chile): FastTrack is founded by BMI (United States), GEMA (Germany), SACEM (France), SGAE (Spain) and SIAE (Italy); Dutch copyright executive Chris van Houten is appointed as Managing Director

1999

Initiative of ASCAP, BMI, SACEM, SGAE and SIAE to develop a prototype based on the networking concept, codenamed “Protonet”

1998

Proposal to accelerate the implementation of a “Common Information System” (CIS) introducing a Computer Networking concept to exchange data among CMOs