AEAA was founded by a group of artist managers, concert agents and impresarios from six European countries in December 1947. Originally called “Association Européene des Directeurs des Bureaux de Concerts et Spectacles” it was co-founded in Paris aiming to maintain exchanges and positive relations.
EVA represents the interests of authors’ collective management societies for the visual arts. 28 European societies are gathered as members or observers. They manage collectively authors’ rights of close to 100 000 creators of works of fine art, illustration, photography, design, architecture and other visual works.
The main objective of the alliance is to defend and promote the rights of authors of music at the national, European and international level by any legal means. ECSA advocates for equitable commercial conditions for composers and songwriters and strives to improve social and economic development of music creation in Europe.