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EMMA bunting: unveiling of new management body sparks row

EMMA is a new collective body that has been created for the artist management community. It stands for the European Music Managers Alliance and links management bodies in the UK, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Poland,...
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European Commission to assess Apple’s Shazam acquisition

Apple announced plans to acquire music-recognition firm Shazam in December 2017, but European regulators may yet throw a spoke in the works of the deal. “The European Commission has accepted a request from Austria, France,...
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EC presses internet platforms to crack down on illegal content

Yesterday saw a meeting in Brussels between a group of European Commission representatives and (unnamed) internet platforms to discuss illegal content. While piracy was included in the brief, the driving force behind the...
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Spotify and Deezer lobby EC (again) over big-tech gatekeepers

Spotify and Deezer’s CEOs have both signed a letter to European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker calling for the EC to ensure they get a “level playing field” on platforms owned by large US technology companies...
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Director, Market Development – CD Baby – Europe

Join the best team in the independent music world! CD Baby is now searching for a Director of Market Development in the EU to manage business development and grow the visibility of CD Baby’s platform within European territories....
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Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud launch European lobbying coalition

Music-streaming services Spotify, Deezer and SoundCloud are among the founder members of a new coalition that plans to represent the European digital music industry in Brussels. Streaming service Qobuz, B2B firm 7digital...
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MelodyVR signs European collecting-society deals

British virtual-reality startup MelodyVR has announced its latest set of deals this morning: with various European collecting societies. The agreements, covering use of songwriter copyrights in MelodyVR’s upcoming service,...
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Facebook recruiting music publishing biz-dev manager for EMEA

Facebook’s music-licensing ambitions continue, with news that the social network is recruiting a music publishing business development manager for the EMEA region. The London-based role requires someone who is “passionate...
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SACEM boss talks YouTube, blockchain and user-centric streaming royalties

At a recent event organised by collecting society PRS for Music, MEP Mary Honeyball noted that the debate around copyright reform and the ‘value gap’ has split the European Parliament like never before. “We have...
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Music rightsholders attack ‘complete tomfoolery’ of YouTube

"There is a massive contradiction in the messages they are giving out... It is complete tomfoolery." BASCA chairman Crispin Hunt was speaking at an event held in London last night by British collecting society PRS for...
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Google fined $2.7bn by European Commission in antitrust ruling

Earlier this month, we reported on an anticipated antitrust ruling by the European Commission over whether Google had abused its search dominance to promote its Google Shopping over rival services. “Google could be facing...
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Is the ‘value gap’ debate anywhere near a resolution? (#midem)

Yesterday, we reported on a Midem panel providing the European perspective on the debate about YouTube, safe harbour legislation and the ‘value gap’. Today there was a panel billed as “round two” – although still...