Well, fight piracy and stop fighting each other would be the more accurate way of putting it. The Financial Times reports on the European Commission’s plans to set up a new body to bring the creative and technology industries together to settle their disputes over anti-piracy enforcement and digital business models. The body will be focusing on a range of content types, not just music, although music has been the focus of much of the discussion around the new body, thanks to famously complex licensing requirements in Europe. Bodies representing artists, producers, publishers, ISPs and consumers have all signed up to attend the first meeting in September, while Google has said merely that it will consider doing so.

Like what you’ve read here? This is just a snippet from our subscription service.

Our subscribers get the most important digital music news and analysis delivered to them every morning and full reports every week plus access to a massive archive of data and previous reports.

For a free two week trial of Music Ally, sign up here. No strings attached – we promise!

EarPods and phone

Tools: platforms to help you reach new audiences

Tools: Kaiber

In the year or so since its launch, AI startup Kaiber has been making waves,…

Read all Tools >>

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *