European independent body Impala has published its latest recommendations to help the music industry bounce back from Covid-19 and the live-music lockdown.

“With a certain level of support fatigue setting in, Impala urges decision-makers to dig deep. Recovery is also about having strong and coherent rights. Accelerating the implementation of the copyright directive and avoiding pressure to rewrite Article 17 is key,” claimed the body. It’s also keen to see all key crisis measures extended – “not just until the pandemic is behind us but until the economy has properly recovered”. “All countries should earmark 6% of their recovery plans and other budgets for culture,” it added, while calling for maximum transparency in how governments and the EU are allocating their support budgets. Read the full recommendations here.

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