Tag: europe

Read More

UK and European Comission disagree over who’s to blame for Brexit music woes

While musicians in the UK and Europe fret about the Brexit deal’s impact on touring, the British government and European Commission are arguing about who’s fault it is. “We sought a mutually beneficial agreement...
Read More

IFPI report breaks down music’s €81.9bn annual value for EU

As the music business scraps it out with every other industry for Covid-19 relief, a key part of its argument has been the economic value created by the industry. An aspect that's at least well-rehearsed, since it is also...
Read More

European Commission steps up its investigations of Amazon

The European Commission has been training its sights on Amazon for a while now, with an investigation into its impact on the online retail market. Yesterday, the EC told Amazon that it has reached a preliminary view that...
Read More

European cultural bodies launch Covid-19 recovery campaign

A group of 110 bodies representing the creative and cultural industries are keeping up the pressure on governments and European policymakers over their post-Covid recovery plans. Impala, the IFPI, ICMP and ECSA are among...
Read More

Edima calls for new Euro safeguard for internet companies

Edima is the lobbying body in Europe for technology companies including Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, Spotify, TikTok and Twitter. With European policymakers working on a new Digital Services Act governing the tech...
Read More

Feat publishes recommendations for tackling ticket touting

Anti-touting body the Face-Value European Alliance for Ticketing (Feat) has published a set of recommendations for improving secondary ticketing in Europe. They come on the back of the European Parliament's proposals for...
Read More

Impala publishes its first diversity and inclusion charter

European independent music body Impala has adopted a new diversity and inclusion charter, which is the work of the diversity task force it set up in June this year amid the #TheShowMustBePaused movement. “Not discriminating...
Read More

Triller gets a licensing deal with pan-Euro licensing hub Ice

Triller has been making the most of TikTok’s recent troubles, poaching creators, trumpeting its user growth and even pitching itself in the US as “a form of patriotic capitalism”. But with that higher profile has come...
Read More

Facebook warns that it could pull out of Europe altogether

American TikTokers have been grappling with the existential (in app terms) question of what they'd do if the app was banned. Now imagine the rumpus if Facebook and Instagram were suddenly unavailable across the whole of Europe. It...
Read More

Music bodies protest latest Article 17 developments in Europe

It almost feels quaint to think back to a time when the passage of Europe's new Copyright Directive felt like an all-consuming, existential issue, given the horrors that 2020 has inflicted on us so far. It was clear at...
Read More

EUCJ advocate general opines on YouTube copyright liability

Here's something to make the average music rightsholder spit their cornflakes across the room in shock: an official European Union document spelling out that "online platform operators, such as YouTube and Uploaded, are...
Read More

EC launches antitrust investigation including voice assistants

2020 appears to be the year of European Commission antitrust investigations affecting Apple's music operations, although the latest one will also be training its sights on Amazon and Google too. The Commission has launched...