Irish regulator the DPC has fined Meta €1.2bn in a case relating to transfer of data to the US, and whether it broke GDPR regulations.
Europe’s AI Act takes next step including training-data rules
Europe may soon become the first territory to craft and pass new legislation on the use of artificial intelligence technologies.
Music AI update: Grimes, The Beatles, Sound Ventures, EU’s AI Act…
AI music has hit one of those moments where individual news stories come thick and fast, creating a bigger picture.
Impala offers its latest plan for reforming the streaming economy
In 2021 European indies body Impala published a 10-point plan for reforming music streaming. Now it’s revisited and reworked those ideas.
Impala reveals new ‘100 Artists to Watch’ list with YouTube
In March 2022, Impala teamed up with YouTube for its showcase of emerging independent artists in Europe. A year on, it’s time to refresh.
TikTok’s ‘Project Clover’ targets data-security fears in Europe
TikTok is under intense scrutiny in the US and Europe alike over data security. Project Clover is its latest response.
Management body EMMA launches EMMpower initiative in Europe
The role of the average music manager has expanded greatly during the streaming era, with plenty of challenges.
Apple ‘pleased’ at narrowing of EC’s App Store investigation
Earlier this week we reported on the European Commission narrowing its antitrust investigation of Apple. Now it has responded.
EC narrows its Apple music-streaming investigation to ‘anti-steering’ issues
The European Commission launched a pair of formal antitrust investigations of Apple in June 2020. Now there’s a development.
YouTube, Meta, Twitter and Spotify (sort of) reveal their EU user figures
Last week we reported on TikTok’s announcement that it now has 150 million monthly active users (MAUs) in Europe.
TikTok debuts Next Gen rap program and hits new Euro milestone
TikTok’s latest music-focused campaign is happening in the UK, and it’s based around homegrown hip-hop artists.
Spotify and Deezer step up their pressure for an Apple crackdown
It’s been a few weeks since the last call from Spotify for a regulatory crackdown on Apple, so it must be time for another one.