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European Parliament backs continent-wide ticket-bot ban

Sorry, make that *three* pieces of new legislation in Europe that have implications for the music industry. Alongside the new copyright directive and new platform-to-business regulations, there’s also a crackdown afoot...
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European Parliament approves new ‘platform-to-business’ rules

The European Parliament has voted to approve its *other* big piece of new legislation that has significant implications for the music industry. That would be new regulations “to improve fairness and transparency of online...
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Lickd boss says Article 13 issue ‘is not going to go away’

Europe's new copyright directive has passed its latest legislative hurdle, winning the approval of the European Union member states, after being voted through by the European Parliament last month. "With today's agreement,...
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UK and European indies call for greater certainty for the creative sector amid Brexit bedlam; plus UMG sale implications

For our UK readers, Brexit is, well, we all know what it is. For our readers outside of the UK, how do we accurately explain what Brexit is? Imagine the most chaotic thing you’ve ever seen in your life. Multiply that by...
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MEPs approve European Copyright Directive (including Article 13) – 348 votes to 274

The European Copyright Directive has been approved by members of the European Parliament. In a vote this morning, MEPs approved the new legislation: 348 cast their votes in favour, while 274 voted against.
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Music and tech industries hold their breath for Article 13 vote

Today is crunch time – or more accurately, the latest crunch time in a series of crunch times – for the proposed new European copyright directive. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) will be voting this morning...
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Euro institutions agree new ‘platform-to-business’ regulations

Alongside the well-documented process for agreeing a text for a new copyright directive – Article 13 included – the three big European political institutions have also been working on another set of regulations that have...
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European copyright directive agreed – now for more votes

The three main European political bodies – the European Parliament, the Council of the EU, and the European Commission – have agreed a final text for the proposed modernisation of copyright laws across the EU. “The...
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Spotify and Deezer attack ‘unfair practices’ of tech firms’

Much of the limelight in terms of European policy is being hogged by the new copyright directive and Article 13 this week. However, a group of European tech firms and industry bodies want to remind policymakers of another...
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Head of Partnership Development (Northern, Eastern & Central Europe) – PRS for Music – London

Full title: Head of Partnership Development (Northern, Eastern & Central Europe) Location: Kings Cross Salary: Circa £75,000 per annum Term: Permanent Closing date: Friday 15 February 2019 The Role We are looking for...
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Article 13 comes to the boil amid final negotiations

Friday was a bad day for the music industry in Europe, it’s fair to say, as a fissure emerged between label and publisher bodies on one side, and organisations representing artists, managers, producers and songwriters...
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Music’s Article 13 meltdown: read the two industry-body letters in full

Two open letters published this week have laid bare new divisions within the music industry over the proposed new European copyright directive – and its Article 13 section dealing with user-uploaded content platforms like...