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European Commission hints at plans for metaverse regulation

European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen has published her '2022 State of the Union Letter of Intent' setting out plans for potential regulations ahead.
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Impala launches climate literacy-training IMPACTS project

European indies body Impala has been talking about and working on climate emergency issues for some time now.
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Spotify CEO urges EC to tackle ‘zigging and zagging’ Apple

Daniel Ek has renewed his criticism of Apple, in a visit to Brussels aimed at stiffening the resolve of European Commission regulators.
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New think tank to explore music cities strategy in Europe

Music can and does play a vital role in the economies of cities across the world, but there is still a lot of room for improvement.
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Music Ally Quarterly Report :: International Focus 2022

Welcome to our second annual Music Ally International Focus report, where we zoom out and dig into the last 12 months of Music Ally’s Country Profiles. This is an utterly essential guide for the internationalised music...
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Google allows alternative Android billing systems in Europe

Google and Apple continue to face pressure around how (or indeed whether) they allow apps to use alternative payment systems to their own.
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TikTok kicks off ‘Summer Song of the Week’ promotion

TikTok's latest music campaign sees its European office choosing seven 'Summer Song of the Week' tracks over the next couple of months.
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Impala criticises ER as Domino responds to Four Tet settlement

Two separate stories very much related to the wider question of how artists are paid for streams and what that means for independent labels.
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TikTok changes ads and consumer policies after pressure from EC

The European Commission has announced some changes made by TikTok in response to its interest in whether the app has been flouting its rules.
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TikTok, Twitch and Google back new EC disinformation code

The toughened-up code of practice on disinformation is based on the lessons learned from Covid-19 and Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
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Impala unhappy with Belgian version of Euro copyright directive

Belgium has finally implemented the European Copyright Directive and Impala isn't happy with its take on the legislation.
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EUIPO piracy report compares music to other entertainment

The European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) has published its latest 'Intellectual Property and Youth Scoreboard' report.