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...
February 12, 2019
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...
February 11, 2019
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...
February 11, 2019
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...
February 8, 2019
UK music-maker bodies slam labels and publishers over Article 13
Yesterday, music-industry bodies the IFPI, Impala and ICMP published a letter calling for the European copyright directive to be scrapped. Now a group of bodies representing musicians, songwriters, managers and producers...
February 8, 2019
Franco-German compromise brings Article 13 agreement nearer
The negotiations around the new EU copyright directive, and its Article 13 section focusing on user-uploaded-content sites, continue. The key dates to be aware of: final discussions between ministers of the EU states take...
February 7, 2019
New organisation takes aim at ticket-touting across Europe
Europe has a new campaigning group taking aim at inflated ticket-reselling. It’s called the Face-value European Alliance for Ticketing (FEAT for short) and has been founded by a group of promoters who’ve worked with artists...
January 18, 2019
Report 419: The 40 Trends of 2018
“May you live in interesting times,” runs the old Chinese curse. The music industry has certainly done that, through the last two decades of digital disruption. Typical to form, 2018 was very interesting indeed. For our...
December 20, 2018
Artists and music bodies say Brexit is ‘significant threat’ to UK music industry
As Prime Minister Theresa May heads back to Brussels to seek more concessions over the UK's post-Brexit relationship with the European Union, a group of artists and music-industry bodies has come out strongly against Brexit's...
December 11, 2018
YouTube CEO says Article 13 is a threat to creator livelihoods
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki has criticised the European Parliament’s recent vote to approve the Article 13 section of the proposed new European copyright directive, and suggested that the legislation could force her company...
October 22, 2018
European Parliament approves video-streaming local-content quota
The European Parliament has voted in favour of new rules for ‘audiovisual media services’ – meaning broadcasters but also on-demand video platforms including Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Facebook. The...
October 5, 2018
Mobility of artists key to Impala’s post-Brexit recommendations
Independent body Impala has been debating the potential impact on music from the UK’s upcoming exit from the European Union – aka ‘Brexit’. It has published a list of recommendations for the cultural sectors,...
October 3, 2018