New study reveals that cultural and creative industries could hold the key to rebuilding Europe’s battered economy

This new study from EY, called Rebuilding Europe: the cultural and creative economy before and after COVID-19, captures the figures behind Europe’s thriving cultural and creative economy before the pandemic, and the staggering effects of venue and shop closures and health measures. It also lays out a series of recommendations to empower CCIs, so they can be one of the drivers to help boost and revamp the EU economy.

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25 nominees shortlisted for IMPALA’s European Independent Album of the Year Award

2020 was a unique year, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. The creativity of European independent labels throughout the year really stood out and their release schedules were a highlight. For this 11th edition of our Album of the Year Award, which will always be special, we’re pleased to present 25 nominees from all corners of Europe. Once again, this shortlist showcases how Europe’s independent music sector is thriving in diversity.

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IMPALA is the European organisation for independent music companies and national associations. The sector is made up of micro, small, medium businesses and self-releasing artists. They are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists. Independents account for more than 80% of all new releases in Europe and 80% of the sector’s jobs. More info…

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