Today marks the official 20th anniversary of IMPALA, the European independent music companies association. From a handful of founding members, the European trade body has grown to represent over 5,000 independent music companies and national associations in 30 European countries.
Earlier today, EU institutions reached a preliminary political agreement on the future EU budget 2021-2027, ending months of deadlock.
If confirmed, the agreement represents very welcome news for the cultural sector, as Creative Europe – the only EU programme fully dedicated to culture – would see its budget increase to €2.2bn, up from the current €1.46bn for the 2014-2020 programme.
IMPALA has teamed up with music business consultancy CMU Insights to launch One Step Ahead, a new digital intelligence facility to enable independent music companies across Europe to navigate and identify trends, developments, challenges and opportunities in the digital music market.
110 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector have published a joint call on the EU and its Members States to place culture at the core of each and every recovery plan.
IMPALA has adopted a Diversity and Inclusion Charter setting out a series of twelve commitments for the organisation, which it will report on annually.
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…
IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association
Coudenberg 70, 1000, Brussels, BELGIUM
+32 2 503 31 38