EC TAKES FIRST DECISIVE STEP TO STOP EUROPEAN PERFORMERS AND PRODUCERS LOSING MILLIONS EVERY YEAR IN BROADCAST AND PERFORMANCE MONIES

EU Commissioner Thierry Breton has acknowledged existing concerns about the impact of the RAAP EU court ruling on European performers and producers and confirmed the launch of a study to evaluate the consequences. This is part of an official answer to a question posed by several European parliamentarians, led by Spanish MEP Ibán García Del Blanco, in which Commissioner Breton confirms that the European Commission will soon launch a study to investigate the consequences of the ruling.

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IMPALA’S REACTION TO UK PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE ON STREAMING – RIGHT CONCLUSION, BUT OTHER REFORMS BETTER ADAPTED FOR INDEPENDENT SECTOR’S WORK WITH EMERGING ARTISTS

Today, the UK DCMS Committee released its report on the economics of streaming, with the headline conclusion that reform is needed. Some of the recommendations are in line with IMPALA’s assessment of today’s streaming economy. However, IMPALA does not share the view that “equitable remuneration” is part of the solution.

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GETTING ALL EUROPEAN ARTISTS BACK ON THE ROAD – CALL FOR A CULTURAL AREA TOURING PERMIT ACROSS MULTIPLE GEOGRAPHIC GROUPINGS IN EUROPE

IMPALA and IAO propose an approach that involves creating a new cultural area with a single touring permit, instead of treating Europe as a number of distinct blocs and countries. The music market is geographic and covers all countries and economic/political groupings in the region including EU, EFTA, EU neighbourhood countries, as well as individual countries such as the UK.  

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