IMPALA has a task force that co-ordinates efforts to tackle the impact of the crisis on our members. This work includes a distinct website mapping responses in different countries as well as industry such as collecting societies and digital services. During the first wave, IMPALA published a crisis plan and a recovery package for members to use at national level, best practices by collecting societies and also governments. IMPALA also has a set of second wave recommendations due to the increased importance of co-ordination as the sector moves in and out of differing levels of restrictions across Europe. We also support the campaign Love Record Stores. For more, please see below and go to our website

Listen to Jorg Heidemann talking to Juliana Koranteng about the crisis here and Jason Rackham talking about Love Record Stores here in our podcast series 20MinutesWith.



Mapping site


IMPALA’s Crisis Recommendations

IMPALA’s Second Wave Covid Recommendations
 IMPALA’s First Wave Crisis Plan and Recovery Roadmap
– National best practices
– EU measures
– Love Record Stores campaign

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