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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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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 23/06 – 11AM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on Wednesday 23rd June at 11am CET. The quick-fire editions of IMPALA’s Digital Hour with CMU are all about speedy updates on recent and upcoming One Step Ahead reports. It’s also the opportunity for members to ask questions and share ideas that will inform and influence our future research.

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FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF BLACKOUT TUESDAY – BUILDING A PICTURE OF THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR ACROSS EUROPE AND HELPING IT EVOLVE

For the first anniversary of Blackout Tuesday, IMPALA has called on independent businesses to help build a picture of the sector’s diversity across Europe and map best practices for the future. IMPALA is asking as many businesses as possible to use the anniversary as an occasion to contribute to the debate by responding to IMPALA’s diversity and inclusion survey.

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IMPALA’s Digital Hour With CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 27/05 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on Thursday 27th May at 3pm CET. The quick-fire editions of IMPALA’s Digital Hour with CMU are all about speedy updates on recent and upcoming One Step Ahead reports. It’s also the opportunity for members to ask questions and share ideas that will inform and influence our future research.

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IMPALA DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 26/04 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on Monday 26th April at 3pm CET. The quick-fire editions of IMPALA’s Digital Hour with CMU are all about speedy updates on recent and upcoming One Step Ahead reports. It’s also the opportunity for members to ask questions and share ideas that will inform and influence our future research.

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IMPALA DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 25/03 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on Thursday 25th March at 3pm CET. The quick-fire editions of IMPALA’s Digital Hour with CMU are all about speedy updates on recent and upcoming One Step Ahead reports. It’s also the opportunity for members to ask questions and share ideas that will inform and influence our future research.

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MUSIC MOVES EUROPE TALENT AWARDS CEREMONY 2021 GOING DIGITAL

The 2021 Music Moves Europe Talent Awards Ceremony becomes fully digital. On Friday 15 January, starting at 20:00 hrs, the winners will be revealed of this annual EU prize for popular and contemporary music which is co-funded by the Creative Europe programme. The Public Choice Winner will be announced by the European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Mariya Gabriel.

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IMPALA 20TH ANNIVERSARY

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.

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IMPALA WELCOMES TOP-UP FOR CULTURE IN FUTURE EU BUDGET

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.

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OP-ED – A CALL TO INVEST IN ALL OUR CREATIVE FUTURES

Performance artist Marina Abramović, singer-songwriters Björk and MØ, dance choreographer Anne-Teresa De Keersmaeker, film directors Agnieszka Holland, Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, electronic music pionneer Jean-Michel Jarre, theatre director Ivo Van Hove, conceptual visual artist Daniel Buren, film music composer Alberto Iglesias and writer Nina George are among the many acclaimed names behind this call.

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WIN ELECTS NEW BOARD

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) has announced its newly elected board of directors. Five new directors join the WIN Board: Francesca Trainini (PMI), Garry West (Compass Records), Jörg Heidemann (VUT), Lisa Levy (Robbins Entertainment), and Zena White (Partisan Records).

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NEW IMPALA BOARD ELECTED IN HAMBURG AT REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL

IMPALA held its annual general meeting at Reeperbahn festival in Hamburg this weekend. A new 32-strong board was elected for a term of two years. Six new board members were elected: E7LG – Eleven Seven Label Group (United Kingdom) and SCL/Lusitanian (Portugal), plus four national associations with HAIL (Hungary), INDIERO (Romania), RUNDA (covering all 7 ex-Yugoslavia territories as well as Albania) and VTMÖ (Austria).

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IMPALA & THE INDIE SECTOR GET BUSY AT MIDEM

As part of its renewed partnership with MIDEM, IMPALA hosted and co-organised a series of panels and keynotes alongside the Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), Merlin, the global digital rights agency for independents, and the Independent Music Publishers Forum (IMPF). Together, we talked about labels, new business models, young publishers, and the digital business.

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