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Digital Music News - 1 November - "In Full Panic Mode, YouTube’s Lyor Cohen Warns Article 13 Will Have “Severe Unintended Consequences"
RouteNote - 30 October 2018 - "Despite protests Europe just approved Sony’s full EMI acquisition"
Complete Music Update - 29 October 2018 - "Indies and songwriters hit out as European Commission approves Sony’s EMI deal"
The Industry Observer - 29 October 2018 - "Impala promises to fight ‘perplexing’ European regulatory approval of Sony ATV-EMI Publishing deal"
The Music Network - 29 October 2018 - "Protests from indies as Sony’s EU acquisition of EMI Music Publishing is green-lit"
Variety - 26 October 2018 - "Sony Cleared by EU to Take Full Control of EMI Music Publishing"
Hypebot - 26 October 2018 - "EU Commission Approves Sony EMI Publishing Acquisition With No Conditions"
Music Business Worldwide - 26 October 2018 - "SONY $2.3bn Takeover of EMI Music Publishing gets Green Light in Europe"
Music Week - 26 October 2018 - "IMPALA slams EU's approval of Sony's EMI Publishing deal"
Music Ally - 17 October 2018 - "Impala warns of Sony’s “near monopoly grip” on European charts if EMI Music Publishing deal is cleared"
Complete Music Update - 17 October 2018 - "IMPALA highlights Sony and EMI Music Publishing dominance in European charts"
Digital Music News - 16/10/2018 - "IMPALA Claims Sony + EMI Would Control 70% of the Song Charts in Europe"
Music Ally - 03/10/2018 - "Mobility of artists key to Impala’s post-Brexit recommendations"
Billboard - 02/10/2018 - "IMPALA's Brexit Recommendations Look to Protect Future of Music Biz"
Music Week - 30/09/2018 - "BASCA speaks out against Sony's EMI Music Publishing deal"
Music Business Worldwide - 30/09/2018 - "British Songwriters’ Body Opposes Sony’s Proposed Takeover of EMI Music Publishing
The Music Network - 28/09/2019 - "Impala Warns Against Sony/Emi Publishing Deal"
Celebrity Access - 27/09/2018 - "As Sony Moves To Complete EMI Publishing Deal, IMPALA Calls On EU Competition Regulators For Thorough Review"
RadioFacts - 25/09/2018 - "European Commission To Decide On Sony/EMI Deal Against Indie Opposition"
The Industry Observer - 25/09/2018 - "Sony notifies European Commission of EMI Publishing acquisition, IMPALA says deal will face ‘stiff opposition’"
City A.M. - 24/09/2018 - "EU regulator sets October deadline to rule on Sony's EMI takeover"
Digital Music News - 24/09/2018 - "EU Regulators Will Issue a Decision on Sony+EMI by October 26th"
Billboard - 24/09/2018 - "Sony Notifies European Commission Over EMI Music Publishing Takeover"
Reuters - 24/09/2018 - "EU regulators to decide by October 26 on Sony's $2.3 billion bid for EMI"
Fox News - 19/09/2018 - "EU copyright law may force Google, Facebook to pay billions to music companies, publishers"
The Industry Observer - 13/09/2018 - "The EU’s new copyright law could change the entire music industry"
The Hill - 12/09/2018 - "That's Not All From Europe"
Forbes - 12/09/2018 - "Paul McCartney, Web Giants Take Sides As Internet Faces Worldwide Shake-Up"
Complete Music Update - 12/09/2018 - "MEPs debate safe harbour reform… again"
BBC - 12/09/2018 - "European Parliament backs copyright changes"
Music Business Worldwide - 12/09/2018 - "European Parliament Sides With Music Industry in Crucial Copyright Vote Which Could ‘Close the Value Gap’"
The Guardian - 12/09/2018 - "EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers"
Hypebot - 12/09/2018 - "EU Parliament Approves Strong Article 13 Copyright Directive, Will End 'Safe Harbor'"
Billboard - 12/09/2018 - "European Union Passes Controversial Copyright Reforms: 'A Historic Decision That Will Send Ripple Effect Around The World'"
Music Business Worldwide - 11/09/2018 - "Copyright Reform in Europe: In Politics we Trust..."
Politico - 11/09/2018 - "Europe’s chance to write the music for a generation"
The Industry Observer - 17/08/2018 - "Sony’s acquisition of EMI Publishing declared ‘seismic’ as Impala lodges concerns with European Commission"
MusicAlly - 15/08/2018 - "European indies say Sony’s acquisition of EMI “has to be blocked”
Billboard - 14/08/2018 - "IMPALA Asks EU Regulators to Block Sony's $2.6B Deal to Own EMI Music Publishing"
The Music Network - "Indie labels urge EU to block Sony’s $2.3b bid for EMI, warning “No music company globally would hold so much power”
Record of the Day - 14/08/2018 - "Sony faces regulatory concerns in move to take over EMI Music Publishing"
Digital Music News - 14/08/2018 - "Is Sony+EMI Really the Monster That Indies Say It is?"
Music Week - 14/08/2018 - 'The transaction has to be blocked': IMPALA lodges concerns over Sony's EMI Publishing deal"
Music Business Worlwide - 14/08/2018 - Sony’s EMI takeover ‘has to be blocked’ says IMPALA, as it files official ec complaint
Complete Music Update - 14/08/2018 - IMPALA lodges concerns with European Commission over “seismic” impact of Sony’s EMI deals
New York Times - 13/08/2018 - Independent Labels Urge EU to Block Sony's $2.3 Billion Bid for EMI
Reuters - 13/08/2018 - Independent labels urge EU to block Sony's $2.3 billion bid for EMI
The Register - 05/07/2018 - European Parliament balks at copyright law reform vote
CMU - 05/07/2018 - European Parliament votes down Copyright Directive, meaning further safe harbour debate in September
Fortune - 05/07/2018 - Not So Fast: Europe's Controversial New Copyright Law Was Just Held Up After an Intense Lobbying War
Music Week - 05/07/2018 - Euro Parliament rejects copyright reform, full debate set for September
Record of the day - 05/07/2018 - PRS for Music, IMPALA, BPI, SACEM respond to EU copyright vote outcome
The Guardian - 01/07/2018 - "We're Righting A Wrong", Say The Artists Taking On YouTube
The Industry Observer - 29/06/2018 - David Guetta and All Three Major Labels Are Among Industry Giants Pushing for Copyright Reform
Billboard - 28/06/2018 - Songwriters, Labels & Music Bodies Ramp Up Pressure on European Parliament Ahead of "Must Win" Copyright Vote
Reuters - 28/06/2018 - Creative industries hit back at internet critics of EU copyright revamp
Digital Music News - 27/06/2018 - 84 European music & media organizations declare their support for Article 13
Financial Times - 26/06/2018 - Google criticised for push against EU copyright reform
Complete Music Update - 21/06/2018 - Music industry welcomes copyright directive vote in the European Parliament
Fortune - 20/06/2018 - European Copyright Law Changes Could Require YouTube to Pay Billions in Fees
Bilboard - 20/06/2018 - European Union Approves Sweeping Copyright Reform That Signals Big Changes Ahead for YouTube
Music Week - 20/06/2018 - 'The EU has made a leap forward': IMPALA welcomes copyright reform vote
The Guardian - 20/06/2018 - YouTube faces paying billions to music stars after copyright vote
Record of the Day - 31/05/2018 - Sectoral support for music, a smart use of EU money
Music Ally - 23/05/2018 - Impala warns of regulatory fight ahead for Sony / EMI deal
Complete Music Update - 23/05/2018 - Indie sector hits out at Sony’s bid to control 90% of EMI Music Publishing
The Industry Observer - 23/05/2018 - Sony’s US$2.3bn buyout of EMI Publishing a ‘step too far,’ indies say
The Music Network - 23/05/2018 - Indie sector concerned about Sony/EMI deal, calls for EU regulatory scrutiny
Electron Libre - 23/05/2018 - EMI publishing, un rachat qui pose problème
Entertainment Business - 23/05/2018 - Impala vreest te sterke machtspositie Sony na EMI-deal
SRF - 23/05/2018 - Sony schluckt EMI (TV)
Music Business Worldwide - 22/05/2018 - IMPALA raises ‘serious’ concerns over Sony and EMI deal
Music Week - 22/05/2018 - IMPALA calls for EU to probe Sony's EMI Publishing deal
Digital Music News - 22/05/2018 - But Wait: Sony/ATV+EMI Faces a Very Tough Regulatory Hurdle, Indies Warn
Music Woche - 22/05/2018 - Impala fordert eingehende Prüfung des Kaufs von EMI Publishing durch Sony
BBC - 10/05/2018 - Tidal accused of manipulating Beyonce and Kanye West data
Dagens Næringsliv - 09/05/2018 - Beyoncés lyttertall på Tidal er manipulert
CMU - 27/04/2018 - IMPALA welcomes EC proposals close the online ‘power gap’
CMU - 13/04/2018 - Music industry urges EU to not water down safe harbour reform
Music Week - 10/04/2018 - IMPALA joins dozens of creative organisations in EU funding call
Sapomag - 28/03/2018 - Alemãs Gurr vencem prémio de disco europeu independente do ano
Musikexpress - 28/03/2018 - Gurr haben den „European Album of the Year“-Award 2018 gewonne
FORBES - 27/03/2018 - The Next Adele Or The XX? German Pop Act Gurr Wins Impala Album Award
Music Week - 26/03/2018 - Gurr win IMPALA European Album Of The Year Award
Music Woche - 26/03/2018 - Impala-Jahrespreis geht erstmals an deutsche Produktion
Music Week - 16/03/2018 - 'It's about equal opportunities for all': Impala's Helen Smith rails against Article 13 critics
CMU - 15/03/2018 - IMPALA hits out at article thirteen critics in Brussels
Bilboard - 06/03/2018 - Indie Labels Repeat Calls For 'Fair Share' Of Spotify Equity Payout
Piarshak - 06/03/2018 - Super Besse номинированы на «Impala European Album Of The Year»
Treci Svijet - 06/03/2018 - ‘Chui ovu glazbu’ nominiran i za najbolji europski album godine
Entertainment Business - 06/03/2018 - Nominaties voor Best European Independent Album bekendgemaakt
DELFI 06/03/2018 - 'Love You Records' izdotais 'Super Besse' albums izvirzīts IMPALA balvai
Musik Woche 06/03/2018 - Impala setzt Gurr auf die Shortlist
Music Week 05/03/2018 - 'This is a great shortlist': 22 acts up for Impala European Album Of The Year
Musik Woche 23/02/2018 - Impala plädiert für Verdoppelung des EU-Kulturhaushalts
Musik Woche 15/02/2018 - EU-Kommission startet Pilotprojekt Music Moves Europe
M Magazine 15/02/2018 - Music Moves Europe launches to boost music in Europe
Complete Music Update 15/02/2018 - Industry backs EU’s pilot programme to support music community
Record of the Day 14/02/2018 - Time for a European Music Programme
Dnevnik 05/02/2018 - Helen Smith, izvršna direktorica IMPALA: Tehnologija versus ustvarjalnost
Sigic 03/02/2018 - MENT Ljubljana – konferenčni del, II. dan
RTV4 02/02/2018 - Ment - trije dnevi čiste glasbe
Music Week 18/12/2017 - Top music industry execs reveal their favourite moments of 2017 (part 1)
Music Week 15/12/2017 - "Deeply disappointing": AIM voices concern over net neutrality repeal in US
MusicWoche 05/10/2017 - Impala ehrt Playground-Gründer Sjöström
Entertainment Business 04/10/2017 - IMPALA beloont Jonas Sjöström met award
Entertainment Business 26/09/2017 - Kees van Weijen gekozen tot nieuwe president IMPALA
MusicWoche 26/09/2017 - Impala wählte Vorstand, Heidemann neu im Management Board
Music Week 26/09/2017 - IMPALA elects new board at AGM
Complete Music Update 12/07/2017 - Music industry welcomes EU committee votes on safe harbour reform
Musically 07/06/2017 - Life as a young European indie label in 2017
Music Business Worldwide 08/06/2017 - Mind the gap: Is Europe set to recalibrate the digital market?
Music Business Worldwide 01/06/2017 - Warner sells flurry of copyrights as indie divestment process heads towards finish line
M Magazine 11/05/2017 - IMPALA urges European Commission to not ‘water-down’ copyright reform
Music Week 11/05/2017 - IMPALA calls on European Commission to ensure platforms pay fairly
Musically 11/05/2017 - EC responds to Spotify / Deezer complaints on Apple / Google
Reuters 10/05/2017 - EU to tackle complaints over tech companies' trading practices
Bilboard 04/05/2017 - Pandora CEO Tim Westergren to Keynote A2IM's Indie Week: Exclusive
Music Business WorldWide 03/04/2017 - Warner sells digital distributor Zebralution to independent industry consortium
Complete Music Update 22/03/2017 - Agnes Obel wins IMPALA European Independent Album Of The Year award
Complete Music Update 08/03/2017 - IMPALA announces European Album Of The Year contenders
Data, Europe, equality and the value gap: seven things we learned at Eurosonic 2017
Mi2N 08/06/2016 - IMPALA Slams EU Decision To Clear Sony's Buyout Of Sony/ATV
Music Business Worldwide 02/08/2016 - Sony’s $750m buyout of Sony/ATV has been cleared in Europe
Music Week 02/08/2016 - Sony Corp's Michael Jackson estate buyout 'clearly wrong' says
The New York Times 02/08/2016 - Sony Is Allowed to Close Deal With Michael Jackson’s Estate
Politico 02/08/2016 - EU backs Sony’s Michael Jackson deal
MusikWoche 02/08/2016 - Impala kritisiert grünes Licht der EU für Sony/ATV
Pitchfork 30/06/2016 - YouTube to Critics: Music Industry’s Future “Brighter Than Ever”
Consequence of Sound 30/06/2016 - Paul McCartney, Robert Plant, and 1,000 other artists petition EU over YouTube copyright practices
MusikWoche 30/06/2016 - Europas Musikstars beschweren sich bei Juncker über YouTube
Billboard 30/06/2016 - 1,000 Artists Including Coldplay, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran Write Letter to European Leaders Over YouTube
Complete Music Update 28/06/2016 - European Commission set to rule on the Sony/ATV deal in August
Billboard 27/06/2016 - EU Regulators Near Decision on Sony/ATV's Jackson Buyout
Music Business Worldwide 27/06/2016 - Could the EU block Sony/ATV’s $750m Michael Jackson deal?
Complete Music Update 27/06/2016 - UK and international music industry trade bodies try to put a positive spin on Brexit
Mi2N 26/06/2016 - IMPALA Welcomes Call From European Parliamentarians To Close The Value Gap
Music Business Worldwide 25/06/2016 - UK music business remains bullish over international relations following Brexit outcome
Rockol 25/06/2016 - Brexit: IMPALA dirama un commento ufficiale
Music Week 24/06/2016 - EU Referendum: the music biz reacts
Hypebot 24/06/2016 - Music Industry Reacts To UK EU Brexit
Complete Music Update 22/06/2016 - Artist organisations says ‘value gap’ not just about what YouTube pays the labels
MusikWoche 22/06/2016 - Impala unterstützt Aufruf des EU-Parlaments zur Copyright-Reform
Record of the Day 21/06/2016 - IMPALA welcomes call from European Parliamentarians to close the value gap
Music Week 21/06/2016 - IMPALA welcomes call from European Parliamentarians to close the value gap
Music Week 20/06/2016 - Brexit: the biz votes Remain
Complete Music Update 06/06/2016 - Indie sector report hones in on market share definitions
Music Business Worldwide 01/06/2016 - Warner sells Chrysalis Records back to Chris Wright and Blue Raincoat
Mi2N 29/05/2016 - IMPALA Statement On EU Communication On Online Platforms And E-Commerce Package
Mi2N 15/05/2016 - Independent Labels Going Strong With IMPALA Sales Awards Clocking Up Another 10 Million Units
Music Week 13/05/2016 - Impala Sales Awards showcase indie successes
MusikWoche 11/05/2016 - Deutsche Indie-Produktionen erhalten 24 Impala Sales Awards
MusikWoche 04/05/2016 - Impala zeichnet weitere Labels auf der Midem aus
The Independent Echo 02/05/2016 - Meet April's Crop of Young Independent Labels
Complete Music Update 22/04/2016 - Indie publishers add to criticism of Sony/ATV deal
Billboard 22/04/2016 - Concerns Over Sony's Market Power Leads Rivals to Urge EU Action on Michael Jackson Deal
Bloomberg 20/04/2016 - Sony Music Rivals Said to Seek EU Action on Michael Jackson Deal
Music Business Worldwide 05/04/2016 - Finally, after three long years, the indies are getting what’s theirs
Music Week 01/04/2016 - IMPALA launches 'Five Under Fifteen' feature to put spotlight on young independent labels
The Independent Echo 31/03/2016 - Meet Europe's Young Independent Labels
Music Week 29/02/2016 - José González wins IMPALA Album Of The Year
Complete Music Update 02/02/2016 - IMPALA announces European Indie Album Of The Year shortlist
Music Week 01/02/2016 - IMPALA showcases young labels in European Independent Album Of The Year award
Entertainment Business Live 04/01/2016 - IMPALA: al 15 jaar de stem van independents
Music Week 21/12/2015 - Fighting the good fight.pdf
Music Week 17/12/2015 - Eurosonic Noorderslag receives IMPALA's outstanding contribution award
Record of the Day 17/12/2015 - Eurosonic Noorderslag receives IMPALA Outstanding Contribution to Independent Music Award
Complete Music Update 10/12/2015 - European Commission announces copyright reform agenda
The Independent Echo 29/10/2015 - IMPALA: 15 Years of Fighting for Independence
Musikmarkt 20/10/2015 - IMPALA urges EU to apply the principle of "fair and equitable access" (article in German)
Music Week 25/09/2015 - IMPALA elects new Board
MusikWoche 25/09/2015 - Impala wählte Vorstand und feierte Jubiläum
Music Week 15/09/2015 - Cooking Vinyl, PIAS and IMPALA execs to speak at ADE
Music Week 24/06/2015 - IMPALA 'welcomes' new Apple Music terms
Complete Music Update 08/05/2015 - IMPALA and IFPI welcome European Commission’s digital single market
The Digital Post 02/03/2015 - Copyright reform: a bird eye view from the independent music sector
Music Business Worldwide 16/02/2015 - Caribou’s Our Love wins ‘European Mercury’
Complete Music Update 13/02/2015 - IMPALA chief explains Europe’s Digital Single Market initiative, and why it’s important to the future of music
Music Week 12/02/2015 - Caribou scoops IMPALA album award
Complete Music Update Trends Report February 2015 - Q&A Helen Smith, IMPALA.pdf
Music Week 30/01/2015 - European Indie Album Of The Year nominations revealed.pdf
Complete Music Update 27/01/2015 - IMPALA's Digital Action Plan
Complete Music Update 27/01/2015 - IMPALA launches Digital Action Plan as digital single market plan discussed by European culture committee
Music Week 27/01/2015 - IMPALA sets out 10 point plan for 'healthy licensing environment' in Europe
Music Business Worldwide 27/01/2015 - Indies aim to chase ‘safe harbour’ out of the EU
Record of the Day 27/01/2015 - Promoting Europe's digital market through culture
Complete Music Update 03/12/2014 - New report champions economic importance of creative industries
Music Week 07/11/2014 - Indie acts surge to EU success.pdf
Music Week 18/08/2014 - IFPI, Impala and Vivendi make case for creative industries to EU President-Elect
Record of the Day 27/06/2014 - Dispute between YouTube and independent music companies – formal process starts in Brussels
Billboard 06/06/2014 - WIN's Alison Wenham on Licensing Imbroglio: 'YouTube Is Trying To Devalue The Streaming Market'
Record of the Day 04/06/2014 - WIN, FAC and IMPALA Issue Urgent Call For Regulatory intervention From The EC
Complete Music Update 14/03/2014 Guadalupe Plata win IMPALA best album prize
Complete Music Update 21/02/2014 IMPALA hands annual award to Armin van Buuren
Billboard 12/02/2014 - Merlin's CEO Charles Caldas on Indies, Streaming and the Market Share Issue (Op-Ed)
The Parliament Magazine 07/02/2013 - Independent music companies call on policymakers to make EU 'fit for copyright in the digital age'
Music Week 04/02/2014 - IMPALA calls for music sector contribution to EU copyright consultation
Billboard 28/01/2014 - Int'l Power Players: Impala
Music Week 29/08/2013 - Dumont leads Brits on Q2 indie EU airplay chart
Music Week 31/05/2013 - Impala charts-Nielsen Q1 2013.pdf
Music Week 15/05/2013 - IMPALA: Warner's Parlophone deal will help re-balance market
Billboard 29/03/2013 - Charles Caldas wins IMPALA Award.png
Music Week 14/03/2013 - The xx wins IMPALA Award.pdf
Music Week 21/02/2013 Indies WMG.pdf
Music Week 21/02/13 Album of the Year Award Nominations.pdf
Financial Times 20/02/2013 - Warner indies deal.pdf
Financial Times - Music labels rocked by bid for Parlophone.jpg
The Parliament Magazine 07/02/2013 - Independent music companies call on policymakers to make EU 'fit for copyright in the digital age'
Music Week 24/01/2013 - IMPALA Awards.pdf
Music Week 13/12/2012 - IMPALA Sales Awards.pdf
Music Week 26/09/2012 - IMPALA: 'private copying remuneration remains essential for artists'
Music Week 16/11/2012 - IMPALA - Nielsen Q3 Charts.pdf
Music Week 2012 - IMPALA -Nielsen & Q4 Charts.pdf
Music Week - IMPALA/Nielsen team up for new quarterly European Rankings.jpg
Financial Times 21/09/2012 - Universal’s £1.2bn bid for EMI approved.pdf
The Guardian 21/09/2012 - Universal's £1.2bn EMI takeover approved – with conditions.pdf
Financial Times 22/07/2012 - Universal asset sales may bypass rivals.com.pdf
MusicWeek 25/11/2011 - IMPALA Body Talk.pdf
The Independent 12/09/2011 - Placido Domingo hails copyright extension.pdf
Music Week 05/03/2011 - Eftterklang IMPALA Award.pdf
Music Week 26/02/2011 - IMPALA European Independent AotY.pdf
Music Week 27/11/2010 - Impala takes its next leap.pdf
Music Week 07/08/2010 - IMPALA Green Paper Press.pdf
Music Week 12/06/2010 - IMPALA urges EU to act on piracy.pdf
Music Week 06/02/2010 - IMPALA Action Plan for Finance.pdf
Billboard - IMPALA Awards.png
The Guardian 04/10/2007 - Independents decry approval of Sony-BMG merger.pdf
The Guardian 22/02/2007 - Impala to meet EC commissioner Neelie Kroes.pdf