IFPI, IMMF Join 92 Cultural Trade Groups To Fight Creative Europe Budget Cuts

92 music industry including the IFPI IMMF and European Festival Association and other EU cultural organizations have signed a joint letter fighting proposed budget cuts for Creative Europe 2021-2027. From the. Continue reading

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Free Guide To Post-Brexit Info For Touring Artists Launches

A free independent resource has launched offering accurate information to musicians and other creatives on post-Brexit visas, work permits and taxes. “The aim of this website is non-political and non-profit,. Continue reading

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UK Spurns EU Copyright Directive: Square One For Value Gap In UK

According to recent reports, the UK will be eschewing implementation of the European Copyright Directive, putting it back to square one of the value gap as the country Brexits through. Continue reading

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Fender Pays Record $5M Fine For Price Fixing

Fender’s European business arm has been fined a record $5 million for price-fixing as part of a broader inquiry into the musical instrument business. The EU’s CMA hit Fender with. Continue reading

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Soundcloud GO+ Launches In Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland

Soundcloud GO+. the streamer's premium music subscription plan has launched in Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland. SoundCloud Go+ gives listeners access to more than 200 million tracks, DJ sets,. Continue reading

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Music WorX Startup Accelerator Opens Applications

Music WorX Accelerator 2019, the start-up funding program of the German Ministry of Culture and the Media and the Hamburg Kreativ Gesellschaft, is accepting applications. Music WorX Accelerator helps music. Continue reading

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The Four A’s Of Operating In An Article 17 World

In the wake of the passage of Article 17, and the massive impact it will have on how we consume audio and video, Bob Barbiere explores how Dubset will implement. Continue reading

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EU Gives Final Approval To Article 13 Copyright Directive, YouTube, Facebook Expected To Be Hit Hard

On Monday morning, the EU Member States gave the Article 13 copyright directive the final green light, after months of contentious debate. Nineteen member countries voted yes, six voted against. Continue reading

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Midem Names Artist Accelerator Finalists 2019 From Record Number of Entries

Midem has announced the finalists for its 2019 Artist Accelerator competition after a record number of submissions, including from 24 new countries.

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Creators May Have Won Battle, But Lost War With EU Copyright Directive Passage

As the European Parliament finally pushes its long-contested Copyright Directive to passage (Article 13 included) many content creators are claiming victory over their tech overlords, but such immediate successes could. Continue reading

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