IMPALA, AIM, PRS Join 200+ Groups Supporting Article 13 Copyright Directive

EU independent music trade group IMPALA. AIM, PRS For Music and more than 200 organizations from across the cultural and creative sectors have united in calling on the European Parliament. Continue reading

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Article 13 Finalized And It Will Change The Music Industry

EU negotiators have agreed on the final text of the new sweeping Copyright Directive in the Digital Single Market, including language on the contentious Article 13 clause.

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Article 13 Moves Forward As France, Germany Sign On

Article 13 is moving forward to full adoption after France and Germany signed on to a revised version. The on again off again controversial EU copyright directive legislation is set. Continue reading

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Why One Musician Believes Article 13 Is Disaster For Independent Artists

Music, copyright, and the internet have a long and sordid past together, but the internet also has been greatly beneficial to independent artists. That's something which, indie musician Stephen Blythe. Continue reading

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YouTube Could Emerge On Top As Article 13 Flounders

While the music industry had high hopes that the European Union's passage of Article 13 would knock YouTube down a few pegs, the legislation's possibly insurmountable struggles suggest YouTube might. Continue reading

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Article 13 Falters, ‘Final’ Negotiations Postponed

The Article 13 Copyright Directive, once promoted by record labels and derided by YouTube is on the brink. Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Poland have said they can not support. Continue reading

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Making Vinyl Conference Expands To EU

After two successful US conferences,  Making Vinyl heads to Europe for the first time. The B2B conference will celebrate vinyl’s rebirth on May 3 at the legendary Hansa Studios here,. Continue reading

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MON. BRIEF: Glassnote, AWAL Partner • Iggy Azalea Claims $2.7M Deal • IMPALA, IFPI Battle YouTube • More

MONDAY 11.19.18 Music Business News From Around The Web Updated continuously under the More News tab

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YouTube CEO Says Article 13 Could Kill Music Videos

In her strongest statement so far, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says that the European Union’s proposed Article 13 copyright directive is impossible for YouTube to comply with.

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EU Commission Approves Sony EMI Publishing Acquisition With No Conditions

The European Union Commission has approved Sony's bid to become the sole owner of EMI Music Publishing with no conditions despite strong objections from the independent music sector:

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