6th October 2023,

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 12th October at 3pm CET.

IMPALA and CMU will present another report from One Step Ahead putting the spotlight on the latest data trends – building on the Data Playbook we published earlier this year. The report is now out and can be found here. In this session, we will talk you through the key components of the report, including…

– The latest checklists for getting the most out of consumption, social and other data.

– The latest developments around streaming analytics and music meta-data.

– A guide to the main sources of music market data and the key findings of recent reports

One Step Ahead is an IMPALA-led project, piloted by IMPALA’s digital committee, in partnership with CMU Insights and with the support of Merlin


IMPALA was established in 2000 and now represents nearly 6000 independent music companies. 99% of Europe’s music companies are small, micro and medium businesses and self-releasing artists. Known as the independents, they are world leaders in terms of innovation and discovering new music and artists – they produce more than 80% of all new releases and account for 80% of the sector’s jobs. IMPALA’s mission is to grow the independent music sector sustainably, return more value to artists, promote diversity and entrepreneurship, improve political access, inspire change, and increase access to finance. IMPALA works on a range of key issues for its members, runs various award schemes and has a programme aimed at businesses who want to develop a strategic relationship with the independent sector – Friends of IMPALA

IMPALA – Independent Music Companies Association

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