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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 20/06 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 20th June 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 LAUNCHES ITS NEW CHANGEMAKER AWARD TO PROMOTE EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION IN THE INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR WITH POWER UP AS FIRST RECIPIENT

IMPALA is launching a new award scheme, known as the Changemaker Award. Part of IMPALA’s diversity and inclusion work, the award aims to put the spotlight on projects that promote change in the independent sector and inspire others to take action. It is being launched in May as part of IMPALA’s schedule for European Diversity Month.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 9/05 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 9th 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 WELCOMES EU COURT JUDGEMENT ON ARTICLE 17

This morning, the Court of Justice of the EU dismissed the challenge brought by Poland against Article 17 of the 2019 EU Directive on copyright.
IMPALA welcomes the EU Court’s ruling, which finds Article 17 to be compatible with the EU Charter of fundamental rights.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 6/04 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 6th 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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EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT MUSIC SECTOR CALLS FOR RENEWED SUPPORT TO UKRAINE

IMPALA opposes the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, which has a devastating impact on the country, its inhabitants and its music and cultural sector. The European independent music community stands together with the Ukrainian people and the Ukrainian music community. We also express our solidarity with those in Russia who oppose the war and the actions of Vladimir Putin.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 2/03 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 2nd 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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THE SUSTAINABLE MUSIC MANIFESTO

PMI, the Italian Association of Independent Music Producers, in collaboration with IMPALA and Rockol, has created the Sustainable Music Manifesto: a programme of 10 targets that music industry actors and artists can undertake to pursue by signing the Manifesto.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 1/02 – 11AM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 1st February 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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DSA PLENARY VOTE: BROADER KYBC OBLIGATIONS BUT A MISSED OPPORTUNITY TO SECURE A SAFER ONLINE ENVIRONMENT FOR CONSUMERS AND BUSINESSES

Members of the European Parliament adopted today their position on the proposal for a regulation on a Single Market for Digital Services (Digital Services Act), amending the eCommerce directive from 2000. We now look to co-legislators to show ambition and reach compromises that will finally deliver a safer online environment for consumers and businesses without creating any new liability exemptions for intermediaries.

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DSA – PLENARY HOLDS CARDS TO BUILDING A SAFER INTERNET

With the upcoming plenary vote, the European Parliament can still turn the DSA into an opportunity for the EU to play a global role in making the internet a safer space for everyone. Ahead of this week’s (Thursday 20th Jan) plenary vote, organisations from a range of diverse sectors call on the European Parliament not to miss the opportunity to create a more trustworthy Internet.

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MUSIC LEADERS LAUNCH CLIMATE PACT

A group of leading music companies have signed a wide-ranging commitment to ‘decarbonise’ the global music business in alignment with the latest climate science. IMPALA is a proud supporter and we invite our members to sign the pact.

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WIN CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY, COMPLETES STRATEGIC RESTRUCTURE

The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN), the global coordination and support body for the independent music sector, is celebrating its 15th anniversary. This year’s second edition of WINCON, the annual meeting of independent music trade associations, will feature a special anniversary event to commemorate WIN’s achievements on December 13th.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 7/12 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 7th December 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 AWARDS 2022 NOMINEES REVEALED

The nominees of the Music Moves Europe Awards 2022 have been announced at the Linecheck Music Meeting & Festival opening event at BASE Milano in Italy on Monday November 22. The Music Moves Europe Awards are the European Union Prize for popular and contemporary music. The aim of the awards is to celebrate upcoming European artists and support them in developing their international careers.

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IMPALA’S DIGITAL HOUR WITH CMU – QUICK FIRE WEBINAR – 4/11 – 3PM CET

Our monthly quick-fire webinar on the One Step Ahead project will take place on 4th November 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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DSA: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY AND A STEP BACKWARDS

As part of a coalition of cultural and creative organisations, IMPALA co-signed the following open letter “DSA – A missed opportunity and a step backwards” which was sent to the European Commission, European Parliament and national governments.
Read the letter here.

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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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