‘The UK government is committed to the Copyright Directive – but how they implement it post-Brexit is uncertain,’ Annabella Coldrick, chief executive of the Music Managers Forum, tells The Great Escape.
Although sales of CDs continue to fall the streaming revolution has landed the music industry its biggest revenue in two decades according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Global Music Report.
Later this month MEPs will vote on the Copyright Directive after the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament agreed on the final text in February, and PRS for Music are in full support as it’s a big step forward for creators.
Yesterday (Tuesday) the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee approved the provisional agreement on the Copyright Directive and UK Music have subsequently urged MEPs and the EU Council to support the Directive.
‘What happens over the coming days and weeks in Brussels over Article 13 and copyright changes is pivotal to protect creators,’ says chief executive officer of UK Music and a former shadow culture secretary Michael Dugher.
A YouTube campaign which falsely claims internet users and music-makers will suffer under the European Commission’s (EC) new copyright proposals has been slammed by digital music experts and the EC itself.