Copyright: Commission proposes easier music licensing in the single market
Consumer demand for music does not recognise borders or national restrictions. Neither do the online services used to access them. The European Commission has today proposed new rules to modernise the transparency and efficiency of collecting societies. Collecting societies will need to modernise to make sure that music is more readily available to consumers on-line, that revenue is correctly collected and fairly distributed to authors, and to make it easier for service providers to roll out new services.
- Press conference (video)
- Press release
- Frequently asked questions
- Text of the proposal
- Video – Online Music: A Single Market, Diverging Views (Interviews with artists, labels, service providers and collecting societies' representatives – 8.11.2011)