KEEP FIGHTING TO SAVE MUSIC ONLINE
MEPs have voted in favour of the Copyright Directive in a landmark victory for the #LoveMusic campaign.
The proposals to reform copyright was passed by the European Parliament in Strasbourg on Tuesday March 26 by 348 votes to 274.
We would like to thank all the Euro MPs who backed this important change in the face of a barrage of misinformation.
A huge thank-you also to all our UK Music members as well as all the other creators and campaigners who fought so hard to secure this vital change. It is a huge step forward for creators, the UK music industry and the millions who love the music we produce.
UK Music spearheaded our award-nominated campaign - called #LoveMusic - to fight for these important changes.
Watch our new video to find out more about our #LoveMusic campaign and help us support music and creators!
TRUTH VERSUS FAKE NEWS
HOW YOUTUBE COINS IT IN AT MUSIC’S EXPENSE
WHY CHANGE IS NEEDED TO PROTECT MUSIC
Many tech companies are fully licensed and have systems for managing content on the internet.
But there are legal loopholes that undermine the rights of creators and those that invest in them. We need to close the loopholes and make the internet work for everyone.
According to figures from the International Federation of the Phonographic industry (IFPI), audio streaming platforms attracted 272 million users in total in 2017, while 1.3 billion music-using users turned to online video services like YouTube.
Despite having one-fifth of users, audio streaming platforms pay substantially more for the use of music. These services paid around $5.6bn (£4.3bn or £15 per user per year) which contrasts significantly with the $856m (£650m or just 50p per user per year) returned to the industry by the likes of YouTube.
The legislation proposed in the European Parliament would create a level playing field in the online market. If you #LoveMusic, please continue to support this change.
To learn more about this campaign and to sign the petition please visit http://love-music.co/