WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SAVING MUSIC ONLINE
The UK music industry has joined forces to take on the tech giants that are trying to block EU plans to give everyone in the music industry a fairer deal.
Members of the European Parliament backed the Copyright Directive in an important vote in Autumn 2018. This change would boost the tiny amounts that some tech firms like YouTube pay for music played online.
A final version of the Directive will be voted on by MEPs in Spring 2019.
Our campaign - called #LoveMusic - supports these important changes.
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 watch our video to learn more about this campaign and to sign the petition please visit http://love-music.co/