European Copyright Directive, German digital pie, tax cuts for music venues
CMU’s Andy Malt and Chris Cooke review key events in music and the music business from recent weeks, including the UK government's confirmation that it currently has no plans to implement the European Copyright Directive, German artist managers’ moves to change how digital royalties are divided up, and cuts to business rates for grassroots music venues. Setlist is sponsored by 7digital.
• UK government confirms it won’t implement the European Copyright Directive
• German managers call for “urgent” meeting with the labels over the slicing of the digital pie
• Music Venue Trust welcomes 50% business rates cut for small music venues