Music Today – state of play

We’ve just published three landmark studies on this site that analyse where music in Europe stands today, the opportunities and challenges it faces and the way forward.

The impact of piracy on the cultural diversity of European Music addresses the threat of piracy and calls for firm action to be taken now to help reverse the damage already done.

The online music market in Europe- New Business Models and Consumer Choice is an in-depth assessment of how the Internet is transforming how we enjoy music and what industry is doing to help consumers access music in a convenient and legal way.

The Truth About Licensing Music in Europe examines the trends and problems facing the music industry, proposes solutions that serve everyone’s interests – and rebuts some common myths about author societies.

You can access all three studies here.

The studies were prepared by IFPI, the trade association representing the worldwide recording industry, in collaboration with Gesac – The European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers – and ICMP, the world trade association representing the interests of the music publishing community internationally.