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EU Commission Approves New Copyright Laws

The European Commission has approved new laws concerning an overhaul of copyright law, making online platforms liable for copyright infringement on their sites and forcing companies like Google and Facebook to pay publishers for the information they repost.  “It was a long road and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to the discussion,” says IMPALA executive chair Helen Smith. “As […]
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, News, European Commission, Art News, Minipost, EU Commission, Impala, Helen Smith


EU Gives Final Approval To Article 13 Copyright Directive, YouTube, Facebook Expected To Be Hit Hard

On Monday morning, the EU Member States gave the Article 13 copyright directive the final green light, after months of contentious debate. Nineteen member countries voted yes, six voted against and three abstained. The directive is expected to hit platforms based on user-generated content including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram hardest. EU indie trade group IMPALA’s Executive Chair Helen Smith commented:  "It was a long road and we would like to thank everyone who contributed to t...
Tags: Music, Instagram, Eu, Bruce Houghton, Impala, YouTube Facebook, EU Member States, Helen Smith


Impala, AIM Express Concerns As Brexit, UMG Sale Loom

As Brexit uncertainty grows and suitors circle Universal Music Group, EU independent music trade groups IMPALA and AIM are calling on both the EU and the UK to ensure that the needs of the cultural and creative sectors are prioritized in negotiations. The IMPALA board held their board meeting in London yesterday, where it was agreed that sector specific deals must be on the priority list for negotiators.  "The relationship between the UK and the rest of Europe is vital for the whole ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, UK, London, Eu, Aim, Bruce Houghton, Impala, Helen Smith, Paul Pacifico, Impala AIM Express, Universal Music Group EU


Despite protests Europe just approved Sony’s full EMI acquisition

The EU have just approved Sony Music’s takeover of EMI Music Publishing despite indie music organisations across Europe warning that it gives them too much influence. Sony Music now own a 100% stake in EMI Music Publishing following the European Union’s regulators approving the takeover. The acquisition takes the Japanese business giant from 30% ownership in EMI to 100% complete ownership. It began in May when Sony acquired Mudabala’s 60% majority stake for $2.3 billion giving them a massive...
Tags: Europe, Publishing, Music, France, Eu, Spain, European Union, Industry, Italy, Netherlands, Indie, Sony, Share, Michael Jackson, Majority, Market


EU Commission Approves Sony EMI Publishing Acquisition With No Conditions

The European Union Commission has approved Sony's bid to become the sole owner of EMI Music Publishing with no conditions despite strong objections from the independent music sector: "The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition concerns in any of the affected markets and cleared the case unconditionally." "This goes against the regulator's own precedents," said indie music trade group IMPALA's executive chair Helen Smith in a statement. "In 2012, it ruled...
Tags: Music, Eu, Commission, Sony, Music Business, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, European Union Commission, EMI, Impala, Helen Smith, EMI Music Publishing, Publishing & Songwriting


Opposition To Sony Acquisition Of EMI Publishing Grows

Last week, Sony told EU anti-trust regulators that it was ready to close its deal to acquire EMI music publishing. If the sale is approved, Sony, already a behemoth in the world of music publishing will nearly double their publishing catalogue, growing it from 2.16m to 4.21m compositions. The deal, first announced in May, will see Sony pay a total of about $2.3 billion for EMI, which they are acquiring from the Abu Dhabi-based consortium Mudabala Investment. The EU Competition Authorit...
Tags: Music, Eu, Commission, Sony, European Commission, Abu Dhabi, Smith, Music Business, Hunt, Major Labels, Bruce Houghton, EMI, Competition Authority, Impala, Helen Smith, Publishing & Songwriting


Music Industry Reacts To Today's Article 13 Defeat

UPDATED: The EU Parliament voted Thursday to open debate on Article 13, sweeping legislation that revamps copyright law in the European Union, putting more onus on the likes of YouTube and Facebook to police user generated content.  The vote, which opens the door for amendments that could weaken the bill, is seen as a setback for the music industry. But even after they vote, they vowed to fight on. IMPALA "Today’s decision means there will be another debate. We are confident that in ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Eu, European Union, Parliament, Smith, European Parliament, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Jean Michel Jarre, EU Parliament, Helen Smith, CISAC, GESAC


Could Europe Be Set To Recalibrate The Digital Music Market?

Respect for copyrights and music's "value gap" continue to be core issues for creators and the music industry. But Europe's competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager is taking steps to recalibrate the entire digital marketplace, and the indie sector can lead the charge, says Helen Smith, executive chair of European independent music trade group Impala. ________________________ Guest post by Helen Smith, the Executive Chair of Impala Helen Smith - Executive Chair of IMPALA ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Europe, Music, Eu, Ireland, Guest Post, Ugc, Margrethe Vestager, Music Business, Music Tech, More News, Vestager, Martin


Comment on oat and wheat sandwich bread by Helen Smith

I love your recipe for the Whole Wheat oatmeal bread, but if you don’t mind I have a suggestion on it. The recipe was all out of order, because you had things in certain areas that were supposed to go in others. For instance the brown sugar should have been where it went into that mix. When I make bread, I like all the stuff in order, so, this is what I did. Of course, I make bread a lot, so I understand for those who don’t you must put total instructions Still, the ing redients should be in...
Tags: Food, Helen Smith


A2IM Announces Indie Week 2017 Speakers: Pandora's Westergren, SoundExchange's Huppe, Merlin's Caldas & More

A2IM has announced the lineup of keynote speakers and panelists for Indie Week in NYC June 5 - 8. Kicking off the event will be Pandora CEO and Founder Tim Westergren. Other Indie Week 2017 keynote speakers include: Susan Butler, from Music Confidential, an in-depth weekly report on the pricing, licensing, and legal issues that move the music world. Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange. Indie Week will also include many music industry leaders:  Charles Caldas (Me...
Tags: Music, Pandora, Tim Westergren, Music Business, Music Tech, Conventions & Awards, Indie Labels, Bruce Houghton, Clemente, Lower East Side, Westergren, SoundExchange, Richard James Burgess, Alex White, Helen Smith, Richard Conlon


The Man In The High Castle Hits Way Too Close To Home With Season 2

If you're one of the millions of Americans potentially struggling with collective trauma right now, maybe hold off on watching season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. The sophomore season of the dystopian drama — which takes place in a world in which the Axis powers won World War II — is more troubling, post November 8, than it was 15 months ago, when the series premiered.In the Amazon series, half of the United States is controlled by the Greater Nazi Reich, divided from the Japanese-controlle...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Germany, Nazis, America, San Francisco, United States, Hitler, Helen, Reich, John Smith, Julianna, Helen Smith


The Man In The High Castle Hits Way Too Close To Hime With Season 2

If you're one of the millions of Americans potentially struggling with collective trauma right now, maybe hold off on watching season 2 of The Man in the High Castle. The sophomore season of the dystopian drama — which takes place in a world in which the Axis powers won World War II — is more troubling, post November 8, than it was 15 months ago, when the series premiered.In the Amazon series, half of the United States is controlled by the Greater Nazi Reich, divided from the Japanese-controlle...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, New York, Washington, Germany, Nazis, America, San Francisco, United States, Hitler, Helen, Reich, John Smith, Julianna, Helen Smith


Harmony Space wins top prize at MIT Hacking Arts for music learning app that feels like Pokémon GO

 In Boston this weekend, software developers, hardware engineers, artists and entrepreneurs gathered for the Hacking Arts 2016 conference and hackathon at MIT. Of twelve finalists, the following teams took top honors. Best All-Around Hack: Harmony Space Best All-Around Hack, First Runner-Up: Revive Best All-Around Hack, Second Runner-Up: möbel Hackers’ Choice: Inkfinity A list of… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Media, Education, Entertainment, Boston, Tech, Vr, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, HoloLens, Hackathons, Artsy, Sloan, Helen Smith


Giant Spider Tries To Eat A Mouse, And We're Freaked Out

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Tags: Facebook, News, Australia, The Guardian, Smith, Huffington Post, David Moye, Helen Smith


Watch: Utah Highway Patrol Troopers Shuttle 87-Year-Old Mom to Visit Ailing Son

State Trooper Jeff Jones made arrangements for Helen Smith to visit her son.
Tags: Utah, US, Jeff Jones, Helen Smith