Music creator groups welcome adoption of European music streaming report

On Tuesday, 28 November, the European Parliament’s Culture and Education (CULT) Committee adopted its report on “Cultural diversity and the conditions for authors in the European streaming market” with an overwhelming majority.

The current imbalance in revenue allocation in the music streaming market disfavors both authors and performers and puts the sustainability of their professional career in the digital market at risk”.
– Item #3 of the report

This decision has been welcomed by a number of music creator groups including the European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) who thanked those involved for supporting new rules towards a fair and sustainable ecosystem for music streaming in the Union.

Amongst other items, the report emphasized the need for:

  • Improvement of authors’ identification on streaming services
  • Exploration of fairer and alternative models to the current pro-rata system
  • Authors to become members of collective management organizations
  • Transparency in the algorithms and content recommendation systems of music streaming platforms
  • Ethical use of AI in the music sector

The complete report is available to read here with additional context provided in the ECSA press release.

Note: FTMI posts songwriter, composer, artist and other music industry related news and events as a resource to music creators. Publishing these posts does not imply that FTMI endorses the point of view, event, product, service, company or other aspect of the news or event unless explicitly stated.

Related Articles