May 2018 

Black Box Brussels

Many of us have been busy recently with the new General Data Protection Regulation - the new EU-law for data protection and privacy which came into effect on May 25.

The terms and definitions of the regulation are defined in an 88 page document which is a masterpiece of jurisprudence and almost impossible for those that did not attend a law school to understand.

Meanwhile more interesting developments for the Music Industry are taking place in Brussels at the moment with The Music Moves Europe initiative. The European Commission is currently investigating the first steps towards launching the highly anticipated support programme for the music sector in the upcoming budget period starting in 2021.

Read more about the topic in this issue of VIP-News.

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CTS Eventim acquires Doctor Music

THE GREAT ESCAPE - an essay from the back of the venue by Ville Leppanen

Preparatory action for the Music Moves Europe initiative proceeds to the next level.

Let's Talk Politics - With Christoph Storbeck

Emma Banks to receive Music Industry Trusts Award

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