EU considers helping online music providers

The European Commission is looking into ways of helping stimulate the sales of online music from Europe-based providers.

The European Commission is looking into ways of helping stimulate the sales of online music from Europe-based providers. The Commission believes that EU providers are disadvantaged because of the high costs of securing copyright in the 25 member states, and is considering whether it can introduce a pan-European copyright licence for online music providers.

Providers currently spend an average of ВЈ300,000 per song to acquire licences for all 25 states. This makes break-even achievable after the sale of around… Read more at VNUnet.