We had hoped for more ambitious legislative steps towards a new connected Digital Single Market. For example access to last years usage data does help audit last years royalties, but limiting the potential of data to checks on remuneration misses the opportunity of closing the data gap. Data is a real time strategic tool which would help artists in weaker positions, and unlike money, data can simultaneously benefit multiple stakeholders. Digital has transformed distribution, that’s a good start, but digital empowerment could do much more for artists.

Source: immf.com