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The Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market  (also known as the 2019 EU Copyright Directive) was formally adopted in April 2019 by the EU. Each EU Member State is due to ensure that it complies with the provisions of this Directive 7th June 2021.  This reform represents an opportunity to go further towards a fair remuneration of music creators and to promote their rights. ECSA worked extensively on this piece of legislation from its inception to its final adoption by the European Institutions. It now advocates for an ambitious and timely implementation in each EU Member States and promotes the Directive outside of the EU. 

Short key facts

  • The Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market was formally adopted in April 2019, a change that will positively affect the lives of European music creators.
  • Each member state has until 7 June 2021 to transpose the Directive into their respective national law.
  • A positive and historical outcome, which honours Europe’s shared values and its investment in cultural diversity and creative talents.