IMRO Welcomes Historic European Parliament Vote on Copyright

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) has today welcomed the result of the European Parliament Vote which has seen the Copyright Directive adopted.

Eleanor McEvoy, Chair of IMRO said, “This is a fantastic result for the music and broader creative sectors, and I would like to thank those MEPs who have been continually supportive of our position during the past three years. Today’s result is the official recognition by European institutions that culture has meaning, that it has value, that it is worth something. I am delighted for our 12,000 members – songwriters and publishers who work hard every day, and who share their output with the world to enjoy. It now means that creators will be paid fairly for their work, and that is absolutely fundamental.”

Victor Finn, CEO of IMRO said, “This is a historic day for Irish music and the broader European cultural sector. We thank those MEPs who have been supportive in recent years, for their determination, even in the face of apparently intense challenge. The next step will be transposition into Irish law, and at IMRO, we look forward to continuing to engage with our political representatives, so many of whom who have been very supportive of Irish music.”

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