THE IRISH MUSIC INDUSTRY HAS UNITED TO CALL ON EU MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO SECURE MUSIC'S FUTURE.

Calling All Music Creators,

Please help us call on the 11 Irish MEPS to #VoteYes on September 12th

It might not always be visible. You may not hear about it every day in the news. But don’t be fooled, Europe is engaged in a new kind of battle, one against domination from internet giants. The next casualty? Culture. Your Culture.

Digital economic powers continue to profit as working artists struggle to make ends meet. By refusing to give creators a say and by not paying properly for using their art, current creators are being hurt and the dreams of future creators are being extinguished. The gap between the revenue generated by the Internet Platforms and the money they give to the creators, responsible for their success, is not fairly shared.

But it’s not just the livelihoods of creators that are at stake, it’s also our democracy. On September 12, the European Parliament will vote on the fate of the EU Copyright Directive. This Directive isn't just more regulation, it’s a necessary tool to level the playing field with powerful internet companies that don’t want to play by the rules.  As citizens of Europe, we find ourselves at a historic crossroads where we must answer the question: what kind of Europe do we want? A strong Europe that stands up for the rights of its people, or a Europe that gives in to the whims of corporations?

While the current debate has been focused on “memes” and “Gifs” – which will not be affected by the new Directive - this vote is about so much more. We know this vote cuts to the core of how democracy functions in Europe. But do our MEPs know it?

We are now at a critical point in our campaign which seeks to protect the livelihoods of Irish music creators, now and into the future and this is why we are calling on your help by lending your name to this vitally important campaign.  

Your voice and support would be invaluable in our efforts to ensure fairness for music creators in Ireland and throughout Europe.

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Facebook addresses:

@EPinIrreland @LiadhniriadaMEP @Lukemingflanagan @marianharkin @MattCarthySF @NessaChildersMEP @BrianHayesFG @deirdreclunemep @sean.kellymep @briancrowleymep @mairead.mcguinness.5
Twitter addresses:

@EpinIreland @LiadhniriadaMEP @lukeming @LNBDublin @MarianHarkin @sinnfeinireland @NchildersMEP @brianhayesMEP @BrianHayesFG @DeirdreCluneMEP @SeanKellyMEP @fiannafailparty @MaireadMcGMEP

Please sign the petition now.....