IMPALA Claims Sony + EMI Would Control 70% of Song Charts in Europe

Is IMPALA exaggerating Sony’s EMI Music Publishing attain — or is it actually that lopsided?

It’s no secret European music organizations are staunchly against Sony’s proposed acquisition of EMI Music Publishing.

According to Helen Smith, chief government of IMPALA, the Japanese conglomerate would pose a critical menace to native artists and business.

Never thoughts that Universal Music Group stays the world’s largest music firm, with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) a veritable beast.  Ignoring that elephant, Smith continued on her assault on Sony.

Then, the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers, and Authors (BASCA) went after Sony’s EMI buy.

Stating the acquisition would create a “superpower,” Heliene Lindvall, writing on behalf of the BASCA Songwriters Committee, acknowledged,

European regulators will situation a choice over Sony’s deliberate EMI acquisition on October 26th.  Faced with the potential for an approval, Smith has gone on the warpath.

So, how a lot of the market will Sony and EMI really management?

IMPALA has launched a survey demonstrating how Sony’s takeover of EMI Music Publishing will have an effect on the European music scene.  Should regulators approve the acquisition, the Japanese conglomerate would allegedly management 70%-80% of nationwide music charts within the area.  The unbiased music group analyzed nationwide music charts for 2017 in key European international locations.