WHAT IS DIGITAL MUSIC EUROPE (DME)?
DME is an alliance of European companies that have revolutionised the music industry with technology. DME’s members are engaged in the online distribution of music to consumers or provide services related to online distribution of music. They have transformed music consumption and are driving the growth of the music industry in Europe and the rest of the world.
Representing Europe’s leading digital music innovators, DME works with policymakers and stakeholders to ensure the industry’s growth and European leadership continues, and that the most important stakeholders – creators and consumers – continue to reap the benefits.
WHO ARE THE MEMBERS OF DME?
Digital Music Europe’s members are Deezer, Jamendo, Qobuz, Soundcharts, SoundCloud and Spotify. Membership is open to European companies that share our core principles and are engaged in the online distribution of music to consumers or provide services related to the online distribution of music.
WHY WAS DME CREATED?
DME was created to fill a gap where there was no other organisation effectively representing the interests of Europe’s music digital companies. DME provides its members with the platform to engage with European policymakers as the EU is developing a range of policies that impact the digital music industry. DME promotes global leadership and growth of the sector while giving a voice to smaller companies and start-ups that often lack the resources to monitor EU policy developments affecting their businesses and engage with decision-makers.
WHAT ARE DME’s OBJECTIVES?
DME’s primary objective is to promote the global leadership of European innovators in digital music and its members are eager to serve as an example for European entrepreneurs and policymakers.
DME aims to support policies that promote fair competition and innovation for digital music services and to advocate for policy and regulatory solutions that both enhance the consumer music experience and support investment and growth, across Europe and globally, of the digital music sector.
WHAT ARE DME’s POLICY PRIORITIES?
The most important initiatives and legislative proposals on the EU agenda shaping the European digital music industry include the Digital Services Act (DSA), the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the implementation of the Copyright Directive, data and e-privacy. It is critical these policy initiatives take into consideration the complexity of the digital music industry and the perspectives of innovators, creators and consumers.