IFPI, Impala, Vivendi and several other organisations have sent an open letter to European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker.
The letter is a response to a speech made by Juncker to the European parliament, in which he discusses “a new start for Europe.”
The signatories state that points made in Juncker’s speech relate directly to Europe’s cultural, creative and media industries.
It calls on Juncker to provide “support for innovation, access to finance, and a level playing field in terms of regulation.”
The letter states: “On behalf of hundreds of thousands of authors, performers, producers, publishers and distributors of musical, audio visual, new media, literary, professional content and visual art works, we would first like to congratulate you on your election as President of the European Commission.
“The cultural, creative and media industries and operators represented by this letter’s signatories welcome the impetus you wish to give Europe through your agenda for jobs, growth, fairness and democratic change.
“The internal market only stands to benefit from stronger cultural and creative industries, which is key if we want Europe to lead in the world’s digital economy.”