Universal/EMI: IMPALA says EC Universal-EMI conditions not enough

Paul Williams

European independent trade body IMPALA has repeated its concerns over Universal's $1.9bn ($1.2bn) takeover of EMI, which has been approved by the EC with strict conditions.

IMPALA said it welcomed the EC's conclusion that Universal's power was problematic across the whole market, both digital and physical, including access to media. It was also pleased about what it called the Commission's "insistence" on tough conditions as well as it rejecting arguments piracy and larger online players are restraining forces.

But, despite ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article. Sign up today and you will receive:

  • 4 weeks access to news, features and chart analysis
  • 4 Digital issues of Music Week
  • The Music Week app
  • Tailored email news alerts
Start your free trial


If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...