'Streaming manipulation is costing the indies a fortune': IMPALA backs code of conduct

'Streaming manipulation is costing the indies a fortune': IMPALA backs code of conduct

IMPALA is among the signatories to a new code of conduct covering streaming manipulation for tech companies and the music sector.

The code is designed to ensure the online world is a level playing field. It agrees best practices to tackle stream farms and other types of manipulation. 

DSPs who have signed up include Amazon, Deezer and Spotify, alongside majors and indies from both recorded music and publishing.

Helen Smith, IMPALA chair, said: “Streaming manipulation is costing the independents a fortune. Last year we commented on the situation with Tidal and that was just one example. It’s vital we all work together to ensure a fair and sustainable online world.” 

The full list of signatories to the code is below:

American Association of Independent Music
Artist Rights Alliance
International Artist Organisation
International Confederation of Music Publishers
International Federation of Musicians
International Federation of the Phonographic Industry
Independent Music Publishers International Forum
Kobalt Music Publishing
National Music Publishers Association
Recording Academy
Recording Industry Association of America
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sony Music Entertainment
Universal Music Group
Universal Music Publishing Group
Warner Music Group
Worldwide Independent Network


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