05/23/10Danish Recording Industry Group Supports Subscription Service
Danish Recording Industry Group Supports Subscription Service
In the past two years, Danes have downloaded over 200 tracks via TDC Play, which has become a leading source of income for record labels in an increasingly digital area. Danish record industry organization IFPI Denmark recently came to the defense of TDC when performing rights organization KODA requested higher tariffs for artists.
After months of back and forth, KODA and TDC had decided to settle their differences before the Copyright License Tribunal. IFPI Denmark's advocacy of TDC before the Tribunal is a huge step in the battle for living wages among musicians. By providing a source of legal music on the net, TDC effectively works to reduce piracy and engage listeners in fair tariff practices.
"IFPI wishes to intervene in the case in support of TDC, which with “TDC Play” has had great influence in the development of the Danish digital market during recent years," says Mr Henrik Daldorph, Chairman of IFPI Denmark. "It is most unusual that IFPI interferes in a case involving another organisation in the industry with whom we otherwise have an excellent relationship. However, one of IFPI’s most important tasks is, after all, to develop the market. So we cannot just remain a spectator when someone attempts to make the development come to a halt – whoever it may be."
One of IFPI's main objectives is allowing the fair purchase of digital music, and this decision appears to be another step in that direction.