This article appeared in Entertainment Law & Finance, your monthly source for real-world news and strategy from major players in entertainment, contract and intellectual property law — serious analysis of the issues and case law that affect your practice.

The European Union passed its new Copyright Directive in 2019. Within the mandate set out by the provisions of the directive, each EU member nation has two years to enact legislation for it in their own countries. This article examines the Copyright Directive and music-industry structure issues through the lens of Sweden, which has both a robust music business and a strong technology sector, two divergent perspectives in the development of the directive. Entertainment Law & Finance Editor-in-Chief Stan Soocher conducted the interviews that appear in this article, in Stockholm at the offices of the featured executives.

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