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IMPALA launches new blog as it celebrates 20th anniversary

By | Published on Tuesday 17 November 2020


IMPALA, the pan-European trade group for the independent music community, is celebrating its 20th anniversary today and has launched a new blog called IMPALA 20 which will be presenting a series of articles, interviews and playlists over the next year.

Upcoming articles will cover IMPALA’s priority areas, such as COVID-19, diversity, Brexit, sustainability, implementing the copyright directive, access to finance and new opportunities online. There will also be a series of 20 minute interviews with key independent music companies seeking to show what goes on behind the scenes at those businesses.

The first post on the blog, meanwhile, runs through 20 of the organisation’s key achievements during its first 20 years in operation.

Announcing the launch of the new blog, IMPALA Executive Chair says: “IMPALA’s members can look back at our 20 milestones with a sense of achievement. This year alone has seen a seismic shift. Looking forward, the IMPALA 20 blog will put the spotlight on what we do behind the scenes to increase value for independent labels and artists”.

Meanwhile, the trade group’s Chair Francesca Trainini adds: “More than ever, this is a crucial time for the independents. My role as Chair is to steer the ship as we navigate the next chapter, choppy waters and all. Top priorities for me include making sure the whole sector benefits from IMPALA’s work and sustainable growth”.

You can access the IMPALA 20 blog here.