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Interview: Chris Johnstone of Music Choice

Emma Barraclough, London


The original advocate of reforming collecting societies explains why the system is such a mess, but the European Commission can do little about it

Chris Johnstone is head of legal at Music Choice. Along with broadcaster RTL, Music Choice complained to the European Commission in 2000 about collecting society practices, putting music licensing under a legal spotlight.

Eight years and a formal investigation later,...


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