News app upday confirms its commitment to Danish Press Publishers

upday and the Danish Press Publications’ Collective Management Organisation, DPCMO, have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding regarding Europe’s largest news app upday. Next step will be entering into a licence agreement.

The European and the Danish ancillary right for press publishers came into force June 7, 2021 and today upday confirms its commitment to the need for a fair remuneration of content from the Danish press publishers in line with the regulation, supporting a diverse free press in the digital era.

Anders Krab-Johansen, chairman of the DPCMO: “A free and pluralistic press is vital to democracy; reliable and trustworthy information to citizens is a precondition for dialogue and social cohesion. Creating quality journalism requires investment. Therefore, I am pleased that upday acknowledges the Danish regulation and agrees to contribute to the free press in Denmark. We look forward to exploring our new partnership with upday.

About upday

The professional editorial team of upday creates and curates the most important news of the day, in addition users receive algorithm-based suggestions according to their interests. Founded in 2015 as a strategic partnership between Samsung and Axel Springer, upday is now the largest news app in Europe with more than 25 million monthly users in 34 countries. upday is available for both iOS and Android smartphones and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store. In addition, upday is preinstalled on almost all Samsung smartphones.


DPCMO is a collective rights management organisation representing most of the Danish media companies and their rights under section 69a (DSM article 15) and section 52c (article 17) of the Danish Copyright Act granting licences to users, collecting data and revenues and distributing these to the press publishers.

DPCMO represents a manifold circle of members, state-owned public service media, local, regional and national newspapers, magazines, special media, and digitals media outlets. The diverse and vibrant Danish media landscape is essential to Danish democracy. Free and in-dependent media must support and promote the democratic process and contribute to general education by offering edited content to their Danish audience.