I reckon they shouldnt reduce the vat on the music recordings as the companies will still be making lots of money off Music, as its not eating into their money, it just taking away tax money from governements in the EU. Why dont the companies reduce the prices that they sell their products at, or are the managers too scared they wont be able to replace their Ferraris every few months. Also the reason why countries dont harmonise vats rules accross the EU, as if it was set at say 19% as it is in france this would be too much for some countries that have a low vat rate. Or if they set it too low then taxes will have to go up to pay for the lost money the governemnt makes on vat. Anyway EU wont last, its just not run that well.