News

  • 17th July

    Global recording industry welcomes EU Japan trade agreement

    At the EU-Japan Summit today in Tokyo, the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, and President of the European Commission, Jean Claude Juncker, officially signed the Free Trade Agreement / Economic …

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  • 4th July

    EU copyright vote - over 1,000 recording artists call on MEPs to seize opportunity

    Artists including Plácido Domingo, James Blunt, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Paul McCartney make direct call to MEPs before major vote. Following a campaign involving over 1,300 recording artists -  …

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  • 27th June

    European Parliament Vote on EU Copyright Directive - 84 major European organisations call MEPs to support the Parliament’s report

    Europe's creative sectors – including record labels (Majors and Indies), songwriters, The International Artists’ organisation, newspapers, authors, cinemas, book publishers, picture agencies, football leagues, commercial TV broadcasters, magazines, academics, publishers …

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  • 14th June

    IFPI re-appoints Concord Music’s Glen Barros and appoints Embassy of Music MD Konrad von Löhneysen to Main Board

    IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, has announced that Glen Barros, Chief Operating Officer, Concord Music, and Konrad von Löhneysen, managing director of Embassy of Music, have been appointed to …

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  • 5th June

    Variety names IFPI's Frances Moore as an International Music Leader of 2018

    IFPI's chief executive, Frances Moore, has been named by Variety in its 2018 International Music Leaders list. The trade publication's list of 27 executives across the industry "recognizes the true …

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  • 22nd May

    IFPI chief executive Frances Moore named in Billboard's international power players list

    IFPI's chief executive, Frances Moore, has been recognised by Billboard in its 2018 Power Players list – a collection of 73 executives “in the vanguard” of the global music industry. Read …

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  • 24th April

    IFPI Global Music Report 2018

    Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 8.1% Streaming revenues grow 41.1% to become largest revenue source, driven by 176 million users of paid subscription accounts Third consecutive year of growth following …

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  • 12th April

    IFPI and wide range of European creators, producers and performers urge no fudging of EU Value Gap fix

    IFPI, in coordination with 26 creative sector organisations including Europe’s authors, journalists, TV producers, football leagues, publishers, filmmakers and photo agencies, have written a letter urging a clear legal solution …

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  • 26th February

    Ed Sheeran officially named the best-selling global recording artist of 2017

    (Ed Sheeran. Photo by John Marshall) IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world's best-selling recording artist of 2017, reflecting the unparalleled, …

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  • 14th February

    IFPI announces promotions within its trade, legal & litigation teams

    With IFPI's General Counsel, Jo Oliver, due to depart for a new position at Recorded Music New Zealand in March, IFPI has taken the opportunity to make changes to the …

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  • 7th February

    IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report – translated editions available

    IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report, released in Autumn 2017, is now available in other major languages. The publication, which examines the way music fans are engaging with recorded music across …

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  • 30th January

    IFPI and Europe's creative industries joint call on EU Presidency to make progress towards a Value Gap solution

    IFPI, alongside 23 other creative industry organisations including authors, performers, publishers, filmmakers, TV producers, European football leagues and photo agencies, have written to the new presidency of the European Council …

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