News Archive — 2013

  • 18th December

    International recording industry welcomes Italian AGCOM regulation

    IFPI today welcomes the adoption by Italy's communications authority AGCOM of a new regulation that will make the internet a safer place for creative content. The new rules empower AGCOM to …

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  • 9th December

    UK Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit goes global in its pursuit of illegal websites

    Pilot collaboration between PIPCU, the advertising sector and the creative industries hits pirate site revenues 40 national and international websites suspended by domain name registrars Pirate sites exposing consumers to malware and …

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  • 5th December, London

    Christina Boettner is IFPI's New Director of Insight

    Christina Boettner is to join IFPI as its new Director of Insight. Working closely with members and national groups, she will head the organisation's industry analysis and market research activities, …

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  • 2nd December
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    BIEM and IFPI renew the standard contract on royalty payments to authors' collecting societies

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  • 29th November
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    IFPI CEO addresses ARIA Masterclass meeting

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  • 26th November
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    Nordoff Robbins: Emelie Sandé appears in new film about music therapy

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  • 26th November
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    Label news: "Songs for the Philippines" launches globally to benefit disaster relief efforts

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  • 13th November, Brussels

    IFPI Announcement on Pan-European Licensing Scheme for Small-Scale Users

    Today IFPI announced the creation of a new industry-led pan-European licensing scheme, which will specifically target the needs of small-scale users, including individuals, small associations and small businesses. The new …

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  • 13th November, Brussels

    Conclusions of Licences for Europe

    IFPI welcomes the conclusions of today's "Licences for Europe" (L4E) Plenary. L4E is the European Commission's year-long review of the state of licensing, business models and developments in the digital …

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  • 9th October

    The LSE paper on copyright and creative industries - theory over reality

    A new paper by the London School of Economics (LSE) claims that copyright infringement does not hurt the creative industries and that measures designed against it are not effective. The …

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  • 13th September
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    Music industry welcomes launch of new UK Intellectual Property Crime Unit

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  • 19th August, London

    IFPI welcomes ruling requiring Australian broadcasters to pay for simulcasted music

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has welcomed a decision by the High Court of Australia confirming that licence fees should be paid by commercial radio …

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  • 22nd July
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    IFPI Sweden announces first half revenues up 12%

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  • 28th June, London

    IFPI welcomes new Intellectual Property Crime Unit at City of London Police

    IFPI today welcomes the creation of a new police unit in the UK dedicated to tackling intellectual property crime. The newly-established Intellectual Property Crime Unit at the City of London …

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  • 28th June

    IFPI welcomes Marrakesh Treaty

    IFPI applauds the successful negotiation of the Marrakesh Treaty to Facilitate Access to Published Works for Persons who are Blind, Visually Impaired, or otherwise Print Disabled. The treaty clarifies that …

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  • 25th June, London

    Richard Gooch appointed IFPI chief technology officer

    Dr Richard Gooch has been appointed chief technology officer (CTO) of IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide. He will coordinate and advise on technology issues across IFPI's …

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  • 22nd May

    IFPI CEO speaks on trends in Asia and world music market

    IFPI CEO Frances Moore today gave an overview of key music industry trends in Asia and internationally, in a speech delivered at the Music Matters conference in Singapore. Moore said Asian …

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  • 15th May, Brussels

    Friends of Music celebrates 25th anniversary

    IFPI, the organisation representing the recording industry worldwide, celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Friends of Music concerts in the European Parliament. British singer-songwriter Joss Stone and Romanian soprano Angela Gheorghiu …

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  • 29th April
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    BPI: NOW That's What I Call A Digital Boost For Compilation

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  • 8th April, London

    IFPI's Recording Industry in Numbers 2013 - the must-read of global music - published today

    The rise of music subscription services and the promising growth of emerging markets are among key highlights of IFPI's Recording Industry in Numbers 2013, the essential statistical analysis of the …

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  • 20th March

    IFPI says Digital Music JRC study is flawed, misleading and disconnected from commercial reality

    IFPI has today rebutted a new "misleading" study into the effects of music piracy. Digital Music Consumption on the Internet: Evidence from Clickstream Data, published by the European Commission Joint …

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  • 26th February
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    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2013

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  • 19th February
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    Caterina Caselli - A civilised society is one that protects copyright

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  • 7th January, Los Angeles & London

    Max Hole named Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Group International

    London-based Executive Broadens Responsibilities Following Acquisition of EMI Recorded Music universalmusic.com/corporate/detail/2358 Universal Music Group (UMG), the world's leading music company, has promoted Max Hole to become Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of …

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