News Archive β€” 2014

  • 25th November

    'Investing in Music' report shows record labels invest US$4.3 billion in A&R and marketing

    Record companies' total investment in A&R and marketing tops US$4.3 billion annually and more than US$20 billion over five years, according to IFPI's Investing in Music report Labels' investment in A&R …

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  • 21st November

    Denis Handlin AM, elected new chairman of IFPI Asia/Pacific Regional Board

    Denis Handlin, chairman and CEO, Australia & New Zealand and president, Asia, Sony Music Entertainment, has been elected chairman of the Asia/Pacific Regional Board of IFPI, the organisation that represents …

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  • 11th November
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    BPI - pre-release music pirates sentenced to more than four years in prison

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  • 13th October

    Lauri Rechardt appointed Director of Licensing and Legal Policy

    In a restructuring of IFPI's legal team announced today, Lauri Rechardt is to take on the expanded role of Director of Licensing and Legal Policy. Based at IFPI's London …

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  • 15th August
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    BVMI - German music market stable in first half of 2014

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  • 14th August

    Stakeholders across the music industry talking about a global release day

    Connecting fans around the world to new music IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has confirmed that a range of stakeholders from across the music industry are …

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  • 6th August

    IFPI Austria - Austrian music industry calls for four pirate websites to be blocked

      Blocking is a legitimate means of protecting rights The European Court of Justice in its judgment of 27th March 2014 and the Supreme Court in Austria in its order of 24th …

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  • 11th July

    BVMI - Police discover largest underground pressing plant in Europe

    Europe's possibly largest underground pressing plant for CDs, DVDs and vinyl records has been discovered and raided by police in Germany. The state prosecutor at Würzburg's Economic Crime department is leading …

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  • 9th July

    WEBSITE BLOCKING APPROVED BY SINGAPORE PARLIAMENT

    Singapore's Parliament has this week approved a Bill introducing a civil law procedure for website blocking, a move welcomed by IFPI as a boost to the music industry in Singapore …

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  • 4th July

    FPM - Italian cyberlocker blocked after link to pirate website proved

    A long and complex investigation driven by the Italian Fiscal Police has ended with the disclosure that the operators behind a pirate website and associated cyberlocker generated illegal revenues of …

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  • 12th June

    Plácido Domingo addresses international IP enforcement summit

    Plácido Domingo, the world renowned artist and chairman of IFPI, has addressed the International IP Enforcement Summit being held in London. Domingo urged governments not to allow copyright to be eroded …

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  • 12th June

    IAB Italy, FPM and FAPAV united in preventing advertising on pirate websites a grey market that is worth $227 million USD

    The annual event with the Government bodies, promoted by IAB Italy, focused on the presentation of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the fight against piracy on the Internet, a …

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  • 10th June
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    IFPI speech at FILAIE / IFPI Latin America & Caribbean Annual Regional Meeting

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  • 28th May

    US Copyright Alert System - first progress report

    Today the first evaluation report of the US Copyright Alert System has been published by the Centre for Copyright Information (CCI). Please find the CCI release here and the RIAA response …

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  • 27th May

    Music Matters to Europe

    IFPI today welcomes Members of the European Parliament.The music industry is a European success story, delivering jobs and growth to Europe's economy. Europe's institutions have a key role to play …

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  • 12th May

    IFPI Main Board members meet Chancellor Merkel

    A delegation from the boards of IFPI and German national group BVMI met with Chancellor Merkel in Berlin on 7th May, on the occasion of the IFPI board meeting there. …

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  • 8th May
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    Rights holders' open letter to the EU on WIPO SSCR

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  • 3rd April

    Record companies file legal proceedings against vKontakte for deliberately facilitating piracy on a large scale

    vKontakte should be licensed, respect copyright and pay artists Legal proceedings have been filed by the recording industry today against vKontakte (VK), the Russian social network that operates a music service …

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  • 1st April

    IFPI publishes Recording Industry in Numbers - an essential guide to global markets

    IFPI today publishes its annual Recording Industry in Numbers, providing comprehensive data for 50 territories and in-depth analysis of industry and consumer trends across the global music sector. The Recording Industry …

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  • 31st March

    City of London Police call on advertising and brand sectors to help tackle cyber crime

    Infringing Website List (IWL) launched to disrupt advertising revenue on illegal websites across the globe The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) based in the City of London Police has today …

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  • 27th March

    Statement by IFPI on the decision by the European Court of Justice on website blocking

    IFPI welcomes today's ruling by the European Court of Justice that website blocking is consistent with fundamental rights under EU law, and additionally confirming that copyright is itself a fundamental …

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  • 18th March

    Music subscription revenues help drive growth in most major markets

    Subscription services' revenues up 51 per cent in 2013, helping global digital revenues grow by 4.3 per cent Europe sees growth for the first time in 12 years. Revenues stable …

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  • 12th March

    Japanese recorded music market declined by 15 per cent in 2013

    The recorded music market in Japan declined by 15 per cent in 2013 in trade revenue terms, according to figures from RIAJ, the organisation that represents the Japanese recording industry. …

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  • 6th March

    German recorded music market grew by 1.2% in 2013

    Streaming revenues nearly doubled In 2013, revenues from the digital music business grew by 11.7 per cent to €328 million. This means that 22.6 per cent of all music sales in …

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  • 28th February
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    Australia - digital experiences rapid growth, overtakes physical

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  • 26th February

    One Direction are officially the biggest global recording artists of 2013

    Band most popular act across downloads, streaming and CD sales One Direction have collected their award after being named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2013 last month. The award, …

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  • 19th February
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    UK - streaming fuels growth for UK recorded music industry

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  • 14th February

    IFPI releases "Music Remains" - a 90-second film celebrating recorded music

    IFPI releases "Music Remains" - a 90-second film celebrating recorded music In the midst of the music awards season, IFPI has released a unique video celebrating the importance of recorded music …

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  • 13th February

    Russia's vKontakte named a "Notorious" market for fourth year running - IFPI response

    Russia's vKontakte named a "Notorious" market for fourth year running - IFPI response The US Trade Representative's annual report listing "notorious markets" for piracy has named Russian social networking site vKontatke …

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  • 6th February

    Italian recorded music revenues increase for first time in 11 years

    Italian recorded music revenues increase for first time in 11 years Recorded music revenues in Italy increased last year for the first time since 2002. Figures published by Deloitte for FIMI, …

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  • 3rd February
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    SNEP announces French music market figures (French language)

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  • 30th January

    One Direction named IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013

    Band most popular act across downloads, streaming and CD sales One Direction have been named the IFPI Global Recording Artists of 2013, receiving the newly-created award honouring the most popular recording …

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  • 13th January
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    After 100 million piracy notices, it’s time for Google to take meaningful

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