News Archive — 2015

  • 9th December

    IFPI responds to European Commission's Digital Single Market strategy

    The European Commission has today set out its Digital Single Market strategy, which proposes "first steps to broaden access to online content and outlines its vision to modernise EU copyright …

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  • 16th November

    IFPI mourns Paris victims

    IFPI mourns the victims of the appalling events in Paris last Friday, including five talented people from the music industry who have lost their lives. What happened touches the freedom of …

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  • 20th October

    London UK Tackles Failing Music Venues

    IFPI and Music Canadas campaign to promote the creation of music cities around the world received a boost this week when the Mayor of London announced plans to protect live …

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  • 7th October

    VK must implement effective filtering, Russian court confirms

    IFPI today welcomed publication of the judgment against Russian social media company vKontakte (VK). Commenting on the ruling, IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore said: "The written judgment has confirmed the court's …

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  • 29th September

    IFPI welcomes new online music initiative in France

    IFPI today welcomes the agreement struck by the music industry in France, aimed at boosting the legal digital music market and enhancing the value of music for all rights holders. The …

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  • 29th September

    Russian court orders VK to stop infringement

    Russian social network vKontakte (VK) has been ordered by a Russian court to use effective technology to prevent infringement of the recordings of two record companies. The ruling, handed down in …

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  • 24th September

    Music is a key driving force of the economy - new report in Germany

    The various sub-sectors of Germany's music industry generated € 11 billion in revenue in 2014 and employed over 125,000 people, according to a new cross-sector report on the economic impact of …

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  • 22nd September
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    RIAA 2015 mid-year music sales and revenue numbers released

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  • 29th July

    Artists and Record Companies Need A Fair Digital Marketplace

    Frances Moore, chief executive, IFPI There has been much debate recently around the payments that artists receive when their music is played on streaming services. Critics have argued that artists …

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  • 17th July

    IFPI response to the Berklee College report

    The recent Rethink Music report contains useful information on the complex economics of the modern music business. The report highlights many principles around securing a fair value for music that …

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  • 16th July

    IFPI Sweden - Swedish recorded music market up 4.2 per cent in first half of 2015

    Digital channels have helped power the Swedish recorded music market to 4.2 per cent growth in the first half of 2015. For further information see the attached press release …

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  • 16th July

    Italian recorded music market up 22 per cent in the first half of 2015

    The Italian recorded music market increased in value by 22 per cent in the first half of 2015 according to figures published by Deloitte. A strong release schedule by Italian pop …

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  • 14th July

    BVMI - German music industry up 4.4 per cent

    The German music market experienced a strong first half of 2015 with a growth in sales that marked a 4.4 per cent increase over the same period in 2014. The …

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  • 9th July

    Norwegian recorded music market sees growth of 6.5 per cent in first half of 2015

    Strong growth in streaming, now accounting for 81 per cent of music revenues in Norway, helped the market grow by 6.5 per cent in the first six months of 2015. …

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  • 9th July

    “New Music Fridays” go live as albums and singles switch over to global release day

    From Friday 10th July, new music releases will be made available for fans to enjoy on the same day across the world, as the switchover is made to “New Music …

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  • 11th June

    "New Music Fridays" are coming - Global release day launches 10th July

    "Think Fridays, think new music" – blog by Frances Moore New Music Fridays – the FAQ New Music Fridays – Quotes An aligned single global release day for music takes effect on 10th …

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  • 5th June

    Music Cities report sets out roadmap to economic growth

    View full report View the infographic Recording industry groups IFPI and Music Canada have today released a new report that sets out how cities worldwide can take simple steps to help develop …

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  • 1st June

    IFPI appoints Rob Hooijer as Regional Co-Ordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has engaged Rob Hooijer as regional co-ordinator for Sub-Saharan Africa. Hooijer will be responsible for developing the recording industry collective licensing capabilities …

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  • 28th May

    IFPI reappoints Glen Barros to its Main Board

    Glen Barros, the President and CEO of Concord Music Group, has been reappointed to the Main Board of IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide. Barros has represented North …

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  • 27th May

    IFPI appoints Jorn Dalchow to its main board

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has appointed Jørn Dalchow, managing director of Norwegian independent record company daWorks, to its Main Board. Jørn Dalchow has more than 25 …

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  • 27th May

    IFPI appoints Norman Halim to its main board

    Norman Abdul Halim, one of the pre-eminent figures of the music industry in Malaysia, is to join the Main Board and Asia Regional Executive Board of IFPI, the organisation representing …

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  • 7th May

    IFPI welcomes adoption of European Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy

    IFPI welcomes the adoption of the European Commission's Digital Single Market Strategy. The music industry has developed a successful digital market for music in Europe, licensing hundreds of services and …

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  • 20th April

    IFPI publishes Recording Industry in Numbers - an essential guide to the global music market

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

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  • 17th April

    IFPI publishes global vinyl market details

    On the eve of Record Store Day, IFPI, the organisation that represents the recording industry worldwide, has published details of the global vinyl market. Vinyl has seen a revival in the …

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  • 14th April

    IFPI publishes Digital Music Report 2015

    View full report Digital music revenues now on a par with physical globally Global industry revenues down 0.4 per cent to US$14.97 billion in 2014 Subscription services at the heart of the music …

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  • 26th February

    Global release day to go ahead following international consultation

    Following consultation with artists, musicians unions, record companies and retailers, it was confirmed today that the release day for new music will be aligned internationally on a Friday. Release days currently …

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  • 26th February

    Viewpoint by Frances Moore on the benefits of Global Release Day

    Artists and labels thinking smart, thinking of the future, thinking of consumers For other industry views on Global Release Day see here After many months of discussions with groups across the music …

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  • 25th February
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    IFPI Denmark - continued growth in Danish music

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  • 23rd February

    Taylor Swift named IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014

    Taylor Swift has been named the IFPI Global Recording Artist of 2014, receiving the annual award honouring the most popular recording artist across music downloads, streaming and physical format sales …

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  • 10th February

    Four men behind illegal Masterbox discs sentenced to jail

    Four men have been sentenced to jail by a Dutch court for their role in the production and distribution of the illegal series of Masterbox DVDs, concluding a long running …

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