News Archive — 2017

  • 29th November

    European Commission on piracy and copyright enforcement - Problems recognised, no solutions provided

    Following today's announcement of an Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) package by the European Commission, Frances Moore, Chief Executive Officer of IFPI commented: "We are disappointed that despite the European Commission recognising …

    Read more
  • 4th October

    IFPI unites with coalition of creative industry organisations in call for fix to value gap in the EU

    IFPI - together with a large coalition of organisations representing a wide range of creative industries - has written to the European Parliament's main MEP as work continues on the …

    Read more
  • 19th September

    IFPI releases 2017 music consumer insight report

    Read the full report here IFPI has today released 'Connecting with Music', the 2017 Music Consumer Insight Report. Based on research conducted by Ipsos Connect, the report examines the ways in …

    Read more
  • 18th September

    Adriana Restrepo appointed Chair of IFPI Latin America & Caribbean Regional Board

    Adriana Restrepo, a leading figure in the Colombian music industry, has been appointed Chair of the Latin America and Caribbean Regional Board of IFPI, the organisation representing the recording industry …

    Read more
  • 7th September

    World's largest music stream ripping site shuts down after successful international legal action from record industry, formerly the world’s largest site dedicated to offering illegally ‘stream ripped’ music, has ceased to operate following legal action from record companies in the U.S. and UK. The …

    Read more
  • 6th July

    Global recording industry welcomes EU-Japan trade agreement

    At the EU-Japan Summit today, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, and Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission announced political agreement on the EU-Japan …

    Read more
  • 29th June

    IFPI appoints John Blewett as Director of Communications

    IFPI today announces the appointment of John Blewett as Director of Communications. John takes up his role immediately and is based at IFPI’s London office. He will deliver the …

    Read more
  • 28th June

    Landmark Canadian supreme court ruling - search engines can be compelled to remove illegal sites from results

    In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada has today issued a judgment confirming that Canadian courts have the power to compel search engines to take effective action to …

    Read more
  • 31st May

    IFPI welcomes new director of its European office

    IFPI recently appointed Lodovico Benvenuti as Director of its European Office. Lodovico represented Mediaset in Brussels for 11 years and takes up his new role on 1 June. IFPI Chief Executive …

    Read more
  • 30th May

    IFPI CEO, Frances Moore, recognised in Billboard's International Power Players list

    IFPI's CEO, Frances Moore has been recognised by Billboard as one of 53 music industry executives that are "driving industry success" internationally. Read the full Billboard International Power Players list here For …

    Read more
  • 23rd May

    It is with enormous sadness that IFPI learns of last night’s attack on Manchester Arena.

    IFPI offers its deepest sympathies to those affected by last night’s tragic events at Manchester Arena. Those attending the concert would have been looking forward to a great evening and …

    Read more
  • 11th May

    Response to Google’s blog post on YouTube’s role in the music industry

    IFPI has responded to the claims issued by Google today suggesting how music fans might behave if YouTube didn’t make music available to them: "Google's latest publicity push once again seeks …

    Read more
  • 8th May

    IFPI and ARIPO sign landmark agreement to support African music rights

    IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organisation (ARIPO), have signed a landmark agreement that will enhance the rights of African artists and their music. The …

    Read more
  • 26th April

    Olivia Regnier to join Spotify after 20 years at IFPI

    IFPI, which represents the recording industry worldwide, has announced that Olivia Regnier will move from her role of Director of IFPI’s European Regional Office to that of Legal Director, EU …

    Read more
  • 25th April

    IFPI Global Music Report 2017

    Global Recorded Music Revenues Increase by 5.9% 112 million users of paid streaming subscriptions driving streaming revenue growth of 60.4% Digital income now accounts for 50% of global revenues ‘Value Gap’ remains biggest …

    Read more
  • 23rd March

    Dato' Norman Abdul Halim Appointed Chairman of IFPI Asia-Pacific Regional Board

    Dato' Norman Abdul Halim, a pre-eminent figure of the Malaysian music industry, has been appointed Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Regional Board of IFPI, the organisation representing the recording industry worldwide. Dato' …

    Read more
  • 15th February

    Global recording industry welcomes EU-Canada trade agreement

    The European Parliament has today given its approval to the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union (EU) and Canada. The agreement will mean that recorded …

    Read more
  • 8th February

    Drake named IFPI Global Recording Artist 2016

    Drake has been named by IFPI as the world's best-selling recording artist of 2016, highlighting the huge success of his fourth album, Views, which was released last year. Drake is the …

    Read more