News Archive — 2018

  • 14th December

    Joint statement from IFPI and RIAJ on the EU-Japan FTA

    On December 7th and 12th, the Diet of Japan and the European Parliament both held their respective votes in favour of ratification of the EU-Japan trade agreement. As representatives of …

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  • 13th December

    Rightsholders unite in calling for an effective solution to the Value Gap

    As the European Commission, Parliament and Council meet in Strasbourg to negotiate the Copyright Directive, a broad coalition of rightsholders have called for them to remember the original objective of …

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  • 7th December

    EU Commission publishes first 'Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List'

    Report highlights continuing threat of music copyright infringement, including stream ripping sites The European Commission today published its inaugural Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, which exposes websites and marketplaces outside the …

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  • 21st November

    Joint Music Sector Statement -
    YouTube’s Fact-Free Fear-Mongering

    YouTube’s campaign against Article 13 of the Copyright Directive shows a lack of respect for the EU democratic process of law making. The revisions to the Directive have been under …

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  • 9th November

    Statement from Frances Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI, in response to Google’s Anti-Piracy Paper

    “We welcome Google’s recognition that it and Google’s YouTube need to operate responsibly and properly value creators and their work. However, the figures in Google’s anti-piracy paper don’t match our …

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  • 12th October

    IFPI calls for swift ratification of the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement

    IFPI, alongside 27 European business organisations, has signed a statement reiterating its strong support for the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and calling on the European Parliament to proceed with …

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  • 9th October

    IFPI releases 2018 Music Consumer Insight Report

    In-depth study on global music listening habits Read the full report here IFPI has today released its Music Consumer Insight Report 2018. The report examines the ways in which music consumers aged …

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  • 12th September

    IFPI statement on today's vote on the European Copyright Directive

    Following today’s vote in the European Parliament on the European Copyright Directive, IFPI chief executive, Frances Moore said: “IFPI joins others in the creative community in thanking the European Parliament for …

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  • 11th September

    Joint Music Sector Statement -
    Upcoming European Parliament Copyright Directive Vote

    The 751 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), from across all 28 EU Member States, are set to vote on Wednesday to close the Value Gap which deprives creators and …

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  • 27th July

    IFPI appoints Graeme Grant as Director of Anti-Piracy

    IFPI has today announced that Graeme Grant has been promoted to Director of Anti-Piracy and will be responsible for overseeing its global anti-piracy activity. In his new role, Graeme will lead …

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  • 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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