News Archive — 2019

  • 7th November

    Frances Moore inducted onto the Music Week Women in Music Roll of Honour

    Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has been inducted onto the Music Week Women in Music Roll of Honour. Established in 2014, …

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  • 1st November

    Comment from IFPI on UK High Court decision in TuneIn case

    “IFPI welcomes today’s decision by the High Court of England and Wales confirming that TuneIn, the world’s largest online radio aggregator, needs a licence from UK sound recording right holders. “The …

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  • 22nd October

    IFPI and WIN announce cross-industry collaboration on recording industry data exchange service

    Recording industry to develop centralised gateway to supply recording data in support of timely, accurate and efficient payments of public performance and broadcast revenues to recording right holders by music …

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  • 27th September

    IFPI announces support for Global Goal Live Campaign

    IFPI has announced its support for the ‘Global Goal Live’ campaign launched today by Global Citizen. The worldwide campaign aims to secure funding for the UN’s sustainable development goals in …

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  • 24th September

    IFPI releases Music Listening 2019

    A global snapshot of music engagement Read the full report here IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, today released the Music Listening 2019 report, which examines the ways …

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  • 2nd August

    Italian court confirms stream ripping is illegal

    Court notes widespread, uncontrollable and irreparable nature of copyright violations made possible by Yout.com IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, welcomes the interim decision by the Regional …

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  • 27th June

    IFPI CEO Frances Moore speaks about future of streaming with Il Sole 24 Ore

    IFPI Chief Executive Frances Moore has spoken about the impact of streaming and the current state of the recorded music industry this week. In a live webcast interview with leading …

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  • 21st June

    Stream ripping site Convert2MP3 shuts down following global settlement with recording industry

    The site has agreed not to infringe the rights of record companies in the future Convert2MP3, one of the world’s most-used stream ripping sites, has ceased to operate globally, following action …

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  • 20th June

    IFPI joins a broad coalition of industry stakeholders to tackle stream manipulation

    IFPI has joined a broad coalition of major and independent labels, publishers, DSPs and artist organisations in signing up to an industry “code of best practice”. The code aims …

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  • 31st May

    Variety recognises Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, in its International Music Impact Report

    IFPI's chief executive, Frances Moore, has been recognised as an ‘International Power Player’ by Variety in its 2019 International Music Impact Report, which profiles the work of 35 international facing …

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  • 29th May

    Billboard names Frances Moore, chief executive of IFPI, in its International Power Players List

    IFPI's chief executive, Frances Moore, has been recognised by Billboard in its 2019 International Power Players list – a collection of executives who are ‘driving the industry’s success outside the …

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  • 16th April

    IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report – translated editions available

    IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report 2018, released in October 2018, is now available in other languages. The publication examined the way music fans engage with recorded music across 20 leading …

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  • 5th April

    IFPI Appoints Jenny Wong as Asia Regional Director

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced the appointment of Jenny Wong as Asia Regional Director. Jenny will represent the interests of IFPI’s 1,300 record …

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  • 2nd April

    IFPI Global Music Report 2019

    Global Recorded Music Revenues Grow 9.7% Total streaming revenues grew 34.0% to nearly half of all revenue, driven by paid streaming Latin America shows highest regional growth for fourth consecutive year Asia and …

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  • 26th March

    Statement on the European Parliament plenary vote on the Copyright Directive

    Following today’s plenary vote in the European Parliament, Frances Moore, CEO, IFPI, commented: “We thank lawmakers for their efforts in navigating a complex environment to pass a Directive with noteworthy implications …

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  • 13th March

    The Greatest Showman soundtrack named best-selling album of 2018

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that The Greatest Showman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) was the best-selling album globally in 2018. Released alongside the …

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  • 6th March

    Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) named best-selling single of 2018

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) as the best-selling digital single globally of 2018. Released in 2017, Havana …

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  • 26th February

    Drake named Global Recording Artist of 2018

    IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Drake as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2018, following the global success of his fifth album Scorpion, …

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  • 20th February

    Statement from IFPI on the draft European Copyright Directive

    Commenting on the draft European Copyright Directive, Frances Moore, CEO, IFPI said: “We acknowledge the efforts made by lawmakers to try to find a way through such a complex area.  …

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  • 7th February

    European creatives and rightsholders call on negotiators not to proceed with Copyright Directive on the basis of current proposals

    A group of 10 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe, including IFPI, have today said the current draft of the Copyright Directive fails to meet its original …

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  • 17th January

    European creatives and rightsholders caution that new draft of Article 13 requires urgent changes in key areas

    A group of 12 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe have today called for urgent changes to the draft proposal for Article 13 in order to meet …

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