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German Police Raid Europe’s Biggest Counterfeit Pressing Plant
July 11, 2014 9:02 AM EDT
Following a two-year investigation, several properties in Aschaffenburg and in the federal state of Hessen were raided, with officials seizing a significant number CDs, DVDs and vinyl records.
German Publishing Association Names Dr. Rolf Budde President
June 26, 2014 2:32 PM EDT
The Deutscher Musikverleger-Verband names new leaders.
Legal and Management
Germany's MusikWoche Purchased by Busch Business Media
June 03, 2014 10:50 AM EDT
Busch Business Media, the specialized media organization owned by Cologne publisher Timo Busch, will purchase all shares in Munich-based Gruner + Jahr Entertainment Media GmbH, effective July 1.
Digital and Mobile
Universal Music Group and Daniel Barenboim Launch Digital Imprint Peral Music
May 01, 2014 3:19 PM EDT
Daniel Barenboim, legendary conductor and pianist, has launched a new digital-only label in partnership with Universal Music they're calling Peral Music.
ABBA Takes Over Tate Modern to Toast 40th Anniversary
April 16, 2014 11:44 AM EDT
ABBA stars Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad took over London’s Tate Modern Gallery, along with thousands of fans, to celebrate their 40 years of worldwide success.
German Collection Society GEMA Brings In 3.9% More, Pays Out €720 Million
March 19, 2014 11:41 AM EDT
The financial year 2013 of the German collection society GEMA in Munich has been successful. The total income GEMA has received for their rights-holders from all over the world was €852.4 million.
Germany's Growing CD, Vinyl Market Bolstered by Digital Sales
March 06, 2014 12:05 PM EST
Thanks to healthy sales of physical music media like CDs and vinyl, Germany's music market grew last year after 15 years of decline. Though CD sales declined incrementally in 2013, the growing digital market compensated for it.
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