Stephan Bourdoiseau was re-elected president of UPFI during the French indies' association's annual general meeting June 6 in Paris.

Stephan Bourdoiseau was re-elected president of UPFI during the French indies' association's annual general meeting June 6 in Paris.

Having first been elected to the post in 2004, Bourdoiseau will serve another two-year term. Bourdoiseau, 37, is president of leading indie Wagram Music and a board member of European indies' body Impala.

"A trade body [such as UPFI] is of key importance in the current context of probable transition from the physical to the digital world," Bourdoiseau tells Billboard.biz. "It has a real capacity to influence the cultural model that will come out."

He says that UPFI will focus on "allowing digital reproduction and distribution to be monetized" and on reducing the risk for music producers, in line with initiatives such as the French government tax credit scheme recently approved by the European Commission.

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