Spain's music industry is expected to present a grim report on the domestic market in 2004. A meeting has been called for Monday (Jan. 24) by labels' body AFYVE, whose president, Antonio Guisasola, wi

Spain's music industry is expected to present a grim report on the domestic market in 2004. A meeting has been called for Monday (Jan. 24) by labels' body AFYVE, whose president, Antonio Guisasola, will present a report on the Spanish music business last year. AFYVE commissioned PricewaterhouseCooper to compile the report.

Chaired by culture minister Carmen Calvo, the presentation will be an unprecedented event in the country's music industry. Although details on the report remain under wraps, Sony BMG Spain chairman Jose Maria Camara revealed this week that the market was down 13% from 2003; the prior two years registered double-digit declines. The latest figures would threaten Spain's position as a top-10 global music market, which it has held since 1997.

Also present to discuss the paper will be Teddy Bautista, executive president of authors' and publishers' society SGAE, and Luis Cobos, president of artists' association AIE. Presidents of major labels will also attend.

Calvo last month presented an outline for a national anti-piracy plan that is being modified for scheduled presentation in March.