The French music business has launched the umbrella organization Tous Pour la Musique (All for Music), designed to lobby for the sector and to help educate the public on online legal offers.

Similar in the concept to British organization U.K. Music, Tous Pour la Musique has a wider reach as it regroups labels' trade bodies (Snep, UPFI, SCPP, SPPF) as well those representing publishers and songwriters (CSDEM, SACEM, SNAC, UNAC), managers (MMF), artists (ADAMI, SFA), live companies (PRODISS, CNV), retailers (SDLC), plus national music information center IRMA and the FCM, the sector's fund to support music creation.

The organization is chaired by independent publisher Halit Uman, who stated: "Tous Pour la Musique aims at defending the remuneration of the sector players, but also at supporting the exposure of music in the media and the development of all online offers that respect rights holders."

While Tous pour la Musique was announced last summer, it launched officially today with the launch of the portal www.touspourlamusique.org, which gathers links to all the online music stores available in France.

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