Antonio Guisasola

  1. Spanish Physical Sales Slide Continues

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's digital music sales continue to grow and now represent 25.8% of all music sales, according to labels association Promusicae. But that growth was not enough to compensate a continuing slump in physical sales, which meant that first-hal ...

  2. Promusicae Urges Govt To Match U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' group Promusicae has applauded the passing into law of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act, and called on the Spanish government to "follow the British example." The Act includes provisions for ISPs to write letters ...

  3. Promusicae Laments 'Blood-Curdling' Spanish Sales Decline

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish labels body Promusicae believes the only hope of survival for Spain's crumbling music business is that the government delivers on its proposed anti-piracy legislation. The legislation, if finally approved by parliament later in the ye ...

  4. Spanish Music Biz In Anti-Piracy Protests

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry has united in protest to demand greater legislative protection against piracy and illegal P2P file swapping. Earlier today (Dec. 1), hundreds of Spanish music sector artists and workers protested outside the Madrid-base ...

  5. Spanish Digital Effort To Tackle Piracy Unveiled

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's battle against digital piracy has scored a double victory at the third International Forum of Digital Content (Ficod) in Madrid, a three-day event organized by Red.es that ends tomorrow (Nov. 19) and which is expected to attract over ...

  6. Spanish Market Slumps 30.5%

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish music sales crashed 30.5% in retail terms in the first half of 2009, the leading labels' association Promusicae revealed today (Sept 16), acknowledging that "the Spanish music industry is facing the worst situation it has known d ...

  7. Spanish P2P Trial Begins

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Spanish trial against a P2P software designer has begun in a Madrid mercantile court. Labels body and IFPI affiliate Promusicae and the four majors are demanding €13 million ($18 million) in compensation from Pablo Soto, a 29-year-old self-taugh ...

  8. Gold Discs Presented To Spanish Acts

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Thirty of Spain's top-selling Spanish artists in 2008 received their gold disc awards at the inaugural Night of Music party organised by labels' association Promusicae. The Night of Music in a central Madrid venue replaced the Premios Am ...

  9. Digital Music Piracy Accelerating, Spanish Biz Warns

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola has accused the new socialist government of not including the problem of digital piracy in its agenda, despite the fact that Spain is "again on the blacklist" of countries ...

  10. Lopez, Fernandez Among Premios Amigo Nominees

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry will experience a new look award ceremony on Nov. 27 when the Premios Amigo gala is held for the first time in six years. Details of the return of the top music industry award gala were revealed today in a four-page pre ...

  11. Spain's Premios Amigo Returns Nov. 27

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's top music award gala, Premios Amigo, is returning on Nov. 27 after a five-year hiatus. Organizers Promusicae initially cancelled the event in protest to high levels of music piracy, which in recent years has reached an estimated 50%. ...

  12. Spanish Music Awards Stage Comeback

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Premios Amigo music awards are back on the national calendar after a four-year moratorium called by record label body Promusicae to protest against rampant piracy in the country. Since 2003 the only all-music awards ceremony in Spain ...

  13. Spanish Biz Welcomes Digital Charts

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae today launched the country's first official digital sales charts, with hopes high that the new listings will serve to boost the country's flagging digital music sales. From today, two charts are to be ...

  14. Spanish Biz On The Slide

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish music shipments slumped 15.3% in retail value last year at €345 million ($445 million), compared to €407 million ($525 million) in 2005, labels' body Promusicae said today (Jan. 17). It was the 6th consecutive annual fall in sales, du ...

  15. Promusicae, elHood.com Forge Pact

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal to help promote Spanish artists. Spanish labels' body Promusicae has signed a cooperation deal with Miami-based Latin music entertainment portal elHood.com to help promote Spanish artists across the Latin music scene. Promusicae presiden ...

  16. Spanish Officials Bust Huge CD Piracy Ring

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-named "Cancionero" (Song-writer). Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-nam ...

  17. Spanish Market Suffers 12.6% Drop In '04

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Labels body Promusicae says 2004 revenues totaled 431.4 million euros ( ...

  18. Grim News For Spanish Biz

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market grapples with severe piracy. The value of music sales in Spain dropped 12.6% in 2004, according to preliminary data from trade group Promusicae. Speaking yesterday (Jan. 24) in Madrid, Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola gave a grim asse ...

  19. Spanish Biz To Present Gloomy Report

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 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 expec ...