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  1. U.K. Parliament Committee Calls For C'right Term Extension

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended to the U.K. government that the term of copyright on sound recordings be extended beyond its current 50 year term. The copyright term should be "extended to at least 70 y ...

  2. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  3. BPI Expands British Music Week In Germany

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is to repeat and expand its British Music Week promotion in Germany this April, broadening its reach from its Berlin base into two other German cities. The inaugural BMW took place in Berlin May 19-26 2006. Its ai ...

  4. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  5. Wadsworth In, Jamieson Out At BPI

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The BPI has confirmed its new structure, which sees EMI Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Tony Wadsworth come on board and chairman Peter Jamieson exit. As tipped in Billboard.biz , Wadsworth becomes chairman in the trade body's re-jigged e ...

  6. BPI On Brink Of Overhaul

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is undergoing a sea-change in its operational structure which will see the return of a two-pronged executive helm, Billboard.biz has learned. Well-placed sources are tipping Tony Wadsworth, chairman/CEO of EMI Mus ...

  7. Homegrown Talent Rules In U.K. 2006 Sales

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a year which saw overall album sales slip slightly, local content was king, new sales data for the 2006 British recorded music market indicates. Over the course of the year, U.K. acts accounted for a 61.9% share of the country's 100 best-s ...

  8. Downloads Double UK Singles Sales

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Escalating music download sales have helped double the size of the U.K. singles market over the past three years, according to figures published by The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC). Total U.K. singles sales for the first 51 weeks in 2006 alo ...

  9. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. Ahead of the publication of the Gowers review -- due around the chancellor's Dec. ...

  10. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  11. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  12. England's National Music Week Kicks Off

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools through a unique collaboration between industry and government. Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools thr ...

  13. Partial Settlement Reached Over Digital Royalty Rates

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Groups agree on rates for mobile and online uses. A partial settlement over publishers' royalty rates for digital uses was reached today (Sept. 29) as U.K. Copyright Tribunal proceeding were scheduled to begin in London. British labels' ...

  14. Tax Credit Scheme Talk Heats Up

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has entered the debate on tax breaks for labels. In a statement issued today (Sept. 25), the London-based industry organization called on its government to extend a tax credit U.K. trade body the BPI has entered the debate ...

  15. G8 Commits To Piracy Crackdown

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. I ...

  16. G8 Commits To Piracy Crackdown

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. The world's leading economic powers yesterday (July 16) pledged to step up collaborative efforts to stamp out piracy. I ...

  17. BPI Hunts Down More Illegal Filesharers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers by targeting Internet service providers for the first time. British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers ...

  18. BPI Hunts Down More Illegal Filesharers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organization pursues Internet service providers. British music industry trade body the BPI has intensified its pursuit of illegal file-sharers by targeting Internet service providers for the first time. The labels organization says it has written ...

  19. Downloads Boost Q2 U.K. Album Sales

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second quarter recover to a six-year best, according to a new publication. Ongoing demand for digital downloads helped the U.K.'s singles market in the second q ...

  20. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI toda ...

  21. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Russian service sells albums for $1. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Speaking at a House of C ...

  22. BPI Appoints Mollet To Spearhead Gov't Relations

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The BPI has named Richard Mollet as director of public affairs in a role which is intended to spearhead relationships with government, parliament and various political stakeholders. The BPI has named Richard Mollet as director of public affairs in ...

  23. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  24. U.K. Industries Unite On Black Market Sting

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdown on counterfeiters and benefit fraudsters ever seen in Britain. Authorities today (March 16) completed what has been described as the biggest-ever crackdow ...

  25. Brit Biz Launches Music Event In Berlin

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s trade body the British Phonographic Industry is to launch a week-long promotional event in Berlin under the banner "British Music Week." Held May 19-26, it is part of an industry effort to The U.K.'s trade body the B ...

  26. 2006 BRIT Awards Roundtable

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST On the eve of the nationally televised annual show, Billboard invited label and management executives to join contributing editor Paul Sexton and BRIT Awards organizing committee chairman Peter Jamies The 2006 BRIT Awards, sponsored by credit comp ...

  27. Report: Local Repertoire On The Rise In U.K.

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 62M albums sold at home in 2005. Homegrown artists accounted for almost half of all albums sold in the United Kingdom last year, new figures published today (Feb. 14) reveal. British acts claimed a record 62.4 million album sales in 2005 ...

  28. U.K. Album Sales Slip In 2005

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST U.K. consumers' growing enthusiasm for homegrown artists and digital downloads in 2005 helped the national recorded music market achieve "one of its best years yet," trade body the British Phonographi U.K. consumers' growing en ...

  29. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, effective Nov. 1. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, effec ...

  30. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with effect from Nov. 1. The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with eff ...

  31. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legal chief succeeds Taylor. The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with effect from Nov. 1. A trained solicitor, Groome steps up into the role vacated by Geoff Taylor , who retur ...

  32. Coldplay Clean Up At Digital Music Awards

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Coldplay was the big winner last night at the fourth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London. The British alternative rock act walked away with the People's Choice award, and tro With three trophies, Coldplay was the big ...

  33. Coldplay Clean Up At Digital Music Awards

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Coldplay was the big winner last night at the fourth annual BT Digital Music Awards in London. The British alternative rock act walked away with the People's Choice award, and tro With three trophies, Coldplay was the big ...

  34. Coldplay Leads DMA Nominations

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only awards dedicated to digital music entertainment. Coldplay and Natasha Bedingfield are among those to have clinched the most nominations for this year's BT Digital Music Awards (DMA), the country's only award ceremony dedicated to di ...

  35. Coldplay Leads DMA Nominations

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only awards dedicated to digital music ent. Coldplay and Natasha Bedingfield are among those to have clinched the most nominations for this year's BT Digital Music Awards (DMA), the country's only award ceremony dedicated to digital musi ...

  36. Report: Brit Q2 Albums Biz Slips

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Growth in the singles market and a new wave of popularity for British music stateside helped compensate for a small decline in U.K. album shipments, the British Phonographic Industry says in its new t Growth in the singles market and a new wave of ...

  37. Brit Gov't Proposes Music Council

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's newly-appointed music minister James Purnell has proposed the creation of a new government-backed body that would become a key tool in the relationship between the British music industry and Britain's newly-appointed music mini ...

  38. Parkinson To Receive MITS Accolade

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eminent U.K. broadcaster Michael Parkinson will be the recipient of the 2005 Music Industry Trusts' Award. Parkinson, who will receive his award in a presentation at London's Grosvenor House on Nov. 7 Eminent U.K. broadcaster Michael Par ...

  39. Brit Hall Of Fame In The Works

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a decade of talks, an industry-sanctioned British Music Hall of Fame is close to finding a home. Trade association the British Phonographic Industry confirmed Friday (May 27) that it in "advanc After a decade of talks, an industry-sanct ...

  40. Fair Trading Office 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the Official U.K. Charts' new combined weekly singles chart. LONDON -- Britain's Office of Fair Trading has d ...

  41. OFT 'Closes File' On AIM Chart Dispute

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independent Music's attempt to launch a full inquiry into the new-look combined weekly singles chart. Britain's Office of Fair Trading has dismissed the Assn. of Independen ...

  42. BPI Appoints Webster To Champion Indies

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a move to further underline its commitment to the country's indie label community, trade body the British Phonographic Industry has appointed Jon Webster as director of independent member services. In a move to further underline its commit ...

  43. BPI Appoints Webster To Champion Indies

    May 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a move to further underline its commitment to the country's indie label community, trade body the British Phonographic Industry has appointed Jon Webster as director of independent member services. In a move to further underline its commit ...

  44. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o LONDON -- A British High Court on April 19 gra ...

  45. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT individuals suspected of illegal file-sharing. A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music file ...

  46. U.K. Court Orders ISPs To Disclose User IDs

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A British High Court on April 19 granted an order requiring five Internet service providers to disclose the identities of 33 individuals who are suspected of having illegally distributed music files o A British High Court on April 19 granted an or ...

  47. U.K. Launches New Singles Chart

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Addition of downloads bumps up volume. The United Kingdom yesterday (April 17) launched its first singles chart that integrates sales of downloads and physical product. The British Phonographic Industry hailed its arrival as "an historic day ...

  48. U.K. Delays Download Inclusion In Singles Chart

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorporating download sales data into the weekly U.K. singles chart starting April 17, a month after originally planned. The British Phonographic Industry said The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorp ...

  49. U.K. Delays Download Inclusion In Singles Chart

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorporating download sales data into the weekly U.K. singles chart starting April 17, a month after originally planned. The British Phonographic Industry said The Official U.K. Charts Co. will begin incorp ...

  50. BPI Supports Indies' Download Efforts

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its latest endeavor to embrace the independent labels sector, the British Phonographic Industry is lobbying online music services to give priority to indie releases. In its latest endeavor to embrace the independent labels sector, the British P ...

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