British Phonographic Industry

  1. Tony Wadsworth To Step Down As Chairman of BPI & BRIT Awards

    March 20, 2014 5:58 AM EDT Tony Wadsworth has announced he will step down as chairman of the BPI and BRIT Awards Limited by the end of the year. "After almost seven years in the role, I have decided to make 2014 my final year as chairman of BPI and BRIT Awards Ltd,” Wa ...

  2. BPI Announces Auto-Updating Gold, Platinum Certification

    September 03, 2013 11:41 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has altered its sales award rules to include automatic certification -- big news for classic acts such as the Beatles. The BPI will now include automatically-updated sales data for the first time in its history, ...

  3. BPI Establishes Fund for Indie Labels Impacted By London Riots

    August 15, 2011 11:32 AM EDT U.K. music trade body the BPI has set up a fund to help indie labels affected by last week's fire at the Sony DADC distribution centre in Enfield, London. More than £100,000 ($163,350) is to be made available to U.K. imprints that lost stock ...

  4. U.K. Indies Get German Invite

    July 29, 2011 11:43 AM EDT U.K. labels association the BPI is teaming up with funding body UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in an attempt to ease British independents' access to the German recorded music market, which earlier this year was confirmed as Europe's la ...

  5. IFPI, BPI Back Digital Education Campaign

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI and U.K. trade body the BPI have backed a new consumer education campaign to ensure children can access entertainment content online safely and legally. The campaign has launched in the U.K. this week and is set to roll out to multiple co ...

  6. Shake-Up For BRIT Awards

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. CEO/chairman and BRIT Awards committee chairman David Joseph has made some big changes to the awards ceremony. The move to London's O2 Arena, which was confirmed in September, signaled that the ceremony organized by trade ...

  7. Jailed U.K. Music Pirate Must Pay Labels Compensation

    July 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A joint operation led by the IFPI and U.K. labels body the BPI has led to a convicted music pirate being ordered to pay £170,000 ($263,000) in record company compensation. The ruling was made today (July 27) by Judge Inigo Bing at Snaresbrook Crow ...

  8. BRIT Awards 2010 Date Set

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. trade body the BPI has revealed that the BRIT Awards 2010 will take place on Feb. 16 at London's Earls Court Arena. It will be the 30th occasion on which the British music awards ceremony has been staged. Although the BRIT Awards launche ...

  9. Lucian Grainge Delivers Bullish Keynote At BPI AGM

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge gave an optimistic keynote address at the BPI's annual general meeting in London, as the U.K. trade body issued figures showing an increase of 7% year-on-year for record company re ...

  10. Brits Goes Green For CD Compilation

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brit Awards organizer the BPI is claiming the two-CD compilation album released to tie in with tomorrow night's (Feb.18) ceremony as a benchmark in eco-friendly album packaging. "The BRIT Awards 2009," released Feb.9 by Sony Music E ...

  11. Virgin ISP Issues First Round Of Warnings

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Virgin Media has sent a round of warning letters to 800 of its customers whose ISP accounts have been used for illegal file-sharing. It's the first salvo in a groundbreaking new "education" campaign agreed between Vir ...

  12. BPI Plots Japan Trade Mission

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI will launch its trade mission to Japan on Aug. 3 in conjunction with the program of events to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.K. and Japan. The U.K. music industry trade body is running its Japan trip for t ...

  13. Gov't, Music Biz Get Behind Soccer Project

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British culture secretary Andy Burnham is getting his game behind the music's industry's new alliance with soccer, stating that "together, they can be a potent force all over the country." Burnham, a devout music-man, was one o ...

  14. U.K. Pirates Found Guilty

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Four pirate CD traders have been convicted for involvement in a £5 million ($10 million) operation that imported copyright-infringing urban music compilations into the United Kingdom from the Czech Republic. Labels body the BPI estimates that seve ...

  15. Wadsworth Stays On At BPI

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tony Wadsworth will continue to serve as chairman of the BPI despite his recent departure from EMI Music. Wadsworth's role with the labels body has been in doubt since he left his role as chairman/CEO of EMI Music U.K. and Ireland in early Ja ...

  16. BPI Says Indies Remain On Its Side

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The BPI is downplaying reports that it has raised the ire of its independent label membership by handing the majors a cut-rate subscription. The BPI's budget was unanimously approved last week at the trade body's council meeting, which i ...

  17. Hands Demands Trade Body Change

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Guy Hands is calling into question the necessity of trade bodies the IFPI, RIAA and BPI, Billboard.biz understands. Hands, chairman of EMI Group and CEO of Terra Firma, the equity firm which now owns EMI, is understood to have sent a damning lette ...

  18. Brit Entrepreneurs Invited To Meet-And-Greet Biz

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST U.K. labels trade body the BPI will this Wednesday host a special networking event gathering more than 40 young music industry entrepreneurs and executives. The Rt Hon Margaret Hodge, member of parliament and minister for the creative industries a ...

  19. U.K. Firms Head West For Synch Mission

    October 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British labels trade body the BPI has confirmed a delegation of 30 U.K. music companies will take part in its third U.S. synchronisation trade mission, from Oct. 30-Nov. 2 in L.A. Labels ZTT, Lo-Max Records, and Hospital; composer Seanine Joyce an ...

  20. Webster Quits BPI For MMF

    August 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Jon Webster, the director of independent services at the BPI, the U.K. music-industry trade body, is leaving for the newly-created position of CEO at the Music Managers Forum (MMF). Webster will be the first CEO at the MMF, which until recently ha ...

  21. U.K. Biz Embarks On Japanese Trade Mission

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry's fourth trade mission to Japan will take place July 30-Aug. 3. The move is part of labels body BPI's ambitions to make greater inroads in Japan, the world's second-biggest recorded music market. The trade mi ...

  22. U.K. Biz Forms United Front On C'right Term

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Just hours after the U.K. government poured cold water on hopes for an extension to the term of copyright on sound recordings, the U.K. music industry has vowed to push ahead with its campaign. In a show of solidarity, representatives from the BPI ...

  23. BRIT School Students Hit Glastonbury

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the run-up to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, six acts from the music industry-funded BRIT School have learned they will be playing live at the event. The acts will play the festival's Left Field stage via a hook-up between the B ...

  24. Groome Exits The BPI

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry's general counsel Roz Groome is leaving the trade body after more than seven years' service. Groome will take up the post of VP, anti-piracy at Universal Pictures International, where she will drive the ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. U.K. Industry Readies Trade Mission To Japan

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to boost U.K. sales. The U.K. music industry is embarking on a trade mission in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug. 4 to give the British music business an insight into Japan's digital and mobile music developments. Spearheaded by British industr ...

  28. British Assn. of Record Dealers Re-Brands As ERA

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adopts new name to reflect new media age. The British Association of Record Dealers (BARD) is re-baptizing its organization with a new name Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). The 18-year-old association says the new brand name reflects the ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. BPI Declares P2P Legal Landmark

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brit file-sharers found liable, fined. The British Phonographic Industry is claiming a pair of landmark legal victories after two U.K. men were found liable for illegally distributing digital music. The cases, revealed today (Jan. 27) by the label ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Brits Gather For Billboard's Film & TV Conference

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.K. labels trade association the British Phonographic Industry will lead a trade mission to take part in Billboard's fourth annual Film and TV Conference, set for Nov. 14-16 at the Beverley Hilton Ho U.K. labels trade association the British ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. LONDON -- Labels' trade group, the British Phonographic Industry, has for the first time ...

  39. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Labels body the British Phonographic Industry has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. High Court proceedings are being issued today (Aug. 1) agains Labels body the British Phonographic Industry ...

  40. BPI Takes P2P Fight To High Court

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Formal proceedings launched for first time. Labels body the British Phonographic Industry has for the first time lodged formal proceedings against illegal uploaders of digital music. High Court proceedings are being issued today (Aug. 1) against f ...

  41. BPI Finds Live 8 Pirates On eBay

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry is calling on eBay to tighten up its anti-piracy measures. Thousands of pirated DVDs of Live 8 were discovered ...

  42. Brit Execs Prepare For Japan Mission

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British labels will embark later this month on a second fact-finding mission to Japan in an endeavor to carve out business opportunities in the world's second biggest record market. British labels will embark later this month on a second fact ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. BPI Tweaks Fees To Encourage Indies

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade body sees indie participation as a priority. The British Phonographic Industry is revamping its subscription system in a move that it hopes will encourage greater membership take-up from the indies community. Under the new arrangement -- whi ...

  46. Brit ISPs Reveal Uploaders' Identities

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body Oct. 28 confirmed that it has received from Internet service providers the LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry (B ...

  47. Geldof To Be Honored At Expanded Brits

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry has revealed initial details of the 2005 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 9 at London's Earls Court. During the show, which will have an extended format to commemorate the B The British Phonographic Industry has rev ...

  48. Brit ISPs Reveal Uploaders' Identities

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body today (Oct. 28) confirmed that it has received from Internet service The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is cla ...

  49. Brit ISPs Reveal Uploaders' Identities

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body today (Oct. 28) confirmed that it has received from Internet service The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is cla ...

  50. Brit ISPs Reveal Uploaders' Identities

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body today (Oct. 28) confirmed that it has received from Internet service The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) is cla ...

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