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  1. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  2. Faulder To Joins MCPS-PRS

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IP expert take new role with Alliance. Sarah Faulder is returning to the British music industry. With effect from Sept. 4, Faulder will assume the newly-created role as public affairs director for the MCPS-PRS Alliance in London. She will relocate ...

  3. Impala Picks Zelnik As President

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed president of Impala, the pan-European independent labels trade association. Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed p ...

  4. France's Sacem Posts 4.2% Growth

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of €757.4 million ($953 million) in 2005, a 4.2% increase from 2004. French authors rights society Sacem has reported collections of €757.4 million ($953 million) in 2005, a 4. ...

  5. France Poised To Soften iTunes Bill

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. Leading lawmakers have agreed to water down a draft law that could have threatened the future of the iPod in France. The National ...

  6. Euro Lobby Groups Voice Concerns On Copyright

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Europe's radio, performing artists, information technology, catering, cable, and commercial television, associations will jointly appeal on Tuesday (June 20) for European Union action to deal with the Europe's radio, performing artists, ...

  7. Bee Gees' Gibb Backs Euro Collecting Societies

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up the network of collecting societies that gather royalties for recording artists. The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb has appealed to European regulators not to break up th ...

  8. EU Leaders Send Message To Romania, Bulgaria

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European Union leaders meeting in Brussels today (June 16) sent a message to Romania and Bulgaria, saying the countries have to prove they are making progress fighting piracy, organized crime and corr European Union leaders meeting in Brussels tod ...

  9. EC Review To Focus On Open Markets

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Competition policy to be examined later this year. Innovation and open markets will be at the heart of the European Commission’s review of competition policy later this year, EU antitrust tsar Neelie Kroes pledged at a conference hosted by the Com ...

  10. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  11. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  12. Goedgezelschap Elevated At Sony BMG Benelux

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux, a new post. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux. In this new role, Goedgezelschap will be responsibl ...

  13. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  14. Juanes Adds Voice To Land Mine Campaign

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Colombian rock star Juanes became the first musician to perform in the debating chamber of the European Parliament in Brussels when he staged a concert Wednesday (April 19) as part of his campaign aga Colombian rock star Juanes became the first mu ...

  15. BUMA Backs EC Reform Royalty Collection Reform

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dutch warn Brussels to 'navigate issue with care.' Dutch warn Brussels to 'navigate issue with care.' News ...

  16. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support ...

  17. BUMA Backs EC Royalty Collection Reforms

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dutch warn Brussels to 'navigate issue with care.' BUMA, the Dutch authors' rights society, has broken ranks to publicly support the European Commission's plans to overhaul Europe's licensing system. In a statement issued ...

  18. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. The new prize is jointly organized by the European Commission and the E The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brand ...

  19. MP3 Mastermind Nominated For EU Prize

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European inventor of the year announced May 3. The inventor of the MP3 format Karlheinz Brandenburg was nominated Friday (April 7) for the European Inventor of the Year award. Brandenburg is among 11 nominees selected by former Dutch Prime Ministe ...

  20. EU Opens Doors To Digital Library

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union is backing the creation of a vast European Digital Library which would include music in its vaults. EU media and information society commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed Brusse The European Union is backing the creation of ...

  21. EU Opens Doors To Digital Library

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Union is backing the creation of a vast European Digital Library which would include music in its vaults. EU media and information society commissioner Viviane Reding has confirmed Brusse The European Union is backing the creation of ...

  22. Music Creators Voice Fears On EC-Led Reforms

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Songwriters and composers warned Thursday (Feb. 23) that they could find their creativity stifled by multinational monopolies if the European Union agreed to reforms on authors' rights. Songwriters and composers have warned that they could fi ...

  23. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  24. eDonkey Server Shutdown

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Swiss authorities arrested operator. Swiss and Belgian police have shut down a major component of the eDonkey file-sharing network, used mainly to trade copies of copyrighted movies and music, the Motion Picture Association said on Wednesday. Razo ...

  25. Vital:PIAS, Union Square Forge Digital Deal

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Catalog includes Miles Davis, Stan Getz. Digital music services firm Vital:PIAS Digital has stuck an agreement to distribute content from catalog specialist Union Square Music. USM represents such labels as Stiff, Savoy Jazz, Denon Classics and Eg ...

  26. Vital:PIAS, Union Square Forge Digital Deal

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Digital music services firm Vital:PIAS Digital has stuck an agreement to distribute content from catalog specialist Union Square Music. USM represents such labels as Stiff, Savoy Jazz, Denon Classics Digital music services firm Vital:PIAS Digital ...

  27. EU Warns CISAC On Contract Restrictions

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a formal investigation into the way collecting societies gather royalties for artists from Internet sites and through satellite and cable broadcasting. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirm ...

  28. EU Investigates Collecting Societies

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission said on Tuesday (Feb. 7) it had sent a charge sheet to the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers for placing too many restrictions in contracts. The European Commission today (Feb. 7) confirmed a ...

  29. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label aspires to be 'new force' among indies. Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-ba ...

  30. Wall Of Sound, PIAS Strike U.K. Joint Venture

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Two of Britain's most influential independent labels are joining forces to establish a new record company. Eclectic label Wall of Sound and PIAS U.K., the British division of Brussels-based group Play Two of Britain's most influential in ...

  31. Sources: Brussels To Challenge Collecting Societies

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC to issue 'Statement of Objections.' The European Commission will next week challenge Europe's collecting societies over their arrangements for royalty gathering, Billboard.biz has learned. The Commission -- the European Union ...

  32. France Introduces Tax Credits Scheme

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is planning to introduce tax credit schemes that will benefit record labels. The system would allow labels to offset part of their recording costs through a tax deduction. It is The French government is planning to introduce ...

  33. Vital:Pias, Apple Clinch Content Deal

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unlocks video downloads for 100-plus labels. Digital music services specialist Vital:Pias Digital has struck a multi-territory content agreement to sell its 100-plus partner labels' music videos on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Th ...

  34. PIAS/Vital Launch Integral In The U.K.

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading independent firm Vital Distribution and its parent PIAS U.K. have established Integral, a standalone support service for indie labels. Leading independent firm Vital Distribution and its parent PIAS U.K. have established Integral, a standa ...

  35. Vital:Pias Sign Mobile Deals

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Digital music services firm Vital:Pias Digital has struck a string of deals which will enable its 100-plus independent partner labels to extend their content across various mobile platforms. Digital music services firm Vital:Pias Digital has struc ...

  36. Vital:Pias Sign Mobile Deals

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Digital music services firm Vital:Pias Digital has struck a string of deals which will enable its 100-plus independent partner labels to extend their content across various mobile platforms. Digital music services firm Vital:Pias Digital has struc ...

  37. Victory Signs Up With Vital In U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  38. Victory Signs Up With Vital in U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  39. Panel: Euro Indies Missing Out In Mobile Biz

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent labels could lose out on the burgeoning mobile-music business unless international wireless carriers devote more attention to their repertoire, industry executives heard last nigh Europe's independent labels could lo ...

  40. U.S., Europe Pact To Fight Piracy

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Message: 'Zero tolerance' for counterfeits. The United States and the European Union pledged Wednesday (Nov. 30) to join forces to fight soaring trade in counterfeiting and piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson said after a meeti ...

  41. Aznavour Pushes EC For Copyright Extension

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barroso meets industry chiefs in Brussels. French crooner Charles Aznavour and industry representatives met European Commission president José Manuel Barroso in Brussels today (Nov. 29) to push for an extension to European Union copyright protecti ...

  42. Aznavour Pushes EC For Copyright Extension

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST French crooner Charles Aznavour and industry representatives met European Commission president José Manuel Barroso in Brussels today (Nov. 29) to push for an extension to European Union copyright French crooner Charles Aznavour and indust ...

  43. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  44. Madonna Loses Plagiarism Suit, Lawyer Says

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Belgian songwriter has won a plagiarism case against Madonna with a ruling that will force the country's radio stations to stop playing the star's 1998 hit single "Frozen," his lawyer said. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- A Belgian son ...

  45. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Nov. 10. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demo ...

  46. Europe Targets Counterfeit Biz

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games consoles were among the two million counterfeit products seized by European Union customs officers as part of the Operation FAKE campaign, officials said Nov. 8. BRUSSELS -- CDs, DVDs, MP3 players and games console ...

  47. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Thursday (Nov. 10). The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demon ...

  48. Euro Consumer Body BEUC Blasts EC

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demonizing individuals downloading digital music, European consumer lobby BEUC said Thursday (Nov. 10). The European Commission was branded a pawn of the music industry for demon ...

  49. Reports: Euro Online Biz Failing Its Users

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST BEUC blasts 'commitment to cultural diversity.' A pair of damning reports published today (Nov. 10) concludes that European consumers are being served poorly by online retailers and content providers. The studies were commissioned by the ...

  50. EC Warns Romania, Bulgaria On Piracy Problems

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. IFPI supports Brussels on IP concerns. News ...

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