Bundesverband Musikindustrie

  1. German Police Raid Europe’s Biggest Counterfeit Pressing Plant

    July 11, 2014 9:02 AM EDT German police have discovered one of the largest illegal pressing plants in Europe for CDs, DVDs and vinyl records. Following a two-year investigation, several properties in Aschaffenburg and in the federal state of Hessen were raided, with offici ...

  2. German Music Revenues Up in 2013, Physical Sales See Modest Decrease

    January 21, 2014 11:55 AM EST After 5 years of contraction, the German market for music sales has seen a small increase in revenue in 2013, as reported today by BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie, Germany's music industry association) in Berlin and the market research c ...

  3. Record Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI Report

    November 12, 2012 12:52 PM EST A new Investing in Music report from international music-industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) concludes that, globally, record companies invested $4.5 billion in A&R and marketing in 2011, of whi ...

  4. Online Music Downloads Jump In Germany In First Half

    August 07, 2012 12:28 PM EDT A massive 32 percent jump in revenue from downloading music online made up for the continuing decline in the physical sale of music albums and singles in Germany, according to data released Tuesday by the German Music Industry Association, the BVM ...

  5. 2011 ECHO Awards Date Set

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI), has confirmed that the 2011 ECHO Music Awards will take place March 24 at the Berlin Fairground. In line with this year's ceremon ...

  6. German Biz Gets 'Forgery-Proof' Gold, Platinum Records

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI) has presented new forgery-proof gold and platinum records aimed at averting the risk of bogus awards. "Only the presence of the new BVMI seal of quality guarantees that the sales figures re ...

  7. Paul Kuhn To Receive ECHO Jazz Honor

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The pianist and band leader Paul Kuhn will receive the ECHO Jazz award for lifetime achievement. Kuhn will receive the award on May 5 at the inaugural awards ceremony at the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum. The German Phono-Academy, the cultural instit ...

  8. German Biz Eyes Growth In 2011, Hopes To Top U.K.

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry estimates that in 2011 it will come out of its sales decline, after more than 10 years, and be able to report sales increases again for the market. There is even hope in Germany that with the figures for 2009 the British ...

  9. Classical Music Sales Soar In Germany

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Classical music was the big winner at retail in 2009 according to a statement issued by the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Double-digit growth was achieved in both volumes and revenues. Numerous releases to mark the births or de ...

  10. Peter Maffay To Be Honored At ECHO Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran German singer Peter Maffay will be awarded with the ECHO lifetime achievement award at the ECHO awards ceremony on March 4 in Berlin. The singer celebrated his 40th anniversary on stage in January this year. "Maffay will accept the aw ...

  11. Berlin Senator Defends Popkomm Plan

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The controversy about the comeback of the German music fair Popkomm in Berlin in 2010 has entered the next round. The Berlin senator of economics, Harald Wolf, unexpectedly commented on the reproaches of the music industry regarding the return of ...

  12. ECHO Awards Returns To Berlin Fair Ground

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's ECHO Music Awards will be taking place on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin Fairground. This was announced today (Nov. 19) in Berlin by the German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Associati ...

  13. Germany's ECHO Awards Adds Jazz Ceremony

    November 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Jazz music in Germany is to get its own ECHO Awards ceremony. As the German Recording Academy - the cultural institution of trade body Bundesverband Musikindustrie e. V. (BVMI) - announced in Berlin today (Nov. 10), the ECHO Jazz Awards will be aw ...

  14. Germany's BVMI Re-elects Board Members

    October 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The members of the board of the German music industry association Bundesverband Musikindistrie (BVMI) were re-elected at their Oct. 1 annual meeting in Berlin. Prof. Dieter Gorny remains CEO of the BVMI. On the board are Edgar Berger, CEO Sony Mus ...

  15. Germany's GVL Signs Up Guido Evers

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Media attorney Guido Evers has been appointed joint managing director of the performing rights collection agency Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL) in Berlin, effective Sept. 1. He replaces Peter Zombik, who will continue ...

  16. Echo Klassik Awards Back In Dresden

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German Echo Klassik awards will move from Munich to Dresden this year. The ceremony takes place on Oct. 18 at the Semperoper venue. The awards show is returning to Dresden for the first time since 1996. The previous five ceremonies have taken ...

  17. Gorny Takes Charge At German Music Industry Assn.

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny has been elected chairman of the new German music industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Music Industry Association), formed from the merger of the German labels body BPW, and the German IFPI group. Gorny succeeds Michael Haentje ...