Culture Ministry

  1. Spain Begins Implementing Anti-Piracy Sinde Laws Amidst Controversy

    June 29, 2012 4:34 PM EDT Bajui.com is one of eight sites being targeted by Spain's new Sinde Laws for having copyrighted material on their site. After two years fighting popular and legal challenges, Spain took the offensive and began targeting online piracy with an ...

  2. Will Placido Domingo Sing At Madrid's Royal Theater? How Spain's Economic Crisis Is Hurting Opera

    April 27, 2012 12:28 PM EDT The Show May Not Go On: The Madrid Royal Theater website's promotion for its production of Cyrano de Bergerac is threatened by a financial dispute stemming from government cutbacks. (Screenshot) The pain spares no one in Spain. A salary dispu ...

  3. How Eme Navarro Is Overwhelming Spain's New Anti-Piracy Commission With His Song

    March 09, 2012 11:45 AM EST Spain's government is reviewing hundreds of complaints under its new antipiracy law that went into effect this month, although the majority are part of a campaign that seeks to overwhelm and collapse the novel bureaucracy. In a little more th ...

  4. Bob Dylan Gets Rapturous Reception at China Concert With 'Approved Set'

    April 07, 2011 7:21 AM EDT Counter-culture hero and 1960s protest singer Bob Dylan got a rapturous welcome from fans on Wednesday at his first gig in China, despite agreeing to sing an approved set so as not to offend political sensitivities. Famous for his songs against in ...

  5. Spanish Parliament Dismisses Anti-Download Law; Nation Continues To Be 'Haven for Pirates'

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST After weeks of negotiations and 12 hours of last-minute haggling over amendments, the so-called anti-download law was shot down by the Spanish parliament late Tuesday night. The governing Socialist Party failed to find support from any other polit ...

  6. France Considers 'Google Tax’ To Pay For Music

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST France could start taxing Internet advertising revenues from online giants such as Google, using the funds to support creative industries that have been hit by the digital revolution, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The proposal, put forward in ...

  7. Malaysian Muslims Allowed At Black Eyed Peas Gig

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Malaysian government has agreed to let Muslims attend a concert by U.S. hip-hop stars Black Eyed Peas, reversing an earlier ban imposed because the show is sponsored by an alcoholic beverage company, officials said Wednesday. Ticket sales open ...

  8. China State Media Blasts Guns N' Roses Album

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST A newspaper published by China's ruling Communist Party is blasting the latest Guns N' Roses album as an attack on the Chinese nation. Delayed since recording began in 1994, "Chinese Democracy" hit stores in the U.S. on Sunday, ...

  9. China To Name And Shame Lip-synching Performers

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST China will name and shame artists who lip-synch or engage in other "fake" acts at commercial concerts, with repeat offenders getting their performing licenses revoked, local media reported on Thursday, citing the Ministry of Culture. Chi ...

  10. Popkomm To Have Spanish Flavor

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Partner country' plans quixotic events. As expected, Spain has been designated “partner country” at this year’s Popkomm music trade fair Sept. 14-16 in Berlin. The concept was introduced at the 2004 event, when the designated nation was ...

  11. Film Subsidy Cuts Less Than Feared In Italy

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian film industry got some mixed news Jan. 12, as Italy's Culture Ministry confirmed that a budget of 70 million euros ($92.8 million) has been earmarked to subsidize Italian film production t ROME (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Ital ...

  12. China Places Conditions on Britney Tour

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT China to Britney: Come perform but leave the revealing outfits at home. Britney Spears' first China tour has been approved by the Culture Ministry, but they want to know what she's wearing before she China to Britney: Come perform but le ...