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  1. Controversial Songs Dropped From Sanremo

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italy's state-owned RAI TV has dropped plans for performances of two historic, yet controversial songs at the 61st edition of the country's flagship Sanremo Festival, which is due to run from Feb. 15 to 19. Its follows protests by a numb ...

  2. Italian Radio Ends Boycott Of New Domestic Tracks

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even though there doesn't appear to have been any resumption of negotiations in Italy's on-going radio dispute, commercial networks belonging to the RNA representative body are once again playing new tracks by Italian artists affiliated ...

  3. Labels United In Battle With Italian Radio

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italy's record labels have decided to present a united front in the current showdown with the 10 national radio networks that stopped broadcasting new records two weeks ago. This morning (May 24) in Milan, all four CEOs of the country's ...

  4. Italy's FIMI Welcomes Pirate Bay Ruling

    January 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST FIMI, Italy's major label representative body, has welcomed the ruling made by the country's Cassation appeals court against the Pirate Bay. As previously reported, this ruling was made in late September but, in accordance with Italian j ...

  5. Italian Piracy Raids Result In 40 Arrests

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Naples Public Prosecutor's office has confirmed that some 40 arrests have been made in the culmination of a three-year-long anti-piracy investigation. Prior to the latest arrests, the investigation had seen the seizure of more than one mi ...

  6. Italian Appeals Court Rules against Pirate Bay

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italy's Court of Cassation has ruled against BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay in a decision that has been greeted by the country's recording industry. Italian access to the Swedish file-sharing site had originally been blocked in August ...

  7. Telecom Italia Suspends Streaming Service

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telecom Italia, Italy's main telco, has suspended its new music streaming service, Next Music. The service, which was available both for PC and mobile phones, offered millions of tracks that enabled listeners to create personal radio playlist ...

  8. Italy's Largest BitTorrent Site Shuttered

    July 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian authorities have closed down Colombo-BT.org, the country's largest BitTorrent tracker site, the IFPI reported today. The closure follows an extensive investigation by the Guardia di Finanza (fiscal police), which worked in tandem with ...

  9. Mazza Appointed FIMI Pres

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian major labels representative body FIMI has confirmed Enzo Mazza as president and named its new executive committee, following a May 22 assembly in Milan. Universal Music Italy CFO Corrado Filpa has been appointed vice president. The body� ...

  10. No Mend In Sight For FIMI, Sanremo Rift

    February 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST The current poor relations between Italy's major representative body FIMI and the organizers of the country's flagship music event, the Sanremo Festival, show no sign of improving. FIMI president Enzo Mazza was widely reported in the nat ...

  11. Italy's Singles Chart Goes Digital

    January 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italian labels body FIMI confirms that it has replaced its traditional singles sales chart with a digital downloads listing. The move took place without any great fanfare on Jan. 1. The Italian sales charts, as used by Billboard, are prepared for ...

  12. Italian H1 Internet Sales Rise

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online music sales in Italy soared in the first six months of 2007, according to a new report. Research conducted on behalf of industry body FIMI by the auditing company Deloitte reveals digital album sold via online music stores increased by 66% ...

  13. Italy's Music Bill Report Presented

    August 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The chances of the Italian parliament passing the much-awaited Music Bill appear to have improved. Pietro Folena, member of parliament and president of the parliamentary culture commission, has officially presented his report on the subject to the ...

  14. Italy's Digital Charts Track Mobile Music

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's official digital sales charts will now include mobile download data thanks to the inclusion of Vodafone in its monitoring sample, representative body FIMI said Monday. Italy's digital charts had previously covered only sales info ...

  15. Italian Gov't Passes Music Industry-Friendly Budget

    December 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Italian parliament has passed the 2007 budget law which includes legislation with specific fiscal benefits for the music industry. The budget, which was presented by the centre-left coalition led by prime minister Romano Prodi, was debated and ...

  16. Italian Government Set to Install Industry Incentives

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be debated in parliament later this month. The Italian music industry has expressed its satisfaction with the news that the government coalition led by Romano Prodi has inserted a series of specific fiscal incentives in its 2007 budget, which w ...

  17. Italian Biz Unites Before New Gov't

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -point plan intended to revive music sector. Executives representing the breadth of Italy's music industry have jointly presented the new Italian government with a 10-point plan which is intended to boost their beleaguered sector. The propo ...

  18. Italy Launches Official Digital Chart

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Italian music industry body FIMI yesterday (April 10) published the country's first digital singles chart. Local artist Gianna Nan ...

  19. Strong Showing For Locals On Italy's 2005 Chart

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists accounted for seven of the top ten places on Italy's year-end annual albums chart for 2005, according to figures prepared by ACNielsen, the official compiler of the weekly national s Homegrown artists accounted for seven of ...

  20. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Law to come into effect before year's end. The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the cou ...

  21. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the coun The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed ...

  22. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement Oct. 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new or MILAN -- Two Italian music industry representa ...

  23. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two bodies were rivals until a few months ago. Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement October 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new ...

  24. Italy's Indie Defectors Create PMI

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italy has a new representative body for its independent record labels. The new Milan-based body, Produttori Musicali Indipendenti (Independent Musical Producers), currently consists of 21 organization MILAN -- Italy has a new representative body f ...

  25. Italy's Indie Defectors Create PMI

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As of today (July 1), Italy has a new representative body for its independent record labels. The new body, Produttori Musicali Indipendenti (Independent Musical Producers), currently consists of 21 or As of today (July 1), Italy has a new represen ...

  26. Indies Exit Italy's FIMI En Masse

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sixty independent Italian labels have left the country's main industry body, Federazione dell'Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI). The labels -- led by Nar International, Edel, V2, Carosello and Sugar MILAN -- Sixty independent Italian la ...

  27. Indies Exit Italy's FIMI En Masse

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sixty independent Italian labels have left the country's main industry body, FIMI. The labels, led by Nar International, Edel, V2, Carosello and Sugar resigned from the organization today (April 26), Sixty independent Italian labels have left ...

  28. FIMI Slams iTunes For Ignoring Italian Indies

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's main industry trade body FIMI has criticized Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store for neglecting the country's indie labels in its pan-European offering, which launched yesterday. Italy's main industry trade body FIMI ha ...

  29. FIMI Slams iTunes For Ignoring Italian Indies

    October 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's main industry trade body FIMI has criticized Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store for neglecting the country's indie labels in its pan-European offering, which launched yesterday. Italy's main industry trade body FIMI ha ...

  30. Zucchero The Big Winner At Italy's Festivalbar

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festivalbar contest, which concluded at the Roman Arena in Verona on Saturday (Sept. 18). Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festiva ...

  31. Sanremo Fest Splits With Director Baudo

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pippo Baudo, the veteran Italian TV presenter who was recently appointed artistic director for the Sanremo Festival, has resigned from the post. Pippo Baudo, the veteran Italian TV presenter who was recently appointed artistic director for the San ...

  32. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  33. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  34. Italian Govt Modifies Urbani Decree

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani Decree), which would have lifted most legal impediments to illegal file-sharing of copyrighted music content. The Italian government has modified its "Decreto Urbani&q ...

  35. Italy's FIMI, FPM Disappointed Over P2P Decree

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian labels body FIMI and anti-piracy association FPM have jointly expressed a "strong sense of disappointment" at a government decree on illegal file-sharing. "The decree makes Italy the only Euro Italian labels body FIMI and an ...