Federation of the Italian Music Industry

  1. Italy's 2010 Music Sales Drops Slightly to $234 Million, Offset by Strong Digital Revenues

    February 23, 2011 4:02 PM EST FIMI, the Italian recording industry association, just announced its sales figures for 2010. The €170 million (about $234 million) in overall sales for 2010 represents a relatively small drop of less than 4% from 2009's €176 million total ($2 ...

  2. Italy's Fastweb Launches Subscription Service

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Fastweb, one of Italy's leading providers of broadband, cable and landline communication, has announced the launch of a new digital subscription music service. It is called Fastweb Music, and will be run in collaboration with the digital cont ...

  3. Italian Music Sales Bounce Back

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian executives are positively delighted with today's (July 23) announcement by major label representative FIMI that sales are up by value for the first time in 11 years. According to data collected on FIMI's behalf by auditors Deloii ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Sanremo Acts Still Dominate Italian Charts

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Italian album charts continue to be dominated by artists who appeared at this year's Sanremo Festival. Taking the No. 1 spot for the third straight week is Marco Mengoni with the album "Re Matto" (RCA Sony). Mengoni, who last ye ...

  6. Italian Music Market Slumps 19%

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Italian recorded music industry shrank by 19% in 2009, according to figures released today by the major labels representative body FIMI. The figures were collected for FIMI by the auditing company Deloitte. Overall recording industry turnover ...

  7. Italian Biz Bemoans Broadband Cut

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Italian record industry has expressed its concern about the government's decision to block €800 million ($1.2 billion) in funding that had been destined for the development of broadband networks. The block is part of a series of spending ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Italian Market Slumps 21%

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST According to data gathered by the auditors Deloitte on behalf of the major labels' representative body FIMI in Italy, music sales (CDs, music, DVDs and digital) fell by 21% in 2008. Total sales (after returns) were worth €178 million ($223.7 ...

  10. 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� ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. FIMI Lowers Gold, Platinum Levels

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italian industry body FIMI has confirmed that requirements for gold, platinum and diamond records have been lowered, as of January 1. Gold, which was previously 40,000 units shipped, has been reduced to 35,000, while platinum drops from 80,000 to ...

  13. Mika Tops Italian Year-End Downloads

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST "Relax, Take it Easy" by Mika was the most downloaded song in Italy last year, according to the country's official monitor, FIMI Nielsen SoundScan. The artist also took the fourth place for legal downloads with "Grace Kelly&quo ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Italian Biz Welcome 'Historic' Trade Fair Funding Plan

    December 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italian record labels attending Midem, Popkomm, Womex and other international fairs next year are to receive government financial support. The agreement, struck between the industry's "Music Round Table" umbrella group, the Ministry ...

  16. 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% ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. Homegrown Acts Dominate 2006 Italy Record Sales

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Local artists took the honors in Italy last year, according to 2006 sales results released by local trade body FIMI. FIMI reports that local artists accounted for 80% of album sales in 2006, in a market that has traditionally seen a 50:50 split be ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Italian Rapper Caparezza Drops 'Habemus Capa'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -track set debuted at No. 5 on the FIMI album chart. The rise of Italian rap continues with the ironic rhymes of Caparezza on his third album, “Habemus Capa” (Virgin). The 19-track set debuted at No. 5 on the FIMI album chart one week following ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Italy's Sanremo Line-Up Confirmed

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST Organizers have unveiled the line-up for the 56th annual edition of Italy's Sanremo Festival, which will run from Feb. 27 to March 4. The song contest will be divided into four separate sections: men, Organizers have unveiled the line-up for ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized by the ri MILAN -- PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipen ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent representative body launched in July. PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized b ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Italy's FIMI Elects Officers

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly May 31 in Milan. Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale I ...

  34. Italy's FIMI Elects Mazza As Pres

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry association FIMI has elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly this morning (May 31) in Milan. At the same time, the trade body appointed a new governing committee. Italian industry association FIMI has elected En ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Italian Market Shrinks In 2004

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian recorded music industry last year fell by 8% in value and 12.7% in units, according to figures released today (Feb. 25) by auditors Price Waterhouse Coopers on behalf of trade body FIMI. The Italian recorded music industry last year fe ...

  38. Rossi Album Leads Italy's 2004 Sales

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vasco Rossi's “Buoni e Cattivi” (Capitol) was the top-selling album in Italy in 2004, according to ACNielsen's "Top of the Music" chart, published Friday (Jan. 14) by industry body FIMI. ACNielsen Vasco Rossi's “Buoni e Ca ...

  39. Rossi Album Leads Italy's 2004 Sales

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vasco Rossi's “Buoni e Cattivi” (Capitol) was the top-selling album in Italy in 2004, according to ACNielsen's "Top of the Music" chart, published Friday (Jan. 14) by industry body FIMI. ACNielsen Vasco Rossi's “Buoni e Ca ...

  40. 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 ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. FIMI, RAI Reach Terms On Sanremo Fest

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI and state-owned television network RAI have signed a four-year agreement for the Sanremo Festival. As a result of the arrangement, members of FIMI will attend the 2005 editi Italian industry body FIMI and state-owned tel ...

  43. Italy's FIMI Hints At Return To Sanremo Festival

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian music industry body FIMI has indicated that its members could return to next year's Sanremo Festival. Billboard.biz has learned that FIMI's directive committee has instructed its president, Al Italian music industry body FIMI has ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Italian Gov't Modifies Urbani Decree

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT FIMI describes decision 'satisfactory.' FIMI describes decision 'satisfactory.' News ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. Italian Record Biz Down 7.69% in Value in 2003

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The value of recorded music shipments in Italy in 2003 fell 7.69% from the previous year to €314 million ($392 million), according to new figures from Italian industry body FIMI. Volume fell 7. The value of recorded music shipments in I ...