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  1. Alexandre Bompard To Head Fnac

    November 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Alexandre Bompard has been appointed as CEO of French leading electronic, music and cultural goods retailer Fnac, effective at the beginning of 2011. He will replace Christophe Cuvillier, who has headed the company since 2008. Cuvillier is leaving ...

  2. Retailer Fnac Reshapes Music Division

    March 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Leading French entertainment retailer Fnac has reorganized its music operation and appointed a new director. Fnac appointed Bertrand Gstalder to head this reshaped department after the departure of former Fnac music director Bernard Delerue at the ...

  3. eBay To Launch Spanish MP3 Store

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Trading Web portal eBay is poised to launch an a-la-carte MP3 download store in Spain, Billboard.biz has learned. It will be powered by French firm Starzik, which operates its own MP3 download platform as well as providing white label services to ...

  4. Fnac To Shut Bastille Store

    March 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST French entertainment retailer Fnac, which leads music sales in France, has announced the closing of its only music-dedicated store in Paris, located on the Bastille place, effective by the end of 2009. The 60 employees will all be offered jobs in ...

  5. France Begins Debating Anti-Piracy Law

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT First debates on the long awaited "Creation and Internet" draft law have kicked off at the French Senate. The draft law was inspired by a mission led at the end of 2007 by Denis Olivennes, former CEO of leading French entertainment retai ...

  6. French Gov't Approves 'Three Strikes' Scheme

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy. The development this week closes the first step of an adoption process that will now go through ...

  7. French Support Three-Strike Law, Report Claims

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The French government's controversial "three-strikes" scheme, which is intended to curb illegal file-sharing, is turning into something of a winner. The vast majority of French consumers are backing to some degree the government ...

  8. Olivennes Exits Fnac

    March 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Denis Olivennes has stepped down as CEO of France's leading entertainment retailer Fnac to join French national information magazine Nouvel Observateur. "During five years, Denis Olivennes successfully modernized Fnac's economic mod ...

  9. ISPs Facing U.K. Piracy Legislation

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BPI has urged ISPs to work with the music industry as the U.K. government prepares to announce proposals to deal with illegal file-sharing. The trade body today said it applauded the government's willingness to tackle the issue. It follow ...

  10. French Biz Down, But Labels Remain Optimistic

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 17.4% fall in the wholesale value of shipments in 2007, the French record business is hopeful of positive movement in 2008. At Midem, labels trade body SNEP announced that the trade value of all shipments had fallen to €712.9 million ($1 ...

  11. French Retailers Call For Gov't Support

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST French cultural retailer trade body SDLC (formerly known as SDSD) has called for a governmental plan to back CD and video retail, which it claims has been "forgotten" in national leaders' plans to back the music industry. SDLC, whic ...

  12. France Acts To Tackle Internet Piracy

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The international recording industry has welcomed a ground-breaking agreement on tackling internet music and film piracy in France, endorsed by President Sarkozy at its launch in Paris this morning. The agreement provides for the setting up of a g ...

  13. French Biz Falters, Downloads Rise

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The wholesale value of the French market in the first nine months decreased to €443.9 million ($651 million), down 20.5% from the corresponding period last year, according to new figures issued by labels trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-y ...

  14. French Market Fizzles In H1

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the first six months, the wholesale value of the French market decreased to €317.8 million ($438.37 million), down 17% from the corresponding period last year, according labels new figures issued by trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-yea ...

  15. French Gov't Appoints FNAC CEO To Stimulate Digital Biz

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The French government is throwing its muscle behind a mission to fight illegal downloading. Newly-elected President Sarkozy ordered the initiative in early August as part of a global plan to "save the music industry" and support the lega ...

  16. Virgin Brand Embroiled In French Storm

    July 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Leading French music and entertainment firms are disputing media watchdog CSA's approval of a re-branding exercise involving Richard Branson's Virgin Group. The CSA last week validated a corporate name-change, which sees French national ...

  17. European Music Day Boosts Spanish Sales

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music sales across some 120 stores in Spain have soared thanks to discounts to mark European Music Day on June 21. FNAC, the French-owned music and book retail chain, offered a 16% discount on all recorded music for three days from June 21 to June ...

  18. France's Fnac Launches Unlimited Streaming Service

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Triple-threat covers downloads, streaming, cellular. Leading French music retailer Fnac has launched an unlimited music streaming service. FnacMusic Illimité, which went live Nov. 9, accompanies the retailer's download store FnacMusic, launch ...

  19. French Online Retailers Join The No-DRM Front

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two groups selling unprotected tracks for first time. Leading online retailers in France are for the first time selling songs without digital rights management (DRM) protection. Yesterday (Oct. 19), FnacMusic (Fnac, PPR group) released French sing ...

  20. Bach Reborn In Brilliant Classics Box Set

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Complete works aims to replicate Mozart success. Less than a year after the spectacular breakthrough in France of the complete Mozart works -- a 170-CD boxed set which sold for €99 ($124) -- Dutch label Brilliant Classics is shooting again with a ...

  21. France's Fnac Snubs Compilation For Being Too Cheap

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading French retail chain Fnac refused to sell the compilation "Hopelessly Devoted To You" on its Sept. 4 release date, arguing that the retail price was too low. Leading French retail chain Fnac refused to sell the compilation "H ...

  22. France's Fnac Snubs Compilation For Being Too Cheap

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading French retail chain Fnac refused to sell the compilation "Hopelessly Devoted To You" on its Sept. 4 release date, arguing that the retail price was too low. Leading French retail chain Fnac refused to sell the compilation "H ...

  23. Fnac Rings Up Mobile Service

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac launched yesterday (July 6) a branded mobile phone service in collaboration with mobile carrier Orange. Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac launched yesterday (July 6) a branded ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Fnac To Pursue Expansion

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Leading French retail chain Fnac has unveiled plans to expand its European and international businesses. Leading French retail chain Fnac has unveiled plans to expand its European and international businesses. During the annual shareholders' ...

  27. Fnac To Extend Brand Into Mobile Biz

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac has unveiled plans to launch a mobile phone service in partnership with network operator Orange. Leading French music and entertainment retailer Fnac has unveiled plans to launch a mobile phone ...

  28. Crémel Leaves FNAC

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bruno Crémel is stepping down as managing director of France's operations for leading entertainment retailer FNAC, effective immediately. The Paris-based retailer FNAC said Crémel was leavin Bruno Crémel is stepping down as ...

  29. Crémel Leaves FNAC

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec ran retailer's operations in France. Bruno Crémel is stepping down as managing director of France's operations for leading entertainment retailer FNAC, effective immediately. The Paris-based retailer FNAC said Crémel was leaving the ...

  30. French Music Industry Combats Blanket License

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry groups representing indie and major labels, publishers, retailers and authors, as well as artists, vigorously reacted to the vote yesterday (Dec. 21) of an amendment introducing the new digit Industry groups representing indie and major l ...

  31. Fnacmusic Set To Launch In France

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. The service will offer 300,000 tracks from indies and majors at lau ...

  32. Fnacmusic Set To Launch In France

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. French music retailer FNAC tomorrow (Sept. 18) will launch its online platform Fnacmusic. The service will offer 300,000 tracks from indies and majors at lau ...

  33. Fnac Eyeing 2nd Brussels Outlet

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. The chain's Belgian division current ...

  34. Fnac Eyeing 2nd Brussels Outlet

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. Paris-based retailer Fnac is planning to open a second store in Brussels, Belgium, by the end of 2006. The chain's Belgian division current ...

  35. France Investigates EMI, FNAC In Copy Control Case

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music France and music retailer FNAC have been placed under investigation by a magistrate at a court in Nanterre, near Paris. PARIS -- Controversial copy-protection technology is once again causing legal trouble for companies in France. EMI Mu ...

  36. France's Fnac Continues Expansion

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fnac, France's largest specialist retailer, is accelerating its worldwide expansion. The Paris-based chain, which has a presence in seven countries outside France, is to open its 6th Brazilian store i Fnac, France's largest specialist re ...

  37. France's Fnac Continues Expansion

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Eyes up new outlets in Spain, Greece, Brazil. Fnac, France's largest specialist retailer, is accelerating its worldwide expansion. The Paris-based chain, which has a presence in seven countries outside France, is to open its 6th Brazilian sto ...

  38. France's Fnacmusic.com Stumbles On Interoperability

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of France's leading specialist retailer Fnac, has been postponed to September. The service was expected to roll out this month. The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of Franc ...

  39. France's Fnacmusic.com Stumbles On Interoperability

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of France's leading specialist retailer Fnac, has been postponed to September. The service was expected to roll out this month. The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of Franc ...

  40. France's Fnacmusic.com Stumbles On Interoperability

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of France's leading specialist retailer Fnac, has been postponed to September. The service was expected to roll out this month. The launch of Fnacmusic.com, the music download site of Franc ...

  41. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  42. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  43. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  44. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  45. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  46. French Industry Strikes Back Against Piracy

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry has confirmed it will launch legal action against individual file sharers. The move--unveiled today during a media briefing organized by labels body SNEP--falls in l The French recorded music industry has confirm ...