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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. 10,000 Sign Up To France's Digital Subsidy Scheme

    November 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has revealed that music consumers have purchased 10,000 of the state-subsidized music cards for digital services, following the launch on Oct. 28. The "Carte Musique" offers young consumers the chance to get double ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Spain Embraces European Day Of Music

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish music industry celebrated the European Day of Music with unprecedented enthusiasm and participation, with lines of fans forming at 9am for concerts beginning at noon and lasting until midnight in four cities - Madrid, Barcelona, Valenc ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Warner Set To Go DRM-Free In France

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST A day after the announcement of iTunes abandoning DRM with all the majors, Warner Music France unveiled its DRM-free offering with download stores FnacMusic and VirginMega. The move is described as an "experimentation" until the end of 2 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Spanish Bands Tap New Model With Realidad Musical

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The reality of today's indie music business is recording, releasing and selling records without having a record label. That's the conclusion reached by several Spanish alternative rock groups one month after quitting their labels and set ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. MidemNet Day 2 - Quotes of the Day

    January 27, 2008 12:00 AM EST "It will create revenue where revenue is not being created. And it will create potentially enormous revenue," - QTRAX president and CEO Allan Klepfisz extolling the virtues of his new enterprise. "Every minute on the site we receive ...

  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, Virgin Make Declare Stance On DRM

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Three months after having begun selling tracks without digital rights management protection, leading online French retailers FnacMusic and VirginMega have taken the next step. The online stores this week released a significant catalog available in ...

  19. French Biz Falters In 2006

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST After showing encouraging signs in 2005, the French recorded music market hit the downward slope in 2006. According to initial estimates, unveiled Jan. 16 by national industry trade body SNEP, the wholesale value of the physical market in 2006 dro ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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' ...

  26. French Online Services Slapped With Writs

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST French collecting society Spedidam has filed a suit against online retailers iTunes Music Store, Virgin Mega, Fnac Music, OD2, e-Compil and Sony Connect. French collecting society Spedidam has filed a suit against online retailers iTunes Music Sto ...

  27. French Online Services Slapped With Writs

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST French collecting society Spedidam has filed a suit against online retailers iTunes Music Store, Virgin Mega, Fnac Music, OD2, e-Compil and Sony Connect. French collecting society Spedidam has filed a suit against online retailers iTunes Music Sto ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  33. Fnac To Set Up Shop In Greece

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As part of its 2005 international expansion program, leading French entertainment retail outlet Fnac will set up its first Greek store in Athens next month in a joint-venture with local retailer Marin As part of its 2005 international expansion pr ...

  34. French Labels Drop Singles Prices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower the price of singles by about 25%. In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  41. French Suit Aims at Anti-Piracy Technology

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Copyright protection technologies used to prevent CDs from being pirated online are facing a legal challenge in France, where a judge placed record label EMI Group Plc under formal investigation for u Copyright protection technologies used to prev ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. French Society SPPF Links With OD2

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French collection society SPPF has struck a digital distribution agreement on behalf of its independent label members with OD2. French collection society SPPF has struck a digital distribution agreement on behalf of its independent label members w ...