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  1. David Guetta Re-Signs With EMI, 'The Best Team on the Planet'

    July 03, 2012 8:17 AM EDT After eleven years on the roster, French electronic artist, DJ, producer and collaborator to the stars David Guetta has extended his contract with EMI Music, the label group announced today. EMI is home to me," says Guetta, whose first single ...

  2. How David Guetta Is Helping EMI Improve Its Product Placement

    March 27, 2012 6:30 AM EDT David Guetta has already played matchmaker for a long list of hip-hop and indie artists looking to transition into dance and electro (Nicki Minaj, Sia and Lil Wayne among them). Now he's looking to put the same matchmaking skills to the test ...

  3. French Export Sales Jumped 12 Percent in 2010, Says Bureau Export

    February 23, 2012 1:30 PM EST Sales of exported recorded music produced in France jumped 12% in 2010 to €55 million ($73.1 million) with 36% coming from digital sales (18% in 2009), according to the latest figures unveiled by the French Music Bureau Export. The jump came from ...

  4. Exclusive: 'The Artist,' Acclaimed Silent Film, Eyes Concert Tour

    December 16, 2011 8:01 AM EST "The Artist," the mostly silent film that has acquired numerous award nominations in recent weeks and is considered an Oscar front-runner, is being positioned as a concert attraction. William Morris Endeavor, which represents composer Lu ...

  5. DJ Mehdi's Death: Details Emerge, Condolences Pour In

    September 15, 2011 7:16 AM EDT More details emerged today (Sept. 14) on t he death of French electro DJ and hip-hop producer DJ Mehdi . According to Le Parisien , the artist had a few people over to celebrate Riton's birthday - his friend and Carte Blanche collaborator- in ...

  6. HADOPI Study Says France's Three-Strike Law Having Positive Impact on Music Piracy

    May 16, 2011 11:25 AM EDT The French three-strike copyright protection law known by the acronym HADOPI, which was implemented in 2010, is beginning to have an impact on internet users' download habits, according to the first results of a government study entitled  ...

  7. Hindi Zahra Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST French Moroccan singer songwriter Hindi Zahra has won France's Prix Constantin music prize with debut album "Handmade" (Blue Note/EMI). The award was presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The prize jury was comp ...

  8. French Youth Can Double Their Money With Music Card

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has unveiled its promised music card initiative, which offers discounted streaming service access and cheap downloads to consumers aged 12-25. The "Carte Musique" was officially unveiled yesterday (Oct. 28) at a pre ...

  9. EMI Music Sign JV Partnership With David Guetta

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has signed a joint venture partnership with the live events company of David Guetta to turn the DJ's "F*** Me I'm Famous" branded club night into a global enterprise. "F*** Me I'm Famous" (FMIF) was fir ...

  10. Gold Badges For Heather Small, John Paul Jones

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There was industry recognition for a diverse list of figures at the 37th edition of the Gold Badge Awards in London. The event was staged by the British Academy of Songwriters, Authors and Composers (BASCA) in association with PRS for Music at the ...

  11. Professor Green Joins Doritos Promotion

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rapper Professor Green, who's signed to EMI/Virgin, has joined the Doritos Late Night campaign . Rihanna first revealed her involvement in a Doritos campaign - with the "Who's That Chick?" video of a track recorded with Da ...

  12. Johnny Hallyday Splits With Camus Productions

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday has left promoter and booking agent Jean-Claude Camus after 30 years of working together. Hallyday will work with Gilbert Coullier, a former associate of Camus, who said in a statement that he plans to produce ...

  13. French Music Veteran Francis Dreyfus Dies

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Francis Dreyfus, the founder of recording and publishing company Francis Dreyfus Music, has died aged 69. Dreyfus was considered a high-level music industry talent scout in France. He produced albums by major French artists such as Alain Bashung a ...

  14. @MIDEM: French Minister Confirms Collective Licensing Plan

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST French minister of culture Frédéric Mitterrand unveiled a set of measures aimed at helping the music industry, during a press conference at the MIDEM trade fair and conference in Cannes. These measures are based on a controversial report submitted ...

  15. Because Acquires 'My Way' Co-publisher

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paris-based independent music group Because announced the acquisition, through a holding company, of French publisher Jeune Musique. Created in 1967 by French superstar Claude François, Jeune Musique's catalog includes co-publishing rights on ...

  16. Spain's Luz Casal Honored By French Govt

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer Luz Casal has received France's prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand in Paris. She had brought French prime minister François Fillon and the rest of a packed Châtelet T ...

  17. French Govt Reworks 'Three-Strikes' Law

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The "three-strikes" saga continues in France following the Constitutional Council's recent decision canceling the sanction side of the bill (Billboard.biz, June 10), with the government attempting to find a way around the legal ruli ...

  18. French Victoires Reaches 3 Million

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST The 24th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony was a ratings hit, attracting an average of just over three million viewers, or 19.1% audience share, to the live broadcast according to the France 2 channel. The multi-platinum artist Alain ...

  19. Streaming Treatment For Bruni's New Set

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni's new album release has been made available to stream ahead of its official release. The First Lady of France's entire album, "Comme Si De Rien N'Etait" ("As If Nothing Had Happened"), went live in st ...

  20. Bruni's 'Promises' To Arrive This Summer

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni, the singer, former supermodel and headline-grabbing wife of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, will release a new album in Europe this July. Paris-based independent label Naïve will issue the new set, which will be named "C ...

  21. Koch Inks V2

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Koch Entertainment Distribution and V2 Records North America, a Sheridan Square Entertainment (SSE) company, today revealed an exclusive physical distribution deal. V2’s catalog includes PM Dawn, Moby, Carla Bruni, Underworld and the Black Crowes. ...

  22. French Singer Salvador Dies

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST French singer Henri Salvador died Feb. 13 in Paris at the age of 90. Born in 1917 in French Guyana, Salvador enjoyed a 70-year career as a musician, and a humorist. But he was best known as a singer, releasing a number of hits in jazz, light music ...

  23. EMI Styles Hair-Raising Promotional Partnership

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K.'s Charisma Records has struck an innovative arrangement which will promote its artists while salon customers are having their hair styled. Through the arrangement, i-vu will feature Charisma content across the interactive digit ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Distribution Fusion III To Oversee EMI French Catalog

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Montreal-based Distribution Fusion III will begin handling the promotion, marketing and distribution of EMI Music France's French-language repertoire in Canada, effective May 28th. The catalog had been distributed in Canada by EMI Music Canad ...

  26. Rising Stars Shine At French Victoires

    March 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Continuing in the tracks of last year's edition, the 22nd French Victoires de la Musique, held March 10 at the Paris Zenith, cast a spotlight on young artists. Benabar, Olivia Ruiz and Grand Corps Malade were the big winners, wining two categ ...

  27. French Constantin Prize Shortlist Revealed

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Constantin Prize, France's equivalent of the U.K.'s Mercury Music Prize, unveiled today the shortlist of its fifth edition, to be held at Paris Olympia on Nov. 15. Organizers of the Constantin Prize, France's equiv ...

  28. GLOBAL PULSE: HALLYDAY IN THE SUN

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After 43 years with Universal Music and its predecessor companies, French rock veteran Johnny Hallyday has released his first album at his new home, Warner Music France. After 43 years with Universal Music and its predecessor companies, French roc ...

  29. Universal Music launches Motown In France

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France. French female hip-hop hitmaker Diam's will serve as artistic director. As an artist, Diam's remains linked with EMI/Hostile. Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France ...

  30. French Songwriter Jacques Lanzmann Dies At 79

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French author and songwriter Jacques Lanzmann died today (June 21) in Paris at the age of 79. French author and songwriter Jacques Lanzmann died today (June 21) in Paris at the age of 79. A journalist and author of around 40 novels, Lanzmann also ...

  31. Debate On French Copyright Bill Delayed

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won't resume before mid-June, industry sources say. Concluding discussions on the bill were anticipated around May 30. Final debate on France's long-awaited copyright bill won ...

  32. French songwriter Marly Dies At 88

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wrote resistance anthem 'Chant des Partisans.' French songwriter Anna Marly died yesterday (Feb. 15) in her house in Alaska at the age of 88. During her career Marly wrote more than 300 songs, but she is best known for having penned the ...

  33. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  34. French Copyright Bill Debate To Resume In March

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower house of the Parliament during the first half of March. The parliamentary debate on France's controversial copyright bill will resume at the lower ...

  35. French Market Stabilizes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Industry execs to meet with PM de Villepin. Industry execs to meet with PM de Villepin. News ...

  36. French Copyright Bill To Be 'Clarified'

    January 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST French Minister of Culture and Communication Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres is expected to present a "clarified" digital copyright bill before the Parliament in the coming weeks. French Minister of Culture and Communication Renaud Donnedieu ...

  37. Camille Receives France's Constantin Prize

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in ...

  38. Camille Receives France's Constantin Prize

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in Paris. French female artist Camille received yesterday (Nov. 8) the Prix Constantin during a show held at the Olympia venue in ...

  39. French Exec Barclay Dies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary French label executive Eddie Barclay died at a Paris hospital May 13, aged 84. During his career, he signed such artists as Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, and Claude No Legendary French label executive Eddie ...

  40. M Leads Victoires Nominations

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST New artists dominate French nods. New French talents dominate the nominations for this year's Victoires de la Musique. Singer/songwriter M (real name Matthieu Chedid) leads the list for the 20th edition of the French music awards. He picked u ...

  41. French Minister Supports Downloads Campaign

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French minister of culture and communication has expressed support for the music industry's campaign to promote legal downloads, and urged labels to release more repertoire online. The French minister of culture and communication has expr ...

  42. Composer Colombier Dead At 65

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST French film score composer Michel Colombier died Nov. 14 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 65. French film score composer Michel Colombier died Nov. 14 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., follow ...

  43. Composer Colombier Dead At 65

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST French film score composer Michel Colombier died Nov. 14 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., following a six-month battle with cancer. He was 65. French film score composer Michel Colombier died Nov. 14 at his home in Santa Monica, Calif., follow ...

  44. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the masters from his 42 years with the company. A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the maste ...

  45. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the masters from his 42 years with the company. A labor tribunal in Paris today ordered Universal Music France to hand back to Johnny Hallyday the maste ...

  46. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintigna LONDON -- French rock singer Bertrand Cantat w ...

  47. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rocker will serve jail sentence in France. French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintignant, ...

  48. Cantat Withdraws Appeal in Homicide Case

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rocker will serve jail sentence in France. French rock singer Bertrand Cantat will not appeal the court decision in which he was sentenced to eight years in prison. He was found guilty of the homicide of his actress girlfriend, Marie Trintignant, ...

  49. Appeal Trial Set In Cantat Murder Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An appeal trial for French rock singer Bertrand Cantat has been set for June 30 in Vilnius, Lithuania. Cantat, 40, is appealing his eight-year prison sentence after a Vilnius court on March 29 found t PARIS -- An appeal trial for French rock singe ...

  50. Double IFPI Platinum Euros For Bruel, Renaud

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Releases by French singers Patrick Bruel and Renaud notched double-platinum status in May, according to the latest IFPI Platinum Europe certifications. Renaud's 2002 comeback album "Boucan d'Enfer" (N Releases by French singers ...

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