German Federal Music Industry Association

  1. Streaming Tally Joins Germany's Official Charts

    January 07, 2014 11:32 AM EST Streaming is now being included in the official German singles charts published by market research institute Media Control GfK, in Baden-Baden, for the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI) in Berlin. In addition to the single, long-pla ...

  2. German Digital Music Market Up Nearly 20% In First Half of 2011

    September 13, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Streaming services are experiencing the greatest sales growth in Germany's current digital market while the overall digital market expanded by 19.3 percent from the beginning of January to the end of June 2011, according to the German Federal ...

  3. Edgar Berger Named Sony Music's Head of International

    August 09, 2011 9:44 AM EDT Edgar Berger (right) with singer Sade. Photo copyright: Sebastian Hornik, Director Corporate Communications GSA As expected , Edgar Berger has been named President and CEO of International at Sony Music Entertainment, Sony CEO Doug Morris announce ...

  4. How Germany Overtook The U.K. To Become Europe's Largest Music Market

    April 11, 2011 2:58 PM EDT Having long played second fiddle to the United Kingdom, Germany now ranks as the largest music market in Europe, according to international music trade body IFPI. The reversal was announced last week with the publication of IFPI's annual &quo ...

  5. Adele, Bruno Mars, Black Eyed Peas Among Nominees for Germany's Echo Awards

    March 10, 2011 6:00 PM EST The late-Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole who is nominated for a Hit Song of the Year ECHO award for his version of "Over the Rainbow." The contrast among the nominees for Germany's 20th annual ECHO awards is rather impress ...

  6. 2011 ECHO Awards Date Set

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI), has confirmed that the 2011 ECHO Music Awards will take place March 24 at the Berlin Fairground. In line with this year's ceremon ...

  7. German Biz Gets 'Forgery-Proof' Gold, Platinum Records

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI) has presented new forgery-proof gold and platinum records aimed at averting the risk of bogus awards. "Only the presence of the new BVMI seal of quality guarantees that the sales figures re ...

  8. Classical Music Sales Soar In Germany

    March 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Classical music was the big winner at retail in 2009 according to a statement issued by the German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI). Double-digit growth was achieved in both volumes and revenues. Numerous releases to mark the births or de ...

  9. German Biz Welcomes Telecoms Data Storage Ruling

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST In Germany it is no longer legal for mass telephone and Internet data to be stored in the absence of any specific suspicion of criminal activity. The German Federal Constitutional Court in Karlsruhe has rejected a law providing for data to be stor ...

  10. Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards. The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audie ...

  11. German Police In ‘Million-dollar’ Piracy Raid

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Police in the German city of Gelsenkirchen Essen, have seized 50,000 professionally pirated CDs and more than 200,000 inlay booklets, following a recent raid. A complete workshop comprising several computers, CD burners and four professional high- ...

  12. ECHO Awards Returns To Berlin Fair Ground

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's ECHO Music Awards will be taking place on March 4, 2010 at the Berlin Fairground. This was announced today (Nov. 19) in Berlin by the German Phonographic Academy, the cultural institute of the German Federal Music Industry Associati ...

  13. German Comedian's Chart Challenge Fails

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Germany's most successful comedian Mario Barth has failed in his attempts to have his latest Sony Music release "Männer Sind Peinlich, Frauen Manchmal Auch" ("Men are embarrassing but so are women sometimes") moved from th ...

  14. Germany's GVL Signs Up Guido Evers

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Media attorney Guido Evers has been appointed joint managing director of the performing rights collection agency Gesellschaft zur Verwertung von Leistungsschutzrechten (GVL) in Berlin, effective Sept. 1. He replaces Peter Zombik, who will continue ...

  15. German Biz Welcomes Bob Dylan Ruling

    January 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German Federal Music Industry Association (BVMI) in Berlin has welcomed a ruling issued by the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, which confirmed that older recordings are also protected by copyright law throughout Europe if protection i ...

  16. New Broadcast Partner For Echo Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 18th Echo German Record Awards ceremony will tale place on Feb. 21 in Berlin. Organized by the German Phonographic Academy, an institution of the German Federal Music Industry Association, the show will be broadcast by public TV station ARD ra ...

  17. German Artists Team For IP Campaign

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German artists Herbert Grönemeyer, Peter Maffay, Udo Jürgens, Rosenstolz and Tokio Hotel are among the 200-plus signatories for a national campaign calling on greater government support for intellectual property. Prominent German artists, authors ...

  18. Germany's BPW Promotes Drucke

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST German labels body BPW in Berlin has appointed Dr. Florian Drucke as the new head of legal and politics with immediate effect. Drucke was previously legal adviser of the association after joining in 2006. He succeeds Nora Braun who has moved to Be ...