German Music Industry Association

  1. Online Music Downloads Jump In Germany In First Half

    August 07, 2012 12:28 PM EDT A massive 32 percent jump in revenue from downloading music online made up for the continuing decline in the physical sale of music albums and singles in Germany, according to data released Tuesday by the German Music Industry Association, the BVM ...

  2. Germany and the UK Launch Music Streaming Charts

    May 10, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Much like Billboard did in March when it launched its On-Demand Songs chart with Nielsen and DigitalMusic.org, the UK and Germany have followed suit, announcing the launch of national digital music streaming tallies. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMus ...

  3. BITKOM, GEMA Reach Licensing Agreement For Online Music Platforms

    December 16, 2011 1:58 PM EST After nearly ten years of negotiations, a licensing agreement for Internet music platforms was reached last week between Munich-based German performance rights organization GEMA and IT industry association BITKOM, in Berlin. Internet portals now a ...

  4. Zubin Metha Cecilia Bartoli, Rolando Villazon Among Germany's Echo Classical Music Award Winners

    September 02, 2011 7:45 AM EDT The final winners of Germany's 18th annual Echo Classical Music Awards Echo have been announced. Among the 58 award-winners in 21 categories are Italian soprano Cecilia Bartoli, Mexican tenor Rolando Villazón, British pianist Murray Perahia a ...

  5. Echo Klassik Awards Honors Placido Domingo

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Tenor Placido Domingo is to receive the lifetime achievement award at the German Echo Klassik Awards 2009. The awards show is presented by the Deutsche Phono Akademie, the cultural institute of the German Music Industry Association (BVMI), on Oct. ...

  6. Depeche Mode To Debut 'Wrong' At Echo Awards

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Depeche Mode will debut their new single "Wrong" at the 18th Echo German Music Awards at Berlin's O2 World on Feb. 21. The appearance by the U.K. synth-pop veterans, which is televised live on German TV, is billed as a "worldwi ...