German federal government

  1. German Politicians @MIDEM Weigh in on Music Biz; GEMA Signs With Deezer

    January 31, 2012 7:45 AM EST "The German delegations are a mainstay of MIDEM and thus form part of its core," said MIDEM CEO Paul Zilk at the opening ceremony of the German joint stand on Sunday afternoon at MIDEM in Cannes. Numerous politicians flew from Germany in ...

  2. Popkomm: German Govt To Act On Internet Piracy

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German music industry generated sales of over €5.5 billion ($7.01 billion) in 2009 in all categories including recorded music, publishing and live entertainment. The sector has 11,000 companies employing a total of 36,300 people. Those impress ...

  3. German Govt Won't Adopt Three Strikes

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The German federal government has called for Internet Service Providers to take more responsibility for illegal content on their networks, but it has resisted any measures to block copyright infringers' access to the Internet. "This is n ...

  4. Tokio Hotel Songwriters Snag German Authors' Award

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German pop-rock band Tokio Hotel's songwriters David Jost, Dave Roth and Pat Benzner received a German Music Authors' Award from collection society GEMA in front of 250 guests in Berlin. The German Music Authors' Awards jury honored ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. German Biz Reworks Apprentice Scheme

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT More than 50 years after the establishment of a music shop assistant apprenticeship system, the German Federal Association of Music Retailers (GDM) has reformed the three-year apprenticeship and given it a new name: "specialist music retailer ...

  7. Popkomm 2009 Canceled

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music fair and conference Popkomm will not be taking place this year, it has been confirmed. Popkomm was originally to take place on September 16 to 18 at a new venue - Station Berlin - with substantially lower prices. "Amid contin ...

  8. German Publishers Demand Govt Action On Piracy

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German music publishers have called upon the federal government to implement a warning system to clamp down on the illegal use of music on the Internet. At the German Music Publishers Association's (DMV) annual conference in Dresden, DMV pres ...

  9. Germany Rejects Three-Strikes Piracy Plan

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German federal government has decided against embracing the Olivennes Agreement - the French model for combating illegal file-sharing activities. The French three-strikes scheme would cut off the ISP connections of repeat offenders who violate ...

  10. German Govt. Restates Copyright Commitment

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bernd Neumann, the German federal government's minister for culture and the media, says he's committed to ensuring European countries receive the best possible legal basis for protecting copyrights. Speaking at the Popkomm music conferen ...

  11. German Biz Launches China Mission

    October 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The German government and music industry are launching a joint effort via funding agency Initiative Musik to showcase German repertoire in China. Under the motto "The changing music market -- the music market of the future," German music ...

  12. Kessler Joins Germany's Initiative Musik

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ina Kessler has been appointed manager of the Germany's Initiative Musik export office, with effect from Feb. 15, 2008. Kessler joins from "Berlin Partner", where for the past seven years she has held the position of senior internat ...

  13. Germans Have A Little Film Fund

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just days after introducing legislation that could shut down one of Hollywood's most lucrative sources of international film financing -- the German private investment funds -- the Berlin government h (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Just days aft ...