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  1. Germany Finally Embracing the Digital Era

    August 24, 2012 1:07 PM EDT BERLIN - The German music market, the world's third largest in 2011 according to the IFPI, is finally catching up to the digital era, according to a new study presented by the German music association BVMI (Bundesverband Musikindustrie) toget ...

  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. Germany's Digital Music Revenues Increased 25% In First Half of 2011

    July 26, 2011 12:10 PM EDT BERLIN - In the first half of 2011 digital music download revenue in Germany increased 25%. This according to the market research institutes Media Control in Baden Baden and GfK in Nuremberg on behalf of the German music industry association (BVMI ...

  4. French Biz Continues To Grow In 2010

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music market went up 4.1% in trade value for the first half of 2010 to €239.3 million ($305.1 million), labels body Snep revealed today (Sept. 8) in a press conference in Paris. The physical market went up 2.5% in value to €196 ...

  5. French Music Market Up 8% In Q1, Retail Not So Sure

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music wholesale market went up 8% year-on-year in Q1 2010, generating €128.6 million ($165.8 million), according to labels trade body Snep. The physical market grew 4.3% to €105.5 million ($136 million) and the digital market w ...

  6. One In Four Germans Think Illegal Copies O.K.

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Twenty-five percent of Germans think that it is acceptable to use illegal copies of music, films or software according to a survey commissioned by BITKOM, the German Federal Association of Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media. ...

  7. Researchers Look to a Mobile Future

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT As marketers clamor for useful data, change is coming in the profession that supplies much of it. Released last week at an Advertising Research Foundation conference in New York, a survey of research professionals by GfK Custom Research North Amer ...

  8. German Download Revenue Up 40%

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Songs and bundles worth €112 million ($152 million) were downloaded onto computers in Germany in 2009, an increase of 40% over the previous year. The data is from a survey conducted by market research institute GfK in Nuremberg on behalf of the Ge ...

  9. @MIDEM: French Music Market Decline Slows

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The decline in the French music market slowed significantly in 2009, according to initial figures unveiled by labels trade body Snep during MIDEM in Cannes. Overall, the wholesale market dropped 3.2% to €587.8 million ($827.2 million), compared wi ...

  10. German Live Entertainment Declines 7 Per Cent

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The German live entertainment market experienced a 7% drop in revenue in 2008, according to research commissioned by the German Federal Association of the live entertainment industry. The decline was even sharper - 9% - in live music. The total tu ...

  11. German Market Set To Return To Growth In 2013

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music market is set to grow again as of 2013 when digital revenues are expected to compensate for the losses made in physical sales, according to Stefan Michalk, CEO of the Federal Association of the Music Industry (BVMI) in Berlin. The ...

  12. Classical Sales Surge In Germany

    August 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT During the first half of 2009, unit sales of classical CDs in Germany were 23% above the previous year according to new industry figures. Classical turnover increased by 7.1%, according to the association of the German music industry (BVMI) in Ber ...

  13. Survey Shows German Live Biz Is Shrinking

    July 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The live entertainment business is contracting in Germany according to the results of a survey conducted by market research company GfK of Nuremberg on behalf of the German Federal Live Entertainment Association (idkv) in Hamburg, which is to be p ...

  14. French Music Exports Drop

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Export sales of music produced in France dropped 5% in 2007, to 26.1 million units, according to French export office Bureau Export. But with the French physical domestic market dropping 18.5% in 2007, according to research company GfK, export sal ...

  15. Phones Lead U.K. Music Device Market

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Mobile phones with MP3 capability are outselling traditional CD players five-to-one and are now the most popular music devices in the U.K., according to figures released by the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA) and compiled by market resea ...

  16. Music Dominates German Live Business

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live music in Germany generated revenues of €2.8 billion ($3.54 billion) in 2007, according to the first full survey of the country's live entertainment business since 1995. According to the survey by Nuremberg-based research company GfK, mus ...

  17. Digital Music Piracy Accelerating, Spanish Biz Warns

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola has accused the new socialist government of not including the problem of digital piracy in its agenda, despite the fact that Spain is "again on the blacklist" of countries ...

  18. French Album Sales Up In Jan

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST The volume of album sales in France this January rose 0.4% at retail compared with the same period last year, according to a new report. Units sold during the month increased to 5.263 million, while the value of album sales dropped 5.7% to €69.2 m ...

  19. French Physical Sales Slump

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST The French physical recording business generated €1,176 million ($1,722 million) at retail in 2007, down 17.1% from 2006, according to figures unveiled by Gfk and French Observatoire de la Musique. In volume, the market dropped 18.3% to 83.1 milli ...

  20. German Downloads Set To Soar

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Revenues from music downloads are expected to jump 25% to €60 million ($83.7 million) in 2007, according to data disclosed by Berlin-based economics, telecommunications and new-media research firm BITKOM at the Popkomm trade fair. This would repre ...

  21. BPI Hails British Success In Germany, France

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s share of the German and French record markets hit a four-year high in 2006, according to new figures issued by the BPI. Germany and France are recognized by the IFPI as the world's fourth and fifth largest recorded music marke ...

  22. Germans Embracing Digital Music, Research Claims

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German music consumers are becoming increasingly engaged with digital formats, new research suggests. Roughly 16.6 billion music files are currently stored on computers, MP3 players and MP3 mobile phones in Germany, according to the study compiled ...

  23. Mushroom Grows Aussie Interactive Division

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Australia's Mushroom Group today launched an interactive division, to produce PS3 and Xbox 360 games for the global market. Mushroom Interactive is 50/50 owned by Mushroom chairman Michael Gudinski and Vincent Donato, who also runs and co-own ...

  24. Report: German Digital Biz On The Up

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music sales in Germany last year rose by about one third compared with 2005, according to a new report. The volume of legitimate download sales of tracks and bundles climbed to 26 million, compared to 20 million in 2005, generating sales o ...

  25. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Aus ...

  26. Brazin Ceases ARIA Sales Chart Data

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Retailer accounts for 28%-32% of market. Sales data from Sanity Music Entertainment, HMV Australia and Virgin Music will no longer be included in Australia's official charts. Retail conglomerate Brazin, which operates the three music retail c ...

  27. Report: German Biz Flattening Out

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST The German record market is showing signs of recovering from the drastic downturn of the past five years. In 2005, the trade value of the German market contracted by just 0.4% year-on-year to € The German record market is showing signs ...

  28. German Biz Agrees On Friday Release Sked

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decided to shift their release schedules to Friday instead of Monday. In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decid ...

  29. GfK Takes Over Dutch sales charts

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch sales charts compiler Mega Charts has signed a long-term contract with German research company GfK for the compilation and exploitation of the various sales charts in the Netherlands. Dutch sales charts compiler Mega Charts has signed a long ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. German Biz Continues To Slide

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German record market fell 19.8% in value during 2003 to €1.65 billion, according to national labels body BPW. Figures released today (March 30) show the 2003 trade value of shipments is low The German record market fell 19.8% in val ...

  32. IFPI Unveils Online Music Piracy Report

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI has published its first comprehensive study on the growth of legal online music services in Europe. The IFPI Online Music Report ...