Hervé Rony

  1. French Assembly Adopts Three-Strikes Law

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four weeks after its surprise rejection, the French "Creation and Internet" law has finally been adopted by the National Assembly, with 296 votes in favor and 233 against. The law includes the implementing of a three-strikes scheme under ...

  2. El Sayegh Upped At France's SNEP

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David El Sayegh has been named as the new director-general of French labels body Snep, effective June 20. El Sayegh is currently head of legal affairs at IFPI affiliate Snep, a role he has held since September 2007. Prior to that, he was with Fren ...

  3. French Market Drops 15%

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The French biz was down 15% to €606 million ($794.9 million) based on wholesale market figures in 2008, trade label body Snep revealed during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. The physical market dropped 19.9% to €530 ...

  4. French Biz Down, But Labels Remain Optimistic

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 17.4% fall in the wholesale value of shipments in 2007, the French record business is hopeful of positive movement in 2008. At Midem, labels trade body SNEP announced that the trade value of all shipments had fallen to €712.9 million ($1 ...

  5. French Biz Falters, Downloads Rise

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The wholesale value of the French market in the first nine months decreased to €443.9 million ($651 million), down 20.5% from the corresponding period last year, according to new figures issued by labels trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-y ...

  6. French Market Fizzles In H1

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the first six months, the wholesale value of the French market decreased to €317.8 million ($438.37 million), down 17% from the corresponding period last year, according labels new figures issued by trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-yea ...

  7. French Market Slows In Q1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry is showing no encouraging signs. The wholesale value for the first quarter of 2007 dropped to €172 million ($235 million), down 24% from the same period last year, according to trade association SNEP. The volume ...

  8. French Biz Falters In 2006

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST After showing encouraging signs in 2005, the French recorded music market hit the downward slope in 2006. According to initial estimates, unveiled Jan. 16 by national industry trade body SNEP, the wholesale value of the physical market in 2006 dro ...

  9. French Biz Down Again

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a relatively stable year in 2005, the French recorded music market is again on a downward slope, according to first-half figures unveiled today (Sept. 15) by trade body SNEP. After a relatively stable year in 2005, the French recorded music ...

  10. French Market Stabilizes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. According to figures unveiled today (Jan. 17) in Paris by indus ...

  11. French Industry in Groundbreaking Talks With Unions

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French record industry leaders and employees' representatives met today to discuss employment conditions for the first time. French record industry leaders and employees' representatives met today to discuss employment conditions for the ...

  12. French Industry Adds New Sales Charts

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST French chart compilers IFOP/Tite Live will on March 2 launch a new weekly sales chart that will incorporate sales of CD albums and music DVDs in France. Sales of titles that have been released both on French chart compilers IFOP/Tite Live will on ...