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  1. Business Matters: Streaming Drove 5% Recorded Music Growth In Sweden In 2013

    January 27, 2014 7:26 PM EST There's a good reason the global music industry pays attention to progress of new business models in a Scandinavian country with 9.5 million inhabitants. Sweden leads a handful of countries that have used the controversial streaming business ...

  2. Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s Global Head of Digital Business: Google Streaming Service ‘Is the Biggest Funnel We Can Have’

    February 26, 2013 3:53 PM EST Google’s entrance into the music streaming market would provide the music industry with “arguably the biggest funnel we can have” with regards to turning music consumers onto legal licensed services, says Francis Keeling, Universal Music’s globa ...

  3. Biz Q&A: IFPI CEO Frances Moore On Expanding The Global Music Business

    February 06, 2013 8:50 PM EST A barrister by training, Frances Moore was appointed CEO of global trade body IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry) in July 2010, having previously headed IFPI's European regional office in Brussels, where she led the m ...

  4. Business Matters: How to Interpret Norway's 2012 Digital Gains

    January 15, 2013 12:59 PM EST Led by gains in subscription revenue, Norway posted a 7% increase in total music revenue in 2012, according to IFPI Norway data . Whether or not other countries can expect similar gains will be up for debate.   Norway's streaming revenue grew ...

  5. BitTorrent Reconsidered: How the Demonized File Sharing Protocol Can Help Your Band (Legally)

    June 06, 2011 1:27 PM EDT Sick of Sarah, whose album "2205" was legally downloaded more than 1.7 million times thanks to BitTorrent's Artist Spotlight . (Photo: Amber McDonald) Sick of Sarah is hardly a household name, but the all-girl punk band from Minneap ...

  6. Digital Music Sales Are Slowing, IFPI Report Says

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Global revenue from digital sales and services grew by just 6% in 2010 - half the growth rate from the previous year - and the overall recorded music market shrank by between 8-9% in total trade value (both physical and digital), according to a ne ...

  7. Business Matters: Android Vs. iPhone, Radiohead, DMCA Takedowns and more

    August 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT WHO'S WINNING THE SMARTPHONE WARS -- Google’s Android operating system has 27% of recent smartphone owners and now accounts for 13% of all smartphones. In the last six months, however, Android has accounted for 33% of new smartphones. And Nie ...

  8. IFPI Concern About Russian Collecting Society

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT IFPI Chairman John Kennedy has sent a letter to Russian prime minister Vladimir Putin, expressing his concerns about the fact that a Russian collecting society has begun collecting royalties for IFPI members without having proper agreements with t ...

  9. Court Of Appeal Rejects Retrial For Pirate Bay

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sweden's Court of Appeal has ruled the judge in the high-profile Pirate Bay copyright infringement case was not biased and has rejected calls by Pirate Bay founders for a retrial. A lower Swedish District Court in April found the so-called Pi ...

  10. ISPs Take Down Blogs

    February 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST ACPM Mexico, the joint anti-piracy unit of international labels body IFPI and the Motion Picture Association, have gotten Internet service providers to take down 35 blogs the organizations say are involved in music and film piracy. Since November, ...

  11. MIDEM Unveils Publishing Summit

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST MIDEM will launch its inaugural International Publishing Summit next month, in association with the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). It will be staged Jan. 20 as part of the MIDEM international music market at the Palais des ...

  12. Taiwan Establishes IPR Court

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's first IPR Court was inaugurated on July 1, marking the latest in a series of moves by the Taiwanese government to improve intellectual-property rights. The court, which is modeled after similar courts in the United States, Japan and ...

  13. Spanish Piracy Highlighted Ahead Of Conference

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain has become "a true paradise for digital piracy" with 8.8 million of the country's 44 million population downloading music and movies illegally, a new report revealed Monday. The report, based on more than 2,000 interviews with ...

  14. Paludan Splits With Universal Denmark

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jens-Otto Paludan will leave his post as managing director of Universal Music Denmark on Nov. 16, the executive said today. A replacement has yet to be named. Paludan says he will also step-down as chairman of the IFPI's Danish arm. The label ...

  15. Baltic CD Manufacturer Punished For Piracy

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A CD replicating plant described as the biggest in Baltic States has been found guilty of music piracy and ordered to pay €500,000 ($679,000) in compensation to a coalition of 13 record companies, the IFPI said today. The civil action against Balt ...

  16. Taiwan Outlaws Unauthorized Filesharing

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Taiwan's legislature has passed changes to the country's Copyright Law, making unauthorized distribution of copyrighted content via peer-to-peer networks a criminal offense for the first time. Passage of the amendments by Taiwan's p ...

  17. IFPI: Global Biz Shrinks In H1

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The digital music business continues to soar, new figures published by the IFPI reveal. But the overall picture for recorded music is less cheerful. The digital music business continues to soar, new figures published by the IFPI reveal. But the ov ...

  18. IFPI: Global Biz Shrinks In H1

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The digital music business continues to soar, new figures published by the IFPI reveal. But the overall picture for recorded music is less cheerful. The digital music business continues to soar, new figures published by the IFPI reveal. But the ov ...

  19. Gebhardt Joins B2B Tech Firm

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German veteran industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has been appointed to the supervisory board of European B2B digital-music service 24-7 MusicShop. German veteran industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has been appointed to the supervisory board of Europe ...

  20. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission says in a report issued Feb. 8. BRUSSELS -- Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software in the Europe Union ju ...

  21. EU Piracy Busts Rise In 2004

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumped 172% between 2002 and 2003, the European Commission said in a report today (Feb. 8). Seizures of counterfeit music, movies and software within the Europe Union jumpe ...

  22. VUT: IFPI Collaboration Necessary

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart the IFPI in the hope it will lead to greater collaboration between the two associations. German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart ...

  23. IFPI Austria Appoints Lappe Pres

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST IFPI Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of Warner Music Group for the Germany, Switzerland and Austria territories, as its president for a two-year period. IFPI members appointed Lappe to the role IFPI Austria has elected Manfred Lappe, COO of ...

  24. Kennedy Named New IFPI Chief

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in London on Jan. 1, 2005, succeeding Jay Berman. John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ...

  25. Portuguese Indie Labels Set Up Trade Group

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent Portuguese record labels, unhappy with the efforts of the local IFPI affiliate, are setting up their own phonographic association. Independent Portuguese record labels, unhappy with the efforts of the local IFPI affiliate, are setting ...

  26. Portuguese Indie Labels Set Up Trade Group

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent Portuguese record labels, unhappy with the efforts of the local IFPI affiliate, are setting up their own phonographic association. Independent Portuguese record labels, unhappy with the efforts of the local IFPI affiliate, are setting ...

  27. IFPI's Piracy War In Russia Heats Up

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the piracy battle rages in Russia, the IFPI is suing a key producer of pirated CDs for over $1 million. MOSCOW--As the piracy battle rages in Russia, the IFPI is suing a key producer of pirated CDs for over $1 million. The civil case against Ro ...

  28. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  29. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  30. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  31. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...

  32. Taiwanese P2P Service Charged In Copyright Case

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Public prosecutors in Taiwan have filed criminal charges against Kuro, which is understood to be the country's largest peer-to-peer file-trading service. Kuro's managers--chairman Chen Shou-teng, CEO Public prosecutors in Taiwan have fil ...