International Federation of the Phonographic Industry

  1. Industry Sets Friday as Global Record Release Day

    February 26, 2015 8:42 AM EST After seven months of semi-public back-and-forth, a conversation instigated in part by Aussie piracy and Beyonce's surprise release in December of 2013 has resulted in the global recording industry accepting Friday as the release date f ...

  2. IFPI Music Report 2014: Global Recorded Music Revenues Fall 4%, Streaming and Subs Hit $1 Billion

    March 18, 2014 9:03 AM EDT Despite positive signs of growth from many European and Latin American markets, coupled with an increase in the global uptake of streaming and subscription services, the music industry is not out of the woods quite yet. Trade revenue generated ...

  3. Business Matters: IFPI's Annual Report to Bring 'Cannibalization' Into Focus

    March 14, 2014 8:30 AM EDT When the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry releases its twin annual economic reports on the state of the global music business in the coming days, they likely will unleash a debate that's been steadily heating up regarding ...

  4. Warner Music Begins Auctioning Off Assets to Indies Following Parlophone Acquisition

    March 03, 2014 12:55 PM EST The Warner Music Group has begun the process of divesting of some of its artist and catalog holdings to accommodate a deal it made with indie trade organizations Impala and Merlin when it acquired Parlophone Records last February, according t ...

  5. IFPI 2013 Recording Industry in Numbers: Global Revenue, Emerging Markets Rise; U.S., U.K., Germany Drop

    April 08, 2013 5:00 AM EDT An increase in digital, performance rights and sync revenues, combined with the rise of rapidly growing emerging markets, contributed to a 0.2% rise in global trade revenue generated by the recorded music industry in 2012, according to the Inter ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Record Labels Invested $4.5 Billion in A&R, Marketing in 2011: IFPI Report

    November 12, 2012 12:52 PM EST A new Investing in Music report from international music-industry trade body the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) concludes that, globally, record companies invested $4.5 billion in A&R and marketing in 2011, of whi ...

  8. IFPI 2012 Report: Global Music Revenue Down 3%; Sync, PRO, Digital Income Up

    March 26, 2012 9:28 AM EDT Trade revenue generated by the global recorded music industry in 2011 dropped by 3% to $16.6 billion, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) annual "Recording Industry in Numbers" report, pub ...

  9. Celine Dion To Play Jamaica Jazz & Blues Fest -- Singer Has Surprisingly Rabid Local Following

    December 12, 2011 11:45 AM EST Splash Page: The home page to the Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival where Celine Dion will make her Caribbean debut. Non-Jamaicans may be surprised by the animated responses Celine Dion songs elicit at sound system dances across the island. Patrons ...

  10. Music, Internet Industries React Strongly to 'Protect IP' Bill

    October 27, 2011 2:38 PM EDT As soon as news hit yesterday that the PROTECT IP bill, legislation aimed at shutting down rogue websites, was introduced into the House of Representatives , our inboxes began filling up with statements and commentary from all corners of the music ...

  11. Business Matters: What Does Google+ Mean to the Music Business?

    June 29, 2011 7:54 PM EDT What Does Google+ Mean to the Music Business? -- Whenever Google launches a new product -- especially one that will compete with social marketing powerhouse Facebook -- there is a tendency to wonder what it means for the music business. While not ...

  12. Raul Vazquez, IFPI Latin America Regional Director, Steps Down

    April 28, 2011 2:40 PM EDT Raul Vazquez has stepped down as Regional Director of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Latin America, the organization announced April 28. For ten years, Vazquez represented the Latin American branch of the organiza ...

  13. Baidu to Launch Licensed Music Service in May

    April 06, 2011 7:23 AM EDT Baidu Inc, China's top search engine, will launch a licensed music search service in May, in a move to legitimize its current music search that critics say enables music piracy. Baidu will launch Baidu Ting sometime in May, said Kaiser Kuo, a ...

  14. IFPI 2011 Report: Global Recorded Music Sales Fall 8.4%; Eminem, Lady Gaga Top Int'l Sellers

    March 30, 2011 11:00 AM EDT Trade revenue generated by global recorded music sales totaled $15.9 billion in 2010, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry's (IFPI) annual report. That represents a year-on-year decline of 8.4% compared to 20 ...

  15. Ke$ha's 'Tik Tok' Is The World's Top Selling Digital Single; American Artists Dominate Chart

    January 20, 2011 12:00 AM EST Confectionary American pop singer and rapper, Ke$ha, had the world's biggest selling digital single with "Tik Tok" in 2010, according to the annual digital music report published today by the International Federation of the Phonogra ...

  16. Publishers, Collective Rights Ask Congress To Assist ISPs

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In providing public comment to the Federal Communication Commission on preserving an open Internet, a group of U.S. music publishers and collective rights organizations have asked that Congress consider empowering Internet Service Providers (ISP) ...

  17. IFPI Members Lose Second Suit Against Baidu

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Baidu has welcomed a Chinese court's ruling against three major labels that had accused two of China's top search engines of linking to illegal music downloads. The Beijing No. 1 Intermediate Court found in favor of China's largest ...

  18. Leona Lewis Leak Investigated

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Syco is working with the IFPI and the police to investigate the leak of unreleased songs including a new Leona Lewis track, "Don't Let Me Down," a collaboration with Justin Timberlake. Lewis, the 2006 winner of the U.K. TV talent sh ...

  19. Michael Jackson: King Of The Pop Charts

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson's impact on pop music history is impossible to overstate. The 1982 album "Thriller," the singer's career-defining release, has sold 28 million albums in the U.S. according to the Recording Industry Association o ...

  20. Spain's Piracy Problem 'Getting Worse'

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain continues to be the only territory in the world's Top 10 music markets that is also in the Top 10 of major music piracy offenders - and things are getting worse, not better. This is the conclusion of labels' body Promusicae, follow ...

  21. Google Launches Free, Legal Music Downloads In China

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google Inc on Monday launched free downloads of licensed songs in China, while sharing advertising revenue with major music labels in a market rife with online piracy. Lee Kai-Fu, president of Google in greater China, said one reason Google lagged ...

  22. Poll: 45% Say P2P OK

    March 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Forty-five percent of Canadians believe that those using peer-to-peer services to freely download music and movies are "doing what people should be able to do on the Internet," according to a poll by Canadian firm Angus Reid Strategies. ...

  23. IFPI's Kennedy: Canadian Gov't Not Interested In IP

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Canada’s continued development of world-class musicians is in jeopardy as the country is mired in sky-high piracy rates and lack of cooperation between Internet service providers and music companies, John Kennedy, chairman of the International Fed ...

  24. Canadian Music Week Kicks Off

    March 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Music Week conference kicked off today (March 12) with industry leaders debating the role Internet service providers will play in the Canadian music business, as well as having Kiss bassist Gene Simmons flex his promotional muscle for ...

  25. Telenor Refuses To Block Pirate Bay Access

    March 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Norwegian telecom group Telenor will not block access to the Swedish BitTorrent tracker the Pirate Bay, despite demands from representatives of the entertainment industry. Telenor said that a demand from international and Norwegian music and film ...

  26. Ritmonet To Promote Spanish Singles In U.S.

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish labels body Promusicae is asking U.S. music radio stations to use its free online digital distribution service Ritmonet to source new Spanish singles. Carlos García Doval, Promusicae's director of planning and development, visited New ...

  27. Spanish Cops Crack Piracy Ring

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have smashed an organized criminal syndicate based in the Madrid region that produced up to 150,000 counterfeit CDs and DVDs a day, and was worth €219 million ($339.5 million) a year. In simultaneous raids in six towns to the south ...

  28. Chinese Music Industry Urges Action Against Baidu

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A coalition of leading music-industry companies and associations on June 3 issued a statement calling on major companies to review their relations with Beijing-based Internet portal Baidu due to its policy of providing “deep links” to Web sites of ...

  29. Google To Enter China's Online Music Sector

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Google plans to enter the online music market in China for the first time, as it steps up its battle with local incumbent Baidu.com Inc, media reported on Thursday. Google is expected to announce a joint venture with Top100.cn, to allow users to l ...

  30. Sweden To Charge Pirate Bay In Copyright Case

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sweden plans this week to charge the people running Pirate Bay, one of the world's most visited Web sites, with being accessories in breaking copyright law. Pirate Bay helps Web surfers share copyrighted music and film files, which is illegal ...

  31. Spain Sales Slump 22% In 2007

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish physical music sales slumped by a record 22.7% in 2007 to 284 million euros ($417.5 million) in wholesale prices, compared to 365.6 million euros ($540 million) in 2006, labels' body Promusicae reports. This was the sixth successive y ...

  32. Russian Music Download Case Rejected

    August 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Moscow court threw out a case against the former head of music downloading site allofmp3.com and rejected the damages claims made by EMI Group PLC, Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, a music industry official said Wednesday. Allofmp3. ...

  33. IFPI Report Indicates Boom-Time For Digital Music

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST While the global trade value of the emerging digital music market roughly doubled to about $2 billion in 2006, the recorded music industry has reiterated there must be "no room for complacency" in its mission to quash online music piracy ...

  34. Spanish Officials Bust Huge CD Piracy Ring

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-named "Cancionero" (Song-writer). Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-nam ...

  35. EMI Discovers Fraud In Brazilian Unit

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT News sent stock plummeting. EMI Group PLC said Wednesday (Oct. 25) that it uncovered accounting fraud at its Brazilian recorded music business that incorrectly boosted revenues and operating profits, news that sent its stock plummeting. Shares in ...

  36. Hong Kong Biz Sues Suspected File-Sharers

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move part of a worldwide effort. Hong Kong's music industry Wednesday (Oct. 18) launched a second wave of lawsuits against suspected copyright infringers. The Hong Kong branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI ...

  37. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  38. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  39. Spanish Biz Shrinks In 2005

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's recorded music market in 2005 shrank by 5.7% in value to €407 million ($488.5 million), labels' body Promusicae said on Thursday (March 30). During the same period, shipments of soundca Spain's recorded music mark ...

  40. Canada Music Sales Hit By P2P Swapping

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20.3 million), or 4%, to $608.7 ($553.4 million) million, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. reported today (March 2). Net music sales in Canada declined in 2005 by C$23 million ($20. ...

  41. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  42. France's Legal File-Sharing Plan Advancing

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The French government is moving ahead with plans for a controversial law that would legalize file-sharing of music and films, a move that could undo years of anti-piracy work by the entertainment indu The French government is moving ahead with pla ...

  43. Rosen, Berman Announce Partnership

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Industry Association of America, have re-united to launch a new partnership, Berman Rosen Global Strategies. Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Indu ...

  44. U.S. Senate Puts Pressure On Russian Gov't

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late last night (Dec. 21) calling on the Russian Federation to provide effective protection for intellectual property or risk not being accepted into the Worl The U.S. Senate passed a joint resolution late ...

  45. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry appointed Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive VP. This marks ...

  46. Hong Kong To Tackle Online Music Piracy

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI plans action against illegal file-sharers. The Hong Kong branch of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is preparing to take legal action against individual music file-sharers. "We are seeking legal advice to ...

  47. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Interna BEIJING (Reuters) -- China must shut down pira ...

  48. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  49. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  50. Crackdown In China: U.S. Eyes Baidu Copyright Suits

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that protect the music industry's copyrights is being put to the test -- and the U.S. copyright czar is watching. NEW YORK -- China's willingness to enforce infringement laws that pro ...

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