Italian Society of Authors and Publishers

  1. Italian Collecting Society Prez Quits

    December 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Giorgio Assumma, president of the Italian authors' and publishers' collecting society SIAE, has resigned, almost two years before the end of his mandate. No official reasons have been given for his decision, which became effective on Nov ...

  2. GEMA Fails In YouTube Legal Challenge

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT German collection society GEMA's legal challenge to prevent YouTube from making 75 compositions available online has failed. The Regional Court of Hamburg today (Aug. 27) dismissed the application submitted by GEMA for an interim injunction a ...

  3. Giorgio Assumma Returns As SIAE President

    November 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Italian collecting society SIAE has confirmed Giorgio Assumma as president, following an assembly held in Rome today (Nov. 6). Assumma's two-year mandate expired this month and the 64-member representative assembly voted to renew it. Theoreti ...

  4. Italian Spending On Entertainment Events Inches Up

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Even though the amount spent on concert tickets fell, Italian collecting society SIAE has reported a "mild" increase in the amount of money spent by Italians on entertainment events in the first six months of 2009, in comparison to the s ...

  5. SIAE To Decide President's Future Nov. 6

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A special assembly of Italian authors body SIAE which will decide the future of the troubled society’s presidency is to be held on Nov. 6, Billboard has learned. Although no official announcement has been made, publishing sources say a decision co ...

  6. Italian Society SIAE's Director-General Quits

    October 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE's director-general, Domenico Caridi, whose two-year mandate ended on Oct. 8, has left the organization. His role is temporarily being filled by assistant director-general, Manlio Mallia. Caridi was previously a ...

  7. Authors’ Pain In Spain Eases

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors body SGAE is claiming that publishers' reliance on physical product sales is a thing of the past after revealing a 10% rise in rights collections to €344 million ($534 million) during 2007. Speaking at the 91,000-member collec ...

  8. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  9. SIAE Hails "Historic" Decision

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Italian collecting society SIAE says it has secured its independence, after its status as an "economic public entity" was officially recognised by the Italian government. The declaration follows a meeting of the Italian Senate's Cul ...

  10. Italian Collecting Society SIAE Names New DG

    October 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italian authors' collecting society SIAE has appointed Domenico Caridi as its new director-general, effective Oct. 7. Caridi replaces Angelo Della Valle, whose term comes to an end Oct. 6. Previously assistant DG, Caridi will be based in SIAE ...

  11. Popkomm Panelists: Music, Auto Industries Must Align

    September 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vehicles will drive a viable revenue stream for record labels in the coming years, panelists said at the "Auto Mobile Music: The Dashboard Jukebox" session today, on day one of Popkomm , the international music and entertainment conferen ...

  12. SACEM, SGAE Form Venture For Pan-Euro Licensing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French and Spanish authors' rights societies are forming a joint venture to offer pan-European publishing licenses to digital and mobile services. SACEM president/CEO Bernard Miyet and SGAE chairman Eduardo Bautista announced their plans toda ...

  13. Italian Concert Revenue Dips

    December 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST The amount of money spent by Italians on concerts fell by 12.6% in the first six months of 2006 with respect to the same period in 2005, according to figures released by collecting society SIAE. A total of €75 million ($99 million) was spent on co ...

  14. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement Oct. 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new or MILAN -- Two Italian music industry representa ...

  15. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized by the ri MILAN -- PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipen ...

  16. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two bodies were rivals until a few months ago. Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement October 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new ...

  17. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent representative body launched in July. PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized b ...

  18. Italy's SIAE Elects New Prez

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has elected a new president, Giorgio Assumma. MILAN -- Italian collecting society SIAE has elected a new president, Giorgio Assumma. Assumma, a 70-year-old lawyer who specializes in entertainment-related issues, won ...

  19. Italy's SIAE Elects New Pres

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has elected a new president, Giorgio Assumma. Assumma, a 70-year-old lawyer who specializes in entertainment-related issues, won 50 of 51 votes at the society assembly Italian collecting society SIAE has elected a n ...

  20. Italian Gov't Delays Decision On SIAE

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government delays its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. MILAN -- The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The government's "commissioners ...

  21. Italian Gov't Delays Decision On SIAE

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The government's "commissionership& ...

  22. Italy's SIAE Placed Under Government Watch

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has been placed under special government "commissionership," the country's cultural heritage minister Rocco Buttiglione said yesterday (July 27). At the same time, SIAE Italian collecting society SIAE ...

  23. Italy's SIAE Prez Resigns

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franco Migliacci, president of Italian collecting society SIAE, resigned May 11, effective immediately. The society will be run by an interim president, Silvano Gauriso, who is one of the five members MILAN -- Franco Migliacci, president of Italia ...

  24. Migliacci Splits With Italy's SIAE

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franco Migliacci, president of Italian collecting society SIAE, resigned yesterday (May 11) with immediate effect. Franco Migliacci, president of Italian collecting society SIAE, resigned yesterday (May 11) with immediate effect. The society will ...

  25. Corsi Named Pres Of Italy's FEM

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president of the Italian publishers association Federazione Editori Musicali (FEM). EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president o ...

  26. Italy's SIAE Inks Deal With Univideo

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has struck an agreement with domestic audiovisual publishers' trade body Univideo covering copyright payments to screenplay and script writers whose works are distribut MILAN -- Italian collecting society SIAE ...

  27. Italy's SIAE Appoints Profita As Director General

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has appointed Gianni Profita as its director general, following a meeting of the governing body in Rome today (June 29). Profita, 43, is a former director general of th Italian collecting society SIAE has appointed ...

  28. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  29. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  30. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  31. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...