John Kennedy

  1. Bob Geldof Picks Up Award At MIDEM

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Named as one of the personalities of the year. Live 8 mastermind Bob Geldof stopped by at MIDEM, the annual gathering of the music industry, to pick up another prize on Monday (Jan. 23) but he said this one was different. Named with Live 8 partner ...

  2. Report: Downloads Exceeded 420M In 2005

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Digital sales yielded an estimated $1.1 billion in revenue from Internet and mobile sales, up from $380 million in 2004, according to the IFPI “Digital Music Report 2006” unveiled today (Jan. 19) Digital sales yielded an estimated $1.1 billion in ...

  3. Report: Downloads Exceeded 420M In 2005

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Digital sales yielded an estimated $1.1 billion in revenue from Internet and mobile sales, up from $380 million in 2004, according to the IFPI “Digital Music Report 2006” unveiled today (Jan. 19) Digital sales yielded an estimated $1.1 billion in ...

  4. IFPI Launches Massive P2P Strike

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch LONDON -- The international recorded musi ...

  5. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  6. IFPI Launches Biggest P2P Strike

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry is raising the stakes in its battle against online music file sharing. In its latest round of civil suits, the IFPI's national trade group members have launch The international recorded music industry ...

  7. Midem To Honor Live 8 Co-organizers

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith and John Kennedy will be honored during the Midem trade show at a gala dinner on Jan. 23 in Cannes, France. Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmi ...

  8. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. where it comes ...

  9. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  12. IFPI Appoints New General Counsel

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Geoff Taylor joins from the BPI. The IFPI has appointed today (Oct. 11) Geoff Taylor as general counsel and executive vice-president. This marks Taylor's return to the international labels' trade body after a hiatus at British sister org ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. First-Half World Sales Dip 6.3%, Digital Sales Triple

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital revenues on the rise. The global music industry recorded another downbeat tune in the first half of 2005 when total sales of physical recordings slumped 6.3% in value to $12.4 billion in retail value, and 6.6% in unit sales. The negative f ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International labels' trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-sharing on computers. LONDON -- International labels' trade body the IFPI has join ...

  18. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Free software to block illegal file-sharing. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. Called Digital ...

  19. IFPI, MPA In New Anti-Piracy Initiative

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined forces with the movie industry to distribute a free anti-piracy software designed to block illegal file-swapping on computers. International music industry trade body the IFPI has joined ...

  20. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died Aug. 30 at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. LONDON -- David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record ...

  21. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died yesterday (Aug. 30) at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global reco ...

  22. Brit Record Exec Fine Dies At 76

    August 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT David Fine, one of the figureheads of the U.K. record industry in the 1980s and 1990s, died yesterday (Aug. 30) at his home in Shanley Green, Surrey after becoming ill with cancer. He was 76. David Fine, one of the figureheads of the global record ...

  23. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nat The international recording industry has ...

  24. Ukraine Passes 'Landmark' CD Plant Law

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI welcomes bill to curb piracy. The international recording industry has applauded the Ukraine's adoption today (July 6) of a long-awaited CD plant law. The new legislation is seen as a significant move in the battle against the nation ...

  25. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid June 23 to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mor MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined ...

  26. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish minister Calvo no-show at IFPI gathering. Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mo ...

  27. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticise the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved more Global music industry leaders joined their Span ...

  28. Parents Targeted In New Industry Initiative

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global initiative aimed at educating parents about the benefits and dangers of music downloading and file-sharing. Child welfare charity Childnet is launching today (June 8) a global ini ...

  29. IFPI Files P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants d LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  30. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  31. IFPI Files Round Of P2P Suits In 11 Countries

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI and national trade groups have launched legal cases against 963 individuals in 10 European countries and Japan, alleging that the defendants downloaded or uploaded illegal music files from th The IFPI and national trade groups have launch ...

  32. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Gr John Kennedy, chairman/CEO of the Internationa ...

  33. IFPI's Kennedy Takes Non-Exec Notting Hill Role

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST New role "beneficial" to IFPI post. IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy has taken an additional post as a non-executive director for London-based publishing firm Notting Hill Music Group. It is the only music-related commercial role that Kenn ...

  34. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kennedy: IFPI will address interoperability. Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan ...

  35. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan. 2 Interoperability, litigation and greater ...

  36. Industry Faces Further Litigation, ISP Challenges

    January 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interoperability, litigation and greater support from Internet service providers are critical priorities for the industry in the year ahead, the IFPI's new chairman/CEO John Kennedy said today (Jan. 2 Interoperability, litigation and greater ...

  37. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle a ...

  38. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legit downloads soar in U.S., Europe. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. While unveiling its new "Digital Music Report" in London, the IF ...

  39. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle a ...

  40. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will d ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  43. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  44. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  45. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  46. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  47. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  48. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  49. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

  50. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

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