Laurent Petitgirard

  1. Sacem Mechanical Revenues Down 15.9 Per Cent

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French authors' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has revealed a 15.9% decline in income from CD and DVD mechanical rights to €100 million ($139.9 million). While its headline results had already been unveiled in January, Sacem ha ...

  2. Sacem Collections Dip

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST French authors' rights society Sacem has reported collections of €756 million ($978.5 million) for the financial year ending Dec. 31 2008, a decrease of 0.4% on 2007. Sacem has yet to reveal detailed figures but noted the continuing decrease ...

  3. Euro Composers, Songwriters Appeal With EC Pres

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A delegation of composers and songwriters today met with European Commission president José Manuel Barroso to discuss their concerns on a looming decision which they claim could have a "lasting disaster for all Europeans, culturally." Th ...

  4. New Chairman For Sacem

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Laurent Petitgirard, the eminent French classical composer/conductor, has been appointed the new chairman of the board at Sacem, France's authors' collecting rights society. Also known for his symphonies and movie soundtracks, Petitgirar ...

  5. Sacem Revenues Post Limited Growth in 2004

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Income from mechanical rights dropped 24%. French authors rights society Sacem collected in 2004 € 726.5 million ($ 881 million), a 2.5% increase over 2003. Sacem distributed € 578.1 million ($ 701 million) to its members, € 300 000 ($ 363 800) mo ...