Naïve

  1. Exclusive: Naive's Patrick Zelnik Talks Universal-EMI Merger, Plan to Buy Virgin With Branson, More

    July 19, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Patrick Zelnik, founder and CEO of French independent label and distributor Naïve and co-President (for now) of Impala, the independent label association, has made international headlines over the last few days: On Monday a surprising op-ed he wro ...

  2. French Victoires Ceremony Boosts Artist Sales

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 25th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony increased its TV audience, attracting an average of 3.2 million viewers compared with 3 million last year. Three artists won two awards at the ceremony including Benjamin Biolay, who joined i ...

  3. @MIDEM: BPI: 'U.K. Government Will Pass Anti-Piracy Bill'

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Britain’s Digital Economy Bill will be passed before the General Election despite a shortage of parliamentary time, according to U.K. labels body the BPI. “We’re doing everything we can to convince [U.K. Prime Minister] Gordon Brown he doesn’t nee ...

  4. Impala Renews Appeal Against Sony BMG Merger OK

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT European independent music companies trade association Impala has launched another appeal with the European Commission contesting regulators' clearance of the Sony BMG merger. Brussels-based Impala said today it had lodged an appeal last Frid ...

  5. Bruni's 'Promises' To Arrive This Summer

    May 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Carla Bruni, the singer, former supermodel and headline-grabbing wife of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy, will release a new album in Europe this July. Paris-based independent label Naïve will issue the new set, which will be named "C ...

  6. IMPALA To Meet With EC Commissioner

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST IMPALA leaders plan to meet with the European Commissioner in charge of competition on Friday (Feb. 23), Billboard.biz has learned. They intend to discuss a proposed framework to resolve objections that the independent music trade group has -- or ...

  7. WMG-IMPALA Strike Pre-Merger Deal

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group struck a deal with European indie group IMPALA to overcome any objections the group may have to a WMG acquisition of EMI. Last year, IMPALA successfully challenged the European Commission's approval of the Sony and BMG Musi ...

  8. Impala Warns It Will Fight BMG Publishing Sale

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 billion sale of its music publishing wing to Vivendi. Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 b ...

  9. Impala To Launch Euro Indie Sales Certs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. The new initiative is intended to celeb ...

  10. UPFI Elects Bourdoiseau President

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stephan Bourdoiseau was elected president of French indie labels' association UPFI during the organization's annual general meeting on June 24 in Paris. He will serve a two-year term. Stephan Bourdoiseau was elected president of French i ...

  11. France's UPFI Elects New President

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stephan Bourdoiseau was elected president of French indies' association UPFI during the organization's annual general meeting on June 24 in Paris. He will serve a two-year term. Stephan Bourdoiseau was elected president of French indies& ...