Pascal Nègre

  1. French Music Market Continues Decline

    February 06, 2013 10:27 AM EST The French wholesale music market dropped 4.4% to 589.7 million in 2012, according to initial figures released by record label trade body SNEP during last week's MIDEM conference in Cannes, France. Physical sales dropped 11.9% to 363.7 milli ...

  2. Universal Music France President Pascal Negre Named UMG's Global Head of New Business

    January 15, 2013 1:37 PM EST Pascal Nègre, president at Universal Music France, Italy, Middle East and Africa, has been promoted to UMG's global head of new business, according to a press release. "I'm really happy to work closely with Lucian and the Board team ...

  3. France To Launch Organization To Preserve Local Music

    February 17, 2012 11:41 AM EST French Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand has announced the launch of CNM, the French National Center for Music, designed to support local French creativity and diversity in terms of record and concert production. This announcement was largel ...

  4. French SCPP Report: Rights Income Increases 10 Percent, Digital Continues Growth, Illegal Copyright Claims Down

    January 24, 2012 11:06 AM EST The SCPP, the French society in charge of royalty collections for music labels - including the four majors - saw a nearly 10 percent growth in income in 2011, up to €71.2 million from its 2010 level. This growth can largely be attributed to the ri ...

  5. Valery Zeitoun, French Industry Veteran, Leaves Universal Music France Label AZ

    November 02, 2011 2:28 PM EDT Valery Zeitoun, managing director of Universal Music France's record label AZ, has left the company as of last Thursday, a press release signed by Universal France's President Pascal Nègre confirmed. Zeitoun, 45, is a well-known personal ...

  6. French Producers Call For Increased Private Copying Tax

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST French producers' collecting societies SPPF and SCPP (which includes the four majors) unveiled contrasted figures for 2008, both subject to later fine-tuning. SCPP income was down 4.8% to €58.3 million ($76.5 million). According to SCPP, the ...

  7. Vivendi Posts Strong Sales; UMG Share Rises In All Markets

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST French media and telecom group Vivendi's adjusted net income rose 8.3% in 2007 and will improve similarly in 2008, Vivendi chairman of the management board and CEO Jean-Bernard Levy announced today (Feb. 29) at a press conference in Paris. Un ...

  8. Universal France Tests DRM-Free Music

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France is quietly testing the sale of DRM-free digital music with "L'Olympia," the first live album of French singer/composer Emilie Simon. The album was issued digitally on Feb. 28 and at physical retail on March 5 ...

  9. Uni France Prez Implicated In Tax Evasion Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French prosecutor is asking for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25,000 ($33,000) fine against Universal Music France chairman/CEO Pascal Negre. LONDON -- A French prosecutor is asking for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25, ...

  10. Uni France Prez Implicated In Tax Evasion Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French prosecutor has called for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25,000 ($33,000) fine against Universal Music France chairman/CEO Pascal Negre. A French prosecutor has called for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25,000 ($3 ...

  11. Uni France Prez Implicated In Tax Evasion Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST A French prosecutor has called for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25,000 ($33,000) fine against Universal Music France chairman/CEO Pascal Negre. A French prosecutor has called for a six-month suspended sentence and a €25,000 ($3 ...

  12. Uni France Nixes Controversial Advertising Practice

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France CEO Pascal Nègre has put an end to his company's involvement in the controversial local practice of linking artists with radio stations. Universal Music France CEO Pascal Nègre has put an end to his company ...