Productores de Música de España

  1. 84% of Content Consumed in Spain is Pirated

    April 10, 2014 6:55 PM EDT % of content consumed in Spain is illegal, according to new report that adds more fuel to fiery debate in piracy-plagued country. Eighty-four percent of all online content consumed in Spain is pirated, according to a study of 2013 Internet trend ...

  2. Record Industry Loses P2P Case in Spain

    December 19, 2011 8:52 PM EST The developer of file-sharing applications was found innocent of copyright infringement and unfair competition by a Spanish court on Monday. Pablo Soto and his companies were sued for 13 million euros by the four major music groups and trade group ...

  3. Spanish Parliament Dismisses Anti-Download Law; Nation Continues To Be 'Haven for Pirates'

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST After weeks of negotiations and 12 hours of last-minute haggling over amendments, the so-called anti-download law was shot down by the Spanish parliament late Tuesday night. The governing Socialist Party failed to find support from any other polit ...

  4. Spanish Govt Backs Live Music

    November 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish culture minister Angeles González-Sinde today (Nov. 15) presented a pioneer project to support live music by emerging acts across the country. "Touring Through Venues" (GPS), a state-backed circuit for popular music, will receive ...

  5. Spanish Physical Sales Slide Continues

    July 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's digital music sales continue to grow and now represent 25.8% of all music sales, according to labels association Promusicae. But that growth was not enough to compensate a continuing slump in physical sales, which meant that first-hal ...

  6. Spanish Online Piracy Rate Nears 96%

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Almost 96% of all recorded music acquired online in Spain is pirated, according to a new report from the Spanish division of U.S. consultant IDC Research. The report, published June 1, covers the second half of 2009 and was commissioned by the Coa ...

  7. Promusicae Urges Govt To Match U.K. Anti-Piracy Law

    April 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' group Promusicae has applauded the passing into law of the U.K.'s Digital Economy Act, and called on the Spanish government to "follow the British example." The Act includes provisions for ISPs to write letters ...

  8. Spanish Culture Industry Hit By Piracy

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spain's culture industry lost 13,200 jobs in 2008, of which 10,600 were in the audio-visual sector, according to a report on how digital piracy is affecting the European Union. The bright side is that the sector covering recorded music, cinem ...

  9. Joaquin Sabina Scores Spain's Top-Selling Album

    February 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Only three albums sold more than 100,000 units in Spain in 2009, according to figures released by labels' association Promusicae. They were "Vinagre Y Rosas" (150,000) by singer-songwriter Joaquin Sabina (Sony Music), "Antes De ...

  10. Promusicae Laments 'Blood-Curdling' Spanish Sales Decline

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish labels body Promusicae believes the only hope of survival for Spain's crumbling music business is that the government delivers on its proposed anti-piracy legislation. The legislation, if finally approved by parliament later in the ye ...

  11. Spanish Biz Appeals To Govt On Piracy Plan

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's cultural sector has published an open letter to prime minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, asking him not to change his mind on the so-called anti-downloads law which is part of broader legislation still being drawn up. A full sessi ...

  12. Spanish Music Biz In Anti-Piracy Protests

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry has united in protest to demand greater legislative protection against piracy and illegal P2P file swapping. Earlier today (Dec. 1), hundreds of Spanish music sector artists and workers protested outside the Madrid-base ...

  13. Spanish Digital Effort To Tackle Piracy Unveiled

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's battle against digital piracy has scored a double victory at the third International Forum of Digital Content (Ficod) in Madrid, a three-day event organized by Red.es that ends tomorrow (Nov. 19) and which is expected to attract over ...

  14. 200 Spanish File-Sharing Sites Identified

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The names of 200 Web sites that offer links to illegal downloads in Spain are to be given to the Spanish industry ministry as the first major move in the fight against online music piracy, it was announced in Madrid today (Oct. 19) at the presenta ...

  15. Spanish Market Slumps 30.5%

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish music sales crashed 30.5% in retail terms in the first half of 2009, the leading labels' association Promusicae revealed today (Sept 16), acknowledging that "the Spanish music industry is facing the worst situation it has known d ...

  16. Spanish ISPs Suspend Talks With Rights Holders

    June 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Internet service provider association Redtel refuses to hold any more talks on illegal P2P file-sharing with the culture content industry until the government comes up with a viable legal solution to the problems, Redtel president Mig ...

  17. Spain's Piracy Problem 'Getting Worse'

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spain continues to be the only territory in the world's Top 10 music markets that is also in the Top 10 of major music piracy offenders - and things are getting worse, not better. This is the conclusion of labels' body Promusicae, follow ...

  18. Spanish P2P Trial Begins

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Spanish trial against a P2P software designer has begun in a Madrid mercantile court. Labels body and IFPI affiliate Promusicae and the four majors are demanding €13 million ($18 million) in compensation from Pablo Soto, a 29-year-old self-taugh ...

  19. Spanish Man Behind P2P Site Jailed

    April 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A Spanish court has sentenced a 22-year-old man to six months in jail for operating an illegal file-sharing Web site. The verdict coincides with the April 7 appointment of new Spanish culture minister Ángeles Gónzalez-Sinde, who has voiced her str ...

  20. Spanish Biz Suffers 10% Fall

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's music market continued to slump in 2008, falling by 10.4% in combined physical and digital sales value to €254.4 million ($338 million). An 8.1% increase in digital sales to €29.2 million ($38.8 million) was not enough to make up for ...

  21. Physical, Digital Sales Combined For Spanish Chart

    January 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain will from this week unify physical and digital tracks sales lists into a single chart, in line with the practice in many other countries, labels body Promusicae announced January 12. In addition, gold and platinum disc awards will now be the ...

  22. Spanish Web Users Angry At Anti-P2P Campaign

    December 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spain's Association of Internet Users (AI) has demanded that the culture ministry cancel a national campaign against P2P file-sharing and illegal downloads called "If you are legal, you're legal." The adjective 'legal' ...

  23. Gold Discs Presented To Spanish Acts

    December 02, 2008 12:00 AM EST Thirty of Spain's top-selling Spanish artists in 2008 received their gold disc awards at the inaugural Night of Music party organised by labels' association Promusicae. The Night of Music in a central Madrid venue replaced the Premios Am ...

  24. Ritmonet To Promote Spanish Singles In U.S.

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish labels body Promusicae is asking U.S. music radio stations to use its free online digital distribution service Ritmonet to source new Spanish singles. Carlos García Doval, Promusicae's director of planning and development, visited New ...

  25. Spanish Biz Must Adopt Tough Piracy Tactics, Says Kennedy

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Two leading lights in the European fight against digital piracy and illegal P2P file-sharing have thrown their support behind a new Spanish music and movie business campaign to end Spain's black image as the worst piracy offender among the to ...

  26. Spanish Piracy Highlighted Ahead Of Conference

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spain has become "a true paradise for digital piracy" with 8.8 million of the country's 44 million population downloading music and movies illegally, a new report revealed Monday. The report, based on more than 2,000 interviews with ...

  27. Spanish Cops Crack Piracy Ring

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have smashed an organized criminal syndicate based in the Madrid region that produced up to 150,000 counterfeit CDs and DVDs a day, and was worth €219 million ($339.5 million) a year. In simultaneous raids in six towns to the south ...

  28. Promusicae, Majors Sue P2P For $20 Million

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Add another P2P lawsuit to the books. In Spain, the major labels have united to sue P2P outfit MP2P Technologies and its founder, P2P pioneer Pablo Soto for $20 million, citing unfair competition. Promusicae, the Spanish branch of the IFPI, is spe ...

  29. Digital Music Piracy Accelerating, Spanish Biz Warns

    May 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola has accused the new socialist government of not including the problem of digital piracy in its agenda, despite the fact that Spain is "again on the blacklist" of countries ...

  30. IFPI Welcomes Euro Court File-sharing Ruling

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has welcomed a judgement on intellectual property rights by the European Court of Justice, even though it ruled in favour of a Spanish telecom company's right not to disclose information about illegal file-sharing. The London-based g ...

  31. Spain Sales Slump 22% In 2007

    January 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish physical music sales slumped by a record 22.7% in 2007 to 284 million euros ($417.5 million) in wholesale prices, compared to 365.6 million euros ($540 million) in 2006, labels' body Promusicae reports. This was the sixth successive y ...

  32. Bosé, Bisbal Win Big At Premios Amigos

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Miguel Bosé and David Bisbal took the top awards at Spain's revived Premios Amigo on Nov. 27 in Madrid, as the top-selling Spanish artist of the past year and most-popular artist, respectively. The 30-year veteran Bosé won for his latest albu ...

  33. Lopez, Fernandez Among Premios Amigo Nominees

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry will experience a new look award ceremony on Nov. 27 when the Premios Amigo gala is held for the first time in six years. Details of the return of the top music industry award gala were revealed today in a four-page pre ...

  34. Spain's Premios Amigo Returns Nov. 27

    November 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's top music award gala, Premios Amigo, is returning on Nov. 27 after a five-year hiatus. Organizers Promusicae initially cancelled the event in protest to high levels of music piracy, which in recent years has reached an estimated 50%. ...

  35. Telcos Not Obliged To ID Downloaders, Says EU Expert

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT European telecoms and Internet companies are not obliged to reveal the identity of clients who may have illegally-downloaded music recordings, an advisor to the European Union's Court of Justice said Wednesday. The Advocate General of the Lux ...

  36. Spanish Music Awards Stage Comeback

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spain's Premios Amigo music awards are back on the national calendar after a four-year moratorium called by record label body Promusicae to protest against rampant piracy in the country. Since 2003 the only all-music awards ceremony in Spain ...

  37. Spanish Biz Welcomes Digital Charts

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' body Promusicae today launched the country's first official digital sales charts, with hopes high that the new listings will serve to boost the country's flagging digital music sales. From today, two charts are to be ...

  38. Bisbal Unveils World Tour Plans

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star David Bisbal unveiled details of his "Premonicion 07" world tour today (Feb. 26) in Madrid. The trek will kick off in Bogota, Colombia March 10, and continue on with 30 shows in Latin America before beginning a Spanish l ...

  39. Sony BMG No. 1 In Spain

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Spain held on to its physical music market lead in 2006, despite a strong challenge from Universal Music Spain, according to figures released Friday (Feb. 2) by labels' body Promusicae. Sony BMG claimed a 27.53% share of the market - ...

  40. Spanish Biz On The Slide

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish music shipments slumped 15.3% in retail value last year at €345 million ($445 million), compared to €407 million ($525 million) in 2005, labels' body Promusicae said today (Jan. 17). It was the 6th consecutive annual fall in sales, du ...

  41. Promusicae, elHood.com Forge Pact

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal to help promote Spanish artists. Spanish labels' body Promusicae has signed a cooperation deal with Miami-based Latin music entertainment portal elHood.com to help promote Spanish artists across the Latin music scene. Promusicae presiden ...

  42. Spanish Officials Bust Huge CD Piracy Ring

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-named "Cancionero" (Song-writer). Spain's paramilitary Civil Guard has jailed 10 people in a massive CD and DVD piracy bust code-nam ...

  43. Spanish Judge Angers Industry With P2P Acquittal

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rules action were not illegal as no money changed hands. A Spanish judge has outraged the music industry by acquitting an Internet user who offered and downloaded digital music on the Internet. Paz Aldecoa, the judge at the No. 3 penal court in th ...

  44. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  45. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  46. Spanish Biz Shrinks In 2005

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's recorded music market in 2005 shrank by 5.7% in value to €407 million ($488.5 million), labels' body Promusicae said on Thursday (March 30). During the same period, shipments of soundca Spain's recorded music mark ...

  47. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  48. Spain Starts Long-Awaited Piracy Campaign

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its first national anti-piracy campaign eight months after the initiative was first announced. The country's culture ministry is spending €1 million ($1.2 million Spain today (Dec. 19) launched its fi ...

  49. Promusicae Reduces Certification Levels

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels' group and IFPI affiliate Promusicae has reduced the number of shipments necessary for a record to reach gold or platinum status, with effect from Nov. 1. Spanish labels' group and IFPI affiliate Promusicae has reduced the ...

  50. 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 ...

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