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  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. Alejandro Sanz Debuts At No. 1 On Latin Albums Chart

    October 04, 2012 5:48 PM EDT Alejandro Sanz claims the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Latin Albums chart with La Música No Se Toca , released Sept. 25 on Universal Music Latino. The album, Sanz's debut with Universal after a lifetime with Warner, also finished the we ...

  3. Spain's Music Industry in Crisis as Music, Ticket Sales Plummet

    July 20, 2012 11:25 AM EDT It's official. This year is the worst for Spain's music industry in history. Labels and agents are going out of business, thousands of jobs and millions of euros are being lost, and what's worse, the next Alejandro Sanz or Placido D ...

  4. Rdio Expands to Spain, But Can It Catch On There?

    February 23, 2012 4:48 PM EST Rdio, the subscription-based music streaming service, is taking on the bull by its horns (pun intended). It landed in Spain this week, defying the country's infamous track record with online piracy and blatant consumer unwillingness to pay to ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Biz Matters: Spain's Music Sales Dropped 21% In 2010

    January 31, 2011 1:52 PM EST Spain's Recorded Music Dropped 21% Last Year -- Spain's recorded music market dropped 21.1% to €167 million (U.S. $228 million), according to figures released by Promusicae, the country's recorded music industry trade group. The dec ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  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. @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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Spain All Set For SxSW

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish indie Armada is sailing into South By South West for the first time this week, with music biz and government backing. Until this year, Spain was the world's only major market without a stand at SxSW in Austin, Texas, but the Sound ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Spanish Parliament OKs 'Digital Canon'

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Spanish music industry received a belated $46 million Christmas present on Thursday when Parliament approved a new digital tax in its last full session before the general elections on March 9. The so-called "digital canon" will apply ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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%. ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Spanish Market Suffers 12.6% Drop In '04

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Music sales in Spain in 2004 suffered a double-digit slump for the third year in a row. Labels body Promusicae says 2004 revenues totaled 431.4 million euros ( ...

  33. Grim News For Spanish Biz

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market grapples with severe piracy. The value of music sales in Spain dropped 12.6% in 2004, according to preliminary data from trade group Promusicae. Speaking yesterday (Jan. 24) in Madrid, Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola gave a grim asse ...