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  1. Italian, French Music Revenues Up for First Time in Over 10 Years

    February 06, 2014 10:40 AM EST For the first time in over a decade of year-on-year decline, recorded music revenues in France and Italy both grew in 2013. Fueled by strong growth in digital, in particular streaming services, recorded music revenues in Italy rose 4% last year to ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Biz Q&A: SACEM CEO Jean Noel Tronc on Managing the World's Second-Largest Rights Society

    January 29, 2013 3:45 PM EST Jean Noel Tronc is CEO of France's authors, composers and publishers collections society SACEM -- a job he's only held since June 2012.  Coming from the IT and television sectors, Tronc has had a steep learning curve but already under h ...

  4. SACEM Names Jean-Noel Tronc Chairman

    December 08, 2011 12:15 PM EST France's SACEM Names Jean Noel Tronc Chairman French authors, composers and publishers collecting society SACEM named Jean Noel Tronc to replace Bernard Miyet, the current chairman of the management board who did not apply for a new mandate. ...

  5. French Youth Can Double Their Money With Music Card

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has unveiled its promised music card initiative, which offers discounted streaming service access and cheap downloads to consumers aged 12-25. The "Carte Musique" was officially unveiled yesterday (Oct. 28) at a pre ...

  6. YouTube Signs With France's Sacem

    September 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society Sacem has announced a licensing deal with Youtube France, after three years of negotiations. The deal, described by Sacem as a blanket license, includes Sacem's worldwide repert ...

  7. Sacem 'Close' To YouTube Deal

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French authors' and publishers' collecting society Sacem is set to a strike a licensing agreement with YouTube. The development was announced during a Paris press conference to unveil collections and distribution of income to members for ...

  8. Business Matters: Pandora, Second Life, RouteNote and more

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT 'PANDORA' AS A VERB -- Edison Research , which released some Internet radio stats a few days ago, follows up with talk about how webcasters are aiding music discovery and how they might approach their competition with market-leader Pando ...

  9. French Tours Boost SACEM Live Income

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French songwriters' and publishers' collecting society SACEM unveiled figures that show the growth of the country's live music sector. The live music sector generated €78.5 million ($104.4 million) of SACEM income, which accounted f ...

  10. President Sarkozy Backs French Digital Strategy

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST France's mission to improve the growth of legal digital services for cultural works has hit the headlines, thanks to its proposal to tax advertising revenues from online giants such as Google to support the creative industries hit by the digi ...

  11. Sacem Signs with Saudi Arabia's Rotana

    October 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French authors, composers and publishers society Sacem has signed a global deal with Saudi Arabian group Rotana Audio Visual. Sacem will handle management of the publisher's entire catalog for the world except for Turkey for Rotana, which bec ...

  12. French Anti-Piracy Sanctions Delayed

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The French music business has expressed its disappointment after the National Assembly president's decision to postpone until September the vote on the sanctions side of the Creation and Internet law. The decision is down to the lack of time ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. IFPI Still Backing 'Three-Strikes' Schemes

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT IFPI chairman and CEO John Kennedy tells Billboard.biz that "three-strikes" schemes to tackle illegal file-sharing are still a solution, despite the French legal ruling against a key element of the country's proposed system. Kennedy ...

  15. EU Commissioner Welcomes Pan-European Progress

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for competition, has welcomed progress towards pan-European digital licensing solutions, including agreement by French collecting society SACEM that it will cooperate on such arrangements. The antitrust issue wa ...

  16. French Biz Welcomes Three-Strikes Vote

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music industry has voiced its approval after the French Senate adopted the "Creation and Internet" law by 189 votes in favor and 14 against. In the vote today (May 13), the Senate did not amend the draft voted by the National Assembl ...

  17. Majors On Board For Streaming Service Jiwa

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French digital music platform Jiwa has signed licensing agreements with Warner Music, EMI Music and Sony Music Entertainment for its on-demand streaming service. Following an earlier deal with Universal Music, Jiwa now has the four majors on board ...

  18. French Govt Pledges New Vote On Three-Strikes Law

    April 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Following the French National Assembly's shock rejection of the "Creation and Internet" law proposal, the government has already confirmed its intention to re-submit the bill to a vote. The law would have implemented the three-strik ...

  19. El Sayegh Upped At France's SNEP

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT David El Sayegh has been named as the new director-general of French labels body Snep, effective June 20. El Sayegh is currently head of legal affairs at IFPI affiliate Snep, a role he has held since September 2007. Prior to that, he was with Fren ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. French Market Drops 15%

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST The French biz was down 15% to €606 million ($794.9 million) based on wholesale market figures in 2008, trade label body Snep revealed during the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. The physical market dropped 19.9% to €530 ...

  22. MIDEM Unveils Publishing Summit

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST MIDEM will launch its inaugural International Publishing Summit next month, in association with the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP). It will be staged Jan. 20 as part of the MIDEM international music market at the Palais des ...

  23. France's Orange Launches Unlimited Download Offer

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Leading French carrier Orange today launched an unlimited permanent download service with content licensed from all four majors. Featuring one million titles, the "Musique Max" service primarily targets music fans, explains Laurence Leny ...

  24. EU's McCreevy Calls For Forum On Copyright Levy

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A forum should be set up to resolve a long-running spat over levies on recording equipment to compensate performers for lost royalties, EU Internal Market Commissioner Charlie McCreevy said on Tuesday. Big electronics companies such as Philips, No ...

  25. Universal Onboard With France's Deezer

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has signed an agreement with French ad-supported on-demand streaming service Deezer, which will provide users from 35 European and Mediterranean countries free access to almost 1 million titles. Deezer co-founder Jonathan Benassaya ...

  26. Universal Partners With SACEM For Pan-Euro Licenses

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ending days of intense speculation at MIDEM, Universal Music Publishing Group has set up a digital licensing scheme in Europe. The publisher has formed a joint venture with French society SACEM which allows that society and France's mechanica ...

  27. Ad-Supported Airtist Site Goes Live

    December 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The French market has its own ad-supported free music download platform, Airtist. The new service went live in mid-December and is available for free, provided visitors complete a free registration process. Users can then download a DRM-free track ...

  28. Ad-Supported Service Deezer Signs With Sony BMG

    October 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG France has signed an agreement which will provide users of French ad-supported on-demand streaming service Deezer with unlimited free access to 165,000 titles. "This deal is experimental," says Christophe Lameignère, chairman an ...

  29. Big Plans For DDEX In 2007

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT During the first annual meeting of the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), participants showed optimism that the music industry would adopt their standards which are designed to ease digital exchanges. "We want to create a level of simplicity in an ...

  30. Sacem Shuts Up France's Radio.blog.club

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paris-based Radio.blog.club's music files were cut this week after French collecting society Sacem issued a cease and desist order to the online service's Web hosting provider. Radio.blog.club, which is operated by Paris-based Mubility, ...

  31. Veteran French Lyricist Pierre Delanoe Dies

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pierre Delanoë, French veteran lyricist, music-radio pioneer and a major influence at French collecting society SACEM, died Dec. 27, aged 88. One of the most prolific songwriters of the post-World War II era in France, Delanoë wrote for most of th ...

  32. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  33. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  34. France Adopts Copyright Bill

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. After seven months of debate and controversy, French lawmakers today (June 30) approved the copyright bill. The final text of the copyright ...

  35. Industry Giants Team Up For Digital Data Exchange

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels, technology companies and publisher groups have formed a membership-based organization to create standards for communicating information necessary to license and sell digital enter Major record labels, technology companies and ...

  36. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend ...

  37. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  38. French Market Stabilizes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. According to figures unveiled today (Jan. 17) in Paris by indus ...

  39. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  40. French Parliament To Discuss New Copyright Bill

    December 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to debate the controversial new digital copyright bill. If passed, the copyright and neighboring rights in the information society bill (DADVSI) would impose t French Parliament is today (Dec. 20) due to de ...

  41. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. LONDON -- The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex r ...

  42. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  43. Collecting Licensing Up For Overhaul

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Proposal for EU-wide online license. The European Commission has started the process to overhaul the European Union's complex rules on collective licensing for online music. EU internal market commissioner Charlie McCreevy outlined today (Oct ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. GESAC Elects Miyet President

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bernard Miyet was elected April 21 to a two-year term as president of Groupement Européen des Sociétés d'Auteurs et Compositeurs (GESAC), the trade body representing European rights societi Bernard Miyet was elected April 21 ...

  46. Miyet Elected President Of GESAC

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SACEM chairman to replace Gema's Kreile. Bernard Miyet was elected to a two-year term as president of GESAC (European Grouping of Authors' and Composers' Societies), on April 21 at the trade group's general meeting. Miyet is ch ...

  47. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Teacher to pay €10,200 in damages. In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of €3,000 ($3,940), plus €10,200 ($13,300) in damages. ...

  48. French Court Sentences File-Sharer

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST In the first high-profile case of its kind in France, a civil court yesterday (Feb. 2) sentenced a 28-year-old file-sharer to pay a suspended fine of €3,000 ($3,940), plus €10,200 ($13,3 In the first high-profile case of its ...

  49. French Industry Promotes Legal Downloads

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. A previous campaign i ...

  50. Universal Says It Will Appeal Hallyday Case

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France is planning to appeal a decision by a French labor tribunal ordering the company to hand over to one of its leading artists the masters to his complete catalog. LONDON -- Universal Music France is planning to appeal a decisi ...

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