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  1. 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 ...

  2. Low TV Ratings For Spain's Premios Awards

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Triple-award winner Miguel Bosé wasn't the only person noticeable for his absence from the 12th Premios de la Música gala. The event, which was broadcast on public TV channel La 2 on Friday evening, 24 hours after the April 3 ceremony, had an ...

  3. Barnasants Readies Release Of Aute's Cuba Concert

    April 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A new Spanish joint venture label is planning to launch a CD-book and DVD of a tribute concert for veteran Spanish singer/songwriter Luis Eduardo Aute. The Barnasants-Canción de Autor label was created last year by Barcelona's Barnasants sing ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. SGAE, Hoodiny Forge Digital Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE has reached a digital distribution deal with Hoodiny Entertainment Group, the U.S.-based full-service technology and content production company. SGAE has licensed for Spain the repertoire of ...

  6. Spain Declared European Kings Of Illegal Downloading

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Spain is the European leader in illegal music downloads, a new report claims. Spanish computer users illegally downloaded more than 1.2 billion tracks in 2007, according to authors' and publishers' society SGAE. The figures, published We ...

  7. Spain's Songwriters Strike It Rich In France

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST France has displaced the United States as the international territory generating most rights for Spanish songwriters, says Madrid-based national authors' body SGAE. According to figures released simultaneously in Madrid and at the MIDEM trade ...

  8. Peermusic, MCPS-PRS, SGAE Forge Euro Alliance

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Leading independent music publisher Peermusic today used the platform of Midem to unveil a pan-European online and mobile licensing accord with Britain's MCPS-PRS Alliance and Spanish society SGAE. Through the agreement, SGAE will represent P ...

  9. Spanish Net Associations Blast SGAE

    November 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's two biggest Internet users' associations have accused authors' and publishers' society SGAE of embezzlement, misappropriation of funds and fraudulent use of public subsidies. The charges are made in a 14-page denunciati ...

  10. Huecco Replaces Melendi For Mexico City Concert

    November 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music-signed Spanish artist Huecco will take the place of multi-platinum singer Melendi at a Nov. 17 Rock En Ñ concert in Mexico City. Melendi has decided not to appear following a Nov. 13 incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route from ...

  11. Melendi Held By Cops After Air Incident

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spanish pop star Melendi was being held for questioning by Madrid police today after an incident on an Iberia state aircraft en route to Mexico. Press reports say the singer was involved in altercations with crew members who refused to serve him m ...

  12. Rock En Ñ Tour 2007 Details Unveiled

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST The 8th Rock En Ñ annual tour of Latin America from Nov. 16 to Dec. 6 this year takes in four countries - Argentina, Mexico, Venezuela and Colombia. Organized by Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE, this year's participati ...

  13. Cuba's Rodríguez Gets Digital Debut

    October 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 21-album catalog of Silvio Rodríguez has been made available in digital form for the first time, thanks to a unique deal between iTunes and sDae, the digital division of the Spanish authors' and publishers' society, SGAE. Rodríguez i ...

  14. Spanish Biz Sets Sights On China

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE and the industry and trade ministry are planning to join forces in an attempt to raise the profile of Spanish music repertoire in China. Fundación Autor, SGAE's promotional arm, and the ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Premios Handed Out In Spain

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Spanish rock group Dover scooped three awards at the 11th Premios de la Musica awards ceremony, held outside Madrid for the first time ever Thursday night (March 29), at the Gran Teatro theater in Cordoba, southern Spain. The band, led by sisters ...

  17. Dover Up For Half Dozen Premios Awards

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With six nods, rock group Dover heads the nominees for the 11th Premios de la Música awards on the back of their first electronic album "Follow The City Lights (EMI)." Dover has also been nominated for best song ("Let Me Out"), ...

  18. Spain's Premios De La Música On The Move

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Spain's main music award ceremony, the Premios de la Música, will this year be held outside Madrid for the first time in its 11-year history. The March 29 gala will be staged at the Gran Teatro in the southern city of Córdoba following two we ...

  19. SGAE's Int'l Rights Rise In 2006

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The United States, France and Italy contributed the most international authors rights to the 86,000 members of Spain's collecting society SGAE in 2006, the group's international department revealed Sunday (Jan. 21) at the Midem trade fai ...

  20. Spanish Gov't Lends Support To Live Sector

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Spanish government wants to set up live music rehabilitation councils in up to eight cities to help finance improvements to existing music venues when necessary. Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo disclosed the plan during a meeting in Madr ...

  21. SGAE: Spanish CD, DVD Market Down In 2005

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The value of Spain's videogame market in 2005 almost matched the combined value of the market for CDs and DVDs, the Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE said today (June 21) when it presented The value of Spain's video ...

  22. Amaral A Triple Winner At Spain's Premios

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received an average 571,000 viewers, or a 9.3% share, despite a graveyard timeslot on public channel TVE1. The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received ...

  23. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Data exchange hailed as 'significant step.' CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. As reported yesterday , the DDE ...

  24. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  27. Spanish Cops Arrest 15 In P2P Operation

    April 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have closed 17 Web sites and arrested 15 people as part of an operation described as "unprecedented in Europe." According to police, the Web sites encouraged peer-to-peer trading in mus Spanish police have closed 17 Web si ...

  28. Spain's Premios Gala To Honor X Alfonso

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Cuban singer, composer and video producer X Alfonso will receive the best new Latin artist award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5, organizer Academy of Music Arts and Scienc Cuban singer, composer and video prod ...

  29. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  30. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  31. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  32. Euro Online License Breakthrough Unveiled At Midem

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting societies to build a one-stop shop for the licensing of online rights throughout Europe. EMI Music Publishing has forged a groundbreaking pact with two key collecting so ...

  33. Spain's SGAE Publishes Latino Heavy Metal Guide

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of authors' and publishers' society SGAE, has published what it boasts is the world's first latino heavy metal dictionary. Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of ...

  34. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

  35. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  36. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Piracy continues to slam market. Spanish authors and publishers society SGAE collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% over 2003. The society distributed €295.2 million ($383.8 m ...

  40. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo today (April 8) presented the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo toda ...

  41. SGAE Seeks Spanish Music Presence In U.S.

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE is urging the country's government to help the music sector sell its image and product in the United States through cooperation and exchange programs. Spanish authors' and publisher ...

  42. Popkomm To Have Spanish Flavor

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Partner country' plans quixotic events. As expected, Spain has been designated “partner country” at this year’s Popkomm music trade fair Sept. 14-16 in Berlin. The concept was introduced at the 2004 event, when the designated nation was ...

  43. Spanish Biz To Present Gloomy Report

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's music industry is expected to present a grim report on the domestic market in 2004. A meeting has been called for Monday (Jan. 24) by labels' body AFYVE, whose president, Antonio Guisasola, wi Spain's music industry is expec ...

  44. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te MADRID -- Spain's socialist gov ...

  45. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  46. Spanish Gov't Proposes Piracy Crackdown

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spain's socialist government is drawing up the country's first national anti-piracy plan, involving 11 ministries, police and the courts, major music business bodies, Internet service providers and te Spain's socialist government is ...

  47. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  48. Spain Supports Lower VAT Rate On Music

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Spain has pledged to reduce its value added tax (VAT) on record music to 4% from 16%, new culture minister Carmen Calvo said during a media gathering Friday in Madrid. Spain has pledged to reduce its value added tax (VAT) on record music to 4% fro ...

  49. Alejandro Sanz Leads Spain's Premios

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alejandro Sanz dominated Spain's Premios de la Música awards ceremony Thursday (April 15) in Madrid, winning in five of his seven nominated categories. Alejandro Sanz dominated Spain's Premios de la Música awards ceremony tonigh ...

  50. SGAE Condemns Madrid Bombings

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE today (March 11) expressed its "firm condemnation and repulsion of the brutal terrorist attacks" that hit Madrid this morning. Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGA ...

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