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  1. France’s ‘Three-Strikes’ Hadopi Law Gets the Guillotine

    July 10, 2013 5:53 AM EDT The French government has made a U-turn on its controversial “graduated response” law, Hadopi. After mounting criticism in recent months, the anti-piracy experiment has been dumped and will be replaced with a system of automatic fines, accordi ...

  2. France's Q1 Digital Music Sales Drop as Criticism of HADOPI Mounts

    June 07, 2013 2:00 PM EDT In the first quarter of 2013, French digital music sales fell 5.2% to €30.9 million (about $40.9 million) according to SNEP , the French recording trade group. Digital sales made up 29% of the country's music market, which during the same p ...

  3. Business Matters: Signs That the Recorded-Music Market is Weakening Globally

    June 04, 2013 7:42 PM EDT The recorded music market is suddenly looking tired. Poor numbers out of France follow declining digital sales in the U.S. and weak first-quarter numbers in Japan. French recorded music industry group SNEP has revealed that total revenues were d ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. French Music Sales Drop 5% First Half of 2011; Digital Way Up, Accounts For Nearly A Quarter of All Sales

    September 27, 2011 6:10 PM EDT The French recorded music market dropped 5.7% for the first half of 2011 to €225.9 million (about $307 million) labels body SNEP (which stands for Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique) revealed at a Paris press conference last week. ...

  6. French Music Sales Down 5% In Q1; Digital Rises 13%

    May 24, 2011 8:00 AM EDT The French recorded music wholesale market dropped 5% year-on-year in Q1 2011, generating €121.8 million (about $171 million) , according to the country's labels trade body SNEP (Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique). The physic ...

  7. French Biz Continues To Grow In 2010

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music market went up 4.1% in trade value for the first half of 2010 to €239.3 million ($305.1 million), labels body Snep revealed today (Sept. 8) in a press conference in Paris. The physical market went up 2.5% in value to €196 ...

  8. French Music Market Up 8% In Q1, Retail Not So Sure

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music wholesale market went up 8% year-on-year in Q1 2010, generating €128.6 million ($165.8 million), according to labels trade body Snep. The physical market grew 4.3% to €105.5 million ($136 million) and the digital market w ...

  9. French 'Three-Strikes' Scheme Curtailed

    June 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT France's Creation and Internet law has been watered down after the country's Constitutional Council ruled against a key element that would have allowed an independent administrative authority to cut off copyright infringers' broadba ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. French Assembly Adopts Three-Strikes Law

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Four weeks after its surprise rejection, the French "Creation and Internet" law has finally been adopted by the National Assembly, with 296 votes in favor and 233 against. The law includes the implementing of a three-strikes scheme under ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. French Biz Falters, Digital Remains Strong

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The wholesale value of the French recorded music market in the first nine months of 2008 decreased to €382 million ($484 million), down 13.9% from the corresponding period last year, according to new figures issued by labels trade body SNEP. It fo ...

  15. First Half Slump For French Market

    September 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The wholesale value of the French market decreased to €278.7 million ($390.74 million) in the first half of 2008, down 12.2% from the corresponding period last year, according to figures released by French trade body Syndicat National de l'ed ...

  16. French Biz Down, But Labels Remain Optimistic

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 17.4% fall in the wholesale value of shipments in 2007, the French record business is hopeful of positive movement in 2008. At Midem, labels trade body SNEP announced that the trade value of all shipments had fallen to €712.9 million ($1 ...

  17. French Biz Falters, Downloads Rise

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The wholesale value of the French market in the first nine months decreased to €443.9 million ($651 million), down 20.5% from the corresponding period last year, according to new figures issued by labels trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-y ...

  18. French Market Fizzles In H1

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the first six months, the wholesale value of the French market decreased to €317.8 million ($438.37 million), down 17% from the corresponding period last year, according labels new figures issued by trade body SNEP. It follows a 14% year-on-yea ...

  19. French Market Slows In Q1

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry is showing no encouraging signs. The wholesale value for the first quarter of 2007 dropped to €172 million ($235 million), down 24% from the same period last year, according to trade association SNEP. The volume ...

  20. French Biz Falters In 2006

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST After showing encouraging signs in 2005, the French recorded music market hit the downward slope in 2006. According to initial estimates, unveiled Jan. 16 by national industry trade body SNEP, the wholesale value of the physical market in 2006 dro ...

  21. French Biz Down Again

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT After a relatively stable year in 2005, the French recorded music market is again on a downward slope, according to first-half figures unveiled today (Sept. 15) by trade body SNEP. After a relatively stable year in 2005, the French recorded music ...

  22. SNEP, UPFI Fight French Album Certifications

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Thresholds on albums lowered after July 1. France's SNEP has lowered its album certification thresholds. The decision is applicable for all certification requests received by the labels trade body after July 1. From that date, 75,000 album sh ...

  23. France's SNEP Elects Lameignère Pres

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Christophe Lameignère, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG France, was elected president of labels body SNEP during its annual general meeting June 22 in Paris. Christophe Lameignère, chairman and CEO of Sony BMG France, was elected president of ...

  24. France's SNEP Adopts Digital Sales Reporting Tool

    June 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tracks online, mobile sales in real time. French music industry trade body SNEP and its members have agreed to adopt Easy Rights, a new digital transactions tool that allows users to track and report the online and mobile sales of full-track downl ...

  25. France Q1 Trade Results Disappoint

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry slumped in the first quarter, trade body SNEP reported today (May 3). The market during the first three months generated revenue of €208 million ($262 million) The French recorded music industry slumped ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. SNEP: French Market Stabilizing

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The French recording market is showing signs of stability, national trade body SNEP said yesterday (Sept. 5) as it revealed first-half market figures for 2005. In the first six months, the volume of s The French recording market is showing signs o ...

  28. French Biz Ticks Upward In Q1

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shipments rise, but retail revenues dip. The French market's first-quarter sales showed a slight improvement over the same period in 2004, according to statistics unveiled this week by industry body SNEP. SNEP released two sets of data, cover ...

  29. French Gov't Takes Lead In Fight Against Online Piracy

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French government is pushing the music industry and Internet service providers to adopt a charter that will regulate the relationship between the two parties in matters of online piracy. PARIS -- The French government is pushing the music indu ...

  30. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  31. French Industry Strikes Back Against Piracy

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music industry has confirmed it will launch legal action against individual file sharers. The move--unveiled today during a media briefing organized by labels body SNEP--falls in l The French recorded music industry has confirm ...

  32. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  33. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...