SPPF

  1. French Music Veteran Francis Dreyfus Dies

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Francis Dreyfus, the founder of recording and publishing company Francis Dreyfus Music, has died aged 69. Dreyfus was considered a high-level music industry talent scout in France. He produced albums by major French artists such as Alain Bashung a ...

  2. France's SPPF Sues YouTube

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels collecting society SPPF has filed a lawsuit against YouTube for alleged copyright infringement. In a statement, the producers' body said that more than 100 music videos of its catalog, which had been taken down by Yo ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. France's SPPF Sues Limewire

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST French independent labels collecting society SPPF said yesterday it filed a suit against U.S.-based P2P software company Limewire in Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance. The society claims recordings from various members are being illegally tr ...

  5. French Labels Gets Tough On Net Music Useage

    December 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST French independent labels collecting society SPPF has warned it would no longer tolerate Internet firms using the music of its members without authorization. In a statement issued Dec. 17, the organization stated, "For years, SPPF has been ob ...

  6. France's SPPF Pacts With Deezer For SmartPlaylist

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels collecting society SPPF has forged a content deal with Paris-based on-demand streaming company Deezer for its SmartPlaylist interactive Web casting service. SmartPlaylist allows users to stream music programs based on the ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. France’s SPPF Sues Morpheus, Azureus

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French independent labels' performing right collecting society SPPF has filed suits against U.S.-based P2P software companies Morpheus/Streamcast and Azureus in Paris' Tribunal de Grande Instance. SPPF claims that recordings by its membe ...

  9. Sacem And SDRM Sue AllofMp3, Mp3sugar

    March 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT French authors rights societies Sacem and SDRM have taken joint legal action against Allofmp3 and Mp3sugar, two Russian services which sell music downloads for unusually low prices. The action was filed at the French Tribunal de Grande Instance of ...

  10. 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, ...

  11. French Society SPPF Links With OD2

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT French collection society SPPF has struck a digital distribution agreement on behalf of its independent label members with OD2. French collection society SPPF has struck a digital distribution agreement on behalf of its independent label members w ...