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  1. Q&A With Placido Domingo, IFPI Chairman, Opera Star

    August 24, 2011 1:00 PM EDT The legendary Placido Domingo strode into London in late July like the opera colossus that he really is and unleashed an astonishing piece of news: the "multi-faceted" opera star had been appointed to the newly created role of chairman a ...

  2. Cary Sherman Named RIAA Chairman & CEO

    August 08, 2011 3:41 PM EDT As expected , the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) announced today that its Board of Directors has named Cary Sherman as RIAA Chairman & CEO, effective September 1, 2011. Sherman succeeds Mitch Bainwol, who has resigned his pos ...

  3. Placido Domingo Named IFPI Chairman

    July 26, 2011 12:00 PM EDT Legendary opera star Placido Domingo might have played a record 134 operatic roles in more than 3,500 career performances during his more than 40-year career. He may also have made more than 100 recordings of complete operas, plus arias, duets and ...

  4. Chinese Online Music Providers Form Industry Association

    June 20, 2011 3:00 PM EDT The first instance of an industry-coordinating organization of online music operators and online music content providers has been established in Beijing. The organization, The Alliance of the Digital Music Industry (ADMI), consists of more than 20 ...

  5. U.K. Music Biz Reacts To Fourth Place Slide In International Rankings

    April 05, 2011 8:05 AM EDT The United Kingdom's music industry may have slipped to fourth place on the IFPI's world rankings, but it is still performing robustly in a number of key areas, say U.K. execs. According to international trade body IFPI, Germany has now ...

  6. IFPI, BPI Back Digital Education Campaign

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI and U.K. trade body the BPI have backed a new consumer education campaign to ensure children can access entertainment content online safely and legally. The campaign has launched in the U.K. this week and is set to roll out to multiple co ...

  7. New Zealand Music Fans Urged To Inform On Pirates

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new Web site encouraging consumers to report instances of music piracy has just been launched by the Recording Industry Association of New Zealand. The site www.reportmusicpiracy.co.nz allows users to lodge a complaint with RIANZ about illegal m ...

  8. RIAA, Other Groups Bend Copyright Czar's Ear

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT With the request for comments to help the U.S. shape its “Joint Strategic Plan” on intellectual property due today, U.S. copyright organizations are urging the federal government to bolster its efforts to protect intellectual property and protect ...

  9. IFPI Warning On Spain, France, Brazil

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has warned that music markets in Spain, France and Brazil are "suffering acutely" from piracy, as it issued its annual Digital Music Report for 2010. The music industry's global trade body had more positive news on digital ...

  10. NZ Biz Cautious On Revised Copyright Law

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST The New Zealand music industry has reacted cautiously to revised copyright legislation which offers a 'three warnings' solution to online piracy - but only a limited 'struck out' component. The government unveiled the new-look ...

  11. U.K. Arrest In P2P Pre-Release Investigation

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the U.K. in connection with a group leaking pre-release music on P2P file-sharing networks. He was arrested in Portsmouth following a joint enquiry by trade body the BPI and IFPI, in conjunction with the City ...

  12. CRIA Not Suing Torrent Site

    November 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Canadian Recording Industry Association is not suing torrent site isoHunt.com as reported on various Internet sites and by the torrent site’s founder. Gary Fung, the Vancouver-based creator of isoHunt, a torrent site that has come under fire f ...

  13. NZ Govt Readies New Anti-Piracy Legislation

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The New Zealand entertainment industry is looking to work with Internet service providers (ISPs) to thrash out how tough new online anti-piracy measures are to be implemented. The government has confirmed that the Copyright (New Technologies) Amen ...

  14. EC Proposes Extended Copyright Term

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission today formally proposed an extension in the term of copyright for recorded performances from 50 to 95 years, rewarding the tens of thousands of British artists and the trade bodies which have lobbied intensively for new mea ...

  15. Oliver Appointed IFPI General Counsel

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI has elevated Jo Oliver, head of the IFPI's litigation department, to general counsel. Reporting to John Kennedy, IFPI chairman and CEO, Oliver is tasked with overseeing global litigation, regulatory compliance and corporate legal aff ...

  16. RIAJ Launches Promotional Websites

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) has launched English and Chinese Web sites to promote Japanese music internationally. The Web sites were jointly developed with industry groups such as the Visual Industry Promotion Organiza ...

  17. BPI Plots Japan Trade Mission

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The BPI will launch its trade mission to Japan on Aug. 3 in conjunction with the program of events to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the U.K. and Japan. The U.K. music industry trade body is running its Japan trip for t ...

  18. RIAA Spent $2.8M Lobbying Feds

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The recording industry's trade group spent nearly $2.8 million pumping up the volume on its lobbying on Capitol Hill last year. The Washington-based Recording Industry Association of America lobbied on a bill to limit fees charged to Internet ...

  19. European Parliament Rejects Plans To Cut File-Sharers

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament has narrowly voted against a rule which would cut the Internet connections of people who illegally download copyright infringing music and other digital files. The parliament gathered yesterday to vote on the "Report o ...

  20. Korean Industry Bodies Form KFCI Lobby Group

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ten culture-related Korean industry associations, including local labels body the Music Industry Association of Korea (MIAK), on Wednesday launched a unified body for lobbying the government and helping to shape cultural policy. Members of the Kor ...

  21. Healthy Digital Biz Needs Gov't, ISP Help, IFPI Says

    January 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST Led by single-track downloads, worldwide digital music sales reached $2.9 billion in 2007, up almost 40% from the previous year, according to a new publication issued by the IFPI. Digital formats now account for roughly 15% of the global music mar ...

  22. Update: EMI Letter To IFPI Surfaces

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI has tendered a conditional resignation from the IFPI, Billboard has learned. The resignation came via a letter obtained by Billboard from EMI general counsel Chris Ancliff to IFPI chairman and CEO John Kennedy, and would go into effect on Marc ...

  23. CRIA: Digital Gains Lag U.S.

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Despite a 73% gain in single digital track sales in 2007, the Canadian Recording Industry Association says digital sales still lag woefully behind that of the U.S. Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, said ju ...

  24. IFPI Makes Oink Squeal

    October 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music critics beware. The IFPI is putting the clamps on prerelease leaks. London-based IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy says the trade association is taking on so-called "ripping groups" dedicated to getting prerelease music onto the Net a ...

  25. Gorny Appointed Initiative Musik Chairman

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny, deputy chairman of the German Recording Industry Association (BPW) and former CEO of the music-TV channel VIVA, has been appointed chairman of the supervisory board for the newly launched Initiative Musik. Initiative Musik is the bra ...

  26. Henkel To Exit RIAA

    July 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT John Henkel is exiting his post at the RIAA July 27, after nearly 12 years at the industry trade group. His most recent title was director of artist and industry relations. Henkel is moving to a position at startup company For Your Imagination, wh ...

  27. Tory Leader Cameron Backs C'right Term Extension

    July 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Britain's official opposition political party will throw its support behind the industry's quest to extend the term of copyright, the Conservative Party's leader declared today. Using the platform of the BPI's annual general me ...

  28. CIPRA Names New President

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA) has appointed Duncan McKie as its president and executive director, effective June 4. He replaces Cori Ferguson who stepped down as the trade organization's executive director in ...

  29. Groome Exits The BPI

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry's general counsel Roz Groome is leaving the trade body after more than seven years' service. Groome will take up the post of VP, anti-piracy at Universal Pictures International, where she will drive the ...

  30. U.K. Gets New Anti-Piracy Powers

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT New powers giving U.K. trade officials the right to seize physical copies of pirated music come into effect for the first time tomorrow. The move had been recommended by the 2006 Gowers Review, an independent report that re-examined U.K. copyright ...

  31. Wadsworth In, Jamieson Out At BPI

    January 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The BPI has confirmed its new structure, which sees EMI Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/CEO Tony Wadsworth come on board and chairman Peter Jamieson exit. As tipped in Billboard.biz , Wadsworth becomes chairman in the trade body's re-jigged e ...

  32. Martin Splits With BPI

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Martin has departed as director of the BPI's anti-piracy unit. It is understood Martin left the London-based organization in early December for personal reasons. BPI anti-piracy investigator David Wood will temporarily fill the void as ...

  33. Trade Groups Applaud Brussels' Copyright Levy Decision

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST European authors, songwriters and artist groups have welcomed the decision by the European Commission to shelve its plans to reform the copyright levy system for consumer electronics. It comes after Commission President José Manuel Barroso said mo ...

  34. Germany's BPW, IFPI To Merge

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German labels body the BPW and the national IFPI group will merge from spring 2007. The move was decided Monday (Dec. 11) at the respective general meetings of the associations in Berlin. With the unification of the two trade bodies, "we reac ...

  35. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  36. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  37. IFPI Steps Up P2P Crusade

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 new actions brought. The IFPI is riding a new wave of legal actions aimed at illegal file-sharers. More than 8,000 new cases have today (Oct. 17) been launched in 17 countries, including the first-ever actions against file-sharers in Brazil, ...

  38. RIAA Responds To Video Criticism

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Short film aims to educate students on copyright issues. As trade groups criticize a RIAA-prepped educational video on copyright law as misleading and factually inaccurate, the music industry body is defending the short film and responding to crit ...

  39. U.K. Industry Readies Trade Mission To Japan

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to boost U.K. sales. The U.K. music industry is embarking on a trade mission in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug. 4 to give the British music business an insight into Japan's digital and mobile music developments. Spearheaded by British industr ...

  40. British Assn. of Record Dealers Re-Brands As ERA

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adopts new name to reflect new media age. The British Association of Record Dealers (BARD) is re-baptizing its organization with a new name Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). The 18-year-old association says the new brand name reflects the ...

  41. RIAJ Backs Copyright Law Extension

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry groups push for 70 years duration. The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has joined a group of entertainment and arts organizations that plan to file a joint letter this September urging the Japanese government to extend the ...

  42. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  43. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  44. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI toda ...

  45. BPI To Sue Allofmp3.com

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Russian service sells albums for $1. Representatives for U.K. labels' trade body the BPI today (June 6) confirmed that they would pursue rogue Russian download service Allofmp3.com in court for copyright infringement. Speaking at a House of C ...

  46. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  47. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT VSDA, IEMA form new unnamed group. Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailers. The new g ...

  48. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailer Trade groups representing video retailers and ...

  49. IFPI Launches New Wave Of P2P Litigation

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ,000 uploaders face action in 10 markets. The international recorded music industry has launched a new round of legal proceedings targeted at prolific file-sharing "uploaders." Nearly 2,000 new cases have been launched on Tuesday (April ...

  50. Brit Indies Set For Mission To India

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST A delegation of independent British music firms will embark later this week on a trade mission to India, the world's second most populous country and the 23rd largest music market in value. A delegation of independent British music firms will ...

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