U.K. government

  1. U.K. Parliament Committee Calls For C'right Term Extension

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee has recommended to the U.K. government that the term of copyright on sound recordings be extended beyond its current 50 year term. The copyright term should be "extended to at least 70 y ...

  2. EC Issues Anti-Trust Statement Naming Apple, Majors

    April 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission says Apple Inc. and the major record companies may be guilty of violating competition regulations on Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Commission -- the European Union's anti-trust authority -- confirmed today (Apri ...

  3. U.K. Industry, Gov't Discuss Digital Market Issues

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A package of measures to support the music industry as it struggles to adapt to the new digital market was presented earlier this week to the U.K. government. Senior industry representatives met with government officials at a music summit on Monda ...

  4. Live Biz Should Brace For Change, ILMC Confab Told

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing and prosperous international live-music industry must avoid complacency, attendees at this year's International Live Music Conference were told. During his keynote speech on the opening day of the March 9-11 event in London, ...

  5. Hazarika Joins EMI Group

    February 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group U.K. has appointed Ayesha Hazarika as VP, industry and government affairs, reporting to Victoria Bassetti, EMI's senior VP of government relations. The former chief press secretary to Patricia Hewitt, U.K. Secretary of State for Tra ...

  6. UK Conference Aims To Boost Music Education

    December 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli, legendary South African jazz musician Hugh Masekela, renowned British folk musician Martin Carthy, and Mercury Prize-nominated jazz/rap artist Soweto Kinch are among the industry luminaries participating in a London ...

  7. McGee Supports Gowers Review In Blog

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Alan McGee, CEO of U.K. independent label Poptones and Creation Management, has become the first high profile executive to break ranks with the music industry and come out in favour of the Gowers Review on intellectual property. The review created ...

  8. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. Ahead of the publication of the Gowers review -- due around the chancellor's Dec. ...

  9. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  10. Report: Gowers Won't Budge On U.K. C'right Duration

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound recordings is heading for a defeat, according to unconfirmed media reports. The British record industry's battle for extended copyright protection on sound r ...

  11. EMI's Nicoli Urges Gov't Investment In Music

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suggests offering businesses financial incentives. Eric Nicoli, EMI Group’s chairman, has urged the U.K. government to stimulate further growth in the music sector by adding music curriculum in schools and offering businesses financial incentives. ...

  12. HMV Awaits Details Of Waterstone's Bid

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group has reacted coolly to a proposal to buy its U.K. bookseller chain Waterstone's. Waterstone issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange which said that an "indicative offer for Waterstone HMV Group has reacted coolly to a pr ...

  13. HMV Awaits Details Of Waterstone's Bid

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group has reacted coolly to a proposal to buy its U.K. bookseller chain Waterstone's. Waterstone issued a statement to the London Stock Exchange which said that an "indicative offer for Waterstone HMV Group has reacted coolly to a pr ...

  14. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  15. Brit Gov't Steps Up Fight Against Scalpers

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Trade and Industry has declared online ticket-sales operation Get Me Tickets Limited as illegitimate and called for it to be shut down. The DTI is also pressing for The U.K. government's Department of ...

  16. U.K. Gov't To Host Live Biz Confab

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to hold a series of workshops with the live-entertainment industry to tackle the escalating problem of ticket fraud. The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and S ...

  17. U.K. Gov't To Host Live Biz Confab

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and Sport is to hold a series of workshops with the live-entertainment industry to tackle the escalating problem of ticket fraud. The U.K. government's Department of Culture, Media and S ...

  18. Jowell To Act On IP Theft

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Culture secretary Tessa Jowell pledged Oct. 5 to protect Britain's creative industry from intellectual property theft and warned that European states would have to present a united front to tackle bur LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cultur ...

  19. Brit Execs Prepare For Japan Mission

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British labels will embark later this month on a second fact-finding mission to Japan in an endeavor to carve out business opportunities in the world's second biggest record market. British labels will embark later this month on a second fact ...

  20. U.K. Eyes New Co-prod'n Tax Treaties

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.K. government said Feb. 28 that it has opened negotiations with five countries, including China and South Africa, to draw up film co-production treaties that will enable producers to apply for r LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.K. go ...

  21. Nicoli Speaks On U.K.'s Creative Industries IP Forum

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at the Advancing Enterprise 2005 conference in London, organized by the department of the Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown.The following is an edite EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli spoke Feb. 4 at ...

  22. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI chief calls for protection on int'l level. EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an i ...

  23. Nicoli Asks U.K. Gov't To Champion IP Industries

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is urging British policymakers to put the creative industries "at the center of the government agenda" and take the lead in defending their rights at an international le EMI Group chairman Eric Nicoli is ur ...

  24. Robbie Williams Managers To Keynote ILMC

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live-biz event set for March 11-13 in London. David Enthoven and Tim Clark, managers of Robbie Williams, will be the keynote speakers at the International Live Music Conference, to be held March 11-13 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The two I ...

  25. Robbie Williams Managers To Keynote ILMC

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live-biz event set for March 11-13 in London. David Enthoven and Tim Clark, managers of Robbie Williams, will be the keynote speakers at the International Live Music Conference, to be held March 11-13 at the Royal Garden Hotel in London. The two I ...

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