Universal France

  1. 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 ...

  2. France To Launch Organization To Preserve Local Music

    February 17, 2012 11:41 AM EST French Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand has announced the launch of CNM, the French National Center for Music, designed to support local French creativity and diversity in terms of record and concert production. This announcement was largel ...

  3. French SCPP Report: Rights Income Increases 10 Percent, Digital Continues Growth, Illegal Copyright Claims Down

    January 24, 2012 11:06 AM EST The SCPP, the French society in charge of royalty collections for music labels - including the four majors - saw a nearly 10 percent growth in income in 2011, up to €71.2 million from its 2010 level. This growth can largely be attributed to the ri ...

  4. Valery Zeitoun, French Industry Veteran, Leaves Universal Music France Label AZ

    November 02, 2011 2:28 PM EDT Valery Zeitoun, managing director of Universal Music France's record label AZ, has left the company as of last Thursday, a press release signed by Universal France's President Pascal Nègre confirmed. Zeitoun, 45, is a well-known personal ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. French Victoires Ceremony Boosts Artist Sales

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST The 25th French Victoires de la Musique awards ceremony increased its TV audience, attracting an average of 3.2 million viewers compared with 3 million last year. Three artists won two awards at the ceremony including Benjamin Biolay, who joined i ...

  7. @MIDEM: French Music Market Decline Slows

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The decline in the French music market slowed significantly in 2009, according to initial figures unveiled by labels trade body Snep during MIDEM in Cannes. Overall, the wholesale market dropped 3.2% to €587.8 million ($827.2 million), compared wi ...

  8. French Societies Reveal Neighboring Rights Income

    January 14, 2010 12:00 AM EST French labels' collecting societies SCPP (which includes the four majors) and SPPF unveiled initial figures for 2009, both subject to later fine-tuning. SCPP income was down 11.3% year-on-year to €61.9 million ($89.6 million), a drop SCPP att ...

  9. Universal France Creates Brand-Focused Division

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France has launched a division designed to intermediate between brands and the major company's artists. The new unit, entitled "U think!", will work on product placement, endorsement and on developing dedicated music ...

  10. Universal Music launches Motown In France

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France. French female hip-hop hitmaker Diam's will serve as artistic director. As an artist, Diam's remains linked with EMI/Hostile. Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France ...

  11. 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 ...