Universal Music Italy

  1. Roberto Vecchioni Wins Italy's Flagship Sanremo Festival, Sets TV Ratings Record

    February 22, 2011 12:15 PM EST Veteran singer-songwriter Roberto Vecchioni was the winner of the 61st edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival, which concluded on Saturday (Feb. 19). Vecchioni, 67, came first with the song, "Chiamami Ancora Amore," while seco ...

  2. Valerio Scanu Wins Controversial Sanremo Festival

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Valerio Scanu (EMI) was the winner of the 60th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival. The competition concluded chaotically on Saturday (Feb. 20) amid concerns about the voting system. Scanu came first with the song "Per Tutte le ...

  3. Crooner Conte Unveils New Universal Album

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Italian singer/songwriter Paolo Conte unveils his new album tomorrow after changing record labels at the age of 71 to join Universal Music Italy. The veteran artist, who had been with CGD/ Warner Music Italy for most of his recording caree ...

  4. Mazza Appointed FIMI Pres

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian major labels representative body FIMI has confirmed Enzo Mazza as president and named its new executive committee, following a May 22 assembly in Milan. Universal Music Italy CFO Corrado Filpa has been appointed vice president. The body� ...

  5. Legendary Italian Publisher Ricordi Leaves The Building

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A long chapter in Italian musical history has drawn to a close with the news that the famous Ricordi publishing company has left its offices in Via Berchet, in the heart of Milan, after 200 years. The publishing company was part of BMG Ricordi Pub ...

  6. Italian Star Antonacci Switches Labels

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Italian singer-songwriter Biagio Antonacci has changed labels. The artist and his Iris label have signed a contract with Sony BMG. Antonacci, 44, made his recording debut in 1989 and had spent his entire career to date with Universal Music Italy ( ...

  7. Universal Italy Restructures

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Italy, which has been without an official president and CEO since the departure of Piero La Falce in December, has unveiled a new management structure, with immediate effect. Universal Music Italy, which has been without an officia ...

  8. Strong Showing For Locals On Italy's 2005 Chart

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Homegrown artists accounted for seven of the top ten places on Italy's year-end annual albums chart for 2005, according to figures prepared by ACNielsen, the official compiler of the weekly national s Homegrown artists accounted for seven of ...

  9. La Falce Exits Universal Music Italy

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music Italy, resigned just before Christmas, with immediate effect. His departure takes place some 12 months before his contract was due to expire. Piero La Falce, president and CEO of Universal Music ...

  10. Sugar Finds New Italian Distributor

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie label signs with Warner Music. Italian indie label Sugar has signed a domestic distribution deal with Warner Music Italy. The three-year agreement becomes effective on January 1, 2006. Sugar has been distributed in Italy by Universal Music I ...

  11. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  12. Italy's FIMI Elects Officers

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana (FIMI) elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly May 31 in Milan. Italian record labels' trade association Federazione Industria Musicale I ...

  13. Italy's FIMI Elects Mazza As Pres

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry association FIMI has elected Enzo Mazza as its new president during an assembly this morning (May 31) in Milan. At the same time, the trade body appointed a new governing committee. Italian industry association FIMI has elected En ...

  14. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  15. FIMI May Extend Boycott Of Italy's Sanremo

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian industry body FIMI has hinted that its members could stay away from the 2005 edition of the country's Sanremo Festival. The festival, which is held in March, has been the key event in the Ital Italian industry body FIMI has hinted tha ...

  16. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  17. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...