If you can't beat 'em, make 'em join!
Music Industry News - as it happens
Source: Mi2N - May 19, 2002
Record labels of the World - Unite! Because Russia's capacity for producing
CDs - including music, film and business and leisure software - now totals
an estimated 200 million discs, "four times the country's legitimate
Who says so?
The IFPI (International Federation of the Phonographic Industry), which also
says according to a global piracy survey it will shortly release, "Russia's
music pirate market is worth US$240 million and is second in size only to
The evident solution?
Says the IFPI, Russian record labels and the "international music industry"
will support a new organisation that will, "develop the legitimate music
market and fight the country's rampant levels of copyright piracy."
The organization is called the National Federation of Phonogram Producers
(NFPP) and it, "represents 70% of the music industry in Russia and unites
the major Russian and international record companies for the first time,"
say the NFPP and IFPI.
And guess who's behind the NFPP?
The IFPI, whose European board members held the first joint meeting with
NFPP members on May 14 after which it was announced that the chief
priorities of NFPP are: developing the Russian music market and the
industry's infrastructure; fighting piracy alongside other music rights
holders; and lobbying the Russian Government for effective copyright
legislation and professional anti-piracy enforcement - including "measures to
control pirate production by Russia's rapidly-growing CD manufacturing
NFPP and IFPI will also work on, "anti-piracy information campaigns aimed at
the Government and the public."
Related News from Mi2N:
» Russian And International Record Companies Unite To Develop Market And Fight Piracy
» Nordic & British Musicians' Unions' Joint Statement on Sexism in the Music Industry
» Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist
» Two-Sides of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt
» Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes
» Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance
News Beat Directory
» [2017-11-21] Joint Statement By The Nordic Musicians' Unions And British Musicians' Union; Discussions On The Issue Of Gender Inequality, Sexism And Sexual Harassment, The Scale Of Which Had Been Highlighted By The Recent #metoo Campaign
» [2017-11-13] Women Make An Impact On The 2018 MPG Awards Shortlist; Nearly A Quarter Of Those Named This Year Are Female, Proving That Music Production Is No Longer A Bastion For The Boys
» [2017-11-13] The Nashville Musicians Sound Healthcare Plan Rolls Out; Sound Healthcare & Financial Announced The Formation Of A True Group Health Insurance Policy Plan For Musicians And Industry Professionals
» [2017-11-09] Streaming & Listening Diversity - Spotify Case Study; Will Artists Have An Easier Time Finding An Audience, Or Will Streaming Focus Global Attention On A Small Number Of Stars?
» [2017-11-09] Two-Sides Of Copyright Finance: Sound Royalties & Kobalt; Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties While Kobalt Launches Fund To Invest In Music Copyright
» [2017-11-08] Career Moves: ROLI, Live Nation Sweden, Music Glue, BBR Music Group, Warner/Chappell Music Spain & Blue Night Soundscapes; ROLI Chief Creative Officer, Live Nation Sweden Managing Directors, Music Glue Global Head Of Business Development, BBR Music Group VP Of International, Warner/Chappell Music Spain Managing Director And Blue Night Director Of Music Clearance
» [2017-11-08] Europe's Digital Music Leaders Form Alliance; European Digital Music Companies Launch Of Digital Music Europe
» [2017-11-05] Pandora Subscriber Base Grows To Over 5 Million; Pandora Premium Paid Subscribers Cross The 1 Million Milestone In October 2017
» [2017-11-05] Hybrid Studios Announces Online Mastering Services; Engineers Billy Klein And Brian Frederick Spearhead New Online Mastering Effort Through OC Studio
» [2017-11-05] Music Industry Betting On VR & AR For New Revenue; The Music Industry Is Making An Early Bet On VR & AR To Create New Revenue Streams Across All Their Lines Of Business
» [2017-11-04] Sound Royalties Unearths Millions In Undistributed Royalties; Nearly $14 Million In Undistributed Royalties Has Been Found By Music-focused Finance Firm Sound Royalties
» [2017-11-02] MusicDish*China October China Label Music Releases And Charts; Several Tracks From October Releases Have Charted On Chinese Music Portal Kanjian ING Top 10 Weekly Chart
follow MusicDish on