Music groups launch French promusic website
January 26, 2004
Music groups and rightsholders' associations in France have, in a joint initiative, set up www.promusicfrance.com - the national French-language version of the international www.pro-music.org website. The site was launched at Midem in Cannes yesterday in the presence of, and backed by, the French Ministry of Culture Jean Jacques Aillagon.
Pro-music is part of the recording industry's ongoing public awareness initiative to promote legitimate online music and confront the myths surrounding online music piracy.
The French website is an initiative by the country's major and independent record producers (SNEP, UPFI, SCPP, SPPF), authors, composers and publishers (SACEM, UNAC, SCDEM), retailers (SDSD), music managers (MMF France) and live music promoters (Prodiss).
France is the second country to create its own version of the international pro-music website, which was launched in May 2003 with widespread backing from across the music sector. Germany unveiled its own national version www.pro-musicorg.de in August of last year.
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