26th February 2018

Ed Sheeran officially named the best-selling global recording artist of 2017

(Ed Sheeran. Photo by John Marshall) IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Ed Sheeran as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2017, reflecting the unparalleled, record-breaking success of his third studio album ÷ (Divide) and its singles including the global smashes Shape of You, Castle on the Hill, Galway […]

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14th February 2018

IFPI announces promotions within its trade, legal & litigation teams

With IFPI’s General Counsel, Jo Oliver, due to depart for a new position at Recorded Music New Zealand in March, IFPI has taken the opportunity to make changes to the structure of its legal and litigation teams.

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7th February 2018

IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report – translated editions available

IFPI’s Music Consumer Insight Report, released in Autumn 2017, is now available in other major languages.

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30th January 2018

IFPI and Europe’s creative industries joint call on EU Presidency to make progress towards a Value Gap solution

IFPI, alongside 23 other creative industry organisations including authors, performers, publishers, filmmakers, TV producers, European football leagues and photo agencies, have written to the new presidency of the European Council seeking an effective solution to the Value Gap.

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Music's direct economic contribution to the EU is 1.5x larger than its world-famous wine and beer manufacturing sectors 🍾🍻

For more about The Economic Impact of Music in Europe, read @OxfordEconomics’ new report 👇


A new study released today commissioned by @IFPI_org estimates that the music sector supported a €81.9 billion contribution to EU27 and UK GDP, 2 million jobs and €31.0 billion in tax receipts. #music #economicimpact

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Music Supports Two Million Jobs, Contributes $97 Billion Annually to European Economy, Study Finds