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6th March 2019

Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) named best-selling single of 2018

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Havana by Camila Cabello (featuring Young Thug) as the best-selling digital single globally of 2018. Released in 2017, Havana is the lead track from Cuban-American singer Camila Cabello’s eponymous debut solo album. Drawing on influences from Cabello’s Cuban heritage, the track, and the […]

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26th February 2019

Drake named Global Recording Artist of 2018

IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has named Drake as the world’s best-selling recording artist of 2018, following the global success of his fifth album Scorpion, including tracks God’s Plan, Nice for What and In My Feelings. Drake is the only artist to ever hold this title multiple times, with his […]

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20th February 2019

Statement from IFPI on the draft European Copyright Directive

Commenting on the draft European Copyright Directive, Frances Moore, CEO, IFPI said: “We acknowledge the efforts made by lawmakers to try to find a way through such a complex area. Certain of the Article 13 provisions of the Copyright Directive are notable. This is the first legislation confirming that User-Upload Content platforms perform an act […]

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7th February 2019

European creatives and rightsholders call on negotiators not to proceed with Copyright Directive on the basis of current proposals

A group of 10 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe, including IFPI, have today said the current draft of the Copyright Directive fails to meet its original objectives and risks leaving European rightsholders worse off. They have called on negotiators not to proceed with the Copyright Directive on the basis of current […]

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17th January 2019

European creatives and rightsholders caution that new draft of Article 13 requires urgent changes in key areas

A group of 12 organisations representing a range of creative sectors in Europe have today called for urgent changes to the draft proposal for Article 13 in order to meet the original objectives. Read the full letter here. For further information please contact:press@ifpi.org / +44 (0) 20 7878 7979

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14th December 2018

Joint statement from IFPI and RIAJ on the EU-Japan FTA

On December 7th and 12th, the Diet of Japan and the European Parliament both held their respective votes in favour of ratification of the EU-Japan trade agreement. As representatives of the recording industry in Japan and worldwide, we welcome the support given by the EU and Japanese parliaments to the EU-Japan FTA ratification. The EU-Japan […]

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