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9th March 2021

The Weeknd wins 2020’s IFPI Global Digital Single Award for Blinding Lights

Photo: The Weeknd by Nabil Elderkin IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced that Blinding Lights by The Weeknd is the winner of 2020’s IFPI Global Digital Single Award. The IFPI Global Digital Single Award is presented to the world’s best-selling single of the year across all digital formats – […]

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4th March 2021

BTS announced as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award

Photo: Courtesy of Big Hit Entertainment IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, has announced global superstars BTS as the winners of 2020’s IFPI Global Recording Artist of the Year Award. The unique award is calculated according to an artist’s or group’s worldwide performance across digital and physical music formats during the […]

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22nd February 2021

SoundSys launched to drive improvements in performance rights revenue distribution

22nd February 2021 – IFPI, the organisation that represents the recorded music industry worldwide, and four leading music licensing companies (MLCs) in Asia, working with music technology company BMAT, have launched SoundSys, a first-ever, fully scalable, shared system for the distribution of sound recording performance rights revenue around the world. IFPI, and the respective MLCs […]

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26th January 2021

Music groups successfully act against streaming manipulation site likeservice24.de in Germany

Latest injunction issued in a series of successful actions against streaming manipulation services in Germany and Brazil Recording industry remains committed to global campaign to tackle streaming manipulation 26th January 2021 – IFPI, representing the recording industry worldwide, and its German national group, BVMI, announced today that the Regional Court of Frankfurt has issued an […]

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16th December 2020

IFPI statement on the European Commission’s Digital Services Act

Commenting on the publication of the Digital Services Act Frances Moore, Chief Executive of IFPI, said: “We strongly support the European Commission’s goal to ensure greater accountability and transparency of digital services and to introduce effective obligations to tackle illegal content online. “This proposal represents an important starting point and we look forward to working […]

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15th December 2020

IFPI Welcomes European Commission’s “Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List”

15th December 2020 – The European Commission has published its Counterfeit and Piracy Watch List, exposing online service providers established outside of the European Union (EU) that engage in or facilitate intellectual property rights infringement affecting European rightsholders. The list is intended to raise awareness across law enforcement and policymakers outside the EU of the role […]

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IFPI and creative and cultural sectors from across Europe express serious concerns over the @EUCouncil's general approach on the DSA https://www.ifpi.org/ifpi-and-creative-and-cultural-sectors-from-across-europe-express-serious-concerns-over-the-eu-councils-general-approach-on-the-dsa/

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The BRIT Awards announce new host for 2022, and outline new awards. #BRITs

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