Latest International Federation of the Phonographic Industry Stories

2011-07-28 04:45:00

A 19-year-old British man was arrested on Wednesday in Scotland as part of an investigation into the hacking groups Anonymous and LulzSec. The man, who authorities believe used the online nickname "ËœTopiary', is suspected of being a prominent player in a number of cyber attacks by the two hacking collectives. The groups have claimed responsibility for breaking into the networks of the CIA, Sony and many other private and public websites. Scotland Yard's cybercrime unit made the...

2009-08-20 06:20:00

Record label SyCo and music trade body IFPI announced that they have called police to help track down computer hackers that leaked a track by Leona Lewis and Justin Timberlake on the Internet. The song "Don't Let me Down" is considered to be the first single off of a major release album for Lewis, according to the Sun newspaper. "IFPI is working with SyCo and law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and Europe to trace the individuals who stole the Leona Lewis/Justin Timberlake track," said...

2009-04-17 07:45:00

A court in Stockholm, Sweden found four men guilty of breaching copyright laws in their involvement with one of the world's most popular file sharing Web site. Founders of The Pirate Bay - Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde - were sentenced to one year in prison and must pay just over 30 million Swedish crowns ($3.58 million). "The Stockholm district court has today found guilty the four individuals that were charged with accessory to breaching copyright...

2009-01-16 15:30:00

A report by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has shown that up to ninety-five percent of music downloaded online is illegal.This is the biggest challenge artists and record companies face as they miss out on payments, the global music trade body said.However, music sales have shown a 25% rise since last year, with downloads now accounting for a fifth of all recorded music sales, and the IFPI stated that worldwide music market revenues shrank by 7% last year.Yet...

2009-01-08 14:31:36

Norwegian national broadcaster NRK has removed a series of Internet podcasts that made it possible to download Beatles songs for free, Billboard.com said. NRK announced earlier this week plans to re-air throughout the month its 2007 radio series Our Daily Beatles online as 212 free podcasts, which explain the back stories of each Beatles song, then play the actual tune. Fourteen podcasts were posted online, but have since been taken off the NRK Web site after it was determined they weren't...

2008-06-17 00:00:20

Disney's High School Musical 2 Soundtrack is Ranked the No. 1 Best Selling Album of 2007 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) Walt Disney Records Maria Kleinman, Media Relations, 818-973-4375 maria.kleinman@disney.com Logo: http://www.DisneyRecords.com The High School Musical audio franchise from Walt Disney Records is the No. 1 best-selling album globally for the second consecutive year, it was announced by the IFPI (IFPI represents the recording...

2008-01-25 11:49:42

While record companies' revenue from digital music sales rose 40 percent to $2.9 billion over the past year, the growth is still failing to cover losses from the collapse of international CD sales. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, or IFPI, told AP that the increase in legitimate music sales did not come close to offsetting the billions of dollars being lost to music piracy, with illegal downloads outnumbering the number of tracks sold by a factor of 20-to-1. The...

2005-11-15 08:35:00

By Patrick Lannin STOCKHOLM -- The music industry's top lobby group on Tuesday launched a new wave of legal action against the illegal sharing of music over the Internet, which it says hits sales and steals money from music artists. The International Federation for the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said it was launching 2,100 legal cases and extending the action to five new countries in Europe, Asia and, for the first time, South America. It said file-sharers in Sweden, Switzerland, Argentina,...

2005-09-29 05:08:28

By Kirby Chien BEIJING (Reuters) - China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to a top music industry trade group. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, which represents Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG's Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, and EMI Group Plc among others, reckons only 10 percent of music bought in China meets copyright rules, and only a...

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