BPI figures reveal £1bn of UK digital music spending since 2004
The BPI has published its annual yearbook, with the headline stat that UK consumers have spent more than £1 billion on digital music since the first legal services went live in 2004. What's more, a third of that total -...
May 13, 2011
BBC’s Electric Proms cancellation provokes ire of BPI
The BBC's Electric Proms initiative has become one of the casualties of cost-cutting at the UK broadcaster, with Radio 2 confirming that the annual series of musical events has been axed. Radio 2 controller Bob Shennan says...
February 2, 2011
BPI launches Innovation Panel to work with digital music services
The BPI is keen to work more with legal digital music services, and has launched something called the BPI Innovation Panel to do just that. According to the announcement, it will “share consumer research, help to identify...
October 26, 2010
Now the IFPI asks Google to remove links to The Pirate Bay
Following the news earlier this week that the BPI had sent a takedown notice to Google demanding the removal of 17 links to copyrighted songs, now the IFPI has got in on the act....
June 24, 2010
BPI’s Google takedown requests cause a stir
The US blogs are buzzing with news that the BPI has sent a series of DMCA takedown requests to Google, requesting that it remove links to specific pirated albums from its search engine. Affected sites include Megaupload,...
June 22, 2010
PPL/BPI hail victory in Access All Areas prosecution
UK industry bodies PPL and BPI have hailed the conviction of three men behind Access All Areas, who'd been accused of supplying illegal audio and video jukeboxes to the leisure industry, without paying licensing royalties...
March 19, 2010
BPI and AIM criticise BBC digital radio cuts
The BPI and AIM have teamed up to send a letter to BBC director general Mark Thompson criticising the reported decision to close two of the corporation's digital radio stations: 6 Music and Asian Music Network.
March 2, 2010
BPI distances itself from ACS:Law letters to alleged file-sharers
We reported earlier this week on the controversy around UK law firm ACS:Law, which has been sending letters to suspected file-sharers demanding £500 settlement fees. The scheme is based on rightsholders - more from the games...
January 29, 2010
BPI boss refuses to rule out lawsuits against individual file-sharers
BPI boss Geoff Taylor has explained the difficulties of taking individual file-sharers to court, but refused to rule it out for the future.
January 27, 2010
BPI picks apart ISP claims about the costs of anti-piracy measures
The war of words between the music industry and certain UK ISPs shows no signs of thawing. With ISPs like TalkTalk and BT having predicted huge costs if they're forced to introduce anti-piracy measures on their networks,...
January 20, 2010
BPI seeking DMCA-style amendment to UK Digital Economy bill
The BPI has tabled amendments to the UK government's Digital Economy bill that would introduce US-style DMCA takedown rights, but with no 'safe harbour' clause, according to The Register. It's seen documents covering the...
January 13, 2010