LulzSec disbands as heat over hacking increases
Hacktivist group LulzSec has been rarely out of the headlines in recent days, after a spree of high-profile attacks on websites, and the arrest of one of its members - accused of taking down the BPI and IFPI sites among others.
June 27, 2011
Omnifone co-founder to keynote annual BPI conference
British music industry body the BPI has announced that its annual conference for members will take place on 6 July in London, preceding its formal AGM.
June 22, 2011
BPI’s digital parental advisory warnings may be very timely
Yesterday, we reported on the BPI's announcement that its parental advisory scheme will now be used for online music and videos as well as physical CDs and DVDs. Now there's some more background on why this is happening now...
June 3, 2011
BPI updates Parental Advisory Scheme for digital music
UK industry body the BPI has announced an update to its Parental Advisory Scheme to bring it up to date with digital music. Traditionally focused on physical retail, the scheme covers music or video
June 2, 2011
Music industry responds to Hargreaves IP Review…
We sent out an alert on the UK's Hargreaves review of IP laws yesterday, so how has the industry responded? BPI boss Geoff Taylor praised the decision to reject "Google's flawed case for a significant weakening of UK copyright"..
May 19, 2011
MusicTank publishes fourth industry report
Friday saw the public unveiling of Remake, Remodel: The Evolution of the Record Label - the fourth industry report from MusicTank. BPI chairman Tony Wadsworth took the wrappers off the report at The Great Escape conference...
May 16, 2011
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