France appears to be the latest country mulling a levy on sales of smartphones, tablets and other consumer electronics devices, with the proceeds funnelled towards the creative industries.
May 14th, 2013 by Music Ally
February 5th, 2013 by Stuart Dredge
We’ve heard lots about the growth of streaming-music subscriptions in Scandinavia in recent weeks, but what about elsewhere in Europe? France now has 500k people paying for streaming music according...
January 29th, 2013 by Music Ally
Rumours from Midem suggest French industry bodies are lobbying for the government to implement fines for filesharing rather than internet disconnections.
January 24th, 2013 by Music Ally
The French anti-piracy body has published some new stats for 2012, saying that it sent out just over 613k email warnings to alleged filesharers, 54.7k registered-mail warnings, and passed 305 cases on...
January 2nd, 2013 by Music Ally
France's anti-piracy Hadopi agency revealed its latest numbers as 2012 came to an end. It has sent more than 1.25m warnings to broadband subscribers since launching in 2009: 1.15m first warnings, 100k...
December 17th, 2012 by Music Ally
French anti-piracy body Hadopi is facing more questions about its future, after a mid-term report published by the Ministry of Culture's commission on digital content and cultural policy.
November 15th, 2012 by Music Ally
Big news for music videos service Vevo this morning, as it launched in three more European countries: Spain, France and Italy.
November 13th, 2012 by Music Ally
Today's the day for the Google Play store to add music in several European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain.
October 24th, 2012 by Music Ally
Music videos service Vevo's global expansion is proceeding apace, with international VP Nic Jones confirming that three more European launches are imminent.