France OKs three-strikes piracy effort
The French government has given the green light to the controversial "Internet and creation" law, which is designed to control online piracy.
Vivendi posts strong sales; UMG shares rise
French media and telecom group Vivendi's adjusted net income rose 8.3% in 2007 and will improve similarly in 2008, Vivendi chairman of the management board and CEO Jean-Bernard Levy announced Friday at a press conference in Paris.
Warner Music France opens ‘artist box’
Warner Music France has launched a new physical format, the "artist box," which bundles a CD with memorabilia such as caps, bracelets and photos.
France starts download service Airtist
The French market has its own ad-supported free music download platform, Airtist.
Sacre blues: French music biz down 21%
The wholesale value of the French music market in the first nine months decreased to €443.9 million ($651 million), down 20.5% from the corresponding period last year, according to figures issued Thursday by labels trade body SNEP.