Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana
|Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana
|legal form||Associazione di categoria ( professional association )|
|purpose||Representation of the interests of the phono industry|
|president||Enzo Mazza ( consigliere delegato )|
|Board||Andrea Rosi ( consigliere ), Alberto Pojaghi ( past president ), Marco Alboni, Alessandro Massara, Dino Stewart|
The Federazione Industria Musicale Italiana ( Italian for "Association of the Italian Music Industry"), or FIMI for short , is an Italian professional association for the music industry founded in 1992 . The organization belongs to Confindustria and is the only Italian national group of the IFPI . FIMI has published the official Italian charts since 1995 and also awards the awards for music sales .
History and organization
The leading representatives of the Italian music industry merged in 1948 to form the Associazione Fonografici Italiani (AFI). In addition to negative developments on the music market, the AFI suffered from internal conflicts between the multinational corporations and the independent music producers since the 1990s at the latest, which led to a separation in 1992: the AFI was converted into a pure representation of interests in independent music production, while the multinational corporations for their part founded FIMI.
The conflicts between AFI and FIMI continued, for example AFI vehemently criticized the charts published by FIMI from 1995 onwards. It was not until 2001 that the respective Confindustria representatives recognized each other, which laid the foundation for further cooperation; In 2005 FIMI and AFI finally agreed on a single, joint agency in Confindustria.
FIMI is currently represented by Enzo Mazza as executive board member ( consigliere delegato ; formerly: presidente , president). Andrea Rosi as President of Sony Music Entertainment Italy is consigliere and thus Mazza's deputy, the rest of the board ( consiglio direttivo ) consists of Alberto Pojaghi as former FIMI President, Marco Alboni (President of Warner Music Italia ), Alessandro Massara ( Universal Music Italia ) and Dino Stewart ( BMG Rights Management Italy ).
The political scientist Enzo Mazza had been director general ( direttore generale ) of FIMI since 1998 and was elected to succeed President Pojaghi in 2005; Mazza is currently also President of the SCF Consorzio Fonografici (Musik- Verwertungsgesellschaft ), President of the Federazione contro la pirateria musicale e multimediale (FPM) (IFPI organization for combating product piracy in Italy), Vice-President of Confindustria Cultura Italiana (umbrella association of the Italian cultural industry) and member of the Board of Directors of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy .
The FIMI "protects and promotes the activities connected with the music industry and also offers its members services and advantages, in particular:"
- Institutional relations and lobbying ( Relazioni istituzionali e lobbying )
- Research and Studies ( Ricerche e Studi )
- Organization of conferences and seminars as well as providing news and press reviews ( Convegni, seminari, news e rassegna stampa )
- Protection against product piracy and copyright infringement ( Tutela della contraffazione )
- Contracts and industry agreements ( Contrattazione e Accordi di Settore )
- Legal advice ( Assistenza Legale )
- favorable conventions ( convenzioni )
In addition, FIMI publishes the weekly charts ( classifiche ) and the awards for music sales ( certificazioni ).
The FIMI charts were created a. as a competitor to the charts of the magazine Musica e dischi, which were supported at times by the AFI . There have been album charts since March 1995, and single charts since 1997, but these were replaced by the download charts in 2008. FIMI commissioned the market research institute Nielsen to carry out the investigation ; GfK Retail and Technology Italia took its place in 2010/2011 .
FIMI currently publishes the following weekly charts:
- Album (album and compilation charts )
- Top Singoli (download and streaming charts )
- Vinili (vinyl albums)
Awards for music sales
When it was founded, FIMI took over the awarding of awards for music sales. From 1995 gold, platinum and diamond were awarded for albums, with initially the same, but from 2005 often changing thresholds of sold units. Silver was only awarded from 2005 to 2007. Singles awards have been given since 1999, the diamond record has been awarded for this since 2014.
The awards, which have been awarded since 2009, are published on the FIMI website. Like the charts, the underlying sales figures were initially determined by Nielsen , but GfK has been responsible for this since 2010 .
The same thresholds apply to compilations.
Data on video albums (music DVDs) were only collected up to 2015.
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- ^ Organi sociali. SCF Consorzio Fonografici, accessed May 27, 2018 (Italian).
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- ↑ Le cariche. Confindustria Cultura Italiana, accessed March 23, 2015 (Italian).
- ^ Il Board of Directors. (No longer available online.) American Chamber of Commerce in Italy, archived from the original on December 15, 2014 ; Retrieved March 23, 2015 (Italian). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- ↑ Chi siamo. FIMI, accessed on March 20, 2015 (Italian): "FIMI tutela e promuove le attività connesse all'industria discografica, fornisce inoltre servizi e vantaggi alle imprese associate, partic inolare" .
- ↑ a b FIMI: al via il disco d'oro e di platino per i Cd singoli. June 3, 1999, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ Riccardo Zagaglia: Since September 2010 i PDF FIMI sulle certificazioni e relative information. In: Soundsblog.it. Blogo Entertainment, September 21, 2010, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ Flavio Brighenti: Neri, davvero un caso . In: La Repubblica . March 15, 1995, p. 34 ( online article [accessed March 20, 2015]).
- ↑ a b c d e Calano le vendite, la FIMI abbassa la soglia di dischi d'oro e di platino. Rockol.it, January 14, 2005, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ a b Vendite a picco, scendono ancora i parametri per dischi d'oro e di platino. Rockol.it, January 30, 2008, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ a b Fimi: è online il sistema di certificazione ufficiale dei dischi d'oro e di platino. FIMI, September 6, 2010, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ Metodologia certificazioni 2012. FIMI, accessed on March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ a b Dischi d'oro e di platino, da gennaio si abbassa ancora la soglia. Rockol.it, accessed March 17, 2015 .
- ↑ Silver received, for example, the album Karmacode by the metal band Lacuna Coil , cf. LACUNA COIL: disco d'argento in Italia! In: Metalitalia.com. February 23, 2007, accessed March 20, 2015 .
- ↑ Certificazioni GfK, Week 33. (PDF) FIMI, archived from the original on September 23, 2010 ; accessed on March 20, 2015 : "Dalla settimana 1 del 2009 ..."
- ↑ Novità sul fronte delle classifiche di vendita FIMI / GfK. FIMI, accessed December 27, 2019 (Italian).