Melinda Newman

Zingy Inks Ringtones Deal With BMG

Zingy Inks Ringtones Deal With BMG

BMG has reached a licensing agreement with Zingy that allows the wireless media company to license and distribute master recordings for use as ringtones. Among the songs available in the deal are tunes from Justin Timberlake, OutKast and Sarah McLachlan. The deal involves BMG's catalog as well.
NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

NARAS Campaign Tackles Downloads

In the continuing war against digital pirates, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) will introduce an educational campaign against illegal downloading during the 48th annual Grammy Awards, Feb. 8.
Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law Initiative. The luncheon, presented by the Grammy Foundation, was held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Los Angeles Feb. 6.
Sony Campaign To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

Sony Campaign To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack debuted a new program aimed to stem the tide of illegal downloading on college campuses during the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon on Friday (Feb. 6) in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Goo Goo Dolls Bassist Starts Label

Goo Goo Dolls Bassist Starts Label

Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac and artist manager Gregg Wells (Katrina Carlson, Michael McDermott) have formed Good Charamel Records.
Goo Goo Dolls Bassist Starts Label

Goo Goo Dolls Bassist Starts Label

Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac and artist manager Gregg Wells (Katrina Carlson, Michael McDermott) have formed Good Charamel Records.
Backer Departs Savoy

Backer Departs Savoy

Veteran A&R executive Steve Backer has left Savoy Label Group.

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