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  1. 'Lost' Beatles Gig Footage Sparks Lawsuit

    June 11, 2013 10:20 AM EDT 'Tis the season for allegations on how overstepping intellectual property rights can lead to trouble. Last week, a $500 million lawsuit against Lionsgate was filed for interfering with a Twilight parody film. Now, a new lawsuit claims that ...

  2. iTunes 10-Year Anniversary: 12 Best iTunes Ads

    April 26, 2013 2:37 PM EDT The iTunes Store launched on April 28, 2003, as an industry-supported alternative to combatting online music piracy, starting a revolution for companies and customers alike. Their first customers received a free download of The Fray's " ...

  3. Slow Sales Start August, Big Guns Next Week

    August 02, 2012 4:05 PM EDT As so few major new albums were released last week, there wasn't much competition for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200. In turn, Zac Brown Band's "Uncaged" returns to the top for a second week, rising 2-1 with 48,000 sold, a ...

  4. Steve Jobs & Apple: 10 Pitch-Perfect Music Ads

    October 06, 2011 12:23 PM EDT When Steve Jobs died on Wednesday, the Apple co-founder left behind a major mark on the music industry. Since the launch of iTunes and the iPod a decade ago, Jobs and Apple's impact cannot be overestimated -- and his legacy goes beyond techno ...

  5. Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Remake Killed by Disney

    March 17, 2011 8:29 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. has deep-sixed "Mars Needs Moms" producer Robert Zemeckis' planned next project for the studio, the high-profile remake of the classic Beatles film "Yellow Submarine," sources tell The Hollywood Reporte ...

  6. Five Things Missing From The Beatles/iTunes Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST One striking aspect of the newly available Beatles albums on iTunes is that they weren't accompanied by the release of more digital bells and whistles. When EMI Music reissued all of the band's albums on CD last year, every title boasted ...

  7. Five Reasons Why The Beatles' Arrival On iTunes Still Matters

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST It's tempting to dismiss the Beatles' long-delayed arrival on iTunes as a non-event. After all, it's been more than seven years since iTunes began selling music. And EMI Music reissued the band's entire discography on CD barely ...

  8. Beatles On iTunes: The Story Behind the Deal

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST From the day iTunes launched nearly 10 years ago, the questions started over when the Beatles catalog would be added to the digital music store. As iTunes influence grew in scope and power -- eventually becoming the world's largest digital re ...

  9. Beatles Finally Arrives On iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Beatles ' catalog is now available on iTunes . As expected , Apple today (Nov. 16) announced the addition of music from the Beatles a day after posting a cryptic message on its website promising that today will be "just another day. ...

  10. Beatles, iTunes Deal Still At Impasse

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Don't hold your breath waiting for Beatles songs to go on sale at iTunes or other online retailers, says Yoko Ono. The Fab Four have long resisted the allure of digital downloads, instead selling millions of old-fashioned compact discs last y ...

  11. Beatles Remasters Heading To USB

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps and EMI Music are issuing the Beatles remasters on a limited edition apple-shaped USB drive in time for Christmas. The release marks the first time Beatles catalog has officially been sold as digital files separate from the CDs. Vinyl ...

  12. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  13. 7-Eleven, Whole Foods Come Together for Fab 4

    August 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles will get a little help from new corporate friends on Sept. 9 when EMI Music embarks on the global launch of its digitally remastered Beatles catalog on CD to coincide with the release of videogame The Beatles: Rock Band. It will be har ...

  14. Former Beatles, Stones Manager Allen Klein Dies

    July 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Infamous record label owner Allen Klein, who played a key role in the demise of the Beatles and also nabbed control of some of the Rolling Stones' best-known songs, died in New York on Saturday after a battle with Alzheimer's disease, a ...

  15. Digital Briefs: Beatles To Launch Digital Service?

    March 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - George Harrison's son Dhani Harrison says Apple Corps is considering establishing its own digital download service to sell the Beatles catalog rather than license through iTunes. - AT&T is now offering iPhones without the required two-y ...

  16. McCartney: Beatles iTunes Negotiations 'Stalled'

    November 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' back catalog won't be appearing on iTunes any time soon, according to Sir Paul McCartney. Speaking at a media launch in London for the new album by his alias the Fireman, "Electric Arguments," McCartney said Apple ...

  17. The Beatles Take Video Game Plunge

    October 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music from the Beatles is coming to videogames, but not to "Rock Band." MTV Networks and Harmonix, the game developer behind the popular "Rock Band" franchise, together with the Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd., are developing an ...

  18. Apple Corps To Release Cirque du Soleil DVD

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A feature-length documentary of the "LOVE" stage production by Apple Corps and Cirque du Soleil is to get a global DVD release on June 23. "All Together Now" will be marketed and distributed worldwide by EMI Music. The two-hour ...

  19. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  20. Apple Inc. Downplays Beatles 'Speculation'

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation." Reports on Friday suggested that un-nam ...

  21. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. Fuego Entertainment, which distributes music through Koch, has entered into a joint venture, Echo-Fue ...

  22. Exclusive: McCartney Goes Digital, Beatles 'Virtually Settled'

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Read the exclusive Billboard Q&A with Paul McCartney in the May 19 issue of Billboard, on stands Saturday, May 12 . Paul McCartney's new album, "Memory Almost Full," will be his first solo release available for download and stre ...

  23. Apple, Beatles Settle Trademark Suit

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mac computer and iPod maker Apple said Monday (Feb. 5) it settled long-simmering trademark issues with The Beatles' Apple Corps Ltd. company about the use of the name "Apple" and apple logos. The new settlement replaces the companie ...

  24. Beatles Eye Online Distribution

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label in process of remastering the catalog. At long last Beatlemania is getting ready to go digital. Apple Corps. managing director Neil Aspinall testified in the company’s trademark court fight with Apple Computer that the label is remastering t ...

  25. Apple Ruling Unlikely Before Easter

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight between Apple Computer and the Beatles' Apple Corps record label over the use of the apple logo. A High Court judge is unlikely to rule before Easter in the legal fight b ...

  26. Beatles Songs Provide 'Love' For Screenplay

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "All You Need Is Love," a film that will utilize the songs of the Beatles to propel its romantic plot, will be brought to the big screen by Revolution Studios. Veteran British writers Dick Clement and "All You Need Is Love," a ...

  27. Beatles Show To Appear At Mirage

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are headed for Las Vegas. Apples Corps Ltd., which handles the band's business endeavors, and Cirque du Soleil are developing a theatrical production, set to open in 2006 at the MGM-owned The Beatles are headed for Las Vegas. Appl ...

  28. Beatles Show To Appear At Mirage

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cirque du Soleil, Apple Corp team for Vegas venture. The Beatles are headed for Las Vegas. Apples Corps Ltd., which handles the band's business endeavors, and Cirque du Soleil are developing a theatrical production, set to open in 2006 at the ...

  29. Expert Says 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist remains lost, a leading Beatles It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it pr ...

  30. Stanley M. Gortikov Dead At 85

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who served as president of the RIAA from 1972-87, died June 24 at his home in Brentwood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 85. WASHINGTON -- Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records exec ...

  31. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  32. Stanley M. Gortikov Dead At 85

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who served as president of the RIAA from 1972-87, died June 24 at his home in Brentwood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 85. Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who serv ...

  33. Beatles Said To Be In Online Song Licensing Talks

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Representatives of the Beatles are in discussions with various online music services about licensing their songs for distribution on the Internet, according to people familiar with the discussions. Representatives of the Beatles are in discussions ...

  34. Beatles Said To Be In Online Song Licensing Talks

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Representatives of the Beatles are in discussions with various online music services about licensing their songs for distribution on the Internet, according to people familiar with the discussions. Representatives of the Beatles are in discussions ...

  35. Beatles Wins Early Round In 'Apple' Wars

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' company, Apple Corps, has won an early round in High Court against Apple Computers in their brand-name battle. On April 6, Justice Mann dismissed Apple Computers' motion to have the case LONDON--The "Apple Wars" ra ...

  36. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  37. Apple Corps Wins Motion In Apple Computer Case

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and logo. Apple Corps has won a preliminary High Court skirmish with Apple Computer in their battle over use of the Apple name and ...

  38. British Court's 'Apple' Ruling Expected

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The British High Court is expected to rule shortly on whether a trademark suit filed by Apple Computer against the Beatles' Apple Corp. can be heard in the United States instead of England. LOS ANGELES—The British High Court is expected to ru ...

  39. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  40. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  41. Beatles DVD Spotlights Initial U.S. Tour

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new DVD due next month will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Beatles' initial trip to the U.S. "The Beatles First U.S. Visit" will be released Feb. 3 in the U.S. on Apple Corps/EMI, and Feb. A new DVD due next month will co ...