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  1. Impala Attacks EC's Sony BMG Ruling

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pan-European independent labels body Impala has blasted the European Commission's decision to allow Sony Corporation's acquisition of the Sony BMG joint venture as "incredible." In a statement, Impala railed against the ruling. ...

  2. EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment

    July 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The European Union's highest court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that annulled the European Commission's approval of a merger between the Sony Music and BMG record labels. The European Court of Justice also ordered that the ...

  3. MBO at U.K. Distributor Pinnacle

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Senior management at leading U.K. independent distributor/exporter Windsong/Pinnacle has completed a buyout from its parent company Arvato Services, a subsidiary of German media giant Bertelsmann. The management buyout (MBO) of the company -- base ...

  4. Industry Vet Katz Departs Sony BMG Sales Unit

    January 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran music sales executive Jordan Katz has exited Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the distribution arm of Sony BMG. Katz had been president there since September 2004. Well regarded by accounts and by rival sales executives, Katz was previously seni ...

  5. Sony BMG Sales VP Calabretta Dies

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul Calabretta, a longtime sales executive who divided his career between Sony and BMG, died of cancer in Dix Hills, N.Y. on July 18. He was 47. Calabretta began his career at CBS in 1983 and stayed with the company through its Sony Music days be ...

  6. Cherry Lane Offers Production Music

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Cherry Lane Music Publishing has signed a deal with APM Music, a production music house formed as a joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing. Under the deal, Cherry Lane will provide music from its catalog for APM to lic ...

  7. Corson Upped At RCA Music Group

    May 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tom Corson has been promoted to executive VP/GM of the entire RCA Music Group. He's upped from executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records, a job he's had for the past three years, and he adds oversight of RCA Records, replacing Richard Sanders, ...

  8. Plantinga Upped At Universal Netherlands

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Netherlands has appointed Norbert Plantinga to be its new managing director. Plantinga, who reports to UM Netherlands president/CEO Kees van der Hoeven, begins his new position from June 1 and will be based in Baarn. The 34-year-ol ...

  9. Sony BMG U.K. Re-launches Epic

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Epic Label is getting a new lease on life in Britain. With immediate effect, Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. and Ireland has re-launched the label, which will sit alongside the major's current frontline music companies, RCA and Columbia Label ...

  10. Impala Reaffirms Opposition To Sony BMG Merger

    March 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST A day after the European Commission announced its in-depth probe into Sony's 2004 recorded music merger with BMG, independents trade group Impala has confirmed its vehement opposition to the deal. At a board meeting in Brussels Friday, Impala ...

  11. Schnur Joins CMA Board

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veteran music executive Steve Schnur has been named to the Country Music Association board of directors. Schnur, who began his career at MTV and has held executive positions at Warner Music Group, EMI and BMG, currently serves as worldwide executi ...

  12. Impala Reacts To EC's Sony BMG Probe

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Impala has welcomed the European Commission's re-examination of Sony Corp and Bertelsmann's music merger as an opportunity to resolve the issue once and for all. The European independent labels trade association, by way of a statement is ...

  13. Richman Joins MSG Media

    January 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Madison Square Garden in New York has appointed Scott Richman to the newly created position of senior VP/GM of MSG Interactive for MSG Media. He reports to MSG Media president Michael Bair. In his new role, Richman will be responsible for managing ...

  14. Sony BMG To Be Sued For Racial Discrimination

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST A former BMG marketing rep is expected to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against Sony BMG Music this week in a New York federal court for wrongfully terminating her after the 2004 merger of Sony and BMG. The suit follows the U.S. Equal Emplo ...

  15. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia because of a "family issue," Bilboard.biz has learned. Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia beca ...

  16. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia because of a "family issue," Bilboard.biz has learned. Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia beca ...

  17. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not be accep European independents lobby organization ...

  18. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade body says appeal 'inadmissible.' European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not b ...

  19. Sony BMG Appeals Joint Venture Annulment

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appeal lodged with European Court of Justice. Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann today (Oct. 5) appealed against the European Union court decision last July that annulled the merger of their recorded music divisions in 2004. The appeal was lodged at the E ...

  20. Koppe Named Senior VP Of Sony BMG's ICMG

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as VP of marketing for ICMG. Lyn Koppe has been named senior VP of Sony BMG's International Catalog Marketing Group. Koppe reports to John Ingrassia, president of Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group, and is based in Ne ...

  21. Euro Court Demands Re-examination Of Sony BMG

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A European Union court Thursday (July 13) annulled the European Commission's 2004 decision authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG. The ruling has prompted the Commission to say it will re-examin A European Union court Thursday (July 13) ...

  22. Euro Court Demands Re-examination Of Sony BMG

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A European Union court Thursday (July 13) annulled the European Commission's 2004 decision authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG. The ruling has prompted the Commission to say it will re-examin A European Union court Thursday (July 13) ...

  23. Impala Picks Zelnik As President

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed president of Impala, the pan-European independent labels trade association. Patrick Zelnik, president of Paris-based independent label Naive, has been appointed p ...

  24. EMI, Universal Argentina Shuffle Staffers

    July 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Moves come after regime changes at the two majors. After weeks of rumors staff changes are official at EMI Music and Universal Music in Argentina. The shuffle follows regime changes at the two majors. Rafa Vila has resigned as director of A&R ...

  25. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  26. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  27. Sony BMG Launches New Marketing Unit

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Division to focus on classical, catalog and TV properties. Sony BMG Music Entertainment wants to drive greater exploitation of its catalog, classical and television properties by housing them in a new business unit with its corporate marketing ope ...

  28. EC To Slap Hefty Fines On Cartels

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission on Wednesday (June 28) agreed new measures that pave the way for heavier fines for companies found guilty of operating price-fixing cartels or breaking other parts of EU compet The European Commission on Wednesday (June 28) ...

  29. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  30. Impala Ready To Fight Warner EMI Merger

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' group Impala pledged Wednesday (May 31) to oppose any plans by EMI Group to take over Warner Music Group, saying any such merger would squeeze small record companies. European independent labels' group Impala ...

  31. Impala Ready To Fight Warner EMI Merger

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body launches online petition. European independent labels' group Impala pledged Wednesday (May 31) to oppose any plans by EMI Group to take over Warner Music Group, saying any such merger would squeeze small record companies. The ...

  32. MCA Philippines Appoints MD Ilacad

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director of Universal Music Group affiliate MCA Music Inc. Philippines, effective May 2. He was previously MD of Warner Music Philippines and has also held positio Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director ...

  33. Smellie Takes Bertelsmann Asia Pac Role

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec will drive growth in Asian future markets. Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post with the company's joint-parent Bertelsmann AG. The Australian-born executive, who controversiall ...

  34. Smellie Takes Bertelsmann Asia Pac Role

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post with the company's joint-parent Bertelsmann AG. Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post ...

  35. Schmidt-Holtz Appointed Sony BMG CEO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appointment of Rolf Schmidt-Holtz as the new chief executive officer of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, effective immediately. As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appoin ...

  36. Exec Shake-Up At Sony BMG

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack's run as chief executive of Sony BMG appears to be nearing its close. Bertelsmann and Sony are close to finalizing a peace plan that would end a public feud over executive control of their Andrew Lack’s run as chief executive of S ...

  37. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  38. RealNetworks Launches New European Service

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based operator of the Rhapsody digital-music service, is launching in Europe a new radio-centered music service RealMusic. The initiative marks the company's biggest bra RealNetworks Inc., the Seattle-based oper ...

  39. Aussie Acts Lauded At Chart Awards

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The success of homegrown artists came into focus yesterday (Nov. 17) at the Australian Record Industry Assn.'s No. 1 Chart Awards in Sydney. The event throws the spotlight on Aussie acts who topped th The success of homegrown artists came int ...

  40. Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. BRUSSELS -- The European Commission was accused in court on Sept. 22 of not conducting ...

  41. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  42. Update: Court Hears Objections In Sony BMG Case

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Commission accused of not assessing merger impact. The European Commission was accused in court today (Sept. 22) of not conducting a comprehensive review before authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG last year. At a hearing at the European U ...

  43. Court To Rule On Sony BMG Merger

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg is hearing today (Sept. 22) the appeal case brought by indie labels' organization Impala against the European competition watchdog over the Sony BMG merger. The Court of First Instance in Luxembourg i ...

  44. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept o ...

  45. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Private-Copy Case

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI Belgium victorious in protecting copyright. Belgium's Court of Appeal has ruled that domestic law recognizes the concept of private copying as an exception, which does not override copyright protection. On Sept. 9, the Brussels-based app ...

  46. RCA Music Group Names VP Of Int. Marketing

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wendy Ong promoted from senior director. Wendy Ong has been promoted to VP of international marketing at RCA Music Group where she will continue to report to Eamon Sherlock, senior VP of international marketing. She will be based in the company� ...

  47. XM Grabs Sony BMG VP

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nathaniel Brown takes senior VP communications post. XM Satellite Radio has named Nathaniel Brown to be senior VP of corporate communications. Brown will be based in New York City. Brown has more than 12 years of experience in entertainment media ...

  48. Top Sony BMG Exec To Depart

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons, <i>Billboard</i> has learned. Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end o ...

  49. Top Sony BMG Exec To Depart

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Smellie to exit company end of year. Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons, Billboard has learned. Smellie is the highest-ranking former BMG executive involv ...

  50. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anth Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker e ...

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