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  1. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walker will oversee department. 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 Anthony and Ron Wil ...

  2. Bertelsmann Books $38.5M Restructuring Cost

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A restructuring cost of €30 million ($38.5 million) related with the merger of BMG with Sony Music was a blemish in Bertelsmann's otherwise good business performance for the first quarter of 200 HAMBURG -- A restructuring cost of €3 ...

  3. Bertelsmann Books $38.5M Restructuring Cost

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A restructuring cost of €30 million ($38.5 million) related with the merger of BMG with Sony Music was a blemish in Bertelsmann's otherwise good business performance for the first quarter of 20 A restructuring cost of €30 million ( ...

  4. Sony BMG Books $38.5M Restructuring Cost

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A restructuring cost of €30 million ($38.5 million) related with the merger of BMG with Sony Music was a blemish in Bertelsmann's otherwise good business performance for the first quarter of 20 A restructuring cost of €30 million ( ...

  5. Sony BMG Germany Revamps Catalog Arm

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany on April 7 revealed its new catalog marketing structure, based in Munich. The division incorporates Sony Music's former special-marketing unit, which was based in HAMBURG -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment Ge ...

  6. Sony BMG Germany Revamps Catalog Arm

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany today (April 7) revealed its new catalog marketing structure, based in Munich. The division incorporates Sony Music's former special-marketing unit, which was base Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany toda ...

  7. Sony Vet Farrow Starts PR Firm

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is returning to the music business with a new venture, the Corporation. First clients for the London-based firm include Sony BMG U.K., Elton John, the Old Vic The Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is retur ...

  8. French Singer Bachelet Dies At 60

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint-Tropez, on the Riviera. French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint ...

  9. French Singer Bachelet Dies At 60

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint-Tropez, on the Riviera. French popular singer Pierre Bachelet, who died Feb. 15, will be buried tomorrow (Feb. 22) in the city of Saint ...

  10. Italian Unions Concern On Sony BMG merger

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG merger in Italy. Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG me ...

  11. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fl ...

  12. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG vet Fleckenstein named senior VP. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fleckenstein will oversee Zomba's international department and internation ...

  13. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG vet Fleckenstein named senior VP. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fleckenstein will oversee Zomba's international department and internation ...

  14. Sony BMG Names Communications VPs

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has named two key executives in its communications department. Sony BMG has named two key executives in its communications department. John McKay has been named VP of communications. He was most recently VP of media relations for Sony Mus ...

  15. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  16. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  17. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG parent Bertelsmann today (Nov. 9) posted a 14% boost in core earnings in the three months to September compared to the previous year. "Special effects" from the merger of BMG with Sony Corp.'s mu BMG parent Bertelsmann today (No ...

  18. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG parent Bertelsmann today (Nov. 9) posted a 14% boost in core earnings in the three months to September compared to the previous year. "Special effects" from the merger of BMG with Sony Corp.'s mu BMG parent Bertelsmann today (No ...

  19. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  20. Majors, Puretunes Reach $10.5M Settlement

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10.5 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). The major labels have reached a $10.5 million ag ...

  21. Sony BMG Names Mexico Chief

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT López was managing director for BMG. López was managing director for BMG. News Lopez ...

  22. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

  23. Edel To Distribute V2 In Italy

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. V2 previously went through Sony Music in the territory. Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. ...

  24. European Biz Hopeful Of Change At EC

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT José Manuel Barroso of Portugal, the EC's president designate, on Aug. 12 unveiled the names of the 24 nominated commissioners. Barroso has said that reform will be a central focus of his five-ye LONDON -- The music industry has high ...

  25. NMPA President/CEO Edward Murphy Leaves His Post

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edward P. Murphy is leaving his post as president/CEO of the National Music Publishers' Assn. - NEW YORK -- A strong advocate for songwriters' and music publishers' rights is retiring from the National Music Publishers' Assn. ( ...

  26. Sony BMG Int'l To Report To Smellie

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Post-merger decisions being implemented. With the integration of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment joint venture underway, some decisions are starting to leak from the company. In the wake of the expected departures of Sony Music International chai ...

  27. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  28. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  29. BMG Distrib. Hatches New Pricing Scheme

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution has been talking to accounts about a new pricing initiative aimed at driving sales of mid-level releases. BMG Distribution has been talking to accounts about a new pricing initiative aimed at driving sales of mid-level releases. A ...

  30. Island Def Jam Names Gawley VP Of Business And Legal Affairs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steve Gawley named VP of business and legal affairs at Island Def Jam Music Group. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Steve Gawley as senior VP of business and legal affairs. Gawley will serve as the company's chief legal officer, focusing ...

  31. New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venues

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Developing technologies are beginning to raise new legal issues for performance venues, as the rights of patrons and artists potentially collide. That was the warning delivered by Denis Clive Braham d New Technologies Raise Legal Questions At Venu ...

  32. FTC Clears Sony BMG

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its final regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today (July 28) announced that it has closed its investigation into the proposed deal. The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its ...

  33. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  34. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  35. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  36. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  37. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  38. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  39. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  40. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  41. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  42. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  43. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  44. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  45. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  46. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  47. Impala Could Face Tough Legal Battle Over Sony BMG

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A legal challenge by opponents to the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG is unlikely to succeed, according to some legal experts here. On June 17, sources at the European Commission said Competitio BRUSSELS -- A legal challenge by opponents to ...

  48. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services C ...

  49. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups BRUSSELS -- Following word June 17 that Europea ...

  50. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

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