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  1. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  2. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  3. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  4. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  5. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  6. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  7. BMG Gets Pearl Jam Acoustic Set

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal is band's first since Epic split. Pearl Jam has signed a one-off distibution deal with BMG for the July 27 release of "Live at Benaroya Hall October 22, 2003." The move marks the Seattle rock act's first partnership with a ...

  8. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  9. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. BRUSSELS -- Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage ...

  10. Sony, BMG Defend Merger Plans

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors claim deal would help revive industry. Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of their proposed merger today (June 14) at a special hearing in Brussels, the start of a two-day gathering organized by the competition department of the Europ ...

  11. Sony, BMG Defend Merger Plans

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of their proposed merger today (June 14) at a special hearing in Brussels, the start of a two-day gathering organized by the competition department of the Euro Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of th ...

  12. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  13. Sony, BMG Prep For EC Hearing

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors to defend merger against issues raised in SO. Sony Music and BMG are expected to present a robust defense of their proposed merger at the European Commission's oral hearing June 14-15 in Brussels. The closed-door hearing, called for by ...

  14. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  15. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  16. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  17. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp? The European Commission has postponed it ...

  18. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vn The European Commission has postponed ...

  19. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  20. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  21. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  22. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  23. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  24. BMG Shuffles Legal Exec Team

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The BMG legal department has been shaken up with the departure of co-general counsel Jim Cooperman. Cooperman's fellow co-general counsel Anne Chwat is promoted to general counsel and senior VP of leg The BMG legal department has been shaken ...

  25. Bertelsmann Posts $37 Million Profit

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung to a profit of &#x20AC;31 million ($37 million) in the first quarter, and reaffirmed its forecast for improved operating results for the full year, in financ Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung ...

  26. Zingy, Snoop Link For Mobile-Content Deal

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wireless media company Zingy has inked an exclusive pact with rapper Snoop Dogg to distribute ringtones, ringback tones and voicemail greetings featuring Snoop recordings. Wireless media company Zingy has inked an exclusive pact with rapper Snoop ...

  27. BMG Execs Confident Sony Merger Will Be Approved

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG's management is expressing confidence that anti-trust authorities will approve the company's planned merger with Sony Music. In an interview today (March 30) with Billboard.biz, BMG chairman/CEO R BMG's management is expressing ...

  28. Westlife Singer McFadden Quits

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bryan McFadden has quit multi-million-selling Irish boy band Westlife. A news conference was held in Dublin's Four Seasons Hotel today (March 9) to announce the singer's "amicable departure" from the Bryan McFadden has quit mul ...

  29. Spears Gets DVD-Audio Makeover

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "In the Zone" (Jive) is expected to be released in the DVD-Audio (DVD-A) format this spring, according to BMG senior director of new technology Kevin Clement. "In the Zone" is currentl Britney Spears' ...

  30. Australian Labels, Kazaa Await Calif. Ruling

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian record labels and Sydney-based SharmanNetworks--owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service--are anxiously waiting to the decisions of three appeal court judges some 7,500 miles away. SYDNEY--Australian record labels and Sydney-based Sh ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  33. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  34. Universal Publishing Forms Christian Arm

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is launching a Christian and gospel division in Nashville. "It's an area that we've had our eye on for a while," says David Renzer, worldwide president of UMPG. Universal Music Publishing ...

  35. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has created new doubt about the viability of the proposed merger of the Sony and Bertelsmann music divisions. The EC said Feb. 13 that its antitrust department will conduct an LONDON-- The European Commission has created ne ...

  36. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has resigned his post. He exits Universal Music Group less than two weeks after Island Def Jam Music Group chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen left the major to take over as Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has res ...

  37. Koch Records Names Two Key Executives

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special markets, reporting to president Bob Frank. Bill Crowley, co-founder of musicmaker.com, has joined New York-based Koch Records as VP of special mark ...

  38. RealNetworks Music Sales Get Q4 Bump

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in digital music revenue during the fourth quarter of 2003 -- a 70% increase over the $4.7 million it had in the third quarter. For the year, Real generated RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in ...

  39. RealNetworks Music Sales Get Q4 Bump

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in digital music revenue during the fourth quarter of 2003 -- a 70% increase over the $4.7 million it had in the third quarter. For the year, Real generated RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in ...

  40. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  41. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  42. L.A. Reid Out At Arista

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in the wake of Antonio "L.A." Reid's exit as president/CEO. BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in t ...

  43. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

  44. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's com ...

  45. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

  46. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  47. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  48. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop brings suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and c ...

  49. Zelnick Leads Deal For Time Life Direct-Sales Unit

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Investment group gets market-leading unit Time Inc. has sold its Time Life direct-marketing unit, a leading seller of music and video product through television ads and infomercials, to an investment group fronted by former BMG chairman/CEO Straus ...

  50. Zelnick Leads Deal For Time Life Direct-Sales Unit

    January 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Time Inc. has sold its Time Life direct-marketing unit, a leading seller of music and video product through television ads and infomercials, to an investment group fronted by former BMG chairman/CEO S Time Inc. has sold its Time Life direct-market ...

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