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  1. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  2. Germany's VUT Splits With IFPI

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Haentjes: Decision ‘splits’ industry. The German assn. of independent labels, publishers and producers is to split with the national IFPI group, VUT chairman Peter James said today (Nov. 1). The co-operation between VUT and IFPI is to be terminate ...

  3. Popkomm 2006 Moves Back One Week

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. Organizers have decided to push forwa ...

  4. Popkomm 2006 Moves Back One Week

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. Organizers have decided to push forwa ...

  5. Sony BMG Restructures German Company

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is planning to relocate its international marketing and international promotion departments from Berlin to the company's headquarters in Munich in the coming weeks. Sony BMG is planning to relocate its international marketing and int ...

  6. New GM At Warner/Chappell Germany

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Stegmüller has been appointed to the newly created position of general manager of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Germany. He reports to the company's managing director Norbert Masch. Robert Stegmüller has been appointed to t ...

  7. Franz Ferdinand Has It 'So Much Better'

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sophomore album debuts at No.1 in Euro chart. Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino) makes a winning start across Europe, entering Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart at No.1. Meanwh ...

  8. Franz Ferdinand Has It 'So Much Better'

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sophomore album debuts at No.1 in Euro chart. Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino) makes a winning start across Europe, entering Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart at No.1. Meanwh ...

  9. New GM At Warner/Chappell Germany

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stegmüller reports to MD Norbert Masch. Robert Stegmüller has been appointed to the newly created position of general manager of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Germany. He reports to the company's managing director Norbert Masch. I ...

  10. New GM At Warner/Chappell Germany

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stegmüller reports to MD Norbert Masch. Robert Stegmüller has been appointed to the newly created position of general manager of Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Germany. He reports to the company's managing director Norbert Masch. I ...

  11. Williams: U.S. Market 'Not Important'

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album due in Europe on Oct. 24. Speaking at a rare press conference in Berlin, Germany today (Oct. 7) for the Oct. 24 release of his new album, "Intensive Care" (EMI/Chrysalis) in Europe, Robbie Williams said that failing to break in ...

  12. Williams: U.S. Market 'Not Important'

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album due in Europe on Oct. 24. Speaking at a rare press conference in Berlin, Germany today (Oct. 7) for the Oct. 24 release of his new album, "Intensive Care" (EMI/Chrysalis) in Europe, Robbie Williams said that failing to break in ...

  13. Deutsche, Ticketmaster Team For German Ticket Co

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partners to launch e-ticketing service. German concert promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG has formed a joint venture with U.S. ticketing giant Ticketmaster to launch a German electronic-ticketing distributor called Ticketmaster Deutschland. Berlin ...

  14. Deutsche, Ticketmaster Team For German Ticket Co

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Partners to launch e-ticketing service. German concert promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG has formed a joint venture with U.S. ticketing giant Ticketmaster to launch a German electronic-ticketing distributor called Ticketmaster Deutschland. Berlin ...

  15. Sony BMG Promotes Ehmann In Germany

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec takes over all front-line activities. Willy Ehmann has been promoted to senior VP of Sony BMG Germany's music division, effective immediately. He was senior VP of Sony BMG in Berlin since November 2004. He reports to Sony BMG Germany pre ...

  16. Gebhardt Confirms Exit

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has confirmed he will stand down as chairman of labels body BPW and the German group of the IFPI at an Oct. 27 members meeting. Billboard.biz reported t Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhard ...

  17. Sources: Gebhardt To Step Down From BPW, IFPI

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt has decided not to run again for their respective boards, sources say. BERLIN -- After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd G ...

  18. Sources: Gebhardt To Step Aside From BPW, IFPI

    September 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt has decided not to run again for their respective boards, sources say. After four years helming the German labels body BPW and the German IFPI, Gerd Gebhardt ha ...

  19. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a series of Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car ...

  20. Tom Waits Sues For Voice Imitation

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Files suit against General Motors, ad agency. Singer-songwriter Tom Waits is suing car manufacturing giant General Motors (GM) and ad agency McCann Erickson in Frankfurt, Germany, for using a perfect imitation of the singer's voice in a serie ...

  21. U.S. Companies Rule Music Innovation Awards

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Americans grab top 3 prizes at Popkomm event. The United States clinched the top three prizes at the second Popkomm IMEA (Innovation in Music & Entertainment Awards), which took place on Sept. 14 in Berlin, Germany, where 14 international fina ...

  22. Indies Gather For Berlin Meeting

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG court hearing set for Sept. 22. In an environment dominated by the court case against the Sony BMG merger, the international coalition of independent music companies will gather this week in Berlin for its third meeting since its creation ...

  23. DVD Format War Looms

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Chances looked slim that consumers will be spared a DVD format war, as the backers of one standard said Sept. 2 there was no common ground for a unified format and it was on track for a market launch BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chances looked slim that co ...

  24. Universal Germany Re-Signs National Acts

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has signed long-term contract renewals with national acts Rammstein, Sportfreunde Stiller, Jeanette, Schiller and Paul van Dyk. Universal Music Germany has signed long-term contract renewals with national acts Rammstein, Sp ...

  25. Kobalt Fine-Tunes Management Configuration

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure. British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure. Sas M ...

  26. Robbie Enters 'Intensive Care' Oct. 24

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI is lining up British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album "Intensive Care" for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. The first single, "Tripping," described by Williams on his Web site as "something EMI is lining up ...

  27. Robbie Enters 'Intensive Care' Oct. 24

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI is lining up British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album "Intensive Care" for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. The first single, "Tripping," described by Williams on his Web site as "something EMI is lining up ...

  28. Sony BMG Strikes Four Music Distribution Deal

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having acquiring a 50% stake in Four Music earlier this month, Sony BMG has additionally reached an agreement to handle distribution for the Berlin label. Having acquiring a 50% stake in Four Music earlier this month, Sony BMG has additionally rea ...

  29. Hohenboeken Elevated At Universal Germany

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has appointed Frank Hohenboeken as head of sales. Universal Music Germany has appointed Frank Hohenboeken as head of sales. Previously senior director sales, Hohenboeken replaces Peter Mucha, who is leaving the company on O ...

  30. German Acts Get Behind Anti Right-Wing Campaign

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, Sportfreunde Stiller and Keimzeit have donated tracks to a campaign to influence voters against the extreme right-wing. Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, S ...

  31. German Acts Get Behind Anti Right-Wing Campaign

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT SPD politicians to distribute CDs in Germany. Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, Sportfreunde Stiller and Keimzeit have donated tracks to a campaign to influence voters against the extreme right-wing. The CD "Gemei ...

  32. Grainge Unveils New UMGI Management Team

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A new management structure has been put in place at the newly-renamed Universal Music Group International, Billboard.biz has learned. The company's chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge, who took over from Jorg A new management structure has been put i ...

  33. Sony BMG Germany Buys Stake In Four Music

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Germany has bought a 50% stake in Four Music Productions, the Berlin-based label owned by German hip hop group Fantastische Vier. Sony BMG Germany has bought a 50% stake in Four Music Productions, the Berlin-based label owned by German hi ...

  34. Jazz Bassist 'Keter' Betts Dies At 77

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Career spanned 50 years. William Thomas "Keter" Betts, a giant on jazz bass who accompanied Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and helped present bossa nova to the American public, died August 6 at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 77 ...

  35. Erler Joins Sony/ATV Germany

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Axel Erler has been appointed director A&R and creative at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany), with effect from August 1. Axel Erler has been appointed director A&R and creative at Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Germany), with effect from ...

  36. Bruce Conquers Europe With 'Devils & Dust' Tour

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European run of small venues brings in $10.2 million. Bruce Springsteen's sold-out small venue run through Europe grossed more than $10.2 million and drew 130,664 people, according to a source close to the tour. The tour began May 24 in Dubli ...

  37. GEMA Calls For C'right Support From ISPs

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to 42 German Internet service providers urging them to block the sites of those portals which illegally offer music downloads. German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to ...

  38. GEMA Calls For C'right Support From ISPs

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to 42 German Internet service providers urging them to block the sites of those portals which illegally offer music downloads. German authors' rights society GEMA has sent requests to ...

  39. German Group Protests U.S. Piracy Hunters

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's association of art house theaters, AG Kino, on June 30 called on exhibitors and distributors to stop treating moviegoers "like potential criminals" in the name of fighting film piracy. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repor ...

  40. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  41. Live 8 Shatters Records

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide audience of 2 billion tuned in Saturday (July 2) to Bob Geldof's historic Live 8. AOL says its exclusive Internet feed of the multi-concert event broke all e Records tumbled as an estimated worldwide ...

  42. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, holding sway in six European countries. In the United Kingdom, its three-week stay at the top has accumulated Coldplay's "X& ...

  43. Coldplay Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) begins a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, holding sway in six European countries. In the United Kingdom, its three-week stay at the top has accumulated Coldplay's "X& ...

  44. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 i ...

  45. Live 8: Moscow Joins Roster

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Young To Play Canada. Live 8 has added a concert in Moscow's Red Square, ensuring that all of the G8 industrialized nations will be represented at Saturday's (July 2) event. At deadline, the only act confirmed for the show was the Pet Sh ...

  46. Orthmyr Takes Sony BMG Commercial Affairs Role

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Retail veteran Wolfgang Orthmyr has been appointed VP, commercial affairs for Sony BMG Continental Europe, with effect from July 1. Retail veteran Wolfgang Orthmyr has been appointed VP, commercial affairs for Sony BMG Continental Europe, with eff ...

  47. MTV Lends Support To Live 8 Concerts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Network to air live customized broadcasts July 2. MTV Networks' services will telecast live customized programming from the July 2 international Live 8 concerts, the broadcaster said today (June 23). The performances, featuring artists U2, Co ...

  48. All-African Line-up Tapped For SA's Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will feature an all-African line-up of artists, including veteran reggae artist Lucky Dube and African pop group Malaika. A spokesperson today (June 22) confirmed the Jul Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will f ...

  49. All-African Line-up Tapped For SA's Live 8

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will feature an all-African line-up of artists, including veteran reggae artist Lucky Dube and African pop group Malaika. A spokesperson today (June 22) confirmed the Jul Johannesburg's Live 8 concert will f ...

  50. German Star Groenemeyer Joins Popkomm's IMEA

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards held Sept. 14 in Berlin. Awards held Sept. 14 in Berlin. News ...

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