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  1. German Star Groenemeyer Joins Popkomm's IMEA

    June 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer has thrown his support behind the 2nd annual Popkomm Innovations in Music & Entertainment Awards. Groenemeyer has agreed to serve as patron of the event, which German superstar Herbert Groenemeyer has t ...

  2. Makuhari Messe To Host Japan's Live 8 Concert

    June 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's Live 8 concert will be held July 2 at the Makuhari Messe convention center, east of Tokyo. Major Japanese acts and possibly some international performers will feature on the bill of 10-20 act Japan's Live 8 concert will be held J ...

  3. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additiona ...

  4. Live 8 Organizers Plan Three More Concerts

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg added. Tokyo, Toronto and Johannesburg will additionally host concerts under the Live 8 banner, Bob Geldof confirmed today (June 16). Organizers are expected to officially announce the new locations tomorrow. Speaki ...

  5. Live 8 Plans Show With African Musicians

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Africa Calling' to be held in Cornwall, England. Organizers of the Live 8 concerts to raise awareness of poverty in Africa announced on Wednesday plans for a separate concert featuring African artists. The event, called Africa Calling, ...

  6. Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians, details for which were unveiled today (June 15). British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singe ...

  7. Updated: Live 8 Expands With Africa Calling

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singer Youssou N'Dour are the driving forces behind a Live 8 concert focusing on African musicians, details for which were unveiled today (June 15). British artist Peter Gabriel and Senegalese singe ...

  8. Springsteen Stays Solo For Summer Run

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Opening July 13 in Ottawa. Bruce Springsteen has confirmed a slate of 17 North American summer tour dates that will open July 13 in Ottawa. Continuing in the vein of his spring U.S. tour and his current European run, the shows will find the artist ...

  9. Aussie Live 8 Concert Fails

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. Plans for an Australian link to Bob Geldof's Live 8 concert event have fallen through. According to Sydney-based promoter Michael Chugg, managing dire ...

  10. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  11. Two Million Requests For Live 8 Tickets In London

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in three days from music fans wishing to attend the July 2 concert at London's Hyde Park, Billboard.biz has learned. Live 8 organizers have received over 2 million text messages in ...

  12. Sony/ATV Appoints Digital Biz VP

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has tapped a technology veteran to oversee its digital business strategy and revenues worldwide. Lauren Berkowitz, Sony/ATV's new VP of global digital business previously ser Sony/ATV Music Publishing has tapped a te ...

  13. Sony BMG Names New German Prez

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, effective Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at ...

  14. Sony BMG Names New German Pres

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, with effect from Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management ...

  15. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  16. Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host th Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awa ...

  17. Deal Gives New Life To London's Millennium Dome

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The troubled Millennium Dome is to be resurrected with a new name and re-positioned as London's biggest indoor live-music destination. Following a deal unveiled today (May 25) between U.S.-based Ansch The troubled Millennium Dome is to be res ...

  18. Aussie AIR Strikes Deals To Tap Global Market

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market through a pair of deals unveiled today (May 24). Australia's independent label community is hoping to expand its presence in the global market ...

  19. Strauch Upped At Sony/ATV

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Patrick Strauch from GM to managing director of its business in Germany, Switzerland and Austria. Sony/ATV Music Publishing has promoted Patrick Strauch from GM to managing director of its business in Germany ...

  20. Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government could move as early as May 5 to push through a new law that will shut down one of Hollywood's top sources of international film financing: German film funds. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The German govern ...

  21. Universal Publishing Ups German Execs

    April 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Germany has promoted two key staffers. Universal Music Publishing Germany has promoted two key staffers. Tommy Kommer, director of finance at Universal's Berlin-based publishing affiliate, is upped to director of fi ...

  22. Universal Music Germany Appoints CFO

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president and CEO Frank Briegmann. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Ba ...

  23. Beck Ready To Hit The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. The artist will play mostly hea ...

  24. New CFO At Universal Germany

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bogdanski joins from VG Media. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president/CEO Frank Briegmann. Bogdanski will be responsible for finance, administrati ...

  25. Popkomm Launches Second Innovation Awards

    April 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IMEAs celebrate technologies applicable to music. The second annual Innovations in Music & Entertainment Awards are set for Sept. 14 during the Popkomm trade show in Berlin, and applications are now being accepted. The awards recognize individ ...

  26. Germany Zeros In On Media Funds

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German media funds, the tax shelter financing tool that pumped $1.7 billion into mainly Hollywood productions last year, soon could be history as the German government fast-tracks plans to close tax l CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Ger ...

  27. Sellenheit Returns To German Biz With DEAG

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former BMG Germany executive Andre Selleneit has resurfaced in the music business through DEAG Music, the multi-faceted music division of concert promoter Deutsche Entertainment AG. Former BMG Germany executive Andre Selleneit has resurfaced in th ...

  28. Moby's 'Hotel' Checks Back Into Euro Top Spot

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) regains the top spot in its fourth week on the European Top 100 Albums chart. It spent two weeks atop the chart before dropping to No. 2 last week, behind 50 Cent's "The Massacre Moby's "Hot ...

  29. Moby's 'Hotel' Checks Back Into Euro Top Spot

    April 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) regains the top spot in its fourth week on the European Top 100 Albums chart. It spent two weeks atop the chart before dropping to No. 2 last week, behind 50 Cent's "The Massacre Moby's "Hot ...

  30. Sony BMG Bows Masterworks Division

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has announced that its classical music division will be called Sony BMG Masterworks. Led by president Gilbert Hetherwick, the new division comprises the RCA Red Seal, Sony Classical, Deutsche Sony BMG has announced that its classical musi ...

  31. GEMA Sees Income Drop In 2004

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline in royalty distributions to copyright owners. BERLIN -- For the first time since 1983, German authors rights body GEMA has registered an annual decline ...

  32. Nickelodeon To Replace Germany's MTV2 Pop

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop service will be replaced with the children's TV channel Nickelodeon. BERLIN -- Germany is losing a music TV channel. Starting Sept. 12, Viacom's MTV2 Pop ser ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epic). Moby 50 Cent's & ...

  36. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Order bows at No. 6. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epi ...

  37. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on sound recordings. BERLIN -- The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on ...

  38. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  39. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  40. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  41. Germany Joins Call For Longer Euro Copyright Term

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. The German music industry has added its voice to the call for an extension to Europe's copyright term on recordings. Ger ...

  42. Downturn In German Biz Slowing

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The downturn in the German recorded music market is slowing. The estimated retail value of the market in 2004 was down 3.6% from the previous year to €1.589 billion ($2.12 billion), national la The downturn in the German recorded music ...

  43. U.K. Vet Hallett Joins AEG Live

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. Veteran U.K. promoter Rob Hallett has been named senior VP of international for AEG Live, Billboard.biz has learned. Hallett joins AEG Live from the Mean Fiddler Group, where he was head of music and board directo ...

  44. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. 1, 2006. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights socie ...

  45. Germany's GEMA Names Heker As Chairman

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA. Harald Heker has been appointed to succeed Reinhold Kreile as chairman of German authors' rights society GEMA, effective Jan. ...

  46. Sony BMG Germany Names Int'l Marketing Team

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Germany has unveiled the marketing team for the amalgamated company's international department. Helmed by managing director international Willy Ehmann, the newly established team is responsib Sony BMG Germany has unveiled the marketi ...

  47. Brggemann To Manage Sony BMG Classical Europe

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. MUNICH -- Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggem ...

  48. Sony, BMG Combine Euro Classical Operations

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Brüggemann to oversee new division. Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggemann, who takes the joint titles of director of classical marke ...

  49. Sony, BMG Combine Euro Classical Operations

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. Sony and BMG are combining their classical music departments to form a single European division. The unit will be managed by Michael Brüggemann, who t ...

  50. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

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