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  1. '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 ...

  2. Popkomm To Have Spanish Flavor

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Partner country' plans quixotic events. As expected, Spain has been designated “partner country” at this year’s Popkomm music trade fair Sept. 14-16 in Berlin. The concept was introduced at the 2004 event, when the designated nation was ...

  3. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music ...

  4. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV's Weller, KMP's Schedler exit. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music Publishing VP for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & ...

  5. Universal Germany To Close Popfile

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. The retail site was launched ...

  6. Universal Germany To Close Popfile

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. Universal Music Germany has confirmed that it will close its download portal Popfile by the end of the year. The retail site was launched ...

  7. Baur Joins Virgin Records Germany

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Records in Berlin has recruited Dirk Baur to the new post as GM, with effect from Jan. 15, 2005. Baur is currently head of central music services for BMG in Munich. Virgin Records in Berlin has recruited Dirk Baur to the new post as GM, wit ...

  8. Sony Staffers Axed In Germany

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The merged company in Germany will retain 50 former Sony employees. Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The mer ...

  9. Löhe To Exit Sony BMG Germany

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boris Löhe, until recently managing director of Sony Music domestic, will exit the company on Dec. 31. Boris Löhe, until recently managing director of Sony Music domestic in Germany, will exit the company on Dec. 31, as part of the integr ...

  10. Germany's Echo Awards Set For April 2

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's 14th annual Echo Awards will take place April 2, 2005, at Berlin's Hotel Estrel. In recent years, the event has been held in the city's larger International Congress Center. Germany's 14th annual Echo Awards will take ...

  11. Sony BMG Revamps German Operations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. The company will shut down the BMG Berlin domestic unit and will integrate ...

  12. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to init ...

  13. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. Sources suggest an announcement is likely in the week begi European independent labels' body Im ...

  14. Rammstein Storms Euro Albums Chart

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German industrial hard-rock act Rammstein triumphs on European Top 100 Albums, entering at No. 1 with "Reise, Reise" (Polydor) to outdo the No. 2 start made by its 2001 predecessor, "Mutter." German industrial hard-rock act Ram ...

  15. Rammstein Storms Euro Albums Chart

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German industrial hard-rock act Rammstein triumphs on European Top 100 Albums, entering at No. 1 with "Reise, Reise" (Polydor) to outdo the No. 2 start made by its 2001 predecessor, "Mutter." German industrial hard-rock act Ram ...

  16. Commitment Is The Key: MTV Europe Pledges To Support Acts -- If Labels Do The Same

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT When MTV Europe's first clunky analog signal went up Aug. 1, 1987, only 1 million homes in Europe could see MTV, and viewers in all countries received the same MTV -- the same VJs, artists, programs a The following is adapted from a speech de ...

  17. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision in early October as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, <i>Billboard </i>has learned. LONDON -- European independent labels' ...

  18. Impala To Launch Euro Indie Sales Certs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. European independent labels organization Impala is launching its own pan-European sales certifications. The new initiative is intended to celeb ...

  19. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  20. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  21. German Artists Call For Radio Quotas

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Popkomm trade convention kicked off in Berlin. The issue of quotas for local music on German radio came into focus today (Sept. 29) as the annual Po ...

  22. Europe To Get Bigger Bite Of iTunes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer is on target to launch a pan-European iTunes Music Store in October. Apple VP of applications Eddy Cue tells Billboard.biz the company is finalizing publishing agreements with the relev Apple Computer is on target to launch a pan-Eu ...

  23. Europe To Get Bigger Bite Of iTunes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer is on target to launch a pan-European iTunes Music Store in October. Apple VP of applications Eddy Cue tells Billboard.biz the company is finalizing publishing agreements with the relev Apple Computer is on target to launch a pan-Eu ...

  24. MTV's Hansen Commits To Support German Talent

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Europe president Brent Hansen expressed his goal to support new domestic artists in his keynote speech to the German music industry today (Sept. 29) at the Popkomm trade show in Berlin. " MTV Networks Europe president Brent Hanse ...

  25. Chancellor Schroeder To Speak At German Biz Gala

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliver a speech at a Sept. 29 ceremony to mark the 175th anniversary of the German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) and the German Federal Assn. of Music Retailer German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliv ...

  26. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  27. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  28. Sources: Steinkamp To Take On Sony BMG Europe

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Maarten Steinkamp, currently BMG president of international and acting president of BMG Germany, is expected today (Sept. 20) to be appointed president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, according to sou Maarten Steinkamp, currently BMG president of ...

  29. Schulten To Exit German Phonographic Academy

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Schulten is to exit as CEO of the German Phonographic Academy after more than two years in the post. Shulten's assistant Sabine Beyer will also depart. The Berlin-based industry body, which org Oliver Schulten is to exit as CEO of the ...

  30. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. News ...

  31. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobil ...

  32. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobile an Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is pl ...

  33. UMI Elevates Antippas To New Role

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas' elevation to the new role as senior VP, UMI, Central &amp; Eastern Europe, with effect from September 1. Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas& ...

  34. Broadway Putting Up 'Wall'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Miramax Films has pacted with Casablanca Records head Thomas Mottola to develop and produce a Broadway musical based on Pink Floyd's seminal rock opera "The Wall." Miramax Films has pacted with Casablanca Records head Thomas Mottola ...

  35. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  36. DTS To Release Blue Man Group DVD-Audio

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. (DTS), will release a DVD-Audio of Blue Man Group's second album, "The Complex," Sept. 14. DTS Entertainment, the label division of Digital Theater Systems, Inc. ...

  37. The Rasmus Signs Pub Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finish rock act the Rasmus has signed a long-term publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Berlin. The pact covers the world excluding Finland. Finish rock act the Rasmus has signed a long-term publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishi ...

  38. The Rasmus Signs Pub Deal With Sony/ATV

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Finish rock act the Rasmus has signed a long-term publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in Berlin. The pact covers the world excluding Finland. Finish rock act the Rasmus has signed a long-term publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishi ...

  39. Revered Conductor Carlos Kleiber Dies, Age 74

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. Conductor Carlos Kleiber died July 13 after a long illness and was buried four days later in Konjsica, Slovenia. He was 74. ...

  40. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  41. BMG To Introduce 3-Tier CD Pricing In Germany

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG is to introduce a three-tier pricing structure for CD albums in Germany from this August. Under the new pricing system, some CD albums could be available In an initiative to revive falling sales, BMG i ...

  42. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  43. German Label Execs Sentenced In Copyright-Infringement Case

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A court in Grasse, France, has sentenced the chief executive and the sales manager of a German company who in June were found guilty of distributing without authorization material by Cape Verde music LONDON -- A court in Grasse, France, has senten ...

  44. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  45. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body's plans to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. German authors rights society GEMA's ongoing dispute over the national IFPI body� ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. 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 ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Germany's DEAG Appoints Mielke CFO/COO

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Wingolf Mielke has been appointed CFO/COO of Berlin-based concert promoter DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG (DEAG), with effect from June 22. Wingolf Mielke has been appointed CFO/COO of Berlin-based concert promoter DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG ( ...

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