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  1. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

  2. Berlin: Music City

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Today, the reunified capital of Germany has more than 3.4 million citizens and has become a multicultural melting pot and a magnet for the music industry. The city is home to hundreds of labels specializing in dance, electronic and hip-hop, and th ...

  3. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  4. Piracy Suits To Fund German Music Education

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Members of the German national IFPI group intend to use the damages won in Internet piracy suits to fund basic music education in schools. As a result of the initiative, dubbed "Musik macht Schule - Schule macht Musik" (music makes schoo ...

  5. Echos Handed Out In Berlin

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Canadian group Billy Talent, and German-language acts Silbermond and La Fee were the big winners tonight at the 16th annual Echo Awards, held at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm. Atlantic/Warner-signed Billy Talent won for ne ...

  6. BMG Drags As Bertelsmann Posts Bumper Financials

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann achieved its "most successful" financial result in 2006, despite a considerable decline in revenue and profit from its recorded music business. During a press-conference today in Berlin, Bertelsmann chairma ...

  7. Munich To Host MTV EMAs

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MTV's annual Europe Music Awards is coming back to Germany. This year's music gala will be held Nov. 1 at the OlympiaHalle Arena in the Bavarian capital, Munich. It will be the third time MTV's glittery ceremony has been held in Ger ...

  8. Silbermond Leads Germany's Echo Nominations

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, rock band Silbermond is the frontrunner heading into Germany's 16th annual Echo Awards, to be held March 25. The act is up for group rock/pop national, and is nominated for hit of the year with "Das Beste" (Co ...

  9. German Indies Back Impala/WMG Pact

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST German independent labels body VUT today (March 1) confirmed its formal backing to the agreement between Warner Music Group and pan-European labels body Impala which has sparked heated debate within the independent sector. The Impala/WMG agreement ...

  10. Norah, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Europe

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST As Norah Jones racks up a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Not Too Late" (Blue Note/Parlophone), English rock band Kaiser Chiefs scores its first No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Ruby" (B-Unique/Pol ...

  11. Harbich Moves To Capitol Music Germany

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI today (Feb. 23) revealed that Achim Harbich, the former head of German independent Edel, has been appointed the new managing director of EMI's Capitol label in Cologne, Germany. Harbich reports to EMI Music Germany president Birgit Adels. ...

  12. AEG Live, Hard Rock Enter Exclusive Deal

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Los Angeles-based AEG Live has inked a deal, revealed today (Feb. 21), to be the exclusive booker and promoter for live entertainment at the Joint, located inside Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The pact is with the Morgans Hotel Gro ...

  13. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  14. AEG Inks Deal For Prudential Center

    February 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has nailed down the contract with the NHL's New Jersey Devils to manage the new Prudential Center in Newark. Additionally, AEG's national concert touring division, AEG Live, will book concerts and other ...

  15. BPI Expands British Music Week In Germany

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is to repeat and expand its British Music Week promotion in Germany this April, broadening its reach from its Berlin base into two other German cities. The inaugural BMW took place in Berlin May 19-26 2006. Its ai ...

  16. Source: Warner Buys Distribution Firm Zebralution

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has acquired German-based digital music distribution company Zebralution, sources tell Billboard.biz at the Midem music trade convention in Cannes. Kurt Thielen, founder/managing director of Duisburg, Germany-based Zebralution d ...

  17. Indies Cast Collective Digital Spell With Merlin

    January 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST A slew of top independent labels and trade groups have joined forces to launch Merlin, described at the MidemNet event in Cannes today (Jan. 20) as "the world's first global new-media rights licensing agency." Accounting for almost ...

  18. Universal Germany Enters X-Cell JV

    January 10, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany in Berlin has agreed to enter into a 50:50 joint venture with leading independent label X-Cell, ending a tug-of-war among majors in recent months. Universal came to the table with the best price, insiders say, after Sony BM ...

  19. Beatles Bask At No. 1 In Europe

    December 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Beatles continue to spread "Love" (Apple) throughout Europe, as Sir George and Giles Martin's "re-imagining" of the Fab Four oeuvre starts a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. On Monday (Dec. 11), the albu ...

  20. Germany's BPW, IFPI To Merge

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German labels body the BPW and the national IFPI group will merge from spring 2007. The move was decided Monday (Dec. 11) at the respective general meetings of the associations in Berlin. With the unification of the two trade bodies, "we reac ...

  21. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  22. Germany's GEMA To Launch Political Office

    December 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Maren Ruhfus will take the helm of the newly-created political information offices for German collection society GEMA, with effect from Feb. 1, 2007. Since 1998, Ruhfus has served as chief of the Berlin office of the German Boersenverein, the asso ...

  23. EMI Strikes Content Pact With Jamba

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has struck a mobile music products agreement with digital entertainment service provider Jamba. Music from heavyweight EMI acts such as the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Queen and EMI Music has struck a mobile music products ag ...

  24. EMI Strikes Content Pact With Jamba

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has struck a mobile music products agreement with digital entertainment service provider Jamba. Music from heavyweight EMI acts such as the Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Queen and EMI Music has struck a mobile music products ag ...

  25. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  26. Robbie's 'Rudebox' Holds Off Jamiroquai In Europe

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams withstands the sales of a new singles retrospective by Jamiroquai to begin a third week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums with "Rudebox" (Chrysalis). Although Williams' set slides Robbie Williams withstands the ...

  27. SPV, Jack White Productions Explore Merger

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT JWP would take majority stake. Hanover-based SPV Records, the subject of numerous takeover bids in recent years, has agreed to start merger talks with music group Jack White Productions, of Berlin. Should the two parties agree on terms, Jack White ...

  28. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  29. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -plus jobs to be lost. The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records will be closed by the end of the year. Frank Stroebele, managing director of Sanctuary Germany, confirms that the company would be shuttered "due to worldwide restructuring me ...

  30. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records will be closed by the end of the year. Frank Stroebele, managing director of Sanctuary Germany, confirms that the company would be shuttered "due to worldwide The German affiliate of Sanctuary Records ...

  31. Echos 2007 Date Revealed

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Berlin. A total of 25 categories will be handed out on the night. The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Ber ...

  32. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up ...

  33. Bowie Plays 'Godfather' To Nokia Music Service

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music Recommenders offering to launch Nov. Nokia, the world's biggest mobile-phone maker, has linked up with David Bowie and 40 independent local music stores worldwide, to launch a new digital music-discovery service. The Music Recommenders ...

  34. Michalk Joins BPW As Deputy MD

    October 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stefan Michalk will become deputy managing director of the German labels body BPW on Dec. 1. Based in Berlin, Michalk will be responsible for press and public affairs. Stefan Michalk will become deputy managing director of the German labels body B ...

  35. Lesker Joins Virgin Germany

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Roland Lesker is the new marketing manager of Virgin Germany in Berlin. Lesker replaces Heino Deeken, who left the company on July 1. Roland Lesker is the new marketing manager of Virgin Germany in Berlin. Lesker replaces Heino Deeken, who left th ...

  36. Hewitt Takes Classical Artist of the Year Award

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Classic FM Gramophone Awards took place Sept. 28. Angela Hewitt, the Canadian pianist signed to independent classical music label Hyperion, nabbed the Artist of the Year award at this year’s Classic FM Gramophone Awards yesterday (Sept. 28). Hewit ...

  37. World-Renowned Bassist Aladar Pege Dies

    September 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT He was 67. World-renowned bassist Aladar Pege, who moved with ease from jazz to classics and lifted his bulky instrument to star status, has died, the Hungarian cultural ministry said Sunday. He was 67. The state MTI news agency cited family membe ...

  38. New Online Music TV Station Launches

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To be initially broadcast via broadband on Web. Tim Renner, the former Chairman/ CEO of Universal Deutschland, and now owner of the online radio station Motor FM in Berlin, launched an Internet-delivered television music channel at Popkomm on Wedn ...

  39. Budde To Market Couch Music

    September 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal to exploit catalog for recordings, advertising. Couch Music Publishing in Vienna has signed a long-term exclusive administration contract in which Berlin-based Budde Musikverlage will market Couch’s works for recordings, advertising and other ...

  40. RoyaltyShare Wins Top IMEA Prize

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT RoyaltyShare, the U.S.-based online royalty processing specialist, triumphed at this year's Popkomm Innovations in Music & Entertainment Award (IMEA) in Berlin. RoyaltyShare, the U.S.-based online royalty processing specialist, triump ...

  41. Online Sales Up In Germany

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Revenues hit $26.9 million. Music business on the Internet is booming in Germany with 11.7 million titles (singles and albums) legally downloaded in the first half of 2006 and generating record revenues of €21.2 million ($26.9 million). This compa ...

  42. AIM Nabs GNAB License Pact

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) today (Sept. 21) informed delegates at the Popkomm trade fair in Berlin that it has struck a groundbreaking collective licensing deal with Bertelsmann's serv Britain's Assn. of Independent ...

  43. German Promoters Unveil New Collecting Society

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Society aims to protect show organizers. A new royalties collecting society—Verwertungsgesellschaft Veranstalterrechte e.V.—was unveiled by German concert promoters today (Sept. 20) at the Popkomm trade show in Berlin. The new collecting society, ...

  44. Jamba Expands Abroad, Partners With MTVN

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Managing director unveils plans at Popkomm. Jamba, the ringtone vendor known as Jamster in the United Kingdom and United States, is set to expand into Latin America and India, according to Jamba managing director Markus Berger-de León at Popkomm i ...

  45. Jamba Expands Abroad, Partners With MTVN

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Managing director unveils plans at Popkomm. Jamba, the ringtone vendor known as Jamster in the United Kingdom and United States, is set to expand into Latin America and India, according to Jamba managing director Markus Berger-de León at Popkomm i ...

  46. IODA To Buy Uploader

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT San Francisco-based digital technology firm Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) said today (Sept. 20) that it has signed a "Letter of Intent" to acquire pan-European digital music distribu San Francisco-based digital technolo ...

  47. Jägermeister Drinks Down Pub Deal

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German drinks company Jägermeister used the platform of Popkomm to launch today (Sept. 20) its latest foray into music -- a publishing company, Jägermusic. German drinks company Jägermeister used the platform of Popkomm to launch ...

  48. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. San Diego ...

  49. RoyaltyShare To Launch In Europe

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K. affiliate tipped for Spring 2007. Web-based royalty processing specialist RoyaltyShare is expanding its services into Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. San Diego-based RoyaltyShare's chairman Bob Kohn tells Billboard.biz that various pi ...

  50. Jamba Bolsters Content Team

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gregor Stöckl has joined Berlin-based mobile entertainment company Jamba as head of content. In this new position, Stöckl is responsible for all Jamba's content, which includes music, ringto Gregor Stöckl has joined Berlin-b ...

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