Bertelsmann Music Group

  1. SMEJ Reports Revenue Gains

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported increased sales for the year ending March 31, 2004. Japan's biggest record company, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), today (April 28) reported i ...

  2. Sony BMG Bows Masterworks Division

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has announced that its classical music division will be called Sony BMG Masterworks. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG has announced that its classical music division will be called Sony BMG Masterworks. Led by president Gilbert Hetherwick, the new di ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Blackstone To Helm Warner/Chappell

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. Warner Music Group has named Richard Blackstone as the new chairman/CEO of its publishing division, Warner/Chappell Music. B ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. BMG Songs Inks Former Senior VP

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Karen Conrad signs co-publishing deal. BMG Songs has inked a co-publishing deal with Karen Conrad who was, until recently, the company's senior VP in Nashville. Under the agreement, Conrad will sign country music writers to BMG Songs. She wil ...

  9. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  10. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  11. Retail Track

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christman's column. Fed up with difficult-to-open CD shrink-wraps, Sony BMG will implement tear strips on its releases. Read Ed Christ ...

  12. Sony Vet Farrow Starts PR Firm

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is returning to the music business with a new venture, the Corporation. First clients for the London-based firm include Sony BMG U.K., Elton John, the Old Vic The Veteran U.K. PR executive Gary Farrow is retur ...

  13. Bertelsmann Reports '04 Gains At BMG

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cost-cutting and strong performance from music publishing helped BMG to increased earnings in 2004, Bertelsmann said today (March 17). Cost-cutting and strong performance from music publishing helped BMG to increased earnings in 2004, Bertelsmann ...

  14. Bertelsmann Reports '04 Gains At BMG

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cost-cutting and strong performance from music publishing helped BMG to increased earnings in 2004, Bertelsmann said today (March 17). Cost-cutting and strong performance from music publishing helped BMG to increased earnings in 2004, Bertelsmann ...

  15. BMG Songs Ups Nashville Exec Stuve

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Longtime exec Karen Conrad exiting. BMG Songs has promoted Ron Stuve to VP of A&R/GM in the Nashville office. He replaces longtime senior VP Karen Conrad, who is exiting. BMG Songs is expected to announce details of an ongoing relationship wit ...

  16. Sony BMG To Distribute Razor & Tie Video

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label shifts from Ventura. Razor & Tie is extending its distribution deal with Sony BMG Music Entertainment to include video products. Razor & Tie's audio titles have been distributed by BMG since 1998. Razor & Tie's 2005 vid ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. BMG Ricordi Scaling Down Rome HQ

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Ricordi's Rome office is shedding 43 of its 62 employees, according to trade union officials. Officials from the recording industry trade union last month expressed concerns of sweeping staff cuts BMG Ricordi's Rome office is sheddin ...

  20. Sony BMG Names Communications Chief

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shields joins from J. Walter Thompson. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Cory Shields as senior VP of communications. He replaces Keith Estabrook, who has exited. Shields joins the company from advertising agency J. Walter Thompson, where he ...

  21. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz For Artists

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong <i>Billboard</i> Music &amp; Money Symposium on March 3 in New York. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG is getting into the film and televis ...

  22. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music &amp; Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew L ...

  23. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Projects will incorporate music acts. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music & Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. In a keynote Q&A session with Loe ...

  24. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was voted in on Feb. 24 as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive time. SYDNEY -- Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG En ...

  25. Sony BMG Boosts Copy-Protected CDs

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhanced" copy-protected CDs, according to company executives. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "c ...

  26. Retail Track

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. release schedule. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. re ...

  27. Retail Track

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. release schedule. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. re ...

  28. Retail Track

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. release schedule. Read Ed Christman's column. BMG Sony Music Entertainment incorporates more content-enhanced and -protected CDs into its U.S. re ...

  29. Handlin Re-Upped As ARIA Chair

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia and New Zealand, was yesterday (Feb. 24) voted in as chairman of the Australia Record Industry Assn. for a record seventh consecutive ti Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entert ...

  30. Sony BMG Boosts Copy-Protected CDs

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhanced" copy-protected CDs, according to company executives. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhan ...

  31. Sony BMG Boosts Copy-Protected CDs

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhanced" copy-protected CDs, according to company executives. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is stepping up the rollout of what it calls "content-enhan ...

  32. Sony BMG Confirms Levendis Appointment

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greek vet named senior VP, global marketing. As expected, Sony BMG Global Marketing Group has named George Levendis as senior VP. The move was first tipped here earlier this month. Levendis, who has relocated from Athens to New York, has served as ...

  33. Sony BMG Confirms Levendis Appointment

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greek vet named senior VP, global marketing. As expected, Sony BMG Global Marketing Group has named George Levendis as senior VP. The move was first tipped here earlier this month. Levendis, who has relocated from Athens to New York, has served as ...

  34. Italian Unions Concern On Sony BMG merger

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG merger in Italy. Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG me ...

  35. Sony BMG Enters New Deal With 3

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered into a new content supplying agreement with British third-generation telecoms network 3. Through the new pact, the major record company will provide a wid Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered ...

  36. Sony BMG Enters New Deal With 3

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered into a content supplying agreement with British third-generation telecoms network 3. Through the new pact, Sony BMG will provide a wide range of music vid Sony BMG Music Entertainment U.K. has entered ...

  37. Sony BMG Appoints Brazil Chiefs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Schiavo, Ridgely to lead territory. Sony BMG has named its management team in Brazil. Alexandre Schiavo has been appointed GM, and Kevin Ridgely executive VP. Schiavo will manage Brazilian operations, overseeing marketing, strategic marketing and ...

  38. Levendis Exits Greece's Heaven Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST George Levendis, managing director at Greek independent label Heaven Music, has resigned, Billboard.biz has learned. Sources say the Athens-based executive will assume a role at Sony BMG's global mark George Levendis, managing director at Gre ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Castle Shifts To Ryko

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST New York-based Ryko Distribution has picked up distribution of Castle Music, a mid-priced reissue label under the Sanctuary Records Group umbrella. Castle was previously distributed by BMG. LOS ANGELES -- New York-based Ryko Distribution has picke ...

  41. BMG Pub, Famous Renew Deal

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing renewed their international subpublishing agreement, the companies announced Friday (Feb. 4). NEW YORK -- BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing renewed their international subpublishing a ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Sony BMG Names Legal Chief

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Daniel Mandil as executive VP/global general counsel/secretary. Mandil is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Daniel Mandil as executi ...

  44. Case Summary: Labels Don't Owe Fiduciary Duty To Artists In N.Y.

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST A New York state appellate court on Jan. 25 rejected a class action suit brought by recording artists who claimed their record deals didn't permit the major labels to exploit their music in digital fo A New York state appellate court on Jan. ...

  45. Sony BMG Names Catalog Marketing Execs

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rubin to serve as senior VP. Sony BMG Entertainment has made four appointments in international catalog marketing. Stuart Rubin has been named senior VP of the international catalog marketing group, and Roger Menz VP of strategic projects. Tim Fra ...

  46. Sony BMG Names Catalog Marketing Execs

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rubin to serve as senior VP. Sony BMG Entertainment has made four appointments in international catalog marketing. Stuart Rubin has been named senior VP of the international catalog marketing group, and Roger Menz VP of strategic projects. Tim Fra ...

  47. BMG Pub, Famous Renew Ties

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subpub deal first struck in 1995. BMG Music Publishing and Famous Music Publishing have renewed their international subpublishing agreement. BMG will handle the Famous catalog worldwide except for the United States, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Oki ...

  48. Sony, BMG Combine Euro Classical Operations

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Br&#252;ggemann 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. Castle Shifts To Ryko Distribution

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reissue label had gone through BMG. Reissue label had gone through BMG. News ...

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