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  1. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  2. RCA Names Digital Biz Exec

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zaidi takes VP post. RCA Music Group has named Zeeshan Zaidi as VP of digital business operations. Zaidi will oversee all digital business, including downloads, subscriptions and ringtones and other mobile services. He will also coordinate with BM ...

  3. Sony BMG Distrib Arm Issues Terms

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales, the new company created from the merger of Sony Music Distribution and BMG Distribution, has issued the trading terms it will use in selling to accounts. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales, the new company creat ...

  4. Sony BMG Names Legal Chief

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mandil to set worldwide policies. 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. Mandil joins Sony BMG from the New York a ...

  5. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fl ...

  6. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  7. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  8. St. John To Head Warner Oz

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec was MD of BMG Australia. Exec was MD of BMG Australia. News ...

  9. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG vet Fleckenstein named senior VP. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fleckenstein will oversee Zomba's international department and internation ...

  10. Zomba Appoints Key Int'l Exec

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG vet Fleckenstein named senior VP. Zomba Label Group has named John Fleckenstein as senior VP of international. He was VP of global marketing at BMG. New York-based Fleckenstein will oversee Zomba's international department and internation ...

  11. Virgin Names Marketing Senior VP

    January 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lowenberg will oversee pop roster. Virgin Records has named Adam Lowenberg as senior VP of marketing. In his new position, Lowenberg will head the marketing and product management for the label's pop roster, which includes the Rolling Stones, ...

  12. Sony BMG Unveils Global Marketing Team

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoire around the world. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoi ...

  13. Sony BMG Philippines Appoints Tee MD

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Rudy Tee has been named managing director of Sony BMG Philippines. The appointment will take effect when the company is legally established sometime in the next two months, according Industry veteran Rudy Tee has been named managi ...

  14. All-Star Q&A Highlights Music & Money

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Symposium. Andrew Lack and John Frankenheimer will take center stage March 3 at the fourth annual Billboard Music & Money Sy ...

  15. Hetherwick To Head Sony BMG Classical

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has named Gilbert Hetherwick as president of the classical division. Hetherwick, who has been VP/GM of BMG Classics since 2003, succeeds former Sony Classical president Peter Gelb, who in Oct Sony BMG has named Gilbert Hetherwick as presi ...

  16. Sony BMG Finland Recruits A&R Manager

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Finland has hired Janne Halmkrona as A&R manager. Halmkrona replaces A&R managers Asko Kallonen and Kari Hynninen, who left the company late last year. Sony BMG Finland has hired Janne Halmkrona as A&R manager. Halmkro ...

  17. U.S. Album Sales Show Gains

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST UMVD leads market share in positive year. Total U.S. album sales for 2004 were 666.7 million units, an increase of 1.6% in a 52-week comparison to 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Overall sales, including digital tracks, totaled 817 million, ...

  18. Sony BMG Cuts 40 In Benelux

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Benelux will cut 40 staffers as part of its reorganization. The move will leave the integrated operation with 110 employees. Sony BMG Benelux will cut 40 staffers as part of its reorganization. The move will leave the integrated operation ...

  19. Sony BMG Signs Alex Lloyd

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwriter Alex Lloyd to its roster. In its first major signing since the merger, Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has added singer/songwrit ...

  20. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines NEW YORK -- In a bold move to pave the way for ...

  21. 52 Jobs Axed At Sony BMG Spain

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Spain laid off 52 employees Friday (Dec. 17) as part of its integration process following the merger of the two majors. Sony BMG Spain laid off 52 employees Friday (Dec. 17) as part of its integration process following the merger of the t ...

  22. 52 Jobs Axed At Sony BMG Spain

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Spain laid off 52 employees Friday (Dec. 17) as part of its integration process following the merger of the two majors. Sony BMG Spain laid off 52 employees Friday (Dec. 17) as part of its integration process following the merger of the t ...

  23. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  24. EMI Pub, Sony BMG Forge Digital Licensing Pact

    December 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a bold move to pave the way for more widespread licensing of publishing rights, EMI Music Publishing and Sony BMG Music Entertainment have entered an umbrella agreement that sets working guidelines In a bold move to pave the way for more widesp ...

  25. Sony Staffers Axed In Germany

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Move is part of integration with BMG. Move is part of integration with BMG. News ...

  26. Greenberg Eyed For Columbia Group Prez

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Greenberg and ...

  27. Sony BMG Denmark Recruits Frederiksen

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran Danish industry executive Eik Frederiksen has joined Sony BMG Denmark as director of international marketing. Veteran Danish industry executive Eik Frederiksen has joined Sony BMG Denmark as director of international marketing. Based in Co ...

  28. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  29. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  30. BMG Songs Signs Xzibit

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xzibit has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Songs. Today he releases his fifth album, "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (Columbia). Xzibit has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Songs. The West Coast ...

  31. BMG Songs Signs Xzibit

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Xzibit has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Songs. Today he releases his fifth album, "Weapons of Mass Destruction" (Columbia). Xzibit has signed an exclusive worldwide publishing deal with BMG Songs. The West Coast ...

  32. Impala Contests Sony BMG Merger

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to European Union legislation and practices LONDON -- Europe's independent ...

  33. Sony BMG Names Communications VPs

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has named two key executives in its communications department. Sony BMG has named two key executives in its communications department. John McKay has been named VP of communications. He was most recently VP of media relations for Sony Mus ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Update: Impala Contests Sony BMG

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to EU legislation and practices. Europe's independent label community is co ...

  36. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  37. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  38. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the assets of DreamWorks Music Publishing, named a chief. Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the a ...

  39. Majors Align With New P2P Service

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG, Uni, Warner ink deals with Wurld Media. Sony BMG, Uni, Warner ink deals with Wurld Media. News ...

  40. Jobs Cut At Sony BMG Australia

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and BMG Australia have been notified that 43 jobs, or about 25% of the workforce, will be lost to the companies' merger. Most of those outgoing staff will s Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Austral ...

  41. Sony BMG France Names Top Execs

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France. Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France. Oli ...

  42. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  43. Sony BMG Distribution Arm Makes Cuts

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of Sony BMG -- is laying off 150 staffers as part of the integration of Sony and BMG's distribution operations. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales -- the new distribution arm of S ...

  44. Verizon Launches U.S. Ringbacks

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST WMG, Sony BMG contribute music. WMG, Sony BMG contribute music. News ...

  45. Playground Music Scandinavia Launches Pub Arm

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Swedish indie Playground Music Scandinavia has launched a publishing division through a joint-venture deal with BMG Music Publishing Scandinavia. Swedish indie Playground Music Scandinavia has launched a publishing division through a joint-venture ...

  46. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...

  47. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...

  48. BMG's Patrick Reilly Heads To Sirius

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG bigwig Patrick Reilly is making the jump to satellite radio as senior VP of communications for Sirius. It is a new position for the company; Reilly will report to Scott Greenstein, Sirius presiden BMG bigwig Patrick Reilly is making the jump t ...

  49. 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 ...

  50. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG merger not factored into results. Sony BMG merger not factored into results. News ...

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