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  1. 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 ...

  2. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  3. Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, C Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of B ...

  4. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting to M In another integration move, Sony BMG Music En ...

  5. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Katz, Frohlich take on expanded responsibilities. In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting t ...

  6. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the NASHVILLE -- Integrity Music Group has extended ...

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

    September 28, 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. The executives' titles have yet to be determined. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper t ...

  8. Sony BMG Names Digital, Legal Execs

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-level appointments. The company today (Sept. 27) announced key executives in its digital music and legal divisions, all based in New York. Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-le ...

  9. Sony BMG Names Iberian Chiefs

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has made two more key appointments outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has made two more key appointments outside the United States. Maarten Steinkamp, who earlier this week was named head of the co ...

  10. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  11. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  12. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  13. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  14. Smellie: Sony BMG Sets Revamp Deadline

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG's management has set June 30, 2005, as the deadline for the full integration of the merged companies. Sony BMG's management has set June 30, 2005, as the deadline for the full integration of the merged companies. Sony BMG COO Mi ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Joe Simpson Starts Label Through Geffen

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of the hottest artists on the charts right now -- his daughters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- is making further inroads into the music business through a jo Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of ...

  19. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. News ...

  20. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

  21. Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Ienner CEO, Sony Music Label Group, U.S. ...

  22. Anthony COO Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

  23. Michele Anthony Adds COO Stripes

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

  24. Don Ienner Earns CEO Stripes

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titles as the boss of recorded music at Sony Music in the United States. Ienner has assumed the chief executive designation in addition to his existing title of preside Add CEO to Don Ienner's list of titl ...

  25. Veteran Zomba U.K. Head Howard Exits

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steven Howard, managing director of Zomba Music Publishers U.K. and Zomba Music Management, has exited the company after 24 years' service. Steven Howard, managing director of Zomba Music Publishers U.K. and Zomba Music Management, has exited ...

  26. BMG Finland MD, A&R Manager To Exit

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Finland managing director Niko Nordström and A&R manager Asko Kallonen will leave the company to set up their own record label. BMG Finland managing director Niko Nordström and A&R manager Asko Kallonen will leave the comp ...

  27. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  28. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  29. Sony BMG Begins To Cut Work Force

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie sent out a memo Tuesday offering either early retirement or a voluntary severance program for all eligible employees who choose to leave the company. Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie ...

  30. Sony BMG Begins To Cut Work Force

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie sent out a memo Tuesday offering either early retirement or a voluntary severance program for all eligible employees who choose to leave the company. Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie ...

  31. Sony BMG Int'l To Report To Smellie

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet is COO of merged company. BMG vet is COO of merged company. News ...

  32. Sony BMG Int'l To Report To Smellie

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Post-merger decisions being implemented. With the integration of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment joint venture underway, some decisions are starting to leak from the company. In the wake of the expected departures of Sony Music International chai ...

  33. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expected The management restructuring has begun at the n ...

  34. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony building to serve as merged major's HQ. The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expect ...

  35. Oz Watchdog Greenlights Sony-BMG Merger

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says it "will not interfere" in the merger of BMG Australia and Sony Music Entertainment (Australia). Australia's competition watchdog ...

  36. Oz Watchdog Greenlights Sony-BMG Merger

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australia's competition watchdog, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), says it "will not interfere" in the merger of BMG Australia and Sony Music Entertainment (Australia). Australia's competition watchdog ...

  37. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment is based in New York. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is based in New York. News ...

  38. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  39. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  40. BMG Distrib. Hatches New Pricing Scheme

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Distribution has been talking to accounts about a new pricing initiative aimed at driving sales of mid-level releases. BMG Distribution has been talking to accounts about a new pricing initiative aimed at driving sales of mid-level releases. A ...

  41. R&B/Hip-Hop Biz Focusing On 'Opportunity'

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Surviving in the rapidly consolidating music industry and adapting marketing strategies to fit a reconfigured business were the hot topics opening the fifth annual Billboard/American Urban Radio Netwo Surviving in the rapidly consolidating music i ...

  42. BMG Ricordi Signs Fiorello

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Popular Italian TV and radio personality Fiorello has signed a multi-album deal with BMG Ricordi. Popular Italian TV and radio personality Fiorello has signed a multi-album deal with BMG Ricordi. BMG Ricordi president/CEO Adrian Berwick tells Bill ...

  43. FTC Clears Sony BMG

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its final regulatory hurdle, as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) today (July 28) announced that it has closed its investigation into the proposed deal. The merger of Sony Music and BMG has cleared its ...

  44. EMI's Narada Appoints CFO

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pedo joins from BMG. Narada Productions Inc., a division of EMI, has named Steve Pedo as CFO. Pedo joins the company from BMG, where he had been since 1981, most recently as director of finance and operations in Brazil. In his new post, he will ov ...

  45. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  46. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  47. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  48. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Impala Decries Approval Of Sony BMG. Impala Decries Approval Of Sony BMG. News ...

  49. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  50. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

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