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  1. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  2. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  3. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  4. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  5. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  6. Indie Groups, Retailers Unite Vs. Sony/BMG Deal

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced their concerns to the European Commission's decision to allow music giants Sony and BMG to merge. Independent music companies and entertainment retailers Tuesday voiced th ...

  7. BMG Ups Two In Strategic Marketing Group

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Strategic Marketing Group in New York has made two key promotions. BMG Strategic Marketing Group in New York has made two key promotions. Matthew Stringer has been upped from VP to senior VP of marketing and creative services. Stringer will co ...

  8. BMG Ups Two In Strategic Marketing Group

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Strategic Marketing Group in New York has made two key promotions. BMG Strategic Marketing Group in New York has made two key promotions. Matthew Stringer has been upped from VP to senior VP of marketing and creative services. Stringer will co ...

  9. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  10. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  11. Lameignere Upped To BMG France Prez

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Steinkamp remains BMG Int'l prez. Steinkamp remains BMG Int'l prez. News ...

  12. Lameignere Upped To BMG France Prez

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christophe Lameignere has been promoted to president of BMG France. He was formerly president of the company's music division. He continues to report to BMG International president Maarten Steinkamp, Christophe Lameignere has been promoted to ...

  13. Lameignere Upped To BMG France Prez

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christophe Lameignere has been promoted to president of BMG France. He was formerly president of the company's music division. He continues to report to BMG International president Maarten Steinkamp, Christophe Lameignere has been promoted to ...

  14. BMG Publishing Ups Hubert

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing has promoted Laurent Hubert from VP to senior VP of international. BMG Music Publishing has promoted Laurent Hubert from VP to senior VP of international. Hubert will continue to oversee the company's worldwide classical ...

  15. Impala Threatens Sony/BMG Legal Action

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger in court if the deal gets clearance from the European Commission. European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger ...

  16. Sony U.K. Execs Cleared Of ASBOs In 'Flyposting' Case

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing executives at Sony Music U.K. have escaped Anti Social Behavior Orders (ASBO) after pledging to put an end to illegal "flyposting." Yet legal action still looms for executives at BMG U.K. an LONDON -- Marketing executives at So ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  19. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  20. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  21. Sony, BMG To Meet EU Commissioner Monti Today

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG's top executives are due to meet today with Mario Monti, the European Commissioner in charge of competition issues, Billboard.biz has learned. The meeting is expected to begin at th Sony Music and BMG's top executives ...

  22. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG would have been market leader. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body IFPI. Universal posted a 23.5% share last year, down from 2 ...

  23. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body the IFPI. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures suppli ...

  24. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  25. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. BRUSSELS -- Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage ...

  26. Sony, BMG Defend Merger Plans

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of their proposed merger today (June 14) at a special hearing in Brussels, the start of a two-day gathering organized by the competition department of the Euro Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of th ...

  27. Sony, BMG Prep For EC Hearing

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors to defend merger against issues raised in SO. Sony Music and BMG are expected to present a robust defense of their proposed merger at the European Commission's oral hearing June 14-15 in Brussels. The closed-door hearing, called for by ...

  28. BMG Germany To Cull 60% Of Its Artists

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist roster. Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International and president of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria, announced the decision in the employee magazine BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist ros ...

  29. BMG Germany To Cut 60% Of Its Artists

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist roster. Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International and president of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria, announced the decision in the employee magazine BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist ros ...

  30. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  31. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  32. Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  33. Update: Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  34. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  35. Pete Jones To Head Up Starbox

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New company plans download kiosks. Pete Jones, the former president/CEO of BMG Distribution and Associated Labels, has joined Starbox as chairman/CEO. Starbox, a new provider of download kiosks for retail, is currently raising financing and negoti ...

  36. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp? The European Commission has postponed it ...

  37. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vn The European Commission has postponed ...

  38. Clive Davis To Keynote NARM Convention

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the 2004 NARM convention, to be held Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, will deliver the keynote address at the ...

  39. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  40. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  41. Hearing Set In Sony-BMG Merger Probe

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The oral hearing organized by the European Commission's competition department to discuss the Sony-BMG merger will give the opportunity for both parties to present their case and respond to objections BRUSSELS -- The oral hearing organized by ...

  42. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  43. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  44. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protec ...

  45. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technology added to three upcoming albums. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. The albums are by Velvet Revolver (due June 8), Angie Stone (July 6) and Y ...

  46. Bruens Promoted To MD At BMG Publishing Benelux

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Bruens has been upped to managing director of BMG Music Publishing Benelux, with immediate effect. Until recently, Bruens was GM and director of the publishing company's operations, which are ba Frank Bruens has been upped to managing d ...

  47. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  48. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  49. Provident Reaching Out To Latin America

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media for exclusive distribution of Provident titles in the Latin American market. BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Me ...

  50. Provident Reaching Out To Latin America

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Media for exclusive distribution of Provident titles in the Latin American market. BMG-owned Provident Distribution is partnering with Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Me ...

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