Bertelsmann Music Group

  1. Montage Sees Red

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music group signs distribution deal. Nashville-based Montage Music Group has signed a distribution deal with RED Distribution, a division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Montage, headed by major label veteran Allen Butler, launched earlier this y ...

  2. Sony BMG Downsizes

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment underwent a downsizing within its Commercial Music Group the week ending Nov. 17, with the Masterworks division hardest hit. Sony BMG executives confirm a report that first appeared on MusicalAmerica.com that six staff ...

  3. Sony BMG Downsizes

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's Masterworks division hardest hit. Sony BMG Music Entertainment underwent a downsizing within its Commercial Music Group the week ending Nov. 17, with the Masterworks division hardest hit. Sony BMG executives confirm a report that fi ...

  4. Qtrax Signs Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North American mechanical rights to the publisher's repertoire. EMI Music P ...

  5. Vivendi Gets US Antitrust OK To Buy BMG Pub

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies now No. 3, 4 players in music publishing. Vivendi's Universal Music has received U.S. antitrust approval to acquire Bertelsmann AG's BMG Music Publishing, U.S. officials said on Tuesday (Nov. 14). Antitrust authorities complete ...

  6. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG to keep door open for marketing vet. Sony BMG to keep door open for marketing vet. News ...

  7. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia because of a "family issue," Bilboard.biz has learned. Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia beca ...

  8. Prescott To Return To Australia

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia because of a "family issue," Bilboard.biz has learned. Sony BMG veteran marketing executive Tim Prescott is returning to his homeland Australia beca ...

  9. Vivendi Gets US Antitrust OK To Buy BMG Pub

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies now No. 3, 4 players in music pub. Vivendi's Universal Music has received U.S. antitrust approval to acquire Bertelsmann AG's BMG Music Publishing, U.S. officials said on Tuesday (Nov. 14). Antitrust authorities completed their ...

  10. Impala Gathers Findings On UMG/BMG Pub Merger

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent music companies' trade association Impala is calling on its membership to respond with any grievances in light of Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of BMG Music Publ Pan-European independent music compa ...

  11. VU Awaits Dec. 8 Ruling On BMG Pub Buy

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC sets provisional deadline. Vivendi's Universal Music Group should learn whether the European Commission approves its purchase of BMG Music Publishing by Dec. 8, the provisional deadline set by the EC to issue its ruling. UMG successfully b ...

  12. Vivendi Requests Commission Clear BMG Takeover

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST If approved publishing unit will have 22% market share. Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Publishing Group, Friday (Nov. 3) formally asked the Commission to clear its €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "We have ...

  13. A&R Vet Bell Rises At Sony BMG Nashville

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec handled Chesney, Evans, McBride. Sony BMG Nashville senior VP of A&R Renee Bell rises to the position of executive VP for the company. As part of the promotion, Bell adds A&R oversight for Columbia Nashville, which had previously been ...

  14. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  15. BMG Japan Signs Up To iTunes

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the latest Japanese label to sign a deal with Apple's iTunes Music Store. The Tokyo-based label's catalog became available to users of the Japanese edition of iTunes the sa BMG Japan on Oct. 26 became the late ...

  16. Spanish Gov't Approves Universal's Vale Music Buy

    October 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Merged company would have 28% market share. The Spanish government has authorized Universal Music Spain's purchase of the country's largest independent label Vale Music. The move, confirmed Monday (Oct. 23), comes after the economy minis ...

  17. Midnight Oil Inducted In Oz Hall of Fame

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala to be held Oct. 29. Midnight Oil will be inducted into the Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall of Fame during the ARIA Awards ceremony in Sydney on Oct. 29. ARIA awards committee chairman Ed St. John described the veteran act as & ...

  18. Apace, Sony BMG Pact On U.K. Catalog Releases

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will allow it access to Sony BMG's catalog. U.K.-based compilation CD specialist Apace Music has forged a deal for the United Kingdom that will all ...

  19. YouTube Strikes Deals With UMG, Sony BMG, CBS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck content deals Monday (Oct. 9) with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and CBS Corp. For several days, Google Inc. has been rumored to be in Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck cont ...

  20. Google Signs Deal With Sony BMG, Warner Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deals will offer labels' music videos. Internet search leader Google Inc. on Monday (Oct. 9) said it signed distribution deals with Sony BMG and Warner Music Group Corp. to offer music videos. Deals with two of the top global mus ...

  21. LEGAL MATTERS: THE PRICE FOR A SONG

    October 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lawyers are still questioning the unprecedented €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion) price Vivendi's Universal Music Group (UMG) agreed to pay for BMG Music Publishing. They wonder if cash will change hand Lawyers are still questioning the unprecede ...

  22. Sony BMG Appeals Joint Venture Annulment

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appeal lodged with European Court of Justice. Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann today (Oct. 5) appealed against the European Union court decision last July that annulled the merger of their recorded music divisions in 2004. The appeal was lodged at the E ...

  23. Koppe Named Senior VP Of Sony BMG's ICMG

    September 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently served as VP of marketing for ICMG. Lyn Koppe has been named senior VP of Sony BMG's International Catalog Marketing Group. Koppe reports to John Ingrassia, president of Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group, and is based in Ne ...

  24. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Executive may play into WMG plans. Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Bandier over WMG ...

  25. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Band Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairm ...

  26. Sony BMG's Commercial Music Group Names Execs

    September 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Wynn, Bain named to team. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Commercial Music Group has named Danny Wynn executive VP and Stacey Bain executive VP of finance and operations. Wynn and Bain report to John Ingrassia, president of Sony BMG's Com ...

  27. GLOBAL PULSE: TEXAS LIGHTNING STRIKES ALL YEAR LONG

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning has just celebrated a solid year on Germany's Media Control album chart with "Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch" (X-Cell/Sony BMG). Its success has been fueled by the single Hamburg quintet Texas Lightning ...

  28. Baldrica On The Move At Sony BMG Nashville

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently BNA Records VP of national promotion. Longtime BNA Records VP of national promotion Tom Baldrica has been named to the newly created post of VP of marketing for Sony BMG Nashville. Baldrica, who will report to executive VP Butch Waug ...

  29. Sony BMG COO Gilbert Splits

    September 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rolf Gilbert, COO and managing director of Sony BMG Germany since April 2005, has left the company. Rolf Gilbert, COO and managing director of Sony BMG Germany since April 2005, has left the company. He will stay on board in a consultancy role unt ...

  30. Impala Warns It Will Fight BMG Publishing Sale

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 billion sale of its music publishing wing to Vivendi. Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 b ...

  31. Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music Publishing from German media giant Bertelsmann tomorrow afternoon in Paris for €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion), Billboard.biz has learned. Vivendi is th Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music ...

  32. EU Warns It Will Act Tough On BMG Pub Bidders

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With Viacom joining Warner Music and Universal Music Group among those bidding for the music publishing arm of Germany's Bertelsmann, European regulators have warned that any successful takeover would With Viacom joining Warner Music and Univ ...

  33. EU Warns It Will Act Tough On BMG Pub Bidders

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acquisition must meet anti-trust requirements. With Viacom joining Warner Music and Universal Music Group among those bidding for the music publishing arm of Germany's Bertelsmann, European regulators have warned that any successful takeover ...

  34. BMG Music Publishing Bids Due

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers to be narrowed to three or fewer. The auction process for BMG Music Publishing is now entering its third phase as firm bids from about 12-15 invited bidders are due before midnight tonight (Aug. 31) Central European Time. During the next se ...

  35. Sony BMG, PlayStation Paint Europe Pink

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe has joined forces with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to release a version of the PlayStation computer-game console dedicated to U.S. pop star Pink. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Europe has joined forces with ...

  36. Cat The Dog Is BMG Publishing's New Pet

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. The Brighton-based band is managed by Rob Swerd ...

  37. NOW HEAR THIS

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In its short career, rock outfit Florez has found plenty of industry cheerleaders. The still-unsigned band has linked with BMG Songs North America for a co-publishing agreement. And despite having onl In its short career, rock outfit Florez has fo ...

  38. Sony BMG Co-Publishing Mobile Game

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label teaming with Your World Games Sony BMG has agreed to co-publish a video game for mobile phones called The Shroud. The game, still in development, incorporates Global Positioning System technology as part of its location-aware features, which ...

  39. Leach Jumps To RCA From TVT

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal includes own label. Bryan Leach has been appointed senior VP of urban for the RCA Music Group & president of Polo Grounds Music. Leach, who joins the company immediately, will report directly to BMG U.S. chairman, Clive Davis (seen in pho ...

  40. Sony BMG Names Senior VP For Asian Pac Region

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kelly Chew to be based in Hong Kong. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Kelly Chew senior VP of global marketing for the Asian Pacific Region. Chew will be based in the Hong Kong office beginning in January, remaining in Singapore during t ...

  41. The Publishers' Place

    August 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The auction process for BMG Music Publishing has hit its second phase. The number of bidders narrows as they eye pub's financials. Read Susan Butler's column. The auction process for BMG Music Publishing has hit its second phase. The num ...

  42. Sony BMG Mexico Reveals Management Changes

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Names managing director, senior VP. Sony BMG has revealed management changes in its Mexican operation. Miguel Trujillo, who was most recently running the label's West Coast operation, has been appointed managing director in Mexico. Trujillo, ...

  43. Sony BMG Losses Widen

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Release schedule, decline in market cited. Sony BMG's net loss widened in its fiscal first quarter, a stumble it attributes to a change in release timing for a number of unspecified "key" albums that have been pushed back into the s ...

  44. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. EMI Group has dropped its ambitions to acquire and merge with Warner Music Group (WMG), following the recent decision by a European Union court to overturn the original approval for the Sony BMG ...

  45. Ex-Sony Execs Advising BC Partners In BMG Pub Bid

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second phase of bidding began July 24. Former Sony executives Richard Rowe and Paul Russell are advising BC Partners in the equity group's bid for BMG Music Publishing, billboard.biz has learned. BC Partners, which is a leader in European bus ...

  46. Pallister To Head Sony BMG Oz's TV/Film Division

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointment will boost music TV programming. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has tapped television veteran Glenn Pallister as GM of its TV and film production division. The appointment, revealed today (July 25), takes effect Aug. 21. He wil ...

  47. Legal Matters

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Immediate reactions to the Court of First Instance annulling the European Commission's 2004 approval of the Sony-BMG merger landed at opposite ends of the spectrum. Read Susan Butler's column. Immediate reactions to the Court of First In ...

  48. Report: UMG Makes BMG Publishing Bid

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bids coming in between $1.5 - $2 million. Vivendi's Universal Music has made a bid of close to $2 billion in the auction of Bertelsmann AG's music publishing arm, the Financial Times said on Friday (July 21), citing two people familiar w ...

  49. Impala Turns Attention To BMG Publishing

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sale of publishing catalog would be 'foolhardy.' European independents labels group Impala warned Thursday (July 20) that if BMG Publishing is sold to another music major, the move would merely tighten the effective cartel in the global ...

  50. Impala Turns Attention To BMG Publishing

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sale of publishing catalog would be 'foolhardy.' European independents labels group Impala warned Thursday (July 20) that if BMG Publishing is sold to another music major, the move would merely tighten the effective cartel in the global ...

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