Bertelsmann

  1. Report-Bertelsmann To Sell Music Division

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST German group plans to buy back GBL shares. German media group Bertelsmann is planning to sell its 50 percent stake in music company Sony BMG, which it owns together with Japanese electronics group Sony Corp., to avoid a stock market listing, the F ...

  2. Cost Cutting Improves Bertelsmann's Music Profits

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cost cutting at Sony BMG helped improve Bertelsmann's music profits in 2005, but the media giant's music sales for the year were dragged down by softness in the overall music market. Cost cutting at Sony BMG helped improve Bertelsmann’s ...

  3. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  4. Bertelsmann Pulls Injunction In Napster Case

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann has withdrawn an injunction order that has been holding up a $17 billion class-action lawsuit related to the company's participation in illegal file-sharing service Naps COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  5. Report: Bertelsmann Wants Lack Out At Sony BMG

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Does not want to renew CEO's contract. Germany's Bertelsmann has told its music business partner Sony Corp. it does not want to renew the contract of CEO Andrew Lack to run the unit, according to a Monday report in The New York Times cit ...

  6. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  7. Bertelsmann Settles One Napster Case

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann said today (Jan. 20) it has settled a lawsuit filed by a rival music label alleging it aided online piracy by teaming up with the former file-swapping system Napster. German media giant Bertelsmann said today (Jan. 2 ...

  8. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  9. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  10. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  11. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  17. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  18. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merg ...

  19. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the mus ...

  20. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the p ...

  21. UMG Execs Discussing Future

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet with analysts in Europe and the United States this week to map out the future of the world's biggest music company. Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet wi ...

  22. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  23. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  24. FremantleMedia Pacts With BMG Publishing

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deal covers all worldwide music administration. BMG Music Publishing and TV production company FremantleMedia, both units of media giant Bertelsmann, have inked a long-term music administration deal. Under the agreement, BMG Music Publishing will ...

  25. Bertelsmann Unit To Fork Over $3M In Patent Settlement

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST CDnow has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. NEW YORK--CDnow has agreed to pay $3.3 million to settle a patent infringement suit brought by SightSound Technologies. CDnow conceded th ...

  26. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  27. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has created new doubt about the viability of the proposed merger of the Sony and Bertelsmann music divisions. The EC said Feb. 13 that its antitrust department will conduct an LONDON-- The European Commission has created ne ...

  28. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  29. EC Confirms Investigation Into Sony-BMG Merger

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Confirming information first revealed on Billboard.biz, the European Commission announced today (Feb. 12) that its competition department is to open an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of the m Confirming information first revealed on Billb ...

  30. EC Confirms Extended Investigation Into Sony-BMG Merger

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Confirming information first revealed on Billboard.biz, the European Commission announced today (Feb. 12) that its competition department is to open an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of the m Confirming information first revealed on Billb ...

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