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  1. Impala Casts Doubts Over Sony BMG Appeal

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT European independents lobby organization Impala defiantly claimed Friday (Oct. 6) that Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann's appeal against the court annulment of their Sony BMG music merger would not be accep European independents lobby organization ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. AIM Nabs GNAB License Pact

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Britain's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) today (Sept. 21) informed delegates at the Popkomm trade fair in Berlin that it has struck a groundbreaking collective licensing deal with Bertelsmann's serv Britain's Assn. of Independent ...

  6. SHIFTING THE BALANCE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG's announcement that Vivendi's Universal Music Group was the successful bidder for BMG Music Publishing is triggering a seismic ripple effect in the major publishing and recorded music i Bertelsmann AG's announcement t ...

  7. SHIFTING THE BALANCE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG's announcement that Vivendi's Universal Music Group was the successful bidder for BMG Music Publishing is triggering a seismic ripple effect in the major publishing and recorded music i Bertelsmann AG's announcement t ...

  8. SHIFTING THE BALANCE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG's announcement that Vivendi's Universal Music Group was the successful bidder for BMG Music Publishing is triggering a seismic ripple effect in the major publishing and recorded music i Bertelsmann AG's announcement t ...

  9. SHIFTING THE BALANCE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG's announcement that Vivendi's Universal Music Group was the successful bidder for BMG Music Publishing is triggering a seismic ripple effect in the major publishing and recorded music i Bertelsmann AG's announcement t ...

  10. SHIFTING THE BALANCE

    September 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG's announcement that Vivendi's Universal Music Group was the successful bidder for BMG Music Publishing is triggering a seismic ripple effect in the major publishing and recorded music i Bertelsmann AG's announcement t ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Bertelsmann 1H Profit Rises

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company plans to rein in investment. German media company Bertelsmann AG reported an 8.5 percent in first-half net profit Wednesday (Sept. 6) and said it would rein in investment following a period of acquisitions. The results came as Bertelsmann ...

  13. Bertelsmann Pays UMG $60m In Napster Settlement

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Universal Music Group have settled litigation over the German media company's $85 million investment in the original peer-to-peer service Napster. Bertelsmann will pay UMG $60 milli Bertelsmann AG and Universal Music Group ...

  14. Vivendi Seals BMG Publishing Purchase

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing after agreeing to buy BMG Music Publishing for €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion). Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing af ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  26. EU Court To Decide Sony BMG Merger Challenge

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could be annulled Thursday (July 13) when the European Union's second highest court rules on a challenge to the controversial joint-venture. Sony Music's merger with BMG two years ago could ...

  27. Sony BMG Oz Taps Marketing Vet Robert

    July 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as director of strategic marketing. Australian marketing veteran Gill Robert joined Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia today (July 7) as dire ...

  28. Bertelsmann Completes GBL Buyback

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG said today (July 4) that it has finalized its ($5.7 billion) buyback of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert's 25.1% stake. German media giant Bertelsmann AG said today (July 4) that it has finalized its ($5.7 billion) b ...

  29. Report: Bertelsmann To Optimize Sony BMG Stake

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sale of BMG Publishing a necessary 'sacrifice.' Sale of BMG Publishing a necessary 'sacrifice.' News ...

  30. Report: Bertelsmann To Optimize Sony BMG Stake

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share in the Sony BMG joint-venture more flexibly over the next few months, Bertelsmann CFO Thomas Rabe told German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share i ...

  31. Report: Bertelsmann To Optimize Sony BMG Stake

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share in the Sony BMG joint-venture more flexibly over the next few months, Bertelsmann CFO Thomas Rabe told German daily newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitun Bertelsmann wants to structure its 50% share i ...

  32. BMG Publishing Names Kling Film & TV VP

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with FirstCom, a BMG library. BMG Music Publishing North America has named Sam Kling VP Film & TV. He will oversee the film/TV synchronization departments of BMG Songs/Zomba Music Publishing and FirstCom, one of BMG's produc ...

  33. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock rises on private equity news. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. EMI's sharepr ...

  34. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock rises on private equity news. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. EMI's sharepr ...

  35. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (J ...

  36. China Web Portal Guilty Of C'right Charges

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A Chinese court decision finding Internet portal China.com guilty of copyright violation is being hailed as a landmark ruling that sets an important precedent for labels and publishers. A Chinese court decision finding Internet portal China.com gu ...

  37. China Web Portal Guilty Of C'right Charges

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry 'encouraged' as site pays penalties. A Chinese court decision finding Internet portal China.com guilty of copyright violation is being hailed as a landmark ruling that sets an important precedent for labels and publishers. After ...

  38. Legal Matters

    June 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The auction process is under way as Bertelsmann AG spins off its publishing arm. Number crunchers for those bidding on BMG Music Publishing are now digging into the catalog. Read Susan Butler's column The auction process is under way as Berte ...

  39. Greenberg To Exit Sony BMG

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia president will depart post June 9. Steve Greenberg will exit Sony BMG Music Entertainment Friday (June 9) according to a high level source. Greenberg was brought into the company as president of Columbia Records in January 2005 by then So ...

  40. The Publishers' Place

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With BMG Music Publishing hitting the auction block, conversations about songwriters' rights to terminate publishing deals are heating up. Read Susan Butler's column. With BMG Music Publishing hitting the auction block, conversations abo ...

  41. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  42. Rosi Rises At Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has elevated Andrea Rosi to VP, digital business development, southern Europe. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has elevated Andrea Rosi to VP, digital business development, southern Europe. In this new Milan-based role, R ...

  43. Impala Ready To Fight Warner EMI Merger

    May 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade body launches online petition. European independent labels' group Impala pledged Wednesday (May 31) to oppose any plans by EMI Group to take over Warner Music Group, saying any such merger would squeeze small record companies. The ...

  44. Latin Indie SourPop Signs Distro Deal For Mexico

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label pacts with Sony BMG. Latin alternative indie SourPop Records has signed a licensing agreement with Sony BMG Mexico to market and distribute its compilation “Unite” in Mexico. U.S.-based SourPop is one of several small Latin alternative indie ...

  45. Sony BMG Shuffles Asia Operations

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan unit folded into Sony BMG Asia. BMG Japan unit folded into Sony BMG Asia. News ...

  46. Sony BMG Shuffles Asia Operations

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan unit folded into Sony BMG Asia. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has revamped the executive line-up at its Japanese affiliate, BMG Japan. With effect from May 25, BMG Japan will be headed by the dual management team of Shigenobu Karube and D ...

  47. Sony BMG Shuffles Asia Operations

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Japan unit folded into Sony BMG Asia. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is restructuring its Asia operations, folding its BMG Japan unit, a wholly owned subsidiary in the Japanese market, into Sony BMG, Asia. The move was announced by Sony BMG chie ...

  48. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  49. Bertelsmann To Sell BMG Music Publishing

    May 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from taking its shares public. Bertelsmann has decided to sell its BMG Music Publishing division to help prevent a minority shareholder from t ...

  50. Les Bider Joins Bono's Elevation Partners

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Elevation Partners, the private equity firm co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, has its eyes set on the music business, and now has a management executive ready to oversee its investments in the industry: Elevation Partners, the private equity firm co ...

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