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  1. Sony BMG Names Executive VP/COO For Asia Region

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Kelvin Wadsworth has spent entire career with company. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Kelvin Wadsworth executive VP and COO, Asia Region. Wadsworth reports to Tim Bowen, COO of Sony BMG, and is based in the company’s regional offices in Ho ...

  2. Bertelsmann Would Buy Out GBL At 'Reasonable Price'

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG has said it is prepared to buy back the 25.1% stake owned by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert at a "reasonable price." German media giant Bertelsmann AG has said it is prepared to buy back the 25.1% stake owned ...

  3. Bertelsmann Preps Bid For GBL Stake

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing to buy the 25.1% stake held by Belgian minority shareholder Groupe Bruxelles Lambert for up to €4 billion ($5.1 billion), according to reports. German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing ...

  4. Bertelsmann Preps Bid For GBL Stake

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing to buy the 25.1% stake held by Belgian minority shareholder Groupe Bruxelles Lambert for up to €4 billion ($5.1 billion), according to reports. German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing ...

  5. Contractor Takes Sony BMG Marketing Post

    May 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European global marketing team. Nadir Contractor has been appointed senior director, marketing and promotions, within Sony BMG's European gl ...

  6. Goedgezelschap Elevated At Sony BMG Benelux

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux, a new post. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux. In this new role, Goedgezelschap will be responsibl ...

  7. Sony BMG Creates Biz Development Unit

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is creating a new European business development unit. Ulrich Jaerkel has been elevated to the new role as senior VP strategic marketing and business development for continental Europe, Sony B Sony BMG is creating a new European business d ...

  8. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG dominates European charts. Sony BMG dominates European charts. News ...

  9. Universal Italy Restructures

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Italy, which has been without an official president and CEO since the departure of Piero La Falce in December, has unveiled a new management structure, with immediate effect. Universal Music Italy, which has been without an officia ...

  10. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  11. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  12. Sony BMG, Peppermint Set Up Joint Label

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company Peppermint Blue to set up a new imprint Peppermint Records. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has teamed with Sydney-based talent management company ...

  13. Smellie Takes Bertelsmann Asia Pac Role

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec will drive growth in Asian future markets. Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post with the company's joint-parent Bertelsmann AG. The Australian-born executive, who controversiall ...

  14. Smellie Takes Bertelsmann Asia Pac Role

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post with the company's joint-parent Bertelsmann AG. Michael Smellie, one of the major architects of the Sony BMG merger, has taken an executive post ...

  15. Spitzer To Return Label Donations

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gubernatorial hopeful rebuffs Universal, Bertelsmann. Gubernatorial hopeful rebuffs Universal, Bertelsmann. News ...

  16. Spitzer To Return Label Donations

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rebuffs Universal, Bertelsmann. New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer, who is running for governor of that state, will return two large campaign donations received from record label board members at Vivendi Universal and Bertelsmann AG, accordin ...

  17. Berger Lands Top Role At Sony BMG Germany

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Maarten Steinkamp, president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, has handed over responsibility for the Germany company to Edgar Berger. Maarten Steinkamp, president of Sony BMG Continental Europe, has handed over responsibility for the Germany compan ...

  18. O'Brien Joins BMG Publishing Canada

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aideen O'Brien has been named direction of music publishing at BMG Music Publishing Canada, effective immediately. Aideen O'Brien has been named direction of music publishing at BMG Music Publishing Canada, effective immediately. In her ...

  19. Sony BMG Aus Presses Button On Girl Band TV Project

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new film and TV production division. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia last night (April 4) revealed details of a key project for its new fi ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  22. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. EMI Germany Appoints Adels As Pres

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect from April 3. She succeeds Niel van Hoff, who exited the company in January. EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect ...

  25. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST International operations report to him. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. Based in New York, Bowen ...

  26. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yeste ...

  27. Bell Canada Acquires Puretracks Interest

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Stakes also held by Universal, Sony BMG, EMI. Media giant Bell Canada today (March 2) acquired a majority interest in the Canadian digital music service provider Puretracks for an undisclosed sum. Launched in 2003, Toronto-based Puretracks is lice ...

  28. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  29. BMG Japan Pres Tashiro To Retire

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 in order to retire, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based label said Friday (Feb. 17). BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 ...

  30. O2 Gears Up Mobile Music Activities

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with Universal, Sony BMG. Deals with Universal, Sony BMG. News ...

  31. Schmidt-Holtz Appointed Sony BMG CEO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann confirmed the appointment Friday. Bertelsmann confirmed the appointment Friday. News ...

  32. Schmidt-Holtz Appointed Sony BMG CEO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appointment of Rolf Schmidt-Holtz as the new chief executive officer of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, effective immediately. As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appoin ...

  33. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  34. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  35. Exec Shake-Up At Sony BMG

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack's run as chief executive of Sony BMG appears to be nearing its close. Bertelsmann and Sony are close to finalizing a peace plan that would end a public feud over executive control of their Andrew Lack’s run as chief executive of S ...

  36. Serobe To Exit South Africa's Heita

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Lazarus Serobe is to leave his post as managing director of Heita Records, the joint-venture label he launched in December 2004 with Sony BMG Africa. Lazarus Serobe is to leave his post as managing director of Heita Records, the joint-venture labe ...

  37. BMG Music Pub Acquires German Catalogs

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Includes key classical works. BMG Music Publishing has acquired two German classical music catalogs, Rob. Forberg Musikverlag and Mannheimer Musikverlag. Forberg and Mannheimer are the long-term publishers of key classical works by legendary Russi ...

  38. BMG Music Publishing Ups Brodsky

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Takes on senior VP role. BMG Music Publishing Worldwide promoted Peter Brodsky to senior VP, legal & business affairs. He continues to be based in New York reporting to chairman/CEO Nicholas Firth. Brodsky will continue to oversee all legal an ...

  39. Sony Music Label Group Names Senior A&R VP

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Sony BMG Music Entertainment in a senior A&R capicity (Billboard, Dec. 17), has been named senior VP of A&R for the Sony Music Label Group. Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Son ...

  40. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG, Europe's biggest media company, may become publicly traded for the first time as Belgium's Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA prepares to sell its 25% stake. Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepar ...

  41. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepared for a possible share offering after a minority shareholder said it would exercise its right to request an initial public offeri Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan ...

  42. Sony BMG Net Income Jumps In Q3

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company posted $178M on sales of $1.49B. Sony BMG Music Entertainment reported a seven-fold jump in third quarter net income thanks to increased cost savings and reduced restructuring charges. The company posted net income of $178 million on sales ...

  43. EMI Music Enters Deal With P2P

    January 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Licenses tracks for Europe's GNAB service. EMI Music has agreed to license 300,000 tracks to European mobile entertainment provider Arvato Mobile, a unit of German media conglomerate Bertelsmann. Arvato operates a subscription-based peer-to-p ...

  44. Sony BMG Signs Up To iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  45. Sony BMG Ends Holdout With iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  46. Stein Emerges As CEO Of German Production Firm

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former BMG G/S/A chief succeeds Jack White March 1. Former BMG G/S/A chief succeeds Jack White March 1. News ...

  47. Stein Emerges As CEO Of German Production Firm

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria president and CEO Thomas Stein is joining Jack White Productions AG as CEO, with effect from March 1. The independent Berlin-based music production firm was foun Former BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria preside ...

  48. Stein Emerges As CEO Of German Production Firm

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria president and CEO Thomas Stein is joining Jack White Productions AG as CEO, with effect from March 1. The independent Berlin-based music production firm was foun Former BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria preside ...

  49. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling "the final phase" of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music Labe In a move that Sony BMG officials ar ...

  50. Sony BMG Oz Establishes TV Arm

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has set up a TV production division. Its music and entertainment programming will heavily feature its acts, says the company's chairman and CEO, Denis Handlin. Sony BMG Music Entertainment Australia has ...

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