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  1. Manager Admits To Stealing $1.2 Million From Guild

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The former royalty manager for the Songwriters Guild of America has admitted that she conspired with her daughter and another relative to steal more than $1.2 million from the organization. A former royalty manager for the Songwriters Guild of Ame ...

  2. RED Adds Two Labels

    August 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uprising, I Surrender join indie arm of Sony BMG. RED Distribution has added two rock-focused indies to its roster of third-party labels. Effective immediately, the independent arm of Sony BMG will handle releases from Southern California’s Uprisi ...

  3. More Finalists Unveiled For Diesel-U-Music Awards

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More Finalists Unveiled For Diesel-U-Music Awards Organizers of the international music contest Diesel-U-Music have unveiled the nominees for its five other participating regions following the recent announcement of the U.K. finalists . Each terri ...

  4. 2006 Teen Songwriting Contest Winner Revealed

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner of the 2006 Songwriting Contest for Teens sponsored by Billboard and USA Today. Laurel Dammann, a 16-year-old high school junior from Arcata, Calif., is the winner ...

  5. Sinatra Pianist Bill Miller Dies

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artist was 91. Bill Miller, who was Frank Sinatra's pianist for nearly 50 years until the singer's last performance in 1995, has died. He was 91. Miller died Tuesday at a Montreal hospital of complications from a heart attack, his daught ...

  6. RIAA File New Lawsuits Against File Traders

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brought against 750 individuals. RIAA-member labels filed a new round of copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 28) against 750 individuals for distributing copyrighted music over peer-to-peer services without permission. The "John Doe&q ...

  7. ASCAP Files 24 Copyright Infringement Suits

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nightclubs, bars and restaurants are being targetted. ASCAP filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits today (Feb. 27) against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 11 states. The performing rights organization claims that the establishments have refu ...

  8. Latin Jazz Legend Barretto Dies

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barretto, one of the leading figures of the Latin jazz movement that exploded in New York in the late 1940s, died Feb. 17 in Hackensack, NJ. He was 76 years Legendary percussionist and bandleader Ray Barr ...

  9. Ted Leo Signs With Touch & Go

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Next album expected later this year. Revered indie rocker Ted Leo has signed a new deal with Touch & Go Records and will release his next album with his band the Pharmacists later this year. Leo was previously inked to Lookout!, which issued h ...

  10. Embezzlement Scandal Hits SGA

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal criminal investigation is under way after $1.25 million in songwriter royalties were allegedly embezzled from the Songwriters Guild of America by its longtime royalty manager Marsha Aiken an NEW YORK -- A federal criminal investigation i ...

  11. Embezzlement Scandal Hits SGA

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal criminal investigation is under way after $1.25 million in songwriter royalties were allegedly embezzled from the Songwriters Guild of America by its longtime royalty manager Marsha Aiken an A federal criminal investigation is under way ...

  12. Ja Rule Manager, Others Face Charges Related To The Inc. Probe

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ron Robinson, personal manager for rap artist Ja Rule, was arraigned Nov. 17 in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on charges of money laundering and money-laundering conspiracy involving more tha NEW YORK -- Ron Robinson, personal manager for ...

  13. Two More Indicted In Connection With The Inc. Probe

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two more individuals have been indicted in a case that is said to be connected to the ongoing federal investigation into record label The Inc. That probe reportedly involves alleged ties to drug traff Two more individuals have been indicted in a c ...

  14. Ja Rule Manager Faces Money-Laundering Charges

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources: Case stems from probe of The Inc. Ron Robinson, personal manager for Ja Rule, was arraigned today (Nov. 17) in U.S. District Court in Brooklyn, N.Y., on charges of money laundering and money-laundering conspiracy involving more than $1 mi ...

  15. Beggars Banquet Inks The National

    August 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beggars Banquet. The label will release the band's third full-length in spring 2005. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based rock band the National has signed a worldwide deal with Beg ...

  16. Jay-Z Invests In Basketball Team

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rapper part owner of the New Jersey Nets. With the NBA Board of Governors unanimous approval yesterday (Aug. 11) of the sale of the New Jersey Nets, Jay-Z is officially in the business of basketball. The retiring rapper is a minority investor in a ...

  17. Madison Square Garden Ready For Revamp

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The world's top-grossing arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, is headed for an extreme makeover. The world's top-grossing arena, Madison Square Garden in New York, is headed for an extreme makeover. The venerable arena "has sta ...

  18. Phish Plans Coventry Bash

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tickets will go on sale Thursday (May 20) for Coventry, Phish's two-day music fest, to be held Aug. 14-15 at Newport State Airport in the band's home state of Vermont. This will be the band's first-ev Tickets will go on sale Thursda ...

  19. Reggae Icon Coxsone Dodd Dies At 72

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone" Dodd, one of the great architects of reggae music, died of a heart attack yesterday (May 4) at his studio in Kingston, Jamaica. He was 72. Producer and label operator Clement "Coxsone&qu ...

  20. Label Manager Prommer Links With Caroline

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal with indie distributor Caroline, founder Michael Prommer says. New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal wi ...

  21. Price Reductions At spinART

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has reduced prices on more than 50 of its catalog titles. Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has reduced prices on more than 50 of its catalog titles. Albums by such acts as the Apples In Stereo, Bis, Vic Che ...

  22. SpinART Secures Ryko Distribution

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA News ...

  23. SpinART Secures Ryko Distribution

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Ryko Distribution in New York. The label was formerly handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. The first rel ...

  24. SpinART Secures Ryko Distribution

    January 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brooklyn, N.Y.-based label switches from ADA Brooklyn, N.Y.-based spinART Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Ryko Distribution in New York. The label was formerly handled by Alternative Distribution Alliance. The first rel ...

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