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  1. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  2. Morrish Joins U.K.'s PPL

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PR veteran joins collection society Nov. 1. U.K. industry veteran Jonathan Morrish has been named director, PR and corporate communications at British collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd., with effect from Nov. 1. He succeeds Jill Drew ...

  3. Maguire Named PHE President

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry veteran spent 23 years at BVHE. Dennis Maguire has been appointed president of international for Paramount Home Entertainment (PHE). Maguire reports to Kelley Avery, president of worldwide home entertainment for the motion picture group o ...

  4. Sudden 'Switch': INXS Parts Ways With Epic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Last album sold 375,000 copies in the United States. The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.biz. The group roared back onto the charts last year with the album "Switch," ...

  5. Sudden 'Switch': INXS Parts Ways With Epic

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The reconstituted INXS has parted ways with Epic Records in North America, a source confirms to Billboard.biz. The group roared back onto the charts last year with the album "Switch," which featured n The reconstituted INXS has parted wa ...

  6. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin bu Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a wi ...

  7. Amazon Launches Movie Download Service

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Unbox' went live Sept. 7. Amazon.com on Thursday (Sept. 7) unveiled a widely anticipated Internet service offering movies and TV shows that can be downloaded to personal computers, moving it into a nascent and higher-margin business. Th ...

  8. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  9. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  10. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  11. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Geffen Records and DIC Entertainment have partnered to launch a new youth entertainment brand, SPG. The joint venture will target the tween and teen market using multiple platforms including music, televis ...

  12. INXS, Ex-Managers, Head For Mediation

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT INXS and the Australian rock band's two ex-managers will go to mediation, at the urging of the New South Wales Supreme Court's Justice Patricia Bergin. INXS and the Australian rock band's two ex-managers will go to mediation, at the ...

  13. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT ABC, NBC, CBS support review. ABC, NBC, CBS support review. News ...

  14. FCC Opts To Re-Think Indecency Rulings

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeals court for the chance to re-examine its own recent indecency decisions. The commission has also asked the court to suspend any judgments concerning sever The FCC yesterday (July 5) asked a U.S. appeal ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. VH1 Adds To Zurier's Senior VP Role

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duties now cover VH1, VH1 Classic, MHD. Ben Zurier has been promoted from VH1’s senior VP of programming strategy to senior VP of programming strategy for VH1, VH1 Classic and Music High-Definition Channel (MHD). Zurier continues to report to Bria ...

  17. Boosey & Hawkes To Offer Jazz

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Publisher to rep new Corea, Benoit works. Music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, known for its extensive classical music catalog, is expanding the range of its offerings to include catalogs from the world of jazz. Boosey & Hawkes will represent ...

  18. Bush Signs Broadcast Decency Law

    June 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Fines up to $325,000 per incident. President Bush signed legislation Thursday that will cost broadcasters dearly when raunchy programming exceeds "the bounds of decency." At a signing ceremony for the new law increasing by tenfold the ma ...

  19. CBS, Stern Settle Legal Dispute

    May 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stern gains rights to old CBS material. Stern gains rights to old CBS material. News ...

  20. Grand Ole Opry's Walker Killed In Car Wreck

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer, wife, two band members died Sunday. Country singer and Grand Ole Opry star Billy Walker was killed along with his wife and two band members early on Sunday when the car they were traveling in ran off an interstate highway and overturned so ...

  21. Show Dog's Morreale Adds National Duties

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Duties include coordinating syndication, release scheduling. Tony Morreale has been promoted to national promotion director at Show Dog Nashville. He previously was Southeast regional promotion and marketing director at the Toby Keith-owned label. ...

  22. BMI Senior Exec To Exit

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Corbin unexpectedly announced resignation. BMI VP of writer relations Paul Corbin has unexpectedly announced his resignation from the company, effective April 28. Corbin, who is based in Nashville, joined BMI in his current role in 2000. Prior to ...

  23. BMI Names O'Neill Senior VP

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee all aspects of licensing. Michael O’Neill has been promoted to senior VP of licensing at BMI. O'Neill is based in New York and reports to Del Bryant, president and CEO of the performing rights organization. O’Neill was most recen ...

  24. McEntire Returns As ACM Host

    April 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards, set for May 23 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The show will be televised live on CBS. Reba McEntire has been selected to host the 41st annual Aca ...

  25. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  26. Sirius, Sony BMG Reach Agreement, Stock Rises

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deals with UMG, Warner revealed last week. Sirius Satellite Radio says it has reached a licensing agreement with Sony BMG, which, on the heels of similar deals with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group , allays fears over Sirius’ portable ...

  27. Lee, Newsted, Clarke Search For 'Rock Star'

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Show will premiere this summer Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee, former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted and former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke have formed a new band, Supernova, and will utilize the CBS reality show "Rock Star" ...

  28. Study: Podcasting To Grow Ads

    March 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Predicts it will reach $150 million by 2008. Podcasting has a long ways to go before it becomes a mainstream medium, but is poised to grow exponentially through the end of the current decade and will increasingly become an attractive outlet for ad ...

  29. Stern Accuses CBS Of 'Bullying'

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Reacts to reports that CBS intends to sue him. Reacts to reports that CBS intends to sue him. News ...

  30. INXS Sued By Ex-Managers

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The former managers of INXS are suing the veteran Australian rock act for damages of at least A$7.75 million ($5.7 million). In court papers tendered, Sydney-based David Edwards and Michael Murchison The former managers of INXS are suing the veter ...

  31. INXS Sued By Ex-Managers

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST The former managers of INXS are suing the veteran Australian rock act for damages of at least A$7.75 million ($5.7 million). In court papers tendered, Sydney-based David Edwards and Michael Murchison The former managers of INXS are suing the veter ...

  32. Teen Stars Aly & AJ Sign With CAA

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Just completed shooting pilot for Disney Channel. Teen stars Aly and AJ Michalka have signed with Creative Artists Agency for representation in all areas. Billed as Aly & AJ, their recently released debut album “Into the Rush” on Hollywood Rec ...

  33. 'American Idol' Crushes Grammys In Ratings

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 million - watched "American Idol" than watched the Grammy Awards - 15.1 million - when the two music programs went head-to-head in prime time Wednesday, according to Nearly twice as many people - 28.3 m ...

  34. 'American Idol' Beats Grammys In Ratings

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Grammys pulled 17.6M viewers, 'Idol' 28.3M. The pros on display during Wednesday's Grammy Awards telecast were no match for the amateurs competing on Fox's "American Idol." CBS' live 8-11 PM Grammy Awards coverag ...

  35. U2 Tops Mariah Carey, Kanye West With Five Grammy Wins

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey and Kanye West to win five awards at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held tonight (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. The band surprised many by U2 cruised by leading contenders Mariah Carey ...

  36. Spanish Media Giant Univision For Sale

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A late afternoon announcement from Univision today (Feb. 8) confirmed that the Spanish language media company is on the block. Univision has retained UBS Investment Bank as a financial advisor to help After months of speculation, Univision Communi ...

  37. Mariah Pitches Intel In TV Ad

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST -second spot to air during Grammy broadcast. With eight Grammy nominations, including album of the year and song of the year, Mariah Carey is well poised to walk away with a Grammy or two at tonight's 48th annual Grammy Awards. And while th ...

  38. Springsteen, Coldplay Added To Grammy Lineup

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay are among the latest additions to the performance lineup for the 48th annual Grammy Awards ceremony. An all-star tribute to legendary R&B act Sly & Multiple nominees Bruce Springsteen an ...

  39. Roth, Carolla Make Debuts As Stern Replacements

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kimmel joined Carolla for most of maiden show. Former Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth made his fulltime radio debut Tuesday morning on CBS-owned WFNY New York, simulcast on co-owned KLLI Dallas, WYSP Philadelphia, WBCN Boston, WRKZ Pittsburgh, W ...

  40. ACM Awards Get New Home

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Remains in Vegas, changes venues. The 41st annual Academy of Country Music Awards have been scheduled for May 23, 2006. While the show will remain in Las Vegas for the fourth consecutive year, it will change venues from the Mandalay Bay Events Cen ...

  41. Golden Globe Noms Include Cash Film, 'Producers'

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music has a prominent place among the nominees for the 63rd annual Golden Globe Awards, with the Johnny Cash biopic "Walk the Line" and the screen version of Broadway musical "The Producers" among the Music has a prominent plac ...

  42. Carey, West, Legend Top Grammy Nominees

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards scheduled for Feb. 8 at Staples Center. With eight nominations each, Mariah Carey, John Legend and Kanye West lead the field for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. 50 Cent, Beyoncé, the Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Stevie Wonder have six ...

  43. Womack, Urban Win Big At CMAs

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Awards held Nov. 15 in N.Y. Lee Ann Womack and Keith Urban were the standout winners at the Country Music Assn. Awards, held Tuesday night (Nov. 15) at New York's Madison Square Garden. Womack won the album of the year trophy for "There& ...

  44. Sanz, Juanes Win At Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian pop act Juanes and Brazilian singer and pianist Ivan Lins shared top honors yesterday (Nov. 3) at the Latin Grammys at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian po ...

  45. MTV Helps Viacom Post Profit

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. Viacom Inc. reported a higher-than-expected third-quarter profit today (Nov. 2) as increased advertising sales at its MTV cable networks and the "War of the Worlds" box-office release offset a slump at the te ...

  46. Keynotes Set For Digital Ent & Media Expo

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Event being held November 30-December 1 in L.A. The 2005 Digital Entertainment & Media Expo, organized by VNU Expositions and being held at the Hyatt Regency Century City Plaza in L.A., will feature keynote speakers Christie Hefner (chairman/C ...

  47. Source: NBC Won't Renew NASCAR Deal

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person involved in the negotiations told the Associated Press on Oct. 14. CONCORD, N.C. (AP) -- NBC will not extend its contract with NASCAR beyond the 2006 season, a person in ...

  48. Controversy On Eve Of Stern-Sirius Media Blitz

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBS rejected ad spot featuring Stern. The Howard Stern-Sirius Satellite Radio media blitz is about to begin. On his syndicated radio show Monday (Oct. 17), Stern said he’s girding for 6 weeks of press and media appearances, including Late Night Wi ...

  49. Viacom, UCC Dispute FCC Kid Regs

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom and the United Church of Christ are both pushing to have the federal courts decide if the Federal Communications Commission's regulations regarding children's programming rules on digital TV ar WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Repo ...

  50. WGAW Names Young New Exec. Dir.

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Writers' Guild of America West's new board has wasted no time in firing executive director John McLean and replacing him with one of its allies, organizing director David Young, it was announced Sept. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Writers& ...

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