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  1. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire f ...

  2. Multi-Network Telethon Set For Katrina Relief

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul S ...

  3. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer will exit at the end of 2005. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Taking over the duties as head ...

  4. Paisley, Womack Top CMA Award Nominees

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Each receive six nods. Brad Paisley and Lee Ann Womack are the top nominees for the 39th annual Country Music Assn. Awards. At a press conference in New York this morning (Sept. 7), it was revealed that each received six nods. Toby Keith and Keith ...

  5. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  6. WGAW, Reality Staffers Sue For Back Wages

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Writers' Guild of America West has helped a second group of reality television writers and editors to file a class-action suit to further their organizing goals and win back alleged lost wages, it LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- T ...

  7. Asylum Promotion VP Departs

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dalton Out, James In. Asylum/Curb Records VP of promotion Rob Dalton has exited the Nashville label suddenly. Curb Records VP of promotion Carson James will assume his duties, which means James will now oversee promotion staffs for both Curb and A ...

  8. Bebe Leads Latin Grammy Nominations

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off a surprise today (Aug. 23), netting a leading five nominations for the sixth Latin Grammys. Her nods include album of the year for her debut, "Pafuera Telaran Spanish singer/songwriter Bebe pulled off ...

  9. Lipkin New BMP CFO

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Carol Lipkin has been promoted to the newly-created post of CFO, BMG Music Publishing Worldwide. Carol Lipkin has been promoted to the newly-created post of CFO, BMG Music Publishing Worldwide. Based in New York, Lipkin will continue to oversee al ...

  10. BMG Publishing Ups Lipkin

    August 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT She takes on newly created position. Carol Lipkin has been promoted to the newly-created post of CFO, BMG Music Publishing Worldwide. Based in New York, Lipkin will continue to oversee all finance and administration activities for the publisher� ...

  11. Jazz Bassist Al McKibbon Dies At 86

    August 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Performed with greats of bebop era. Al McKibbon, a bassist who brought a masterly fusion of jazz and Latin music to the George Shearing quintet and other groups in the 1940s and '50s, has died. He was 86. One of the last great string bass pla ...

  12. Latin Grammys Stay In L.A.

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Univision to air the awards for first time. The Latin Grammy awards will return to Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium for the second consecutive year and will air on the Univision network, the most watched Spanish language network in the United S ...

  13. Broadcasters OK With '09 Digital Date

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to get the transition to digital TV out of low gear, broadcasters told a Senate panel July 12 that they are not fighting congressional attempts to set a "hard date" for the switch. WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  14. O'Connell Set To Head NBC East Coast Ops

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Imagine Television executive Katie O'Connell has been appointed to head a newly-formed New York development unit at NBC Entertainment designed to help the peacock cast a wider net in the East C (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Imagin ...

  15. Grammy Awards Stay With CBS

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CBS and the Recording Academy have signed a new five-year extension that will keep the annual Grammy Awards telecast on CBS through 2011. CBS has been the broadcast home of the awards show since 1973. CBS and the Recording Academy have signed a ne ...

  16. Hill Gets Prime Time Treatment

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT NBC special set for Nov. 23. Faith Hill will star in an NBC prime-time music special set to air on Nov. 23, the night before Thanksgiving. She has previously done one prime-time special for NBC and, prior to that, one for CBS. The special will pro ...

  17. INXS Debuts Reality Show, Signs New Record Deal

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Series to choose new lead singer. Veteran rock group INXS has emerged from the land down under with a new record deal and a very public search for a new singer. The band will use a reality show, 'Rock Star: INXS,' to replace late frontma ...

  18. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  19. Chevy Partners With Country Stars

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sponsoring 'Our America' as a free download. In its continued partnership with Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, Chevrolet is a presenting sponsor of "Our America," a new recording by Big & Rich, Wilson and Cowboy Troy. B ...

  20. Shareholders Approve Stringer As New Sony CEO

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. shareholders on June 22 approved the appointment of Howard Stringer as the new chief executive, making him the first foreigner to head the Japanese electronics and entertainment company. TOKYO (AP) -- Sony Corp. shareholders on June 22 ...

  21. From Hilltop To Chilltop

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coca-Cola Zero re-imagines 1971 ad. Everything old is new again. A new TV spot for Coca-Cola's new zero calorie soft drink, Coca-Cola Zero, re-imagines the cola company's now classic 1971 ad, "Hilltop," as "Chilltop." ...

  22. Sony BMG Ent. Sales Names Executive VP/GM

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales. Lucas, who was previously senior VP of national sales and marketing, will oversee all aspects of SONY BMG’s sales oper Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony ...

  23. Viacom Board Approves Split

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Separately traded Viacom, CBS expected in 2006. Separately traded Viacom, CBS expected in 2006. News ...

  24. Boulware Joins Strategic Artist Management

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music manager Gayle Boulware has exited the Firm and joined Strategic Artist Management (SAM) principle Simon Renshaw at the company's Los Angeles headquarters. Music manager Gayle Boulware has exited the Firm and joined Strategic Artist Mana ...

  25. Brooks & Dunn To Return As CMA Awards Hosts

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Awards, set to air live on CBS Television Network Nov. 15 from Madison Square Garden in New York. Kix Brooks and Ronnie Dunn have been tapped to host the 39th annual CMA Award ...

  26. Sports Company Hears A New Tune

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT John Elway, John Fogerty to be teammates. Sports and entertainment management group Octagon is expanding into the music business. The company-whose clients include John Elway, Michael Phelps, David Robinson, Davis Love III, Steve Yzerman, Mia Hamm ...

  27. 2006 Grammys Staying In L.A.

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Grammy Awards will return to Los Angeles' Staples Center for the 48th annual ceremony. The Feb. 8 event will air live on CBS for the 33rd consecutive year. Nominations in 108 categories will be an The Grammy Awards will return to Los Ange ...

  28. Yaffe Tapped For Alliance Atlantis CEO Post

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael MacMillan, co-founder and chairman of Alliance Atlantis Communications, on June 1 made way for Phyllis Yaffe to succeed him as CEO of the Canadian specialty channel broadcaster and co-producer TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michael Ma ...

  29. Moonves: CBS Would Benefit From Split-off

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom co-president and co-chief operating officer Leslie Moonves assured CBS affiliates at their annual conference here that the network stands to benefit should Viacom be split up into two entities LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Viacom co ...

  30. Jury Awards $5 Million To Cleveland's Popovich

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich learned what his label's logo on a CD is worth. A federal jury on May 27 awarded him more than $5 million after the predecessor label of Sony BMG M NEW YORK -- Cleveland International Recor ...

  31. Jury Awards $5 Million To Cleveland's Popovich

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Owner wins suit against Sony BMG. Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich learned what his label’s logo on a CD is worth. A federal jury today (May 27) awarded Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich more than $5 million ...

  32. Canadian Guitarist Domenic Troiano Dies At 59

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian Hall of Famer’s career spanned 40 years. Canadian guitarist Domenic Troiano died last night (May 25) at his home in Toronto after a long fight with cancer. He was 59. Born in Mondugno, Italy, Troiano was a force in Canadian music for 40 y ...

  33. CMA Awards Head To ABC

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Show spent 34 years at CBS. After a 34-year run on CBS, the Country Music Assn. Awards will move to the ABC Television Network in 2006. The new deal will keep the show on the alphabet network until 2012. The first show on ABC, set to air in Novemb ...

  34. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed May 13 that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland chairman/ LONDON -- In a surprise announcement, Universa ...

  35. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  36. Grainge To Succeed Larsen At UMI

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprise announcement, Universal Music International chairman/CEO Jorgen Larsen confirmed today (May 13) that he will be handing his responsibilities to current Universal Music U.K. and Ireland c In a surprise announcement, Universal Music In ...

  37. ACM Names Off-Camera Winners

    May 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Live show to be telecast May 17 on CBS. James Stroud has been named producer of the year by the Academy of Country Music. Stroud, who is co-chairman of Universal Music Group Nashville, is among the winners in the non-artist categories that will be ...

  38. Latin Grammys Split CBS

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Academy shifts awards show to Univision. After airing every year on CBS since its inception, the Latin Grammy Award telecast is moving to the Univision Network, beginning this fall, Billboard has learned. The shift by the Latin Academy of Recordin ...

  39. Rolontz Rises At VH1

    April 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music production for VH1. She reports to Christina Norman, president of VH1. Award-winning producer Lee Rolontz has been promoted to senior VP of original music producti ...

  40. Smut Task Force Nears Report

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary recommendations to curb smut on the airwaves in the summer. LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary ...

  41. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on April 19 said a sp ...

  42. Viacom: Cable Split Could Occur In 2006

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Networks post 20% Q1 gains. Viacom Inc. on Tuesday (April 19) said a split-off of its fast-growing cable networks and film studio from its broadcast networks could come as early as the 2006 first quarter, as its quarterly operating profit rose on ...

  43. Case Summary: Assignments of Right to Sue for Copyright Infringement

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright owners as having an indivisible bundle of property rights that could not be assigned piecemeal. This changed with the Copyright Act of 1976, when Congres For nearly 70 years, U.S. law viewed copyright ...

  44. McCluggage, Sagansky Buy Ardustry

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kerry McCluggage and Jeff Sagansky have acquired the independent international distribution company Ardustry Home Entertainment, it was announced here April 12 at MIPTV, the audiovisual and digital co CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Ker ...

  45. Viacom Is High On Technology

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Since Tom Freston and Leslie Moonves took over as co-presidents/co-COOs of Viacom Inc., the company has re-energized its focus on bringing its various content brands to new technologies to create new NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Since Tom ...

  46. 50 Cent Moves 329K In Fourth Week

    March 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cent's "The Massacre" notches a fourth straight week atop The Billboard 200. The set sees U.S. sales fall 10% from last week to 329,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" notches a four ...

  47. NY AG Launches Inquiry Into Hot 97 'Smackfest'

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The New York State Attorney General's office has launched an official inquiry into the legality of Emmis-owned radio station Hot 97's recent promotion, "Smackfest." NEW YORK -- The New York State Attorney General's office ...

  48. SAG's Pisano Leaves Post; Hessinger In

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Screen Actors Guild selected a new leader by accepting the resignation of national executive director/CEO Bob Pisano and voting to replace him with his counterpart at the American Federation of Te LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Sc ...

  49. Pips' Edward Patten Dies

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tenor was 65. Gladys Knight & the Pips member Edward Patten died early this morning (Feb. 25) at a suburban Detroit hospital, according to his cousin William Guest, another member of the group. He was 65. Patten, an Atlanta native who lived in ...

  50. Clear Channel: Stern Dispute Is Resolved

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lawsuits dropped by both sides. SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Radio giant Clear Channel Communications Inc. and Howard Stern have agreed to withdraw lawsuits against each other related to Stern's ouster from the radio giant's airwaves because of i ...

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