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  1. Vital:Pias, Apple Clinch Content Deal

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Unlocks video downloads for 100-plus labels. Digital music services specialist Vital:Pias Digital has struck a multi-territory content agreement to sell its 100-plus partner labels' music videos on Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store. Th ...

  2. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend ...

  3. EU Unveils Border Breakers Awards Winners

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prize highlights border-crossing debut albums. Ministers of culture from seven European Union countries will today (Jan. 22) attend the third edition of European Border Breakers Awards at the Midem trade show. Held at the Palais des Festivals in C ...

  4. Nicoli Confident On Digital Future

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is "on track" to achieving its bullish prediction of generating 25% of its revenue from the digital space by 2010, its chairman Eric Nicoli told delegates Saturday (Jan. 21) during the openi EMI Group is "on track" to ...

  5. French Market Stabilizes

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. After four years of decline, the French recording market showed signs of stability in 2005. According to figures unveiled today (Jan. 17) in Paris by indus ...

  6. Spain's SGAE Publishes Latino Heavy Metal Guide

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of authors' and publishers' society SGAE, has published what it boasts is the world's first latino heavy metal dictionary. Spain's Fundación Autor, the activities arm of ...

  7. Indies To Gather For Midem Summit

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Organizers are looking to establish Midem as a vital annual fixture for the international independent label community. The trade conference will host on Jan. 23 the second annual International Indie S Organizers are looking to establish Midem as a ...

  8. Goldsmith, Wall To Keynote Midem Live Event

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special ...

  9. Goldsmith, Wall To Keynote Midem Live Event

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special Jan. 23 live music program during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. Harvey Goldsmith and Kevin Wall have been tapped to deliver keynote speeches for a special ...

  10. Midem To Honor Live 8 Co-organizers

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Award presented on Jan. 2006 in Cannes. Award presented on Jan. 2006 in Cannes. News ...

  11. Midem To Honor Live 8 Co-organizers

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmith and John Kennedy will be honored during the Midem trade show at a gala dinner on Jan. 23 in Cannes, France. Live Aid founders and Live 8 co-producers Bob Geldof, Harvey Goldsmi ...

  12. Lions Gate Buys Redbus For $35 Mil

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. said Oct. 18 it has acquired U.K. independent film distributor Redbus Group for $28 million in cash and $7 million in stock. CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Toronto-based Lions Gate Entertain ...

  13. Finnish Acts Line Up For Midem Opening Party

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thirteen Finnish bands will perform during the opening night of the 40th Midem trade conference at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes on Jan. 22. Finland, which is recognized as Europe's fastest growi Thirteen Finnish bands will perform durin ...

  14. Nicoli To Keynote MidemNet

    October 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New media event takes place in Cannes Jan. 21-22. Eric Nicoli, chairman of EMI Group, is one of the keynote speakers at the two-day MidemNet Forum, the new media event which takes place during the 40th edition of MIDEM, the international music ind ...

  15. Producer Ismail Merchant Dies At 68

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Producer Ismail Merchant, whose adaptations of classic novels produced in collaboration with director James Ivory became virtually synonymous with literate, sumptuously appointed costume drama, died M (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Producer Ismail Me ...

  16. Finland To Host Midem 2006 Opening Night

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Finland will co-host the opening night of the 40th annual Midem music trade fair in Cannes, which will run Jan. 22-26, 2006. Trade group Music Export Finland will be in charge of staging the event, wh Finland will co-host the opening night of the ...

  17. Cannes 'Very Tough' On U.S. Rights Sellers, Panel Says

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of a heavyweight panel of U.S. players concurred that the Festival de Cannes is a not a good place to sell North American distribution rights and that Sundance and Toronto were the film festiv CANNES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members of ...

  18. 'Super Size Me' Director Sued Over Profits

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A company that gave office space to "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock in return for a share in the company that made the hit film about eating fast food is suing him for $40 million. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- A company that gave offic ...

  19. This Week's Top Stories

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <UL> <LI>U.K. Court Recognizes Copyright In Print Adaptations</LI> <LI>Behind the Deal: Setting European Mechanical Rates</LI> <LI>Cannes 'Very Tough' On U.S. Rights Sellers, Panel Says</LI> < ...

  20. Germans Have A Little Film Fund

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Just days after introducing legislation that could shut down one of Hollywood's most lucrative sources of international film financing -- the German private investment funds -- the Berlin government h (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Just days aft ...

  21. Death Knell Tolls For German Film Funds

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government could move as early as May 5 to push through a new law that will shut down one of Hollywood's top sources of international film financing: German film funds. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The German govern ...

  22. Germany Zeros In On Media Funds

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German media funds, the tax shelter financing tool that pumped $1.7 billion into mainly Hollywood productions last year, soon could be history as the German government fast-tracks plans to close tax l CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Ger ...

  23. EMF Invests 30% In 'Music Shopping TV'

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European Media Finance, the private equity group unveiled last year by former Helkon and 2K executive Patrick Martin, has made its first major media investment, buying a 30% stake in new digital music CANNES, France (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Eur ...

  24. Lions Gate Spins Off Output Unit

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Canadian film producer Lions Gate Entertainment on April 13 said that it had spun off its Canadian distribution arm to reduce its overhead. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Canadian film producer Lions Gate Entertainment on April 13 said that i ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. MTV, Five Strike Brit TV Deal

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT National British broadcaster Five has forged a two-year deal to deliver MTV award ceremonies on terrestrial U.K. television. National British broadcaster Five has forged a two-year deal to deliver MTV award ceremonies on terrestrial U.K. televisio ...

  27. Napster Germany Hires Sony Exec

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST N&#228;nder is company's second recruit. Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Sony Music Germany senior new-media manager Patric Niederländer has been recruited as the download service' ...

  28. Napster Germany Hires Sony Exec

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Sony Music Germany senior new-media manager Patric Niederländer has been recr ...

  29. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service lets operators sell under their own brand. Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today (Feb. 14) at 3GSM World ...

  30. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today at 3GSM World Congress, the Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forc ...

  31. SGAE Seeks Spanish Music Presence In U.S.

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish authors' and publishers' society SGAE is urging the country's government to help the music sector sell its image and product in the United States through cooperation and exchange programs. Spanish authors' and publisher ...

  32. 'Idiot' Still Rules Europe

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) holds on to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week, fending off the Chemical Brothers' "Push the Button" (Virgin), which bows at No. 2. Green Day’s “American Idiot” ( ...

  33. Midem Attendance Up 5%

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Midem trade show in Cannes has registered a 5% rise in attendance from last year, organizers said today (Jan. 26). As of yesterday, the number of attendees reached 9,231, vs. 8,767 in 2004. The Midem trade show in Cannes has registered a 5% ri ...

  34. Kobalt Inks Admin Pacts, Updates Royalties Tool

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pubbery considering IPO. Independent British music publishing firm Kobalt Music Group has inked a flurry of administration deals and rolled out the next phase of its royalty collection infrastructure. The London-based firm has sealed deals to hand ...

  35. Popkomm To Have Spanish Flavor

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Partner country' plans quixotic events. As expected, Spain has been designated “partner country” at this year’s Popkomm music trade fair Sept. 14-16 in Berlin. The concept was introduced at the 2004 event, when the designated nation was ...

  36. Napster Eyes Up German Service

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster will enter into the German market before the end of the year. CANNES, France -- Napster will enter into the German market before the end of the year. Parent company Roxio on Jan. 22 used the platform of MidemNet to unveil details of its pl ...

  37. Axl Rose Signs To Sanctuary Publishing

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose to a publishing deal. Until recently, Warner Chappell published the Guns N' Roses frontman's works. British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose t ...

  38. Axl Rose Signs To Sanctuary Publishing

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose to a publishing deal. Until recently, Warner Chappell published the Guns N' Roses frontman's works. British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose t ...

  39. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  40. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  41. French Minister Supports Downloads Campaign

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French minister of culture and communication has expressed support for the music industry's campaign to promote legal downloads, and urged labels to release more repertoire online. The French minister of culture and communication has expr ...

  42. Maroon5, Jenifer Take Two At NRJ Awards

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gala held Jan. 22 in Cannes. Maroon5 and French vocalist Jenifer were the only multiple winners at the 2005 NRJ Music Awards, each taking home two awards. The ceremony was held last night (Jan. 22) at the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festiva ...

  43. Indies To Set Up Worldwide Network

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM kicks-off regular indie gatherings. Independent label trade groups are moving ahead with plans to establish a worldwide network of indie organizations, Billboard.biz has learned. The decision was made during a Jan. 22 meeting of various trad ...

  44. Indies To Set Up Worldwide Network

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST MIDEM kicks-off regular indie gatherings. Independent label trade groups are moving ahead with plans to establish a worldwide network of indie organizations, Billboard.biz has learned. The decision was made during a Jan. 22 meeting of various trad ...

  45. French Industry Promotes Legal Downloads

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. The French music industry has launched a national billboard campaign urging consumers to download music legally. A previous campaign i ...

  46. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  47. French Acts Record Tsunami Fund-Raiser

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. More than 60 French-speaking acts have recorded a fund-raising song for victims of the Asian tsunami. The artists regrouped as Artistes Solidaire ...

  48. Sources: French Music Biz Down 15% In Value

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French music industry suffered another year of decline in 2004. According to industry sources, shipments were down 15% in value compared to the previous year. The French music industry suffered another year of decline in 2004. According to ind ...

  49. Sold, MGM Takes Its Final Bows

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease to be a stand-alone studio this year once its purchase by a Sony-led consortium is completed. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease ...

  50. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV's Weller, KMP's Schedler exit. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music Publishing VP for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & ...

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