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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 & ...

  5. Midem Adds Live Music Business Sessions

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 2005 Midem conference, set for Jan. 23-27 in Cannes, will for the first time feature an event focusing on the live music sector. The Live Music Network, organized in partnership with the Music Man The 2005 Midem conference, set for Jan. 23-27 ...

  6. Midem Adds Live Music Business Sessions

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 2005 Midem conference, set for Jan. 23-27 in Cannes, will for the first time feature an event focusing on the live music sector. The Live Music Network, organized in partnership with the Music Man The 2005 Midem conference, set for Jan. 23-27 ...

  7. Midem To Target "Parasites"

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Midem music trade fair in France have unveiled a new initiative targeting "individuals and organizations who have been conducting business outside the tradeshow venue." LONDON -- Organizers of the Midem music trade fair ...

  8. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  9. Midem To Target 'Parasites'

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Midem music trade fair in France have unveiled a new initiative targeting "individuals and organizations who have been conducting business outside the tradeshow venue." Organizers of the Midem music trade fair in France ...

  10. Midem To Target 'Parasites'

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Organizers of the Midem music trade fair in France have unveiled a new initiative targeting "individuals and organizations who have been conducting business outside the tradeshow venue." Organizers of the Midem music trade fair in France ...

  11. Lundvall To Receive Midem Award

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  12. Midem To Fete Lundvall

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 personality of the year award. EMI Music's Jazz & Classics president/CEO Bruce Lundvall is to be honored with the Midem 2005 person ...

  13. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Confab to take place Jan. 22 in Cannes. Confab to take place Jan. 22 in Cannes. News ...

  14. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Daylong music/tech event set for Jan. 22. Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Kenn ...

  15. Kennedy Confirmed As MidemNet Keynote Speaker

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will deliver a keynote speech at the sixth annual MidemNet music and technology platform, to be held Jan. 22 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. It will mark Incoming IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy will d ...

  16. Reed Midem Partners With Cannes For 10 Years

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reed Midem, organizer of the annual Midem trade fair, has inked a 10-year agreement with the City of Cannes to maintain its international tradeshows on the Cote d'Azur. The partnership, announced toda Reed Midem, organizer of the annual Midem ...

  17. Reed Midem Partners With Cannes For 10 Years

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reed Midem, organizer of the annual Midem music trade fair, has inked a 10-year agreement with the City of Cannes to maintain its international tradeshows on the French Riviera. The partnership, annou Reed Midem, organizer of the annual Midem musi ...

  18. Midem 2005 To Focus On Live Music

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong focus on the live music industry and technology. The 39th edition of the annual trade fair, to be held January 23-27 in Cannes, France will feature a full The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong fo ...

  19. Midem 2005 To Focus On Live Music

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong focus on the live music industry and technology. The 39th edition of the annual trade fair, to be held January 23-27 in Cannes, France will feature a full The 2005 edition of Midem will have a strong fo ...

  20. Cannes Protest Turns Violent

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing protest at the Cannes film festival by part-time workers erupted into violence Saturday. A group of 50 protesters occupied the Star cinema, blocking market screenings, and were forcibly ej CANNES (Hollywood Reporter)--The ongoing prote ...

  21. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. CANNES (Hollywood Reporter)--Motion Picture As ...

  22. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  23. Producer: I Was Forced To Pad Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed ...

  24. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  25. Showbiz Group Threatens Protest At Cannes

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Protesting showbiz workers in France are calling for "an action committee" to stage demonstrations during at the upcoming Festival de Cannes. PARIS--Protesting showbiz workers in France are calling for "an action committee" to ...

  26. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  27. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  28. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  29. Uni Mobile Signs Multimedia Pact With Alcatel

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music International (UMI), has joined forces with French communications company Alcatel to develop a third-generation (3G) mobile multimedia service. Universal Mobile, a division of Universal Music Interna ...

  30. GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST GESAC, the European group of societies of authors and composers, has renewed its plea for the U.S. to modify its Copyright Act to compel bars, restaurants and shops to pay royalties for the public per CANNES, France--GESAC, the European group of s ...

  31. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertainment Law Weekly brings you news on the entertainment law industry. Janet Jackson May Face Class Action Over Breast Flap Lawmakers set to mull indecency issues GESAC Urges U.S. to Change Copyright Law Music Vets Form New Law Firm Down to t ...

  32. Director General Exits French Rights Body Adami

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jean-Claude Walter has left French collection society the Adami after four years as director general. General secretary Jean-Fran&#231;ois Dutertre will take over until a permanent replacement can be Jean-Claude Walter has left French collecti ...

  33. Eagle Vision Inks Deal For Montreux Catalog

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Claude Nobs, founder and director of Europe's seminal annual jazz event, the Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), has signed an agreement with U.K.-based Eagle Vision Worldwide that gives the label all multi Claude Nobs, founder and director of Euro ...

  34. Attendance Up For Midem

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite tougher market conditions, the Midem trade show attracted more than 8,800 participants for its 38th edition, which closes today (Jan. 29) in Cannes. This represents a 3% rise over last year's Despite tougher market conditions, the Mid ...

  35. Attendance Up For Midem

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite tougher market conditions, the Midem trade show attracted more than 8,800 participants for its 38th edition, which closes today (Jan. 29) in Cannes. This represents a 3% rise over last year's Despite tougher market conditions, the Mid ...

  36. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  37. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  38. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  39. CISAC Launches Members Network

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) has launched CIS Net, a database of musical works that will interconnect its 209 member societies. The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers ...

  40. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  41. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  42. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  43. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  44. Kyo Takes 4 At NRJ Awards

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dido gets double win in Cannes. Dido gets double win in Cannes. News Dido ...

  45. Coke Prepares Blitz For Free Downloads In U.K.

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola is reading a major campaign for March and April to promote its newly launched online music service. Coca-Cola is reading a major campaign for March and April to promote its newly launched online music service. Speaking at the MidemNet co ...

  46. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  47. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  48. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  49. Border Breakers Honor Top-Selling EU Debuts

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award during the inaugural ceremony Sunday in Cannes. Britain's the Darkness is among the European Union bands that received a Border Breakers Award ...

  50. Coke Prepares Blitz For Free Downloads In U.K.

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coca-Cola is reading a major campaign for March and April to promote its newly launched online music service. Coca-Cola is reading a major campaign for March and April to promote its newly launched online music service. Speaking at the MidemNet co ...

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