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  1. Music Industry Remembers Michael Jackson

    July 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "[A specific memory?] I've got a big one. Thursday morning, 12:30 a.m. He finishes the three-hour rehearsal [at Los Angeles' Staples Center], he goes over and does a group hug with Frank Dileo and Kenny Ortega, then he comes over to ...

  2. UPDATED: Michael Jackson Mourned By Friends, Fans, Fellow Musicians

    June 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson died June 25 after reportedly being found unconscious in his Bel Air, Calif., home. Paramedics rushed the 50-year-old icon to UCLA Medical Center, where he was declared dead. Below, a round-up of the music industry's reaction ...

  3. Popkomm Was Facing 50 Per Cent Attendance Fall

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Popkomm music fair and conference in Berlin have admitted that an anticipated 50 per cent fall in attendance meant the 2009 event, due to take place Sept. 16 to 18, was no longer viable this year. Failure by the German government ...

  4. Popkomm 2009 Canceled

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The German music fair and conference Popkomm will not be taking place this year, it has been confirmed. Popkomm was originally to take place on September 16 to 18 at a new venue - Station Berlin - with substantially lower prices. "Amid contin ...

  5. JPC-Schallplatten Purchases WOM Brand

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT German music retail company JPC-Schallplatten Ersandhandelsgesellschaft has bought the "WOM-World of Music" brand from department store chain operator Karstadt Quelle AG, Europe's largest department store & mail order group. WOM ...

  6. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  7. ABKCO Taps Firm For Digital Print Deal

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST ABKCO Music, Inc., a leading independent music publisher based in New York, has tapped Alfred Publishing to be exclusive licensing agent for its physical and digital print rights for the ABKCO catalog. ABKCO's catalog includes songs composed ...

  8. EMI Unveils New Divisions

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Restructuring at EMI is continuing, with the company splitting its recorded music operations into three main business units: new music, catalog and music services. EMI Music chief executive Elio Leoni-Sceti is presenting his new vision and strateg ...

  9. GEMA Appoints Harbich Marketing Director

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich will take the helm as marketing director in the head office of the German collecting society GEMA in Munich, effective Nov. 1. Harbich succeeds Henrik Horning, who left GEMA in May 2008. Harbich reports to Dr. Harald Heker, chairma ...

  10. Usher Plotting 'Ladies Only' Concerts

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Usher is preparing a tour for ladies only. The R&B singer tells the Associated Press he will soon announce details of his "One Night Stand" tour. He said specific dates are still being worked out for about 15 "intimate" ven ...

  11. Mucke To Helm EMI GSA Marketing

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Uli Mucke, general manager marketing EMI Music Germany, has been promoted to VP Marketing EMI Music GSA with immediate effect. In his newly created role he will be responsible for the frontline marketing and promotion across Germany, Austria and S ...

  12. Duffy Reigns Supreme On Euro Charts

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Universal's Duffy continues her reign on Billboard's pan-European sales charts, as "Rockferry" starts a third consecutive and sixth aggregate week atop European Top 100 Albums and "Mercy" leads Eurochart Hot 1 ...

  13. EMI Appoints Hanebrink To Chairman

    May 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang Hanebrink, head of commercial development EMI Music GSA, has been appointed chairman EMI Music GSA in Cologne. In his new role, which is effective immediately, Hanebrink also takes on the responsibility for EMI Music Germany, Switzerland ...

  14. Lieberberg Wins Big At Germany's LEA Event

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marek Lieberberg has been awarded tour promoter of the year 2007 at the third annual Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), which took place Tuesday in Hamburg's Color Line Arena. Frankfurt-based Lieberberg, who promoted concerts during the year by ...

  15. Hallé Hails New Guest Conductor Stenz

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Hallé has appointed a new principal guest conductor and new assistant conductor. As the Manchester orchestra celebrates its 150th birthday, Markus Stenz, music director of the city of Cologne, joins as second principal guest conductor and Poli ...

  16. British Music Week Returns In '08

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BPI today unveiled plans for the return of British Music Week with a new structure which, for the first time, will be handled by a German management team. The 2008 event, dates for which have yet to be announced, will be driven by a newly form ...

  17. Shake-Up At EMI Germany

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Germany in Cologne is pooling all frontline labels under a single roof and creating three divisions, "young pop", "pop/rock" and "middle of the road/schlager". The Berlin office, with its staff of 13, is to ...

  18. IPhone Goes on Sale in Europe

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Germans lined up to buy Apple Inc.'s iPhone as it made its European debut Friday, with the company hoping to replicate the success the combination phone, music player and mobile Web browser has seen in the United States. Apple hopes to sell 1 ...

  19. Gorny Takes Charge At German Music Industry Assn.

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny has been elected chairman of the new German music industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Music Industry Association), formed from the merger of the German labels body BPW, and the German IFPI group. Gorny succeeds Michael Haentje ...

  20. Springsteen Hitting North America, Europe This Fall

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will tour North America and Europe before the end of the year in support of their new album, "Magic." The trek begins on street date for the Columbia set (Oct. 2) in Hartford, Conn., w ...

  21. AEG Live To Produce Spice Girls Dates

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live will produce arena shows by the reunited Spice Girls in New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London. The ‘90s pop sensation announced the reunion at the O2 Arena in London yesterday. The five-piece group will perform shows in 11 cities i ...

  22. Update: Spice Girls Get Ready For World Tour

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Spice Girls today confirmed one of the pop world's worst-kept secrets when the girl group announced they would reunite for a world tour. At a press conference in the O2, London -- formerly the Millennium Dome -- the five-piece group annou ...

  23. German Chart Revamp Abandons Unit Sales For Value Rating

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Germany is set to become the first major world music market to rank its music charts based on revenues generated, rather than unit sales. From July 23, the singles and albums sales chart systems are to be replaced by a revenue-based model, to acco ...

  24. Harbich Steps Down At Capitol Germany

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich, managing director at EMI Music Germany and Austria subsidiary Capitol, has left the Cologne-based company for personal reasons in order to work in Hamburg again. Harbich was appointed in March after being poached from Hamburg-base ...

  25. Loveparade Dances Away From Berlin

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Loveparade -- which claims to be the biggest dance music event in the world -- is waltzing off from Berlin after 18 years in the city. Event organisers claim local authorities were unwilling to pick up the tab for rubbish disposal and were also ke ...

  26. Berlin: Music City

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When David Bowie moved to the divided city of Berlin in 1976, he joined 2 million inhabitants of what was effectively an island surrounded by the communist German Democratic Republic. This particular contrast between east and west left such an imp ...

  27. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  28. Harbich Moves To Capitol Music Germany

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI today (Feb. 23) revealed that Achim Harbich, the former head of German independent Edel, has been appointed the new managing director of EMI's Capitol label in Cologne, Germany. Harbich reports to EMI Music Germany president Birgit Adels. ...

  29. Gorny Out At MTV Europe

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Dieter Gorny has split with MTV Networks Europe. Gorny has served as executive vice president at MTVNE in 2004 since the music TV network bought out his competitor German TV broadcaster VIVA in a multi-million euro deal. An MTVNE spokesperson says ...

  30. BPI Expands British Music Week In Germany

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is to repeat and expand its British Music Week promotion in Germany this April, broadening its reach from its Berlin base into two other German cities. The inaugural BMW took place in Berlin May 19-26 2006. Its ai ...

  31. Dave Matthews Band Unveils 2007 Tour Plans

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Dave Matthews Band will kick-off their 2007 tour two-night stand at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on March 23 and March 24, with The Fray set to open. The band will then head down under on March 31 for a two-week jaunt through Australia, fo ...

  32. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  33. Piendl To Split With EMI Classics Germany

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stefan Piendl, managing director of EMI Classics Germany since January, will leave the company at the end of the year. Stefan Piendl, managing director of EMI Classics Germany since January, will leave the company at the end of the year. Birgit Ad ...

  34. Capitol Germany Names Marketing Director

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Capitol Music Germany in Cologne, with effect from Sept. 1. He replaces Peter Müller, who left the company last year. Uli Mücke has been appointed director of marketing at Cap ...

  35. South Africa 'Calling' Attention To 2010 World Cup

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT South Africa may not be represented on the field but the country's cultural industries are determined to make their presence felt during the final week of soccer's 2006 FIFA World Cup. South Africa may not be represented on the field but ...

  36. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  37. German Law Enforcement Targets 3,500 P2P Users

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Police searched 130 premises May 23. Germany is taking the largest single action against illegal file-sharing as 3,500 individuals face criminal prosecution today (May 23) for uploading large amounts of copyrighted material on peer-to-peer network ...

  38. EMI Germany Appoints Adels As Pres

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect from April 3. She succeeds Niel van Hoff, who exited the company in January. EMI Music has recruited Birgit Adels to preside over its German company, with effect ...

  39. MTV Germany Drops Viva Plus For Comedy Channel

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV is to replace its interactive German music channel Viva Plus with a comedy station before the end of the year. MTV is to replace its interactive German music channel Viva Plus with a comedy station before the end of the year. The new channel, ...

  40. EMI Germany Pres Van Hoff Exits

    January 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Niel van Hoff has exited as EMI Music Germany president, the company said today (Jan. 10) in statement. A new, as-yet unidentified successor is expected to arrive April 3; an announcement will be made Niel van Hoff has exited as EMI Music Germany ...

  41. Piendl Takes Reins At EMI Classics Germany

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Stefan Piendl has been appointed managing director of EMI Classics Germany, with effect from Jan. 15, 2006. Stefan Piendl has been appointed managing director of EMI Classics Germany, with effect from Jan. 15, 2006. Piendl was senior VP and COO of ...

  42. Germany's Edel Adds DVD Unit

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Oliver Hagedorn has been appointed director ...

  43. German Producers Laud Gov't Plans

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST German producers have welcomed a pledge by the new government to improve conditions for investing in local film and television production. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German producers have welcomed a pledge by the new government t ...

  44. Edel's Schmidt To Join Capitol Germany

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end of the year to take the same post at Capitol Music. Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end ...

  45. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  46. Bertelsmann Pulls Injunction In Napster Case

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann has withdrawn an injunction order that has been holding up a $17 billion class-action lawsuit related to the company's participation in illegal file-sharing service Naps COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  47. Springer Acquires Controlling Stake In ProSieben

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German publisher Axel Springer has succeeded in acquiring a controlling stake in commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, opening the way for the merger of the two Teutonic media giants. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German publisher ...

  48. VIP Fund's Schmid Taken Into Custody

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Munich police have jailed Andreas Schmid, head of leading German film fund VIP, as part of a fraud investigation of the company. The Munich state prosecutors office said Wednesday in an interview that COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  49. Prosecutors Investigate VIP Medienfonds

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Bavarian state prosecutor's office in Munich has begun preliminary proceedings against the managers of German film fund VIP Medienfonds -- Andreas Schmid, Eduard Wallner and Andreas Grosch -- on a COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  50. German Film Funds Dismantled

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's lucrative private investment film funds will soon be dismantled entirely, one of the territory's leading fund managers said Sept. 14. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Germany's lucrative private investment film ...

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