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  1. Ultsch Named MD AT EMI Germany's Electrola

    September 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stefan Ultsch has been appointed as managing director for EMI Germany's domestic repertoire label Electrola, which has been re-launched after two years. Stefan Ultsch has been appointed as managing director for EMI Germany's domestic rep ...

  2. Rive Droite's Cowell Launches New Firm

    August 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sir Harry Cowell is to exit British-based independent music publisher and production firm Rive Droite Music to take the reins at a start-up music venture. Sir Harry Cowell is to exit British-based independent music publisher and production firm Ri ...

  3. German Court: Investors In EM.TV Can Sue

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shareholders who lost their shirts following the collapse of EM.TV five years ago could get their money back, following a ruling July 19 by Germany's supreme court. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Shareholders who lost their shir ...

  4. Bavaria Topper Kleine Fired In Scandal's Wake

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Thilo Kleine has been fired as managing director of leading German television production group Bavaria Film amid a product placement scandal that has shaken Bavaria and its pubcaster parent ARD. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Thilo K ...

  5. German Group Protests U.S. Piracy Hunters

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Germany's association of art house theaters, AG Kino, on June 30 called on exhibitors and distributors to stop treating moviegoers "like potential criminals" in the name of fighting film piracy. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repor ...

  6. Hanebrink Joins EMI Germany

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang Hanebrink has been appointed to the new role as VP commercial for EMI Music Germany, with effect from August 1. Wolfgang Hanebrink has been appointed to the new role as VP commercial for EMI Music Germany, with effect from August 1. In th ...

  7. Constantin Film Buys Remaining TV Stake

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The board of leading German independent producer/distributor Constantin Film on June 24 approved a deal to buy the remaining 41% stake in Constantin's television production joint venture Constantin En COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) ...

  8. Koch Music Publishing Names Bischof

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rainer Bischof has been named managing director of Universal Music division Koch Music Publishing in German-speaking Europe, Koch Music. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rainer Bischof has been named managing director of Universal Musi ...

  9. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  10. Coldplay Opens At No. 1 In Europe

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's third album "X&Y" (Parlophone) makes a stellar bow on European Top 100 Albums, opening at No. 1 after a spectacular first week of sales around the region. Having been confirmed on Monda Coldplay's third album ...

  11. Van Hoff Takes Charge Of Capitol Germany

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany. Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany. His temporary ...

  12. Van Hoff Takes Charge Of Capitol Germany

    June 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany. Niel van Hoff, managing director of EMI Music Germany, has assumed interim responsibility for Capitol Music Germany. His temporary ...

  13. T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson Get Behind Electronic Fests

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International wireless operator T-Mobile and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson have joined forces to launch a pan-European promotional campaign centering on a tour of electronic-music festivals. International wireless operator T-Mobile and handse ...

  14. T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson Get Behind Electronic Fests

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International wireless operator T-Mobile and handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson have joined forces to launch a pan-European promotional campaign centering on a tour of electronic-music festivals. International wireless operator T-Mobile and handse ...

  15. German Film Funds Near Shutdown

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German government's cabinet on May 4 approved a change in German tax law that would shut down the nation's film funds, the financing structure that pumps more than a $1 billion into U.S. productio COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Repo ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. German Raid Hits Piracy Group

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German police say they have dealt a major blow to one of the country's top online piracy groups following a series of coordinated raids in several major cities. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German police say they have dealt a ...

  18. Beck Ready To Hit The Road

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. Beck will begin a nearly month-long European tour May 28 in Winchester, England, at the Homelands Festival. The artist will play mostly hea ...

  19. Premiere Preps Details Of German IPO

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST German pay TV provider Premiere is looking to go public on the German stock exchange during the first half of this year, sources close to the company confirmed Jan. 12. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German pay TV provider Premiere i ...

  20. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  21. Two Key Execs Split Germany's Viva

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. The management team of Viva Media is being shaken up following Viacom's takeover of the German music television group. ...

  22. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  23. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  24. German Regulators Clear Viacom's Viva Buy

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisition of Cologne-based media company Viva Media. The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisit ...

  25. German Regulators Clear Viacom's Viva Buy

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisition of Cologne-based media company Viva Media. The German Federal Cartel Office in Bonn has given the green light to Viacom's planned acquisit ...

  26. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership o ...

  27. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mühlemann, Gorny would run combined entity. Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viva is MTV's biggest comp ...

  28. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel resigns from board. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. The buyout comes as OD2 fa ...

  29. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  30. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  31. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  32. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  33. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reports: media giant will pay $360M for 75.5% stake. Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in ...

  34. EMI Promotes Ende, Foster-Key

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing names Peter Ende president/CEO and Tony Foster-Key chief operating officer of its continental European operations. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--EMI Music Publishing names Peter Ende president/CEO and Tony Foster-Key chief oper ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. EMI Music Publishing Unveils New Euro Structure

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has unveiled a new management structure for its Continental European operations. Veteran executives Peter Ende and Terry Foster-Key have been promoted to jointly oversee the new o EMI Music Publishing has unveiled a new manage ...

  37. German Group In Film-Budget Inflation Suit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German rights group Intertainment will delay publishing its 2003 yearend financial figures until after a ruling is handed down on its $100 million lawsuit against Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures. COLOGNE (Hollywood Reporter)--German rights g ...

  38. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  39. MTV Central Europe Comes To Berlin

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berlin is poised to strengthen its role in the German music industry with the arrival this week of new headquarters for MTV Central Europe. Berlin is poised to strengthen its role in the German music industry with the arrival this week of new head ...

  40. EMI To Shed 60 Jobs In Germany

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, i EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office ...

  41. EMI To Shed 60 Jobs In Germany

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, i EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office ...

  42. Viacom, Saban Eye Viva Share

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group and entertainment giant Viacom are considering acquiring a controlling stake in German music TV group Viva Media, sources said last Wednesday. COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter)--Haim Saban's Saban Cap ...

  43. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  44. German Digital-Music Service Gets Start Date

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German music industry's long-awaited online distribution platform Phonoline will go live March 18, the first day of the CeBIT technology exhibition in Hannover, some six months after the service's The German music industry's lon ...

  45. German Digital-Music Service Gets Start Date

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German music industry's long-awaited online distribution platform Phonoline will go live March 18, the first day of the CeBIT technology exhibition in Hannover, some six months after the service's The German music industry's lon ...

  46. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  47. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

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