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  1. Former RCA Records Exec Meredith Israel Thomas Passes Away

    December 22, 2012 11:14 PM EST [ Updated 12:57 p.m. ET 12/24/2012 ] Former RCA Records publicist Meredith Israel Thomas, who shared the experience of her battle with breast cancer via a deeply moving CaringBridge page , died late Friday night. She was 39. "After and epic a ...

  2. Study: Piracy Impacted By Price, Punishment and Morality

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A new study finds three things have a negative impact on the likelihood a person will obtain a song illegally: willingness to pay; perceived likeliness of facing a lawsuit; and morality. Marc F. Bellemere of Duke University and Andrew M. Holmberg ...

  3. Rock-It Science Fest Set For March 3

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rufus Wainwright, Lenny Kaye, Peter Holsapple and Steve Wynn, among others, will perform at the Rock-It Science Festival, to be held March 3 at the Highline Ballroom in New York. The one-day event will also feature a number of scientists and acade ...

  4. Great White Offers $1 Mil To Settle Fire Suits

    September 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Members of Great White, whose pyrotechnics sparked a Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people, have agreed to pay $1 million to survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed yesterday (Sept. 2). The settlement of ...

  5. The Roots Head Stateside

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Roots' current trek behind their upcoming album "Rising Down" is in full swing and will carry the band through spots in the midwest, Canada, Texas, the East Coast and New Orleans, before wrapping in New Jersey in August. The ban ...

  6. Clear Channel, Fire Victims OK $22M Deal

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The owner of a radio station that promoted a rock concert where pyrotechnics ignited a deadly blaze reached a tentative $22 million settlement with survivors and victims' relatives, according to court papers filed Wednesday. The deal with Cle ...

  7. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  8. RIAA Sends Seventh Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a new wave of 503 pre-litigation settlement letters to 58 universities on behalf of its record company members. The latest round of letters is part of the education and deterrence campaign the RIAA launched earlier this year, whi ...

  9. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,620

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent its fourth wave of letters to universities today, asking administrators to forward the 402 pre-litigation settlement proposals to the individuals using campus networks to illegally share music files. As part of the deterrence and edu ...

  10. Bierman Rejoins Loeb & Loeb

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Labor lawyer enters as a partner. Labor lawyer Ivy Kagan Bierman has rejoined Loeb & Loeb as a partner. She was an associate attorney with the firm from 1987 to 1993. Bierman will practice in the litigation and entertainment departments. Her w ...

  11. College Music Subscriptions Erode Value of Music

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Encouraging colleges to offer low-price music subscriptions and downloads to their students may be as detrimental to the music industry's long-term health as the piracy that the business hopes to erad Barry Sosnick is president of Earful.info ...

  12. Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In almost every conceivable way, the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors failed to exercise any responsibility over the hiring and firing of former president Michael Ovitz, leaving the company liable (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In almost eve ...