EMI Music Publishing

  1. Business Matters: Sony, EMI, Village Voice and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz was quoted by a German Sunday paper as saying, ”We are in a position that allows us to seize every opportunity in the market - including EMI .” Many in the press took that statement to mean Sony i ...

  2. EMI Music Publishing Extends Deals With Winehouse, Other Acts

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has extended publishing agreements with some of its most successful songwriters, including Amy Winehouse, Scissor Sisters, Bryan Ferry, and Take That members Howard Donald and Jason Orange. "Ultimately if writers are not ...

  3. Panel Highlight: Pirate Bay Co-Founder Vs. Industry

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A rare appearance yesterday by The Pirate Bay’s Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi highlighted the “Tomorrow Never Knows” panel debate in London . With Geoff Taylor, CEO of BPI, also on the panel, it was sure to be a point-counterpoint discussion. Music Ally ...

  4. Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz, EMI, Patti Smith Among ASCAP Honorees

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dr. Luke, Jason Mraz and Patti Smith were among those honored at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards show Wednesday night. Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who was named songwriter of the year, while Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" was na ...

  5. Lily Allen, Dizzee Rascal Up For Ivor Novello Awards

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop act Lily Allen and rapper Dizzee Rascal have each scored two nominations for the 55th Ivor Novello Awards . The award for British songwriters and composers take place at London's Grosvenor House on May 20. Allen and co-writer Greg Ku ...

  6. Terra Firma To Ask EMI Investors For Much More

    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Guy Hands' Terra Firma Capital Partners plans to ask investors to put a further £360 million ($555 million) into EMI - three times the amount Terra Firma previously indicated would be needed to make up shortfalls against the loan covenants. A ...

  7. Overton To Be Named Sony Music Nashville CEO

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Nashville will announce Gary Overton as its new CEO this afternoon, sources tell Billboard.biz. Overton, currently EMI Music Publishing Nashville's executive VP and GM, will replace Joe Galante , who announced yesterday that he is ...

  8. Business Matters: EMI Music Pub, StubHub, Pandora, Camper Van Beethoven and More

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Music Row says a major Nashville label will soon annou ...

  9. Quick Shots: 2010 Music & Money Symposium

    March 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Billboard 2010 Music & Money Symposium at the St. Regis in New York has wrapped. The event brought together the music, legal, financial and Wall Street communities and featured keynote addresses with Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff and MTV's Van ...

  10. UMPG, Black Eyed Peas Drummer Ink Deal

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group has signed a deal with Keith Harris which encompasses Harris' catalogue, including the Black Eyed Peas hit “Imma Be.” Through the agreement, UMPG now represents Harris’ publishing rights for the US and Canada ...

  11. Imagem Snags Global Admin Rights For RHO

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Imagem Music Group has agreed a deal to buy out the worldwide administration rights contract to the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization (RHO) from EMI Music Publishing. RHO, the music publishing company which owns the rights to popular stage an ...

  12. @MIDEM: Publishers Spotlight Successful New Initiatives

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST While the industry is grappling with a litany of challenges, it's not surprising that music publishers flocked to the new initiatives panel at MIDEM's publishing summit Tuesday morning (Jan. 26). Among the woes publishers are facing: mec ...

  13. Robbie Williams To Release Sporting Charity Single

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams is to release this year's official fund-raising song for U.K. charity Sport Relief. "Morning Sun" -- taken from the U.K. pop singer's 2009 studio set "Reality Killed the Video Star" (Virgin/EMI ) -- wi ...

  14. @MIDEM: Collection Societies Bemoan Contradictory Mandate

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST In a MIDEM panel examining the progress of the multi-territorial licensing initiative that the European Commission mandated by directive and decisions over the last five years, copyright society executives agreed on one thing: confusion still reig ...

  15. Albert Music Revamps International Publishing Network

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Albert Music, the Australian music publisher that represents the catalog of AC/DC, among others, has realigned its international sub-publishing network, including a new deal with Universal. The Sydney-based music firm has established a raft of new ...

  16. Daan, Absynthe Minded Win Big At Belgium's MIA Awards

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Daan and Absynthe Minded were the big winners at Belgium's Music Industry Awards, organized by the Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen and the Flemish public broadcaster VRT. The annual event, staged for the third time on Jan. 8, highlights domestic tal ...

  17. BMG Rights Management Enters U.S.

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Germany's BMG Rights Management has started a U.S. operation with the opening of offices in New York, Los Angeles and Nashville. Laurent Hubert has been appointed COO, North America. He will work from the company's New York office. Huber ...

  18. Kasabian Signs With Sony/ATV

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV Music Publishing U.K. has signed a worldwide publishing deal with British rock act Kasabian and its principal songwriter, Sergio Pizzorno. The deal, which is an exclusive worldwide, long-term songwriter agreement, covers future Kasabian r ...

  19. Publishing Briefs: Hal Leonard, EMI Music Publishing

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Hal Leonard Corp. is taking over exclusive distribution of the publishing catalog of Randall and Nancy Faber , the husband-and-wife team of authors/educators, which have more than 200 publications in their catalog. The long-term global deal for ...

  20. Business Matters: Last.fm, Xbox, SXSW

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- In light of yesterday's news that music sales have been in the increase in Sweden, it's worth looking at the country's Internet ...

  21. Publishing Briefs: EMI, UMPG, Bug Music, DaBet

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- EMI Music Publishing has named Barbara Sedun to lead its Canadian business, reporting to president of North American creative, Big Jon Platt. Sedun, who will be based in Toronto and hold the title of senior VP of EMI Music Publishing Canada, pr ...

  22. This Week's 10 Most Popular Stories On Billboard.biz

    October 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The following is a round-up of the 10 most popular stories on Billboard.biz during the past week. 1. Analysis: What Impact Will Google Music Search Have? How successful will this the newly launched Google search be? It depends on (1) how difficult ...

  23. EC Secures Digital Licensing Agreement

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's (EC) Online Roundtable on Music has resulted in a joint statement between the EC and music publishers, collecting societies and digital retailers pledging to improve online music opportunities for European consumers. ...

  24. McCartney, Coldplay Honored At ASCAP Awards

    October 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Paul McCartney, Coldplay and the Ting Tings were among those honored by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) at its London awards ceremony. The ASCAP Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight (Oct ...

  25. EMI Music Publishing Signs Deal With Jared Cotte

    October 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has signed an exclusive global co-publishing deal with songwriter and vocalist Jared Cotte, who co-wrote “Down,” which hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song by Jay Sean (featuring Lil Wayne) knocked the Blac ...

  26. BMI Icon Donovan Honored In London

    October 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sixties survivor Donovan was honored as a BMI Icon tonight at a gala evening in London's Dorchester Hotel. The Glasgow, Scotland-born singer/songwriter enjoyed 12 consecutive top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1960s, including &q ...

  27. Business Matters: Citigroup, EMI, IFPI, Pandora

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Citigroup has been trying to shed its troubled loans, reports the New York Post, sometimes by forcing companies into bankruptcy. What's th ...

  28. EMI Music Publishing Ups Johnny Tennander

    September 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Johnny Tennander to VP of A&R (Europe) and head of A&R (Scandinavia). In the newly created role, Stockholm-based Tennander will be charged with discovering and signing song-writing talent across the contin ...

  29. Business Matters: The Black Cat, EMI Music Publishing

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- For all shows after September 25, Washington DC venue the Black Cat is switching from Ticketmaster to Ticket Alternative . The proposed Ticketm ...

  30. Robbie Williams Launches Publishing Company

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop artist Robbie Williams has launched a music publishing company, Farrell Music, as the new home for all of his music publishing rights. Williams' new and future material will now go through Farrell Music, including songs from his fort ...

  31. Inaugural Hamburg Prize To Be Awarded

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The industry association Music City Hamburg will award the inaugural Hans - the Hamburg Music Prize on Sept. 24. With this new award, musicians who live in Hamburg will be honored in the category artist of the year, while there are additional awar ...

  32. EMI Publishing, L.A. Reid Form New Talent JV

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has reached an agreement with Antonio "L.A." Reid to form the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company, a joint venture to sign new songwriters. The L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company will provide EMI Music Publishing with ...

  33. EMI Music Publishing Continues Strong Performance

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While EMI Music continues to struggle with its debt load, as detailed by the Wall Street Journal and summarized in Billboard.biz’ Business Matters column, EMI Music Publishing remains healthy and stands apart from the record label’s trouble. When ...

  34. EMI, Fairwood Sign UAE Sub-Publishing Deal

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has agreed a sub-publishing deal in the United Arab Emirates with Fairwood Music (Arabia) - the leading music publishing operation in the Middle East and North Africa (Billboard, April 25). Under the terms of the deal, Dubai-b ...

  35. The Song Is Mine: Sony/ATV Pursues New Opportunities

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The death of a co-owner is a sad and difficult passage for any company. But when the co-owner in question is Michael Jackson and the company is Sony/ATV Music Publishing, the proprietor of the Beatles song catalog, the transition is bound to attra ...

  36. Billboard.biz Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's 'Big' Jon Platt

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Even while attending the 2009 BET Awards in June, EMI Music Publishing executive "Big" Jon Platt found himself in work mode. The president of West Coast Creative/head of urban signed rap phenomenon Drake to a publishing agreement in the ...

  37. EMI Pan-European Deal For Napster Luxembourg

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music service Napster Luxembourg SARL has signed a pan-European licensing deal with CELAS, which represents EMI Music Publishing repertoire for online and mobile exploitation in Europe. The deal allows Napster to provide online users acros ...

  38. London Rocks New Line of Shirts and Mugs

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The London Underground is getting the rock star treatment via a new line of merchandise promoting London and its famous Tube. EMI Music Publishing and Transport for London have partnered to create a line of mugs and T-shirts, which feature lyrics ...

  39. Stargate, Tricky Stewart, The-Dream ASCAP's Top Songwriters

    June 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriting/production team of Christopher "Tricky" Stewart & The-Dream tied for songwriter of the year honors with fellow songwriting/production duo Stargate (Tor Hermansen & Mikkel Eriksen) at the 22nd annual ASCAP Rhythm & ...

  40. Music & Advertising: Breaking Acts Into Spots

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT How little known U.S. acts or international acts are put into commercials was tackled at Thursday's concluding panel at Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference in New York. Tips on breaking in? Panelists' ...

  41. Music & Advertising Keynote: Translation's Steve Stoute

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Translation Agency's Steve Stoute helped kick-off Billboard and Adweek's inaugural Music & Advertising conference Thursday with the first keynote interview. Stout - whose played a role in bringing together artists and brands like ...

  42. EU Commissioner Welcomes Pan-European Progress

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Neelie Kroes, European commissioner for competition, has welcomed progress towards pan-European digital licensing solutions, including agreement by French collecting society SACEM that it will cooperate on such arrangements. The antitrust issue wa ...

  43. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  44. Colbie Caillat, UMPG Win Big At BMI Pop Awards

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The songwriter of the year award at the 57th annual BMI Pop Awards resulted in a record-breaking, eight-way tie between Colbie Caillat, Polow Da Don, T-Pain, Alan Chang, Matchbox Twenty's Paul Doucette and Brian Yale, Chris Brown, and Maroon ...

  45. Project Playlist Acquires Total Music

    May 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Total Music lives once again. Embattled online playlist service Project Playlist has acquired the assets and employees of the defunct music platform, which it plans to use to offer streaming music and music downloads. The deal was announced via a ...

  46. KPM Music, ITN Source Partner For Services

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT KPM Music and ITN Source have entered into an exclusive online partnership to provide one-stop footage and music services to commercial media clients. KPM Music is an EMI Music Publishing-owned digital supplier of production music, and ITN Source ...

  47. Publishers Quarterly: EMI Makes Lyrics A Big Business

    May 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The apparel company Lyric Culture has its offices in a three-story house in West Hollywood, just stumbling distance from famous Sunset Strip music haunts like the Whisky a Go Go and the KeyClub. The location is a little trendy and a whole lot rock ...

  48. EMI, Sony/ATV Win Big At ASCAP Pop Music Awards

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Stargate's Mikkel Eriksen and Tor Hermansen were named the songwriter of the year at the 26th Annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards, held tonight (April 22) at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel in Hollywood. "Bleeding Love," written by Jesse ...

  49. Coldplay, Duffy Up For Three Ivor Novellos

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, pop singer Duffy and alt-rock act the Ting Tings are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters and composers, alongside a largely unknown self-published musician, Nick Hemming. The 54th edition of the Ivors, covering ...

  50. EMI Music Publishing Targets European Growth

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing CEO and chairman Roger Faxon has expanded the roles of key executives in an effort to drive revenue growth across Europe. The shake-up follows the departure of Peter Ende from his role as president and CEO of EMI Music Publish ...

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