EMI Music Publishing

  1. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  2. 'Challenging Year' Hits EMI's Bottom Line

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On an eventful day for EMI Group plc, the music major has confirmed revenue declines at both its recorded music and music publishing divisions, and reported a steep fall in full-year earnings. The group's preliminary results, which cover the ...

  3. EMI Backs Terra Firma Bid

    May 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group has recommended its investors accept a cash offer for the company from European private equity firm Terra Firma, for 265 pence per share. The sum, offered through Maltby, a newly-incorporated company formed by Terra Firma, values the mus ...

  4. Fliptrack Adds 225,000 Tracks Via APM Deal

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT APM Music, a production music library joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing, has licensed its catalog to photo and video mashup service Fliptrack. The deal adds about 225,000 tracks to the service -- which allows user ...

  5. EMI Music Publishing, DDB Chicago Form Alliance

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has teamed up with ad agency DDB Chicago to promote the publisher's branding ideas and songs to marketers. "This partnership with DDB demonstrates our move beyond the licensing of songs into a new core strategy of cr ...

  6. NMPA Board Shifts Seats

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With changes at the helm of three major publishers over the last four months, membership on the board of the National Music Publishers' Assn. (NMPA) is also shifting. NMPA board members have voted to fill three vacant seats. Marty Bandier, So ...

  7. EMI Music Pub Ups McCarroll

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has promoted Dan McCarroll to senior VP and head of the east coast creative department. He was previously VP of the west coast office. McCarroll, who has already relocated from Los Angeles to New York City, will be responsible ...

  8. Indie911 Partners With APM Music

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Online social network Indie911.com has partnered with APM Music, a joint venture between EMI Music Publishing and BMG Music Publishing, to provide access to independent and unsigned content for television, films and video game companies. Any reven ...

  9. Ivors Nominations Unveiled

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John collects multiple nominations for the coveted Ivor Novello Awards, to be held May 24 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. John's teamwork with the Scissor Sisters' on the track "I Don't Feel Like Dancin'& ...

  10. Former Spiralfrog Execs Launch Ad Consulting Group

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two former executives from the Spiralfrog ad-supported music service have launched an advertising consulting group focused on digital media opportunities. The company, Rebel Digital, was created by former Spiralfrog CEO Robin Kent and chief sales ...

  11. EMI Music Revenues Shrink By 15%

    April 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Against a backdrop of "very challenging" market trends, EMI Group Plc is forecasting a 15% contraction in revenues from its recorded music division. In a trading update delivered this morning to the London Stock Exchange, the British-bas ...

  12. Sony/ATV Acquires Leiber And Stoller

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music has acquired one of the most sought-after publishing catalogs, the songs of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. Leiber and Stoller wrote, arranged and produced some of the most memorable songs in American music, including Elvis Presley&# ...

  13. Guitar Hero Team Adds Partners For Rock Band

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The developers behind hit interactive game "Guitar Hero" are launching a new franchise called "Rock Band" that targets virtual singers, bass players and drummers, as well as axemen. The game was created by Harmonix, a unit of V ...

  14. Publishers Sue XM Satellite Radio

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A group of music publishers sued XM Satellite Radio over the XM + MP3 service late today (March 22). EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Sony/ATV Music and Famous Music claim they want to "put an end to the pervasive and willful copy ...

  15. Phillips Out At Warner U.K.

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K.'s long-time chairman Nick Phillips will leave the company today to "pursue new opportunities." At midday today, Warner Music International confirming the departure by way of a brief note issued to the media. " ...

  16. ASCAP Elects Board Members

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Results are in for the ASCAP board of directors biennial election. Beginning a two-year term on April 1 are 12 writers and 12 publishers. The writer directors are: lyricist Marilyn Bergman; composer Charles Bernstein; composer Bruce Broughton; lyr ...

  17. Flax To Exit EMI Music Publishing

    March 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Robert Flax, EMI Music Publishing vice chairman, will be leaving the publisher on March 31. Flax was named vice chairman last August, a new position created for him by then co-CEOs Marty Bandier and Roger Faxon. Previously, he was president of U.S ...

  18. Faxon Takes Top Role At EMI Publishing

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Roger Faxon has taken the reins at EMI Music Publishing, parent company EMI Group confirmed this morning. With immediate effect, Faxon becomes chairman/CEO of the music publishing giant, succeeding outgoing long-time chief Martin Bandier, who rece ...

  19. EMI Music Pub Eyes Gamers

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mobile game distribution firm Player X is teaming with game developer Hollywood Gaming and EMI Music Publishing to create the "Lyric EMI" game. The game features a "hangman" style theme where players attempt to fill in the lyri ...

  20. Bandier Lands Atop Sony/ATV

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marty Bandier will be running Sony/ATV Music Publishing after he exits EMI Music Publishing, the company he helped build over the last 18 years into the world's largest publisher. According to sources close to the situation, Bandier will beco ...

  21. EMI Stock Falls After Profit Revision

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc's share price plummeted today following the company's disclosure that revenues in its recorded music division are expected to be 15% down for the financial year that ends on March 31. By mid-afternoon in London, EMI's ...

  22. Q&A: EMI Music Publishing's Roger Faxon and Clark Miller

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST During MIDEMNet in Cannes, France, industry newcomers and veterans had the rare opportunity to hear points of view from very experienced executives running the world's largest music publisher. EMI Music Publishing's Roger Faxon, presiden ...

  23. CISAC Organzies 'Copyright Summit'

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French crooner Charles Aznavour, English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, film-maker Michael Apted, British Telecom CEO Ben Verwaayen, and EMI Music Publishing president Roger Faxon will take part in a two-day 'Copyright Summit' in Brussel ...

  24. SACEM, SGAE Form Venture For Pan-Euro Licensing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French and Spanish authors' rights societies are forming a joint venture to offer pan-European publishing licenses to digital and mobile services. SACEM president/CEO Bernard Miyet and SGAE chairman Eduardo Bautista announced their plans toda ...

  25. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  26. MPA, MCPS-PRS Launch Pan-European Digital License

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a significant development which could help shape licensing in the online age, Britain's Music Publisher's Assn. and MCPS-PRS Alliance have launched a one-stop pan-European digital licensing template. The MPA and Alliance used the plat ...

  27. Cecillon, Hanson Rise At EMI Music

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST The restructuring of EMI Group has begun, following the Jan. 12 departure of EMI Music chairman/CEO Alain Levy and vice-chairman David Munns. In the first visible signs of EMI's post-Levy structure, EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO J ...

  28. UMG Promotes David Ellner

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group (UMG) has promoted David Ellner to the newly created position of executive VP for global digital initiatives. Based in UMG's New York headquarters, Ellner reports to the company's executive committee, which is chair ...

  29. SpiralFrog, BMI Sign Licensing Deal

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMI has completed a licensing agreement with SpiralFrog, an advertising-based download service expected to launch in the U.S. in early 2007. The deal will give SpiralFrog the right to publicly perform more than 6.5 million songs represented by BMI ...

  30. EC To Probe Universal Takeover Of BMG

    December 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission confirmed Friday (Dec. 8) that it will open an in-depth investigation into Universal Music Group's planned takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "The Commission's initial market investigation indicates that the p ...

  31. Gracenote Completes Licenses With Major Publishers

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gracenote has added Warner/Chappell Music and EMI Music Publishing to its song lyrics database, completing licenses with all five major music publishers. It also finalized deals with independent publishers ABKCO Music, the Bob Dylan Music Company, ...

  32. EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission will open an in-depth investigation into Universal Music Group's planned takeover of BMG Music Publishing, inside sources confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Nov. 29). The four-month, second stage review of the acquisiti ...

  33. EMI Inks Publishing Deal With Take That Duo

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal. Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publis EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That s ...

  34. EMI Inks Publishing Deal With Take That Duo

    November 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That singer/songwriters Howard Donald and Jason Orange to a long-term exclusive publishing deal. Brokered by Take That's manager Jonathan Wild and EMI Music Publis EMI Music Publishing has inked Take That s ...

  35. Qtrax Signs Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has signed a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North American mechanical rights to the publisher's repertoire. EMI Music P ...

  36. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  37. Qtrax, Universal Music Publishing Sign Agreement

    November 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal covers North American mechanical rights to pub's roster. Ad-supported peer-to-peer network Qtrax, a division of Brilliant Technologies, has entered into a licensing agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group. The deal covers North A ...

  38. EMI Group Feels Pinch From Brazil Fraud

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST H1 revenue, profit down. EMI Group today (Nov. 15) posted a sharp decline in operating profit and revenue as the London-based firm felt the impact of a "one off" accounting fraud at its Brazilian arm. The major music company reported rev ...

  39. EMI Group Feels Pinch From Brazil Fraud

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group today (Nov. 15) posted a sharp decline in operating profit and revenue as the London-based firm felt the impact of a "one off" accounting fraud at its Brazilian arm. EMI Group today (Nov. 15) posted a sharp decline in operating ...

  40. EMI Music Pub, Current TV Ink Deal

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Network will have access to publisher's songs. EMI Music Publishing has struck a deal with Current TV, the cable and satellite network founded by former vice president Al Gore and Joel Hyatt, to integrate EMI's repertoire with the networ ...

  41. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Equity stake in new venture among exec's options. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. Dur ...

  42. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI M ...

  43. Bandier Officially Resigns From EMI Music Pub

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Marty Bandier formally announced his resignation this morning (Oct. 30). He told about 40 of the publisher's worldwide executives, gathered for a meeting in New Yo EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Mart ...

  44. Bandier Officially Resigns From EMI Music Pub

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Marty Bandier formally announced his resignation this morning (Oct. 30). He told about 40 of the publisher's worldwide executives, gathered for a meeting in New Yo EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Mart ...

  45. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Service allows indies to handle mobile services. Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). It is an offshoot of a generic pla ...

  46. New Startxt Mobile Service Shines For Indie Labels

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent labels launch direct-to-consumer mobile-music services, goes live today (Oct. 26). Startxt Label, a new Web-based technology designed for helping small independent la ...

  47. Rich, James, Rutherford Top ASCAP Country Honors

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Brett James, Rivers Rutherford and SONY/ATV Music Publishing were among the top honorees at the 2006 ASCAP Country Music Awards, held Oct. 23 in Nashville. Legendary songwriter Jimmy Webb, John Rich, Bre ...

  48. Diddy, EMI Music Pub Signs New Deal

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Covers writers signed to Bad Boy Music Publishing. Sean "Diddy" Combs has signed a new long-term agreement with EMI Music Publishing covering his songwriting and that of writers signed to his Bad Boy Music Publishing. Since Diddy first s ...

  49. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 11. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. The singer-songwriter was a ...

  50. Yusuf Islam Wins Big At ASCAP London Awards

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in the '60s and '70s as Cat Stevens, was named songwriter of the year for the second successive time at the ASCAP Awards tonight (Oct. 11) in London. Yusuf Islam, the artist who rose to fame in th ...

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