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  1. Bubbling Under: Sam and the Womp's U.K. No. 1 'Bom Bom' Hits Stateside

    November 30, 2012 6:29 PM EST Each Friday, Billboard presents "Bubbling Under," a weekly look at new and noteworthy acts making their way toward Billboard chart success. Up this week: Sam and the Womp, IAmDynamite, the Henningsens and Benjamin Francis Leftwich. Sam a ...

  2. EMI Reports Fiscal Year Loss Due to Writedown

    August 07, 2012 5:30 PM EDT Music company EMI recorded a pre-tax loss of £349 million ($546 million) for the fiscal year ending March 31, down from the year before due to a writedown, the Guardian reported , citing an internal company memo. The £372 million ($582 million) ch ...

  3. Universal Music to Submit Divestment Package Within 24 Hours; May Offer to Sell Virgin, EMI Classics in Certain Territories

    July 16, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Within the next 24 hours, the Universal Music Group will submit a package of assets it expects to sell beyond the publishing assets (including the Koch and Brentwood Benson Christian catalogs) already announced earlier this year. According to mult ...

  4. VH1's Rick Krim, MTV's Amy Doyle Honored at UJA Luncheon by Pink, Rob Thomas, Judy McGrath, Van Toffler, Many More

    July 13, 2012 3:30 PM EDT (L-R): Clear Channel's John Sykes, VH1 EVP Rick Krim, Universal Republic/Island Def Jam's Barry Weiss, MTV EVP Amy Doyle, and Glassnote founder Daniel Glass. (Photo: Michael Priest) The music business has more than its share of industry- ...

  5. Mike Smith Named Mercury UK President of Music

    July 12, 2012 9:25 AM EDT Mike Smith, the former managing director of Columbia Records U.K., has been appointed president of music at Mercury Records U.K. Reporting to Mercury Records U.K. President Jason ILey, Smith takes up his new role September 10, having stepped down ...

  6. Universal-EMI Merger: European Commision's Statement of Objections Leak (Report)

    July 03, 2012 12:15 PM EDT As the music industry anxiously awaits whether or not Universal Music Group's purchase of EMI Music will be approved by European and U.S. regulators, the media is in overdrive reporting every twist and turn of the labyrinth process as if it w ...

  7. Updated: Sony-Led Group Closes Purchase of EMI Music Publishing

    June 29, 2012 10:54 AM EDT The Sony Corp. of America led investor consortium completed its acquisition of EMI Music Publishing today, just hours after the Federal Trade Commission issued a statement saying it closed its antitrust investigation of the $2.2 billion deal -- wh ...

  8. Exclusive: Beggars Group's Martin Mills On Testifying at Senate Universal-EMI Hearing

    June 20, 2012 8:05 AM EDT In the back stairwell of a crowded Webster Hall amidst the bustling relaunched New Music Seminar, Billboard.biz caught up with Beggars Group Chairman Martin Mills three days before he is due to testify before the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust C ...

  9. Mike Smith Steps Down As Managing Director Columbia Records U.K.

    April 24, 2012 9:36 AM EDT Mike Smith has stepped down as managing director of Columbia Records U.K. with immediate effect. No reason has been given for his departure from the label, which was announced by Nick Gatfield, Chairman and CEO Sony Music this morning (April. 24). ...

  10. You Me At Six, EMI License First Original Song For A Rollercoaster

    March 06, 2012 2:23 PM EST You Me At Six, who composed a song for the Swarm rollercoaster, featured on the Thorpe Park homepage. EMI Music has licensed what it claims is the world's first dedicated rollercoaster soundtrack. EMI/Virgin Records rock band You Me At Six ha ...

  11. Photos: EMI's Jon Platt Honored @ SESAC's Pre-Grammy Brunch

    February 15, 2012 2:54 PM EST (L-R): SESAC's Senior Vice President Trevor Gale, EMI Publishing's President Jon Platt and Bryan-Michael Cox. (Photo: Johnny Nunez) Jon Platt, president, North America Creative at EMI Publishing and a member of Billboard's Power 100 ...

  12. Backbeat: Rihanna, Deadmau5 Play Roc Nation/Three Six Zero Grammy Afterparty; Execs Get Down

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST Singer Rihanna performs at the Three Six Zero Group's & Roc Nation Grammy afterparty charity concert benefitting Children's Hospital of Los Angeles at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Feb. 12, 2012. ( Photo: Arnold Turner) Rihanna kept ...

  13. Sony Corp. USA To own 38% of EMI Music Publishing, No Official Word on Staffing

    November 11, 2011 8:46 PM EST Sony Corp. USA will own 38% of EMI Music Publishing and provide management oversight for the EMI music publishing operations. That's the word from Rob Wiesenthal, the executive VP/CFO at Sony Corporation of America. "We are providing ope ...

  14. EMI Signs Licensing Deal for MXP4's Facebook Games

    July 13, 2011 5:01 PM EDT MXP4's new Bopler Games, launched in beta Wednesday on Facebook, features music from EMI Music and EMI Publishing that's part of a global licensing agreement between the companies. The deal marks the first time a Facebook app developer h ...

  15. Jay-Z Loses Round in Legal Fight Over 'Big Pimpin' Sample

    May 05, 2011 6:30 PM EDT Jay-Z is facing a lawsuit over claims that the mogul's mega-hit song "Big Pimpin" violates the "moral rights" of heirs of a 1960s Egyptian film composer. In a decision on Tuesday, a California federal judge ruled that the ...

  16. simfy, German Music Streaming Service, Signs Licensing Deal For EMI's Music

    January 25, 2011 12:00 AM EST After nine months of negotiations, the Cologne-based online music service simfy has signed a licensing contract with CELAS. The contract allows simfy until the end of 2011 to offer its German, Austrian and Swiss users EMI Music Publishing's A ...

  17. Music Industry Working on Global Copyright Database

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST The music industry is working to create a global repertoire database to make it easier and faster for new online music services to come to market. [As mentioned in Billboard.biz's MIDEM preview .] The industry estimates that 100 million euros ...

  18. EMI Pub Australia MD John Anderson To Depart

    July 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing Australia’s long-time managing director John Anderson is leaving the company, Billboard.biz can reveal. Anderson, a 34-year stalwart with the music publisher, will leave the company this August. His successor is EMI Music Publ ...

  19. Closure Of Benelux EMI Publishing Offices Confirmed

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing will close its office in the Netherlands June 30 with the Belgium arm of the company set to shut June 14, Arjen Witte , managing director, EMI Publishing, Netherlands, has confirmed to Billboard.biz. A total of 16 employees -- ...

  20. Sources: EMI Shuttering Belgium, Netherlands Publishing Offices

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing is to close its offices in the Netherlands and Belgium, several well-placed sources have informed Billboard.biz. The news comes amid media speculation that EMI’s publishing arm is planning to cut a number of senior executive p ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Business Matters: EMI, WMG, Radiohead, Guvera, Gibson

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- With the news that Citi has refused to restructure EMI 's debt to the liking of Terra Firma comes a new round of merger speculation. Pali ...

  23. SGAE Signs With eMusic

    June 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Digital music subscription service eMusic has boosted the amount of Latin and Spanish-language music it can play in the European territories where it operates, thanks to an accord announced by Spanish authors and publishers collecting society SGAE ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Report: Terra Firma Considers EMI Cash Injection

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Terra Firma has recently put about £10 millon ($14.8 million) into EMI in order to prevent the major defaulting on its £2.7 billion ($4 billion) Citigroup loan, according to the Wall Street Journal. The report says that Terra Firma may have to inj ...

  26. Billboard Q&A: Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford

    July 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT When barber-cum-producer Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford left his native Des Moines, Iowa, he was only armed with a set of hair clippers. However, more than ten years and one beat machine later, he's crafted soundtracks for artists l ...

  27. Elderton Elected MPA Chair

    June 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT An animated debate on the future of music publishing formed the backdrop for this year's annual general meeting of the U.K.'s Music Publishers Association. The meeting, held Tuesday in central London, kicked off with elections for positi ...

  28. Sony/ATV, GEMA Team For Euro Licensing Breakthrough

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing and German authors rights society GEMA have entered into an agreement to establish a "one-stop" Pan-European licensing framework for mobile and online digital rights. With effect from July 1, the three-year agre ...

  29. Qtrax, EMI Publishing Extend License Deal

    March 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Qtrax has received a major boost. The ad-supported peer-to-peer file sharing service, whose entry to market unravelled in spectacular fashion during the recent MidemNet trade fair, has signed an extension to its digital distribution licensing agre ...

  30. Ghost Signs To EMI Publishing

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Amanda Ghost, co-writer of James Blunt's breakout hit "You're Beautiful", has signed an exclusive worldwide deal with EMI Publishing. Ghost also has co-writing credits on Beyonce and Shakira's Grammy-nominated "Beauti ...

  31. Women Execs, EMI's Platt Take Spotlight At R&B Confab

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The SESAC sponsored "Breaking & Entering" Nov. 30 at Billboard's eighth annual R&B/Hip-Hop Conference was hosted by Gail Mitchell and featured an all-female panel, including entertainment lawyers Denise Brown and Omara Harri ...

  32. EMI Publishing, Mute HQ Relocate

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The London headquarters of EMI Music Publishing and Mute Records are moving house. In mid-September, EMI Publishing will move from its long-time offices on Charing Cross Road to EMI Group's Wrights Lane premises. An EMI insider says the decis ...

  33. EMI Publishing Strikes Artist Deals

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Publishing has expanded its roster of songwriters with three new global agreements, and the extension of an existing worldwide deal. The first new deal is with Jack Splash, the U.S. singer-songwriter who has worked with Alicia Keys and John Le ...

  34. Weller To Exit EMI Publishing Germany

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mike Weller, managing director of EMI Music Publishing Germany in Hamburg since February 2005, will leave the company on April 1, 2007. Prior to joining EMI Publishing, Weller managed Sony/ATV Music Publishing G/S/A and Central Europe for 14 years ...

  35. Universal Spain Appoints Benoit As MD

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Long-time Spain- and France-based music publisher Fabrice Benoit has joined Universal Music Spain as managing director. His appointment comes eight months after the dismissal of Marcelo Castello Branco as president of Universal Music Spain and Por ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Kobalt Fine-Tunes Management Configuration

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure. British-based independent publisher Kobalt Music Group has realigned and expanded its international executive structure. Sas M ...

  39. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing fo ...

  40. Daddy Yankee Strikes EMI Pub Deal

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ex-U.S. pact covers 'Barrio Fino,' catalog. Reggaetón star Daddy Yankee has struck a publishing pact with EMI Music Publishing for the world excluding the United States, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal covers catalog and his hugely s ...

  41. German Ringtones Chart Goes Live

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Europe's second official ringtones charts launched today (May 20) in Germany. Compiled by global trade organization the Mobile Entertainment Forum and auditing giant Deloitte & Touche, the Top 20 Europe's second official ringtone ...

  42. German Ringtones Chart Goes Live

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Europe's second official ringtones charts launched today (May 20) in Germany. Compiled by global trade organization the Mobile Entertainment Forum and auditing giant Deloitte & Touche, the Top 20 Europe's second official ringtone ...

  43. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director. EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director. Moot, who is currently executive VP, A&R, U.K. & Europe, will succeed outgoing chairman/CEO Peter ...

  44. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (April 27). EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (Ap ...

  45. Moot Takes Reigns At EMI Publishing U.K.

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based publishing giant said today (April 27). EMI Music Publishing U.K. has appointed Guy Moot as managing director, the London-based affiliate of the publishing gia ...

  46. Corsi Named Pres Of Italy's FEM

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president of the Italian publishers association Federazione Editori Musicali (FEM). EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president o ...

  47. EMI Publishing Names Senior VP

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has promoted Alan Warner to senior VP of global catalog promotion. Warner, who has been VP of catalog promotion since 1997, is based in L.A. and reports to executive VP of music s EMI Music Publishing has promoted Alan Warner ...