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  1. Vivendi Requests Commission Clear BMG Takeover

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST If approved publishing unit will have 22% market share. Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Publishing Group, Friday (Nov. 3) formally asked the Commission to clear its €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "We have ...

  2. CBS Radio Settles Payola Allegations

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to pay $2 million. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Thursday (Oct. 19) revealed a settlement with CBS Radio, Inc. in his office's ongoing investigations into payola in the music business. Under the terms of the settlement ...

  3. Radiohead Re-Ups With Warner/Chappell

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music U.K. said today (Sept. 12) it has extended its worldwide music publishing agreement with alternative British rock act Radiohead. Warner/Chappell has administered the rights to th Warner/Chappell Music U.K. said today (Sept. 1 ...

  4. Impala Warns It Will Fight BMG Publishing Sale

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 billion sale of its music publishing wing to Vivendi. Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 b ...

  5. Klein Splits With EMI

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Exec recruited to drive digital opportunities. Adam Klein, the executive tasked with defining EMI's global digital course, has split with the company. London-based Klein joined EMI in November 2004 as executive VP of strategy and business dev ...

  6. Klein Splits With EMI

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Adam Klein, the executive tasked with defining EMI's global digital course, has split with the company. Adam Klein, the executive tasked with defining EMI's global digital course, has split with the company. London-based Klein joined EMI ...

  7. The Firm Launches Record Label

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based management company The Firm is launching a new record label to be distributed by EMI in the United States. EMI has made an investment in the label, in return for the U.S. physical an Los Angeles-based management company The Firm ...

  8. EMI Profits Surge

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strong digital sales and a big year for Coldplay and Gorillaz helped EMI post an increase in profits and revenues for its fiscal year ended March 31. Full year revenues increased 3.9% to £2.08 billio Strong digital sales and a big year for Coldpla ...

  9. EMI Profits Surge

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strong digital sales and a big year for Coldplay and Gorillaz helped EMI post an increase in profits and revenues for its fiscal year ended March 31. Full year revenues increased 3.9% to £2.08 billio Strong digital sales and a big year for Coldpla ...

  10. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Music Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has renewed contracts with the world's four largest music companies to sell songs through its iTunes Music Store, after blocking their attempts to end iTunes' flat-rate pricing scheme, Apple Computer has renewed contracts ...

  11. MCA Philippines Appoints MD Ilacad

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director of Universal Music Group affiliate MCA Music Inc. Philippines, effective May 2. He was previously MD of Warner Music Philippines and has also held positio Ricky Ilacad has been named managing director ...

  12. Spitzer Spawns Scrutiny

    January 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST The major labels' use of "most favored nation" (MFN) clauses in deals with download and subscription retailers are receiving increased industry scrutiny in the wake of New York State Attorney General The major labels’ use of “most f ...

  13. Unger-Hamilton Appointed Virgin U.K. MD

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-Hamilton has been hired to fill the vacant role as managing director of Virgin Records U.K., with effect from Jan. 13. He succeeds the former Virgin U.K. Veteran Universal Music executive Ferdy Unger-H ...

  14. Nichols, Harrington Launch Pub Firm This Music

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Top Music Row songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie Harrington are launching a publishing company, to be called This Music. The new firm is a joint venture with publishing giant Warner/Chappell Music. Top Music Row songwriters Tim Nichols and Connie ...

  15. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  16. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  17. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) ...

  18. Apple Corps Sues EMI Over Beatles Royalties

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Beatles firm claims $53M. Apple Corps, the Beatles company, has sued EMI for more than £30 million ($52.9 million) in a row over unpaid record royalties for the British band. London-based Apple Corps Ltd. yesterday (Dec. 15) launched proceedings i ...

  19. Robbie 2006 Tour To Visit SA, Europe

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will visit South Africa and take in an extensive stretch across Europe, his record company EMI said today (Nov. 9). British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will ...

  20. Robbie 2006 Tour To Visit SA, Europe

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Durban opens tour April 10. British pop star Robbie Williams' biggest-ever world tour will visit South Africa and take in an extensive stretch across Europe, his record company EMI said today (Nov. 9). The ABSA Stadium in Durban, South Africa ...

  21. Wozencroft Adds Virgin Duties

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft has added stripes as president Virgin Records U.K. Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft has added stripes as president Virgin Records U.K. In this newly-combined position, Wozencroft takes dut ...

  22. Capitol U.K. Pres Wozencroft Combines Virgin Duties

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft has added stripes as president Virgin Records U.K. His appointment to helm Virgin Records follows the departure earlier this year of its former managing Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft ha ...

  23. Capitol U.K. Pres Wozencroft Combines Virgin Duties

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft has added stripes as president Virgin Records U.K. His appointment to helm Virgin Records follows the departure earlier this year of its former managing Capitol Music U.K. president Keith Wozencroft ha ...

  24. Aussie Biz Creates New Prize

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Award inspired by U.K.'s Mercury Prize. The Australian music business has united for the Australian Music Prize (AMP), an honor designed to promote domestic acts. It plans to recognize the most creative Australian album of a calendar year. Wi ...

  25. Robbie Enters 'Intensive Care' Oct. 24

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI is lining up British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album "Intensive Care" for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. The first single, "Tripping," described by Williams on his Web site as "something EMI is lining up ...

  26. Robbie Enters 'Intensive Care' Oct. 24

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI is lining up British pop star Robbie Williams' sixth solo album "Intensive Care" for an Oct. 24 release in Europe. The first single, "Tripping," described by Williams on his Web site as "something EMI is lining up ...

  27. Cops Make Arrest Over Depeche Mode Pre-Release

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to download ahead of its official release date. Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to down ...

  28. Cops Make Arrest Over Depeche Mode Pre-Release

    August 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Precious' at center of Polish download violation. Police have arrested a Polish man alleged to have illegally made a Depeche Mode promo available to download ahead of its official release date. The man is understood to have cracked a se ...

  29. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a &quo ...

  30. Indie Labels Are Seeking Their Fair Share

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defining the independent music sector by label ownership rather than distribution. Don Rose is acting president of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Independence is about spirit. The spirit of entrepreneurship. The spirit of innovation. And ...

  31. Payola Probe Fallout Begins

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer creates some waves as he settled the state's payola probe against Sony BMG Music Entertainment. NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has settled the state's payola probe against Sony ...

  32. Report: File-Sharers Spend More On Digital Music

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Computer users in the United Kingdom who illicitly share music files via the Internet spend more than four times as much on legal downloads than traditional record buyers, a new survey claims. Computer users in the United Kingdom who illicitly sha ...

  33. Report: File-Sharers Spend More On Digital Music

    July 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Computer users in the United Kingdom who illicitly share music files via the Internet spend more than four times as much on legal downloads than traditional record buyers, a new survey claims. Computer users in the United Kingdom who illicitly sha ...

  34. Brit Politicians Prepare to 'Rock the Boat'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music busin ...

  35. Brit Politicians Prepare to 'Rock the Boat'

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music business through a pair of initiatives. A cross-party collective of British politicians have closed the gap between parliament and the music busin ...

  36. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  37. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville ...

  38. Garth Splits With Capitol

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Country vet with label since 1989. In a surprising move, Garth Brooks and Capitol Records Nashville have ended their longtime association. Capitol has been Brooks' only label home since his career began in 1989. Together the artist and label ...

  39. Warner Music Trims Price Of IPO

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trading expected to begin Wednesday. Just hours ahead of the expected pricing of its initial public offering, Warner Music Group is reportedly trimming the price of the deal. Additionally, its investors are said to be scrapping plans to sell some ...

  40. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  41. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  42. Infinity To Sever Ties With Indie Promoters

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Infinity Broadcasting GMs and PDs in all formats were told in a series of regional conference calls that they are to cease communicating with independent promoters. Some have also been instructed to r Infinity Broadcasting GMs and PDs in all forma ...

  43. UMI, MoS Team Up For Compilations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound in various markets. Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from Br ...

  44. Impala Move Could Affect Future Mergers

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger could raise questions for future deals. LONDON -- The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the ...

  45. Kylie's U.K. Tour Expands On Hot Ticket Sales

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue's forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom after more than 100,000 tickets shifted within hours of going on sale yesterday (Oct. 18). Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue& ...

  46. Kylie's U.K. Tour Expands On Hot Ticket Sales

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue's forthcoming tour of the United Kingdom after more than 100,000 tickets shifted within hours of going on sale yesterday (Oct. 18). Additional dates have been confirmed for Kylie Minogue& ...

  47. Power Steps Down From U.K.'s Mean Fiddler

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), as the British company makes a strategic shift toward the download market. Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), ...

  48. Power Steps Down From U.K.'s Mean Fiddler

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), as the British company makes a strategic shift toward the download market. Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), ...

  49. Dutch Fans Pay Tribute to Hazes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 40,000 people on Monday (Sept. 27) gathered for a concert in Amsterdam to honor the late Dutch singer Andre Hazes. Hazes died September 23 of cardiac arrest at the age of 53, having suffe An estimated 40,000 people on Monday (Sept. 27 ...

  50. Dutch Fans Pay Tribute to Hazes

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An estimated 40,000 people on Monday (Sept. 27) gathered for a concert in Amsterdam to honor the late Dutch singer Andre Hazes. Hazes died September 23 of cardiac arrest at the age of 53, having suffe An estimated 40,000 people on Monday (Sept. 27 ...

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