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  1. Former Vivendi CFO Under Investigation

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Insider trading, share-price fixing alleged. Insider trading, share-price fixing alleged. News ...

  2. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move follows consumer complaints. Move follows consumer complaints. News ...

  3. Japan's Import Ban Gets Green Light

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the Lower House of Japan's Diet (parliament) today passed an amendment to the 1972 Copyright Law that gives local labels the right to stop "gray imports" from entering Japan. As expected, the Lower House of Japan's ...

  4. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  5. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  6. MPA: Trade Barriers Hurt Film Biz

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Piracy and other trade barriers is preventing the American film business from reaping the full multibillion-dollar potential of the product it distributes overseas, according to a report by the Motion LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Piracy and o ...

  7. Blair: Clear Channel Starts Strong In 2004

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm William Blair & Co. shows Clear Channel Communications posting a solid financial performance early in 2004. In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm Willi ...

  8. Blair: Clear Channel Starts Strong In 2004

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm William Blair & Co. shows Clear Channel Communications posting a solid financial performance early in 2004. In an analysis prepared for investors, financial services firm Willi ...

  9. Internet Music Copyright Rules Worry EU

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has warned societies which collect royalties on behalf of musicians that they may be breaking competition rules by extending their national monopolies into the world of the Int The European Commission has warned societies w ...

  10. Moody's Changes Outlook On EMI

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ratings agency Moody's Investors Service has downgraded its outlook on EMI Group to negative from stable but did not change the company's rating. The New York-based agency says it is concerned by EMI' Ratings agency Moody's Inv ...

  11. Warner Benelux MD Slendebroek To Exit

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Albert Slendebroek, managing director of Warner Music Benelux, announced today (April 1) that he will leave the company in May. Albert Slendebroek, managing director of Warner Music Benelux, announced today (April 1) that he will leave the company ...

  12. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  13. Hollywood Entertainment Agrees to Buyout

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a management-led buyout group will acquire the company for about $890 million, taking the No. 2 U.S. video-rental chain private even as its top competitor prepares f Hollywood Entertainment Corp. says a managemen ...

  14. Moody's Downgrades Bowie Bonds

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie's back catalog have been hit by a ratings downgrade from Moody's Investors Service. The bonds backed by publishing and recording rights on singer David Bowie' ...

  15. U.K. Firm Launches Online Music Payment System

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment system for the music industry. NEW YORK--The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment sy ...

  16. Tower Reorganization Gets Court Approval

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records' reorganization plan was approved today (March 15) by a bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., making the retailer's stay in Chapter 11 the shortest by a music-related company in more tha Tower Records' reorganization p ...

  17. Tower Reorganization Gets Court Approval

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records' reorganization plan was approved today (March 15) by a bankruptcy court in Wilmington, Del., making the retailer's stay in Chapter 11 the shortest by a music-related company in more tha Tower Records' reorganization p ...

  18. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. NEW YORK--Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. The state ...

  19. Source: Comcast Won't Meet Disney Price

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. Disney says bid represented 15% discount on its stock. News ...

  20. Bankruptcy Court OK's Initial Tower Motions

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., approved most of Tower Records' first-day motions today (Feb. 10), including the ability to pay pre- and post-petition debt. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., approved most of Tower ...

  21. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  22. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  23. Retail Track

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . News ...

  24. Retail Track

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . News ...

  25. Retail Track

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . Tower Records is heading towards a rare "pre-packaged" Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of February . News ...

  26. Update: Tower Turns To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankruptcy court within the next week, the first motions it files are expected to be one that will convert bondholders into majority owners of the chain and on When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankr ...

  27. RealNetworks Introduces Pre-paid Cards

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card business. In an effort to drive use of its subscription service among consumers who do not have credit cards, the company is selling RealRhapsody-branded RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card ...

  28. RealNetworks Introduces Pre-paid Cards

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card business. In an effort to drive use of its subscription service among consumers who do not have credit cards, the company is selling RealRhapsody-branded RealNetworks is getting into the pre-paid card ...

  29. Picture This

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST DVD revenue will play a large role in upcoming contract negotiations for the Writers Guild of America. DVD revenue will play a large role in upcoming contract negotiations for the Writers Guild of America. News ...

  30. The Orchard Artists To Get Insurance

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST Orchard Global Media Group says its will offer insurance to artists through a new partnership with Working Today's Freelancers Union, a New York non-profit group that provides independent workers with Orchard Global Media Group says its will ...

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