Economy of Germany

  1. Kenny Chesney Inks Tour Deal With TMG/AEG Live

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT TMG/AEG Live has nailed down a multiyear tour deal with stadium-level country artist Kenny Chesney that could stretch into 2013, Billboard has learned. Through the agreement, which begins in 2009, TMG/AEG Live snares one of the industry's mos ...

  2. T-Mobile Looks Abroad For 'Street Gig' Concept

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Germany-based wireless carrier T-Mobile International says it is examining ways to develop its intimate "Street Gigs" concept on a broader scale. The "invitation-only" ticketed T-Mobile Street Gigs are designed to be compact, a ...

  3. IDJ, Flycell Partner For Mobile Service

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has launched the first-ever label-centric mobile subscription service in a deal with mobile and online media company Flycell. IDJ Mobile will offer subscribers exclusive online and mobile content, including ringtones, gr ...

  4. MBO at U.K. Distributor Pinnacle

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Senior management at leading U.K. independent distributor/exporter Windsong/Pinnacle has completed a buyout from its parent company Arvato Services, a subsidiary of German media giant Bertelsmann. The management buyout (MBO) of the company -- base ...

  5. Billboard, AEG Align For 2008 Awards Show

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Billboard will unveil a new music awards show in 2008, produced in collaboration with AEG Live, the live entertainment division of Los Angeles-based promotion giant AEG. The partnership is a result of the recently formed exclusive strategic allian ...

  6. AEG, Grit Rock Rodeo Partner

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sports and entertainment presenter AEG has acquired an interest in Grit Rock Rodeo, which operates the Wrangler ProRodeo Tour and the World's Toughest Rodeo. Under the new partnership, AEG Events and Media, a live division of Los Angeles-base ...

  7. AEG Live Opens Minneapolis Office

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG Live, the concert promotion arm of Los Angeles-based AEG, has announced the opening of a new regional office in Minneapolis, to be headed by former OCESA Presents senior talent buyer Brad Saks. He reports directly to Larry Vallon, senior VP of ...

  8. AEG Launches Swedish Arm

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Concert-promotion giant AEG Live has opened an office in Stockholm to cover Sweden's live-music sector. The new unit, AEG Live Sweden, is headed by managing director David Maloney, reporting to London-based AEG Live Europe managing director R ...

  9. German Downloads Set To Soar

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Revenues from music downloads are expected to jump 25% to €60 million ($83.7 million) in 2007, according to data disclosed by Berlin-based economics, telecommunications and new-media research firm BITKOM at the Popkomm trade fair. This would repre ...

  10. Carro Rises At Bertelsmann's Direct Group

    September 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann has appointed Fernando Carro as CEO of its Direct Group as part of a reorganization of the division, which comprises book clubs, music clubs and e-commerce. Carro, who has held executive positions at Direct Group -- including MD at the ...

  11. AEG Names Messick Exec VP

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT AEG has named Andrew Messick executive VP of marketing and international. He will be based in the company's Los Angeles headquarters and report to AEG president/CEO Tim Leiweke. In his new role, Messick will manage a number of specific busine ...

  12. Billboard, AEG Live Team For Events

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In an exclusive alliance, Billboard is teaming up with AEG Live to expand existing Billboard-branded live events and create new concerts, festivals and televised awards shows around the world. Los Angeles-based AEG Live, the producer and promoter ...

  13. One Reel Links With AEG For Bumbershoot Fest

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bumbershoot festival producers One Reel have linked with AEG Live in a move that will boost talent buying and sponsorship resources for the long-running Seattle event, Billboard.biz has learned. The five-year deal is similar to those AEG has reach ...

  14. Siemens, BDT Team On China Mobile Download Service

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Beijing Digital Telecom (BDT), China's largest retailer of mobile handsets, and Munich-based Siemens Networks are set to launch what they claim is the territory's first DRM-protected mobile-based music download service. BDT and Siemens s ...

  15. AEG Live To Operate Royal Oak Music Theatre

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live announced today (Jan. 26) that it has finalized a deal to assume booking and operation responsibilities of the 1,700-capacity Royal Oak Music Theatre in Royal Oak, Mich. (a suburb of Detriot). The long-term deal is a partnership between L ...

  16. Waits Settles Opel Ads Dispute

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gravel-voiced singer-songwriter Tom Waits has settled his lawsuit against German carmaker Adam Opel AG and its advertising agency McCann for using a sound-alike in a series of TV commercials. Waits will donate his net settlement proceeds to an unn ...

  17. Bertelsmann Opens In The Far East

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German media giant Bertelsmann is to establish its fourth international office, in the Chinese capital of Beijing. In a statement issued Dec. 8, Bertelsmann said the Beijing office would cultivate relations with government agencies and provide ove ...

  18. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  19. Partial Settlement Reached Over Digital Royalty Rates

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Groups agree on rates for mobile and online uses. A partial settlement over publishers' royalty rates for digital uses was reached today (Sept. 29) as U.K. Copyright Tribunal proceeding were scheduled to begin in London. British labels' ...

  20. Universal Germany Preps Vybemobile Launch

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany and E-Plus, the German mobile arm of Dutch telecoms group KPN, will on Oct. 2 launch Vybemobile, described as Germany's first combined "phone and music" brand targeted at mobil Universal Music Germany and E-P ...

  21. AEG, DEAG Forge JV For Germany

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT AEG: Deal essentially a joint-venture. AEG: Deal essentially a joint-venture. News ...

  22. Bertelsmann Completes GBL Buyback

    July 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG said today (July 4) that it has finalized its ($5.7 billion) buyback of Groupe Bruxelles Lambert's 25.1% stake. German media giant Bertelsmann AG said today (July 4) that it has finalized its ($5.7 billion) b ...

  23. BMG Publishing Names Kling Film & TV VP

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Most recently with FirstCom, a BMG library. BMG Music Publishing North America has named Sam Kling VP Film & TV. He will oversee the film/TV synchronization departments of BMG Songs/Zomba Music Publishing and FirstCom, one of BMG's produc ...

  24. On The Road

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Waddell's column. It appears that Randy Phillips is about to re-up as CEO of international promoter/producer AEG Live. Read Ray Wadd ...

  25. Bertelsmann Would Buy Out GBL At 'Reasonable Price'

    May 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG has said it is prepared to buy back the 25.1% stake owned by Groupe Bruxelles Lambert at a "reasonable price." German media giant Bertelsmann AG has said it is prepared to buy back the 25.1% stake owned ...

  26. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG, Europe's biggest media company, may become publicly traded for the first time as Belgium's Groupe Bruxelles Lambert SA prepares to sell its 25% stake. Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepar ...

  27. Bertelsmann 'Prepared For IPO'

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan. 27) that it was prepared for a possible share offering after a minority shareholder said it would exercise its right to request an initial public offeri Sony BMG parent Bertelsmann AG said today (Jan ...

  28. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  29. Waits Wins Spanish Appeal On Ad Sound-Alike Case

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought against car manufacturer Volkswagen-Audi and production firm Tandem Campany Guasch. Tom Waits has won a landmark legal intellectual property case in Spain brought again ...

  30. EMI Rolls Out 200,000 Songs For T-Mobile

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music has concluded a pan-European deal to make more than 200,000 of its tracks available to international mobile-phone carrier T-Mobile's 60 million-plus customers. EMI Music has concluded a pan-European deal to make more than 200,000 of ...

  31. Panel: Euro Indies Missing Out In Mobile Biz

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent labels could lose out on the burgeoning mobile-music business unless international wireless carriers devote more attention to their repertoire, industry executives heard last nigh Europe's independent labels could lo ...

  32. Credit Suisse To Sponsor The O2

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First partner for AEG-operated London venue. First partner for AEG-operated London venue. News ...

  33. AEG Names Head Of Urban Touring

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with Atlanta Worldwide Touring, has joined AEG Live as head of urban touring, Billboard.biz has learned. Sharp will continue to be based in Atlanta, and will ove Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with At ...

  34. Brit Hall Of Fame In The Works

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BPI, AEG in talks on exhibition at 'The O2.' BPI, AEG in talks on exhibition at 'The O2.' News ...

  35. Universal Music Germany Appoints CFO

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president and CEO Frank Briegmann. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Ba ...

  36. New CFO At Universal Germany

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bogdanski joins from VG Media. Universal Music Germany has appointed Tonio Bogdanski as CFO, effective May 16. Based in Berlin, he reports to the company's president/CEO Frank Briegmann. Bogdanski will be responsible for finance, administrati ...

  37. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  38. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  39. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  40. AEG-TV Events To Get DiscLive CDs

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD specialist DiscLive, has inked a deal to produce collectible CDs for AEG-TV, a creator and distributor of pay-per-view TV programming and cinema premieres Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD ...

  41. U.K. Vet Hallett Joins AEG Live

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. Veteran U.K. promoter Rob Hallett has been named senior VP of international for AEG Live, Billboard.biz has learned. Hallett joins AEG Live from the Mean Fiddler Group, where he was head of music and board directo ...

  42. HOB Concerts Sale Heating Up

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. News ...

  43. NBC Uni In Marketing Deal With Volkswagen

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on Jan. 13 said it has signed a multi-year global marketing deal with Volkswagen, Europe's largest automaker. NEW YORK (Reuters) -- General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal media group on ...

  44. OD2 Opens For Biz In Eastern Europe

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based OD2, the Loudeye Corp.-owned digital music service provider, has expanded its international portfolio with the launch of Zabavaj.se, a new online music store in Slovenia. London-based OD2, the Loudeye Corp.-owned digital music service ...

  45. OD2 Opens For Biz In Eastern Europe

    December 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based OD2, the Loudeye Corp.-owned digital music service provider, has expanded its international portfolio with the launch of Zabavaj.se, a new online music store in Slovenia. London-based OD2, the Loudeye Corp.-owned digital music service ...

  46. Germany's Phonoline Shifts Power To T-Online

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribution platform from Deutsche Telekom's T-Com division to its T-Online subsidiary. The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribut ...

  47. On The Road

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours difficult. Read Ray Waddell's column. Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours diffic ...

  48. Edel Unveils New Management Structure

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent record label edel music has restructured its executive team with the elevation of two key staffers. Gabi Grube has been promoted to CFO and Timo Steinberg is upped to COO. Hamburg-based independent record label edel music ...

  49. Xingtone Gets Financing From Siemens

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Funds will aid development, growth. Xingtone, a controversial player in the rapidly emerging ringtone industry, just got a shot in the arm. The Los Angeles-based company secured a first round of institutional financing yesterday (June 8) from Siem ...

  50. Def Jam, AG Interactive Goin' Mobile

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New unit to develop digital content for cell phones. Russell Simmons and Def Jam Records are launching a mobile-entertainment unit through a partnership with AG Interactive, the new-media subsidiary of American Greetings. Under the deal, Def Jam a ...

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