Education

  1. Clarkson, Swift, Maroon 5 Suit Up For 'Gridiron Bash'

    January 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST College football will get the ultimate hype this spring as Kelly Clarkson, ZZ Top, Maroon 5, Dwight Yoakam, Counting Crows, Taylor Swift and Montgomery Gentry, to name a few, perform simultaneously in college stadiums nationwide as part of the ina ...

  2. More RIAA Settlement Letters Hit Campuses

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA sent its 11th wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to university campuses this week. The latest group of letters, intended to alert illegal file-sharers that they've been spotted using campus networks, ...

  3. Peermusic Links With Miami U

    November 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST Peermusic has entered into a worldwide administration agreement with Cat 5 Music Publishing operated by graduate students at the University of Miami's Frost School of Music. Cat 5 is reportedly the first graduate student-run music publishing ...

  4. EMI's Wadsworth Goes Back To School

    November 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI U.K. chairman and CEO Tony Wadsworth has been appointed visiting professor at Newcastle University. Wadsworth will attend the university several times a year to work with students from the International Centre for Music Studies and Newcastle U ...

  5. Queen Guitarist May Named University Chancellor

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Brian May, lead guitarist from rock band Queen who has just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was on Monday named as the next chancellor to Liverpool John Moores University. May, who will take up the role early next year, became an honorary f ...

  6. RIAA's 10th Wave of Letters Hits Colleges

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has sent another wave of pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of major labels to college administrators in connection with illegal music files shared over the university computer networks. The 417 letters went to 16 universities. A ...

  7. Students, ASCAP Members Discuss Piracy

    November 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST ASCAP and i-SAFE held a special school assembly yesterday in Washington, D.C., to discuss the impact of music piracy with middle-school students. Songwriters Wynter Gordon ("Gonna Breakthrough") and Bill Danoff ("Afternoon Delight,& ...

  8. RIAA Sends New Wave Of Pre-Litigation Letters

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The ninth wave of pre-litigation letters has been sent by the RIAA to administrators at 19 universities. The letters are part of the ongoing campaign to offer those using university networks to illegally share music to settle claims before they ar ...

  9. RIAA Sends Another Wave Of Settlement Letters

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent a new wave of 403 pre-litigation settlement letters on behalf of the major record companies to 22 universities today. The labels also filed 24 copyright infringement lawsuits against individuals who previously received letters but di ...

  10. RIAA Sends Seventh Wave of Pre-Litigation Letters

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a new wave of 503 pre-litigation settlement letters to 58 universities on behalf of its record company members. The latest round of letters is part of the education and deterrence campaign the RIAA launched earlier this year, whi ...

  11. Senate Passes Higher Ed Piracy Amendment

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Senate today passed an amendment to a higher education bill that requires all universities, for the first time, to provide information to the Department of Education regarding their efforts to stem digital piracy on their computer network ...

  12. RIAA Sends Sixth Wave Of Letters To Colleges

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA today sent a new wave of 408 pre-litigation settlement letters to 23 universities nationwide. This new round of pre-litigation letters is the latest installment of a broad education and deterrence campaign that the RIAA launched earlier t ...

  13. EMI Music Charity To Aid Music Education

    June 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Some U.K. primary schools have just 22 pence (43 cents) per pupil per annum to spend on musical instruments, according to research carried out on behalf of the EMI Music Sound Foundation (EMI MSF) charity. The report was published today to coincid ...

  14. BRIT School Students Hit Glastonbury

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the run-up to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, six acts from the music industry-funded BRIT School have learned they will be playing live at the event. The acts will play the festival's Left Field stage via a hook-up between the B ...

  15. V2 Backs Music Degree

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label V2 has established a £15,000 ($29,655) Master's Degree scholarship to help further the careers of potential future music-industry executives. The scholarship, part of V2's 10th-anniversary celebrations this year, h ...

  16. Congress Cranks Up Campus Piracy Inquiry

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Five Congressional leaders yesterday sent letters and surveys to the 20 universities with the highest number of copyright infringement notices for illegal downloading. If the responses show that the universities are not doing enough to prevent pir ...

  17. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,620

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA sent its fourth wave of letters to universities today, asking administrators to forward the 402 pre-litigation settlement proposals to the individuals using campus networks to illegally share music files. As part of the deterrence and edu ...

  18. RIAA Pre-Lawsuit Letters Reach 1,218

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the third wave of pre-lawsuit letters targeting illegal file sharers on college campuses, the RIAA today sent 413 letters to 21 universities as part of its new anti-piracy initiative. Each letter informs the school of a forthcoming copyright in ...

  19. Politician Eyes Taxpayer Money For Piracy War

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The record labels' attempt to curb music piracy on campuses nationwide picked up support this week when a Florida congressman introduced legislation that would allow colleges to use federal funds to reduce student piracy. Rep. Rick Keller, R- ...

  20. Piracy Suits To Fund German Music Education

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Members of the German national IFPI group intend to use the damages won in Internet piracy suits to fund basic music education in schools. As a result of the initiative, dubbed "Musik macht Schule - Schule macht Musik" (music makes schoo ...

  21. RIAA: Students Settling Piracy Claims

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A recording industry group that has been offering settlements to college students suspected of sharing music online says more than a quarter of the alleged music pirates have accepted the offer. The Recording Industry Association of America sent l ...

  22. RIAA Targets More Students

    March 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has sent a second wave of pre-litigation settlement letters for the major labels to universities where there is a high number of illegal file sharing today (March 21). As part of a new "deterrence and education" initiative begun ...

  23. Berklee Student Wins Peermusic Latin Scholarship

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Berklee College of Music student Daniel F. Diaz is the winner of the fourth annual peermusic Latin Scholarship. The competition recognizes original Latin songs and compositions. For his winning song "Todo Lo Que Necesito," Diaz, 23, will ...

  24. RIAA Launches New College Anti-Piracy Initiative

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST The RIAA is launching a new anti-piracy program to encourage illegal P2P users to settle infringement claims before the record companies file a lawsuit against them. The program begins today (Feb. 28) with 400 pre-litigation letters going out to 1 ...

  25. College Crackdown

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The music industry has tripled the number of copyright infringement complaints sent to colleges and universities this year over last, with some receiving more than 1,000 notices on individual students since the beginning of the school year this fa ...

  26. Ruckus Offers College Students Free Music

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST Ruckus Network is making its music service -- which is now ad-supported -- available to all U.S. college students for free. Beginning today, any student with a university e-mail account -- one that ends with .edu -- can now login to the service to ...

  27. Victory Records Sues EMI Music, Virgin

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Suit centered on the band Hawthorne Heights. Suit centered on the band Hawthorne Heights. News ...

  28. Universal Music Group Sues Networking Sites

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suits brought against Grouper, Bolt. Suits brought against Grouper, Bolt. News ...

  29. England's National Music Week Kicks Off

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Nationwide school curriculum celebrates music. Nationwide school curriculum celebrates music. News ...

  30. England's National Music Week Kicks Off

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools through a unique collaboration between industry and government. Music education has been pushed to the front of class in England's secondary schools thr ...

  31. PPL Appoints Kemlo To Legal Team

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move is part of group's plans to expand legal expertise. Move is part of group's plans to expand legal expertise. News ...

  32. House Holds Piracy Hearing

    September 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Held Sept. 26. A House education subcommittee held its first-ever hearing today (Sept. 26) to review how well higher education and the entertainment industries are working together to combat piracy. Testifying before members of the Subcommittee on ...

  33. Google, MTV Team For Video Deal

    August 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT To begin as a test later this month. To begin as a test later this month. News ...

  34. Artists Suing Sony BMG Add To Grievances

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit now includes ringtones. Suit now includes ringtones. News ...

  35. Legal Matters

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Immediate reactions to the Court of First Instance annulling the European Commission's 2004 approval of the Sony-BMG merger landed at opposite ends of the spectrum. Read Susan Butler's column. Immediate reactions to the Court of First In ...

  36. Live Nation Buys Trunk Stake

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Merchandiser has licenses for AC/DC, Beatles, others. Merchandiser has licenses for AC/DC, Beatles, others. News ...

  37. RIAA, i-SAFE To Educate Students

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Plan targets middle and high schools. The Recording Industry of America (RIAA) and Internet safety foundation i-SAFE have revealed a new partnership aimed at teaching students how to safely and legally access digital music. i-SAFE, a non-profit fo ...

  38. Jackson's Finances At Center Of Trial

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit by former associate is headed for a trial. Suit by former associate is headed for a trial. News ...

  39. Musicrypt Sues Destiny Media, Promo Only

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims patent infringement. Suit claims patent infringement. News ...

  40. Meat Loaf Sues Songwriter, Manager

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit over trademark rights to 'Bat Out of Hell.' Suit over trademark rights to 'Bat Out of Hell.' News ...

  41. Clear Channel Sued Over Concert Competition

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Class action filed for dominating competitors. Class action filed for dominating competitors. News ...

  42. Kanye West, Ludacris Win Copyright Trial

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit centered on duo's song 'Stand Up.' Suit centered on duo's song 'Stand Up.' News ...

  43. Major Labels Sue XM Satellite Radio

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims 'massive wholesale infringement.' Suit claims 'massive wholesale infringement.' News ...

  44. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. Suit claims breach of contract. News ...

  45. Entercom Pushes Back At Spitzer

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company moves for dismissal of suit. Company moves for dismissal of suit. News ...

  46. CISAC Responds To Objections

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Concerns raised over anti-competitive activities. Concerns raised over anti-competitive activities. News ...

  47. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Suit alleges multiple contract breaches. Suit alleges multiple contract breaches. News ...

  48. mtvU Ramps Up Artist-Driven Programming

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys part of 'Freshman Five.' Arctic Monkeys, the Federation, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Sovereign and MF Doom have been selected as the inaugural "mtvU Freshman Five," an initiative created by the college-focused network ...

  49. College Music Subscriptions Serve A Vital Purpose

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barry Sosnick's commentary in the Nov. 12 issue of Billboard criticizes the major record labels for supporting low-priced college music subscriptions through such online companies as Napster and Rhaps David Moser is an entertainment attorney ...

  50. File-Trading Network i2Hub Shuts Down

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The i2Hub college-based file-trading network shut down suddenly Nov. 14, apparently the result of ongoing legal challenges by the music and entertainment industry in the wake of the Grokster Supreme C LOS ANGELES -- The i2Hub college-based file-tr ...

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