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  1. Blockbuster Mulls Layoffs

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential layoffs are a result of cost-cutting efforts. Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential ...

  2. NBA Tosses Ball Around Via 5 Vid Game Deals

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Basketball Assn. signed long-term videogame licensing deals with five publishers on March 22, bucking the trend of sports leagues making exclusive arrangements with a single company. (Reuters) -- The National Basketball Assn. signed l ...

  3. Activision, Viacom Settle 'Trek' Suit

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Activision and Viacom Consumer Products have settled a lawsuit over the "Star Trek" franchise. Videogame ...

  4. In The Spirit

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Patrice Wilson kicks off her career as the first artist to release an album through startup label Tulut Entertainment. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Patrice Wilson kicks off her career as the first artist to release an album through star ...

  5. NMPA Mulls Blanket License For Sub Services

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST The head of the National Music Publishers' Assn. told House lawmakers yesterday (March 8) that the group is open to licensing changes and has entered into discussions with labels and online companies The head of the National Music Publishers& ...

  6. Loudeye Launches In Poland

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music service, which launched Feb. 28 on Onet.pl, one of the country's leading Internet portals. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is powering Poland's first digital-music ser ...

  7. Movie Gallery Buying Canada's VHQ

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Movie Gallery, through its Canadian subsidiary, has made a takeover bid to buy all outstanding shares of VHQ's common stock for $1.15 (Canadian) per share. VHQ owns and operates 61 stores in Alberta, LOS ANGELES -- Movie Gallery, through its ...

  8. In The Spirit

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Patrice Wilson kicks off her career as the first artist to release an album through startup label Tulut Entertainment. Read Deborah Evans Price's column. Patrice Wilson kicks off her career as the first artist to release an album through star ...

  9. Movie Gallery Buying Canada's VHQ

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.S. company also has bid for Hollywood. Through its subsidiary Movie Gallery Canada, the chain has made a takeover bid to buy all outstanding shares of VHQ's common stock for $1.15 (Canadian) per share. VHQ owns and operates 61 stores in Alb ...

  10. Loudeye Q4 Net Loss Grows

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Loudeye Corp.'s fourth-quarter net loss more than tripled to $5.5 million, or seven cents per share, on a year-over-year basis. Loudeye Corp.'s fourth-quarter net loss more than tripled to $5.5 million, or seven cents per share, on a yea ...

  11. Wilson Back At Blockbuster

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Former Blockbuster executive Dean Wilson is rejoining the company to help expand its video distribution channels. Wilson has been nam ...

  12. Montreal Fest Flap A Legal Matter

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Serge Losique, the embattled founder and president of the Montreal World Film Festival, has launched a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the rival New Montreal Film Festival and its operator, L'Equi OTTAWA (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Serge ...

  13. Viacom Posts $18 Billion Loss

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 posted a massive quarterly loss after $18 billion in charges for writing down the value of its radio and outdoor advertising businesses in the face of a soft radio market and he NEW YORK (Reuters) -- Viacom Inc. on Feb. 24 p ...

  14. Clear Channel Posts Big Q4 Loss

    February 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live-entertainment revenues dip; radio flat. Clear Channel Communications Inc. on Friday reported a loss of $4.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2004, due to an accounting change to comply with new federal regulations. Excluding the charge, Clear ...

  15. Bronfman Urges Lawyers To Be Creative

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group chairman/CEO, presented the keynote speech at the Grammy Foundation's seventh annual Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon and scholarship presentation Feb. 11 Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Warner Music Group ch ...

  16. Behind the Deal: Israelite To Set Tone For NMPA

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. The National Music Publishers' Assn. envisions a transformation under David Israelite, its new president/CEO. Israelite was dep ...

  17. Hollywood Board Rejects Blockbuster Bid

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s board of directors today (Feb. 17) rejected Blockbuster's acquisition bid and recommended that shareholders vote in favor of a merger with rental chain Movie Gallery. Hollywood Entertainment Corp.'s b ...

  18. French Consumers' Group Sues Apple, Sony

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cases claim lack of interoperability. French consumers' group UFC-Que Choisir has launched separate legal proceedings against Apple France and Sony Corp., accusing them of "segmenting the online music market to the detriment of consumers ...

  19. Napster Posts Q3 Revenue Gains

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subscribers up 50% from Q2. Napster says revenues for its third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2004, increased 30% from the second quarter to $12.1 million. Year-over-year revenues from continuing operations more than tripled from $3.6 milli ...

  20. Borders To Cut Back On Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although the Borders Group will hit its fiscal fourth-quarter company guidance by posting earnings per share in the range of $1.61-$1.62 on total sales of $1.37 million, the company said it was disapp Although the Borders Group will hit its fiscal ...

  21. Borders To Cut Back On Music

    February 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Although the Borders Group will hit its fiscal fourth-quarter company guidance by posting earnings per share in the range of $1.61-$1.62 on total sales of $1.37 million, the company said it was disapp Although the Borders Group will hit its fiscal ...

  22. Hollywood Mulling Blockbuster Bid

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced Feb. 3 that it is considering Blockbuster's new acquisition bid. At the same time, Hollywood chairman/CEO Mark Wattles has resigned. LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced Feb. 3 that it ...

  23. Take-Two President Adds CEO Title

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software said Feb. 1 that president Paul Eibeler has added the CEO title, replacing Richard Roedel, who will remain chairman. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Videogame publisher Take-Two Interactive Software sa ...

  24. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multimillion-dollar deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's fi ...

  25. Echo Bridge Links With Platinum Disc

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distributors ink multi-million deal. Independent distribution company Echo Bridge Entertainment will merge with distributor Platinum Disc Corporation, it was revealed today (Feb. 7). The multi-million dollar deal brings Echo Bridge's film lib ...

  26. Hollywood Mulling Blockbuster Bid

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (Feb. 3) that it is considering Blockbuster's new acquisition bid. At the same time, Hollywood chairman/CEO Mark Wattles has resigned. Hollywood Entertainment Corp. announced today (Feb. 3) that i ...

  27. Warner Unit Links With Destroy

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal covers lifestyle, sports videos. Warner Strategic Marketing has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution and marketing agreement with Destroy Entertainment, a new producer of lifestyle and action-sports videos. The deal launches March 22 w ...

  28. Lions Gate Restructures Family; Ross Exits

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Parducci tapped to head division. Lions Gate Entertainment has restructured its family entertainment division. Formerly known as Family Home Entertainment (FHE), the division will now be called Family Entertainment in an effort to reflect a " ...

  29. RealNetworks Posts Q4 Sales Gains

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subscribers doubled during '04. RealNetworks says its music subscription services and download store generated $21.6 million in revenue during the fourth quarter. This represents a 172% increase over its digital music revenues for the same pe ...

  30. ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement for the development and integrated marketing of EA Sports games featuring ESPN content beginning in 2006. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement ...

  31. Beastie Boys To Appear In Video Game

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. ...

  32. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legit downloads soar in U.S., Europe. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. While unveiling its new "Digital Music Report" in London, the IF ...

  33. Apple Profits Quadruple As iPod Sales Soar

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST First-quarter earnings beat projections. Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled, dramatically exceeding Wall Street expectations, based on strong holiday sales of laptop computers and its wildly popular iPod music p ...

  34. Apple Profits Quadruple As iPod Sales Soar

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter earnings more than quadrupled, dramatically exceeding Wall Street expectations, based on strong holiday sales of laptop computers and its wildly popular iPod music Apple Computer Inc.'s first-quarter e ...

  35. EA Buys Stake In UbiSoft

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the French company UbiSoft Entertainment, maker of popular videogames developed in conjunction with novelist Tom Clancy. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the ...

  36. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus (AP) -- Video rental giant Hollywood Entertain ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Victory Deal Imminent?

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The frenzy by the major labels and/or their independent distribution subsidiaries to cut a deal with Victory Records is building to a crescendo. NEW YORK -- The frenzy by the major labels and/or their independent distribution subsidiaries to cut a ...

  39. Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Corp. has agreed to a buyout offer of about $850 million from smaller rival Movie Gallery Inc. in a deal that would create a stronger challenger to the indus Video rental giant Hollywood Entertainment Cor ...

  40. TransWorld Sees Holiday Increase

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. Total sales for the five-week p ...

  41. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Kenny Meiselas

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close,<i>Billboard</i> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work ...

  42. easyGroup Bows U.K. Download Store

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The easyGroup has entered the music download business. The London-based company has launched a platform, easyMusic.com, with the promise to sell tracks for as little as &#163;0.25 ($0.47). The easyGroup has entered the music download business. ...

  43. easyGroup Bows U.K. Download Store

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The easyGroup has entered the music download business. The London-based company has launched a platform, easyMusic.com, with the promise to sell tracks for as little as &#163;0.25 ($0.47). The easyGroup has entered the music download business. ...

  44. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the assets of DreamWorks Music Publishing, named a chief. Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the a ...

  45. Committing To Mobile: A Simplified Method For Licensing Content

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The mobile music space has created enormous opportunities for the music industry -- for artists, record labels and music publishers. But it's the pubberies that seem to have gotten a bad rap in the ru Les Bider is chairman/CEO of Warner/Chapp ...

  46. Hastings Reduces Q3 Loss

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. The 152-unit chain reported a loss of $1.8 million, or 15 ...

  47. Hastings Reduces Q3 Loss

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. The 152-unit chain reported a loss of $1.8 million, or 15 ...

  48. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717982">recently acq Dimensional Music Publishing, ...

  49. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

  50. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

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