Electronic Arts

  1. Japan's Columbia Music Reports Profit

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label Columbia Music Entertainment has unveiled a consolidated net profit of ¥8 million ($75,800) for the April 1-Sept. 30 first half, compared to a loss of ¥797 million ($7.5 mi Tokyo-based label Columbia Music Enter ...

  2. JDS Capital Buys DreamWorks Publishing Assets

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the New York-based private equity arm of investment firm JDS Capital Management, has acquired DreamWorks Music Publishing's assets. Dimensional Music Publishing, the New York-based private equity arm of investmen ...

  3. Trans World Narrows Q3 Loss

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trans World Entertainment Corp. reported a loss of $4.6 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, on sales of $270 million in its third quarter, which ended Oct. 30. Trans World Entertainment Corp. reported a loss of $4.6 million, or 15 cents per di ...

  4. IDN Sales Staff Gets Pink Slips

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Innovative Distribution Network, the indie distribution arm of giant music wholesaler Alliance Entertainment Corp., laid off five salespeople -- a third of its field sales staff -- yesterday (Nov. 1), Innovative Distribution Network, the indie dis ...

  5. Clear Channel Q3 Revenues Up

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio station chain, on Friday posted higher operating earnings and said a new strategy to trim advertising airtime showed early signs of success. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U ...

  6. Apple, XM Vie For Billboard Digital Honors

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer and XM Satellite Radio lead the music finalists for the first Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Apple Computer and XM Satellite Radio lead the music finalists for the first Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards. Apple, XM and ...

  7. French Labels Drop Singles Prices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower the price of singles by about 25%. In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower ...

  8. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  9. Doctorow Joins Ventura As COO

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. ...

  10. SoundExchange, Somexfon Forge Ties

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Under the agreement, Soun ...

  11. VEG N.A. Ups Alder To Marketing Chief

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America has appointed Dave Alder as chief marketing officer. The Los Angeles-based exec reports to VEG International CEO Simon Wright, who took over as North American Virgin Entertainment Group North America has ap ...

  12. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  13. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  14. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, according to a new study. Jupiter Research said in its annual repo The compact disc has at least another five yea ...

  15. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday. The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format be ...

  16. New West Plans 'Austin' CD/DVD Series

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD series Nov. 2. New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD se ...

  17. New West Plans 'Austin' CD/DVD Series

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD series Nov. 2. New West Records, an independent label distributed by RED, will launch the "Live From Austin, Texas" DVD se ...

  18. Picture This

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During a Entertainment Media Expo presentation, Understanding & Solutions anaylst John Bird predicts that the consumers' disc-acquisition rate will start to slow by 2006 as studio catalog releases During a Entertainment Media Expo pre ...

  19. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobile an Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is pl ...

  20. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  21. Gamefly, Fuse Partner For Game Soundtracks

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In-game listings available on online rental service. L.A.-based online video-game rental service Gamefly has partnered with Fuse TV to feature listings of in-game soundtracks for video games. Fuse will supply and sponsor the artist and track listi ...

  22. Black Eyed Peas Hook Up With 'The Sims'

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M/Interscope act Black Eyed Peas have re-recorded exclusive versions of nine tracks from their upcoming album, "Monkey Business," for use in Electronic Arts' (EA) highly anticipated videogame "T A&M/Interscope act ...

  23. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  24. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  25. German Download Biz Settling In

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Germany's nascent legitimate online music market has registered 1 million downloads each month since April, German labels body BPW reported today (Aug. 18). Germany's nascent legitimate online music market has registered 1 million downlo ...

  26. Injunctions Put Software Maker 321 Studios Out Of Biz

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software company 321 Studios -- developer of "Games X Copy" and "DVD X Copy" software, which allegedly allows users to bypass PC game and DVD encryption technology -- ceased operations on Aug. 3. LOS ANGELES -- Software company ...

  27. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  28. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  29. On The Road

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans a billion-dollar Los Angeles development that includes several new concert venues, broadcast facilities and more. Read Ray Waddell's column. AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans ...

  30. Electronic Arts 1Q Net Income Up 32%

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Videogame maker beats forecast. Electronic Arts Inc.'s first-quarter net income was up 32%, beating the videogame maker's forecast. The Redwood City, Calif., company also raised the lower end of its fiscal-year guidance. Net income for t ...

  31. Navarre Posts Big Q1Profit, Sales

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first quarter. The Minneapolis-based distributor/publisher turned in a profit of $4.5 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, on sales of $126.7 million, for th The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first ...

  32. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

  33. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

  34. Best Buy Lands 'Midnite Movies'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be offering yet another DVD exclusive. In a deal with MGM Home Entertainment, the mass merchant will exclusively sell a dozen "Midnite Movies" double-feature titles. The line will be in Best Buy will be offering yet another ...

  35. VSDA Re-Names Indie Arm

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechristened the Independent Dealers of Entertainment Assn. (IDEA). The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechris ...

  36. iPod Boosts Apple Third-Quarter Earnings

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer's iPod digital-music player up 124% from last year to $249 million, the company reports a net profit of $61 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based App ...

  37. iPod Boosts Apple Third-Quarter Earnings

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based Apple Computer's iPod digital-music player up 124% from last year to $249 million, the company reports a net profit of $61 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, With sales of Cupertino, Calif.-based App ...

  38. Indies Close To Euro iTunes License: Source

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leading European independent labels are close to signing a content-licensing agreement for Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, sources tell Billboard.biz. Leading European independent labels are close to signing a content-licensing agreement ...

  39. Indies Close To Euro iTunes License: Source

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leading European independent labels are close to signing a content-licensing agreement for Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store, sources tell Billboard.biz. Leading European independent labels are close to signing a content-licensing agreement ...

  40. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  41. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  42. EA To Release Latest Madden Soundtrack

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive software company Electronic Arts (EA) has unveiled its most recent work-of-art: the in-game song list (soundtrack) for its Madden NFL 2005 title. The 21-track so Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive softwar ...

  43. EA To Release Latest Madden Soundtrack

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive software company Electronic Arts (EA) has unveiled its most recent work-of-art: the in-game song list (soundtrack) for its Madden NFL 2005 title. The 21-track so Redwood City, Calif.-based interactive softwar ...

  44. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

  45. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

  46. Warner Home Video Nixes DVD Screeners

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie piracy. Warner Home Video (WHV) says it will no longer distribute DVD screeners to retailers, in a move meant to combat movie pir ...

  47. iTunes 1st-Week Euro Sales Top 800,000

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, France and Germany have registered more than 800,000 combined download sales since launching June 15, Apple Computers claims today (June 23). The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, Fra ...

  48. iTunes 1st-Week Euro Sales Top 800,000

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, France and Germany have registered more than 800,000 combined download sales since launching June 15, Apple Computers claims today (June 23). The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, Fra ...

  49. iTunes 1st-Week Euro Sales Top 800,000

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, France and Germany have registered more than 800,000 combined download sales since launching June 15, Apple Computers claims today (June 23). The new iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, Fra ...

  50. Billboard Digital Confab Set For November

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Inaugural conference, awards planned for L.A. Billboard and Digital Media Wire have teamed up for the first Billboard Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards, set for Nov. 4-5 in Los Angeles. Panel topics and speakers for the confab, which i ...

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