Electronic Arts

  1. AIM Urges U.K. Indies To Stand Firm Against Apple

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) is asking its member labels to hold firm in their refusal to accept terms set by Apple for the licensing of their repertoire to the newly launched The United Kingdom's Assn. of Indepe ...

  2. AIM Urges U.K. Indies To Stand Firm Against Apple

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels have refused to accept terms of iTunes licensing deals. The United Kingdom's Assn. of Independent Music (AIM) is asking its member labels to hold firm in their refusal to accept terms set by Apple for the licensing of their repertoire ...

  3. Major Layoffs Planned At VU Games

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.A. staff to be reduced by 350. Vivendi Universal Games, publisher of such titles as "Crash Bandicoot" and "Warcraft," plans to cut 350 of its 900 North America-based employees. The move marks another another step in VU Games& ...

  4. Major Layoffs Planned At VU Games

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.A. staff to be reduced by 350. Vivendi Universal Games, publisher of such titles as "Crash Bandicoot" and "Warcraft," plans to cut 350 of its 900 North America-based employees. The move marks another another step in VU Games& ...

  5. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  6. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  7. Report: Bono Joining Venture Capital Firm

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tech, videogame vets are founders. Bono, lead singer for rock band U2, has joined a Silicon Valley venture capital firm that plans to invest in media and entertainment projects, according to a published report. The 44-year-old singer is joining th ...

  8. Apple's iTunes Set For European Launch

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's European rollout of iTunes Music Store will launch Tuesday. However, the long-awaited service will kick off without content from independent labels, after talks broke down between the Apple Computer's European rollout of ...

  9. Apple's iTunes Set For European Launch

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer's European rollout of iTunes Music Store will launch Tuesday. However, the long-awaited service will kick off without content from independent labels, after talks broke down between the Apple Computer's European rollout of ...

  10. Mobile Entertainment Company MFORMA Gets Funds

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mforma is extending its global reach in the mobile entertainment industry. Mforma is extending its global reach in the mobile entertainment industry. The Kirkland, Wash.-based company, the world's leading publisher and distributor of wireless ...

  11. Retail Track

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, on sales of $297.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, ended May 1. Read Ed Christman's column. Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per d ...

  12. Retail Track

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, on sales of $297.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, ended May 1. Read Ed Christman's column. Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per d ...

  13. Retail Track

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per diluted share, on sales of $297.2 million in its fiscal fourth quarter, ended May 1. Read Ed Christman's column. Handleman reports a net income of $5.7 million, or 24 cents per d ...

  14. NARM, VSDA Begin Talks To Merge

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Partnership would tackle common issues. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers (NARM) and the Video Software Dealers Assn. (VSDA) jointly announced today (June 11) that they have entered into talks to explore a merger. According to their st ...

  15. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  16. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  17. U.K.'s Sanctuary Reports 15% H1 Profit Gain

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Robust growth across all Sanctuary Group's key areas of business underpinned a 15% rise in first-half profits to £6.9 million ($12.6 million), the British independent music group reports today (J Robust growth across all Sanctuary Gr ...

  18. Rhino Powers Its Way Into Games Market

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EA partnership covers sports games. EA partnership covers sports games. News ...

  19. Rhino Powers Its Way Into Games Market

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rhino Records and Electronic Arts have entered into a partnership that will bring the leading catalog-music label together with the world's No. 1 interactive software company on an initiative called E Rhino Records and Electronic Arts have en ...

  20. Navarre Reports Sales, Profit Gains

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Distributor shows growth in Q4, fiscal year. Navarre enjoyed explosive profit and sales growth in its fiscal fourth quarter. The Minneapolis-based distributor earned $3.3 million, or 12 cents per diluted share, on sales of $142.6 million during th ...

  21. Hearing Set In Sony-BMG Merger Probe

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The oral hearing organized by the European Commission's competition department to discuss the Sony-BMG merger will give the opportunity for both parties to present their case and respond to objections BRUSSELS -- The oral hearing organized by ...

  22. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its ...

  23. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Service eyes indie content from U.K., France, Germany. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources, Co ...

  24. EMI Profit Falls; Company Upbeat

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group said today it outperformed the music industry in fiscal-year 2003, achieving robust performances from its North American operations and gaining market share in its recorded music and publish EMI Group said today it outperformed the music ...

  25. EMI Profit Falls; Company Upbeat

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group said today it outperformed the music industry in fiscal-year 2003, achieving robust performances from its North American operations and gaining market share in its recorded music and publish EMI Group said today it outperformed the music ...

  26. CERTA Launches Ratings, Labeling Campaign

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Lobbying group designates June as awareness month. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) is hoping to turn retailers' attention to entertainment ratings and labeling systems by declaring that June will be "Ente ...

  27. Former SEA Exec Sues Label For Slander

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former president of SEA Records in Nashville has filed suit against the label and several of its top executives, claiming her reputation has been slandered. The former president of SEA Records in Nashville has filed suit against the label and ...

  28. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...

  29. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...

  30. Retail Track

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read Ed Christman's column. The latest developments in the class-action lawsuit against several big box stores and the major labels. Read ...

  31. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  32. Destra Partners With Leading Edge Chain

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music retailer Leading Edge to provide downloads through its Web site. Australian digital rights management company Destra Corporation has signed leading music reta ...

  33. Uni Canada Pacts With Navarre

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation in Los Angeles. Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation i ...

  34. Uni Canada Pacts With Navarre

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation in Los Angeles. Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation i ...

  35. Uni Canada Pacts With Navarre

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation in Los Angeles. Universal Music Canada has entered into an exclusive long-term distribution agreement with the Navarre Corporation i ...

  36. Producer: I Was Forced To Pad Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed ...

  37. Apple Refutes iTunes Price Hike

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer is refuting press reports that that prices for some of the most popular digital tracks on iTunes could rise from 99 cents to $1.25. Apple Computer is refuting press reports that that prices for some of the most popular digital track ...

  38. MuchMusic, Xbox Canada Link For Tour

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian video channel MuchMusic and Xbox Canada are teaming up for the summer Xbox Presents Much Unleashed tour. The interactive road show will hit over 100 sites in Canada from June 8 to Sept. 17. Canadian video channel MuchMusic and Xbox Canada ...

  39. Roxio Shares Post Increase

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in Roxio Inc. rose slightly today (May 5) after the parent company of Napster reported a lighter loss than analysts expected for the three months ended March 31. The company forecasted improved Shares in Roxio Inc. rose slightly today (May ...

  40. EMI Denmark Unveils Streamline Measures

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Recorded Music Denmark has cut eight staff and will streamline its operations in a move to improve profitability. EMI Recorded Music Denmark has cut eight staff and will streamline its operations in a move to improve profitability. Most of the ...

  41. German Group In Film-Budget Inflation Suit

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German rights group Intertainment will delay publishing its 2003 yearend financial figures until after a ruling is handed down on its $100 million lawsuit against Elie Samaha's Franchise Pictures. COLOGNE (Hollywood Reporter)--German rights g ...

  42. Musicrypt Inks Deal With CIRPA

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with the Canadian Independent Record Production Association (CIRPA). The deal will provide the country's independent music sector with Toronto's Musicrypt Inc. has ent ...

  43. V2 To Restructure International Group

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's London-based independent record group V2 is undertaking an international restructuring. A spokesperson confirms a "small number" of international job losses will result. Richard Branson's London-based independ ...

  44. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  45. EMI Music Pub Sues Video-Game Titan

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million-dollar lawsuit against video-game giant Electronic Arts for copyright infringement. According to the complaint, EA used 20 EMI-owned songs in its video g EMI Music Publishing has filed a multi-million ...

  46. Music Retailers Lose Market Share In 2003: Survey

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Specialty retailers' share of the music market continued to erode last year, while digital-music downloads and new consumer formats showed small incremental growth, according to the RIAA's 2003 consum Specialty retailers' share of t ...

  47. Loudeye To Distribute Saregama India

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Loudeye Corp. has inked a digital distribution agreement with Saregama India, one of India's largest music companies. Loudeye Corp. has inked a digital distribution agreement with Saregama India, one of India's largest music companies. U ...

  48. New Study Reveals Gaming Habits Of Young Males

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Activision Inc. have released a study on game use and the effectiveness of advertising. Nielsen, meanwhile, is developing a system that aims to track gaming h Nielsen Entertainment and videogame maker Acti ...

  49. Antippas Moves Up Universal Ladder

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Bi ...

  50. Electronic Arts President Steps Down

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Riccitiello, president/COO of video-game maker Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) since 1997, has resigned today (April 7), effective immediately. He will remain at Redwood City, Calif.-based EA for a tra John Riccitiello, president/COO of video-game ...

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