Electronic Arts

  1. EMI To Shed 60 Jobs In Germany

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, i EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office ...

  2. EMI To Shed 60 Jobs In Germany

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office in Munich in the next few weeks. EMI confirmed on Tuesday that a total of 60 jobs would be lost in Germany as a result of its restructuring activities, i EMI Music Germany will close its Virgin office ...

  3. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  4. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  5. The Orchard, Toolshed Form Promotional Ties

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a marketing and promotion partnership with Toolshed Inc., a digital marketing and licensing service provider focused on independent music. Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a ...

  6. The Orchard, Toolshed Form Promotional Ties

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a marketing and promotion partnership with Toolshed Inc., a digital marketing and licensing service provider focused on independent music. Independent music distributor the Orchard has forged a ...

  7. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  8. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  9. VSDA Reaches Out To Indie Retailers

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's forming iGroup, a division devoted entirely to independent video retailers. The Video Software Dealers Assoc. (VSDA) announced today (March 29) that it's formi ...

  10. Atlantic/Elektra Merger Appears Imminent

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and the Elektra Entertainment Group into one East Coast label is expected to be finalized this week. Layoffs are expected to occur by Wednesday. The ongoing consolidation of the Atlantic Group and th ...

  11. Sources: Briegmann Named Uni Germany CEO

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Universal Music Germany as CEO, Billboard.biz has learned. Frank Briegmann, senior VP of international at BMG Germany, will leave the company to join Univer ...

  12. IFPI Acts Against Russian Disc Manufacturer

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical disc manufacturers in Russia it claims are producing pirated materials. The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical d ...

  13. IFPI Acts Against Russian Disc Manufacturer

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical disc manufacturers in Russia it claims are producing pirated materials. The IFPI announced today (March 11) that it has stepped up its actions against optical d ...

  14. Interplay Sues BattleBorne Over 'Airborne' deal

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued privately held game developer BattleBorne Entertainment Inc. over a deal that Interplay said was improperly terminated. Video game publisher Interplay Entertainment Corp. has sued private ...

  15. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  16. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  17. TruSonic Gets HFA License

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has inked a licensing deal with TruSonic, a digital provider of music-programming services to businesses. The Harry Fox Agency (HFA) has inked a licensing deal with TruSonic, a digital provider of music-programming servi ...

  18. California Bill Tackles Pirated Goods On Web

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to stem the distribution of pirated goods over the Internet, California Sen. Kevin Murray (D-Los Angeles) introduced state legislation Tuesday (Feb. 24) that requires recorded audio or vi In an effort to stem the distribution of pirat ...

  19. Handleman Posts Quarterly Profit Gain

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST While sales are down, profits are up at the Handleman Co. The Troy, Mich.-based wholesaler reports $21.1 million in net income, or 86 cents per share, on revenues of $443.9 million in its fiscal third While sales are down, profits are up at the Ha ...

  20. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  21. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  22. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  23. Apple Facing Class-Action Suits Over iPod

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer faces five class action suits filed in December claiming it misrepresented the battery life of its iPod digital music player, the company said today (Feb. 10) in a regulatory filing. Apple Computer faces five class action suits file ...

  24. Apple Facing Class-Action Suits Over iPod

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer faces five class action suits filed in December claiming it misrepresented the battery life of its iPod digital music player, the company said today (Feb. 10) in a regulatory filing. Apple Computer faces five class action suits file ...

  25. Down to the Crossroads: Music Industry in 2004

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST In 2004, the beleaguered music business is at a crossroads, the recent mega-deals in the music industry offer the possibility of near-term financial survival and the promise of fresh strategic thinkin In a mythical moment, bluesman Robert Johnson ...

  26. Concert Sponsorships To Reach New Heights In 2004

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Spending on concert and venue corporate sponsorships is expected to reach $695 million in 2004 -- a 21% leap from last year's $575 million, according to the IEG Sponsorship Report. This makes music th Spending on concert and venue corporate s ...

  27. Producer Millar Acquires Sony Studios

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a reported £3 million ($5.45 million) for Sony Studios on Whitfield Street in London, which opened in 1965 as CBS Studios before it was acquired by Sony Co Top U.K. producer Robin Millar has paid a ...

  28. RealNetworks Music Sales Get Q4 Bump

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in digital music revenue during the fourth quarter of 2003 -- a 70% increase over the $4.7 million it had in the third quarter. For the year, Real generated RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in ...

  29. RealNetworks Music Sales Get Q4 Bump

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in digital music revenue during the fourth quarter of 2003 -- a 70% increase over the $4.7 million it had in the third quarter. For the year, Real generated RealNetworks says it generated $7.9 million in ...

  30. Strong Fourth-Quarter Pushes Amazon To '03 Profit

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amazon.com today (Jan. 27) posted a jump in quarterly profit, as revenues surged 36% due to the company's busiest holiday season yet . Amazon.com today (Jan. 27) posted a jump in quarterly profit, as revenues surged 36% due to the company ...

  31. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  32. Sony Music Distribution Lowers DVD Prices

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution is reducing the price to retail on more than 40 DVD titles. In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution ...

  33. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  34. Sony Music Distribution Lowers DVD Prices

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution is reducing the price to retail on more than 40 DVD titles. In an effort to further establish the growing market for music video, Sony Music Distribution ...

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