Electronics

  1. Sony Names Giramonti As Senior VP

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing vet will oversee video/DVD production. Sony Music U.S. has named Piero Giramonti as senior VP of video and DVD production. Giramonti will oversee the creation and production of all music videos, DVDs, electronic press kits and long-form ...

  2. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and other me A consortium of the world's largest ...

  3. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Consortium establishes standards for new devices. A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and ...

  4. eMusic To Debut Concert-Venue Kiosks

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital service eMusic says it will launch its first download kiosk Monday (June 28) at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J. Digital service eMusic says it will launch its first download kiosk Monday (June 28) at Maxwell's in Hoboken, N.J. The fir ...

  5. Ex-Warner Exec Zamora To Head New Latin Label

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SGZ has distribution by Sony Norte. SGZ has distribution by Sony Norte. News ...

  6. Sony U.K. Execs Cleared Of ASBOs In 'Flyposting' Case

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing executives at Sony Music U.K. have escaped Anti Social Behavior Orders (ASBO) after pledging to put an end to illegal "flyposting." Yet legal action still looms for executives at BMG U.K. an LONDON -- Marketing executives at So ...

  7. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups BRUSSELS -- Following word June 17 that Europea ...

  8. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  9. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  10. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  11. Studio Monitor

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Christopher Walsh's column. NARAS educates surround audio to consumers and professionals at the Grammy Surround Music Alliance. Read Chri ...

  12. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  13. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  14. Napster Giving Away MP3 Players

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New subscribers receive Rio devices. Napster is offering free MP3 players for a limited time to consumers who sign up for an annual subscription to the digital music service. Consumers who purchase a one-year subscription to Napster for $119.40 wi ...

  15. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  16. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. BRUSSELS -- Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage ...

  17. Sony, BMG Prep For EC Hearing

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors to defend merger against issues raised in SO. Sony Music and BMG are expected to present a robust defense of their proposed merger at the European Commission's oral hearing June 14-15 in Brussels. The closed-door hearing, called for by ...

  18. Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  19. Update: Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  20. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  21. Studios Sue Web Site For Selling DVD Copying Software

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox Film Corp. and Paramount Pictures Corp. have filed a lawsuit against online retailer Technology One. The plaintiffs allege that Technology One is continuing to sell the banned "D LOS ANGELES -- Twentieth Century Fox Film ...

  22. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  23. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  24. Napster Beefs Up U.K. Service

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster's British online music service has boosted its offering by a further 200,000 tracks. As of today, Roxio's U.K. download service boasts 700,000 titles. The company however remains tight-lipped Napster's British online music s ...

  25. Napster Beefs Up U.K. Service

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Napster's British online music service has boosted its offering by a further 200,000 tracks. As of today, Roxio's U.K. download service boasts 700,000 titles. The company however remains tight-lipped Napster's British online music s ...

  26. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  27. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has removed copy-protection technology from all national CD releases, Billboard.biz has learned. The move means that releases by top local acts such as Jeanette, Die Ärzte Universal Music Germany has removed copy-p ...

  28. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Surround-sound production to be recognized. Surround-sound production to be recognized. News ...

  29. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  30. Academy Adds New Grammy Field, Categories

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, held May 24-28, the Recording Academy ratified a new Grammy award field: Production, Surround Sound. All genres will be eligible; best surround sound album At its semiannual Board of Trustees meeting, h ...

  31. Panel: Ringtone Market Needs Reform

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The rapid development of the ringtones market is creating industry problems that need to be resolved soon, panelists concluded yesterday (June 2) at the Mobile Entertainment Market conference in Londo The rapid development of the ringtones market ...

  32. Best Buy Posts Higher Same-Store Sales

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Retailer Best Buy Co. today (June 3) reported an 8.3% rise in quarterly sales at stores open at least 14 months, citing soaring demand for CDs, DVD movies, digital cameras and flat-panel televisions. Retailer Best Buy Co. today (June 3) reported a ...

  33. Sue D'Agostino Joins Virgin Mobile

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. The Warren, N.J.-ba ...

  34. MEF Honors Ringtone Pioneer Paananen

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Paananen, the Finnish pioneer of the ringtone business, received the special recognition award at the Mobile Entertainment Forum's (MEF) inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards ceremo Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Pa ...

  35. MEF Honors Ringtone Pioneer Paananen

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Paananen, the Finnish pioneer of the ringtone business, received the special recognition award at the Mobile Entertainment Forum's (MEF) inaugural Mobile Entertainment Awards ceremo Vesa-Matti "Vesku" Pa ...

  36. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  37. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  38. Playboy, Columbia House Forge Agreement

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers direct-response DVD distribution. Playboy Entertainment Group and the Columbia House Co. have signed a direct-response distribution agreement for Playboy Home Entertainment's DVD titles. The three-year deal will see Columbia House ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Sony Needs More Time For MGM Deal

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Their 15-day exclusive negotiating period officially passed yesterday (May 27), but Sony isn't necessarily out of the MGM lion's den yet. Sources said Sony has asked for an extension of their arrangem Their 15-day exclusive negotiating p ...

  41. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  42. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  43. Berklee Preps Studio Exhibit For Macworld

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berklee College of Music will stage an interactive exhibit at the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo. Dubbed "Dream Studios," the exhibit will simulate music studios based around the Apple Macint Berklee College of Music will st ...

  44. XM Planning Home Entertainment Products

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio says it will begin developing and marketing high-end products for the home through a new relationship with Antex Electronics, a Gardena, Calif.-based maker of satellite receivers. XM Satellite Radio says it will begin developing ...

  45. Berklee Preps Studio Exhibit For Macworld

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berklee College of Music will stage an interactive exhibit at the upcoming Macworld Conference & Expo. Dubbed "Dream Studios," the exhibit will simulate music studios based around the Apple Macint Berklee College of Music will st ...

  46. Sony Connect Confirms Indie Content Deals

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed content deals with three key European independent label associations. As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed ...

  47. Sony Connect Confirms Indie Content Deals

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed content deals with three key European independent label associations. As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed ...

  48. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  49. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  50. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

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