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  1. Hein, Levine Take On International Ryko Duties

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST As Rykodisc prepares for the <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/archivesearch/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000827729">March 31 split</A> of co-founder and Ryko Group president Arthur Mann As Rykodisc prepares for ...

  2. Hollywood Execs Extend Ties

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Lind, Bunt are promoted. Hollywood Records senior VP/GM Abbey Konowitch and senior VP of promotion Justin Fontaine have inked new long-term contracts with the Burbank, Calif.-based label. "Abbey has played a major role in our success in the p ...

  3. Shipley Biddy Exits Vivaton

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promotion VP was with label from the start. Shelia Shipley Biddy has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton records, where she had been VP of national promotion and artist development since the label's launch in February 2004. The l ...

  4. CMT Promotes Philips

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming vet named exec VP/GM. Programming vet named exec VP/GM. News ...

  5. CMT Promotes Philips

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Programming vet named exec VP/GM. Brian Philips has been promoted to executive VP/GM of CMT: Country Music Television. He previously served as senior VP/GM. Philips handles day-to-day management of the network, including programming, production, t ...

  6. Universal Starts Family Vid Unit

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Pictures has formed a family video division, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions. Universal Pictures has formed a family video division, Universal Studios Home Entertainment Family Productions. The company has named G ...

  7. Napster Germany Hires Sony Exec

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST N&#228;nder is company's second recruit. Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Sony Music Germany senior new-media manager Patric Niederländer has been recruited as the download service' ...

  8. Napster Germany Hires Sony Exec

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Napster Germany has made a key appointment as it gears up to launch later this year. Sony Music Germany senior new-media manager Patric Niederländer has been recr ...

  9. Bider Bids Warner/Chappell Farewell

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO, Warner Music Group announced Feb. 17. NEW YORK -- Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell ...

  10. Les Bider Splitting Warner/Chappell

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He has been chairman of the Warner Music Group publishing company since the 1987 merger of Warner Bros. Music and Chappell Music. Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He ...

  11. Macrovision Reveals New Content Protection

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a new content-protection technology called RipGuard DVD. The company claims that the technology can block up to 97% of DVD-copying software that allows consu Macrovision Corp. today (Feb. 15) unveiled a n ...

  12. Columbia Adds Exec Power

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&amp;R might with the addition of Steve Greenberg, who has been named president of the label. He started Jan. 26. LOS ANGELES -- Columbia Records aims to build upon its A&R might with the addition o ...

  13. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Service lets operators sell under their own brand. Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today (Feb. 14) at 3GSM World ...

  14. Loudeye, Nokia Team For Mobile Music

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forces with Seattle-based digital service provider Loudeye Corp. to launch a mobile music platform in 30 countries. Unveiled today at 3GSM World Congress, the Finnish cell-phone maker Nokia has joined forc ...

  15. Sony BMG Appoints Brazil Chiefs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Schiavo, Ridgely to lead territory. Sony BMG has named its management team in Brazil. Alexandre Schiavo has been appointed GM, and Kevin Ridgely executive VP. Schiavo will manage Brazilian operations, overseeing marketing, strategic marketing and ...

  16. Botwin Signs On As Columbia Chairman

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Greenberg appointment imminent. As expected, Will Botwin has been named chairman of Columbia Records Group. He had served as president since 2002. In his new capacity, he will determine the overall direction of the group and will continue to repor ...

  17. Cammas Takes Over MTV France

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe has named Thierry Cammas as VP/GM in France. He is also named president/GM of games at MTV-owned videogame channel Game One. MTV Networks Europe has named Thierry Cammas as VP/GM in France. He is also named president/GM of game ...

  18. Dimensional Music Pub. Appoints L.A. Execs

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing appointed Linda Komorsky as senior VP/GM and Michael Badami as senior VP, creative. Dimensional Music Publishing appointed Linda Komorsky as senior VP/GM and Michael Badami as senior VP, creative. Komorsky and Badami w ...

  19. Destiny's, Keys, West Set For Essence Fest

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Event set for July 1-3 in New Orleans. The 11th Essence Festival, set for July 1-3 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, will feature Destiny's Child, Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Jeffrey Osborne, Regina Belle ...

  20. Virgin Names Dupri Urban Music Prez

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec brings So So Def to Virgin. Producer/artist/So So Def label head Jermaine Dupri has been tapped by Virgin Records to take over as president of the label's new Urban Music division. Dupri will be based in Atlanta and New York and report t ...

  21. RCA Taps Int'l Marketing Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MCA Records. RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MC ...

  22. RCA Taps Int'l Marketing Exec

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MCA Records. RCA Music Group has named Eamon Sherlock senior VP of international marketing. He was senior VP of international at MC ...

  23. Nielsen Bows Service For Indie Film Research

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Nielsen National Research Group, a division of Nielsen Entertainment, announced Jan. 10 the launch of Nielsen NRGi, a division set up to provide the independent film market with Nielsen's research ser (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Nielsen Natio ...

  24. Hawkins, Le Fevre Among GMA Inductees

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ceremony set for Feb. 22. Artists Walter Hawkins, Mylon Le Fevre, Evie Tornquist and the Lewis Family will be inducted to the Gospel Music Assn. Hall of Fame during a ceremony Feb. 22 at Trinity Music City in Hendersonville, Tenn., just outside Na ...

  25. Hetherwick To Head Sony BMG Classical

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has named Gilbert Hetherwick as president of the classical division. Hetherwick, who has been VP/GM of BMG Classics since 2003, succeeds former Sony Classical president Peter Gelb, who in Oct Sony BMG has named Gilbert Hetherwick as presi ...

  26. Two Provident Execs Shift To Word

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST The changes continue at Word Entertainment, as two executives join after swiftly vacating their posts at competitor Provident Music Group. The changes continue at Word Entertainment, as two executives join after swiftly vacating their posts at com ...

  27. Ford To Head New INO Rock Imprint

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Christian vet joins from Inpop. Veteran Christian music executive Steve Ford has been tapped to head a new active rock imprint being launched by Jeff Moseley, president of INO Records in Brentwood, Tenn. Ford has spent the last four years as VP/GM ...

  28. MTV To Bow Channels For U.S. Asians

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Durrani to oversee new channels. MTV said today (Dec. 14) that it will launch three music and entertainment channels to serve U.S.-based Indian, Chinese and Korean audiences. MTV Desi, which will target viewers with roots in India, will launch fir ...

  29. UMVD's Fontana Continues To Grow

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Video &amp; Distribution has launched an <A HREF="http://www.fontanadistribution.com/" TARGET="new">official Web site</A> for its indie arm Fontana. UMVD has yet to formally announce t Universal ...

  30. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29) as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and other "respondents" involved with peer-to-peer software Kazaa face 30 record co NEW YORK -- The largest copyright in ...

  31. Freese Tapped To Head Navarre Distribution Unit

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Bob Freese has been hired by New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Corp. to head Navarre Entertainment Media, its music distribution division, sources said. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Music industry veteran Bob Freese h ...

  32. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29), as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others involved with peer-to-peer software company Kazaa face 30 record-compan The largest copyright infringement case in Aus ...

  33. Labels, Sharman Face Off In Oz

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The largest copyright infringement case in Australian history began today (Nov. 29), as Sydney-based Sharman Networks and others involved with peer-to-peer software company Kazaa face 30 record-compan The largest copyright infringement case in Aus ...

  34. Arista/J Names Burroughs As Senior VP

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jeff Burroughs has been appointed senior VP of urban marketing at Arista/J Records. Jeff Burroughs has been appointed senior VP of urban marketing at Arista/J Records. In his new position, to be announced Monday (Nov. 19), Burroughs reports to Ari ...

  35. Arista/J Names Burroughs As Senior VP

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jeff Burroughs has been appointed senior VP of urban marketing at Arista/J Records. Jeff Burroughs has been appointed senior VP of urban marketing at Arista/J Records. In his new position, to be announced Monday (Nov. 19), Burroughs reports to Ari ...

  36. Navarre Names Frees Senior VP/GM

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec has been out of the biz for past year. New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media has named Bob Frees senior VP/GM. Frees, who has been out of the music business for about the past year, has worked in the sales departments of Epic and ...

  37. Classical Score

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peter Gelb's new rols as GM of the Metropolitan Opera creates a buzz. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. Peter Gelb's new rols as GM of the Metropolitan Opera creates a buzz. Read Anastasia Tsioulcas' column. News Peter Gelb , A ...

  38. Clear Channel Snags AOL's Harrison

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. ...

  39. Clear Channel Snags AOL's Harrison

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. AOL Music GM Evan Harrison is bolting America Online to oversee Clear Channel Communications' Internet radio division. ...

  40. CMA Names Kix Brooks As Chairman

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kix Brooks of Brooks &amp; Dunn has been elevated from president to chairman of the Country Music Assn. board of directors. He succeeds Charlie Anderson of Anderson Merchandisers, who reached the end Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been el ...

  41. Century Ups Two

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Metal label promotes Sharp, Hosner. L.A.-based metal label Century Records has promoted VP of sales and distribution Brian Sharp to the newly created post of VP of internal operations. Andrew Hosner, who was manager of sales and distribution, has ...

  42. Paisley, Harris, EMI Win At ASCAP Country Awards

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher, and Emmylou Harris and EMI Music Publishing were the top honorees at the 42nd Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards, held last night (Nov. 8) at Nashville's Opry Brad Paisley, Chris DuBois, Neil Thrasher ...

  43. Spielvogel Rejoins Lightyear As Sales VP

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec moves from Razor &amp; Tie. Lightyear Entertainment has appointed Don Spielvogel VP of sales. New York-based Spielvogel, who held the same title at Lightyear from 1991 to 1998, reports to Lightyear president Arnie Holland. Prior to rejoin ...

  44. Studios Must Work To Avoid Digital Pitfalls

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Top execs call for more online content. The movie industry will face the same piracy woes of the music business by holding back online content, top digital executives stated during Billboard's Digital Entertainment Conference & Awards (DE ...

  45. Scifres To Deliver IRMA Keynote

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Peter Scifres, president of Universal Manufacturing &amp; Logistics, will deliver the keynote address at the International Recording Media Assn.'s (IRMA) annual Management Summit. The event will be he Peter Scifres, president of Universal ...

  46. Sony BMG Names Executive VPs

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as executive VP of strategic marketing and Jeff Jones as executive VP of catalog. Both report to COO Michael Smellie. Sony BMG Music Entertainment in New York has named Joe DiMuro as ex ...

  47. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner. Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic ...

  48. EMI Pub Italy Appoints Corsi MD

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with immediate effect. Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with imm ...

  49. Zomba Buys GospoCentric

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roster includes Kirk Franklin, Bobby Jones. Zomba Label Group has purchased GospoCentric Records, which includes the GospoCentric Records and B-Rite Music labels. Vicki Mack Lataillade founded GospoCentric in 1992. Her husband, Claude Lataillade, ...

  50. MTV Networks Ups Toffler, Graden

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to president of MTV Networks Group. MTV Networks has made several changes to its New York-based management, including promoting Van Toffler to ...

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