Germany

  1. Popkomm 2006 Moves Back One Week

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. The 2006 edition of German music trade fair Popkomm will take place from Sept. 20 to Sept. 22 in Berlin. Organizers have decided to push forwa ...

  2. Springer Acquires Controlling Stake In ProSieben

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German publisher Axel Springer has succeeded in acquiring a controlling stake in commercial broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1, opening the way for the merger of the two Teutonic media giants. COLOGNE, Germany (The Hollywood Reporter) -- German publisher ...

  3. Credit Suisse To Sponsor The O2

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First partner for AEG-operated London venue. First partner for AEG-operated London venue. News ...

  4. Goering Joins Sheppard, Mullin

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Kevin Goering has joins the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton Kevin Goering has joined the New York office of Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton as a partner in the business trial practice group. Goering, most rec ...

  5. AEG Names Head Of Urban Touring

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with Atlanta Worldwide Touring, has joined AEG Live as head of urban touring, Billboard.biz has learned. Sharp will continue to be based in Atlanta, and will ove Promoter/producer Jeff Sharp, formerly with At ...

  6. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  7. Gil, Fischer-Dieskau Honored With Polar Prize

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau were honored in Stockholm yesterday (May 23) with the 14th annual Polar Music Prize. Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil and German baritone/conductor Dietrich Fisc ...

  8. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  9. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  10. Retail Track

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Service, the record-club component of Bertelsmann's BeMusic division, recently launched yourmusic.com, which sells CDs for $5.99. Music retailers don't know whether to be furious or ecstatic BMG Music Service, the record-club c ...

  11. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  12. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  13. U.K. Vet Hallett Joins AEG Live

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promoter moves from Mean Fiddler. Veteran U.K. promoter Rob Hallett has been named senior VP of international for AEG Live, Billboard.biz has learned. Hallett joins AEG Live from the Mean Fiddler Group, where he was head of music and board directo ...

  14. HOB Concerts Sale Heating Up

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. Sources: AEG Live, SMG are lead contenders. News ...

  15. Fischer-Dieskau, Gil Get Polar Prize

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and Brazilian composer/musician/singer Gilberto Gil are the winners of the Polar Music Prize 2005, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music in Stockholm announced to German baritone Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau and B ...

  16. Germany's Phonoline Shifts Power To T-Online

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribution platform from Deutsche Telekom's T-Com division to its T-Online subsidiary. The German recorded music industry is transferring its B2B online music distribut ...

  17. On The Road

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours difficult. Read Ray Waddell's column. Veteran promoter Louis Messina, now president of TMG/AEG Live, says bidding wars made summer tours diffic ...

  18. Chancellor Schroeder To Speak At German Biz Gala

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliver a speech at a Sept. 29 ceremony to mark the 175th anniversary of the German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) and the German Federal Assn. of Music Retailer German chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will deliv ...

  19. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. 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, mobil ...

  20. Richard Marx

    August 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marx delivers his eighth album and first major-label effort in seven years with amped passion and a rejuvenated edge. Marx delivers his eighth album and first major-label effort in seven years with amped passion and a rejuvenated edge. News ...

  21. The Beat

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx juggles a new gig as a Sony A&R scout with his own recording and producing career. Read Melinda Newman's column. Richard Marx juggles a new gig as a Sony A&R scout with his own recording and producing career. Read Mel ...

  22. The Beat

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Marx juggles a new gig as a Sony A&R scout with his own recording and producing career. Read Melinda Newman's column. Richard Marx juggles a new gig as a Sony A&R scout with his own recording and producing career. Read Mel ...

  23. Edel Unveils New Management Structure

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent record label edel music has restructured its executive team with the elevation of two key staffers. Gabi Grube has been promoted to CFO and Timo Steinberg is upped to COO. Hamburg-based independent record label edel music ...

  24. BMG Germany To Cull 60% Of Its Artists

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist roster. Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International and president of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria, announced the decision in the employee magazine BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist ros ...

  25. BMG Germany To Cut 60% Of Its Artists

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist roster. Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International and president of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria, announced the decision in the employee magazine BMG Germany plans to shed 60% of its artist ros ...

  26. Equity Music Group Adds Wagner

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ted Wagner, who has almost two decades of radio promotion experience, has joined the Equity Music Group promotion team. He will be responsible for the Southwest region, reporting to Rick Baumgartner, Ted Wagner, who has almost two decades of radio ...

  27. German Artists Protest Royalty Rate Cut

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German rocker Marius Müller-Westernhagen and hip-hop artist Xavier Naidoo are among the prominent German artists and songwriters who have signed a resolution protesting the German record Veteran German rocker Marius Müller-Western ...

  28. Bertelsmann Posts $37 Million Profit

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung to a profit of €31 million ($37 million) in the first quarter, and reaffirmed its forecast for improved operating results for the full year, in financ Media company Bertelsmann AG says it swung ...

  29. Napster Investors Face The Music

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels, publishers to take Bertelsmann AG to court. Labels, publishers to take Bertelsmann AG to court. News ...

  30. AEG Live Snags HOB's Vallon

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vallon joins AEG Live as senior VP of nat'l booking. Vallon joins AEG Live as senior VP of nat'l booking. News Vallon ...

  31. AEG Live Snags HOB's Vallon

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Larry Vallon is the latest high-profile concert business executive to join AEG Live in Los Angeles. Vallon has been named AEG Live's senior VP of national booking Former House of Blues (HOB) senior VP Lar ...

  32. BMG Execs Confident Sony Merger Will Be Approved

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG's management is expressing confidence that anti-trust authorities will approve the company's planned merger with Sony Music. In an interview today (March 30) with Billboard.biz, BMG chairman/CEO R BMG's management is expressing ...

  33. AEG Live Inks Innovative Deal With Robi Draco Rosa

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a ground-breaking artist-development move, AEG Live will bankroll the touring efforts of Columbia artist Robi Draco Rosa in exchange for exclusive representation in the United States and Latin Amer In a ground-breaking artist-development move, ...

  34. Catterfeld, Wir sind Helden Lead Echo Nominations

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Yvonne Catterfeld and Wir Sind Helden each earned four nominations for the German recording industry's 2004 Echo Awards, to be held March 6 at Berlin's International Conference Center. Yvonne Catterfeld and Wir Sind Helden each earned fo ...

  35. On The Road

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Talent buyer Ali Harnell has joined TMG/AEG Live as executive VP based in Nashville. Talent buyer Ali Harnell has joined TMG/AEG Live as executive VP based in Nashville. News Ali Harnell ...

  36. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  37. BMG Music Service Targets 'Adult' Buyers

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Service is hoping to raise the appeal of its record club among consumers over 30 with new specialized marketing strategies. BMG Music Service is hoping to raise the appeal of its record club among consumers over 30 with new specialized m ...

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