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  1. German Vinyl Sales Slide

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Vinyl record distributors are reporting declines of up to 60% in sales, a trend which is affecting dance music labels behind vinyl releases of house, techno and hip-hop. More and more DJs are using MP3s in their work rather than expensive vinyl re ...

  2. Music Dominates German Live Business

    November 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live music in Germany generated revenues of €2.8 billion ($3.54 billion) in 2007, according to the first full survey of the country's live entertainment business since 1995. According to the survey by Nuremberg-based research company GfK, mus ...

  3. Ende Of An Era At EMI Publishing

    October 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peter Ende, president and CEO of EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe, has stepped down after 28 years with the company. He will remain in his post until the end of November and will then have a consultancy role. European execs at EMI Music Pub ...

  4. GEMA Appoints Harbich Marketing Director

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich will take the helm as marketing director in the head office of the German collecting society GEMA in Munich, effective Nov. 1. Harbich succeeds Henrik Horning, who left GEMA in May 2008. Harbich reports to Dr. Harald Heker, chairma ...

  5. Depeche Mode Announces Euro Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. synth-pop act Depeche Mode presented its plans for the “Tour of the Universe 2009" during an announcement at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. In front of over 350 media representatives from all over Europe and about 1,000 fans today (Oct. 6 ...

  6. Live Earth Returns In India

    September 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Bon Jovi will join Bollywood stars for a one-off Live Earth concert in Mumbai, India, on Dec. 7. Live Earth India will take place at the 20,000-capacity Andheri Sports Complex. Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan is also on the bill. The event will be ...

  7. German Aggregator Warns Last.fm

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German digital-music aggregator Finetunes is threatening to sue online-music platform Last.fm for alleged copyright infringement. Finetunes alleges that London-based Last.fm has broken German copyright law by streaming music legally licensed to Fi ...

  8. Peermusic Promotes Hamburg Pair

    July 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic has revamped its executive team in Hamburg with the promotion of Lubna Al-Aswad to the new position of GM. In her new role, Al-Aswad will report to Michael Karnstedt, European chairman of Peermusic, and to the corporate office. Until now ...

  9. McBride Goes Tribal For 'Millennial' Project

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Know your tribe. And play to the beat of your own drum. That's just one of the points underscored in a new thought-provoking essay on the current face of the musicians' industry, in the eyes and mind of Terry McBride, CEO of Vancouver, C ...

  10. Last.fm Establishes German Affiliate

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Last.fm is building up its presence in Central and Northern Europe. The music recommendation site has hired former Google executive F. Scott Woods to the role as senior VP and managing director, Germany, with a remit to set-up an office in Hamburg ...

  11. Apple Corps Sues To Stop Beatles Release

    March 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Apple Corps and Apple Records have just filed a federal lawsuit in Miami in an attempt to stop bootleg recordings from the Star-Club in Germany from being released to the public, Billboard.biz has learned. One of the defendants, Jeffrey Collins, t ...

  12. Edel Buys Publishing Firm Rockbuch

    March 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Edel entertainment, a division of music group Edel AG in Hamburg, has acquired publishing company Rockbuch Verlag in Schlüchtern. Edel declined to disclose financial details on the deal. "Rockbuch is one of the top publishers in the music and ...

  13. Lieberberg Wins Big At Germany's LEA Event

    March 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Marek Lieberberg has been awarded tour promoter of the year 2007 at the third annual Live Entertainment Awards (LEA), which took place Tuesday in Hamburg's Color Line Arena. Frankfurt-based Lieberberg, who promoted concerts during the year by ...

  14. British Music Week Returns In '08

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST The BPI today unveiled plans for the return of British Music Week with a new structure which, for the first time, will be handled by a German management team. The 2008 event, dates for which have yet to be announced, will be driven by a newly form ...

  15. MAMA Snaps Up Nettwerk Stake

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST MAMA Group has acquired a 20% stake in the Nettwerk Music Group, the Canada-based record label, artist management and publishing business. MAMA claim the investment will create the world's largest management collective, with a combined roster ...

  16. Court Injunction Keeps iPhone On Hold In Germany

    November 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Vodafone has obtained an interim injunction in German, which prevents rival handset manufacturer T-Mobile from selling the iPhone in the lead-up to Christmas. The district court in Hamburg issued the order on Monday, after Vodafone questioned the ...

  17. KL's Live & Loud Fest Ready For Launch

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST The inaugural Live & Loud music festival, billed as one of Asia's biggest live-music events, kicks off here Nov. 23. The 10-day festival is divided into three categories - "main," "thematic" and "fringe" even ...

  18. Gorny Takes Charge At German Music Industry Assn.

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dieter Gorny has been elected chairman of the new German music industry body Bundesverband Musikindustrie (Music Industry Association), formed from the merger of the German labels body BPW, and the German IFPI group. Gorny succeeds Michael Haentje ...

  19. Schwenzer Joins EMI Europe

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Schwenzer has been recruited to EMI Music Publishing Continental Europe in the new position of senior VP legal and business affairs, with effect from Sept. 17. Schwenzer currently serves as head of legal and business affairs for Arvato mobi ...

  20. Krings Elevated At Warner Music Germany

    August 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bettina Krings has been appointed marketing for director Warner Music Germany in Hamburg. Krings was marketing manager pop for Warner Music Germany. In her new, immediately-effective role, Krings is responsible for the complete product-management ...

  21. Brycz Advances At Warner Europe

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Brycz has been promoted to GM, Warner Music Central Europe in Hamburg, effective immediately. Brycz has served as marketing director, Warner Music Germany, since 2006. In his new position, Brycz assumes additional duties for the major' ...

  22. Kaffenberger Splits With Edel

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Edel AG is restructuring its edel entertainment subsidiary in Hamburg following the departure of Marcel Kaffenberger, director of marketing and public relations. With immediate effect, Kaffenberger has left edel after nine years to launch a new bu ...

  23. Winehouse Pulls Out Of V Fest

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse has canceled her planned appearance at this weekend's V Festival in the U.K., with her record label blaming ongoing "health issues". The singer has pulled a run of shows in recent days, including dates in Norway and De ...

  24. Zombik Splits With Germany's BPW, IFPI

    August 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Zombik, managing director of BPW and the German IFPI, will exit the Berlin-based industry bodies with effect from Sept. 15. Zombik joined labels body BPW in 1977, and has served as its managing director since 1982. He added duties as IFPI Ge ...

  25. German Live Earth Edition Loses $1.3 Million

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Germany's Live Earth, which took place on July 7 in Hamburg, recorded a loss of €950,000 ($1.3 million). Ticket sales generated €1.06 million ($1.46 million), merchandising and sponsoring yielded €190,000 ($262,000), resulting in revenues of ...

  26. Shakira, Yusuf Power Live Earth Hamburg

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Hamburg edition of the Live Earth climate change concerts featured a lineup of international stars, including Shakira, Snoop Dogg and Enrique Iglesias, and major domestic acts, ending nine hours later with a performance by surprise guest Yusuf ...

  27. Live Earth Goes D.C.

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Initially rebuffed by Washington, former Vice President Al Gore's Live Earth concerts found a last-minute home in the U.S. capital on Friday after Native Americans offered their museum for the worldwide event. A few blocks from the U.S. Capit ...

  28. Live Earth Show In Rio To Go On After Ban Revoked

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A Brazilian judge revoked on Thursday her own injunction blocking the Rio de Janeiro leg of the Live Earth global series of concerts after organizers secured approval from the police and met security concerns. "The show is on again. The prose ...

  29. Judge Cancels Rio Live Earth Concert

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A judge has canceled a Live Earth concert planned for Saturday in Rio because police said they did not have enough officers to guarantee crowd safety. Organizers of the free show on Rio's Copacabana Beach said Wednesday they were trying to ov ...

  30. WMI's Dopp Elevated In Europe

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has promoted Bernd Dopp to chairman and CEO of Warner Music Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, Manfred Lappe, president of Warner Music Eastern Europe and COO of Warner Music G/S/A, has retired from the compan ...

  31. German Chart Revamp Abandons Unit Sales For Value Rating

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Germany is set to become the first major world music market to rank its music charts based on revenues generated, rather than unit sales. From July 23, the singles and albums sales chart systems are to be replaced by a revenue-based model, to acco ...

  32. Harbich Steps Down At Capitol Germany

    June 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Joachim Harbich, managing director at EMI Music Germany and Austria subsidiary Capitol, has left the Cologne-based company for personal reasons in order to work in Hamburg again. Harbich was appointed in March after being poached from Hamburg-base ...

  33. Man Dies As Storms Lash German Festival

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Severe storms have left one man dead and another seriously injured at Germany's Southside Festival. The man, a 28-year-old medic, died yesterday (June 21) when his vehicle was struck by a tent pole flung into the air by a storm at the festiva ...

  34. IFPI Germany Hits 5,000 Illegal Downloaders Per Month

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a nationwide crackdown on illegal music downloading, the German arm of IFPI claims to have taken criminal action against an astonishing 25,000 people in the past five months. From January through May this year the record industry body says it h ...

  35. Maurus Departs Warner Germany

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Germany managing director Alexander Maurus has left the company. Maurus, who has served as MD of the Hamburg-based affiliate since 2006, left on his own initiative, according to Warner Music. "I have to accept Alexander's de ...

  36. EMI Publishing German Names Exec Duo

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Following the departure of Mike Weller as managing director of EMI Music Publishing Germany on April 1, the music publisher has appointed two people to lead the German company. Andreas Kiel, until now senior VP creative, and Markus Hedke, until no ...

  37. Edel Combines Digital Arms

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT German independent music company edel is merging its two digital distribution businesses. The Hamburg-based firm's edelNET unit will be rolled into its Kontor New Media arm, by Oct. 1 at the latest. At the same time, edel has vowed to "s ...

  38. Weikert To Head Up Edel's Books Arm

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Stefan Weikert will assume management of the new book publishing division of edel entertainment GmbH in Hamburg, with effect from May 1. Until now, Weikert was GM of edelNET GmbH, edel music's digital division. In his new function as GM Edel ...

  39. Popkomm Busts Out

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Despite a decline in record sales in recent years, the German music industry can boast one significant success story-the development of the Popkomm music fair since it moved to Berlin in 2004. According to the IFPI, retail sales of all recorded mu ...

  40. Berlin: Music City

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT When David Bowie moved to the divided city of Berlin in 1976, he joined 2 million inhabitants of what was effectively an island surrounded by the communist German Democratic Republic. This particular contrast between east and west left such an imp ...

  41. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  42. Piracy Suits To Fund German Music Education

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Members of the German national IFPI group intend to use the damages won in Internet piracy suits to fund basic music education in schools. As a result of the initiative, dubbed "Musik macht Schule - Schule macht Musik" (music makes schoo ...

  43. Echos Handed Out In Berlin

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Canadian group Billy Talent, and German-language acts Silbermond and La Fee were the big winners tonight at the 16th annual Echo Awards, held at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm. Atlantic/Warner-signed Billy Talent won for ne ...

  44. Weller To Exit EMI Publishing Germany

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mike Weller, managing director of EMI Music Publishing Germany in Hamburg since February 2005, will leave the company on April 1, 2007. Prior to joining EMI Publishing, Weller managed Sony/ATV Music Publishing G/S/A and Central Europe for 14 years ...

  45. The Police Unveil European Tour Plans

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Police have unveiled dates for late summer/early fall European tour, beginning Aug. 29 in Stockholm. So far, 13 shows are confirmed, although additional dates in Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, and Denmark are pending, according to the band' ...

  46. Furtado Claims Eurochart Double

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado rebounds to the top of both of Billboard's pan-European sales charts, to lead them simultaneously for the first time. "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) moves 2-1 on European Top 100 Albums, which it led for a week, a fortnight a ...

  47. Vaccaro Takes A&R Int'l Role At Edel

    January 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Edel music has promoted Max Vaccaro, marketing manager at the company's Milan-based Italian operation, to head of international A&R for the entire group. Vaccaro will work in both Milan and Hamburg and will report to both edel CEO Michael ...

  48. BPI Expands British Music Week In Germany

    January 25, 2007 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is to repeat and expand its British Music Week promotion in Germany this April, broadening its reach from its Berlin base into two other German cities. The inaugural BMW took place in Berlin May 19-26 2006. Its ai ...

  49. Harbich To Exit Edel

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Joachim Harbich, managing director of edel entertainment, will exit the Hamburg-based company at his own request in the middle of January to concentrate on new projects. Harbich joined edel in 2002 as GM, and was promoted to managing director in s ...

  50. Rosa Elevated At Warner Switzerland

    October 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Oliver Rosa, GM of Warner Music Switzerland, has been appointed managing director of the company with immediate effect. Based i ...

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