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  1. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  2. German Promoters Unveil New Collecting Society

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Society aims to protect show organizers. A new royalties collecting society—Verwertungsgesellschaft Veranstalterrechte e.V.—was unveiled by German concert promoters today (Sept. 20) at the Popkomm trade show in Berlin. The new collecting society, ...

  3. T-Mobile Drums Up Electronic Beats Fests

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT "Electronic Beats," the electronic-music and lifestyle festival conceived by wireless-phone giant T-Mobile International, has unveiled a line-up of major European acts for shows in Austria, the Czech "Electronic Beats," the ele ...

  4. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lang upped, Cosgrove joins from Warner Classics. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. His promotion comes at ...

  5. Deutsche Grammophon Expands Classical Biz

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal Music Group International, has promoted Michael Lang to the position of president after five years as GM. Deutsche Grammophon, the classical-music label belonging to Universal M ...

  6. Korn's Davis Itching To Get Back On Stage

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Family Values tour to start July 27. Korn's Jonathan Davis is happy to be alive after a recent near-fatal bout with a blood infection, but he's also itching to get back on stage and do what he does best. "I feel good but I feel like ...

  7. Edel Pacts With Lazarus For U.K. Content

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Edel records, the Hamburg-based independent label, has entered into a long-term contract with U.K. media consulting company Lazarus Consulting Limited. Edel records, the Hamburg-based independent label, has entered into a long-term contract with U ...

  8. Wolfsheim Frontman Heppner Signs With Warner

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Peter Heppner, the distinctive singer and songwriter with German electronic act Wolfsheim, has signed a long-term solo recording contract with Warner Music Germany. Peter Heppner, the distinctive singer and songwriter with German electronic act Wo ...

  9. Germany's Edel Adds DVD Unit

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Hamburg-based independent music firm Edel Records today (Dec. 13) launched a specialist DVD division. Oliver Hagedorn has been appointed director ...

  10. Edel's Schmidt To Join Capitol Germany

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end of the year to take the same post at Capitol Music. Daniel Schmidt, director of A&R at Edel Music in Hamburg, will leave the company at the end ...

  11. Germany's VUT Splits With IFPI

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST The German association of independent labels, publishers and producers -- VUT -- is splitting the German branch of the labels' group IFPI, VUT chairman Peter James said Nov. 1. HAMBURG, Germany -- The German association of independent labels, ...

  12. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was elected Oct. 27 as the new chairman ...

  13. Haentjes Takes Charge Of German Trade Bodies

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music AG in Hamburg, was today (Oct. 27) elected as the new chairman of the board of Germany's record industry bodies. Haentjes takes responsibilities for the BPW, t Michael Haentjes, chairman of edel music ...

  14. Pioneering Sports/Entertainment Executive Dies

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Loris Smith died Sept. 22 at 70. Pioneering sports and entertainment executive Loris Francis Smith died Sept. 22 at 70 in Newton, N.J., from emphysema. Smith had been COO of concessions/facility management firm Ogden Entertainment in New York City ...

  15. Gebhardt Confirms Exit

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has confirmed he will stand down as chairman of labels body BPW and the German group of the IFPI at an Oct. 27 members meeting. Billboard.biz reported t Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhard ...

  16. Warner Germany, Soulfood Music Launch Sub-Label

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Germany and Hamburg-based independent distributor Soulfood Music Distribution are to launch a sub-label which will handle the marketing, promotion and distribution of emerging Warner acts Warner Music Germany and Hamburg-based indepen ...

  17. Eminem Cancels European Tour

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rapper treated for exhaustion. Eminem revealed today (Aug. 16) that he is canceling the European leg of his Anger Management Tour with 50 Cent. The superstar rapper is currently being treated for exhaustion, complicated by other medical issues, ac ...

  18. German Pub Group Re-Elects Sikorski Prez

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. on June 17 re-elected Dagmar Sikorski as the trade group's president for a three-year term. Sikorski is owner of Hamburg-based publishing firm Sikorski Musi HAMBURG -- Members of Germany's ...

  19. German Pub Group Re-Elects Sikorski Pres

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. yesterday (June 17) re-elected Dagmar Sikorski as the trade group's president for a three-year term. Members of Germany's Music Publishers Assn. yesterday (June 17) re-elected Dagmar Sikor ...

  20. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&Y" has opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&Y" has opened ...

  21. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Enters Record Books

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New album sells 464,000 copies in Britain. Coldplay's widely-anticipated third studio album "X&Y" has opened with the second-highest first week sales tally in British chart history. The Parlophone album, released last Monday (Ju ...

  22. Sony BMG Names New German Prez

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, effective Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at ...

  23. Sony BMG Names New German Pres

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, with effect from Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management ...

  24. GEMA, IFPI Royalty Challenge Concludes

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The long-running mechanical-royalty rate dispute between authors' rights society GEMA and the German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry came to an end May 18, when HAMBURG -- The long-running mechanical-roy ...

  25. Bertelsmann Books $38.5M Restructuring Cost

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A restructuring cost of €30 million ($38.5 million) related with the merger of BMG with Sony Music was a blemish in Bertelsmann's otherwise good business performance for the first quarter of 200 HAMBURG -- A restructuring cost of €3 ...

  26. Westlife Loses EU Trademark Battle

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. BRUSSELS -- Irish boyband Westlife on May 4 lost their five-year legal battle against the ci ...

  27. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the ciga ...

  28. Westlife Lose EU Trademark Battle

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Band cannot block firms from using name. Irish boyband Westlife today (May 4) lost their five-year legal battle against the cigarette manufacturer that challenged the use of their name as a trademark. German cigarette company West had filed a suit ...

  29. Edel Eyes-Up €30M Bond Issue

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Edel music is planning to offer a corporate bond of up to €30 million ($38 million), the Hamburg-based independent label group said today (April 26). According to Edel chairman/CEO Michael Haen Edel music is planning to offer a corporat ...

  30. Edel Eyes-Up €30M Bond Issue

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Edel music is planning to offer a corporate bond of up to €30 million ($38 million), the Hamburg-based independent label group said today (April 26). According to Edel chairman/CEO Michael Haen Edel music is planning to offer a corporat ...

  31. 50 Cent Reclaims European Throne

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garbage debuts at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) bounces back to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after climbing 3-2 in Ireland, 7-5 in Germany and 7-6 in Austria. It's the album's third run at No. 1, where ...

  32. German Arbitrator Rules On Royalty-Rate Battle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry has lost its battle to reduce authors' mechanical royalty rates. HAMBURG -- The German affiliate of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ha ...

  33. Sony BMG Germany Revamps Catalog Arm

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Germany on April 7 revealed its new catalog marketing structure, based in Munich. The division incorporates Sony Music's former special-marketing unit, which was based in HAMBURG -- Sony BMG Music Entertainment Ge ...

  34. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epic). Moby 50 Cent's & ...

  35. 50 Cent Knocks Down Moby In Europe

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New Order bows at No. 6. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) rebounds 4-1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set debuted at the top four weeks ago but was displaced the following week by Jennifer Lopez's "Rebirth" (Epi ...

  36. Bertelsmann Bows New P2P Platform

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG is planning to launch this summer a new peer-to-peer download service, dubbed GNAB. The Gütersloh, Germany-based firm's services and technology division, Arvato Mobile, has develop HAMBURG -- Bertelsmann AG is planning ...

  37. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  38. Coldplay's 'X&Y' Set For June

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's long-awaited third studio album, "X&Y," will be issued June 6 internationally and the following day in the United States, Parlophone/EMI said today (March 11). First single "Speed of So Coldplay's long-a ...

  39. Crunchy Frog Jumps Into Germany

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danish indie Crunchy Frog has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany. Danish indie Crunchy Frog has opened an office in Hamburg, Germany. With a current team of two, the new affiliate gives Crunchy Frog its first physical presence in continental Eur ...

  40. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  41. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  42. Westlife Trademark Battle Reaches Court

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Irish boyband Westlife is involved in a trademark tussle with German cigarette company West. After five years' legal wrangling, the case is due to be heard tomorrow (Jan. 18) at the European Union's C Irish boyband Westlife is involved i ...

  43. EMI Pub Germany Names Weller MD

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mike Weller has been appointed managing director of EMI Music Publishing Germany. With effect from Feb. 1, Weller will have overall responsibility for overseeing the company's activities in Germany, S Mike Weller has been appointed managing d ...

  44. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's European group. He has served for 13 years as European president of the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of Peermusic's Europea ...

  45. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  46. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  47. Yamaha Acquires Steinberg

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Yamaha Corp. has reached a basic agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, a division of Mountain View, Calif.-based video editing system manufact NEW YORK -- Tokyo-based Yamaha Corp. has reach ...

  48. Yamaha Acquires Steinberg

    December 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based Yamaha Corp. has reached a basic agreement to acquire 100% of the common stock of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH, a division of Mountain View, Calif.-based video editing system manufact Tokyo-based Yamaha Corp. has reached a basic a ...

  49. GEMA Supported In IFPI Royalty Dispute

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 in favor of authors' society GEMA in its conflict with the International Federation of Phonographic Industry (IFPI) on royalty rates. HAMBURG -- Germany's arbitration tribunal ruled Dec. 9 ...

  50. German Promoter Ordered To Pay Over Hearing Loss

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST German concert organizer Marek Lieberberg Konzertagentur (MLK) has been ordered to pay compensation to a woman who alleged that her hearing was damaged during a Bon Jovi concert in September 2000. HAMBURG -- German concert organizer Marek Lieberbe ...

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