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  1. Sony BMG Revamps German Operations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. Sony BMG has made several management and structural changes at its German operations. The company will shut down the BMG Berlin domestic unit and will integrate ...

  2. Behind the Deal: "Soft Money" Film Financing

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST French producer Philippe Carcassone, whose 40-plus feature films include "L'Homme Du Train" and "Read My Lips," was among the presenters at a film-financing seminar presented by the Entertainment Prac French producer Phili ...

  3. 'Anastacia' Scores Brit Triple-Triple

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. pop artist Anastacia has gone triple platinum in the United Kingdom for the third album in a row. U.S. pop artist Anastacia has gone triple platinum in the United Kingdom for the third album in a row. Labels body the British Phonographic Indu ...

  4. 'Anastacia' Scores Brit Triple-Triple

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. pop artist Anastacia has gone triple platinum in the United Kingdom for the third album in a row. U.S. pop artist Anastacia has gone triple platinum in the United Kingdom for the third album in a row. Labels body the British Phonographic Indu ...

  5. Björk, Aventura Top Euro Charts

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new champions on the European sales charts, as Bjork's "Medulla" (One Little Indian) debuts at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music) rises 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Si There are new ch ...

  6. Björk, Aventura Top Euro Charts

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT There are new champions on the European sales charts, as Bjork's "Medulla" (One Little Indian) debuts at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums and Aventura's "Obsession" (Up Music) rises 2-1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Si There are new ch ...

  7. Edel To Distribute V2 In Italy

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. V2 previously went through Sony Music in the territory. Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. ...

  8. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  9. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. German Mechanicals Dispute Heads To Arbitration

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The ongoing dispute between German authors rights society GEMA and the local IFPI affiliate over the latter's plan to cut the mechanical rate is set to go before arbitration. HAMBURG -- The ongoing dispute between German authors rights societ ...

  12. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  13. German Police Seize FTP Server With 60,000 Songs

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A German network technician faces criminal prosecution and a five-figure damages bill for allegedly running the country's biggest offering of illegal music downloads. HAMBURG -- A German network technician faces criminal prosecution and a fiv ...

  14. 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 Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  15. Uni Germany Opens Novel Pact With Publisher.

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Universal Music Germany has forged a strategic partnership with Hamburg-based book publisher Hoffmann & Campe to develop a range of classical music and jazz CDs. The new range For the first time, Universal Music Germany ...

  16. Uni Germany Opens Novel Pact With Publisher.

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, Universal Music Germany has forged a strategic partnership with Hamburg-based book publisher Hoffmann & Campe to develop a range of classical music and jazz CDs. The new range For the first time, Universal Music Germany ...

  17. Edel COO/CFO Baur To Exit

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to leave the company June 30. Edel Group CEO Michael Haentjes will handle Baur's duties on an interim basis. Baur joined the Hamburg-based indie from Frankfurt con Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to l ...

  18. Edel COO/CFO Baur To Exit

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to leave the company June 30. Edel Group CEO Michael Haentjes will handle Baur's duties on an interim basis. Baur joined the Hamburg-based indie from Frankfurt con Edel Records COO/CFO Michael Baur is to l ...

  19. Hellwig Returns To German Record Biz With BMG

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Germany industry executive Jörg Hellwig has been appointed senior VP Music Division at the Munich headquarters of the newly-established BMG unit. Veteran Germany industry executive Jörg Hellwig has been appointed senior VP Music D ...

  20. Dopp Takes Reins At Warner Music GSA

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) is creating a new European structure, which regroups the major's operations in Germany, Switzerland and Austria (GSA). Warner Music International (WMI) is creating a new European structure, which regroups the ...

  21. Warner Music Germany Losing 100 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 job losses, sources say. The Hamburg-based affiliate's president Bernd Dopp is understood to have announced the layoffs during a staff meeting today (March 31) Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 ...

  22. Warner Music Germany Losing 100 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 job losses, sources say. The Hamburg-based affiliate's president Bernd Dopp is understood to have announced the layoffs during a staff meeting today (March 31) Warner Music Germany is facing up to 100 ...

  23. U.S. Officials Warn of Concert Danger

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned Americans yesterday (March 11) to stay clear of a popular Turkish singer's upcoming concert, saying a hand grenade exploded at a previous show in Hamburg and that loc The U.S. Embassy in Berlin warned America ...

  24. Finkenwirth Steps Down From BMG GSA Role

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Andre Finkenwirth, executive VP of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria (G/S/A), has "stepped down" from his Munich-based role, according to the company. No reason was given for his exit. Andre Finkenwirth, executive VP of BMG Germany/Switzer ...

  25. German Publishers To Up Ante In Royalty-Rate Battle

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlisting its members for support as it urges IFPI Germany to cancel its controversial proposal to reduce the mechanical royalty rate on sound recordings. The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlist ...

  26. Bach Archive To Put Manuscripts Online

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, Germany, will restore and digitalize original scores by the composer, with the idea of giving people access to the works via the Internet, officials said The Johann Sebastian Bach Archive in Leipzig, G ...

  27. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  28. Label Manager Prommer Links With Caroline

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal with indie distributor Caroline, founder Michael Prommer says. New York-based label management firm Prommer Inc. has inked a "vendor-like" deal wi ...

  29. Edel Austria Buys Majority Stake In Label

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Edel Records Austria, a subsidiary of Germany's Edel Music, has bought a majority stake in Vienna-based label Musica Schallplatten-Vertriebs from Swiss company Musikvertrieb. Edel Records Austria, a subsidiary of Germany's Edel Music, ha ...

  30. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  31. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

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