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  1. Will.i.am Lawyer Sounds Off on Pharrell Trademark Dispute

    July 01, 2013 10:47 AM EDT Attorneys for Will.i.am Pharrell Williams are in a heated exchange over trademarks will.i.am owns and trademark applications by Williams. At issue is who has the right to use the words "I Am" and how they can use it.   The events leadi ...

  2. 'Music Is A Great Way To Sell Other Things'

    October 15, 2012 7:58 AM EDT Entertainment lawyer Ken Hertz -- who's driven brand deals for Beyonce, Gwen Stefani and Lady Gaga -- thinks everyone is a media company. Ken Hertz has a new theory he wants to test out. It's an overcast October day in New York, and He ...

  3. From This Week's Billboard: Steve Barnett and Capitol: What's Next?

    October 12, 2012 3:39 PM EDT Below is the Up Front story "Capitol Swoops In For Barnett" -- a look at the executive carousel resulting from Universal's purchase of EMI -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also contains our cover story o ...

  4. Business Matters: @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are BFFs

    May 09, 2012 8:39 PM EDT @NARM - Ready or Not, Brands and Music Are Best Friends Forever -- Brands are getting more involved with music. That may not always be a good thing, but it's a trend that isn't going to reverse course. "Bands and Brands 20 : Who ...

  5. Will.I.Am Sent Takedown Notice for MegaUpload Video

    December 12, 2011 6:24 PM EST Late last week, a surprising music video was released that featured many superstar recording acts and other celebrities endorsing MegaUpload, a video-hosting website that is near the top of the enemy's list for many in the entertainment indus ...

  6. Ian Rogers Guest Post: The Unbundling (and Re-Bundling) of Music

    April 20, 2011 2:30 PM EDT The following is a guest post from Ian Rogers, CEO of direct to fan artist platform Topspin. He previously was VP and General Manager of Yahoo! Music and Yahoo! Video. He currently blogs at fistfulayen and on the Topspin site where this post origi ...

  7. Janet Jackson Signs Film Production Deal with Lionsgate

    March 16, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Janet Jackson is becoming a movie producer. The performer-actress has signed a production deal with Lionsgate to select, develop and produce a feature film for the independent studio. Jackson has a thriving music career-she's currently on wor ...

  8. @Digital Hollywood: Why Apple Will Own Streaming

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Maybe the problem with music streaming services isn't the product, but the message behind the product. Alan Goodstadt, partner at Redwood Capital, told a Digital Hollywood audience that music streaming services suffer from a lack of awareness ...

  9. Indaba Music Revamps Service

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Indaba Music began the process of revamping its website and services today, a process the company says will remain ongoing through the rest of the year. Indaba Music is best known for its online music collaboration environment, allowing artists to ...

  10. Apple, Eminem Headed For Trial As Talks Break Down

    September 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple Inc and Eminem have failed to settle a lawsuit over whether the rapper's songs can be downloaded on the iTunes music service, paving the way for a federal trial to begin on Thursday. Eight Mile Style LLC, Eminem's music publisher, ...

  11. Eminem's Music Publisher Takes Apple To Court

    September 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem's music publisher wants a bigger slice from Apple. Eight Mile Style LLC and a co-plaintiff, Martin Affiliated LLC, are suing Apple Inc., claiming they never authorized the use of 93 songs in a downloadable format on Apple's popula ...

  12. MIDEM Day 1: Managers On Digital Revenue Trail

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Artist managers and entertainment lawyers voiced their concerns about digital music revenue -- how much their acts deserve and how much they're owed -- during the opening day of the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. T ...

  13. Will.i.am: Mobile Music Is The Future

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST The mobile industry, not the record business, will create the next wave of music superstars, according to Black Eyed Peas founder Will.i.am. Speaking at Mobile Backstage, a GSMA/Nielsen production for the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, powere ...

  14. Midem Day Two: Video Games, Advertising, Brand Marketing

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The mutual benefits of music makers getting involved in video games, movie advertising and consumer brand marketing were on parade Monday (Jan. 22) as the Music for Images strand took center stage on day two of the Midem conference. Veteran rocker ...

  15. Stefani, Kobalt Renew Deal

    January 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani has renewed her music publishing administration deal with Kobalt Music Group. The deal covers territories outside North America and includes her interests in her current release "The Sweet Escape," and her first solo album & ...

  16. Publishers Sue Over Eminem Ringtones

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Publishing companies for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's compositions filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop his songs from being used as cell phone ringtones. (AP) Publishing companies for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's compositions filed ...

  17. Eminem Files Suit Over Cellular Ring Tones

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's publishing companies filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop his songs from being used as cell phone ring tones. Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's publishing companies filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop his son ...

  18. Koch Gets Tommy Boy's Video Collection

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution expands its large catalog of music and music-oriented releases with new distribution deals. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Koch Entertainment Distribution has inked an exclusive North American home video distribution d ...

  19. Kobalt Inks Int'l Pub Deal With Gwen Stefani

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British independent publisher Kobalt Music has struck an exclusive deal to administer Gwen Stefani's publishing firm, Harajuku Lover Music, outside North America. British independent publisher Kobalt Music has struck an exclusive deal to admi ...

  20. Mason Becomes Of Counsel To Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Mason has become Of Counsel to the entertainment law firm of Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein. John Mason has become Of Counsel to the entertainment law firm of Goldring, Hertz & Lichtenstein . The Beverly Hills, Calif.-based firm w ...

  21. Sirius, EchoStar Launch Alliance

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment Alliance. Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment ...

  22. Sirius, EchoStar Launch Alliance

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment Alliance. Sirius Satellite Radio, EchoStar and RadioShack today (Feb. 12) announced the formation of the Satellite Entertainment ...