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  1. Waters Wall To Wall

    July 18, 2012 7:35 PM EDT "By the way, which one's Pink?" inquires the label executive caricature on the Pink Floyd album cut "Have a Cigar" from the 1975 album "Wish You Were Here." The band did very little to promote individual members ...

  2. Janet Jackson Cancels Shows To Be With Family During Conrad Murray Trial

    October 24, 2011 7:25 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) -- Janet Jackson is rescheduling part of her Australian tour so she can support her family during the trial of the doctor accused of involuntary manslaughter in her brother Michael's death. Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial in Los A ...

  3. Digital Music Sales Decline in Japan, Industry Looks to Exports

    March 07, 2011 6:25 AM EST The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has released the finals sales data for digital music in 2010 and the results are more than disappointing for an industry that previously looked to this revenue stream as a bright spot. Mobile musi ...

  4. Morrissey Leaves Hospital After On-Stage Collapse

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Morrissey, the former singer in U.K. band The Smiths, has left hospital after spending the night there as a precautionary measure after collapsing on stage, a hospital spokeswoman said. The 50-year-old was taken to a Swindon hospital after sufferi ...

  5. Japanese Govt Set To Crack Down On Mobile Piracy

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Japanese government will work with music industry bodies like the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) to attempt to create a new system to prevent mobile phone users from illegally downloading music. The Japanese government's I ...

  6. Family Members Turn Out For BET Jackson Tribute

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Top black performers paid high tribute to fallen pop star Michael Jackson at Sunday's BET Awards where his sister Janet Jackson and father Joe Jackson made their first public appearances since the singer's death. The show's most mov ...

  7. Universal Leaps To No. 1 In Japan

    March 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Japan has become the market leader ahead of Avex Group Holdings according to new figures from the Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ). The market share for UMJ in 2008 was 16.8%, up from 15.9% in 2007, compared to 15.9% ...

  8. Janet Jackson Parts Ways With Island Def Jam

    September 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After just 14 months on Island Def Jam, Janet Jackson announced today (Sept. 22) her departure from the label. According to Jackson's publicist, the label agreed to dissolve their relationship with the artist at her request. After a long stin ...

  9. Janet Jackson Dances With Randy Jackson

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Randy Jackson Presents America's Best Dance Crew" will incorporate the music of Janet Jackson on July 17 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. The dance crews will be asked to choreograph to songs from Jackson's library including "Con ...

  10. Thelma's Scores Sales Phenomenon In Japan

    July 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Sobaniirune," the second single by female vocalist Thelma Aoyama, has become the first song to sell 2 million full-track downloads in Japan, according to her label, Universal Music Japan (UMJ). As is the norm with Japan's digital-m ...

  11. Belgians Win Jackson Song Dispute

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Two Belgian composers, and not singer-songwriter R. Kelly, wrote the Michael Jackson hit "You Are Not Alone", according to a Belgian appeals court ruling today. The 1995 hit, Jackson's last U.S. No. 1, was credited to R. Kelly, who ...

  12. Japanese Digital Biz Soars In Q2

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The rapidly-growing popularity of ringback tunes and mobile-based full-track downloads helped power a 23% rise in digital-music sales in Japan to 111.6 million units in the second quarter. In value terms, digital sales -- including mobile and PC-b ...

  13. Mobile Dominates Japan's Digital Biz

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Mobile continues to be the digital download medium of choice in Japan, according to data released by local labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. Mobile-based music downloads totaled 344.1 million in calendar 2006, up 33%, for a wholes ...

  14. OCC Releases New Rules For Singles Charts

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Changes center on digital tracks. The sales criteria required for digital recordings to qualify for the U.K.'s official singles sales chart are about to change significantly starting Jan. 1. In a move designed to make it easier for digital tr ...

  15. RIAJ Launches Master Ringtone Chart

    September 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Labels trade group the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) today (Sept. 20) introduced a monthly master-ringtone chart as well as gold and platinum certifications for master ringtones and full-so Labels trade group the Recording Industry Assn ...

  16. RIAJ Backs Copyright Law Extension

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Industry groups push for 70 years duration. The Recording Industry Association of Japan (RIAJ) has joined a group of entertainment and arts organizations that plan to file a joint letter this September urging the Japanese government to extend the ...

  17. RIAJ Digital Sales Soar In Q1

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT PC-based music downloads in Japan increased by 434% in volume terms to 5.9 million units in the January-March quarter compared to the first quarter of 2005, according to new data released by labels bo PC-based music downloads in Japan increased by ...

  18. RIAJ: Japanese Downloads Soar In Q4

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Music downloads in Japan doubled in the October-December quarter compared to the previous three months, according to data released Feb. 24 by local labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. Music downloads in Japan doubled in the October- ...

  19. Mobile Downloads Dominate Japan Q3 Digital Biz

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile accounts for 90%-plus of all downloads. Mobile downloads are by far the most popular digital distribution medium in Japan, according to quarterly data released Thursday (Nov. 24) by labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. The RIA ...

  20. Mobile Downloads Dominate Japan Q3 Digital Biz

    November 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mobile downloads are by far the most popular digital distribution medium in Japan, according to quarterly data released Thursday (Nov. 24) by labels body the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan. The RIA Mobile downloads are by far the most popular d ...

  21. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Releases

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. BRUSSELS -- European retail group GERA-Europe ...

  22. Retailers Call For Simultaneous Digital And Physical Releases

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT European retail group GERA-Europe has urged record labels to stop offering exclusive material for digital downloads and instead carry a policy of simultaneous release of digital and physical products. European retail group GERA-Europe has urged re ...

  23. Pink Floyd To Reform For Live 8

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Four members of seminal British rock band Pink Floyd will play together for the first time in 24 years at London's Live 8 charity concert for Africa on July 2, representatives for the event said yeste Four members of seminal British rock band ...

  24. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters on Nov. 15 to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upload unaut TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  25. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  26. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  27. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  28. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  29. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  30. Japanese Labels Battle Parallel Importing

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese industry organization the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) has set Jan. 1, 2005, as the target date for the introduction of a new trade law giving Japanese labels the right to ban imp Japanese industry organization the Recording I ...

  31. Japanese Labels Battle Parallel Importing

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Japanese industry organization the Recording Industry Assn. of Japan (RIAJ) has set Jan. 1, 2005, as the target date for the introduction of a new trade law giving Japanese labels the right to ban imp Japanese industry organization the Recording I ...