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  1. Ryko Distributing Cult

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a U.S. distribution deal with New York-based Ryko Distribution. Cult, which specializes in horror, erotic and cult films, joins Blue Underground, Plexifilm, L.A.-based video firm Cult Epics has signed a ...

  2. Beyonce, Vandross Leads Soul Train Noms

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Awards show set for March 20 in L.A. Awards show set for March 20 in L.A. News ...

  3. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  4. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  5. EMI Moves To Halt 'White Album' Remixes

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is taking action to prevent circulation of an unauthorized remix version of the Beatles' "White Album." According to insiders, the London-based major has served cease-and-desist orders to th EMI Group is taking action to p ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music are pairing to launch "Radio Star," a talent contest that begins on Feb. 16. Developed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, the competition will incorporate a Clear Channel Radio and Sony Mu ...

  8. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  9. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  10. Beyoncé, Missy, Alicia To Hit Road In March

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair -- urban style. That's the concept behind the upcoming U.S. tour by co-headliners Beyoncé, Missy Elliott and Alicia Keys. Dubbed the Verizon Triple Threat Tour, the arena trek -- firs Lilith Fair -- urban style. That' ...

  11. WEA Loses Four Execs

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST There has been a small exodus of executives from WEA in the last week. Senior VPs Bob Carlton (sales) and Rose Polidoro (marketing), and VPs Michael Kohen (strategic marketing) and Helen Little (urban There has been a small exodus of executives fr ...

  12. Carnegie Hall's Robert Harth Dies At 47

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robert Harth, the executive and artistic director of Carnegie Hall, died of a heart attack Friday (Jan. 30) at his home, an apartment within the annex of the New York concert venue. He was 47. Robert Harth, the executive and artistic director of C ...

  13. Nashville's Audium Changes Name

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its name to Koch Records. Label president Nick Hunter says the Audium name is too closely identified with country music, and his artists have landed cuts on Nashville-based Audium Records has changed its ...

  14. Booking Vet Warg Joins Nederlander

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Live-entertainment veteran Dana Warg has joined Nederlander Concerts as executive vice president of programming and development. In his new role, Warg will oversee Nederlander's day-to-day programming Live-entertainment veteran Dana Warg has ...

  15. Napster Prez/COO Bebel Exits

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Brad Duea ...

  16. Radikal Gets Navarre Distribution Deal

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dance and techno label Radikal Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New Hope, Minn.-based Navarre Entertainment Media. Dance and techno label Radikal Records has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with New Hope, Minn ...

  17. Xingtone Goes Hollywood

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hollywood Records has cut a deal with wireless content service Xingtone to promote its artists through mobile phones. Hollywood Records has cut a deal with wireless content service Xingtone to promote its artists through mobile phones. Under the a ...

  18. VH1 Poll: Hip-Hop Will Rule Grammys

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 18- to 49-year-olds conducted by VH1. Hip-hop and R&B artists should dominate the 46th annual Grammy Awards, according to a new poll of 1 ...

  19. Warner Bros. To Release 'O.C.' Albums

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records and Fox have inked a deal to issue a series of albums based on the network's popular TV series "The O.C." The first project will come out March 30; subsequent releases will street Warner Bros. Records and Fox ha ...

  20. Epitaph Lowers Catalog Prices

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellcat, Burning Heart, Anti- and Fat Possum imprints. Epitaph Records is midlining 138 of its 290 active catalog titles, including releases on its Hellca ...

  21. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  22. Napster Appoints European VP

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of Leanne Sharman to the new role of VP of business development. Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of ...

  23. Napster Appoints European VP

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of Leanne Sharman to the new role of VP of business development. Online music firm Napster is bolstering its European management team with the appointment of ...

  24. Industry Lawyers Team For New Firm

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Veteran music-industry lawyers David Altschul and Milt Olin have paired to form L.A. law firm Altschul & Olin. Altschul left ...

  25. OutKast Meets Oscar

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's No. 1 single "Hey Ya!" has been chosen as the theme for a one-minute trailer promoting the 76th Academy Awards. Featuring clips from previous Oscar telecasts, the promo is being shipped this OutKast's No. 1 single &qu ...

  26. Beatles, Pop Exhibits Set For Radio/TV Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits to open in February in New York and L.A. Exhibits to open in February in New York and L.A. News ...

  27. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  28. Beatles, Pop Exhibits To Grace TV/Radio Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television & Radio, which has facilities in New York and L.A. Exhibits on the Beatles and U.S. pop music are set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum of Television ...

  29. Moonshine Records VP Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. News Dan Perloff ...

  30. Moonshine Records VP Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. Dan Perloff leaves L.A.-based dance label. News Dan Perloff ...

  31. Perloff Splits Moonshine

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dan Perloff, VP of sales for Moonshine Music, has exited the company. He was with the L.A.-based dance label for nine years. Dan Perloff, VP of sales for Moonshine Music, has exited the company. He was with the L.A.-based dance label for nine year ...

  32. New VPs At EMI Music Marketing

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three VPs all based in L.A. Three VPs all based in L.A. News ...

  33. Firm Drops DVD-Patent Suit Vs. Retailers

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed last August against 11 DVD retailers. Multi-Format, founded by two inventors, had claimed that it held patents related to the proce Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infring ...

  34. Firm Drops DVD-Patent Suit Vs. Retailers

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infringement lawsuit it filed last August against 11 DVD retailers. Multi-Format, founded by two inventors, had claimed that it held patents related to the proce Multi-Format Inc. has dropped a patent-infring ...

  35. EMI Music Marketing Appoints VPs

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. Kenny Di Dia has joined EMM as VP of marketing, reporting to Phil Quartararo, president of EMM and executive VP of EM ...

  36. Univision To Buy Shares From CCC

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Media company to offer 15.8 million shares Spanish-language media company Univision Communications says it plans to offer 15.8 million shares of its common stock to the public and will use the proceeds to repurchase a stake held by Clear Channel C ...

  37. Univision To Buy Shares From CCC

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Company plans to offer 15.8 million shares to public Spanish-language media company Univision Communications says it plans to offer 15.8 million shares of its common stock to the public and will use the proceeds to repurchase a stake held by Clear ...

  38. Goldenvoice Prez Rick Van Santen Dies

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rick Van Santen, co-president of L.A.-based concert promoter Goldenvoice, died Dec. 28. He was 41. He had been suffering from the flu, but tests are under way to determine cause of death. Rick Van Santen, co-president of L.A.-based concert promote ...

  39. Goldenvoice Prez Rick Van Santen Dies

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Promotion vet passes away at 41 Rick Van Santen, co-president of L.A.-based concert promoter Goldenvoice, died Dec. 28. He was 41. He had been suffering from the flu, but tests are under way to determine cause of death. Van Santen joined Goldenvoi ...

  40. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer starts L.A.-based M101 Grammy-winning producer starts L.A.-based M101 News ...

  41. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...

  42. Don Was Gets Into TV/Video Production Business

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST Grammy-winning producer Don Was has formed an L.A.-based TV and home-video production company, M101. Was' partners in the company include Arizona Diamondbacks owner Dale Jensen, former ABC executive M Grammy-winning producer Don Was has forme ...

  43. Artemis Records Buys Triloka/Karuna

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Artemis Records in New York has acquired the assets of L.A.-based Triloka Records/Karuna Music. The relationship kicked off as a distribution deal this summer, with the release of albums by M Path, Kr Artemis Records in New York has acquired the a ...

  44. Seacrest Lands 'Top 40'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol" and a DJ on radio station KYSR L.A., is to replace Casey Kasem as host of Premiere Radio Networks' syndicated show "American Top 40." Seacrest takes over in Janu Ryan Seacrest, host o ...

  45. Artemis Records Buys Triloka/Karuna

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Artemis Records in New York has acquired the assets of L.A.-based Triloka Records/Karuna Music. The relationship kicked off as a distribution deal this summer, with the release of albums by M Path, Kr Artemis Records in New York has acquired the a ...

  46. Seacrest Lands 'Top 40'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol" and a DJ on radio station KYSR L.A., is to replace Casey Kasem as host of Premiere Radio Networks' syndicated show "American Top 40." Seacrest takes over in Janu Ryan Seacrest, host o ...

  47. Seacrest Lands 'Top 40'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol" and a DJ on radio station KYSR L.A., is to replace Casey Kasem as host of Premiere Radio Networks' syndicated show "American Top 40." Seacrest takes over in Janu Ryan Seacrest, host o ...

  48. Artemis Records Buys Triloka/Karuna

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Artemis Records in New York has acquired the assets of L.A.-based Triloka Records/Karuna Music. The relationship kicked off as a distribution deal this summer, with the release of albums by M Path, Kr Artemis Records in New York has acquired the a ...

  49. Seacrest Lands 'Top 40'

    December 10, 2003 12:00 AM EST Ryan Seacrest, host of "American Idol" and a DJ on radio station KYSR L.A., is to replace Casey Kasem as host of Premiere Radio Networks' syndicated show "American Top 40." Seacrest takes over in Janu Ryan Seacrest, host o ...

  50. Ticketmaster Names Biz-Development Exec

    December 09, 2003 12:00 AM EST David Goldberg has been appointed to the newly created post of executive VP of strategy and business development at Ticketmaster. He will oversee growth strategies, mergers and acquisitions and public David Goldberg has been appointed to the newly ...

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