Labor

  1. Warner's Bronfman Sues Over Vivendi Pension

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman is suing his former employer Vivendi S.A. for cutting his pension payments by about 65%, according to a complaint filed in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan on Tuesday. Bronfman resigned from Vive ...

  2. Heads To Roll As MTV Restructures Int'l Biz

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV has today confirmed an international restructuring which it says may result in 250 job losses, or roughly 8% of its workforce. The broadcaster's London-based U.K. operation will be affected, the company said in a statement, as will its re ...

  3. Rigby Out At Hastings

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Hastings Entertainment has terminated the employment of senior VP of merchandising Michael Rigby and replaced him with Alan Van Ongevalle, a 14-year long company veteran, according to a company announcement. Ongevelle most recently served as VP of ...

  4. Faires Extends Deal With Lionsgate

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Jay Faires, president of music and publishing for Lionsgate, will be with the company for four more years. Faires and Lionsgate have agreed to the material terms of a new employment agreement that will extend his term. Faires oversees music superv ...

  5. Sherman Exits VH1 Classic

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Eric Sherman, the GM at VH1 Classic, several of his staffers and staff employees at MTV2 were among the first cuts at the start of an overall reduction of 250 jobs at Viacom-owned MTV Networks. Sherman, who also was GM of VH1 Soul and the high-def ...

  6. MTV To Cut 250 Jobs

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks, a unit of the media conglomerate Viacom Inc., is cutting 250 jobs, or about 6 percent of its workforce, as the cable network operator seeks to cut costs and refocus its resources on the Internet. Judy McGrath, the chief executive of ...

  7. Sony BMG To Be Sued For Racial Discrimination

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST A former BMG marketing rep is expected to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against Sony BMG Music this week in a New York federal court for wrongfully terminating her after the 2004 merger of Sony and BMG. The suit follows the U.S. Equal Emplo ...

  8. House of Blues To Open In Philadelphia

    October 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Expected to create 200 new jobs. Expected to create 200 new jobs. News ...

  9. Sanctuary Germany To Shut

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -plus jobs to be lost. 12-plus jobs to be lost. News ...

  10. Sony Connect Settles With MCPS-PRS

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT online companies continue with Tribunal action. 3 online companies continue with Tribunal action. News ...

  11. Sources: Shake-up Looming At MTV Asia

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Up to 100 job cuts tipped. Up to 100 job cuts tipped. News ...

  12. Napster Explores Sale Of Company

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Has hired investment banking firm UBS. Has hired investment banking firm UBS. News ...

  13. Manager Admits To Stealing $1.2 Million From Guild

    September 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Former employee admits she conspired with two others. Former employee admits she conspired with two others. News ...

  14. SAG, AFTRA Agree On Contract Extension

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Directors of Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists have approved a two-year extension to the commercials contracts with the advertising industry by an almost 95% Directors of Screen Actors Guild and American F ...

  15. T-Mobile Sidekick 3 Arrives

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Priced at $299 with a two year contract. Priced at $299 with a two year contract. News ...

  16. Disa Sues Univision Music

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. News ...

  17. Seal Loses Payment Battle With Ex-manager

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will have to pay at least $915,300. Will have to pay at least $915,300. News ...

  18. EU, U.S. Join Forces To Stamp Out Piracy

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Strategy and task force to be endorsed Wednesday. Strategy and task force to be endorsed Wednesday. News ...

  19. Sources: Toshiba-EMI To Wield Axe

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT jobs may be cut. 150 jobs may be cut. News ...

  20. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. Suit claims breach of contract. News ...

  21. Starbucks Links With William Morris Agency

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Hires talent firm to seek opportunities. Hires talent firm to seek opportunities. News ...

  22. Scott Named GM At Skaggs' Companies

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will direct operations of label, management company. Charlotte Scott has been promoted to GM of Skaggs Family Records and sister management company RS Entertainment, both based in Hendersonville, Tenn., near Nashville. Scott reports to bluegrass a ...

  23. Burst.com Files Suit Against Apple

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. Demands injunction against iTunes, iPods. News ...

  24. 'Babyface' Files Suit Against Anita Baker

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract. Claims breach of contract. News ...

  25. German Biz Flattening Out

    March 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Biz contracts as legal downloads rise. Biz contracts as legal downloads rise. News ...

  26. CBS Radio Files Suit Against Howard Stern

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Suit alleges multiple contract breaches. Suit alleges multiple contract breaches. News ...

  27. Tower Records Up For Sale

    February 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Investment firm hired to shop the 90-unit chain. Investment firm hired to shop the 90-unit chain. News ...

  28. France Introduces Tax Credits Scheme

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Support plan to assist labels fund new talent. Support plan to assist labels fund new talent. News ...

  29. Ingenious Launches New VC Trust To Fund New Acts

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Heights benefit from $528,000 fund. The Heights benefit from $528,000 fund. News ...

  30. Sony BMG Lays Off 42 Staffers

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that Sony BMG officials are calling "the final phase" of integration, the company today (Jan. 6), laid off 42 employees. Additionally, as part of a December reorganization at Sony Music Labe In a move that Sony BMG officials ar ...

  31. Making The Brand

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST First, Bob Dylan signed on to have his music used in an ad campaign for health care and insurance company Kaiser Permanente. Read Michael Paoletta's column. First, Bob Dylan signed on to have his music used in an ad campaign for health care a ...

  32. Navarre Tightens Staff

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A total of four employees let go. A total of four employees let go. News ...

  33. Grand Jury Indicts In Largest U.S. CD Piracy Raid

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scheme included more than 325,000 copyrighted works. Scheme included more than 325,000 copyrighted works. News ...

  34. EA Settles Workers' Class Action Suit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Oct. 5 it would pay $15.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit by computer graphic artists seeking overtime compensation. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Oct. ...

  35. Report: Bertelsmann Wants Lack Out At Sony BMG

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Does not want CEO's contract renewed. Does not want CEO's contract renewed. News ...

  36. Jackson Sues Concert Promoter

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Marcel Avram sued for breach of contract. Marcel Avram sued for breach of contract. News Marcel Avram ...

  37. Canadian Media's Lockout Coming To An End

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Details of proposal being ironed out. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the Canadian Media Guild are now hammering out details of a proposal to get workers back on the job this week after a seven-week lockout. The two sides met briefly wit ...

  38. WGAW Names Young New Exec. Dir.

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Writers' Guild of America West's new board has wasted no time in firing executive director John McLean and replacing him with one of its allies, organizing director David Young, it was announced Sept. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Writers& ...

  39. Warner Releases Fourth Quarter Financials

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To pay dividend of 13 cents per share. To pay dividend of 13 cents per share. News ...

  40. Sony Cuts Global Workforce

    September 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT ,000 jobs lost. 10,000 jobs lost. News ...

  41. Brit Live Biz Faces Noise Law

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music industry and live-entertainment companies in the United Kingdom will be obliged by new statutory rules to protect employees from hearing damage beginning next April. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Music industry and live-entertainment co ...

  42. Brit Live Biz Faces Noise Law

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music industry and live-entertainment companies in the United Kingdom will be obliged by new statutory rules to protect employees from hearing damage starting from next April. Music industry and live-entertainment companies in the United Kingdom w ...

  43. Brit Live Biz Faces Noise Law

    September 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music industry and live-entertainment companies in the United Kingdom will be obliged by new statutory rules to protect employees from hearing damage starting from next April. Music industry and live-entertainment companies in the United Kingdom w ...

  44. Mediation Set For CBC dispute

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Canadian federal government is appointing a special mediator to restart negotiations between the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. and its locked-out unionized workers, union officials said Aug. 24. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Canadian f ...

  45. Hollywood Unions Decry Agent Bill

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's unions are scrambling to prevent New York Gov. George Pataki from signing a bill that would amend the state's talent agency law to allow managers to procure work for artists. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollywood& ...

  46. Disney To Probe Labor Claims In Factories

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Co. said it will investigate claims by a labor rights advocacy group of unsafe conditions at Chinese factories that make books for Disney. (Reuters) -- The Walt Disney Co. said it will investigate claims by a labor rights advocacy ...

  47. Loudeye Boosts Nordic Presence With MSN Music

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New contract succeeds cdon.com. New contract succeeds cdon.com. News ...

  48. EMI's Collen Bolsters Angel Label Group

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Execs hired to new EMI U.K. division. Execs hired to new EMI U.K. division. News ...

  49. Briskman New CBS Corp. Top Lawyer

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Moonves has begun planning for life after Viacom's split, hiring Louis Briskman as chief legal officer for the new CBS Corp. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Leslie Moonves has begun planning for life after Viacom's split, hiring Louis ...

  50. Casting Directors Vote To Join Teamsters

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hollywood's casting directors overwhelmingly have voted to become members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, completing a organizing process that included the threat of a strike, union off LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- H ...

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