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  1. Blackstone Begins At Warner/Chappell

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Blackstone took hold of the reins at Warner/Chappell Music on May 28, one day after an early release from his Zomba employment agreement. NEW YORK -- Richard Blackstone took hold of the reins at Warner/Chappell Music on May 28, one day aft ...

  2. BBC Unions Call Off Planned 48-hour Strike

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Unions at the British Broadcasting Corp. have called off plans for a 48-hour strike after 20 hours of talks with the public broadcaster at conciliation service ACAS, the unions said on May 27. LONDON (Reuters) -- Unions at the British Broadcasting ...

  3. The Firm Loses Partner

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Andy Gould to exit when contract expires. Andy Gould to exit when contract expires. News Andy Gould ...

  4. Labor Pains: BBC Walkout Set

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British Broadcasting Corp. staffers will stage four days of strike action beginning May 23 in protest of more than 4,000 planned job cuts, unions said May 12. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- British Broadcasting Corp. staffers will stage four d ...

  5. Amazon Sales Up In First Quarter

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Profits down without tax benefit. Profits down without tax benefit. News ...

  6. EMI Ups Parks To Senior VP

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has promoted Kenneth Parks to senior VP of business development for the strategy and business development group. He was VP of legal and business affairs. EMI Music has promoted Kenneth Parks to senior VP of business development for the s ...

  7. Blockbuster Mulls Layoffs

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential layoffs are a result of cost-cutting efforts. Up to 300 Blockbuster employees may be losing their jobs. According to public reports, the potential ...

  8. Jam Awarded $90M In CCE Suit

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST CCE found in breach of contract. CCE found in breach of contract. News ...

  9. BMG Ricordi Scaling Down Rome HQ

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST BMG Ricordi's Rome office is shedding 43 of its 62 employees, according to trade union officials. Officials from the recording industry trade union last month expressed concerns of sweeping staff cuts BMG Ricordi's Rome office is sheddin ...

  10. Actors OK 'Good Deal' From SAG

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hollywood actors overwhelmingly approved their new contract Feb. 28, ending the threat that the industry would be thrown into turmoil by forcing negotiators to return to the bargaining table with a de LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Hollyw ...

  11. CC Reminds Of Zero Tolerance Payola Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Employees updated in wake of subpoena. Employees updated in wake of subpoena. News ...

  12. CC Reminds Of Zero Tolerance Payola Policy

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Employees updated in wake of subpoena. After acknowledging that it has been subpoenaed by the New York State Attorney General as part of an investigation into allegations of payola in the radio industry, Clear Channel emailed employees Friday morn ...

  13. Italian Unions Concern On Sony BMG merger

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG merger in Italy. Trade union members at the BMG Ricordi offices in Rome have expressed concern on the consequences of the Sony BMG me ...

  14. Sirius Picks Up Iovine

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Interscope boss to consult. Interscope boss to consult. News ...

  15. Axl Rose Signs To Sanctuary Publishing

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Agreement covers catalog and future works. Agreement covers catalog and future works. News ...

  16. French Minister Backs Download Biz

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Investment funds for indies in the works. Investment funds for indies in the works. News ...

  17. Two Provident Execs Shift To Word

    January 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marshall, Riley take key posts. Marshall, Riley take key posts. News Riley ...

  18. Uni South Signs On For 'Nashville Star'

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Winner to get recording contract. Winner to get recording contract. News ...

  19. Landis Out As Word Prez

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today (Jan. 4). Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today ( ...

  20. Sony Staffers Axed In Germany

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The merged company in Germany will retain 50 former Sony employees. Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The mer ...

  21. Loud Music Deafens Brit Bar, Club Workers

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging their hearing, a new report claims. LONDON -- Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging the ...

  22. Loud Music Deafens Brit Bar, Club Workers

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging their hearing, a new report claims. Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging their hearing ...

  23. Loud Music Deafens Brit Bar, Club Workers

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging their hearing, a new report claims. Employees of Britain's bars, pubs and clubs are being exposed to music so loud it is damaging their hearing ...

  24. Ayeroff Splits Warner

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Vice chairman fulfills contract. Vice chairman fulfills contract. News ...

  25. WGA Members OK New Contract

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Members of the Writers Guild of America have approved their new industry contract by a wide margin, endorsing a strategy that emphasized the health plan over the likely strike issue of DVD residuals, LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Members ...

  26. Jobs Cut At Sony BMG Australia

    November 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Australia and BMG Australia have been notified that 43 jobs, or about 25% of the workforce, will be lost to the companies' merger. Most of those outgoing staff will s Staff at Sony Music Entertainment Austral ...

  27. Oz Writers Group Becomes Union

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian Writers' Guild has registered as an industrial organization under the Workplace Relations Act 1996, meaning it is now officially a union. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Australian Writers' Guild has registered as a ...

  28. MCPS-PRS Alliance Names Porter As MD

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Promotion precedes Hutchinson's retirement. Promotion precedes Hutchinson's retirement. News ...

  29. Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart attack while vacationing in Peru, his employer the BBC and the British embassy say. He was 65. Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart atta ...

  30. Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart attack while vacationing in Peru, his employer the BBC and the British embassy say. He was 65. Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart atta ...

  31. Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In almost every conceivable way, the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors failed to exercise any responsibility over the hiring and firing of former president Michael Ovitz, leaving the company liable (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In almost eve ...

  32. AFM In Three-Year Deal With Ad Biz

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The American Federation of Musicians has negotiated a new three-year contract with the advertising industry, a $100 million package that includes hikes in wages, residuals and health-care contribution (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The American Feder ...

  33. WGA, Hollywood Make A Deal

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Writers Guild of America said Oct. 13 that it has reached a new three-year contract with Hollywood's major studios and networks. The $58 million package boosts health-care contributions, minimums (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Writers Gu ...

  34. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action alleges contract breach, fraud. Action alleges contract breach, fraud. News ...

  35. Mimms Splits As Word Prez/COO

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sources say contract was not renewed. Sources say contract was not renewed. News ...

  36. Disney Confirms Eisner To Leave In 2006

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CEO will retire after contract expires. CEO will retire after contract expires. News ...

  37. Artists Line-Up for Sudan Charity Set

    September 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M., Jet, others contribute for Oxfam fund. R.E.M., Jet, others contribute for Oxfam fund. News ...

  38. Musicland Names LeBre VP/In-house Counsel

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Musicland Group named Kristin Peterson LeBre as VP/in-house counsel. The Musicland Group named Kristin Peterson LeBre as VP/in-house counsel. She will manage legal matters for the corporation and its retail stores. In addition to supporting th ...

  39. Station Club Owners Personally Liable For $1.06 Million In Fines

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court has held the owners of the Station club personally liable for a $1.06 million penalty for failing to carry workers' comp insurance for some three years. NASHVILLE -- A Rhode Island Workers' ...

  40. R.I. Workers' Comp Court Fines Station Owners $1 Mil

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court has ordered the state to hold the owners of the Station nightclub personally liable for a $1.06 million penalty, after their company failed to carry workers' A Rhode Island Workers' Compens ...

  41. EMusic Introducing Editorial Content

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Download service hires experienced staff writers. Download service hires experienced staff writers. News ...

  42. Sony BMG Begins To Cut Work Force

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Smellie memo offers early severance packages. Smellie memo offers early severance packages. News ...

  43. Sony BMG Begins To Cut Work Force

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie sent out a memo Tuesday offering either early retirement or a voluntary severance program for all eligible employees who choose to leave the company. Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie ...

  44. Sony BMG Begins To Cut Work Force

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie sent out a memo Tuesday offering either early retirement or a voluntary severance program for all eligible employees who choose to leave the company. Sony BMG chief operating officer Michael Smellie ...

  45. Clear Channel Files Stern Countersuit

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT $3 Mil. action claims breach of contract. $3 Mil. action claims breach of contract. News ...

  46. Fuel 2000 Cries Foul Over Ad-Expense Flap

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has filed a breach-of-contract suit against its former VP of sales Mark Heyert, alleging that he intentionally incurred enormous advertising expenses to inflate his ann LOS ANGELES -- Catalog label Fuel 2000 Records ...

  47. Fuel 2000 Sues Former Sales VP

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT L.A.-based catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has filed a breach-of-contract suit against its former VP of sales Mark Heyert, alleging that he intentionally incurred enormous advertising expenses to infl L.A.-based catalog label Fuel 2000 Records has ...

  48. Jim Swindel Heads To Gibson

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. Instrument maker hires vet as exec VP. News ...

  49. Handleman Names Legal VP

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distributor's legal affairs. The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distr ...

  50. Handleman Names Legal VP

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distributor's legal affairs. The Handleman Co. has tapped Angelique Strong Marks as VP, corporate legal counsel. She will manage the distr ...

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