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  1. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  2. Bono Dismisses Live Aid II Reports

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports in the British tabloid press which claim he was planning a second Live Aid concert. Speaking as he met with the European Union's development ministers at Dubli U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports ...

  3. WIPO Meets To Discuss Patent Law

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Representatives from member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) met May 10-14 in Geneva to discuss future directions to harmonize patent law. The Standing Committee on the L LONDON -- Representatives from member states of ...

  4. IFPI's Anti-Piracy Site Lists All Legit Online Services

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has updated its 1-year-old anti-piracy Web site, http://www.pro-music.org. The site now features what is believed to be the first compr LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  5. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  6. Hucknall To Keynote AIM AGM

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will deliver the keynote speech at U.K. independent labels assn. AIM's 5th annual general meeting, to be held June 22 at the University of Westminster School of Law i Simply Red frontman Mick Hucknall will de ...

  7. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  8. The Darkness Shine Light On The Ivors

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Members of the Darkness were today named songwriters of the year at the 49th annual Ivor Novello Awards for British composers, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. The 14-category awards are p Members of the Darkness were today named songw ...

  9. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  10. Morissette Opens At No. 1 On Euro Albums Chart

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Alanis Morissette has the new No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "So-Called Chaos" (Maverick/Warner Bros.), ending Anastacia's seven-week reign at the top of the chart. Morissette's fourth studio a Alanis Morissette has the ...

  11. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  12. IFPI Enhances Its Anti-Piracy Site

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pro-music.org, the international recorded music industry's anti-piracy Web site, celebrates its first year today with the launch of what is billed as the first comprehensive directory of authorized mu Pro-music.org, the international recorded ...

  13. Bryn Terfel Tops Classical Brits

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Baritone takes two major honors. With two awards, Bryn Terfel was the big winner at the fifth annual Classical Brit Awards, held tonight (26) at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The Welsh bass baritone won both categories in which he was nominated ...

  14. Nettwerk Producer Management Gets Hedges

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Mike Hedges (Dido, U2, the Cure, Everything but the Girl) has signed with Nettwerk Producer Management for North American representation. Producer Mike Hedges (Dido, U2, the Cure, Everything but the Girl) has signed with Nettwerk Producer ...

  15. Nettwerk Producer Management Gets Hedges

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dido/U2/Cure vet acquires N.A. representation. Producer Mike Hedges (Dido, U2, the Cure, Everything but the Girl) has signed with Nettwerk Producer Management for North American representation. Nettwerk senior VP Alia Fahlborg will work with Hedge ...

  16. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  17. Ringtones Left Out Of Digital Music Price Wars: Report

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper while the price tag on a mobile phone ringtone has barely budged, and in some cases, is creeping up, according to a new report. A recent price war has made Internet song downloads cheaper ...

  18. Dash ROCs Into U.K. Urban Music

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella Records has demonstrated its interest in the British urban music scene with its sponsorship of this year's U.K. Urban Music Seminar and the signing of the label's first-ever U.K. act. Roc-A-Fella Records has demonstrated its ...

  19. Dash ROCs Into U.K. Urban Music

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roc-A-Fella Records has demonstrated its interest in the British urban music scene with its sponsorship of this year's U.K. Urban Music Seminar and the signing of the label's first-ever U.K. act. Roc-A-Fella Records has demonstrated its ...

  20. Bruens Promoted To MD At BMG Publishing Benelux

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Bruens has been upped to managing director of BMG Music Publishing Benelux, with immediate effect. Until recently, Bruens was GM and director of the publishing company's operations, which are ba Frank Bruens has been upped to managing d ...

  21. Madonna Cancels Shows In Israel

    May 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her "Re-Invention" tour because of violence in the region, including the killing of the leader of the militant group Hamas. Madonna says she has canceled three Israeli stops on her &qu ...

  22. Sources: IFPI Preps New Lawsuits

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is preparing to launch a second wave of lawsuits against peer-to-peer users, insiders tell ELW. LONDON--The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry is preparing to launch a se ...

  23. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  24. Oxfam Launches Charity Download Site

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is billed as the world's first charity download site. The service, at www.bignoisemusic.com, will go live this Wednesday with 300,000 titles licensed from major and U.K.-based Oxfam is launching what is bill ...

  25. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  26. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in the burgeoning mobile-music space, panelists concluded at a forum in London yesterday. The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in ...

  27. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in the burgeoning mobile-music space, panelists concluded at a forum in London yesterday. The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in ...

  28. HMV COO McLaughlin To Retire

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at the end of 2004. McLaughlin, 54, will remain on the HMV Group board as a non-executive director. The group confirms that he will be replaced as COO; no a HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at ...

  29. HMV COO McLaughlin To Retire

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at the end of 2004. McLaughlin, 54, will remain on the HMV Group board as a non-executive director. The group confirms that he will be replaced as COO; no a HMV Group COO Brian McLaughlin is to retire at ...

  30. Sony To Release 'Phantom' Soundtrack

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Release slated for late fall. Sony Classical has secured the rights for the upcoming original motion-picture soundtrack of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera," the company said today (May 20) at the Cannes Film Festival ...

  31. OD2 Cuts Download Price To Foil Napster U.K. Launch

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European digital-music service provider OD2 is offering free downloads in response to Napster's entry into the U.K. market. European digital-music service provider OD2 is offering free downloads in response to Napster's entry into the U. ...

  32. OD2 Cuts Download Price To Foil Napster U.K. Launch

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European digital-music service provider OD2 is offering free downloads in response to Napster's entry into the U.K. market. European digital-music service provider OD2 is offering free downloads in response to Napster's entry into the U. ...

  33. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

  34. IMMF, Kobalt Agree On Administration Template

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has struck an exclusive administration framework agreement with the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF). Kobalt Music Group, the U.K.-based independent music publisher, has stru ...

  35. Agency Group Ready To Publish

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Windswept Music managing director Bob Grace is joining forces with international booking agency the Agency Group (TAG), as Grace's recently formed Bay Songs Ltd. becomes the music-publishing en Former Windswept Music managing director ...

  36. Agency Group Ready To Publish

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Windswept Music managing director Bob Grace is joining forces with international booking agency the Agency Group (TAG), as Grace's recently formed Bay Songs Ltd. becomes the music-publishing en Former Windswept Music managing director ...

  37. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  38. IRMA Backs New Irish Online Music Club

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. Ireland's leading Internet service provider Eircom Net has launched the country's first online music store. More than 8 ...

  39. Blue's Lee Ryan Cleared On Assault Charges

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A district judge at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court has cleared Lee Ryan, of Innocent/Virgin-signed British pop band Blue, of assaulting photographers. LONDON--A district judge at Horseferry Road Magistrates' Court has cleared Lee Rya ...

  40. Hyperion Records Embroiled In Copyright Row

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British composer, who claims four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without his being recognized as the author, has launched a High Court battle for up to £50,000 ($8 LONDON--A British composer, who claims four of ...

  41. Nonesuch To Release Legendary 'Smile' Album

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nearly four decades after it was initially slated for release on Capitol, Brian Wilson's "lost" Beach Boys masterpiece "SMiLE" will finally be heard by the record-buying public Sept. 28, when a newly Nearly four decades af ...

  42. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  43. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  44. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  45. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  46. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  47. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  48. Virgin Retail Formalizes Centralized Distribution Deal

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a centralized stock management deal for its stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. London-based music and home entertainment merchant Virgin Retail has formalized a ...

  49. WMI Restructures Marketing, Business Development

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The reorganization of Warner Music International (WMI) continues with the elevation of executives John Reid and Jay Durgan. The latest moves see Reid -- who was managing director of WEA London Records The reorganization of Warner Music Internation ...

  50. UMP Builds-Up London Synch Activities

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative services manager of its London-based film & TV department. Universal Music Publishing (UMP) has appointed Karina Masters to the new role as creative ...

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