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  1. IFPI Suits Seen In UK, France

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal file-sharers in the United Kingdom and France, following similar recent actions elsewhere in the EU. LONDON--International trade body the IFPI is expected to start suing illegal ...

  2. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  3. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  4. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  5. Sly Bailey Takes Non-Exec Director Role at EMI

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. newspaper chief considered top strategist. EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its strategic direction with the appointment of Sly Bailey, CEO of British newspaper publishing group Trinity Mirror, as a non-executive director. Bail ...

  6. Sly Bailey Takes Non-Exec Director Role at EMI

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its strategic direction with the appointment of Sly Bailey, CEO of British newspaper publishing group Trinity Mirror, as a non-executive director. EMI Group plc on Friday gave a strong signal of its ...

  7. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  8. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  9. MusicNet To Open U.K. Office

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kingdom, with an eye toward international expansion. The digital-music service is moving Mark Mooradian, senior director of strategic planning and business MusicNet is opening an office in the United Kin ...

  10. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  11. Cecillon Returns To EMI, De Buretel Exits

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has returned to the record business. He was appointed president of EMI Music Continental Europe today, replacing Emmanuel De Buretel, Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Je ...

  12. Cecillon Returns To EMI, De Buretel Exits

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has returned to the record business. He was appointed president of EMI Music Continental Europe today, replacing Emmanuel De Buretel, Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Je ...

  13. EMI Axes 1,500 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc has announced a major restructuring in an attempt to cut costs. The plan includes cutting 1,500 staff, dropping 20% of its artist roster, and exiting from disc manufacturing in Europe an EMI Group plc has announced a major restructur ...

  14. EMI Cuts 1,500 Jobs

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group plc has announced a major restructuring in an attempt to cut costs. The plan includes cutting 1,500 staff, dropping 20% of its artist roster, and exiting from disc manufacturing in Europe an EMI Group plc has announced a major restructur ...

  15. London Fleadh To Return After Year Off

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh festival on June 20 in London. The British promoter canceled the Irish music festival last year, citing a lack of headlining acts. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh ...

  16. London Fleadh To Return After Year Off

    March 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh festival on June 20 in London. The British promoter canceled the Irish music festival last year, citing a lack of headlining acts. Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) will resurrect its Fleadh ...

  17. UK Collecting Society, MTV Head To Talks

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) is going back to the negotiating table with British collecting society Video Performance Ltd. (VPL) over video licensing payments. LONDON--MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) is going back to the negotiating table with British ...

  18. UK Record Industry To Sue Uploaders

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.K. recording industry says it will likely begin suing music uploaders this year. LONDON (Hollywood Reporter)--The U.K. recording industry says it will likely begin suing music uploaders this year. Trade body the British Phonographic Industry ...

  19. Madonna Tickets Move Quickly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Any uncertainties about Madonna's clout at the box office were annihilated over the weekend, as initial sales of her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.js Any uncertainties about Madonna&# ...

  20. IFPI To Unveil New Action Against Online Piracy

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what is described as a significant initiative in its fight to combat online piracy. IFPI chairman/CEO Jay Berman and the organization's general counsel Allen Dixon w The IFPI is set to unveil tomorrow what i ...

  21. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  22. Crossingham Takes International Role At Uni U.K.

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mark Crossingham has been appointed senior VP of Universal Music U.K.'s international marketing division. He has been at Universal for more than seven years, most recently as managing director of the Mark Crossingham has been appointed senior ...

  23. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...

  24. BPI Steps Up Fight Against File-Sharers

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British record industry is ramping up its battle against illegal file-sharers. During a media briefing in London today (March 25), the British Phonographic Industry confirmed it would take legal a The British record industry is ramping up its ...

  25. Euro Indies, MTV Return To Negotiating Table

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels and MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) today (March 24) said they are attempting to broker a last-minute deal to end their dispute over video licensing payments. European independent labels and MTV Networks Europe (MTVNE) toda ...

  26. Sizzling Sales For Pixies Summer Euro Tour

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Pixies reunion dates in Europe are tracking at the same torrid pace as U.S. concerts. All 19,000 seats for the band's four London shows at the Brixton Academy sold out within two hours. The Pixies beg Pixies reunion dates in Europe are tracki ...

  27. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  28. U.K.'s Shazam Gets $5 Million In Funding

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music-recognition technology company Shazam Entertainment has secured funding worth $5 million from existing backer IDG Ventures Europe, new investor DN Capital and others. Shazam will use the funds t Music-recognition technology company Shazam En ...

  29. UK Film Biz Eyes Tax Break

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The U.K. plans to rejig tax breaks for filmmakers in a move that paves the way for producers to directly benefit from the changes. LONDON--The U.K. plans to rejig tax breaks for filmmakers in a move that paves the way for producers to directly ben ...

  30. International Acts Liable For Taxes Under New U.K. Rule

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST International acts who perform in the U.K. will likely face stricter tax liability, following a recent High Court ruling concerning American tennis great Andre Agassi. LONDON--International acts who perform in the U.K. will likely face stricter ta ...

  31. Napster U.K. Names Jeff Smith As Programming Chief

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. S ...

  32. Napster U.K. Names Jeff Smith As Programming Chief

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. Napster has hired Jeff Smith, one of the most experienced programmers in British radio, to bolster its new U.K. operation. S ...

  33. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Unveils Digital Ambitions

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download market. U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download mar ...

  34. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Unveils Digital Ambitions

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download market. U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download mar ...

  35. U.K.'s Mean Fiddler Unveils Digital Ambitions

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download market. U.K.-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG) is entering the digital-download mar ...

  36. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  37. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  38. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  39. New Euro Law Calls For Tough Penalties On Pirates

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST By adopting last week the European Union's IP Enforcement Directive, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France is finally providing a framework to protect intellectual property rights. LONDON--By adopting last week the European Union' ...

  40. IFPI's Piracy War In Russia Heats Up

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the piracy battle rages in Russia, the IFPI is suing a key producer of pirated CDs for over $1 million. MOSCOW--As the piracy battle rages in Russia, the IFPI is suing a key producer of pirated CDs for over $1 million. The civil case against Ro ...

  41. U.K. Firm Launches Online Music Payment System

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment system for the music industry. NEW YORK--The Music Engine, a London-based digital music infrastructure firm, is launching a new online payment sy ...

  42. Tommy Boy Licenses Van Helden Set

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tommy Boy Records has licensed Armand Van Helden's new compilation "New York: A Mix Odyssey" from Norman "Fatboy Slim" Cook's London-based label Southern Fried Records. Under the terms of the agreemen Tommy Boy Record ...

  43. U.K.'s Chrysalis Launches Mobile Unit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced that it is launching a London-based digital music division. Chrysalis Mobile Solutions will act as an aggregator and distributor of ringtones and other mobil Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced tha ...

  44. U.K.'s Chrysalis Launches Mobile Unit

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced that it is launching a London-based digital music division. Chrysalis Mobile Solutions will act as an aggregator and distributor of ringtones and other mobil Chrysalis Group today (March 15) announced tha ...

  45. U.K.'s Wippit Signs Up BMG

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wippit, the London-based digital-music service, has inked a content deal with BMG U.K. and Ireland. The deal makes BMG, which is supplying about 10,000 licensed tracks, the second major label to work Wippit, the London-based digital-music service, ...

  46. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  47. BPI Confirms Yeates' Departure

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on Friday confirmed its director general Andrew Yeates would exit at the end of April. The British Phonographic Industry (BPI) on Friday confirmed its director general Andrew Yeates would exit at the end of ...

  48. Richard Griffiths Setting Up Sony Imprint In U.K.

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to launch an imprint through Sony in the United Kingdom. He is also consulting on an A&amp;R basis for Sony Music U.S. president Don Ienner. Industry veteran Richard Griffiths is preparing to lau ...

  49. Universal Oz To Handle "Popstars Live" Album

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Australia will provide a recording contract to the winner of "Popstars Live," which airs on the national Seven Network. The label has tapped Trevor Steel, founding member of '90s Briti Universal Music Australia will ...

  50. EMI Narrowly Misses FTSE 100

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Group has narrowly missed promotion into the FTSE 100 blue-chip index in London. A spokesperson at FTSE Group, which conducted a review of the index today (March 10), says EMI's market capitalizat EMI Group has narrowly missed promotion i ...

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