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  1. Paul Van Dyk, Crystal Method Win At DanceStar Gala

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Crystal Method and German DJ/producer Paul Van Dyk, with three awards each, were the top winners last night (March 9) at the third annual DanceStar USA awards show, held at Miami's Bayfront Park A The Crystal Method and German DJ/producer ...

  2. Grace Launches Bay Songs

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran British publisher Bob Grace has launched a new company, Bay Songs Ltd. Grace's new independent venture is open for business just nine months after he departed Windswept Music (U.K.), which he Veteran British publisher Bob Grace has la ...

  3. Live Aid Video Rights To Be Auctioned

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The custodians of the historic 1985 Live Aid concerts have given the green light for their official DVD and video release. The Band Aid Trust has agreed to auction the global rights for the concerts f The custodians of the historic 1985 Live Aid c ...

  4. U.K. Guitarist McGeogh Dead At 48

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST John McGeogh, who came to prominence playing guitar for U.K. post-punk band Magazine and goth pioneers Siouxsie & the Banshees, died in his sleep last Thursday at his West London home. He was 48. John McGeogh, who came to prominence playin ...

  5. U.K. Guitarist McGeogh Dead At 48

    March 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST John McGeogh, who came to prominence playing guitar for U.K. post-punk band Magazine and goth pioneers Siouxsie & the Banshees, died in his sleep last Thursday at his West London home. He was 48. John McGeogh, who came to prominence playin ...

  6. U.K. Attorney Glick Launches Legal/Financial 'One-Stop'

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Leading U.K. music industry attorney David Glick has exited as senior partner at London-based law firm Mishcon de Reya to set up a "one-stop" legal and financial services company for the entertainment LONDON-Leading U.K. music industry a ...

  7. EMI Stock Continues To Rise

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST In its best performance since May 2002, stock in EMI Group rose to 278.25p today (March 8), a 5.6% increase on Friday's close. However, the trading level was below average, with 12.7 million shares ch In its best performance since May 2002, s ...

  8. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  9. TicketWeb U.K. Ups Sam Arnold To GM

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a move to bolster its executive structure ahead of a planned expansion, Ticketmaster subsidiary TicketWeb U.K. has upped Sam Arnold to the new post of GM. In a move to bolster its executive structure ahead of a planned expansion, Ticketmaster s ...

  10. George Michael Leads IFPI Platinum Honorees

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen" collected its 6th IFPI Platinum Europe Award in February, for shipments of 6 million units in the region. George Michael's 2-CD best-of album "Ladies and Gentlemen ...

  11. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  12. Stringer: DRM Is Crucial To Industry's Future

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST While content will remain "king," the future for music and film companies increasingly lies in DRM (digital rights management), Howard Stringer, chairman/CEO of Sony Corp. of America and vice chairman While content will remain "king ...

  13. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  14. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital-music service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck a deal ...

  15. EMI Signs Up To U.K.'s Wippit Download Service

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agreement to license repertoire to U.K.-based digital service Wippit, becoming the first major record company to do so. EMI Recorded Music today (March 3) confirmed it has struck an agr ...

  16. UMI Digitizes Entire Euro Catalog

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution milestone by becoming the first major to digitize its entire European music catalog. Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution mi ...

  17. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  18. Napster Heads To U.K.

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's first official entry point outside North America. Napster today (March 3) unveiled plans to enter the U.K. market, the digital-music provider's ...

  19. UMI Digitizes Entire Euro Catalog

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution milestone by becoming the first major to digitize its entire European music catalog. Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution mi ...

  20. OD2 France Adds Sony To Its Major Offering

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2 France has inked a distribution deal with the French affiliate of Sony, paving the way for the digital wholesaler to offer content in that market from all five of the majors through its partner si OD2 France has inked a distribution deal with ...

  21. OD2 France Adds Sony To Its Major Offering

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2 France has inked a distribution deal with the French affiliate of Sony, paving the way for the digital wholesaler to offer content in that market from all five of the majors through its partner si OD2 France has inked a distribution deal with ...

  22. Battle Royal(ties) Heats Up Between Boy George, Virgin Records

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Virgin Records for failing to account royalties due on a compilation album called "Greatest Moments." LONDON--Boy George and the members of his band Culture Club are suing Vir ...

  23. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  24. Frampton Collaborator Bob Mayo Dies

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard player in Peter Frampton's band, died suddenly of a heart attack Monday (Feb. 23) in Basel, Switzerland. He was 53. Mayo was on tour with Frampton on a Europe Bob Mayo, longtime guitarist and keyboard ...

  25. See Tickets Goes Live In The United Kingdom

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow (Feb. 24), in an effort to challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the sector. A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow ...

  26. See Tickets Goes Live In The United Kingdom

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow (Feb. 24), in an effort to challenge Ticketmaster's dominance of the sector. A new ticketing agency called See Tickets goes live in the United Kingdom tomorrow ...

  27. U.K. Legal Vet Launches Edge Group

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based attorney David Glick has exited as senior partner at entertainment law firm Mishcon de Reya to set up a "one-stop" advisory service for the entertainment, media, sports and fashion indust London-based attorney David Glick ha ...

  28. Shazam To Promote MoS Acts Through Songmail

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based mobile music-recognition firm Shazam Entertainment has forged a partnership with Ministry of Sound (MoS) to promote the independent dance label's artists. Rising act Deepest Blue is to be f U.K.-based mobile music-recognition firm ...

  29. Aussie Giant Powderfinger Hits The Road In Europe

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The biggest fish at home, Australian rock band Powderfinger is testing the waters of Europe and the U.K. With a Feb. 21 gig at Brussels' Botanique venue, the Brisbane-based five-piece will embark on i The biggest fish at home, Australian rock ...

  30. Jones At 'Home' On European Chart Summit

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just as in the U.S., Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) has a massive first week to debut atop European Top 100 Albums. Its predecessor "Come Away With Me" also moves up 8-4 in its Just as in the U.S. , ...

  31. Rush Sets 46-Date Anniversary Tour

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed details of its 30th-anniversary North American tour. The 46-date trek, largely of sheds, begins May 26 in Nashville, and wraps Aug. 22 in the group's Toronto homeb Canadian rock trio Rush has revealed deta ...

  32. Darkness Shines At U.K.'s Brit Awards

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band ...

  33. Darkness Shines At U.K.'s Brit Awards

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band at the Brit Awards today (Feb. 17) at London's Earls Court, taking three major trophies. The Darkness confirmed their status as Britain's new favorite rock band ...

  34. Anderson's Brits Tenure Comes To An End

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confirmed industry speculation that tonight's (Feb. 17) show at London's Earls Court will be her last in the role. Lisa Anderson, executive producer of the Brit Awards, has confir ...

  35. Yeates To Exit BPI

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, British Phonographic Industry (BPI) director general Andrew Yeates is to exit the trade body. In a surprise move, British Phonographic Industry (BPI) director general Andrew Yeates is to exit the trade body. The London-based ro ...

  36. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has created new doubt about the viability of the proposed merger of the Sony and Bertelsmann music divisions. The EC said Feb. 13 that its antitrust department will conduct an LONDON-- The European Commission has created ne ...

  37. IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting file-sharing links on its Web newsgroups. BRUSSELS--IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting ...

  38. French Shop Owner Convicted In Piracy Case

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound recordings with CD-R equipment. LONDON--The owner of a shop in Toulouse, France, was convicted on Feb. 10 for producing illegal copies of sound ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. Fulton Quits As BMR Director General

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body for author/publisher interests. Kate Fulton has resigned as director general of British Music Rights (BMR), the London-based lobbying body f ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. BMG Music Pub Unveils European Synchronization Unit

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing has launched a dedicated consultancy service in Europe for companies that use music in films and TV programming. The new division, Synctank, will offer a comprehensive music sourc BMG Music Publishing has launched a dedicated ...

  43. BMG Music Pub Unveils European Synchronization Unit

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG Music Publishing has launched a dedicated consultancy service in Europe for companies that use music in films and TV programming. The new division, Synctank, will offer a comprehensive music sourc BMG Music Publishing has launched a dedicated ...

  44. Entertee Gets Party In The Park For Second Year

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertee, the London-based events-management and production group, has clinched the contract for the U.K.'s Party in the Park series of pop music festivals for the second consecutive year. Entertee, the London-based events-management and prod ...

  45. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...

  46. HMV Europe Appoints New Finance Director

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Coates has been named finance director of London-based HMV Europe, effective April 19. Coates, who is currently director of financial services at U.K. department-store chain Debenhams, will repor Dave Coates has been named finance director of ...

  47. HMV Europe Appoints New Finance Director

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Coates has been named finance director of London-based HMV Europe, effective April 19. Coates, who is currently director of financial services at U.K. department-store chain Debenhams, will repor Dave Coates has been named finance director of ...

  48. Clapton, Wyman Team For Kids Charity Concert

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman and popular British musician/TV presenter Jools Holland will perform together for the first time March 15 in a charity event at London's Royal Al Eric Clapton, former Rolling Stones bassi ...

  49. Dido Reclaims Eurochart Peak

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The dethroning of Dido by Air at the top of European Top 100 Albums proves to be short-lived, as "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) regains the No. 1 spot and the French duo's "Talkie Walkie" (Virgin) fa The dethroning of Did ...

  50. Dido Reclaims Eurochart Peak

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The dethroning of Dido by Air at the top of European Top 100 Albums proves to be short-lived, as "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista) regains the No. 1 spot and the French duo's "Talkie Walkie" (Virgin) fa The dethroning of Did ...

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