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  1. AEG Hires Four Key Execs

    February 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a continuing effort to acquire venues in key markets, Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) has hired four executives to further assist in developing and promoting live entertainment in its national and international facilities. AEG Facilities, a ...

  2. UMG Ready For More Innovative Deals And Lawsuits

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Zach Horowitz, Universal Music Group president/COO, made a rare public speech during Grammy week here to provide entertainment lawyers with some context to the company's recent initiatives. The company will not shy away from suing social netw ...

  3. AEG Acquires Ken Ehrlich Productions

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal will provide new marketing platforms. Los Angeles-based AEG, the parent company of international promoter AEG Live, revealed Nov. 1 that it has purchased Ken Ehrlich Productions from owner/founder Ken Ehrlich, who is known for producing such ...

  4. AEG Buys Chunk Of Marshall Arts

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Anschutz Entertainment Group has acquired a 49% minority stake in Barrie Marshall's heavyweight British concert promoter and talent agent Marshall Arts. Financial In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Ans ...

  5. AEG Buys Chunk Of Marshall Arts

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture will be 'potent force.' In a blockbuster deal, concerts giant Anschutz Entertainment Group has acquired a 49% minority stake in Barrie Marshall's heavyweight British concert promoter and talent agent Marshall Arts. Fin ...

  6. AEG, DEAG Forge JV For Germany

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DEAG anticipates 'significant' boost. Concert promoting giants Deutsche Entertainment AG and Anschutz Entertainment Group have forged an alliance for the German touring market. In a statement, Berlin-based DEAG says it will be the " ...

  7. Vivendi Drops 'Universal'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media, telecom giant voted to change name. The French media and telecom giant Vivendi Universal has voted to drop the word Universal from its name. The company will be now known as Vivendi. It had to jettison the Universal moniker as part o ...

  8. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  9. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  10. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  11. WMG To Pay Out Dividend

    December 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST $80M annual payout expected. Warner Music Group on Thursday (Dec. 30) said it will begin to pay out a quarterly dividend of 13 cents per share or about $19.3 million. The dividend, plans for which were announced in October, is payable Feb. 17, 200 ...

  12. Silva Hires Talent Buyer To Oversee Divisions

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Eric Herz was among the CCE layoffs. Promoter/manager Bill Silva has hired talent buyer Eric Herz to oversee his Silva Touring/Bill Silva Presents divisions. Herz, a former Avalon Attractions and Metropolitan Entertainment executive, previously bo ...

  13. Great American Country Heading To Nashville

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Move follows 2004 sale to Scripps Networks. Move follows 2004 sale to Scripps Networks. News ...

  14. Jones Moves To Senior Post At Columbia

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label vet to oversee product, tour, tv/film mktg. Barbara Jones has been named senior VP of marketing for Columbia Records. She reports to Will Botwin, chairman of Columbia Records Group and is based in Santa Monica. In her new senior management p ...

  15. Police: Missing LA Producer Called Friend

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Last heard from on Aug 21. A Grammy-nominated music producer who has been missing since Sunday called a friend that day on his cell phone to say he was being chased by people with dogs, authorities said. Christian Julian Irwin, 48, of the Topanga ...

  16. New Film Co. Inks Deal With WBP

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Giving a $500 million boost to its film financing coffers, Warner Bros. Pictures has signed a multiyear, 25-picture agreement with Legendary Pictures, a new shingle backed by major private investors a LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Giving ...

  17. Taking Back Sunday Signs With Warner Bros.

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed with Warner Bros., after releasing two popular albums via Chicago-based label Victory. The group will hit the studio in the fall to begin work on its Warne Indie rock act Taking Back Sunday has signed w ...

  18. Former MGM Leader Lands Sony Pictures Post

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bishop to oversee assets across distribution arms. David Bishop, former president/COO of MGM Home Entertainment, has been appointed president of worldwide brand integration strategy for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE). Bishop will be in charge o ...

  19. Sony, MGM Execs Take New Roles

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Feingold to oversee marketing, sales. In the wake of Sony Pictures' purchase of MGM earlier this month, home video executives are taking on new roles. Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, led by president Benjamin Feingold, will now handle marke ...

  20. AEG-TV Events To Get DiscLive CDs

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD specialist DiscLive, has inked a deal to produce collectible CDs for AEG-TV, a creator and distributor of pay-per-view TV programming and cinema premieres Immediatek, parent company of live-concert CD ...

  21. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. TORONTO -- Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to ...

  22. Sold, MGM Takes Its Final Bows

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease to be a stand-alone studio this year once its purchase by a Sony-led consortium is completed. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Marking the true end of an era, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer will cease ...

  23. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  24. Universal Gets Concord, Distort In Canada

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. Universal Music Canada has picked up two labels for distribution. U.S. jazz label Concord Records has switched its Canadian distribution from Koch Entertainment Canada to Universal, ...

  25. N.A. Touring Biz Flat In 2004

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The North American concert business rallied from a dismal summer to post a tiny increase of 0.2% for the year, according to Billboard Boxscore. Total grosses for 2004 were $2.22 billion. The North American concert business rallied from a dismal su ...

  26. Academy Ups Roecker To VP

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roecker from senior director of communications to VP of communications. He will continue to be based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and report directly to Recor The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roec ...

  27. Chris Palmer Exits Warner Nashville

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/senior VP of marketing Chris Palmer is out after nearly 20 years with the label. The move comes on the heels of <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/busi Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/seni ...

  28. Leher Brings Rolling Stones To Greenberg Traurig

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Tr ...

  29. UMG Cuts Losses In First Quarter

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group, the market leader of the world's recorded-music industry, had an operating loss of &#x20AC;16 million ($19.6 million) in the first quarter 2004, a 43% improvement over a &#x20AC Universal Music Group, the market ...

  30. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  31. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  32. Reps With Industry Concern Form Caucus

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Reps. Mary Bono, R-Cal. and Steney Hoyer, D-Md., are teaming with the Recording Academy and top artists to form the Recording Arts and Sciences Caucus. Two Washington lawmakers with arts interests, Rep ...

  33. Antonellis To Head Warner Bros.' Piracy Ops

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Darcy Antonellis has been named to the newly created position of senior VP of anti-piracy operations at Warner Bros. Entertainment. NEW YORK-- Darcy Antonellis has been named to the newly created position of senior VP of anti-piracy operations at ...

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