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  1. UMG Readies New Short Messaging Service

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Scheduled to launch in May. Universal Music Group plans to sell ringtones and other mobile music products via a new premium short-message service (SMS) starting next month. Rio Caraeff VP/GM for Universal Music Mobile says the offering will allow ...

  2. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  3. Bublé Wins Big At Canada's Junos

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Awards, held at the Halifax Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Vancouver crooner Michael Bublé cleaned up at last night's (April 2) 35th Juno Aw ...

  4. MTV VMAs Head Back To NY

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST To air live at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) Aug. 31. MTV revealed March 22 that the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards will return to New York after spending the last two years in Miami. The 23rd annual awards show will air live at 8 p.m. (ET/PT) Aug. 31 from Radio Ci ...

  5. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set jumps up from No. 3 last week. After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, ...

  6. IMF Names TV Vet To Exec Role

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously held senior positions at MTV, TechTV. Greg Drebin has been named executive VP of programming and production of International Music Feed, the 24 hour all-music television network funded by Universal Music Group. He reports to Andy Schuon ...

  7. The Tube Partners With Tribune Broadcasting

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Brings network to stations in NY, LA, Chicago. Tribune Broadcasting Co. and the digital music television network The Tube announced a deal Thursday that will place the fledgling network on stations in the nation's largest markets and dramatic ...

  8. Germanys Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German indust ...

  9. Germany's Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German i ...

  10. MTV Germany Drops Viva Plus For Comedy Channel

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST MTV is to replace its interactive German music channel Viva Plus with a comedy station before the end of the year. MTV is to replace its interactive German music channel Viva Plus with a comedy station before the end of the year. The new channel, ...

  11. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  12. Indies Dominate Aussie Music Prize Shortlist

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, details for which were unveiled today (Feb. 6) in Sydney. Indie label-signed artists dominated the shortlist of the inaugural Australian Music Prize, detai ...

  13. Split Enz Reunite For Aussie Arena Tour

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST They once sang that history never repeats. However, New Zealand 1980s hitmakers Split Enz today (Feb. 1) confirmed they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour in June, 22 years after they broke up They once sang that history never repeats. How ...

  14. Split Enz Reunite For Aussie Arena Tour

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Initial five dates from June 7-16. They once sang that history never repeats. However, New Zealand 1980s hitmakers Split Enz today (Feb. 1) confirmed they are reuniting for an Australian arena tour in June, 22 years after they broke up. Melbourne- ...

  15. VH1 Taps Dix For Newly Created Role

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Previously senior VP for MTV & MTV2. Previously senior VP for MTV & MTV2. News ...

  16. Sources: MTV Cuts 100 Staff

    December 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST MTV and VHA departments affected. MTV and VHA departments affected. News ...

  17. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pop singer signs long term pub deal with Famous. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. The new deal covers administration rights ...

  18. Shakira Now More Famous

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement with Famous Music, the publishing division of Paramount Pictures. Colombian singer/songwriter Shakira has signed a worldwide, long-term publishing agreement ...

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    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST asdf MTV World is launching MTV Chi, the cable network's channel that caters to Chinese-Americans in the United States, today. Available nationwide via DirecTV, MTV Chi features 24/7 programming, encompassing original and acquired content (fr ...

  20. MTV Chi Launches

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Channel geared towards Chinese-Americans in U.S. MTV World is launching MTV Chi, the cable network's channel that caters to Chinese-Americans in the United States, today. Available nationwide via DirecTV, MTV Chi features 24/7 programming, en ...

  21. 2005 MTV Latin VMAs Cancelled

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hurricane Wilma caused initial postponement. The MTV Video Music Awards Latin America will not take place this year. The awards show, derailed by Hurricane Wilma, was originally scheduled to take place Oct. 20, then moved up a day to Oct. 19 and u ...

  22. Bits & Pieces: Backstage At The Vibe Awards

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Big Boi, Ciara, Akon on upcoming projects. While Mariah Carey was the big winner onstage at Saturday’s third annual Vibe Awards, stars like Big Boi, Ciara, Kwame, Akon, Akon protégé T-Pain, DJ Quik, Funkmaster Flex, Chris Brown and Trillville were ...

  23. MTV Helps Viacom Post Profit

    November 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. Wolf appointed MTV pres/COO. News ...

  24. MTV Latin VMAs Postponed

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hurricane Wilma forces MTV to cancel gala. MTV Latin America has postponed its 2005 Video Music Awards Latin America due to fears of the arrival of Hurricane Wilma. The fourth edition of the awards were slated to take place Thursday (Oct. 20) at P ...

  25. Cross-Network DVD Studio Launches

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV, Logo, Paramount partner. MTV, Logo, Paramount partner. News ...

  26. Billboard Bows Euro Digital Tracks Chart

    October 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Debuts in issue dated October 22. The first Billboard chart tracking the hottest music downloads from around the world debuts in the issue dated October 22. The new Euro Digital Tracks chart, Billboard's first benefit from Nielsen Music' ...

  27. Warner and MTV In Mobile Music Deal

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT WMG to license content globally for MTV's platforms. WMG to license content globally for MTV's platforms. News ...

  28. Par, Uni Split Worldwide Distribution

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT "There's a revolution going on," said a London-based major company distribution executive as people woke up Sept. 7 to learn that Paramount Pictures and Universal Pictures have struck a deal to radica VENICE, Italy (The Hollywood Re ...

  29. West Registers No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," ...

  30. The Music Industry Reponds To Katrina

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Updated: Friday, Sept. 16. While the devastating impact from Hurricane Katrina is still being assessed, the music industry continues to respond with a variety of donations, charitable events and assistance. Here is a short list of Web sites where ...

  31. Top Acts Added To 'ReAct Now' Hurricane Special

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A host of top acts have joined the bill for Saturday's (Sept. 10) "ReAct Now: Music & Relief" special, which, as previously reported, will air live on MTV, VH1 and CMT and raise funds for victims A host of top acts have join ...

  32. Top Stars Join Multi-Network Katrina Benefit

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys to appear. Green Day, Usher, Alicia Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Rob Thomas, Ludacris, Gretchen Wilson, John Mellencamp and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington are the first acts confirmed to appear at a live performan ...

  33. Shakira Claims Six MTV Latin Nominations

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Video awards held Oct. 20 in Mexico. With six nods, Colombian songstress Shakira tops the list of nominees for the fourth annual MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. Shakira is up for artist of the year and best female artist. She has nominations ...

  34. 'Suge' Knight Shot In Leg

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hit at VMA party hosted by Kanye West. Rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight was shot in the leg early Sunday morning (Aug. 28) during a party hosted by Grammy-winning hip hop artist Kanye West, police said. Knight, 40, was hospitalized in good ...

  35. Green Day Dominates MTV Video Music Awards

    August 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Green Day continued its charmed year by dominating the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards tonight (Aug. 28) at Miami's American Airlines Arena. The group's video for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" won six awar Green Day continued its ch ...

  36. Tropical Storm Katrina Moves In On Florida

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MTV Video Music Awards pre-parties cancelled. MTV Video Music Awards pre-parties cancelled. News ...

  37. Tropical Storm Katrina Moves In On Florida

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music events cancelled. Tropical storm Katrina's approach of south Florida is already affecting the music events taking place in the state, including some of MTV's VMA activities and Bad Boy's new label launch party. The storm, whic ...

  38. Marketing, Promo Execs Out At Playground Norway

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Playground Music Scandinavia marketing executive Kai Lofthus and head of promotion Elin Rekdal have exited in a restructuring at the independent company's Norwegian division. Playground Music Scandinavia marketing executive Kai Lofthus and he ...

  39. Reebok Partners With Debut Israeli Artist

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motown recording artist Miri Ben-Ari is receiving major props from Reebok. In the first of its kind partnership, the athletic apparel company has partnered with the Israeli artist's label to produce t Motown recording artist Miri Ben-Ari is r ...

  40. Reebok Partners With Debut Israeli Artist

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Motown recording artist Miri Ben-Ari is receiving major props from Reebok. In the first of its kind partnership, the athletic apparel company has partnered with the Israeli artist's label to produce t Motown recording artist Miri Ben-Ari is r ...

  41. Germany's MTV, Viva To Curtail Ringtone Ads

    August 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The two leading German music channels MTV and VIVA are to cut back substantially on ringtone advertising on their networks. From October, MTV has committed to not broadcast any ringtone advertising fr The two leading German music channels MTV and ...

  42. NARM News: Nielsen To Launch New Service

    August 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Aims sights on int'l download sales. Nielsen SoundScan is launching a new international venture that will track download sales around the world. The offering, Neilsen SoundScan International World Digital Service, will feature coverage of ove ...

  43. Special Olympics Bows Latin Xmas

    August 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time in its nearly 20 years of existence, Special Olympics' "A Very Special Christmas" music series will be produced in a language other than English. "A Very Special Latin Christmas: No For the first time in its ...

  44. Nokia Theatre Times Square To Open In Sept.

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Square, AEG's newest concert venue, will open in September. Tickets for many shows are already set to go on sale Aug. 12. The venue is being developed and operat The 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre Times Sq ...

  45. Report: Universal Grows Global Share In 2004

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has widened its share of the global $33.6 billion music market in 2004, despite the creation of rival Sony BMG, according to data published yesterday (Aug. 2) by the IFPI. Universal Music Group has widened its share of the gl ...

  46. MTV Names Talent Execs

    August 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jose Tillan upped to senior VP. As part of its ongoing process to expand its talent division, MTV Networks Latin America has revealed a series of new appointments. Jose Tillan has been promoted to senior VP of music and talent and will continue to ...

  47. My Chemical Romance Plans First Headlining Tour

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Currently on the road as part of Vans Warped Tour. Although the full itinerary isn't finalized, breakout modern rock act My Chemical Romance will embark on its first headlining tour this fall, Billboard.com has learned. The Alkaline Trio and ...

  48. Green Day Dominates MTV VMA Nominations

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Awards will be broadcast live Aug. 28. With eight nods, Green Day tops the list of nominees for the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, include six for "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" and two for "American Idiot." Gwen Stefani and Missy ...

  49. Backstage At The BET Awards

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys working on "unplugged" album. Acknowledging after the Fugees' show-opening reunion that "BET had the balls to do this," group member Pras Michel promised that a new album is in the works. "Right now we ...

  50. Apple Adds Podcasting To iTunes

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Users can subscribe for free. Add Apple Computer to the rapidly growing list of media companies to embrace the podcast. As anticipated, the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has added podcasting support to the latest version of iTunes. The software ...

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