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  1. Jet Postpones Part Of Euro Tour

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, has had to postpone a significant section of its current European tour after lead singer Nic Cester was diagnosed with nodules on his vocal chords, follo Jet, the Australian rock group from Melbourne, ...

  2. La Oreja Lead Spain's Los 40 Awards

    October 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spain's most popular national Top 40 radio network, Los 40 Principales, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with its first Los Premios Principales gala on Dec. 16. It will be Spain's only aw Spain's most popular national T ...

  3. Keane's 'Sea' Sails Away With Euro No. 1

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT In an unchanged top four on European Top 100 Albums, Keane's "Under The Iron Sea" (Universal Island) leads the survey for a third week. In the United Kingdom, it falls 1-2 but sells a further 45,000 u In an unchanged top four on Eur ...

  4. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  5. Universal Buys Spanish Indie Giant Vale Music

    June 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) has purchased Spain's biggest independent label, Vale Music, from its founder Ricardo Campoy. Universal says the development, unveiled today (J Universal Music Iberian Peninsula (Sp ...

  6. Castello Branco Splits With Universal Iberia

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was today (June 20) dismissed after more than three years in the Madrid post. Universal Music Iberia (Spain & Portugal) president Marcelo Castello Branco was t ...

  7. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  8. Worldwide Anti-Piracy Conference Kicks Off

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT IFPI maps out strategy on opening day. Court proceedings against illegal music downloaders and P2P file swappers will continue despite some improvements in global music piracy, said John Kennedy, president of the International Federation of the Ph ...

  9. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1 ...

  10. Spanish Legend Rocio Jurado Dies At 61

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Funeral to be held Friday (June 2). Spanish singer Rocio Jurado died today (June 1) at her Madrid home after a two-year fight against cancer of the pancreas. She was 61. She will be buried on tomorrow in her southern Spanish hometown of Chipiona, ...

  11. Amaral A Triple Winner At Spain's Premios

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received an average 571,000 viewers, or a 9.3% share, despite a graveyard timeslot on public channel TVE1. The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received ...

  12. Guns N' Roses Readies Euro Tour

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Dates with Rolling Stones set for Germany. Interest is high in the upcoming Guns N’ Roses concerts, with four warm-up shows at New York's Hammerstein Ballroom selling out in less than three minutes on April 21, and tickets for European dates ...

  13. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  14. Spain's Premios To Fete Rodríguez

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lifetime achievement award at Spain's 10th Premios de la Música ceremony on May 5. Veteran Cuban troubadour Silvio Rodríguez will receive a Latin music lif ...

  15. Spanish Singer Rocio Durcal Dies

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Battled cancer for past five years. Spanish actress and singer Rocio Durcal, who found fame as one of Mexico's most popular folk singers, has died following a long battle against cancer, her family said on Sunday (March 26). Durcal, born Mari ...

  16. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST goal: press 13M CDs, 11M DVDs. Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 million DVDs i ...

  17. Sonopress Opens For Biz In Russia

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress has opened a CD and DVD plant in Russia. The new facility in Yaroslavl, 250 kilometres north of Moscow, is targeting production of 13 million CDs and 11 mil Bertelsmann-owned disc replicator Sonopress ha ...

  18. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios De La Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gala to be held May 4 in Madrid. Gala to be held May 4 in Madrid. News ...

  19. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  20. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  21. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  22. Europe Poised For New Data Laws

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST The European Parliament is expected tomorrow (Dec. 14) to back new rules that could help in the fight against music piracy by obliging telecommunications companies to keep data on customers' phone cal The European Parliament is expected tomor ...

  23. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. MADRID -- Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate t ...

  24. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT IFPI: anti-piracy raid Spain's biggest. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. Police seized 69 people on October ...

  25. Spanish Cops Bust Piracy Ring

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to be responsible for shifting more than one million illegal CD-Rs and DVD-Rs each month. Spanish police have arrested 75 people and smashed a crime syndicate thought to ...

  26. EMI Pub Spain Taps Menéndez-Pidal

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec joins from Clipper's Madrid. Exec joins from Clipper's Madrid. News Exec ...

  27. EMI Pub Spain Taps Menéndez-Pidal

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Exec joins from Clipper's Madrid. EMI Music Publishing Spain's new managing director from Nov. 1 will be Santiago Menéndez-Pidal. He replaces Borja Aguirreche, who is no longer with the company. Menéndez-Pidal had been managing director ...

  28. Barcelona Eyes Consumers' Fine For Pirated Goods

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The City of Barcelona said Oct. 19 it will be the first in Spain to fine people who purchase pirated DVDs and CDs, if new legislation passes later this year. MADRID (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The City of Barcelona said Oct. 19 it will be the firs ...

  29. Spain Bars Declare Rights Peace With SGAE

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Years of legal wrangling between Spanish collecting society SGAE and the country's 300,000 bars and restaurants over the payment of public communication (performance) rights for use of televisions and MADRID -- Years of legal wrangling betwee ...

  30. 4 Nations Face EC Fines Over Copyright

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT France, Finland, Spain and the Czech Republic could face hefty fines for failing to implement a 2001 law offering copyright protection for music, movies and software, the European Commission revealed BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- France, Fi ...

  31. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  32. EC Begins Proceedings Over C'right Directive

    July 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission said today (July 13) it had launched infringement proceedings against four countries for failing to implement a 2001 copyright legislation protecting music, movies and software The European Commission said today (July 13) i ...

  33. MTV Latin Video Music Awards Confirm Talent

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira, Foo Fighters among first round of acts. Colombian superstar Shakira along with Good Charlotte, Simple Plan and Foo Fighters are the first round of talent confirmed to perform at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. The VMALAs, n ...

  34. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid June 23 to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mor MADRID -- Global music industry leaders joined ...

  35. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish minister Calvo no-show at IFPI gathering. Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticize the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved mo ...

  36. Biz Attacks Spain's Anti-Piracy Efforts

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Global music industry leaders joined their Spanish counterparts in Madrid today (June 23) to criticise the Spanish government for failing to enforce a national anti-piracy plan that was approved more Global music industry leaders joined their Span ...

  37. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. MADRID -- In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portu ...

  38. Plug Pulled On Spain's Weblisten

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish labels have won a lengthy campaign to close the country's oldest download site, weblisten.com. The service, which claimed 300,000 titles, shuttered its operations after a May 31 Madrid court d MADRID -- Spanish labels have won a lengt ...

  39. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  40. Iberian Authorities Crack Down On Pirates

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In the first-ever Iberian joint anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portuguese police have broken up three crime rings which manufactured and sold illegal CDs in both countries. In the first-ever Iberian anti-piracy operation, Spanish and Portugues ...

  41. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

  42. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  43. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  44. Spain's SGAE Reports Gains In 2004

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish authors and publishers society Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE) collected €300.76 million ($391 million) for use of its members' copyrights in 2004, an increase of 11.9% ove MADRID -- Spanish authors and publish ...

  45. De Lucia, Bebe Top Winners At Spanish Music Awards

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Artists took home four awards each. Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the potential 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid. Bebe was the frontrunner with nine nomination ...

  46. De Lucia, Bebe Top Winners At Spanish Music Awards

    April 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the 29 awards at Spain's Premios de la Musica today (April 22) in Madrid. Veteran flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia and newcomer Bebe each took four of the potential ...

  47. Spanish Gov't Unveils Anti-Piracy Plan

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spanish culture minister Carmen Calvo presented on April 8 the country's first national anti-piracy plan, aimed at preparing tougher legislation to stamp out the trade in illicit CDs and digital files MADRID -- Spanish culture minister Carmen ...

  48. Madrid Rock To Close After 24 Years

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madrid Rock, the biggest record shop in the Spanish capital, is to close within a month after 24 years' business. During its heyday, the retailer had eight stores in three cities. Madrid Rock, the biggest record shop in the Spanish capital, i ...

  49. Madrid Rock To Close After 24 Years

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Madrid Rock, the biggest record shop in the Spanish capital, is to close within a month after 24 years' business. During its heyday, the retailer had eight stores in three cities. Madrid Rock, the biggest record shop in the Spanish capital, i ...

  50. Grim News For Spanish Biz

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Market grapples with severe piracy. The value of music sales in Spain dropped 12.6% in 2004, according to preliminary data from trade group Promusicae. Speaking yesterday (Jan. 24) in Madrid, Promusicae president Antonio Guisasola gave a grim asse ...

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