Music industry

  1. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  2. EMI Publishing Names Senior VP

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing has promoted Alan Warner to senior VP of global catalog promotion. Warner, who has been VP of catalog promotion since 1997, is based in L.A. and reports to executive VP of music s EMI Music Publishing has promoted Alan Warner ...

  3. Classical Makes Strong U.K. Recovery In 2003

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The value of the U.K. classical music sector rose 8.5% in 2003 to £65 million ($120 million), according to a new survey published by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). Almost 1 million more The value of the U.K. classical music sect ...

  4. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. News ...

  5. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...

  6. Motorola Advancing Mobile Music Distribution

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Motorola today (March 8) debuted three mobile handsets and wireless content created by MTV International. The announcement came during the inaugural M3 Summit, which runs through Wednesday (10) in Mia Motorola today (March 8) debuted three mobile ...

  7. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...

  8. Motorola Advancing Mobile Music Distribution

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Motorola today (March 8) debuted three mobile handsets and wireless content created by MTV International. The announcement came during the inaugural M3 Summit, which runs through Wednesday (10) in Mia Motorola today (March 8) debuted three mobile ...

  9. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  10. Wir Sind Helden Dominate German Echo Awards

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind Helden was the big winner at the national Echo Awards, held Saturday (March 6) in Berlin's International Congress Center (ICC). With three accolades, German-language pop group Wir sind ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Mercury U.K. Appoints New A&R Director

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Sault has been appointed A&amp;R director of Mercury Records U.K. He joins from Warner/Chappell U.K., where he was creative director. His start date will be announced shortly. Mike Sault has been appointed A&R director of Mercury Reco ...

  13. NAMM To Stage Expo At Conference

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST The National Association for Music Education will feature the Music and Sound Expo for the first time at its 59th National Biennial In-Service Conference, set for April 14-18 at the Minneapolis Conven The National Association for Music Education w ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Rutherford Confirmed To Head Warner Music Japan

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford has added duties as chairman/CEO of its affiliate in Japan. Warner Music International today (March 5) confirmed that Warner Music Asia ...

  16. Sperling Touts WMG Deal As 'Smart Buy'

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Just four days after the $2.6 billion acquisition of Warner Music Group, one of the key members of the buyout team valued the music company's assets at $3.5 billion. Scott Sperling, managing director Just four days after the $2.6 billion acqu ...

  17. Jones Claims Euro Double

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones completes a remarkable double on European Top 100 Albums with her two Blue Note/Parlophone sets, holding at No. 1 with "Feels Like Home" while climbing back 3-2 with its forerunner, "Come Norah Jones completes a remarkab ...

  18. Jones Claims Euro Double

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones completes a remarkable double on European Top 100 Albums with her two Blue Note/Parlophone sets, holding at No. 1 with "Feels Like Home" while climbing back 3-2 with its forerunner, "Come Norah Jones completes a remarkab ...

  19. ASCAP Sets Date For Rhythm & Soul Awards

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm &amp; Soul Music Awards will take place June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The ceremony honors the songwriters and publishers of the top ASCAP son ASCAP's 17th annual Rhythm & ...

  20. Dwight Yoakam Heads To New West

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica, Calif.-based Americana label New West Records has signed Dwight Yoakam. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Americana label New West Records has signed Dwight Yoakam. The label debut by the country singer, whose most recent album "Popula ...

  21. Spears Gets DVD-Audio Makeover

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Britney Spears' "In the Zone" (Jive) is expected to be released in the DVD-Audio (DVD-A) format this spring, according to BMG senior director of new technology Kevin Clement. "In the Zone" is currentl Britney Spears' ...

  22. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  23. Jones Maintains Chart Grip

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST "Feels Like Home" by Norah Jones is showing no signs that it's ready to relinquish the top slot on The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album cruises to a third straight week atop the chart, selling 280,0 "Feels Like Home" by ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. WMG Restructuring Hits Nashville

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Word Entertainment as part of the massive restructuring process by the Warner Music Group (WMG). A number of high-placed executives are exiting Warner Bros. Nashville and Wo ...

  28. Mercury Cuts Wills, Smith

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mark Wills recorded six albums for the label. Mercury Records in Nashville has cut Mark Wills and Anthony Smith from its artist roster. Wills has recorded six albums for the label since 1997, including a greatest hits package in 2002. He has one p ...

  29. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  30. New WMG Regime Readies Pink Slips

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Warner Music Group is expected to begin issuing pink slips today (March 2) in a process that could play out over the next month. Some 1,000 employees around the world are being cut as WMG's new ow The Warner Music Group is expected to beg ...

  31. Alicia Keys

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The second single from "The Diary of Alicia Keys" continues to show her growth as an artist and a songwriter. The second single from "The Diary of Alicia Keys" continues to show her growth as an artist and a songwriter. News ...

  32. Canadian Solution To Music Industry Woes

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recently, I urged the recording industry to back a statute that would legalize peer-to-peer music file-sharing and at the same time require Internet service providers (ISPs) and electronics businesses Recently, I urged the recording industry to ba ...

  33. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...

  34. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...

  35. Legal Matters

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST As the artist/label business model evolves, labels may begin sharing in the proceeds of other aspects of an artist's career. As the artist/label business model evolves, labels may begin sharing in the proceeds of other aspects of an artist� ...

  36. On The Road

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV has rolled out its first global tour sponsorship in the MTV Presents Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour 2004, which begins March 2 at the San Diego Sports Arena. MTV has rolled out its first global tour sponsorship in the MTV Presents Britney Spea ...

  37. Bronfman's WMG Buy Expected To Close Sunday

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an investment group led by former Seagram executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. is expected to close Sunday (Feb. 29), with funds for the $2.6 billion deal being wired t The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an inv ...

  38. Online Retailer Insound Names New CEO

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Web-based music retailer/marketing company Insound has tapped Steve Kleinberg as its new CEO. The industry veteran joins from WEA, where he was senior VP of marketing. Web-based music retailer/marketing company Insound has tapped Steve Kleinberg a ...

  39. Universal Music Publishing's Alperin Exits

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Music Publishing Group's corporate communications and senior director of marketing and new media to start her own firm. Rebekah Alperin has left her post as the head of Universal Musi ...

  40. Italian Record Biz Down 7.69% in Value in 2003

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The value of recorded music shipments in Italy in 2003 fell 7.69% from the previous year to &#x20AC;314 million ($392 million), according to new figures from Italian industry body FIMI. Volume fell 7. The value of recorded music shipments in I ...

  41. N*E*R*D

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The first single from sophomore album "Fly or Die" proves the Neptunes are just as talented artists as they are producers. The first single from sophomore album "Fly or Die" proves the Neptunes are just as talented artists as t ...

  42. Sales/Label Vet Launches Indie Distributor

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent distribution firm, will ship its first releases in March. The New York-based company is headed by Jack DeSalvo, who has previously served as a sales and label Forte Distribution LLC, a new independent dist ...

  43. Eamon Inks With Evolution

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Evolution Talent has signed an exclusive booking deal with Jive artist Eamon, according to Evolution president David Zedeck. Evolution Talent has signed an exclusive booking deal with Jive artist Eamon, according to Evolution president David Zedec ...

  44. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  45. Norah Still Tops On Billboard 200

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" cruises to a second straight week atop The Billboard 200. The Blue Note album sells 395,000 copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 61% decline from 1.02 m Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  46. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. NEW YORK--Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. The state ...

  47. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  48. Record Companies Must Embrace Changing Digital Landscape

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Charles Darwin would be proud. Today's harsh music climate is certainly putting his survival-of-the-fittest theory to the test. In this do-or-die atmosphere, artists are increasingly being forced to p Charles Darwin would be proud. Today' ...

  49. Napster Downloads Hit 5 Million Mark

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roxio-owned Napster announced today (Feb. 23) that it has sold more than 5 million downloads for its PC-based service. Napster, which launched in its current form in October 2003, says it expects to g Roxio-owned Napster announced today (Feb. 23) ...

  50. MTV, Britney Link For Network's First Global Tour Deal

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST MTV is embarking on its first global tour sponsorship, for the spring outing by Britney Spears, Billboard.biz has learned. The MTV Presents Britney Spears Onyx Hotel Tour 2004 begins March 2 at the Sa MTV is embarking on its first global tour spon ...

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