Music industry

  1. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  2. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  3. German Authors, Publishers Battle Royalty Rate Cut

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with the German Music Publishers Association (DMV) to oppose the German IFPI chapter's recent move to reduce the mechanical rate. German authors rights society GEMA has joined forces with t ...

  4. Uni Nashville Names Kline To Senior VP Post

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Ben Kline has been promoted to senior VP of sales and marketing at Universal Music Group Nashville (UMGN). Kline, who was senior VP of sales ...

  5. Jimmy Iovine Re-Ups With UMG

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head renews his contract. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head renews his contract. News ...

  6. Jimmy Iovine Re-Ups With UMG

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent Universal Music Group (UMG) for six years, sources confirm. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent U ...

  7. Edel Austria Buys Majority Stake In Label

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Edel Records Austria, a subsidiary of Germany's Edel Music, has bought a majority stake in Vienna-based label Musica Schallplatten-Vertriebs from Swiss company Musikvertrieb. Edel Records Austria, a subsidiary of Germany's Edel Music, ha ...

  8. Def Jam Sued For Allegedly Distorting Charts

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by a former music executive. Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by ...

  9. Attendance Up For Midem

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite tougher market conditions, the Midem trade show attracted more than 8,800 participants for its 38th edition, which closes today (Jan. 29) in Cannes. This represents a 3% rise over last year's Despite tougher market conditions, the Mid ...

  10. Attendance Up For Midem

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Despite tougher market conditions, the Midem trade show attracted more than 8,800 participants for its 38th edition, which closes today (Jan. 29) in Cannes. This represents a 3% rise over last year's Despite tougher market conditions, the Mid ...

  11. Browne, Smith Sever Ties With Old Labels

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left their longtime record homes. Browne has fulfilled his contractual duties with Elektra, and is in the process of looking for a new label. Rock veterans Jackson Browne and Patti Smith have left ...

  12. Beat Box

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul Van Dyk will headline the second annual DJs Rock the Vote show. Paul Van Dyk will headline the second annual DJs Rock the Vote show. News Paul van Dyk ...

  13. Wynonna & Naomi Judd

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The latest single from Wynonna finds the country icon reuniting with her mother Naomi on an emotional duet. The latest single from Wynonna finds the country icon reuniting with her mother Naomi on an emotional duet. News Naomi ...

  14. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  15. OutKast Holds At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    January 28, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 for the second week in a row. U.S. sales of the album are down 11% from last week to 86,000 copies, according to OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  16. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  17. Beyoncé, Hilfiger Ink Perfume Pact

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has linked with Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries and Tommy Hilfiger USA, Inc., in a multi-year marketing deal that will include the launch of a Beyoncé-branded perfume R&B star Beyoncé Knowles has li ...

  18. Tantric

    January 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST This aggressive yet melodic single is the first taste of Tantric's sophomore album, "After We Go." This aggressive yet melodic single is the first taste of Tantric's sophomore album, "After We Go." News ...

  19. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

  20. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

  21. Platinum Star:Hilary Duff

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST <I>Billboard</I>'s special section takes a look at the snow-balling music career of actress/singer Hilary Duff. Billboard 's special section takes a look at the snow-balling music career of actress/singer Hilary Duff. News Hi ...

  22. The Indies

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epitaph Records responds to consumers by cutting prices on nearly half its active catalog. Epitaph Records responds to consumers by cutting prices on nearly half its active catalog. News ...

  23. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  24. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  25. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  26. Lyor Cohen Shifting To Warner Music Group

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Sources confirm that Lyor Cohen is joining Warner Music Group as head of North American operations. Ed Christman News ...

  27. WMG Confirms Cohen As U.S. Chairman/CEO

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group confirms that it has named Lyor Cohen as chairman/CEO of U.S. Recorded Music. Cohen, current chairman/CEO of Island Def Jam Group, will take over the role following the purchase of Warner Music Group confirms that it has named L ...

  28. Industry's Digital Future Explored At MidemNet

    January 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. D ...

  29. Industry's Digital Future Explored At MidemNet

    January 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. D ...

  30. Industry's Digital Future Explored At MidemNet

    January 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. Digital music will claim 33% of the global music market by 2008, suggested analysts today (Jan. 24) at MidemNet in Cannes. D ...

  31. Latin Notas

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what's the story? Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what' ...

  32. Latin Notas

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what's the story? Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what' ...

  33. Uni Nashville Ups Ken Robold

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robold promoted to GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. Ken Robold has been promoted to the newly created position of GM of Universal Music Group Nashville. He was executive VP of operations/CFO. Robold reports to chairman/CEO Luke Lewis. Univer ...

  34. Universal U.K. To Make Staff Cuts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Music Group. About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Mu ...

  35. Universal U.K. To Make Staff Cuts

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Music Group. About 35 positions will be shed at Universal Music U.K. as part of global cost-cutting measures affecting Universal Mu ...

  36. OutKast, Furtado To Play NBA All-Star Game

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST When the best players in the NBA are introduced at the start of their annual all-star game next month, there will be no generic synthesizer music blaring in the background. Instead, the players will g When the best players in the NBA are introduce ...

  37. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  38. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  39. Warner Music Group Eyes Major Staff Cuts

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has formed five task forces designed to identify potential overhead reductions within specific departments, sources say. This comes on the heels of a mandate that went into effect i Warner Music Group has formed five task forces ...

  40. Beatles, Pop Exhibits Set For Radio/TV Museum

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exhibits to open in February in New York and L.A. Exhibits to open in February in New York and L.A. News ...

  41. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  42. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  43. Groban Nabs First No. 1 Album

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Josh Groban's "Closer" bolts 11-1 this week to give the singer his first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the Reprise Records set were up 34% to 100,000 copies for the chart week, bring Josh Groban's "Closer ...

  44. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  45. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  46. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  47. WMG: Sylvia Rhone Still In Place

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS New York, Sylvia Rhone is not leaving her post as chairman of Elektra Entertainment Group, according to a Warner Music Group representative. Contrary to a report yesterday on radio station WBLS ...

  48. Sprint Service To Offer WMG Content

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Music Group is the third major record company to sign on for Sprint's Music Tones ringer service. Universal Music Group and Sony are also on board. Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Musi ...

  49. EMI Music Marketing Appoints VPs

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. EMI Music Marketing (EMM) has named three VPs, all based in L.A. Kenny Di Dia has joined EMM as VP of marketing, reporting to Phil Quartararo, president of EMM and executive VP of EM ...

  50. Dido Retails Euro Album Chart Crown

    January 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST There's still no sign of an end to Dido's reign on European Top 100 Albums with "Life for Rent" (Cheeky/Arista), which has been No. 1 for its entire 14-week chart life. There's still no sign of an end to Dido's reign ...

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