Nettwerk Music Group

  1. Investors Put $2.4 Billion Into Music In 2013, Streaming Tops List

    January 31, 2014 5:48 PM EST The big got bigger and the rich got richer in 2013. In the 57 investment deals totaling over $2.4 billion tracked by Billboard, nearly 9 in 10 dollars invested went to a traditional music company, an EDM concert promoter or a company that stre ...

  2. New Signings: Boy George Signs with Kobalt, Rick Ross to ICM Partners, BMG Chrysalis US Land the Orwells

    August 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT Here’s a look at the latest artist signings across the music industry, which include label, management, publishing and booking agency deals. Billboard.biz is interested in your company’s new signings. Please send announcements to Mitchell.Pete ...

  3. Billboard's Twitter 140: Music-Industry Characters You Need To Follow

    March 18, 2011 10:30 AM EDT Billboard's Twitter 140: It's not about how many followers. It's not about the quantity of tweets/retweets. It's about quality. Personality. Excellent linkage. These people are followed by those who work the smartest. Whether i ...

  4. Sarah McLachlan Splits With Long-Time Manager Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group

    February 16, 2011 6:50 AM EST Canadian songstress and Lilith Fair founder Sarah McLachlan is splitting with her long-time manager Terry McBride. The Globe and Mail newspaper on Tuesday said McBride, CEO and co-founder of Nettwerk Music Group, said he and Grammy-winning McLachl ...

  5. MMF Canada To Honor Terry McBride

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group's Terry McBride will receive the 2011 MMF Honour Roll Award from Music Managers Forum Canada. The presentation will take place March 1 at Toronto's Bymark restaurant, during Canadian Music Week 2011. McBride is the C ...

  6. Sarah McLachlan Taking Lilith Fair Down Under

    August 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Despite a stuttering run in North America, the Lilith Fair tour is heading to Australia. Lilith co-founder Sarah McLachlan will headline the all-female lineup, which will visit these shores in October for a five-date tour. Multiple-ARIA Award nomi ...

  7. @Canadian Music Week: Lilith Tour Details Revealed

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Specific tour dates for the relaunched Lilith Fair tour will be announced on Tuesday, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride said today at Canadian Music Week. McBride, who was involved in a mentoring session at the conference, says th ...

  8. Canadian Music Week: Jaron Lanier Says Free Won't Work

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Technologist, musician and author Jaron Lanier told a Canadian Music Week breakfast this morning (March 12) that touring and selling merchandise is not a long-term solution for the decline in the sale of recorded music. Lanier, a larger than life ...

  9. @MIDEM: Pharrell Williams Relaxed About P2P

    January 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Pharrell Williams was the big star name in attendance for the opening day of MidemNet, where there was a generally positive attitude about digital music and the future of the industry. MidemNet launched 11 years ago and the digital-focused confere ...

  10. Lilith Fair Announces Charity Partners

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Lilith Fair, the concert festival featuring female artists that is being relaunched in 2010 by Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, will contribute $1 from every ticket sold and a portion of sponsorship proceeds to charitable partne ...

  11. AMBC Divides Opinions Down Under

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The music business Down Under has a bright future. But none of the AustralAsian Music Business Conference's speakers could quite agree what that might be. That was the lingering impression from the 2009 AMBC event, which took place Aug. 20-22 ...

  12. Pierre Tremblay Departs Nettwerk

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Pierre Tremblay has left his role as SVP at Canada's Nettwerk Music Group, claiming the company has "lost focus." Tremblay has taken Toronto band Billy Talent with him for his new venture, Vancouver-based Hive Management. The rock a ...

  13. Radiohead Co-Manager Joins Mama, Nettwerk On Artist Venture

    July 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Brian Message, a partner in Courtyard Management, which represents Radiohead, has launched a new artist venture with the London-based Mama Group and Vancouver-based Nettwerk Music Group that will allow artists to retain copyright. Message is repre ...

  14. Mama Group Profit Up On HMV Deal

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Live music, marketing and artist services company the Mama Group has increased profit after tax to £4.94 million ($7.4 million) for the six months ending Jan. 31, 2009. The London-based company benefited from the sale in January of a number of sub ...

  15. Lilith Fair To Return In 2010

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Terry McBride, chief executive of Nettwerk Music Group, says that Lilith Fair, the successful female-led touring festival that last appeared a decade ago, will re-emerge next year. "Lilith Fair will look at doing two weeks in the U.K./Europe ...

  16. K-os Embraces 'Name-Your-Price' Strategy For Tour

    April 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Toronto-based hip hop artist k-os will do for live concerts what Radiohead did for recorded music sales. Backed by an idea developed by his manager, Nettwerk Music Group chief executive Terry McBride, k-os will start a 10-date Canadian tour kickin ...

  17. Terry McBride Denies Nettwerk Is For Sale

    March 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Terry McBride, Nettwerk Music Group CEO, tells Billboard.biz that there is no truth to rumors that Nettwerk is for sale, although he says he's always looking for partners that can help it expand. As for recent speculation that he might quit t ...

  18. Billboard Hosts MIDEM Masters Breakfast

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Day two of MIDEM began early for those attending Billboard's MIDEM Masters Breakfast at the InterContinental Carlton hotel in Cannes. Dozens of delegates at the MIDEM international music market and conference attended the invite-only breakfas ...

  19. MIDEM Day 1: Managers On Digital Revenue Trail

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Artist managers and entertainment lawyers voiced their concerns about digital music revenue -- how much their acts deserve and how much they're owed -- during the opening day of the MIDEM international music market and conference in Cannes. T ...

  20. MySpace Music Expands Offering

    January 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST MySpace Music has added content from five larger independent labels and indie music distributor, four months after its September launch. The new partners include Nettwerk Music Group, INgrooves, IRIS Distribution and RoyaltyShare, as well as Wind- ...

  21. What To Watch For At This Year's MIDEM

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Its seductive location along a palm-lined, waterfront boulevard in the south of France is one reason why MIDEM in Cannes remains the music biz's most popular global trade fair and conference. But following an exceptionally challenging year fo ...

  22. MAMA Group, Nettwerk Form Publishing Partnership

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music and media company MAMA Group has formed a new publishing joint venture with Canadian label and management company Nettwerk Music Group. Manett Publishing Limited will be based in MAMA's London headquarters and will be admin ...

  23. Turn Off Radio, Tune In To Marketing, Says McBride

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Music labels have depended on radio airplay for so long, they have never learned the art of effective and relevant marketing, a scenario that has contributed to the current industry slump. That is the damning message from Terry McBride, co-founder ...

  24. McBride Goes Tribal For 'Millennial' Project

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Know your tribe. And play to the beat of your own drum. That's just one of the points underscored in a new thought-provoking essay on the current face of the musicians' industry, in the eyes and mind of Terry McBride, CEO of Vancouver, C ...

  25. MAMA Group Acquires Festival Operator Angel Music

    April 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MAMA Group has acquired dance music festival operator Angel Music Group in a deal worth £2.65 million ($5.2 million). The latest acquisition means that MAMA Group has bolstered its festival portfolio, which already includes investments in the Love ...

  26. Canadian Music Week Takes On Challenges Of Changing Industry

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian Music Week (CMW) will focus on new concepts and alternative revenue streams that artists and labels can pursue, event founder/ president says Neill Dixon, while speakers like Research in Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie will discuss the possib ...

  27. Avril Hits Back At Rubinoos Lawsuit

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has dismissed allegations that her hit single "Girlfriend" is taken from a song called "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by the power pop band the Rubinoos. "I had never heard this song in my li ...

  28. Lavigne Sued In Rubinoos 'Sound-Alike' Case

    July 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT RCA singer Avril Lavigne is being sued by two co-songwriters who claim that her hit "Girlfriend" sounds like a track their American power pop band recorded in the '70s. Tommy Dunbar, founder of the Rubinoos, filed the suit in San Fr ...

  29. Music Widget Firm Sonific Launches Syndication Program

    June 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music widget firm Sonific has introduced a program to syndicate its software to all artists and labels. The company has existing deals with such labels and distributors as IODA, V2 Records and Nettwerk Music Group. The syndication program, called ...

  30. WMG Sues Social Networking Site Imeem

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against the social networking site Imeem, seeking both monetary damages and a court order to restrict all WMG music from the site. In the filing, WMG claims Imeem has avoided using any ...

  31. Sony BMG, Konami Sign Distribution Pact

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG has agreed to distribute music from games developed by Konami to various digital outlets, including iTunes, Rhapsody and mobile operators. The deal is limited to original music created specifically for Konami games, and marks the first ti ...

  32. NARM Coverage: AAIM's Membership Up To 121 Labels

    April 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The American Assn. of Independent Music (AAIM) president Richard Bengloff said the indie trade body has upped its membership to 121 labels. He revealed a slew of recent label additions at the annual NARM convention in Chicago. Among the labels who ...

  33. Nettwerk Inks Free Mobile Deal

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nettwerk Music Group has licensed its music video catalog to a service that lets fans view them on mobile phone for free. The Canadian label struck a deal with Mywaves to bring Nettwerk acts such as Barenaked Ladies, Jars of Clay and Avril Lavigne ...

  34. Electronic Arts Opens Digital Music Store

    March 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST In what is a first for the videogame industry, publisher Electronic Arts has opened a digital music store on its Web site, dubbed EA Trax. The store is limited to music found on the company's various videogame soundtracks. Instead of operatin ...

  35. Puretracks To Launch DRM-free MP3s

    February 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Canadian digital music service Puretracks has launched a collection of MP3s without digital rights management (DRM). The MP3s are available in Canada for download at its digital music store Puretracks.com. The Puretracks MP3 catalog will initially ...

  36. Midem Day One: DRM Takes Center Stage

    January 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST A buzzing and busy Midem opened for business today (Jan. 21), on what would otherwise have been a sunny, lazy Sunday. The annual music industry convention, now in its 41st year, continued to play host to the MidemNet conference, the specialist tec ...

  37. Nacional, Nettwerk Launch Joint Publishing Venture

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Already signed are Nortec Collective, Sara Valenzuela. Latin indie alternative label Nacional Records has launched a joint venture publishing company with indie label, music publishing and management company Nettwerk Music Group and their publishi ...

  38. The Orchard Adds Nettwerk To Roster

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Co. will serve as distributor's partner for Canada. Digital distribution company The Orchard has added Canadian label and management company Nettwerk Music Group to its client roster. Under the agreement, The Orchard will distribute and marke ...