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  1. Oaktree, Primary Wave Reportedly Submit Bid For Warner Music Publishing

    April 09, 2011 1:55 PM EDT As bidding for Warner Music Group draws to a close , Oaktree Capital Management and publishing company Primary Wave have submitted a joint bid for Warner Music's publishing arm valued at around $1.5 billion, the New York Post reported late Fr ...

  2. Business Matters: April Fool's (Jay-Z, Beyonce Buy EMI) And Not (Live Nation's WMG Bid Impacts Stocks)

    April 01, 2011 5:35 PM EDT APRIL FOOLING: Spotify U.S Launches Monday -- April Fool's Day got off to an early start - for those of us in the U.S. - when a post at TechCrunch EU reported that Spotify was immediately ceasing its European operations in order to launch in ...

  3. Live Nation Puts In Bid For Warner Recorded Music

    March 31, 2011 4:59 PM EDT Live Nation, the concert and ticketing company, has put in a bid for the Warner Music Group. The emergence of Live Nation as one of the bidders for the Warner Music Group brings to three the number of strategic players involved in the auction. But ...

  4. Chris Brown Parts Ways With Publicist Tammy Brook

    March 25, 2011 12:38 PM EDT Chris Brown's independent publicist, Tammy Brook, has parted ways with the singer, Brook confirmed to Billboard.biz Friday morning. On Tuesday, Brown reportedly smashed a window, tore off his shirt and stormed out of the "Good Morning Am ...

  5. Rihanna's 'Loud' Tour Dates Not Canceled

    March 25, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Contrary to reports that dates from her "Loud" tour have been canceled due to poor ticket sales, several sources -- including one at the concert promoter Live Nation -- say reports that Rihanna's North American tour is struggling wi ...

  6. Warner Music Has At Least Five Serious Bidders, Source Says

    March 08, 2011 12:59 PM EST Warner Music Group is getting more bids than expected for the recorded music division and the entire company, a source told Billboard Tuesday morning. At the same time, Warner has also received bids for music publishing division Warner/Chappell, t ...

  7. Timing Of Doug Morris' Move From Universal To Sony Still Uncertain, Source Says

    February 28, 2011 1:49 PM EST If Doug Morris is leaving Universal Music Group for Sony Music any time soon, his departure date may be less certain than what has been described in a new report. On Monday, England's Telegraph claimed Morris will not be going to Sony Music u ...

  8. How Citigroup Outfoxed Guy Hands In Its Takeover Of EMI

    February 03, 2011 2:15 PM EST While press reports on Citigroup's takeover of EMI are rife with phrases about how the bank "seized control" (New York Post) in a "surprise move" (Los Angeles Times) that apparently caught Terra Firma chairman Guy Hands of ...

  9. Eminem To Star In Lipton Brisk Claymation Super Bowl Ad

    January 31, 2011 9:43 AM EST Before he performs and vies for 10 trophies at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 13, Eminem -- or at least his Claymation likeness -- will appear in a Super Bowl commercial for Lipton Brisk iced tea. According to the New York Post, the over-$1 million spo ...

  10. Spotify 'Near' a U.S. Deal: We've Heard That One Before ...

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST Hey! The New York Post is reporting that Spotify is about to launch in the U.S., so it must be true! It's not like we've heard about imminent Spotify launches in the past or anything. Oh wait -- we have. And none of them were true. The P ...

  11. The Twitter-Factor: 50 Cent's Stock Drops 36% After Rapper Stops Tweets

    January 13, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of H&H Imports, in which 50 Cent has a stake, gained on Monday after the rapper promoted the company via Twitter. But the stock fell Tuesday and Wednesday after 48 hours without tweets from the music star, the New York Post reported. Ov ...

  12. How 50 Cent Made $8.7 Million Via Twitter

    January 11, 2011 12:00 AM EST Cent earned $8.7 million in paper money on Monday, thanks to some tweets, the New York Post reported. The singer helped pop the shares of the penny stock of H&H Imports, in which he has a stake, by talking it up on Twitter over the weekend. ...

  13. Ronni Chasen Memorial Planned In NYC

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST A memorial for native New Yorker Ronni Chasen will be held Wednesday night (Nov. 17) at Michael's in Manhattan, a restaurant staffer tells the Hollywood Reporter. On Tuesday night (Nov. 16), a small gathering of close friends was held at the ...

  14. Report: BMG, Warner Eyeing Chrysalis

    November 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management and Warner Music Group are among the potential bidders for the Chrysalis Group, according to the New York Post. Chrysalis, which has a 100,000-strong catalog in its publishing division, confirmed this week that is having earl ...

  15. Hip-hop Exec Charged With Gun Possession In NYC

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A hip-hop record executive was arrested driving through New York City on Wednesday (Oct. 13) with a gun loaded with hollow-point bullets in his car, authorities said. RCA Music Group senior VP Bryan Leach, who has worked with a roster of rappers i ...

  16. Apple In Talks On Subscription Service: Report

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Apple is in talks with major record labels to provide a subscription-based music service, allowing unlimited access to songs for a monthly fee, the New York Post said, citing unnamed sources. A few weeks ago, Apple VP of Internet services Eddy Cue ...

  17. Vevo To Launch TV Network?

    September 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The bad blood between online music video upstart Vevo and stalwart MTV may reach new levels, as Vevo reportedly is planning to launch a TV network for its content as well. The New York Post , citing Vevo CEO Rio Caraeff, says a Vevo TV channel wou ...

  18. Facebook, AOL Mull Online Ad Alliance: Report

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Internet firms Facebook Inc and AOL Inc are discussing a strategic alliance aimed at boosting their online advertisement business, the New York Post said, citing sources. The two companies have been talking for several months about a partnership t ...

  19. Katy Perry: No One Suing Over 'California Gurls'

    August 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katy Perry has gone on Twitter to dismiss suggestions of any legal action over her use of lyrics similar to the Beach Boys' "California Girls" on her hit "California Gurls." Snoop Dogg says "I really wish you all coul ...

  20. Beach Boys Go After Katy Perry for 'California Gurls' Credit

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Beach Boys are going after Katy Perry for using the lyrics to their classic song, "California Girls," on her new summer anthem, "California Gurls." Beach Boys members Mike Love and Brian Wilson co-wrote "California Gir ...

  21. Report: Google Music Store Talks Have 'Accelerated'

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google is in “accelerated” talks regarding the launch of its Google Music Store, according to the New York Post. One aspect of those talks are said to be discussions with Harry Fox Agency, which the Post sees as a sign that discussions with labels ...

  22. Business Matters: AEG + Majors?, Bronfman Trial, A Look at Rdio and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MAJORS BUYING INTO AEG? -- According to the New York Post, AEG is in talks with major record labels about taking a minority stake in the company. The talks could result in either a sale to one of the major music companies or possibly a consortium ...

  23. Business Matters: Google Music Store, Don Henley, The Orchard, 'If I Can Dream' and more

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT GOOGLE MUSIC STORE COMING IN FALL? -- Google's music store could be on its way later this fall, CNET's Greg Sandoval reports. Citing multiple industry sources, Sandoval says the service could have both downloads and streaming music. &quo ...

  24. Business Matters: DOJ, Canadian Copyright Bill, eBay, UMG and more

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The Department of Justice is keeping an eye on Live Nation , the New York Post reported on Thursday. The agency has contacted several independent music companies, according to the report, to see if they have felt any negative effects of the Tic ...

  25. JPMorgan Shopping Bug Music

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Bug Music, which has about $26 million in net publisher's share, is being shopped through an auction process, according to sources. The company's proposed sale, first reported in this morning's New York Post , has already been throu ...

  26. Business Matters: Terra Firma, 'Glee,' Wolfgang's Vault and more

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Follow Glenn Peoples on Twitter or e-mail him at gpeoples AT billboard.com. -- A source close to Kohlberg Kravis & Roberts (KKR) denied to the Financial Times the buyout firm has been in talks with Terra Firma . “There are no discussions betwe ...

  27. Report: Terra Firma In Talks to Sell Stake in EMI Music Publishing

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT On Thursday the New York Post reported that Terra Firma is in talks to sell a stake in EMI Music Publishing. One participant in those talks is Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, which would buy a minority stake in EMI’s publishing division and combine the o ...

  28. Report: DOJ Investigating Apple's Digital Music Tactics

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Department of Justice has opened an antitrust inquiry into Apple practices in the digital music market, the New York Times reported on Wednesday (May 26). The early-stage conversations "have revolved broadly around the dynamics of selling ...

  29. Business Matters: Terra Firma, Vivendi, HMV Group and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Reuters reports Terra Firma has given Citigroup a compliance certificate , a notification of its plan to inject additional equity to meet its debt covenant. Terra Firma does not need to hand over the money until June 14. But the specifics on th ...

  30. Business Matters: Ustream, eMusic, Facebook, UCLA and More

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Ustream has received a $20 million investment from Sof ...

  31. Business Matters: Live Nation, AEG, Online 'Spectators' Vs. 'Conversationalists'

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. Follow Billboard senior analyst Glenn Peoples on Twitter at twitter.com/billboardglenn . -- Live Nation has signaled to competitor AEG it is willi ...

  32. Business Matters: Apple, Lala, Vevo, Rock Hall Of Fame

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- An analyst at UBS Investment Research believes Apple's purchase of Lala ties into the company's $1 billion data server farm project i ...

  33. Business Matters: EMI, WMG, Radiohead, Guvera, Gibson

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- With the news that Citi has refused to restructure EMI 's debt to the liking of Terra Firma comes a new round of merger speculation. Pali ...

  34. Business Matters: Citigroup, EMI, IFPI, Pandora

    September 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Citigroup has been trying to shed its troubled loans, reports the New York Post, sometimes by forcing companies into bankruptcy. What's th ...

  35. Springsteen, Ticketmaster War Escalates

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The war of words between Ticketmaster and the Bruce Springsteen camp continues to heat up. In a letter posted on Springsteen's Web site today, Springsteen manager Jon Landau calls to task the Newark Star Ledger and Ticketmaster Chairman Barry ...

  36. Kris Allen Crowned 'American Idol' In Surprise Victory

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Kris Allen was crowned the "American Idol" Season 8 champ on Wednesday night (May 20), after nearly 100 million votes declared the 23-year-old Conway, Arkansas native the winner over runner-up Adam Lambert. During the two hour-plus seaso ...

  37. Business Briefs: Best Buy, Verizon, Twitter, iLike

    April 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Best Buy is reported to be considering allotting eight square feet per store (or about 200 titles) to vinyl albums in all of its 1,000-plus stores. A first test of 100 titles per store, according to the article, was successful enough for a bump ...

  38. News Corp President Chernin Leaving

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST News Corp president and COO Peter Chernin will leave after 12 years on the job, depriving the media conglomerate of its second-highest ranking executive as it deals with a severe decline in advertising revenue. Chernin, 57, is a well-regarded Holl ...

  39. Sirius XM in talks with DirecTV, Liberty - Reports

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sirius XM Radio Inc's chief executive Mel Karmazin has approached DirecTV Group Inc and Liberty Media in an effort to fend off bankruptcy as well as a bid by EchoStar Corp's Charlie Ergen, media reports said. The reports come as Sirius X ...

  40. Update: Live Nation, Ticketmaster Deal Imminent

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ticketmaster Entertainment and Live Nation are scheduled to announce their pending merger Tuesday morning, according to the Wall Street Journal. A source tells Billboard that the boards of both companies met Sunday and approved the deal, but neith ...

  41. News Corp Posts Steep Loss On Writedown

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp posted its biggest ever quarterly net loss, after taking an $8.4 billion writedown for the value of its Dow Jones acquisition, broadcasting licenses and other assets. Excluding the charge, the results missed Wall St ...

  42. Facebook Music Redux

    October 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Facebook doesn't seem ready to give up its music-service aspirations just yet. After first approaching the major labels with the idea back in March of this year, the company is now reportedly reaching out to existing streaming services as par ...

  43. Report: Live Nation Eyes Shakira Deal

    July 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Latin music pop star Shakira is in talks with concert promoter Live Nation for a contract that will include touring, merchandising and recording, according to people familiar with the talks. The Colombian-born songstress, whose 2006 hit "Hips ...

  44. Report: Jay-Z Shopping New Label

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z is shopping a new label called the “Carter Music Group,” but can’t find a home because the asking price is too high, according to published reports. The MC is seeking a $100 million investment to cover the overhead, development and digital i ...

  45. Terra Firma Conducting EMI Strategic Review

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Private equity group Terra Firma, months after buying music company EMI, has launched a strategic review of the company but plans to keep it intact, a spokesman said on Monday. The spokesman, however, declined to give any further details about the ...

  46. Report: Amazon.Com To Launch Music Service

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Amazon.com Inc has tentatively set a mid-September target for the launch of its music service, the New York Post reported in its online edition on Friday, citing sources familiar with the situation. The store will offer songs in the MP3 format and ...

  47. Related Buying Virgin Megastores

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 11-unit Virgin Megastore operation in North America is being acquired by real estate development and management firm, New York-based Related Companies, in a deal that also involves Vornado Realty Trust. As part of the agreement the Virgin Ente ...

  48. Sprint, Atlantic Records Team For P2P Promotion

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Wireless operator Sprint and Atlantic Records are reportedly joining forces to distribute music on pirate P2P networks in a unique mix of advertising and distribution. According to the New York Post , Atlantic will flood various P2P networks with ...

  49. Report: Majors Back Qtrax

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported P2P service Qtrax is taking more steps to going live. After telling Billboard of plans to launch by the end of summer, the New York Post today reports that the company has set an October launch date. It also reports that Qtrax has str ...

  50. Police: Foxy Brown Robbed Of Bag, Cash

    June 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Foxy Brown, who's on probation for assault and facing a battery charge in a separate case, had another brush with violence over the weekend. But this time, she was the victim, police said. Four people teamed up to rob the racy rapper o ...

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