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  1. Elvis Publisher Julian Aberbach Dies

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing company -- which owned rights to Elvis Presley's music -- died Monday (May 17) in New York City. He was 95. Julian Aberbach, founder of the Hill and Range music publishing compan ...

  2. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  3. 'Anastacia' Unmoved From Euro Summit

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week, "Anastacia" (Epic) is No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, as it continues to top charts in Germany and Switzerland. However, there's a new favorite on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles, wh For the seventh week, "Ana ...

  4. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  5. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  6. France's Virgin Stores Revamps Download Service

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music download service. France's Virgin Stores, the country's second largest specialist retail network, has upgraded its music dow ...

  7. Update: Norah Large-Venue Tour Dates Revealed

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones is preparing to embark on her <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/touring_venues/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000512466">biggest tour yet</A>, which will play amphithe Norah Jones is preparing ...

  8. Lawyer Has Vivendi Unit In His Sights

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canoy is representing APPAC, which is taking on behemoths of the French stock exchange. One of their primary targets is Vivendi Universal, whose management misdeeds lost stockholders up to $48.4 billi PARIS (Hollywood Reporter)-- Mention David and ...

  9. French E-Commerce Bill Opens Door For P2P Suits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT France will soon have in place the legislation necessary to enable the music industry to sue cyber-criminals. The French Senate on May 13 approved the nation's new e-commerce bill, which provides a le PARIS--France will soon have in place the ...

  10. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  11. French Senate Votes This Week On E-Commerce Law

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French Senate will vote May 13 on a digital-economy bill that was adopted by the French chamber of deputies on May 5. The bill transposes into French law the European Union directive on e-commerce PARIS--The French Senate will vote May 13 on a ...

  12. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  13. Chassagne Named Warner France Prez

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Thierry Chassagne has been appointed president of Warner Music France, effective immediately. He takes over a position left unfilled since the death last summer of the Paris-based company's former chi Thierry Chassagne has been appointed pres ...

  14. Cannes Bows Classic Cinema Section

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 2004 Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 12-22, will introduce Cannes Classics, a new section showcasing classic cinema. Italian director Michelangelo Antonioni will present the world premiere of PARIS (Hollywood Reporter)--The 2004 Cannes Fi ...

  15. Eu Moves Forward With Piracy Initiative

    May 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BRUSSELS--The European Commission last Monday formally adopted the European Union's Enforcement Directive, which provides a legal framework against piracy and counterfeiting. <br clear="none"/><br cle Olsen Twins Sue Acclai ...

  16. UMG Execs Discussing Future

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet with analysts in Europe and the United States this week to map out the future of the world's biggest music company. Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet wi ...

  17. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  18. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  19. 'Anastacia' Stays Atop Euro Albums Summit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of European Top 100 Albums. It continues at No. 1 in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland. Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of E ...

  20. 'Anastacia' Stays Atop Euro Albums Summit

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of European Top 100 Albums. It continues at No. 1 in Germany, Holland, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland. Anastacia's eponymous Epic album begins a third week at the top of E ...

  21. IP Tops French Culture Minister's Agenda

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority of new French culture minister Renaud Donnedieu de Vabres. PARIS--"Protecting intellectual and artistic property against piracy" is a top priority ...

  22. Showbiz Group Threatens Protest At Cannes

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Protesting showbiz workers in France are calling for "an action committee" to stage demonstrations during at the upcoming Festival de Cannes. PARIS--Protesting showbiz workers in France are calling for "an action committee" to ...

  23. CERTA Tackles Piracy This Week

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Members of the newly-organized CERTA, the Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations, are meeting with members of Congress Tuesday (April 20) to drum up support to combat entert Virgin Artist Severs Ties On Contract Dispute B ...

  24. Max Guzzini Exits France's NRJ

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Max Guazzini has unexpectedly stepped down as president/CEO of Paris-based radio company NRJ Group. He will be replaced by director general Jean-Charles Mathey. Max Guazzini has unexpectedly stepped down as president/CEO of Paris-based radio compa ...

  25. Cecillon Returns To EMI, De Buretel Exits

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has returned to the record business. He was appointed president of EMI Music Continental Europe today, replacing Emmanuel De Buretel, Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Je ...

  26. Cecillon Returns To EMI, De Buretel Exits

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon has returned to the record business. He was appointed president of EMI Music Continental Europe today, replacing Emmanuel De Buretel, Former EMI Records Group U.K. president/CEO Je ...

  27. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  28. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  29. France's SNEP Picks TITE Live For Promo-To-Radio Service

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, French industry body SNEP has chosen an exclusive supplier to digitally deliver promotional titles to radio stations. On behalf of its members, SNEP has appointed Paris-based TITE For the first time, French industry body SNEP h ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Chanson Artist Claude Nougaro Dies At 74

    March 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Claude Nougaro, one of the biggest names in chanson fran&#231;aise, died today (March 4) following a long battle with cancer. He was 74. Claude Nougaro, one of the biggest names in chanson française, died today (March 4) following a long battl ...

  32. German Publishers To Up Ante In Royalty-Rate Battle

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlisting its members for support as it urges IFPI Germany to cancel its controversial proposal to reduce the mechanical royalty rate on sound recordings. The German Music Publishers Assn. (DMV) is enlist ...

  33. Kyo, Mickey 3D Win Big At France's Victoires

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With three awards apiece, French teen rock band Kyo and new folk-rock trio Mickey 3D led all winners Saturday (Feb. 28) at the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique at Paris' Z&#233;nith. With three awards apiece, French teen rock band ...

  34. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  35. Musiwave Opens For Business In Asia

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Musiwave, which provides wireless music to European telecommunications companies, has launched a subsidiary in Hong Kong. The move, according to Paris-based Musiwave, is an integral part of a worldwid Musiwave, which provides wireless music to Eur ...

  36. MRI Lines Up Burning Spear Deal

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York label group MRI has signed a deal to distribute Burning Spear's label Burning Music Productions in the United States. New York label group MRI has signed a deal to distribute Burning Spear's label Burning Music Productions in th ...

  37. French CD Maker Buys German Counterpart

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST French CD manufacturer MPO has acquired Germany's EMTEC Consumer Media GmbH, which specializes in making audio and video cassettes, floppy disks and recordable CDs and DVDs. French CD manufacturer MPO has acquired Germany's EMTEC Consume ...

  38. Kyo, Mickey 3D Top Victoires Noms

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Teen rock group Kyo and folk-rock trio Mickey 3D lead the nominations for the 19th annual Les Victoires de la Musique, set for Feb. 28 at the Zenith in Paris. Teen rock group Kyo and folk-rock trio Mickey 3D lead the nominations for the 19th annua ...

  39. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  40. OD2 Sets Up Shop In Italy

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST OD2, the digital distribution platform founded by Peter Gabriel and CEO Charles Grimsdale, has opened for business in Italy. The company's Milan office is headed by Carlo Galassi, who was marketing ma OD2, the digital distribution platform fo ...

  41. '80s Alternative Stars Pixies To Reform, Tour

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The much-ballyhooed reunion of seminal alternative rock act the Pixies is getting off the ground. Beyond a May 1 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music &amp; Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., the grou The much-ballyhooed reunion of seminal alt ...

  42. '80s Alternative Stars Pixies To Reform, Tour

    February 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST The much-ballyhooed reunion of seminal alternative rock act the Pixies is getting off the ground. Beyond a May 1 appearance at the Coachella Valley Music &amp; Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., the grou The much-ballyhooed reunion of seminal alt ...

  43. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur R&#243;s is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

  44. iTunes Lands Sigur Rós Exclusive

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Icelandic band Sigur R&#243;s is releasing three songs exclusively through iTunes Music Store starting tomorrow (Feb. 3). The music, originally improvised for a performance by the Merce Cunningham Dan Icelandic band Sigur Rós is releasing thre ...

  45. Defected Taps Dewar For MD Post

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Ministry of Sound (MoS) Group. Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Minist ...

  46. Defected Taps Dewar For MD Post

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Ministry of Sound (MoS) Group. Hector Dewar has joined U.K. dance music label Defected Records as managing director. He was director of Minist ...

  47. Hallyday To Split With Uni France

    January 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Veteran French vocalist leaves longtime label French veteran artist Johnny Hallyday has officially requested the termination of his contract with Universal Music France. A statement issued by his lawyer explains that Hallyday informed Universal of ...

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