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  1. Kanye West and Jay-Z Offer 'Watch the Throne' Pre-Order

    July 04, 2011 9:06 AM EDT Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci designed the album cover artwork of Kanye West and Jay-Z's "Watch The Throne" Kanye West and Jay-Z's long-awaited Watch the Throne album is one step closer to a release date and, as of ...

  2. HMV's Profits Plunge, More Challenges Ahead

    June 30, 2011 8:19 AM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Struggling music and DVD retailer HMV , which has been selling off assets in a bid to secure its future, said trading conditions were set to remain tough as it posted a 61 percent drop in annual profit. The 90-year-old group, wh ...

  3. Tuhin Roy of MXP4 on Blanket Digital Music Licensing From a Developer's Perspective

    June 29, 2011 12:13 PM EDT (Tuhin Roy is Chief Strategy Officer of MXP4, the developer of Bopler Games, a Facebook application that enables users to play multiple music games across a large catalog of music. Tuhin practiced corporate and intellectual property law at Perkins ...

  4. Video: Black Eyed Peas Team up With Ubisoft for New Dance Video Game

    June 27, 2011 5:24 PM EDT Although MTV Games and Activision have pulled the plug on music rhythm video game franchises "Rock Band" and "Guitar Hero," Ubisoft continues to embrace the music genre from multiple angles. The French game publisher held a pre ...

  5. Joe D'Ambrosio Management Opens Paris Office

    June 24, 2011 6:00 PM EDT Manager Joe D'Ambrosio, whose stable of producers, mixers, engineers and composers include Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T-Rex), Hugh Padgham (Sting, Peter Gabriel, XTC), Elliot Scheiner (Eric Clapton, Band of Horses) and Mike Pela (Sade, Maxwe ...

  6. Danny Elfman Discusses Musical Approach New L.A. Cirque du Soleil Show

    June 16, 2011 9:10 PM EDT The first Cirque du Soleil to be based permanently in Los Angeles is a tribute to cinema, but score composer Danny Elfman says the music has come together in a way that is not at all like filmmaking. "It was all completely evolutionary as it ...

  7. Manu Chao U.S. Tour Dates Announced

    June 13, 2011 5:51 PM EDT Manu Chao, who helped popularize the Latin alternative movement, is scheduled to start his U.S. "La Ventura" tour on Aug. 31 with a concert in Boston at the House of Blues. The singer/songwriter, who was born in Paris to Spanish parents, ...

  8. Business Matters: Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Now Believes In Record Industry

    May 25, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Now He Tells Us: Sean Parker Believes In The Record Industry -- Sean Parker, co-founder of Napster and investor in music service Spotify, believes the record industry is "on the verge of being fixed." Parker made the comment Wednesday at ...

  9. Facebook's Music Plans Reach Far Beyond Spotify: The Real Story

    May 25, 2011 5:05 PM EDT Is Facebook planning to launch a music service with Spotify as the music provider, as reported by Forbes today? Highly unlikely. What Facebook is doing, rather, is reaching out to multiple digital media companies-including Spotify and other digita ...

  10. Sean 'Diddy' Combs to Receive Founders Award At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 25, 2011 9:28 AM EDT Sean "Diddy" Combs will receive ASCAP's Founders Award during the performing rights organization's 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only ceremony will take place Friday, June 24, at the Beverly Hilton ...

  11. Music Manager Kenneth 'Kaz' Smith Dies at 43

    May 23, 2011 7:45 PM EDT Kenneth "Kaz" Smith, a music manager at DreamWorks SKG who worked on such Oscar-winning films as "American Beauty," "Gladiator" and "Shrek," died May 3 at his Los Angeles home after a yearlong battle with br ...

  12. HADOPI Study Says France's Three-Strike Law Having Positive Impact on Music Piracy

    May 16, 2011 11:25 AM EDT The French three-strike copyright protection law known by the acronym HADOPI, which was implemented in 2010, is beginning to have an impact on internet users' download habits, according to the first results of a government study entitled  ...

  13. Disney's Rare Revenue Miss Hurts Shares

    May 11, 2011 7:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported a rare results miss after "Mars Needs Moms" capped a disappointing quarter at the U.S. box office, sending its shares down 3 percent. Strong advertising growth at sports network ESPN and a ris ...

  14. GroupMe Launches Brand Engagement Effort With Bon Jovi, Bonnaroo

    March 28, 2011 11:05 AM EDT GroupMe , the group messaging and conference calling service riding a wave of buzz after the South by Southwest festivcal, today unveiled a brand-engagement initiative with such names as Bon Jovi and the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. GroupMe ...

  15. Bob Geldof Pleads For Rock's Future At SXSW Keynote

    March 17, 2011 4:57 PM EDT Bob Geldof thinks that rock 'n' roll, which he called "America's great cultural gift to the world," might be over. And during his keynote address on Thursday at South By Southwest, he wasn't merely talking about the I ...

  16. Business Matters: Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album...

    March 10, 2011 7:43 PM EST Maybe Gwyneth Paltrow Could Sell a High-Priced Digital Album… -- In response to my post on a hypothetical breakeven point for a $900,000 Gwyneth Paltrow album deal, I got an e-mail from an executive regarding the profit margin on digital albums an ...

  17. Cee Lo, R. Kelly, Mumford & Sons, F-Bombs Rock Clive Davis' Grammy Party, David Geffen Tribute: Photo Gallery

    February 13, 2011 2:18 PM EST It's My Party: Clive Davis on stage at his 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons Honoring David Geffen. (Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) @font-face { font-family: "Cambria"; }p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNorm ...

  18. MIDEM Photo Gallery II: Night Owls from Ministry of Sound, Mobile Roadie, Musicmetric, Mobile Ally, Tommy Boy And More

    January 24, 2011 12:00 AM EST Left to right: Hiroki Beck, International A&R Coordinator, Ministry of Sound U.K.; David Dollimore, Managing Director of Recording, Ministry of Sound U.K.; Dipesh Parmar, Sr. A&R Manager, Ministry of Sound U.K. Ministry of Sound was well r ...

  19. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale. Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said o ...

  20. Warner Music Shares Soar On Sale Reports

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST Shares of Warner Music Group surged nearly 23 percent on Friday on news that the world's No. 3 music company is up for sale . Warner Music has hired Goldman Sachs as an advisor to help with the process, a source familiar with the matter said ...

  21. Lady Gaga Premieres 'Born This Way' Remix at Mugler Fashion Show

    January 19, 2011 12:00 AM EST At Thierry Mugler men's fashion show in Paris today (Jan. 19), Lady Gaga premiered a remix of the title track off her highly anticipated album, "Born This Way," out May 23 (below). Gaga confirmed her involvement in the Thierry Mugle ...

  22. Business Matters: Is EMI Going To Citigroup Sooner Than Later?

    January 10, 2011 12:00 AM EST Is Terra Firma Handing Over EMI to Citigroup Sooner Than Later? -- Terra Firma may hand over EMI to Citigroup within weeks and buyers have been lined up for its recorded music and publishing divisions, according to a weekend report in The Guardian ...

  23. Lenny Kravitz Says He 'Wouldn't Be Here If It Wasn't For Teena Marie;' Singer Took Him Off the Streets

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST While many artists have reacted online to the death of Teena Marie on Sunday (Dec. 26) , Lenny Kravitz details the special bond that he and the R&B singer shared in a new video that hit the web a day later. Speaking to the camera, Kravitz desc ...

  24. Swift Back at No. 1 on Billboard 200, "Michael" Bows at No. 3

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 albums chart this week was seemingly up for grabs a week ago , when industry prognosticators were predicting that it was a race between the then-current topper "The Gift" from Susan Boyle , former No. ...

  25. Jackson, Boyle, Swift Battling For No. 1 On Next Week's Chart

    December 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST The No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart next week is seemingly up for grabs, as three albums are possibly vying for the penthouse. Michael Jackson's new posthumous "Michael" set may move around 200,000 to 225,000 by week� ...

  26. Jennifer Lopez Tapped As Newest Face of L'Oreal Paris

    December 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST Aside from judging "American Idol," Jennifer Lopez can simply look beautiful as the newest face of L'Oreal Paris. The brand has announced that Lopez will be its newest global brand ambassador, joining a roster of spokespeople that i ...

  27. Guys Hands Focuses On 'Next Deal'

    November 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST In his first public comments since losing a lawsuit against Citigroup over the EMI deal, Guy Hands said his buyout firm Terra Firma would have "looked like geniuses" if it had not bought EMI Group in 2007. He was speaking at the Nov. 18 ...

  28. Outgoing Florida Gov. Wants Jim Morrison Pardoned

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Outgoing Florida Gov. Charlie Crist wants a state pardon for long-dead rocker Jim Morrison, who was convicted of exposing himself at a raucous 1969 concert in Miami. Morrison was lead singer for the Doors and a Florida native. He was appealing the ...

  29. Hindi Zahra Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST French Moroccan singer songwriter Hindi Zahra has won France's Prix Constantin music prize with debut album "Handmade" (Blue Note/EMI). The award was presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The prize jury was comp ...

  30. Indie Retailers Bring Exclusive To Black Friday

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The organizers of Record Store Day are bringing a slew of exclusive releases to independent music retail for the upcoming "Back to Black Friday" promotion on November 26. The day after Thanksgiving is traditionally the busiest shopping d ...

  31. French Youth Can Double Their Money With Music Card

    October 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French government has unveiled its promised music card initiative, which offers discounted streaming service access and cheap downloads to consumers aged 12-25. The "Carte Musique" was officially unveiled yesterday (Oct. 28) at a pre ...

  32. BACKBEAT: BMI Rocks CMJ's 2010 Music Marathon

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMI invaded Brooklyn on October 20 with its CMJ showcase at Bar Matchless. The line-up included seven promising acts: progressive pop artists, Debutaunts ; indie upstarts Lesands ; raucous rockers White Belt Yellow Tag ; Tennessee natives Heypenny ...

  33. BACKBEAT: Over 5,000 Volunteers Rock Out To N.E.R.D, Mark Ronson, and Boy George At RockCorps In Paris

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT RockCorps returned to Paris on October 5 to thank a crowd of more than 5,000 volunteers for their service with a concert featuring performances from N*E*R*D's Pharrell Williams and Shay Haley , Mark Ronson and Boy George . PHOTO: BETH KATZ Ta ...

  34. BMG Rights Management To Launch In Australia

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management's rapid expansion continues: the Berlin-based company will launch an Australian operation in early 2011. Tim Prescott, former CEO of Albert Music and a long-time BMG executive, is assisting BMG Rights Management with fur ...

  35. French Protests Nix Lady Gaga's Paris Shows

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation has postponed two Lady Gaga shows in Paris this weekend because of the strikes and protests in France over the plan to raise the retirement age. The Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 shows at Paris Bercy have been postponed until Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 ...

  36. First Anti-Piracy Warnings Issued In France

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French body HADOPI, launched by the government to handle the three-strikes anti-piracy system, confirmed that it has filed its first warning messages. The HADOPI email messages were reportedly sent to infringing users via their respective Internet ...

  37. Karkwa Wins Polaris Music Prize

    September 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Montreal indie rock act Karkwa took home the Polaris Music Prize for its fourth album, "Les Chemins de Verre" or "The Glass Paths" (Audiogram). The ceremony was held last night (Sept. 20) at CTV's Concert Hall at the Mason ...

  38. French Biz Continues To Grow In 2010

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The French recorded music market went up 4.1% in trade value for the first half of 2010 to €239.3 million ($305.1 million), labels body Snep revealed today (Sept. 8) in a press conference in Paris. The physical market went up 2.5% in value to €196 ...

  39. Johnny Hallyday Splits With Camus Productions

    September 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday has left promoter and booking agent Jean-Claude Camus after 30 years of working together. Hallyday will work with Gilbert Coullier, a former associate of Camus, who said in a statement that he plans to produce ...

  40. Interlude, Liquor & Ammo Empowering Fans Through Music Videos

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT One of the prevailing strategies of today's new music business is improving fan interaction, particularly through the use of interactive technologies. And that's resulted in a number of very unique implementations, the latest of which ar ...

  41. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  42. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  43. Kelis Announces European Tour

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelis has confirmed a 17-date European tour in support of her recently released studio album "Flesh Tone" (will.i.am/Interscope). Starting at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Oct. 1 the tour visits Paris (Oct. 6), Brussels (Oct. ...

  44. Orange Partners With Streaming Service Deezer

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French Internet Service Provider and mobile carrier Orange and streaming service Deezer have announced a strategic partnership, effective in September 2010. Paris-based Deezer's premium services will be included in some of Orange's Inter ...

  45. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  46. CTS Eventim To Claim Damages From Live Nation

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT CTS Eventim has rejected a notice of termination from Live Nation as a "tactical litigation maneuver devoid of any material or legal foundation." Live Nation's ticketing partner, based in Bremen, Germany, has announced its intention ...

  47. Warner France Buys French Promoter Nous

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Warner France has acquired Paris-based Nous Productions, a live promoter whose roster includes the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Eyed Peas, Metallica and Robbie Williams. Salomon Hazot will remain president of Nous Productions according to a statem ...

  48. Wagram Takes Stake In French Indie Tot Ou Tard

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French independent music group Wagram Music has taken a 49% stake in Paris-based music company Tot ou Tard, home to artists including Yael Naim and Vincent Delerm. Tot Ou Tard operates two labels, Tot ou Tard and rock-oriented Guess What!, as well ...

  49. Sacem 'Close' To YouTube Deal

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French authors' and publishers' collecting society Sacem is set to a strike a licensing agreement with YouTube. The development was announced during a Paris press conference to unveil collections and distribution of income to members for ...

  50. French Music Veteran Francis Dreyfus Dies

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Francis Dreyfus, the founder of recording and publishing company Francis Dreyfus Music, has died aged 69. Dreyfus was considered a high-level music industry talent scout in France. He produced albums by major French artists such as Alain Bashung a ...

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