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  1. Promotion Vet Briner Joins BNA

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Replaces Rick Moxley. As expected, MCA Nashville VP of field promotions George Briner joins BNA Records as national promotion director. He replaces Rick Moxley, who recently rose to the position of VP of national promotion. The move reunites the t ...

  2. Roppo Upped At Island Def Jam

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP of sales. Jim Roppo has been promoted to senior VP of sales at Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG). He is based in New York and reports to Steve Bartels, president of Island Records & COO of IDJMG. Most recently Roppo serv ...

  3. RCA Music Group Promotes Williams

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Named senior VP of rhythm/crossover. Michael Williams has been named senior VP of rhythm/crossover for RCA Music Group. Williams will continue to report to Richard Palmese, executive VP of promotion for RCA Music Group, and will be based in Los An ...

  4. Google Signs Deal With Sony BMG, Warner Music

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distribution deals will offer labels' music videos. Distribution deals will offer labels' music videos. News ...

  5. GLOBAL PULSE: MORRISON GIVES THE U.K. 'SOMETHING'

    August 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James Morrison is "Undiscovered" no longer after the Polydor-signed singer's debut album of that name topped the Official U.K. Charts Co.'s weekly listing Aug. 12. Gravel-voiced U.K. vocalist James M ...

  6. Soundbuzz India Launches Video Download Service

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mumbai-based Soundbuzz India Ltd. on Monday (Aug. 21) said it had launched a video-download service in India as an extension of its existing audio-download service. Mumbai-based Soundbuzz India Ltd. on Monday (Aug. 21) said it had launched a video ...

  7. Aria Inducts Six Acts Into Hall Of Fame

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Australian-raised, international success stories Helen Reddy, Icehouse, the Divinyls and Rose Tattoo were inducted Aug. 16 into the ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Assn.) Hall of Fame. The ceremon Australian-raised, international success stori ...

  8. Bynum Upped At Universal Motown

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appointed VP of marketing. Katina Bynum has been appointed VP of marketing for Universal Motown Records. She reports to Shanti Das, executive VP of marketing for Universal Motown Records, and is based in New York. Previously Bynum was senior direc ...

  9. Warner Buys Sweden's Mariann

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal bolster's Warner's dansband, schlager repertoire. Deal bolster's Warner's dansband, schlager repertoire. News ...

  10. Reddy, Rose Tattoo For Aria Hall Of Fame

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Helen Reddy and hard rock band Rose Tattoo are the final two acts to be inducted into the Australasian Recording Industry Assn.'s Hall Of Fame. Singer/songwriter Helen Reddy and hard rock band Rose Tattoo are the final two a ...

  11. Universal Music launches Motown In France

    July 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France. French female hip-hop hitmaker Diam's will serve as artistic director. As an artist, Diam's remains linked with EMI/Hostile. Universal Music has launched the Motown label in France ...

  12. The Firm Launches Record Label

    July 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Los Angeles-based management company The Firm is launching a new record label to be distributed by EMI in the United States. EMI has made an investment in the label, in return for the U.S. physical an Los Angeles-based management company The Firm ...

  13. ARIA Hall Of Fame Honors For Divinyls, Icehouse

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Aug. 16 in Melbourne. The Divinyls, Icehouse and Daddy Cool will be among the bands inducted this year into the Australian Recording Industry Assn. Hall Of Fame, the trade body said today (June 26). ARIA will announce two more inductees ...

  14. The Pipettes To Get Boost From Integral

    June 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K., Europe tour set for July 3 - Aug. 27. Integral, the new U.K. venture launched by distributor Vital Distribution and its owners PIAS U.K. Group early this year to promote independent breaking acts, is putting its weight behind up-and-coming a ...

  15. RED Adds To Roster

    June 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie distro signs Rust, NPG Sony BMG's RED Distribution has added two labels to its roster -- rock-focused Rust Records and Latin/world label NPG Music. Under the new agreements, the indie distributor will become the exclusive U.S. distribut ...

  16. Albert Productions Strengthens A&R Team

    May 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. Albert Productions, the Sydney-based label home of AC/DC, has tapped Danny Keenan as its GM of A&R, effective May 29. ...

  17. Amaral A Triple Winner At Spain's Premios

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received an average 571,000 viewers, or a 9.3% share, despite a graveyard timeslot on public channel TVE1. The broadcast of Spain's 10th Premios de la Música gala received ...

  18. Jackson Gets To Work On New Album

    April 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Untitled set expected to bow end 2007. Untitled set expected to bow end 2007. News ...

  19. Universal Motown Ups Production Staffers

    April 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rabin promoted to VP, Walker to senior director. Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG) has been appointed Jill Rabin VP of production. She reports to David Ellner, CFO/senior VP of operations for UMRG and is based in New York. “Jill is a bright, y ...

  20. Gudinski Buys Into Ivy League

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has bought a 50% stake in Sydney independent Ivy League Records for an undisclosed sum. The move is part of Gudinski's strategy to expand his holding in Austra Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski ...

  21. Warner Oz Reactivates Mushroom Label

    March 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as its imprint for new Australian and New Zealand signings. It marks the third life cycle for the iconic Australian record company. Warner Music Australia has relaunched Mushroom Records as it ...

  22. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  23. Spain's Navarro Leads Race For Premios de la Mùsica

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la Mùsica, to be held on May 5 in Madrid. With six nominations, newcomer Diana Navarro is in pole position for the tenth annual Premios de la ...

  24. Robbie's 'Greatest' Hits 5M Euro Milestone

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Eight albums awarded IFPI Platinum status. Robbie Williams' 2004 "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) release was certified five-times platinum in February, according to the latest IFPI Platinum Europe Award honors list. The British pop star ...

  25. Reinert Promoted At Uni Motown Records Group

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Becomes executive VP of business and legal affairs. Michael Reinert has been promoted to executive VP of business and legal affairs for Universal Motown Records Group (UMRG). Reinert, based in New York, will continue to report directly to Mel Lewi ...

  26. Parlophone Names Coxon A&R Head

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nigel Coxon has been appointed head of A&R at EMI Music U.K. and Ireland label Parlophone, with immediate effect. "I can't wait to start work on the next phase of artist development with Nigel as Nigel Coxon has been appointed he ...

  27. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  28. Split Enz Aus Tickets Selling Out

    February 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ticket sales for Split Enz's first tour in 22 years made a brisk start today (Feb. 22), promoter the Frontier Touring Company reports. The act shifted 40,000 tickets, selling out its June 9 show at th Ticket sales for Split Enz's first t ...

  29. Uni Motown Appoints VP Of Rap Promotion

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Troy Marshall moves over from Warner. Troy Marshall has been appointed VP of rap promotion for Universal Motown Records Group. Marshall reports to Michael Horton, senior VP of urban promotion for Universal Motown, and is based in New York. Previou ...

  30. Talks End Between Interscope, Schnur

    February 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Talks have ended between Interscope and Electronic Arts worldwide executive of music Steve Schnur with Schnur remaining at the video game company. There is no word on whether Interscope still plans t Talks have ended between Interscope and Electro ...

  31. Curb Promotes Three

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Label makes shifts in promo dept. April Rider and Adrian Michaels have been promoted to VPs of promotion at Curb Records and Curb/Asylum Records, respectively. Both previously held the position of director of national promotion at their respective ...

  32. Universal Names Publicity VP

    January 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jay Wilson promoted from senior director. Jay Wilson has been appointed VP of publicity for Universal Records. Wilson reports to Serena Gallagher, senior VP of Pop/Rock publicity for Universal Motown Records Group and he continues to be based in N ...

  33. Aus Country Awards Strike TV Deal

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entered into a deal with the free-to-air Southern Cross Ten Television Network to broadcast its CMAA Country Music Awards of Australia until 2009. The move to The Country Music Assn. of Australia has entere ...

  34. Making The Brand

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cherrytree/Interscope group Flipsyde has the upcoming Olympic Winter Games to thank for the relaunch of its album, "We the People," which originally debuted last summer. Read Michael Paoletta's column Cherrytree/Interscope group Fli ...

  35. Making The Brand

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cherrytree/Interscope group Flipsyde has the upcoming Olympic Winter Games to thank for the relaunch of its album, "We the People," which originally debuted last summer. Read Michael Paoletta's column Cherrytree/Interscope group Fli ...

  36. Global Pulse

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST The younger son of ABBA member Benny Andersson may submerge his identity within six-piece rock act Ella Rouge, but Ludvig Andersson remains proud of his association with the 1970s hitmaker's enduring The younger son of ABBA member Benny Ander ...

  37. Fonovisa, Alex Lora To Launch Label

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT First release scheduled for Nov. 22. Fonovisa Records has teamed up with Mexican rock icon Alex Lora to launch a joint venture label. Lora Records' first release will be “Más Allá del Bien y del Mal,” an album by Lora and his longtime group, ...

  38. Sony BMG Sur Names President

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Argentine producer Afo Verde to take reins. Argentine producer Afo Verde has been appointed president of Sony BMG Sur, which comprises Argentina and Chile. The announcement was made by Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, ...

  39. Define Partnership Terms From The Beginning

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Imagine you started a group -- let's call it "the Few" -- and wrote all of its hits -- 10 in just five years. Your partner, the lead singer, then decides to leave for a solo career. Still, promoters a Bill Siddons is a personal mana ...

  40. 'ABBA - The Movie' Ready For DVD Release

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film documents band's 1977 Australian tour. "ABBA - The Movie," the documentary about the Swedish band's 1977 Australian tour, is about to be released on DVD for the first time. It will be available first in Europe on Sept. 26, ...

  41. 'ABBA - The Movie' Ready For DVD Release

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film documents band's 1977 Australian tour. "ABBA - The Movie," the documentary about the Swedish band's 1977 Australian tour, is about to be released on DVD for the first time. It will be available first in Europe on Sept. 26, ...

  42. Nashville Scene

    September 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT What happens when you are primarily known as a country artist, but you have soul music in your heart? If you are Lari White, you start your own label, Skinny WhiteGirl Records, and make the album you What happens when you are primarily known as a ...

  43. Missy Higgins Leads ARIA Nominations

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Record Industry Assn. Awards, to be held Oct. 23 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Rec ...

  44. Co-Operative Indie Network Rolls Out In Europe

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give pan-European marketing and distribution muscle to a string of independent labels. Richard Branson's V2 Music is launching an initiative which endeavors to give ...

  45. Motown Names Shanti Das As Marketing Exec

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previous stints include Sony, Arista. Shanti Das has been appointed executive VP of marketing & artist development for Motown Records and senior VP of urban marketing for Universal Records. She reports to Sylvia Rhone, president of Motown Reco ...

  46. German Acts Get Behind Anti Right-Wing Campaign

    August 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, Sportfreunde Stiller and Keimzeit have donated tracks to a campaign to influence voters against the extreme right-wing. Leading German acts such as Die Fantastischen Vier, Max Herre, S ...

  47. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  48. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  49. Original Little River Band Win Legal Case

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to advertise themselves as the founders and songwriters of the '70s hitmakers. Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to adve ...

  50. Original Little River Band Win Legal Case

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trio plan to relaunch act in U.S. Three original members of Australian act Little River Band have won the right to advertise themselves as the founders and songwriters of the '70s hitmakers. The trio -- Beeb Birtles, Glenn Shorrock and Graeha ...

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