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  1. Hollywood Palladium Put Up For Sale

    June 01, 2012 7:57 PM EDT The Hollywood Palladium, which has hosted musical acts ranging from U2 to Frank Sinatra and Jay-Z, is being listed for sale by owner LSREF 2 Clover Property 4 LLC, the entity of an undisclosed investment group. The historic live venue at 6215 Suns ...

  2. A2IM Announces Board Election Results

    May 26, 2011 11:24 AM EDT The American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) announced the results of their 2011 Board of Directors elections this morning, as voted by the organization's label membership. The organization said in a statement that its membership has ...

  3. Warner Music Group Shareholder Sues Over Sale

    May 13, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. was sued by a shareholder who claims WMG's acquisition by Len Blavatnik's Access Industries last week undervalues the company, according to a Bloomberg report . The complaint, filed by Barbara A. Varipapa, said t ...

  4. ARIA, PPCA Re-elect Ed St John, George Ash

    March 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ed St John and George Ash have been re-elected as chairman of Australian labels body ARIA and collecting society PPCA, respectively. For the next 12 months, St. John will lead an ARIA board comprising Sony Music Australasia chairman and CEO Denis ...

  5. Riley Investment, Trans World Extend Deal

    February 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Riley Investment Management and Trans World founder/chairman Bob Higgins have extended their agreement in a pursuit of taking the 815-unit chain private by buying out public shareholders. An agreement between the two signed on Nov. 28, expired on ...

  6. Dods AWOL As NZ's Sounds Goes Into Liquidation

    January 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST As expected, the company behind New Zealand's largest specialist music chain was formally placed in liquidation today (Jan. 31), with the majority of creditors unlikely to see any of NZ$25 million ($19 million)-plus owed. At a watershed meeti ...

  7. NZ Retailer Prepares To Sound-Off

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST Liquidation is looming for New Zealand's largest specialty music retailer Sounds, with the administrators of its parent company recommending it be wound-up. In a report issued today (January 23), administrator BDO Spicers recommends that the ...

  8. NZ's Sounds Music Enters Into Administration

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST The owner of New Zealand's biggest specialist chain Sounds Music has gone into voluntary administration. After months of industry speculation about the fate of the group, BDO Spicers have today been appointed administrator of Icon Digital Ent ...

  9. Creditor Votes Due For Tower Records Plan

    July 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Creditor votes are due tomorrow on the Tower Records disclosure statement and the process plan. That plan calls for an impartial third party to be named as the sole administrator to decide disputes between the various creditor classes going forwar ...

  10. Virgin To Close Two Stores, Open One

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America will close two superstores and open one new specialty store. The new store is a 3,000 square-foot specialty store at the Hollywood Bowl next month. At about the same time, VEGNA will close its Chicago and S ...

  11. RETAIL TRACK: OPENING ROUND

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just because a liquidator appears to be the only bid so far in the Chapter 11 auction of Tower Records doesn't mean the chain will be liquidated. Good thing, because for many in the industry, a Tower Just because a liquidator appears to be th ...

  12. RETAIL TRACK: OPENING ROUND

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just because a liquidator appears to be the only bid so far in the Chapter 11 auction of Tower Records doesn't mean the chain will be liquidated. Good thing, because for many in the industry, a Tower Just because a liquidator appears to be th ...

  13. RETAIL TRACK: OPENING ROUND

    September 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Just because a liquidator appears to be the only bid so far in the Chapter 11 auction of Tower Records doesn't mean the chain will be liquidated. Good thing, because for many in the industry, a Tower Just because a liquidator appears to be th ...

  14. EMI Drops Merger Plans With Warner Music

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Board of directors to review position in the future. Board of directors to review position in the future. News ...

  15. Kanye West Sued Over Car Lease Deal

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suit claims breach of contract. A lawsuit has been filed against Kanye West and his production company claiming breach of contract for not returning a Mercedes-Benz after its lease expired in January. The lawsuit, filed Friday in Superior Court by ...

  16. Sanctuary Appoints Ayling As Non-Exec Chair

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executive chairman is over. The independent music firm today (April 4) confirmed the appointment of esteemed British executive Bob Ayling to the post. Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executiv ...

  17. Sanctuary Appoints Ayling As Non-Exec Chair

    April 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executive chairman is over. The independent music firm today (April 4) confirmed the appointment of esteemed British executive Bob Ayling to the post. Sanctuary Group plc's search for a non-executiv ...

  18. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group C ...

  19. New Board Member For WMG

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Hooper joins as an independent director. Michele J. Hooper has been elected to Warner Music Group Corp.'s board of directors. She will serve as an independent director on WMG's board and will sit on its audit committee. Hooper, 54, is a ...

  20. Ovitz Judge Warns On Soaring Exec Pay

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate directors must rein in soaring U.S. executive pay or face the prospect of government regulation, said the judge who presided over a landmark shareholder suit involving Disney Co. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Corporate directors must rei ...

  21. SAG Nat'l Board Acts Against CEO Hessinger

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Screen Actors' Guild national board fired union CEO Greg Hessinger on Oct. 23, along with three executives he recently hired, in a sweeping rebuke of the appointed leadership. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Screen Actors' Guild nati ...

  22. Disney Implements Policy Changes

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One week after the Walt Disney Co. was again chided for formerly weak corporate governance practices, the firm said Aug. 18 that it has amended its guidelines for the removal of directors and to preve (The Hollywood Reporter) -- One week after the ...

  23. Behind the Deal: Contracts Covering Bankruptcy

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Few music lovers feel a thrill hearing horror stories of recordings getting tied up in a label's bankruptcy. When it happens, a label's rights to an artist's services, sound-recording copyrights, mast Few music lovers feel a thrill ...

  24. U.K. Distributors Win Ruling Over Rental Prices

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. home entertainment distributors are claiming victory in the ongoing battle over premium pricing of rental DVD and VHS films following a High Court ruling in the last week. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- U.K. home entertainment distributor ...

  25. Power Pulls Plug On Mean Fiddler Plans

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extraordinary about-face, Vince Power has reversed his decision to exit Mean Fiddler Music Group and the publicly-listed company's CEO has abruptly exited. In an extraordinary about-face, Vince Power has reversed his decision to exit Me ...

  26. Power Pulls Plug On Mean Fiddler Plans

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an extraordinary about-face, Vince Power has reversed his decision to exit Mean Fiddler Music Group and the publicly-listed company's CEO has abruptly exited. In an extraordinary about-face, Vince Power has reversed his decision to exit Me ...

  27. Station Club Owners Personally Liable For $1.06 Million In Fines

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A Rhode Island Workers' Compensation Court has held the owners of the Station club personally liable for a $1.06 million penalty for failing to carry workers' comp insurance for some three years. NASHVILLE -- A Rhode Island Workers' ...