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  1. Thomas Hesse, Sony Music Global Digital President, Returning to Bertelsmann, Sources Say

    November 29, 2011 10:02 AM EST Thomas Hesse, 45, President of Global Digital Business at Sony Music Entertainment in New York -- who has managed Sony Music's worldwide digital business since 2004 and is in charge of corporate strategy -- is leaving Sony Music in New York t ...

  2. Edgar Berger Named Sony Music's Head of International

    August 09, 2011 9:44 AM EDT Edgar Berger (right) with singer Sade. Photo copyright: Sebastian Hornik, Director Corporate Communications GSA As expected , Edgar Berger has been named President and CEO of International at Sony Music Entertainment, Sony CEO Doug Morris announce ...

  3. Italian Radio Ends Boycott Of New Domestic Tracks

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even though there doesn't appear to have been any resumption of negotiations in Italy's on-going radio dispute, commercial networks belonging to the RNA representative body are once again playing new tracks by Italian artists affiliated ...

  4. Labels United In Battle With Italian Radio

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italy's record labels have decided to present a united front in the current showdown with the 10 national radio networks that stopped broadcasting new records two weeks ago. This morning (May 24) in Milan, all four CEOs of the country's ...

  5. Bertelsmann's Architect Reinhard Mohn Dies

    October 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reinhard Mohn, the former chief executive of BMG parent company Bertelsmann, has died, aged 88. Mohn, who died on Saturday (Oct. 3) in Gütersloh, was the great-great-grandson of the German media group's founder Carl Bertelsmann. Although he r ...

  6. World Will Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Talk about event television: The mega-blowout to celebrate Michael Jackson's life and music is expected to draw some of the biggest daytime audiences stateside in decades and through-the-roof ratings in Europe, where the show will air live in ...

  7. 'American Idol' Is Ready For Its Next Act

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The crowd isn't cheering for Simon Fuller. Rather, it's the four talent judges whose appearance just minutes before a recent Wednesday evening "American Idol" telecast causes a loud burst of applause to fill the soundstage at C ...

  8. President Sarkozy Pays Tribute To Alain Bashung

    March 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT French pop-rock legend Alain Bashung died aged 61 of lung cancer on March 14 in Paris, his agent Garance Productions said in a statement. The multi-platinum artist received three awards at the Victoires de la Musique ceremony, which was televised ...

  9. Fox, Winehouse Win German Echo Awards

    February 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST German hip hop newcomer Peter Fox was the big winner at the Echo awards, collecting three awards at the O2 World Arena in front of 10,000 guests in Berlin. He received the awards in the categories best national/international hip hop/urban artist, ...

  10. New Broadcast Partner For Echo Awards

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST The 18th Echo German Record Awards ceremony will tale place on Feb. 21 in Berlin. Organized by the German Phonographic Academy, an institution of the German Federal Music Industry Association, the show will be broadcast by public TV station ARD ra ...

  11. Bertelsmann Triples Profit

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG, the Germany media company, has reported figures for the first nine months of 2008 including a tripling of its net profits to €387 million ($493 million). The figure to the end of September was up 193% from €132 million ($168 millio ...

  12. PRS To Appeal EC Decision On Pan-European Licences

    September 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Performing Right Society (PRS) has confirmed that it will appeal a decision by the European Commission in July on representation agreements between collecting societies in Europe. The U.K. collecting society says it will challenge the EC rulin ...

  13. Societies Promote Pan-European Licensing

    April 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Over the last three years, the way music publishing rights in Europe are licensed for online uses has been going through a process of change. It's the subject of a feature article in Billboard magazine that hit the street on April 11 (Billboa ...

  14. Grönemeyer, Ötzi Double-Up At Germany's Echo Awards

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Veteran German rock star Herbert Grönemeyer and Austrian singer DJ Ötzi each grabbed a brace of trophies tonight at the 17th annual German record industry's Echo Awards, held at Berlin's International Congress Center. Grönemeyer won for ...

  15. Triple Echo Nods For Furtado, Gronemeyer

    January 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado, German rock singer Herbert Gronemeyer and Berlin pop duo Ich+Ich have each received three nominations for the German record industry's 17th Echo Awards, which will be presented Feb. 15 in Berlin. Furtado is nominated in the int ...

  16. French Radio Stations Threaten Action Over Fee Rise

    October 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The fee privately-held French radios stations pay to the recording industry will be significantly raised from Jan. 1, 2008, a government-lead commission ruled on Oct. 15. Since 1993, the rate was set at 4.25% of radio stations' broadcast inco ...

  17. New Venue For Echo Awards In 2008

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The 17th edition of the German Music industry's annual Echo awards show will take place in Berlin at the International Congress Center on Feb 18 2008. The 24-category awards gala is organized annually by labels body the German Phonographic Ac ...

  18. Musicbrigade, Newspaper Partner For Free Music Service

    March 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music based social networking site, Musicbrigade, has launched of a new free online music service in partnership with major Swedish daily newspaper Aftonbladet. Visitors to the Aftonbladet Web site "Aftonbladet Puls" section can access t ...

  19. Echos Handed Out In Berlin

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With two awards each, Canadian group Billy Talent, and German-language acts Silbermond and La Fee were the big winners tonight at the 16th annual Echo Awards, held at Berlin's Palais am Funkturm. Atlantic/Warner-signed Billy Talent won for ne ...

  20. Musicbrigade, RTL Launch German Download Service

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Musicbrigade, the Stockholm, Sweden-based digital content aggregator, has teamed with RTL interactive to launch what both companies describe as Germany's "most extensive online digital music service to date." The joint platform at m ...

  21. Sources: Ostrowski To Be Named New Bertelsmann CEO

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Media conglomerate Bertelsmann is set to name Hartmut Ostrowski, the head of its printing and media services division, as the group's new chief executive on Friday, sources familiar with the matter said. "It's clear that Ostrowski w ...

  22. Echos 2007 Date Revealed

    October 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Berlin. A total of 25 categories will be handed out on the night. The German record industry's 16th annual Echo Awards will be held March 25, 2007 in Ber ...

  23. Universal Germany Preps Vybemobile Launch

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany and E-Plus, the German mobile arm of Dutch telecoms group KPN, will on Oct. 2 launch Vybemobile, described as Germany's first combined "phone and music" brand targeted at mobil Universal Music Germany and E-P ...

  24. Bertelsmann Preps Bid For GBL Stake

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing to buy the 25.1% stake held by Belgian minority shareholder Groupe Bruxelles Lambert for up to €4 billion ($5.1 billion), according to reports. German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing ...

  25. Bertelsmann Preps Bid For GBL Stake

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing to buy the 25.1% stake held by Belgian minority shareholder Groupe Bruxelles Lambert for up to €4 billion ($5.1 billion), according to reports. German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing ...

  26. Germanys Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry’s annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German indust ...

  27. Germany's Echos To Pay Tribute To Geldof

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German industry's annual Echo Awards in Berlin. Bob Geldof will be honored this Sunday (March 12) with a special achievement accolade at the German i ...

  28. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  29. Tokio Hotel Checks In With 4 Echo Nods

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the frontrunners for this year's Echo Awards, to be held March 12 at the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin. With four nominations, German-language pop band Tokio Hotel are the f ...

  30. Belgium's Singles Chart Incorporates Downloads

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Kippensoep Allstars' "Kippensoep voor Iedereen" (EMI) has become the first No. 1 on the new Belgian official Ultratop singles chart, which now combines sales data of physical singles and downloads. Kippensoep Allstars' "Ki ...

  31. Rammstein, Stefan Raab Top Echo Awards

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT German honors aired on RTL. German honors aired on RTL. News ...

  32. Rammstein, Stefan Raab Top Echo Awards

    April 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST German honors aired on RTL. Hard rock band Rammstein and music producer/TV host Stefan Raab each nabbed two honors at Germany's Echo Awards 2005, presented Saturday at the Berlin Estrel Convention Center. Rammstein won for alternative nationa ...

  33. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  34. Silbermond Leads Echo Nominations

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With nods in four categories, rock act Silbermond leads the nominations for Germany's Echo Awards 2005, to be held April 2 in Berlin. The Sony BMG act is up for best national rock/pop group, national With nods in four categories, rock act Sil ...

  35. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz For Artists

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong <i>Billboard</i> Music &amp; Money Symposium on March 3 in New York. NEW YORK -- Sony BMG is getting into the film and televis ...

  36. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music &amp; Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew L ...

  37. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Projects will incorporate music acts. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music & Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. In a keynote Q&A session with Loe ...

  38. Germany's Echo Awards Set For April 2

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Germany's 14th annual Echo Awards will take place April 2, 2005, at Berlin's Hotel Estrel. In recent years, the event has been held in the city's larger International Congress Center. Germany's 14th annual Echo Awards will take ...