Recording Industry Association of America

  1. California Raids Slam CD Plants

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufacturing plants early this morning (Dec. 16), seizing property valued in excess of $50 million, the RIAA says. Law enforcement officials raided five Southern California CD manufactu ...

  2. Sony Staffers Axed In Germany

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The merged company in Germany will retain 50 former Sony employees. Sony Music will shed 175 positions in Berlin as a result of the integration with BMG. The mer ...

  3. Greenberg Eyed For Columbia Group Prez

    December 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Sony BMG is eyeing S-Curve founder and chairman Steve Greenberg for the role of president of Columbia Records Group. Greenberg and ...

  4. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG, Univision file separate complaints. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. The first suit, which also nam ...

  5. Latin Distributors Named in Copyright Lawsuits

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaints yesterday (Dec. 9) in California against two Latin music distributors alleging copyright infringement. UMG Recordings and Univision Music jointly filed two separate complaint ...

  6. Universal Motown Taps Baach For VP Post

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has appointed Larry Baach VP of new media and digital strategies. He was a director of strategic label services, New York, in Universal Music Group's information technol Universal Motown Records Group has appoin ...

  7. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  8. Sony BMG Names Strategic Marketing Team

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Sony BMG Strategic Marketing has appointed its management team, which reports to executive VP Joe DiMuro. Paula Erickson is named senior VP o ...

  9. T-Mobile Bows 'Caller Tunes' Ringbacks

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Carrier pacts with Sony BMG, WMG, UMG. Carrier pacts with Sony BMG, WMG, UMG. News ...

  10. Musicrypt Enters U.S. With Radio Monitor Pact

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/index.jsp" TARGET="new">Billboard Radio Monitor</A> and Musicrypt have entered into an exclusive agreement to promote and market Musicrypt's Billboard ...

  11. RIAA Ups Three Legal, Communications Execs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has made three key promotions. Steven Marks is now general counsel, Stanley Pierre-Louis is named senior VP of legal affairs, and Jonathan Lamy is VP of communications. The RIAA has made three key promotions. Steven Marks is now general c ...

  12. RIAA Ups Three Legal, Communications Execs

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA has made three key promotions. Steven Marks is now general counsel, Stanley Pierre-Louis is named senior VP of legal affairs, and Jonathan Lamy is VP of communications. The RIAA has made three key promotions. Steven Marks is now general c ...

  13. Behind the Deal: Fighting For File Swapping On Capitol Hill

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST That's not a trivial task for Corwin, the lobbyist for Kazaa's parent company. When making the rounds on Capitol Hill, Corwin, 54, is up against the dual political powerhouses of the Recording Industr Philip Corwin has one of the least e ...

  14. Impala Contests Sony BMG Merger

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to European Union legislation and practices LONDON -- Europe's independent ...

  15. UMG Names Royalty Head

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Grbelja joins from Sony Music. Universal Music Group has named Christine Grbelja as senior VP of royalties (U.S.). Grbelja joins UMG after 16 years at Sony Music, most recently as VP of royalties. In her new role, she will oversee day-to-day manag ...

  16. Update: Impala Contests Sony BMG

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Europe's independent label community is contesting European regulators' approval of the Sony BMG merger on the grounds that their decision was contradictory to EU legislation and practices. Europe's independent label community is co ...

  17. UMPG Ups Renzer To Chairman/CEO

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwide president to chairman/CEO. Universal Music Publishing Group will announce today (Dec. 3) that it has promoted David Renzer from worldwid ...

  18. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  19. Sources: Impala To Lodge Sony BMG Appeal Friday

    December 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the Sony BMG merger tomorrow (Dec. 3) before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels body Impala will lodge its appeal to the ...

  20. UMI Names Marketing VPs In London, Hong Kong

    November 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Universal Music International has made two key marketing appointments. Darren Aboud will relocate to London from Hong Kong to take the role of VP, marketing, for Interscope Gef ...

  21. Sony BMG France Names Top Execs

    November 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France. Maarten Steinkamp, head of Continental Europe for Sony BMG Music Entertainment, has appointed his top managers in France. Oli ...

  22. MPAA Launches Anti-Piracy Lawsuits

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Major motion picture studios launched the first of a three-part initiative aiming to stem online movie piracy by filing an "initial wave of lawsuits" against individuals who illegally shared movies on NEW YORK -- Major motion picture stu ...

  23. RIAA Files More Piracy Lawsuits

    November 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The recording industry filed copyright infringement lawsuits against 761 computer users yesterday (Nov. 19), the latest round of litigation in the record companies' effort to stamp out unauthorized tr The recording industry filed copyright in ...

  24. UMG Reports Q3 Gains

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group posted a seven-fold increase in third-quarter operating income, thanks to improved sales margins and a series of cost-cutting initiatives. Universal Music Group posted a seven-fold increase in third-quarter operating income, ...

  25. Verizon Launches U.S. Ringbacks

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST WMG, Sony BMG contribute music. WMG, Sony BMG contribute music. News ...

  26. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG merger not factored into results. Sony BMG merger not factored into results. News ...

  27. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Solid UMG performance in North America, U.K. Solid UMG performance in North America, U.K. News ...

  28. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  29. VU Reports Q3 Revenue Gains

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lifted by solid performances by its music business in North America and Britain, Vivendi Universal (VU) today (Nov. 9) reported comparable third-quarter sales rose 6% to &#x20AC;4.7 billion ($6.05 bil Lifted by solid performances by its music ...

  30. Impala Move Could Affect Future Mergers

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the Sony BMG merger could raise questions for future deals. LONDON -- The decision by Impala to legally challenge the European Commission's approval of the ...

  31. Impala To File Sony BMG Appeal Next Month

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg in early December. European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the c ...

  32. Impala To File Sony BMG Appeal Next Month

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the court of First Instance in Luxemburg in early December. European independent labels body Impala will lodge an appeal to the Sony BMG merger before the c ...

  33. Sony BMG Names New Gov't Relations Exec

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of industry and government relations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. McDonald, who is based in New York, will report to Michele Anthony, executive VP, Sony BMG Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of i ...

  34. Brit ISPs Reveal Uploaders' Identities

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry is claiming another victory in its battle against online music piracy. The U.K. labels body Oct. 28 confirmed that it has received from Internet service providers the LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry (B ...

  35. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG Merger

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST LONDON -- European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. ELW has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Nov. 3. LONDON -- European independent labels' body Impa ...

  36. RIAA Files 750 More Infringement Suits

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The RIAA brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits OCT. 28 against 750 ...

  37. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Wednesday (Nov. 3). European independent labels' body Im ...

  38. Sources: Impala Taking EC To Court Over Sony BMG

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST European independent labels' body Impala is to launch a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, sources say. Billboard.biz has learned that Impala plans to announce its decision on Wednesday (Nov. 3). European independent labels' body Im ...

  39. RIAA Files 750 Infringement Suits

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA today (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 file sharers, including 25 users on 13 university campuses. The RIAA today (Oct. 28) brought a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 750 fil ...

  40. Sony BMG Switzerland Appoints Hophan MD

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Annelies Hophan has been named managing director, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Switzerland. Annelies Hophan has been named managing director, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Switzerland. Until recently Hophan served as MD of Sony Music Entertainmen ...

  41. Sony BMG Sales Names VPs

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Field sales team includes Poole, Kennedy, Polson. Sony BMG Sales Enterprise, the New York-based company being formed from Sony Music Distribution and BMG Distribution, has named VPs of its field sales team. Sony vets Lynne Poole, Denny Kennedy and ...

  42. Sony BMG Names Gov't Relations Exec

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of industry and government relations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of industry and government relations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. McDonald, who is based in N ...

  43. Sony BMG Names Gov't Relations Exec

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of industry and government relations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Deirdre McDonald has been named senior VP of industry and government relations, Sony BMG Music Entertainment. McDonald, who is based in N ...

  44. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  45. Majors, Puretunes Reach $10.5M Settlement

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10.5 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). The major labels have reached a $10.5 million ag ...

  46. Sony BMG Names Austria Chief

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Horst Unterholzner has been named managing director of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s Austrian company. He reports to Maarten Steinkamp, Sony BMG's chairman/CEO for Germany/Switzerland/Austria and h Horst Unterholzner has been named managing ...

  47. RIAA: CD Albums Show Growth In First Half

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in five years, driven by growth of CD albums, according to a new report from the RIAA. The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in fiv ...

  48. RIAA: CD Albums Show Growth In First Half

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in five years, driven by growth of CD albums, according to a new report from the RIAA. The U.S. music market in 2004 showed its first half-year total shipment gain in fiv ...

  49. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG names Bondell as exec VP. Sony BMG names Bondell as exec VP. News ...

  50. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner. Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic ...

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