Recording Industry Association of America

  1. Supreme Court Refuses To Hear RIAA, Verizon Case

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court refused on Oct. 12 to consider the Recording Industry Assn. of America's argument that Internet service providers should disclose, without formal court proceedings, names of the NEW YORK -- The U.S. Supreme Court refuse ...

  2. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to init ...

  3. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. Sources suggest an announcement is likely in the week begi European independent labels' body Im ...

  4. Supreme Court Blocks RIAA In Verizon Case

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Supreme Court today (Oct. 12) refused to consider the RIAA's argument that Verizon Internet Services should disclose names of its users who share unauthorized music files, without formal cour The U.S. Supreme Court today (Oct. 12) re ...

  5. Trade Groups Turn To Supreme Court In Grokster Case

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the Grokster case. The RIAA, National Music Publishers Assn. and Songwriters Guild of America are petitioning the U.S. Su ...

  6. Handlin Picks Sony BMG Oz, NZ Execs

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia/New Zealand, today (Oct. 8) appointed his executive team for those territories. Denis Handlin, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG Entertainment Australia/New Zealand, today (Oct. 8) appointed h ...

  7. Sony BMG, Wind-up Extend Ties

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Wind-up Records have extended their international licensing agreement. Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Wind-up Records have extended their international licensing agreement. Sony Music Entertainment has had an int ...

  8. U.K., France To Start Suing File-sharers

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-sharing by launching 459 legal actions against music "uploaders" throughout Europe. The recorded music industry is stepping up its fight against illegal file-shari ...

  9. Sony BMG Names Biz, Legal Exec

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Ron Wilcox as executive VP/chief business and legal affairs officer. Wilcox is based in New York and reports to CEO Andrew Lack. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Ron Wilcox as executive VP/chief busines ...

  10. Sony BMG Names Biz, Legal Exec

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Ron Wilcox as executive VP/chief business and legal affairs officer. Wilcox is based in New York and reports to CEO Andrew Lack. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Ron Wilcox as executive VP/chief busines ...

  11. UMG, Promo Only To Debut Digital-Delivery System

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based company Promo Only will unveil a new, proprietary system for digitally delivering singles to radio this week at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Sh Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based c ...

  12. UMG, Promo Only To Debut Digital-Delivery System

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based company Promo Only will unveil a new, proprietary system for digitally delivering singles to radio this week at the National Assn. of Broadcasters Radio Sh Universal Music Group and Orlando-Fla.-based c ...

  13. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Industry Assn. of America announced Sept. 30 that it has initiated a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Recording Industry Assn ...

  14. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision in early October as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, <i>Billboard </i>has learned. LONDON -- European independent labels' ...

  15. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  16. Sony BMG Names Italian Chief

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. Cabrini, who has ...

  17. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  18. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  19. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  20. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  21. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA today (Sept. 30) announced that it has filed a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. The latest actions bring th The RIAA today (Sept. 30) announced that it ha ...

  22. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting to M In another integration move, Sony BMG Music En ...

  23. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Katz, Frohlich take on expanded responsibilities. In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting t ...

  24. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the NASHVILLE -- Integrity Music Group has extended ...

  25. Case Analysis: Compulsory Mechanical License And Distribution Contract Terms

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT An indie label's lawsuit against its distributor, Artemis Records, and competitor Sony Music Entertainment was thrown out of federal court Sept. 20 because the label didn't follow the Copyright Act's An indie label's lawsuit ag ...

  26. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. The executives' titles have yet to be determined. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper t ...

  27. Pritchitt Named Fontana GM

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Navarre vet to build new company's staff. Steve Pritchitt, former senior VP/GM of Navarre Entertainment Media, has been hired as GM of Fontana Distribution, Universal Music Group's new independent firm, according to sources. Pritchitt wi ...

  28. Sony BMG Names Digital, Legal Execs

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-level appointments. The company today (Sept. 27) announced key executives in its digital music and legal divisions, all based in New York. Sony BMG Music Entertainment continues to make upper-le ...

  29. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  30. UMVD Names Key Video Exec

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Soumya Sriraman has VP of marketing and operations for visual en ...

  31. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  32. Gipsy Kings Ink Pub Pact With Peermusic

    September 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peermusic France has signed a worldwide publishing deal with world music act Gipsy Kings for their current album "Roots." Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The accord does not extend to the act's Peermusic France has signed a wo ...

  33. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  34. Stringer, Handlin Land Key Sony BMG Posts

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bowen -- who has been placed in charge of operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa -- has made two key appointments. Sony BMG Music Entertainment executive Tim Bow ...

  35. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  36. Integrity Extends Epic Distribution Deal

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwide, mainstream distribution/marketing agreement with Epic Records and signed a new deal with Sony BMG-owned Provident Music Group for distribution to the Integrity Music Group has extended its worldwid ...

  37. Doug Morris In Re-Up Talks

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negotiations to re-up as chairman/CEO of Universal Music Group, although his current contract does not run out until mid-2005. The new deal, which would run fo A source confirms that Doug Morris is in negot ...

  38. Event Listing

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Sept. 21:</b> The California Copyright Conference's annual music "Legal Eagles" panel. Sept. 21: The California Copyright Conference's annual music "Legal Eagles" panel, featuring Don Passman, Michael O ...

  39. Impala Seeks Details Of Sony BMG Approval

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Opponents of the Sony BMG merger have accused the European Commission of unfairly delaying the disclosure of its justification for clearing the deal. Opponents of the Sony BMG merger have accused the European Commission of unfairly delaying the di ...

  40. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  41. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  42. Tim Prescott Takes Key Sony BMG Post

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG vet named executive VP/chief marketing officer. Tim Prescott has been named executive VP/chief marketing officer for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Prescott -- who is based in New York and reports to Sony BMG CEO Andrew Lack -- has the mandate ...

  43. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. News ...

  44. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the developme ...

  45. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the development of n Universal Music Group maintained its leadershi ...

  46. Anthony COO Of Sony Music Label Group U.S.

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

  47. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. SAN FRANCISCO -- Altnet and its parent, Brillian ...

  48. Michele Anthony Adds COO Stripes

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as executive VP of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Michele Anthony has added the new title of COO, Sony Music Label Group U.S., to her existing role as ...

  49. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging the breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Ent ...

  50. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

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