Recording Industry Association of America

  1. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  2. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  3. Digital Piracy Shifts To Radio

    September 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radio broadcasts digitally are opening a new front in the recording industry's war on music piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Technologies that let people record satellite and Internet radi ...

  4. Consumers Sued For Illegal Downloading Feeling Pressure

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A woman in Milwaukee and her ex-boyfriend are under orders to pay thousands to the recording industry. A man in California refinanced his home to pay an $11,000 settlement. A year after it began, the WASHINGTON (AP) -- A woman in Milwaukee and her ...

  5. RIAA Sues 744 Consumers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platforms such as eD NEW YORK -- The RIAA announced Aug. 25 that it ...

  6. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and presented it to Senate leaders on Aug. 25. WASHINGTON -- The Consumer Electronics Assn. (CEA) and ...

  7. Justice Dept. Raids Net Song Swappers

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The record industry's anti-piracy czar has given a thumbs-up to Operation Digital Gridlock, the Justice Department's attempt to snare individuals who illegally distribute copyrighted material on peer- WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The record indus ...

  8. G-Unit Stars Offer 'First Dibs' Via Virgin Mobile

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. News ...

  9. Opposing Groups Present Changes To Induce Act

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New language would change focus to 'mass infringers.' The Consumer Electronics Assn. and 10 other groups that oppose the pending Induce Act have hammered out alternative language for the legislation and today (Aug. 25) presented it to Se ...

  10. RIAA Files 744 More Suits

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against consumers -- this time, targeting 744 individuals alleged to have used peer-to-peer platform The RIAA announced today (Aug. 25) that it has ...

  11. RIAA Set To Kick Off Digital Awards

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Conniff to host Aug. 30 event. The RIAA will officially kick off its Digital Awards Program Aug. 30 at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach. Hosted by Billboard co-executive editor Tamara Conniff, the awards reception will recognize t ...

  12. RIAA Set To Kick Off Digital Awards

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Billboard's Conniff to host Aug. 30 event. The RIAA will officially kick off its Digital Awards Program Aug. 30 at the Paris Theatre in Miami Beach. Hosted by Billboard co-executive editor Tamara Conniff, the awards reception will recognize t ...

  13. Report Shows Progress Vs. Piracy At Schools

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA proclaims 'sea change' at universities. RIAA proclaims 'sea change' at universities. News ...

  14. Report Shows Progress Vs. Piracy At Schools

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RIAA proclaims 'sea change' at universities. The co-chairmen of a joint committee designed to address illegal file-sharing on college campuses announced today (Aug. 24) that they are pleased with efforts over the past year to stem the pr ...

  15. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expected The management restructuring has begun at the n ...

  16. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony building to serve as merged major's HQ. The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expect ...

  17. Universal Ups Vincent Freda

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exec. VP will oversee digital logistics. Vincent Freda has been promoted to executive VP of digital logistics/business services for Universal Music Group. Based in Los Angeles, he reports to UMG president Zach Horowitz. In his new position, Freda ...

  18. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment is based in New York. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is based in New York. News ...

  19. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  20. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  21. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" lawsuits. A judge for the U.S. District C ...

  22. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France ordered to hand back masters. Universal Music France ordered to hand back masters. News ...

  23. RIAA Wins Case Over John Doe Suits

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision sought to quash subpoena. A judge for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York has sided with the RIAA in a case brought by Cablevision that challenged the music-industry trade group's "John Doe" law ...

  24. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  25. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  26. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  27. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  28. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  29. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Impala Decries Approval Of Sony BMG. Impala Decries Approval Of Sony BMG. News ...

  30. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  31. Update: EC Vows To Monitor Music Market

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission pledged today (July 20) to remain vigilant and monitor the music market. The announcement came the day after the body gave the green light to the planned merger between Sony Mu The European Commission pledged today (July 20 ...

  32. Controversial Induce Act Headed For Hearing

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee has planned a hearing for July 22 to debate the so-called Induce Act. Meanwhile, RIAA chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol on July 13 sent a letter of support for the legislation WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee ha ...

  33. RIAA Warns House Of Content Dangers From Digital Radio

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The top legal official of the RIAA has warned a House panel that as interactive digital radio hits the marketplace, the record industry could face near-obliteration if content protections aren't incre WASHINGTON -- The top legal official of t ...

  34. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  35. Euro Commission Approves Sony BMG

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission voted today to approve the merger of BMG and Sony Music Entertainment. The decision follows extensive consultation with all parties involved and a full investigation into the c The European Commission voted today to approve ...

  36. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  37. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  38. Sales Veteran Mark Kohler Dies

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Kohler most recently worked as West Coast regional sales director f ...

  39. Sales Veteran Mark Kohler Dies

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Mark Kohler, a 30-year music sales and retail veteran, died July 10 of cancer. He was 53. Kohler most recently worked as West Coast regional sales director f ...

  40. Hearing Date Decided For Induce Act

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (July 15) that it will hold a hearing to examine the so-called Induce Act on July 22 in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building. The Senate Judiciary Committee announced late tonight (Ju ...

  41. UMVD Getting Into Indie Biz

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution to start a U.S. independent distribution company in the next few months. Sources say the company is still on the drawing board, but the plan is to see Look for Universal Music & Video Distr ...

  42. UMVD Getting Into Indie Biz

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution to start a U.S. independent distribution company in the next few months. Sources say the company is still on the drawing board, but the plan is to see Look for Universal Music & Video Distr ...

  43. Hatch's 'Induce' Bill Spurs Debate Among Industry Groups

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA and recording-artist organizations are disputing claims that the proposed "Inducing Infringement of Copyrights Act" would undermine the Supreme Court's 1984 Sony-Betamax decision on legitimat WASHINGTON, D.C.-The RIAA and r ...

  44. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  45. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  46. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  47. Cinram Buys The Entertainment Network

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram International Inc. in Canada, has acquired all shares of The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN), a joint venture of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. and Warn Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram Inter ...

  48. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  49. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  50. French Music Biz Begins Suing P2P Users

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. PARIS -- The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. Labels' collecting society th ...

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