Recording Industry Association of America

  1. Survey: Most Adults Oppose Lawsuits Vs. Downloaders

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumers has found that a majority of adults are opposed to suing people who illegally download music from the Internet. Since September 2003, the RIAA has filed suit against m LOS ANGELES -- A survey of 1,000 U.S. consumer ...

  2. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  3. RIAA Taking Gold/Platinum Honors Digital

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum awards program to digital downloads. Download awards will be given out starting in August, based on sales of label-licensed singles at services such as Naps The RIAA is expanding its gold and platinum aw ...

  4. French Industry Starts Suing P2P Users

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. Labels' collecting society the SCPP on ...

  5. French Industry Starts Suing P2P Users

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. Labels' collecting society the SCPP on ...

  6. French Industry Starts Suing P2P Users

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. The French music industry has filed its first legal procedures against individual peer-to-peer users. Labels' collecting society the SCPP on ...

  7. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  8. ISPs Win Canadian Downloading Case

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service providers do not have to pay royalties to composers and artists for music downloaded by Web customers. Canada's Supreme Court ruled today (June 30) that Internet service ...

  9. Hatch's Induce Act Targets P2P Services

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, introduced a late-session bill June 22 that would allow artists and labels to sue peer-to-peer companies that profit from e WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin G. Hatch, R-Utah, the ...

  10. Confab Tackles Digital Legal Issues

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Attorneys and label executives mulled the cloudy present and uncertain future of online entertainment during the Digital Entertainment Distribution conference June 22-23 at the Park Hyatt Hotel in L.A LOS ANGELES -- Attorneys and label executives ...

  11. Stanley M. Gortikov Dead At 85

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who served as president of the RIAA from 1972-87, died June 24 at his home in Brentwood, Calif., of natural causes. He was 85. Stanley M. Gortikov, a former Capitol Records executive who serv ...

  12. RIAA Files 482 More 'John Doe' Suits

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing legal campaign against individuals who trade music files online. The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing le ...

  13. RIAA Files 482 More 'John Doe' Suits

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing legal campaign against individuals who trade music files online. The RIAA yesterday (June 22) revealed it has filed a new round of lawsuits in its ongoing le ...

  14. Impala Threatens Sony/BMG Legal Action

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger in court if the deal gets clearance from the European Commission. European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger ...

  15. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  16. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  17. Indies Slam Monti's Sony/BMG Nod

    June 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Independent labels trade body Impala today "expressed outrage" at reports that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend giving the green light to the proposed merger of Sony Independent labels trade body Impala ...

  18. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  19. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  20. Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG threatens lead. A combined Sony-BMG threatens lead. News ...

  21. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG would have been market leader. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body IFPI. Universal posted a 23.5% share last year, down from 2 ...

  22. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body the IFPI. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures suppli ...

  23. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  24. Nothing Better To Do Than Sue

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In perhaps the worst corporate blunder since the introduction of New Coke, the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) has filed 493 more lawsuits in a vain attempt to stop the scourge of downloadi In perhaps the worst corporate blunder since t ...

  25. RIAA Takes Aim At Digital Radio Recorders

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Mitch Bainwol says that while he is "enthusiastic" about High Definition (HD) digital radio, the trade group has major concerns that the planned WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Recording Indust ...

  26. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. BRUSSELS -- Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage ...

  27. Final Vote Set For California Royalty Bill

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The crusade by California State Sen. Kevin Murray to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties is approaching the finish line. His legislation, dubbed the Recording Industry Accounting Practice SACRAMENTO -- The crusade by California State S ...

  28. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  29. Sony, BMG Prep For EC Hearing

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors to defend merger against issues raised in SO. Sony Music and BMG are expected to present a robust defense of their proposed merger at the European Commission's oral hearing June 14-15 in Brussels. The closed-door hearing, called for by ...

  30. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  31. Impala Backs EC's Objections To Sony-BMG Merger

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels association Impala today welcomed the European Commission's initial objections to the planned merger between Sony and BMG. In a statement, the Brussels-based trade group sa European independent labels association I ...

  32. Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  33. Update: Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  34. RIAA On The Digital-Radio Warpath

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Industry pushing feds for copy-protection rules. The recording industry, already reeling from online music theft, is pushing the federal government to head off what executives fear is a potentially bigger piracy threat in the emerging world of dig ...

  35. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that several The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently in ...

  36. IFPI Reports Initial Success In P2P Litigation Cases

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Euro consumers recognize illegality of file-sharing. The wave of online piracy lawsuits recently initiated in Europe by international industry trade body IFPI is yielding initial results. The London-based organization reports today (June 8) that s ...

  37. Select-O-Hits 'Knew Better' In Infringement Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in New York has slapped Select-O-Hits with $312,000 in statutory damages in a suit filed by Universal Music Group (UMG) over the indie's distribution of rap mix CDs. LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge in New York has slapped Selec ...

  38. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three insurance companies, alleging that they breached contracts indemnifying UMG against certain damages incurred in an ongoing suit brought by TVT LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group (UMG) has ...

  39. Euro Courts Showing Support For Copy-Protection Measures

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the controversial issue of copy protection, a series of court cases in Europe have been decided in favor of the music industry. A few weeks after a French court dismissed legal action against label BRUSSELS -- In the controversial issue of copy ...

  40. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  41. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp? The European Commission has postponed it ...

  42. EC Postpones Hearing On Sony/BMG Merger

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has postponed its hearing into the proposed Sony-BMG merger until June 14-15. The Commission had <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/global/article_display.jsp?vn The European Commission has postponed ...

  43. RIAA Files New Round Of Suits

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Expect the Recording Industry Assn. of America (RIAA) to continue filing lawsuits against filesharers in the near future. On May 24, RIAA announced that the trade group had filed lawsuits against 517 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Expect the Recording Indust ...

  44. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. The political imperatives of lawmakers require them to be back home much of the time during a presidential campaign year, and attendance a WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The second session of the ...

  45. Hearing Set In Sony-BMG Merger Probe

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The oral hearing organized by the European Commission's competition department to discuss the Sony-BMG merger will give the opportunity for both parties to present their case and respond to objections BRUSSELS -- The oral hearing organized by ...

  46. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  47. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  48. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  49. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  50. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

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