Recording Industry Association of America

  1. Canadian Solution To Music Industry Woes

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recently, I urged the recording industry to back a statute that would legalize peer-to-peer music file-sharing and at the same time require Internet service providers (ISPs) and electronics businesses Recently, I urged the recording industry to ba ...

  2. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  3. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. NEW YORK--Massachusetts libraries will benefit from the fallout of a national price-fixing lawsuit against music companies. The state ...

  4. Key Execs To Take Part In Music & Money Symposium

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis, Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Brian Becker and EMI Music Publishing CEO Martin Bandier are among the key executives set to participate in the third an Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis ...

  5. Targeted By Music Biz, Woman Sues Under RICO Act

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST A New Jersey woman is accusing major labels of making her an offer she can't refuse. Michele Scimeca, of Rockaway Township, N.J., has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the RIAA of attempting to blackmail A New Jersey woman is accusing major labe ...

  6. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  7. FBI, RIAA Create Anti-Piracy Seal

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a government-sanctioned anti-piracy seal intended to be voluntarily applied to copyrighted music products by labels. The seal, akin to the FBI warning screen sh The FBI and the RIAA have cooperated on a gove ...

  8. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  9. RIAA Targets Retailers With Legal Demands

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has sent legal demands to nearly 30 U.S. retail businesses it claims are selling illegal CDs and music DVDs, offering them a chance to settle claims or face The RIAA announced today (Feb. 18) that it has ...

  10. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA today (Feb. 17) filed 531 "John Doe" lawsuits against suspected users of illicit peer-to-peer file-sharing services. The RIAA today (Feb. 17) filed 531 "John Doe" lawsuits against suspected users of illicit peer-to-pee ...

  11. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission has created new doubt about the viability of the proposed merger of the Sony and Bertelsmann music divisions. The EC said Feb. 13 that its antitrust department will conduct an LONDON-- The European Commission has created ne ...

  12. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST ELW brings to you weekly updates and analysis on entertainment law and news. EC Throws Monkey Wrench In Sony-BMG Merger IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action Broadcast Indecency Fines May Skyrocket Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel Set Frenc ...

  13. EC Confirms Investigation Into Sony-BMG Merger

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Confirming information first revealed on Billboard.biz, the European Commission announced today (Feb. 12) that its competition department is to open an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of the m Confirming information first revealed on Billb ...

  14. EC Confirms Extended Investigation Into Sony-BMG Merger

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Confirming information first revealed on Billboard.biz, the European Commission announced today (Feb. 12) that its competition department is to open an in-depth probe into the proposed merger of the m Confirming information first revealed on Billb ...

  15. Reid Confirmed As IDJ Chairman

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Antonio "L.A." Reid is back. Less than one month after losing his job atop Arista Records, Reid has been named chairman of Universal Music Group's Island Def Jam label. He replaces Lyor Cohen, who lef Antonio "L.A." Reid i ...

  16. Lack Backs RIAA Lawsuits

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack took entertainment attorneys to task for not "taking action against online piracy," during his keynote delivered at the 6th annual Entertainment Law I Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CE ...

  17. Sony Campaign To Push Legal Downloads At Schools

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew Lack debuted a new program aimed to stem the tide of illegal downloading on college campuses during the Entertainment Law Initiative luncheon on Friday (Fe Sony Music Entertainment chairman/CEO Andrew L ...

  18. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has resigned his post. He exits Universal Music Group less than two weeks after Island Def Jam Music Group chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen left the major to take over as Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has res ...

  19. UMG Revenues Drop 21% In 2003

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revenues at Universal Music Group slumped 21% in 2003 to &#x20AC;4.97 billion ($6.2 billion). In constant-currency terms, sales were down 12% from 2002. Revenues at Universal Music Group slumped 21% in 2003 to €4.97 billion ($6.2 billion). In ...

  20. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  21. EC Moving To 'Phase 2' On Sony/BMG

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger between the music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. The European Commission (EC) is to launch a four-month investigation into the planned merger ...

  22. Latin Notas

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG U.S. Latin cuts its staff by one-third and is expected to drop several acts from its roster. BMG U.S. Latin cuts its staff by one-third and is expected to drop several acts from its roster. News ...

  23. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

  24. UMI's Kennedy Optimistic In MIDEM Keynote

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Universal Music International COO John Kennedy. The music industry reached a plateau in 2003 and is poised for improvement in 2004, according to Unive ...

  25. Latin Notas

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what's the story? Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what' ...

  26. Latin Notas

    January 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what's the story? Sales of Latin music for 2003 were up, while shipments declined during the year, according to the RIAA. So what' ...

  27. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...

  28. RIAA Sues 532 More File-Sharers

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has filed a new round of copyright-infringement suits against 532 individual consumers who have allegedly distributed copyrighted music over peer-to-peer net The RIAA today (Jan. 21) announced that it has ...

  29. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  30. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  31. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  32. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  33. BPI Poised To Sue Downloaders

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British music industry will consider suing individuals who illegally distribute music online, BPI director general Andrew Yeates told a parliamentary advisory forum in London on Tuesday. The British music industry will consider suing individua ...

  34. RIAA Settles With Vinyl Pressing Plant

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200,000 settlement with Nashville-based vinyl manufacturer United Record Pressing. According to the trade group, United was pressing unauthorized recordings f The RIAA on Friday said it has reached a $200, ...

  35. Legal Matters

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Missing the forest for the trees: the industry reacts to a new court ruling barring the RIAA from using subpoenas to acquire the identities of file-sharers. Missing the forest for the trees: the industry reacts to a new court ruling barring the RI ...

  36. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  37. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  38. RIAA: Suits Will Continue Despite Verizon Court Win

    December 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after a federal appeals court ruled that the trade group has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of subscribers who u The RIAA expressed disappointment Friday after ...

  39. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

  40. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

  41. Appeals Court Ruling Nixes RIAA Subpoena Rights

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST A federal appeals court ruled today that the RIAA has no authority to compel Internet service providers to turn over the identities of their subscribers who use peer-to-peer file-sharing services and A federal appeals court ruled today that the RI ...

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