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  1. Rainbow Room Reopens Atop NYC's Skyline

    October 06, 2014 1:09 AM EDT The Rainbow Room reopened Sunday in its historic perch atop 30 Rockefeller Plaza after a five-year absence from the New York City skyline. "It's breathtaking," guest Jamie Greenwald , one of more than 200 brunch guests who took in ...

  2. NYC's Rainbow Room will reopen to public in 2014

    September 18, 2013 5:21 AM EDT New York City's Rainbow Room, where music greats Tommy Dorsey, Guy Lombardo and others performed, will reopen to the public in the fall of 2014. The iconic nightclub at Rockefeller Center closed in 2009 amid a landlord-tenant dispute. Tishm ...

  3. Universal Music Group Q1 Revenue Up 9.1%, Credits Madonna, Nicki Minaj, Gotye, Van Halen Releases

    May 15, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Screen shot of Vivendi's First Quarter 2012 Results Apendix III. Universal Music Group revenues increased 9.1% to €961 million ($1.28 billion at the March 31 exchange rate) in the first quarter of 2012 (6.7% at constant currency). Earnings be ...

  4. Associated Press Hires New CEO Gary Pruitt, Former Head of McClatchy

    March 22, 2012 7:30 AM EDT The Associated Press has found a new leader. The nonprofit, which delivers stories, photos and video to news outlets worldwide, has named named Gary Pruitt as the new CEO replacing Tom Curley, who steps down in August after 9 years at the post. Bi ...

  5. Billboard, THR To Provide Music and Entertainment Content To Associated Press

    February 15, 2012 8:48 AM EST Sister publications Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter announced on Wednesday (Feb. 15) they are making their content available for worldwide use on digital platforms to customers of The Associated Press. Starting this month, the feed of breakin ...

  6. Hulu Takes Itself Off the Auction Block

    October 13, 2011 10:33 PM EDT Hulu's months-long effort to find a buyer has been unsuccessful. Owners of the popular company that lets users watch TV shows and movies on-demand via the Internet said late Thursday they have "terminated the sale process." News Cor ...

  7. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Melissa Lonner

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 10 Melissa Lonner NBC News senior entertainment producer, NBCUniversal Website: today.msnbc.msn.com Twitter: @Studio1AMelissa After six-plus years as the music maven at NBC's "Today," Melissa Lonner still gets a rush when she ta ...

  8. Apple Considering Offer to Buy Hulu (Report)

    July 22, 2011 8:41 AM EDT Apple is considering making an offer for the online video service Hulu, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing sources. The company is said to be in early talks to buy the site, which is owned by Walt Disney, News Corp., Comcast's NBCUniversal a ...

  9. Hulu Considering Putting Itself Up For Sale

    June 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The offer was large enough to make Hulu's board review the deal and c ...

  10. How Citigroup Outfoxed Guy Hands In Its Takeover Of EMI

    February 03, 2011 2:15 PM EST While press reports on Citigroup's takeover of EMI are rife with phrases about how the bank "seized control" (New York Post) in a "surprise move" (Los Angeles Times) that apparently caught Terra Firma chairman Guy Hands of ...

  11. Comcast - NBC Universal Merge, Create $30 Billion Media Behemoth

    January 30, 2011 9:52 AM EST Comcast Corp has completed its takeover of NBC Universal, creating a $30 billion media behemoth that controls not just how television shows and movies are made but how they are delivered to people's homes. In a statement on Saturday, Comcast ...

  12. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  13. Will The Comcast-NBC Universal Deal Get FCC Approval Today?

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST The Federal Communications Commission may approve Comcast Corp.'s proposed purchase of NBC Universal Tuesday, according to reports. Citing what it called "people close to the review," the Wall Street Journal said four of the FCC ...

  14. Report: Facebook will disclose financials in '12

    January 06, 2011 12:00 AM EST Facebook will be forced by law to start coughing up details of its financial performance or go public by April 2012, according to a published report. The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that privately held Facebook Inc. plans to cross the 50 ...

  15. Facebook Valued At $50 Billion, More Than Yahoo and Most Entertainment Companies

    January 03, 2011 12:00 AM EST Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has invested $450 million in Facebook, and existing Russian investor Digital Sky Technologies has invested an additional $50 million in a deal that values the social networking firm at $50 billion, the New York ...

  16. Comcast/NBC Universal Deal Delayed, Still Awaiting FCC & DOJ Approval

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Comcast Corp's NBC Universal purchase will be delayed until at least next month, with federal regulators taking longer than the companies had hoped to sort through the deal. NBC Universal Chief Executive Jeff Zucker, who will leave the compan ...

  17. AMAs Hit All-Time Ratings Low

    November 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST ABC's telecast of the American Music Awards dropped in the ratings Sunday night as NBC's football coverage surged. The AMAs drew 11.6 million viewers and a 4.3 preliminary adults 18-49 rating, down 22% from 2009. Moreover, the telecast s ...

  18. Business Matters: Vivendi, Stock Watch, Seeqpod

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music business news. VIVENDI MERGER? -- Canal Plus, the cable division of media giant Vivendi, may merge with France Telecom subsidiary Orange, according to reports in France. A merger would end competition b ...

  19. Wall Street Lukewarm To Hulu IPO Plans

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT News that Hulu is talking to investment banks about an IPO that could value it at more than $2 billion is a mouth-watering prospect for bankers. After all, the last huge, true Hollywood IPO was that of DreamWorks Animation in 2004. But the news of ...

  20. Ex-Orchard CEO Greg Scholl Joins NBC Universal

    October 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT NBC Local Media has create a new top management structure. Greg Scholl has joined the NBC Universal local media division in the newly created position of president, local media platforms. Scholl’s first day will be Nov. 2, reporting to John Wallac ...

  21. Disney Joins Hulu Video Site

    May 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Co will buy a 30% stake in Hulu.com, bringing popular TV shows such as "Lost" and "Grey's Anatomy" to the video Web site founded by NBC Universal and News Corp. Disney's entrance, which comes after months ...

  22. News Corp Posts Steep Loss On Writedown

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rupert Murdoch's News Corp posted its biggest ever quarterly net loss, after taking an $8.4 billion writedown for the value of its Dow Jones acquisition, broadcasting licenses and other assets. Excluding the charge, the results missed Wall St ...

  23. Analyst: Hulu To Match YouTube Revs Next Year

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Universal Music Group continues to ponder launching a Hulu-like site for music videos, Screen Digest analyst Arash Amel released a prediction that could add momentum to the idea. According to a Financial Times article , Amel says the Hulu servi ...

  24. Fox Opens Doors On New Mobile Group

    October 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT After buying out the minority stake of its Jamba mobile entertainment joint venture from partner VeriSign, NewsCorp has reorganized its mobile interests into a new business unit. The new organization - Fox Mobile Group - oversees three mobile team ...

  25. Vivendi Sees Music Biz Hitting Digital Stride

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi expects the music business could finally hit its digital growth stride, and Universal Music Group will shine, Jean-Bernard Levy, chairman of the management board and CEO, said Wednesday. "I think we are close to the turning point,&quo ...

  26. Handleman Reaches Agreement With Lenders

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Handleman company has reached an agreement with its lenders that may give the company some breathing room. In advance of its previous May 31 deadline that could have found the Troy, Mich.-based rackjobber in default of its loan, Handleman has ...

  27. NBC Reveals Upcoming Shows

    May 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't a lot of suspense - but there were a lot of American Gladiators. Upfronts - the week when television networks unveil their upcoming programming slates to advertisers in hopes they will make ad buys - kicked off on Monday with NBC ...

  28. Balderton Capital Invests In Kobalt

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST European venture firm Balderton Capital has invested $16 million in Kobalt Music Group. As part of the deal, the firm now holds a minority stake in the publishing company, and Balderton Capital partner Tim Bunting joins the Kobalt executive board. ...

  29. NBC Universal Pulls Content From iTunes

    December 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST NBC Universal made good on its declared intent to pull all of its content from Apple's iTunes, following through during the weekend as its contract with the platform expired. This comes as two separate research reports were published Monday a ...

  30. 19 Million In U.S. Watch Live Earth

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nineteen million people tuned in to watch the Live Earth concerts on NBC and cable channels, according to Nielsen Media Research. The audience includes viewers who watched at least six minutes of the telecasts on NBC, CNBC, Telemundo, the Sundance ...

  31. Goldman Sachs Buys Stake In Japan's Usen

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Goldman Sachs Group said April 19 that it will buy just over 18% of Tokyo-based Usen for ¥25 billion ($211.6 million), making it the Japanese cable-and-Internet company's second-largest shareholder. The New York-based brokerage will buy 24.51 ...

  32. Vivendi Posts Solid Sales; UMG Revenue Rises Slightly

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST French media and telecom group Vivendi posted on Wednesday an 18% rise in adjusted full-year net profit, as its Universal Music Group division reported revenues up slightly. The parent group made a full-year net adjusted profit of €2.614 billion ( ...

  33. IMF Inks Deal With New NBC Video Venture

    September 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT B2B service to carry IMF programming. The International Music Feed has signed a content deal with the newly launched nbbc, NBC Universal's digital B2B marketplace. Under the deal, nbbc will now carry IMF videos and programming, including spec ...

  34. Dylan Earns First No. 1 Album Since 1976

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia set moved 192,000 copies in the U.S. Columbia set moved 192,000 copies in the U.S. News ...

  35. Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music Publishing from German media giant Bertelsmann tomorrow afternoon in Paris for €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion), Billboard.biz has learned. Vivendi is th Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music ...

  36. Dylan Teams With iTunes For Pre-order Deal

    August 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 'Modern Times' is due Aug. 29 via Columbia. 'Modern Times' is due Aug. 29 via Columbia. News ...

  37. Spitzer Settlements Awarded To Non-Profits

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have awarded $13 million in grants from the fund which grew out of the New York State Attorney General's settlements with major record companies that were investigate Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors have aw ...

  38. A&R Exec Kalodner To Retire

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Held posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia, Sanctuary. Held posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia, Sanctuary. News ...

  39. Greenberg To Exit Sony BMG

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia president will depart post June 9. Columbia president will depart post June 9. News ...

  40. Devine Exits Columbia

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will leave at the end of the month. Columbia Records Group West Coast GM/senior VP of A&R Tim Devine has decided to leave the label at the end of this month. Devine joined Columbia in 1996, following a stint at Capitol, and has worked with a n ...

  41. Vivendi Drops 'Universal'

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT French media, telecom giant voted to change name. The French media and telecom giant Vivendi Universal has voted to drop the word Universal from its name. The company will be now known as Vivendi. It had to jettison the Universal moniker as part o ...

  42. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST French media group offers dividend Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million), up ...

  43. UMG Profits Boost Vivendi Universal Results

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group made a significant contribution to parent company's Vivendi Universal's financial results for 2005. UMG's earnings from operations increased to €480 million ($570 million) Universal Music Group made ...

  44. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  45. Vivendi Universal Buys Out Matsushita

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal today (Feb. 2) said that it will acquire from Matsushita the 7.66% share it owns of Universal Studios Holding I Corp. The deal is valued at $1.154 billio Universal Music Group parent Vivendi Universal ...

  46. Scissor Sisters, U2 Help Lift Vivendi In H1

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sisters helped Vivendi Universal beat first half profit forecasts and raise its target for the year. Vivendi's music business Universal Music Group performed stro The success of artists U2 and Scissor Sis ...

  47. News Corp. Buys IGN Ent.

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. on Sept. 8 made another step toward becoming an Internet powerhouse, unveiling an agreement to acquire online community and entertainment firm IGN Entertainment for about $ NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Rupe ...

  48. O'Connell Set To Head NBC East Coast Ops

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Imagine Television executive Katie O'Connell has been appointed to head a newly-formed New York development unit at NBC Entertainment designed to help the peacock cast a wider net in the East C (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Imagin ...

  49. Diller Sells Stake In VUE

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Barry Diller's Internet juggernaut IAC/InterActiveCorp took its foot out of the Hollywood door June 8, unveiling a $3.4 billion cash and stock deal to sell a minority stake in a part of NBC Universal NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Barry ...

  50. Former BMG Chief Joins St. Clair

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Jamieson named to board of directors. Bob Jamieson, the former chairman/CEO of RCA Music Group, has joined the board of directors of St. Clair Entertainment Group. The label is based in Montreal but also has offices in Princeton, N.J. Prior to ...

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