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  1. Italy's IMAIE Wins Appeal Against Closure

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Italian court has upheld an appeal by collecting society IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) against a previous ruling that had ordered it to close. IMAIE was declared "extinct" by Rome's Prefect of ...

  2. Italian Collecting Society Fights 'Extinction' Ruling

    May 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rome's Prefect of Police, Giuseppe Pecoraro, who has legal jurisdiction in the city, has declared that IMAIE (Institute for the Protection of Performing Artists Rights) is "extinct." Under the ruling, the organization must stop oper ...

  3. Rome Stadium To Stage Abruzzo Earthquake Benefit Concert

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rome's Olimpico soccer stadium is to host a benefit concert on Saturday, June 20, with proceeds going to the victims of the recent earthquake in the country's Abruzzo region. The event will be known as the "Corale per il popolo d� ...

  4. Springsteen Skips San Siro After Complaints

    February 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bruce Springsteen will not be playing at Milan's San Siro soccer stadium this summer. He will, however, play three other Italian stadium venues, namely Rome (July 19), Turin (July 21) and Udine (July 23), during the course of his "Workin ...

  5. Springsteen North American Tour Starts In April

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST As expected, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band will tour North America this spring in support of their new album, "Working on a Dream," out today (Jan. 27) on Columbia. The trek begins April in San Jose, Calif. North American dat ...

  6. RightsFlow Inks New Indie Deals

    January 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST RightsFlow has signed on three new clients for its Outsourced Music Licensing system, FLOW: CAM, Creazioni Artistiche Musicale, an independent record label and music publisher based in Rome; La Cupula Music, or House Of Music, an independent digit ...

  7. GEMA Appeals EC Competition Ruling

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT German collecting society GEMA has submitted an appeal to the European Court of First Instance in Luxembourg to have a prohibition order issued by the European Commission overturned. GEMA has also applied for suspension of the execution of the Com ...

  8. Pavarotti To Be Remembered Around The World

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The world will mark the first anniversary of the death of Luciano Pavarotti with a series of concerts, an exhibit and other events, organizers and his family announced Friday. Among the tributes planned for the celebrated tenor, who died Sept. 6, ...

  9. Dallas Opera Co-founder Rescigno Dies In Italy

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nicola Rescigno, the co-founder of the Dallas Opera and one of Maria Callas' favorite conductors, has died at a hospital in Italy, officials said Tuesday. He was 92. Rescigno died Monday of complications following heart failure and breathing ...

  10. Italy's ENPALS Extends Labels' Pensions Deadline

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italian government agency ENPALS has extended by three months the deadline for payment of royalty-based retroactive pension contributions by record labels. Labels were supposed to make the payments by July 15, but this date has now been put back t ...

  11. Promoters Pleased With Italy's Second Wind Awards

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Milan-based concert promoters Friends and Partners have expressed their satisfaction with the TV ratings for the second edition of Italy's Wind Music Awards. The show, a non-competitive event which simply gave prizes to Italian artists who so ...

  12. Duffy Ousts Madonna From Europe Albums Summit

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Welsh singer-songwriter Duffy regains control of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal). It replaces Madonna's "Hard Candy" at No. 1 but the pop mainstay does extend her run ato ...

  13. EMI Flying High With MEDIAnywhere Kiosk Deal

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI is reaching for the sky through a new service which enables travellers to download the record company's music before embarking on their flight. More than 25,000 EMI titles have been licensed to British technology firm MEDIAnywhere's ...

  14. Italy's Second Wind Awards Takes Shape

    May 28, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Eros Ramazzotti, Luciano Ligabue, Elisa, Miguel Bosé, Biagio Antonacci and Zucchero have been confirmed to perform at the second edition of Italy's Wind Music Awards, which will be held at Valle Giulia in Rome on June 3. During the course of ...

  15. Madonna's Upcoming Tour Garners Strong On-Sales

    May 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT On-sales for Madonna's upcoming Sticky & Sweet tour continue to sizzle in many markets. In Europe, high demand for tickets in Paris for Madonna's scheduled Sept. 20 performance led to a second show added the following night. The Zuri ...

  16. Madonna Plots Upcoming 'Sticky & Sweet' Tour

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is set to embark on a world tour beginning Aug. 23 in Cardiff, Wales with dates through the end of the year. Billed as the Sticky & Sweet tour, the trek will span three continents and include between 50-60 shows total, Billboard.com ha ...

  17. Chinese Orchestra To Make Landmark Vatican Performance

    May 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The conductor leading the China Philharmonic Orchestra in a landmark concert Wednesday at the Vatican said he feels honored to perform for the pope, saying music breaks down cultural barriers. Ties between the Vatican and China's communist go ...

  18. All Screens Lead To 'Rome' For Genesis Q&A

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is making a return to the Big Screen for the launch of their upcoming live DVD, Billboard.biz has learned. The prog-rock veterans, who hit the road for a famous comeback last year on the "Turn It On Again" tour, will participate ...

  19. Italian Biz Reports Rise In CD Burning

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM reports a 122% increase in the number of illegal CD burners seized by law enforcement officers during the first six months of 2007. In the first half, 1,651 CD-copying devices were confiscated vs. 743 in t ...

  20. Opera Legend Luciano Pavarotti Dies At 71

    September 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti, beloved by millions of fans who heard him in venues ranging from the Metropolitan Opera to Dodger Stadium, died in the early hours of this morning (Sept. 6) at his home in Modena, Italy, after a year-plus battle ...

  21. Justin Timberlake, Prince Nominated For Emmys

    July 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Justin Timberlake might actually get an Emmy for singing "Dick in a Box." Timberlake performed that song with Andy Samberg on "Saturday Night Live" before Christmas, and it's nominated for an Emmy for original music and ly ...

  22. Italian Report Highlights P2P Piracy Problems

    May 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The correlation between illegal file-sharing and the decline of CD sales in Italy has been further illustrated by a new report. According to the study, published by the Einaudi Foundation, a Rome-based economic research institute, 30% of illegal f ...

  23. 'B' Acts Rule The Chart

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This week's Billboard 200 is brought to you by the letter "B." As Michael Buble's "Call Me Irresponsible" rises to No. 1 on the chart, the four highest debuts on the list belong to a bunch of "B" acts: Bone ...

  24. EMI, Atlantic Team With ShoZu

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI Records and Atlantic Records U.K. are opening up new digital channels for their artists through mobile media service ShoZu. The record companies have struck separate European content pacts with San Francisco-based ShoZu, which will allow artis ...

  25. Berlin's Finest: Six Acts To Watch From The German Capital

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT One mark of a great international city is the variety and vitality of the music it produces. By that measure, Berlin has reason to be proud. This sample of just six Berlin acts, chosen by Billboard correspondent Wolfgang Spahr, highlights the dive ...

  26. Italian Indies Call For Radio Boycott

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Audiocoop, one of several bodies representing Italy's indies, has called on radio listeners to stage a one-day boycott of major stations that do not give "enough space to indie and new music." Giordano Sangiorgi, Audiocoop's pr ...

  27. 'Stars Of Europe' Shine At Brussels Concert

    March 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Simply Red, Zucchero, Scorpions, Carla Bruni, Kim Wilde and Nadiya are among the artists lined-up to perform tomorrow during the "Stars of Europe" concert at the Brussels Heysel site, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the signing of ...

  28. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  29. George Michael To Open New Wembley

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Singer George Michael will be the first pop artist to play a concert at the new Wembley Stadium, the venue's managing director said on Sunday. Michael's gig at the much-delayed rebuilt stadium, which has cost more than 750 million pounds ...

  30. 'Live Earth' Global Concert Plans Revealed

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former United States vice president Al Gore and a host of celebrities gathered today (Feb. 15) in Los Angeles to reveal plans for "Live Earth -- The Concert For A Climate In Crisis," a series of seven concerts set to take place across th ...

  31. IFPI: P2P Still A Crime In Italy

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST The issue of downloading in Italy has been at the center of a recent media storm, following the publication of a decision by an court judgment in Rome. The sentence handed down in Italy's foremost criminal court -- Corte di Cassazione -- prom ...

  32. Stars Come Out For Brussels Concert

    January 29, 2007 12:00 AM EST A Brussels concert to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome -- the founding treaty of the European Union -- will be broadcast across Europe on March 24, featuring performances from The Corrs, Simply Red, Julio Iglesias and Lordi. Th ...

  33. Italy's Sugar Sells Messaggerie Musicali Stores

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie label of Andrea Bocelli and extensive music publishing interests, has sold its two flagship Messaggerie Musicali stores to Mondadori Retail. The latter f Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie ...

  34. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will kick-off the European tour at the Olympic Sta ...

  35. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will ...

  36. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced ...

  37. Religious Groups Blast Madonna

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Attack comes just before Sunday gig near Vatican. Madonna appears to have upset certain religious elements in Italy with her plans to wear a crown of thorns in a crucifixion scene in her concert at Rome's Stadio Olimpico ("Olympic Stadiu ...

  38. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  39. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  40. Singer Enzo Stuarti Dies Of Heart Failure

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italian tenor was 86. Enzo Stuarti, an Italian tenor who performed in Broadway musicals and at Carnegie Hall, and did popular TV commercials plugging a spaghetti sauce, has died of heart failure. Stuarti, 86, died Friday (Dec. 16), family members ...

  41. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  42. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  43. Floyd, Hendrix Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame. Pink Floyd, the Kinks and the Eurythmics were among the honorees inducted last night (Nov. 16) into the U.K. Music Hal ...

  44. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST -DVD box-set released on Nov. 7. EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. where it comes ...

  45. Live 8 DVDs Poised For Record Sales

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what is expected to become the biggest selling music DVD of all time. The 4-DVD Live 8 box-set is to be released on Nov. 7 in the world, except for the U.S. wh EMI Music is preparing for the launch of what ...

  46. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement Oct. 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new or MILAN -- Two Italian music industry representa ...

  47. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized by the ri MILAN -- PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipen ...

  48. Italy's FIMI And AFI To Merge

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two bodies were rivals until a few months ago. Two Italian music industry representative bodies, FIMI and AFI, which were rivals until a few months ago, have signed a federation agreement October 7 which will subsequently lead to a merger. The new ...

  49. Italy's Indies Looks For SIAE Recognition

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Independent representative body launched in July. PMI (Produttori Musicali Indipendenti), the new representative body for Italy's indie labels, has engaged a dialogue with Italian collecting society SIAE with the view to be fully recognized b ...

  50. DGA Elects Apted To Second Term

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Directors' Guild of America President Michael Apted was re-elected to a second term at the union's national biennial convention on Sept. 24. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Directors' Guild of America President Michael Apted was re-elec ...

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