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  1. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  2. Tower Records Files For Bankruptcy

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Tower Records filed a Chapter 11 petition in federal bankruptcy court yesterday (Aug. 20). The owners want the court to facilitate a prompt sale of their business "as a going concern" so that a buyer MTS Inc. and all of its subsidiaries, ...

  3. Ricall, Siren U.K. Synch-Rights Service Goes Live

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based Ricall, the digital music-search and licensing service provider, has completed integrating San Francisco-based Siren Systems Inc.'s technology to create what it describes as "the Google o London-based Ricall, the digital mus ...

  4. Karaoke/Social Networking Site Launches

    July 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Visitors can rate, comment for free. Investment interest is growing in user generated content sites that blend elements of karaoke and social networking. SingShot, a San Francisco-based startup from former RealNetworks business development executi ...

  5. Snocap Quietly Reveals New Technology

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Allows indie artists to sell music on Web sites. Snocap has quietly rolled out a new technology that allows independent artists to sell music through Myspace and other Web sites. At least one band with a MySpace page is selling tracks in the MP3 f ...

  6. Zomba Publishing Buys Strongsongs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs Music Publishing from the Telstar Music Group and Strongsongs' founders Anna and Mark Jolley. Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs ...

  7. Zomba Publishing Buys Strongsongs

    July 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs Music Publishing from the Telstar Music Group and Strongsongs' founders Anna and Mark Jolley. Zomba Music Publishing has acquired the catalog of U.K.-based Strongsongs ...

  8. Blockbuster Files Antitrust Claims Against Netflix

    June 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Netflix sued Blockbuster in an April lawsuit. Blockbuster Inc., North America's largest video rental chain, on Tuesday (June 13) said it filed antitrust counterclaims in a San Francisco federal lawsuit brought by Netflix Inc., an online DVD r ...

  9. Jay-Z Signs On With HP Campaign

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -second spot debuting during NBA Finals. Shawn Carter, aka rapper Jay-Z and Def Jam Recordings president/CEO, has partnered with HP for its The Computer Is Personal Again ad campaign. Carter appears in a 60-second spot that debuts tonight (June ...

  10. Netflix Settlement OK'd

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Company to offer a free month to 5.5 million subs. A judge has approved a class-action settlement requiring Netflix Inc. to offer a free month of DVDs to 5.5 million current and former subscribers, resolving a case that prompted the online rental ...

  11. RIAA Puts 12 U.S. Cities On 'Priority Watch List'

    May 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has, for the first time, placed 12 U.S. cities on a priority watch list for physical-goods piracy. The record labels' trade group says it will step up law enforcement training and commit addi The RIAA has, for the first time, placed ...

  12. IODA Boosts Latin Content

    April 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital distro adds six Latin labels. The Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has struck a number of digital deals to expand its reach in the Latin market. The San Francisco-based company announced agreements with six Latin labels, a L ...

  13. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  14. U.S. Judge Orders Labels To Reveal Documents

    April 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record labels to turn over privileged documents after finding they may have used misleading information to convince the government to abandon a major antitrust p A U.S. federal judge has ordered major record ...

  15. iTunes On A Plane?

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Report: Airline content providers press for downloads. In-flight entertainment system providers are courting Apple Computer for the ability to offer iTunes music and video downloads to airline passengers. According to Flight International, executi ...

  16. Calif. Music Pirates Plead Guilty

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal copyright infringement and other charges, admitting their involvement in the largest music manufacturing piracy seizure in the United States. Two men pleaded guilty today (April 3) to criminal cop ...

  17. WMG To Acquire Rykodisc

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Deal believed to be valued at $67.5 million. The Warner Music Group is on the verge of signing an agreement to buy Rykodisc, sources say, in a deal believed to be valued at $67.5 million that is expected to close at the end of April. Rykodisc, whi ...

  18. Ozzy, SOAD, Disturbed Ready For Ozzfest

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek begins July 1 in San Francisco. Trek begins July 1 in San Francisco. News ...

  19. Ozzy, SOAD, Disturbed To Rock Ozzfest

    March 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boast founder and namesake Ozzy Osbourne for 10 shows, along with System of a Down, Disturbed, Hatebreed, Lacuna Coil and another major act to be announced o The mainstage lineup for Ozzfest 2006 will boa ...

  20. Publisher To Acquire Spin Magazine

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Top personnel to be replaced. Music monthly Spin is set to be acquired by publisher Tom Hartle on Tuesday (Feb. 28), according to sources familiar with the situation. Once the deal closes, Hartle has plans to replace top personnel at the magazine ...

  21. Peermusic Recruits Gorjance As CFO

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec has extensive telecoms service. Peermusic has appointed Bill Gorjance as worldwide CFO for the leading independent music publisher. Based in Francisco, he reports to peermusic CEO Ralph Peer. Gorjance brings with him an extensive background i ...

  22. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Wolfgang's Vault Radio to bow Feb. 8. A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will b ...

  23. Vintage Bill Graham Archives To Hit Internet

    February 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST A wealth of vintage performances from some of rock's biggest legends will hit the Internet "airwaves" tomorrow via Wolfgang's Vault. The rock memorabilia site's Vault Radio will bow at 10 a.m. PST. A wealth of vintage perf ...

  24. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  25. Flamingos Win Suit Against Pepsi

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pepsico and ad agency BBDO Worldwide on Jan. 27 to pay $250,000 to members of 1950s group the Flamingos. The order confirms an arbitration award over a 1997 A federal District Court in Chicago ordered Pe ...

  26. 'Bedlam' Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is back to the top of European Top 100 Albums. As the English singer-songwriter climbs ever nearer to the top ten of The Billboard 200, this week moving 16-13 James Blunt's "Back T ...

  27. 'Bedlam' Back To No. 1 In Europe

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) is back to the top of European Top 100 Albums. As the English singer-songwriter climbs ever nearer to the top ten of The Billboard 200, this week moving 16-13 James Blunt's "Back T ...

  28. JT Leroy Fools The World, Music Biz Included

    January 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Supporters included Bono, Billy Corgan, Courtney Love. Questions raised about the true identity of author JT Leroy, in an article in New York magazine in October, were answered Jan. 9 when The New York Times exposed the author as a fraud. Count at ...

  29. Cingular Begins 3G Rollout

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST New network launched in 16 cities today. Cingular Wireless switched on its third-generation, broadband wireless network in 16 cities today as the first step of a nationwide rollout expected to continue throughout next year. Such high-speed network ...

  30. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  31. IODA Strikes Japan Distribution Pacts

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance has secured worldwide rights to digitally distribute content from several leading independent Japanese labels and distributors, including D San Francisco-based Independent Online Distrib ...

  32. AtomShockwave Boosts Profile With Gaming Acquisition

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST AtomShockwave Corp., a provider of Internet-based films and games, said it has acquired AddictingGames.com, boosting the company into a more powerful position in the growing arena of online gaming. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- AtomShockwave Corp., a p ...

  33. WGA East, West Reach Settlement

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writers' Guild of America East and WGA West have resolved decades of rifts and jurisdictional squabbles, including a recent dues dispute, as their new presidents make good on promises to focus on more LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- W ...

  34. Bayside Drummer Killed In Auto Accident

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST John "Beatz" Holohan died Monday, he was 31. John "Beatz" Holohan, drummer for Long Island, N.Y. rock band Bayside, died Monday after an auto accident in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was 31. Several other members of the band and crew ...

  35. Hammer Pub Catalog Up For Sale

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST The music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankruptcy in NEW YORK -- The music publishing and other copy ...

  36. Cumulus, Investors Buy Susquehanna For $1.2 Billion

    October 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal expected to close in the first half of 2006. With financial backing from three investment firms, Cumulus Media, radio's 11th largest radio group, is acquiring Susquehanna Radio for approximately $1.2 billion. To pull off the widely expec ...

  37. Hammer Pub Catalog Up For Sale

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'U Can't Touch This' part of repertoire. The music publishing and other copyright assets of M.C. Hammer, whose legal name is Stanley Burrell, have been put up for sale nine years after the multi-platinum rapper first filed for bankr ...

  38. Howard Stern's Replacements Revealed

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Infinity Broadcasting has announced its strategy to replace Howard Stern. Along with a rollout of Free FM stations, David Lee Roth and Adam Carolla will go on the air. The long wait for Howard Stern's replacement on 27 stations owned by Infin ...

  39. Tower Vet Olsen Dies At 46

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. Robert Olsen, a 26-year Tower Records veteran, died suddenly of a heart attack on Oct. 11 in Valley Springs, Ca. He was 46. ...

  40. DRA Finds Italian Partner

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital Rights Agency pacts with Tabloid Group. San Francisco, CA-based digital music distributor the Digital Rights Agency has struck an Italian representation deal with Tuscany-based independent record company the Tabloid Group. The partnership ...

  41. DRA Finds Italian Partner

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Digital distr. links with Italy's Tabloid Group. San Francisco, CA-based digital music distributor the Digital Rights Agency has struck an Italian representation deal with Tuscany-based independent record company the Tabloid Group. The partne ...

  42. Schwarzenegger Signs Violent Videogame Law

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that will prohibit the sale or rental of violent videogames to minors. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has signed into law a bill that w ...

  43. EA Settles Workers' Class Action Suit

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Oct. 5 it would pay $15.6 million to settle a class action lawsuit by computer graphic artists seeking overtime compensation. SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) -- Videogame publisher Electronic Arts Inc. said Oct. ...

  44. Paul Pena, Blues Guitarist and Songwriter, Dies

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wrote 'Jet Airliner' by the Steve Miller Band. Paul Pena, a San Francisco blues guitarist who wrote one of the biggest hits for the Steve Miller Band, died in San Francsico on Saturday. He was 55. The cause was complications of diabetes ...

  45. Ask Jeeves To Drop Butler Mascot, Change Name

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in a corporate takeover. SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The genteel butler that has been Ask Jeeves Inc.'s face for nearly a decade is getting ousted in ...

  46. IODA Inks Deal With China Record Corp.

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gives global access to state-owned repertoire. San Francisco-based Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA) has signed a deal giving the exclusive right to digitally distribute worldwide the repertoire of state-owned music company China Rec ...

  47. The Indies

    September 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ten years in, San Francisco-based Om Records has firmly established itself as a house and lounge label. Now, the respected brand is looking to stretch its range with the Oct. 25 release of the two-CD Ten years in, San Francisco-based Om Records ha ...

  48. Recording Academy Names Exec Director

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Maureen Droney to manage P&E Wing. Maureen Droney has been named executive director of the Producers & Engineers Wing for the Recording Academy. In her new position, she will report to Angelia Bibbs-Sanders, Recording Academy VP of mem ...

  49. Audit Bad News For Clear Channel

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bill Graham Presents and its parent company Clear Channel Entertainment have shortchanged Mountain View, Calif., by at least $3.6 million since 1999, according to an independent audit, city officials NASHVILLE -- Bill Graham Presents and its paren ...

  50. Google Library Push Faces Lawsuit By Authors

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. writers are suing Google Inc. in a federal court, alleging that the Web search leader's bid to digitize the book collections of major libraries infringes individual author's copyrights. SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- U.S. writers are su ...

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