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  1. Peermusic's Karnstedt Promoted

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to the post of chairman of Peermusic's European group. He served for the past 13 years as European president for the independent publishing company. Michael Karnstedt has been promoted to chairman of peermu ...

  2. Jazz Notes

    December 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  3. Jazz Notes

    December 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  4. Jazz Notes

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick P. Rose Hall and San Francisco's SFJAZZ Collective mark the jazz world in 2004. Read Dan Ouellette's column. Such bicoastal events as the debut of New York's Frederick ...

  5. Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano renowned for her angelic voice, her stardom at New York's Metropolitan and Italy's La Scala and her media-fueled rivalry with Maria Callas, died yesterday (Dec. 19) Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano re ...

  6. IDN Picks Up Three

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Indie distributor has been active since losing Concord. New York-based Innovative Distribution Network has this month sealed exclusive U.S. distribution deals with Newhouse Records, PAS Entertainment and Kingston Records. Newhouse is a San Francis ...

  7. Snocap Unveils Operations

    December 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, makes its official debut today (Nov. 3). Snocap, the new copyright management and content filtering system from Napster founder Shawn Fanning, ma ...

  8. Court Upholds Beastie's Sampling Right

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra NEW YORK -- Jazz flutist James W. Newton struc ...

  9. Court Upholds Beasties Sampling Right

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9, as a federal court in San Francisco denied for a third time his copyright infringement claim against the Beastie Boys and various distributors of the ra Jazz flutist James W. Newton struck out Nov. 9 ...

  10. Report: Sony BMG Flirting With P2P Distribution

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. The Los Angel ...

  11. Report: Sony BMG Flirting With P2P Distribution

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. Sony BMG plans to distribute content through the Grokster peer-to-peer network, according to a new published report. The Los Angel ...

  12. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet service provider, has acquired Reston, Va.-based content provider Ztango. WiderThan says the deal will enable it to bring wireless services such as ringback SAN FRANCISCO -- WiderThan, the Korea-based mob ...

  13. UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are forming a joint-venture company that will take over key royalty accounting functions for both major labels within two years. Exigen Group, a San Franci NEW YORK -- Universal Music Group and Warner M ...

  14. Clear Channel Restructuring Promotion Arm

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a major restructuring of its music division, Clear Channel Entertainment will resurrect some of the most well-known promoter names in concert history, Billboard.biz has learned. Also part of the re In a major restructuring of its music division ...

  15. UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are forming a joint-venture company that will take over key royalty accounting functions for both major labels within two years. Exigen Group, a San Franci Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group a ...

  16. AOL Music Closes S.F. Offices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL Music is closing its San Francisco offices and relocating its radio operations to New York, effective Nov. 15. AOL Music is closing its San Francisco offices and relocating its radio operations to New York, effective Nov. 15. The move will aff ...

  17. Netflix Stock Jumps On Raised Forecast

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid news that third-quarter earnings are expected to be above earlier company forecasts. Shares in online rental service Netflix rose 13.6% to $19.60 today (Oct. 5) amid ...

  18. Koch To Distribute Seven Runt Labels

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers Revenant, Ampersand, DBK, others. Koch has secured exclusive distribution deal for seven labels distributed by Runt. The deal covers Runt-owned imprints 4 Men With Beards, which features audiophile, 180-gram vinyl reissues of best-sell ...

  19. They Might Be Giants Launch Download Site

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Band's recent catalog for sale as MP3s. They Might Be Giants are starting a download store, selling tracks for $.99 and full-length albums for $10. The site -- at TheyMightBeGiants.com -- offers tracks from the alternative rock duo's 200 ...

  20. Yahoo! Enters Download Market With Musicmatch Buy

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego-based digital music service, for approximately $160 million in cash. Yahoo! is buying Musicmatch Inc., a San Diego-based digital music service, for approximately $160 million in cash. Upon completion o ...

  21. Shearer To Host TEC Awards

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Entertainer Harry Shearer will host the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, scheduled for Oct. 30 at the San Francisco Marriott. Entertainer Harry Shearer will host the 20th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativ ...

  22. Punk Pioneer Johnny Ramone Dies Aged 55

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering punk act the Ramones, died yesterday afternoon (Sept. 15) at his home in Los Angeles. He was 55 and had been suffering from prostate cancer for some time Johnny Ramone, a founding member of pioneering ...

  23. Altnet Sues RIAA For Patent Infringement

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Altnet and its parent, Brilliant Digital Entertainment, have filed a civil suit against the RIAA and others, alleging breach of "TrueNames" patents that are used to identify digital files. SAN FRANCISCO -- Altnet and its parent, Brillian ...

  24. K's Choice To Tour For Cervical Cancer Education

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cervical cancer awareness group PopSmear.org is launching the Yellow Umbrella Tour Oct. 4. Cervical cancer awareness group PopSmear.org is launching the Yellow Umbrella Tour Oct. 4. The 20-date tour features headliners K's Choice and supporti ...

  25. JibJab Settles With Guthrie Publisher

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This song is my song, this song is your song. That's the agreement reached between the publishers of Woody Guthrie's classic "This Land is Your Land" and JibJab Media, creators of an animated Internet LOS ANGELES (AP) -- This s ...

  26. Ron Fair to Deliver AES Convention Keynote

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A&M Records president and six-time Grammy nominee Ron Fair will present the keynote address at the 117th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention. The address will be delivered Oct. 28 at the Mo A&M Records president and six-time Gra ...

  27. Helmet Sets Rare Tour

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helmet will tour for the first time in seven years in support of its upcoming Interscope release "Size Matters." Helmet will tour for the first time in seven years in support of its upcoming Interscope release "Size Matters." T ...

  28. Artists Sound Alarm Over Digital Radio

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artists' groups are calling on the Federal Com ...

  29. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  30. Industry Lobbies FCC Over Digital Radio

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for protection as digital audio broadcasting (DAB) emerges in the radio marketplace. SAN FRANCISCO -- Recording artist groups are calling on the Federal Communicati ...

  31. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  32. Roadrunner Picks Up Nightwish Albums

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Roadrunner Records has licensed Finnish metal band Nightwish's international breakthrough album "Once" for the United States, New Zealand and Australia. The agreement also includes Nightwish's next al Roadrunner Records has lic ...

  33. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  34. Mix Foundation Fills Audio Tech HOF

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, which presents the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards each year during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, has announced the first The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, wh ...

  35. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT San Francisco-based electronics chain Good Guys will begin selling DVDs this month. Each of Good Guys' 71 store locations (in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon) will feature about 300 new-rele San Francisco-based electronics chain Goo ...

  36. Good Guys To Stock DVDs

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Electronics chain to also carry SACDs. San Francisco-based electronics chain Good Guys will begin selling DVDs this month. Each of Good Guys' 71 store locations (in California, Nevada, Washington and Oregon) will feature about 300 new-release ...

  37. Koch Distribution Makes Sales Cuts

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Koch Entertainment Distribution has restructured its audio sales staff. Four salespeople have exited the company: L.A.-based national account manager Deb Teague, San Francisco ...

  38. Judge Allows Napster Suit To Move Forward

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SAN FRANCISCO -- As Napster 2.0 plugs ahead in the digital music marketplace, the original Napster's investors are stuck in court. A federal judge in San Francisco's U.S. District Court on July 14 den SAN FRANCISCO -- As Napster 2.0 plug ...

  39. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  40. Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Napster Case

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday (July 14) denied motions to dismiss lawsuits claiming past Napster investors such as Bertelsmann AG and venture capital firm Hummer Winblad kept the illicit A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday (Jul ...

  41. Judge Denies Motion To Dismiss Napster Case

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday (July 14) denied motions to dismiss lawsuits claiming past Napster investors such as Bertelsmann AG and venture capital firm Hummer Winblad kept the illicit A federal judge in San Francisco yesterday (Jul ...

  42. Biafra Drops Lawsuit Vs. Ex-Bandmates

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band and will have to pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages. Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining ...

  43. Jam & Lewis, Lucas To Be Honored At TEC Awards

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will receive the Les Paul Award at the 20th annual Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards, to be held Oct. 30 at the San Francisco Marriott. Producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will receive the Les Pau ...

  44. IGN To Acquire Rotten Tomatoes

    June 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move aimed at reaching the 18- to 34-year-old demographic courted by advertisers, privately held Internet media company IGN Entertainment has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Rotten Tomat In a move aimed at reaching the 18- to 34-year ...

  45. Axe Falls On Crusty Demons

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault tour, beginning with the show that had been scheduled for today (June 28) at the E-Center in Salt Lake City. Organizers have pulled the plug on the Crusty Demons Global Assault to ...

  46. S.I.R. Vacating Longtime Base

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New York-based music equipment rental and rehearsal facility S.I.R. (Studio Instrument Rentals) has sold its 310 W. 52nd St. building in Manhattan to an investment group. The space will become part of New York-based music equipment rental and rehe ...

  47. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and other me A consortium of the world's largest ...

  48. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Consortium establishes standards for new devices. A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and ...

  49. Royalty Bill Moving Ahead In California

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The quest of California State Sen. Kevin Murray (D.-Los Angeles) to help recording artists collect unpaid royalties took a big step toward becoming reality June 15 in Sacramento. However, some observe SAN FRANCISCO -- The quest of California State ...

  50. 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 ...

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