Santa Monica, California

  1. G-Unit Stars Offer 'First Dibs' Via Virgin Mobile

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. Exclusive ringtones available under UMG deal. News ...

  2. Geffen Makes Cuts At Sales Dep't

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Unit folded into Interscope under Berry. The sales department at Geffen Records has been trimmed and folded into Interscope's sales division, sources confirm. Interscope head of sales Candace Berry will lead the merged department. Among those ...

  3. Academy Ups Roecker To VP

    August 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roecker from senior director of communications to VP of communications. He will continue to be based out of Santa Monica, Calif., and report directly to Recor The Recording Academy has promoted Ron W. Roec ...

  4. Universal Ups Vincent Freda

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exec. VP will oversee digital logistics. Vincent Freda has been promoted to executive VP of digital logistics/business services for Universal Music Group. Based in Los Angeles, he reports to UMG president Zach Horowitz. In his new position, Freda ...

  5. Hallyday Wins Back Universal Masters

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music France ordered to hand back masters. Universal Music France ordered to hand back masters. News ...

  6. Studio Monitor

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis resigns as director of NARAS' Producers & Engineers Wing to focus on Grammy Recordings. Read Christopher Walsh's column. Leslie Lewis resigns as director of NARAS' Producers & Engineers Wing to focus on Gram ...

  7. NARAS P&E Wing Director Lewis To Leave Post

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will exit that post early next month. Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will ex ...

  8. NARAS P&E Wing Director Lewis To Leave Post

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will exit that post early next month. Leslie Lewis, director of the Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing (P&E), will ex ...

  9. UMVD Getting Into Indie Biz

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Universal Music & Video Distribution to start a U.S. independent distribution company in the next few months. Sources say the company is still on the drawing board, but the plan is to see Look for Universal Music & Video Distr ...

  10. UMVD Getting Into Indie Biz

    July 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Universal Music & Video Distribution to start a U.S. independent distribution company in the next few months. Sources say the company is still on the drawing board, but the plan is to see Look for Universal Music & Video Distr ...

  11. Select-O-Hits 'Knew Better' In Infringement Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge in New York has slapped Select-O-Hits with $312,000 in statutory damages in a suit filed by Universal Music Group (UMG) over the indie's distribution of rap mix CDs. LOS ANGELES -- A federal judge in New York has slapped Selec ...

  12. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three insurance companies, alleging that they breached contracts indemnifying UMG against certain damages incurred in an ongoing suit brought by TVT LOS ANGELES -- Universal Music Group (UMG) has ...

  13. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  14. Ecast Inks Juicy Deal With Fatburger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ecast Inc. -- a San Francisco-based distributor of broadband-connected jukeboxes for bars, restaurants and other businesses -- has inked a deal with fast-food chain Fatburger. Ecast Inc. -- a San Francisco-based distributor of broadband-connected ...

  15. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  16. UMG Nash Finalizes DreamWorks Merger

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Move follows UMG's recent purchase of DreamWorks. Move follows UMG's recent purchase of DreamWorks. News ...

  17. Vivendi Reports First-Quarter Loss

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG revenue dipped 11% to $1.2 billion. UMG revenue dipped 11% to $1.2 billion. News ...

  18. J.J. Cale Sets Small-Venue Tour

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT J.J. Cale has a run of dates scheduled around the release of his upcoming June 8 Sanctuary release, "To Tulsa and Back," beginning May 22 at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica, Calif. J.J. Cale has a run of dates scheduled around ...

  19. UMG Execs Discussing Future

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet with analysts in Europe and the United States this week to map out the future of the world's biggest music company. Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet wi ...

  20. UMPG Names Director Of Marketing, Communications

    April 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Heather Brown will be based in Los Angeles. Universal Music Publishing Group has named Heather Brown as its director of marketing and communications. Based in Los Angeles, Brown will handle corporate communications and marketing, as well as work w ...

  21. UMG Names Communications Execs

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department. Universal Music Group has made two key appointments in its corporate communications department. Maria Ho has joined UMG as VP of corporate communicatio ...

  22. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a l ...

  23. Top News From Entertainment Law Weekly

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to conduct an audit of UMG's books under a breach-of-contract suit. Major film studios indicate they are willing to subsidize a transition to digital cinema. Manatt P L.A. court clears Michael Jackson to cond ...

  24. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  25. Sources: IGA Hit By Recent Layoffs

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) has laid off about 30 staffers over the last few weeks, sources say. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) has laid off about 30 staffers over the last few weeks, sources say. In addition to forming one radio promotio ...

  26. Radio Firing Fuels Censorship Debate

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A radio commentator who was fired from Santa Monica, Calif.-based KCRW-FM for allowing an obscene word to be broadcast is says the incident is having a chilling effect on colleagues in public radio. LOS ANGELES--A radio commentator who was fired f ...

  27. VEG Revamps North American Buying Staff

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Santa Monica, Calif.-based label restructuring. Santa Monica, Calif.-based label restructuring. News ...

  28. Hip-O Starts Web Label For Limited-Edition Sets

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises unit bows in April. Universal Music Enterprises unit bows in April. News ...

  29. UMG Takes Hit In 2003

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating income in 2003 to €70 million ($85.89 million), while its parent company narrowed its losses. Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating in ...

  30. Sources: Interscope Geffen A&M Revamps Promo

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources say that all R&B, hip-hop and crossover releases from Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) division will now be promoted by one staff. The promotion team will be under t Sources say that all R&B, hip ...

  31. UMG, DirecTV Sued Over Music Network Proposal

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Beverly Hills, Calif., company has sued Universal Music Group (UMG) and cable firm DirecTV, alleging that they stole an idea for an "uncensored" cable music network. A Beverly Hills, Calif., company has sued Universal Music Group (UMG) ...

  32. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. DreamWorks Records to become Geffen imprint. News ...

  33. Anthony To Head Up Geffen With Schur

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony has joined Jordan Schur at the helm of Geffen Records, sources confirm. The co-presidents will also be responsible for DreamWorks Records, which is being ab Former Epic Records president Polly Anthony ha ...

  34. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...

  35. Blue Joins RCA Music Group In Head A&R Role

    March 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Exec held same post at Interscope Records. Exec held same post at Interscope Records. News ...

  36. Verve Pens New Partnership With A.T. Cross

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Verve Music Group (VMG) is launching the Verve Pen Collection in partnership with the A.T. Cross Company. The pen's design is said to be inspired by the recordings of such classic VMG artists as N The Verve Music Group (VMG) is launching ...

  37. Universal Publishing Forms Christian Arm

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG) is launching a Christian and gospel division in Nashville. "It's an area that we've had our eye on for a while," says David Renzer, worldwide president of UMPG. Universal Music Publishing ...

  38. Verve's Herr Adds GM Role

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. Nate Herr, senior VP at Verve Music Group, has added GM stripes. He will take on certain day-to-day operational and administrative duties and will continue to head the marketing, pro ...

  39. UMG Revenues Drop 21% In 2003

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revenues at Universal Music Group slumped 21% in 2003 to €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 ...

  40. Jimmy Iovine Re-Ups With UMG

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head renews his contract. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head renews his contract. News ...

  41. Jimmy Iovine Re-Ups With UMG

    January 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent Universal Music Group (UMG) for six years, sources confirm. Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) head Jimmy Iovine has renewed his contract with IGA parent U ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. 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 ...

Pages