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  1. Korea's SK Telecom Buys Stake In China's TR Music

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST SK Telecom (SK), South Korea's biggest mobile carrier, said March 5 that it has acquired a 42.2% stake in Chinese record label Beijing Taihe Rye Music (TR Music) as part of its plans to expand across Asia. SK says it will jointly operate the ...

  2. 'Ninja Assassin' Role For Korean Star Rain

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Top South Korean singer and entertainer Jung Ji-hoon, better known to fans around Asia as Rain, revealed Wednesday that he will be starring in the Warner Bros. movie "Ninja Assassin." "Ninja Assassin" is scheduled to begin film ...

  3. MEF Appoints Asia Board

    December 18, 2007 12:00 AM EST Representatives from Sony Pictures Television International, Indian telecom Tata Teleservices and mobile-billing services specialist mBlox have been voted on to the Mobile Entertainment Forum's Asia board. Hong Kong-based Sony Pictures Televi ...

  4. JASRAC, KOMCA Sign Copyright Deal

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers (JASRAC) has signed a mutual music copyright management deal with its South Korean counterpart, the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA). Under the pact, which takes effect ...

  5. Warner Music Swallows Korea's Vitamin Entertainment

    September 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea has purchased Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founded in 2006 by veteran South K ...

  6. Warner Music Korea Gets Vitamin Boost

    September 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Korea announced today (Sept. 4) the purchase of Seoul-based label Vitamin Entertainment, effective immediately. Vitamin, whose roster includes domestic acts such as Cho Kyu Chan and Rumblefish, pop group MC the Max and WAX, was founde ...

  7. Thumbs Up For Seoul's Pentaport Fest

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pentaport, South Korea's biggest annual music festival, wrapped on Sunday with organizers reporting a record attendance for their young festival. The three-day music festival, held July 27-29 at a park about an hour outside Seoul, pulled in m ...

  8. Concert Cancelation Dispute Dampens Rain's L.A. Parade

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Korean pop star Rain and his tour team are not responsible for the cancelation of the singer's scheduled June 30 concert at Los Angeles' Staples Center, the artist's tour coordinator claims. According to Steven Kim, president of Yel ...

  9. South Korea's Shin To Hang Up The Mic

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The "king" of South Korean rock 'n' roll is calling it a day. Shin Joong-hyun, considered the first rock star in South Korea and the country's most important musical talent in the 1960s and '70s, on J The "king&q ...

  10. Universal Strikes Korea Deal With CJ Music

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music South East Asia has agreed to a deal which will see leading South Korean entertainment company CJ Music distribute and market Universal international repertoire in the territory. Universal Music South East Asia has agreed to a deal ...

  11. MTV Turns On BoomBox In South Korea

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT MTV Networks Asia Pacific today (May 2) unveiled an online music and video service for South Korea which it bills as the model for similar launches across Asia in the future. MTV Networks Asia Pacific today (May 2) unveiled an online music and vid ...

  12. Korea's Soribada Gets New Lease On Life

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soribada, South Korea's most popular file-sharing service, says it will be back online in March, four months after the Seoul District Court ordered it shut down. Soribada, South Korea's most popular file-sharing service, says it will be ...

  13. Korea's Soribada Gets New Lease On Life

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Soribada, South Korea's most popular file-sharing service, says it will be back online in March, four months after the Seoul District Court ordered it shut down. Soribada, South Korea's most popular file-sharing service, says it will be ...

  14. Sony Takes Distribution Step In Korea

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures Television International has inked its first distribution agreement with leading Korean producer and distributor CJ Entertainment. Though the deal initially involves two movies, SPTI see SEOUL (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sony Picture ...

  15. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bugs Music. SEOUL -- South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web ...

  16. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  17. Korean Labels Win Bugs Battle

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading music streaming Web site, Bugs Music. South Korea's record companies have been handed control of the nation's leading streaming audio Web site, Bug ...

  18. Universal Pictures Int'l Names Korea Chief

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Pictures International, the global home-entertainment distribution arm of Universal Pictures, has appointed Don Kim as managing director of its Korean operating company. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Universal Pictures International ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. CISAC Revamps: Rights Body Streamlines Exec Structure

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers, is moving into the 21st century with a new structure more capable of representing its members' interests in a fast-changin SEOUL, Korea -- CISAC, the International ...

  21. Korea's WiderThan Buys Ztango

    October 21, 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 WiderThan, the Korea-based mobile Internet serv ...

  22. CISAC Agrees On Operations Overhaul

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During its general assembly in Seoul, South Korea, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) today (Oct. 20) approved measures aimed at streamlining its operations. During its general assembly in Seoul, South Ko ...

  23. CISAC Prepares For Major Changes At Seoul Gathering

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poised for one the biggest overhauls in its close to 80-year history. LONDON -- The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) is poise ...

  24. Korean Industry Clashes On MP3-Capable Mobile Phones

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Korean Assn. of Phonograph Producers (KAPP) is threatening legal action to stop sales of the new MP3-capable mobile phones introduced by Seoul-based carrier LG Telecom. SEOUL -- The Korean Assn. of Phonograph Producers (KAPP) is threatening le ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

  27. CISAC World Congress To Address Creators' Rights

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Support for the rights of creators will be the underlying theme of the 44th World Congress of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), to be held Oct. 18-21 in Se Support for the rights of creators will be the ...

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