Silvio Berlusconi

  1. WikiLeaks Document Reveals Italian Prime Minister Feared The Wrath Of Bono

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2 singer Bono may have more influence on world events than previously thought. In the latest round of published WikiLeaks, the Guardian newspaper revealed that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi considered increasing foreign aid to Africa i ...

  2. Italian Artists' Concerns Over Earthquake Funds

    July 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Last year the Italian music industry mobilised to raise money for the victims of the L'Aquila earthquake in the Abruzzo region. Yet prominent artists are now expressing their frustration at the slowness with which the money they raised is rea ...

  3. Wind Music Awards Bring Out Italian Music Industry

    May 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Italian music industry gathered at Verona's picturesque Roman arena on Friday (May 28) and Saturday (May 29) nights for the fourth edition of the Wind Music Awards. Rather than awarding prizes in individual categories, the WMA show is for ...

  4. 'Father Of Italian TV' Mike Bongiorno Dies

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mike Bongiorno, "the father of Italian television" and a frequent presenter at the country's flagship Sanremo Song Festival, died in Montecarlo today (Sept. 8) of a heart attack. He was 85. Bongiorno was born to Italian immigrant pa ...

  5. Italian Wind Awards' Ratings Inch Up

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Italian Wind Music Awards show say they are pleased with the slight increase in TV ratings for the first broadcast of the 2009 event. The show was recorded in the picturesque Roman Arena in Verona over the weekend of June 6 and 7 ...

  6. Italy's Festivalbar Scrapped

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italy's Festivalbar, a summer-long event that has been a central part of the musical calendar since the 1960s, will not take place this year. Festivalbar director Andrea Salvetti confirmed the news in an interview with Italian press agency, A ...

  7. Italy's Festivalbar Program Faces Upheaval, Sources Say

    June 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT This year's edition of Italy's long-running Festivalbar contest is to be downscaled. Although organizers have yet to make an official statement, sources say the festival, which plays in different cities throughout Italy, will lose some e ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Milan's Rock FM Leaves The Airwaves

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rock FM, the Milan-based radio station, will cease broadcasting at 6 p.m. local time on May 31, after 18 years on the air. Its last few days have witnessed guest appearances by many of the Italian acts whose music it has played over the years, suc ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Italy's Wind Awards Open Dialog With Indies

    March 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The second edition of Italy's Wind Music Awards will likely be held at the Rome Auditorium in late May or early June and broadcast on the Silvio Berlusconi-owned network Italia Uno in two parts, on June 5 and 12. A source at organizers Friend ...

  12. Italian Biz Unites Before New Gov't

    June 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT -point plan intended to revive music sector. Executives representing the breadth of Italy's music industry have jointly presented the new Italian government with a 10-point plan which is intended to boost their beleaguered sector. The propo ...

  13. EMI Italy Creates Digital Biz Role

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Italy has appointed Claudia Lisa to the new post as digital business development manager. EMI Music Italy has appointed Claudia Lisa to the new post as digital business development manager. Based at the company's Milan headquarters, ...

  14. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST Law to come into effect before year's end. The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the cou ...

  15. Italian Senate Passes Ex-Cirielli Bill

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed the controversial Ex-Cirielli Bill, which, by reducing the statute of limitations in trials for a broad range of crimes, threatens to debilitate the coun The Italian Senate on Tuesday (Nov. 29) passed ...

  16. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. MILAN -- The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback ...

  17. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  18. Italian Biz Anxious On Criminal Code Changes

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The war on music piracy in Italy has undergone a serious setback following the passing of the Ex-Cirielli "Save Previti" Law by the parliament's lower house. The law, approved Wednesday (Nov. 9), is y The war on music piracy in Ital ...

  19. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. MILAN -- Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setb ...

  20. Legislation Poses Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if th ...

  21. Legislation Poses Serious Setback To Italian Biz

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 'Previti Law' could wipe music piracy cases. Italy's on-going war on musical piracy will face a severe setback if the Berlusconi government passes a controversial piece of legislation, industry executives warn. Prime minister Silvio ...

  22. Warner Artists Dominate Italy's Festivalbar

    September 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nek, Pausini and Powter top the awards list. Nek (Warner Music Italy) was the overall winner at this year's Festivalbar, which concluded in the Roman Arena in Verona, Italy on Sept. 13. Laura Pausini, another Warner artist, won the Best Tour ...

  23. Italian Gov't Delays Decision On SIAE

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government delays its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. MILAN -- The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The government's "commissioners ...

  24. Italian Gov't Delays Decision On SIAE

    August 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The Italian government has delayed its plans to place collecting society SIAE under special control. The government's "commissionership& ...

  25. Italian Senate Passes Urbani Decree

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian Senate yesterday approved the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on illegal file-sharing. In the Senate vote, the decree was supported by the parties in Silvio Berlusconi's government coalitio The Italian Senate yesterday approved the ...

  26. Berlusconi Slammed For Undue Media Control

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian prime minister and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi was censured by the European Parliament last Thursday for maintaining undue control over Italian broadcasting despite pledging three years ago BRUSSELS--Italian prime minister and media mogu ...

  27. Italian Body SCF Inks Commercial TV Deal

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italian collection society SCF has signed a three-year agreement with Mediaset, the commercial TV company owned and operated by the family of prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Italian collection society SCF has signed a three-year agreement with M ...