Sony BMG Music Entertainment

  1. Bertelsmann Preps Bid For GBL Stake

    May 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing to buy the 25.1% stake held by Belgian minority shareholder Groupe Bruxelles Lambert for up to €4 billion ($5.1 billion), according to reports. German media giant Bertelsmann AG is preparing ...

  2. Goedgezelschap Elevated At Sony BMG Benelux

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux, a new post. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has promoted Guy Goedgezelschap to vice president for Benelux. In this new role, Goedgezelschap will be responsibl ...

  3. Sony BMG Creates Biz Development Unit

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG is creating a new European business development unit. Ulrich Jaerkel has been elevated to the new role as senior VP strategic marketing and business development for continental Europe, Sony B Sony BMG is creating a new European business d ...

  4. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Data exchange hailed as 'significant step.' CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. As reported yesterday , the DDE ...

  5. CISAC and BIEM Applaud DDEX

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday (May 5) welcomed the pan-industry development of the Digital Data Exchange. CISAC and BIEM, the international umbrella groups for collecting societies, on Friday ...

  6. Industry Giants Team Up For Digital Data Exchange

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Major record labels, technology companies and publisher groups have formed a membership-based organization to create standards for communicating information necessary to license and sell digital enter Major record labels, technology companies and ...

  7. Sony BMG Reveals Q1 Financials

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Posts net income of $95 million. Sony BMG Music Entertainment posted net income of $95 million on sales of $4.3 billion for Sony Corp.’s fiscal year ended March 31. Income before taxes totaled $150 million—a figure that includes $186 million in re ...

  8. UMG Enters Video Deal With Music Choice

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal covers online playback only. Universal Music Group is licensing its music video library to Music Choice's broadband music service. Acts covered under the agreement include Ashanti, Beck, Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Emin ...

  9. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court tod ...

  10. Kazaa Faces New Court Battle

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Federal Court paves way for contempt proceedings. The full bench of the Australian Federal Court today (March 23) gave 32 record companies the green light for contempt of court proceedings against the operators of the Kazaa file sharing software. ...

  11. Cost Cutting Improves Bertelsmann's Music Profits

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Cost cutting at Sony BMG helped improve Bertelsmann's music profits in 2005, but the media giant's music sales for the year were dragged down by softness in the overall music market. Cost cutting at Sony BMG helped improve Bertelsmann’s ...

  12. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set features ...

  13. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set featu ...

  14. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST International operations report to him. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. Based in New York, Bowen ...

  15. Bowen Appointed Sony BMG COO

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yesterday (March 19) the appointment of Tim Bowen as the company's new chief operating officer, effective immediately. As anticipated, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has confirmed yeste ...

  16. More Stripes For Sony's Ienner

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is adding the title of chairman to his role as CEO. The promotion is one of the first key staffing moves from newly installed Sony BMG Music Entertainment c Sony Music Label Group U.S. head Don Ienner is ...

  17. Destiny Media Files Suit Against Musicrypt

    March 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move is to resolve a Canadian patent fight. Destiny Media Technologies filed a legal claim against Musicrypt today (March 7) to resolve a Canadian patent fight. It centers on technology that allows music to be transferred digitally over the Intern ...

  18. BMG Japan Pres Tashiro To Retire

    February 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 in order to retire, a spokesman for the Tokyo-based label said Friday (Feb. 17). BMG Japan president/CEO Hidehiko Tashiro will leave the company effective March 31 ...

  19. Schmidt-Holtz Appointed Sony BMG CEO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appointment of Rolf Schmidt-Holtz as the new chief executive officer of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, effective immediately. As anticipated, Bertelsmann confirmed today (Feb. 10) the appoin ...

  20. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  21. Sources: Sony BMG Promotes Bowen To COO

    February 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive reshuffle at the major's highest ranks, sources say. Tim Bowen will rise to the role as COO of Sony BMG Music Entertainment as part of an executive ...

  22. Exec Shake-Up At Sony BMG

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Andrew Lack's run as chief executive of Sony BMG appears to be nearing its close. Bertelsmann and Sony are close to finalizing a peace plan that would end a public feud over executive control of their Andrew Lack’s run as chief executive of S ...

  23. Hong Kong To Host Industry Summit

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the inaugural Music Matters Conference. International and Asian music business heavyweights will gather in Hong Kong from May 10 and 11 for the ina ...

  24. Sony Music Label Group Names Senior A&R VP

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Sony BMG Music Entertainment in a senior A&R capicity (Billboard, Dec. 17), has been named senior VP of A&R for the Sony Music Label Group. Michael Caplan, who left Or Music to rejoin Son ...

  25. Sony BMG Net Income Jumps In Q3

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company posted $178M on sales of $1.49B. Sony BMG Music Entertainment reported a seven-fold jump in third quarter net income thanks to increased cost savings and reduced restructuring charges. The company posted net income of $178 million on sales ...

  26. Warner/Chappell Music Appoints Senior VP

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nancy Taylor previously held positions with Arista, MCA. Warner/Chappell Music appointed Nancy Taylor senior VP, office of the chairman. She will be based in New York. Working closely with Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Richard Blackstone, Taylor wi ...

  27. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has esc Sony BMG Music Entertainment's ...

  28. Sony BMG Aus Integrates Sales, Digital

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST Retailers welcome initiative. Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Australian has integrated its sales and digital departments, effective immediately. It's a first for the Australian marketplace, where the digital music business has escalated ...

  29. Legal Matters

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent proposed settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers over CDs with faulty digital rights management software brings to mind legal issues that AOL faced a few years ago. Re The recent proposed settlement between Sony BM ...

  30. Legal Matters

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST The recent proposed settlement between Sony BMG Music Entertainment and consumers over CDs with faulty digital rights management software brings to mind legal issues that AOL faced a few years ago. Re The recent proposed settlement between Sony BM ...

  31. Sony BMG Signs Up To iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  32. Sony BMG Ends Holdout With iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  33. Destra Taps CDNow's Mayhew

    January 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has hired Clive Mayhew to the new position as GM of its Destra Media division, with effect from March. Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has hired Clive Mayh ...

  34. Tyler Appointed EVP At Sony Music

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will oversee promotion strategies. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has appointed Bruce Tyler executive VP, promotion/market strategy of Sony Music Label Group. Reporting to SMLG president Michele Anthony and based in New York, Tyler will partner with ...

  35. Unit Sales Topped Billion Mark In '05

    January 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST Total jumped 22.7% from previous year. Unit sales in 2005 topped the billion mark for the first time in the Nielsen SoundScan era, which began in May 1991. According to data released by the White Plains, N.Y.-based company, total units jumped 22.7 ...

  36. Aussies Set Record In Year-End Charts

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn.'s end of year albums chart shows domestic acts claimed a record 30 of the top 100 positions. Furthermore, the top selling album, single and music DVD of 2005 we The Australian Recording Industry Assn.&# ...

  37. Texas Bulks Up Sony BMG Suit

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Abbott files new charges. Texas attorney general Greg Abbott on Wednesday (Dec. 21) added new allegations to his state's pending lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment for causing harm to consumers who purchased copy-protected compact d ...

  38. Sony BMG, Austereo Partner On Net Channel

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader radio network Austereo have joined forces in a new Internet TV initiative. Crank TV will go live in February at www.cranktv.com.au with a one-hour looped Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader ...

  39. Sony BMG, Austereo Partner On Net Channel

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader radio network Austereo have joined forces in a new Internet TV initiative. Crank TV will go live in February at www.cranktv.com.au with a one-hour looped Sony BMG Music Entertainment and market leader ...

  40. Sony BMG Names Creative Chief For Content, DVDs

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Exec of Nat'l Geographic Channel moves to role. Andrew C. Wilk has been named chief creative officer of content, DualDisc and DVD at Sony BMG Music Entertainment. He reports to Andrew Lack, CEO of Song BMG, and will be based in New York. Wilk ...

  41. Gutirrez To Retire From Sony BMG Colombia

    December 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Label vet signed Shakira. Carlos Gutiérrez, the longtime president of Sony BMG's operation in Colombia, will retire Dec. 31, Billboard.biz has learned. Gutiérrez spent 34 years as president of CBS Records, Sony Music and finally, Sony BMG Col ...

  42. Sony BMG Copy-Protection Woes Continue

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Major identifies more titles posing problems. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has identified over two-dozen more copy-protected titles that pose a computer security risk to consumers. The latest batch of CDs come from the major label's other lea ...

  43. Retail Track

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Talk about your media events. If I ever saw a to-do that made a mountain out of a molehill, it was the press coverage of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales' use of copy-protected CDs featuring XCP dig Talk about your media events. If I ever s ...

  44. Retail Track

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Talk about your media events. If I ever saw a to-do that made a mountain out of a molehill, it was the press coverage of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales' use of copy-protected CDs featuring XCP dig Talk about your media events. If I ever s ...

  45. Retail Track

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Talk about your media events. If I ever saw a to-do that made a mountain out of a molehill, it was the press coverage of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales' use of copy-protected CDs featuring XCP dig Talk about your media events. If I ever s ...

  46. Anthony, Barnett, Walk Take New SMLG Roles

    December 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive structure in place, effective immediately. Michele Anthony has been named president of SMLG, in addition to continuing her role as COO of the group and Sony Music Label Group U.S. has a new executive ...

  47. Destra Acquires Aussie Indie Rajon

    November 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Publicly-listed Australian Internet and E-commerce company Destra Corporation has signaled its plans to expand into the digital music and mobile phone content markets with the purchase of Sydney's Raj Publicly-listed Australian Internet and E ...

  48. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation Nov. 18 that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged "muscling" pr WASHINGTON, D.C. -- A leading lawmak ...

  49. Texas Sues Sony BMG

    November 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Civil suit filed for hiding "spyware" software. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a civil lawsuit on Monday against Sony BMG Music Entertainment for hiding "spyware" software on its compact discs in a bid to thwart music ...

  50. Senator Introduces Payola Bill

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Labels, indie promoters not focus.' A leading lawmaker long critical of the negative fallout of radio consolidation introduced legislation today (Nov. 18) that seeks to close the loopholes on payola-like practices and stop alleged " ...

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