Sony BMG Music Entertainment

  1. Indie Sues Sony BMG Over Payola

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A Tarzana, Calif.-based independent label has filed an antitrust suit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment, alleging that the major label's radio promotion activities are anticompetitive. A Tarzana, Calif.-based independent label has filed an ...

  2. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  3. Warner Wins Lawsuit Vs Chinese Karaoke Chain

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been playing tracks owned by the label without permission. Warner Music Hong Kong has won a copyright suit against a Chinese karaoke chain which had been pla ...

  4. Clear Channel Dismisses Two After Payola Investigation

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel has announced the results of an internal investigation into allegations raised by a legal settlement between New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and Sony BMG Music Entertainmen WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Clear Channel has announce ...

  5. Report: Bertelsmann Wants Lack Out At Sony BMG

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Does not want to renew CEO's contract. Germany's Bertelsmann has told its music business partner Sony Corp. it does not want to renew the contract of CEO Andrew Lack to run the unit, according to a Monday report in The New York Times cit ...

  6. Sony BMG Readies UMD Titles

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Releases for PlayStation Portable. Sony BMG Music Entertainment is planning to release at least eight Universal Media Disc (UMD) titles for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) by the end of the year. Slated for distribution are music video compilations ...

  7. Katrina, Indecency Put Payola On Hold

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two months after New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer unveiled a landmark $10 million settlement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the Federal Communications Commission has yet to exa NEW YORK -- Nearly two months after New York s ...

  8. Indies Clear P2P Distribution

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group are among the latest indie label groups clearing their content for distribution through legitimate P2P services. Each company has inked a deal with San Matador Records, V2 Music and the Beggars Group ...

  9. Record Labels Sue Baidu

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The four largest record companies have sued Baidu.com Inc. for copyright infringement, alleging the Chinese Internet search engine has been illegally providing links to free digital music downloads, a NEW YORK (Reuters) -- The four largest record ...

  10. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire f ...

  11. Sony BMG's Latin Region Chairman/CEO To Retire

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Frank J. Welzer will exit at the end of 2005. Frank J. Welzer, chairman/CEO of Sony BMG's Latin region, will retire from the company at the end of 2005, ending a 37-year tenure with CBS, Sony Music and Sony BMG. Taking over the duties as head ...

  12. Namco, Sony Settle Pac-Man Music Suit

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Namco America and Sony BMG Music Entertainment said Aug. 22 they settled a lawsuit in which Namco charged that a Sony BMG artist used sounds from its popular Pac-Man arcade game in violation of intell SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) -- Namco America and S ...

  13. The Beat

    August 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Despite cutbacks resulting in the loss of more than 2,000 jobs since Sony and BMG merged last August, Sony BMG Music Entertainment chief executive Andy Lack has steadfastly maintained that the layoffs Despite cutbacks resulting in the loss of more ...

  14. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications Commission c NEW YORK -- Under pressure to act upon pa ...

  15. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  16. FCC Chairman Calls For Federal Payola Investigation

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Evidence of violations will bring 'swift action.' Under pressure to act upon payola allegations uncovered in the wake of Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s settlement with New York state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer, Federal Communications ...

  17. Payola Probe Fallout Begins

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer creates some waves as he settled the state's payola probe against Sony BMG Music Entertainment. NEW YORK -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has settled the state's payola probe against Sony ...

  18. XM Grabs Sony BMG VP

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nathaniel Brown takes senior VP communications post. XM Satellite Radio has named Nathaniel Brown to be senior VP of corporate communications. Brown will be based in New York City. Brown has more than 12 years of experience in entertainment media ...

  19. Alleged Gifts To Radio: Trips, Electronics, Plasma TVs

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Documents released as part of settlement. In black and white, New York state Attorney General office documents reveal numerous radio stations and programmers that are alleged to have accepted gifts, including electronics, vacations, airfare, hotel ...

  20. Sony BMG Promotion Exec Exiting

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Spitzer: "Investigations go way beyond Sony BMG." One of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's top radio promotion executives is exiting his post in the wake yesterday's disclosure that the major label will pay a $10 million fine to s ...

  21. Sony BMG Names Feature Films Senior VP

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sondervan part of two-part plan. Completing a two-part plan to expand its entertainment sector, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Sofia Sondervan as senior VP of feature films. Sondervan is the movie counterpart to Jeremiah Bosgang, who was n ...

  22. Spitzer Evidence To Be Handed Over To FCC

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Full-on federal investigation expected. Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein says Elliot Spitzer has given the Federal Communications Commission "an arsenal of smoking guns" to amp up federal payola enforcement. Reacting to Monday’s settlemen ...

  23. Sony BMG Agrees to $10M 'Payola' Settlement

    July 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT One of the nation's biggest music companies, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, agreed Monday to pay $10 million and to stop paying radio station employees to feature its artists to settle an investigation One of the nation's biggest music co ...

  24. Sony BMG Near Radio Tactics Settlement

    July 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Company expected to admit misconduct. New York state's attorney general and Sony BMG Music Entertainment are close to a settlement over accusations that the record company giant used improper tactics to influence radio programmers to play its ...

  25. Top Sony BMG Exec To Depart

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons, <i>Billboard</i> has learned. Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end o ...

  26. Top Sony BMG Exec To Depart

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Smellie to exit company end of year. Sony BMG Music Entertainment COO Michael Smellie is exiting the company at the end of the year, citing personal reasons, Billboard has learned. Smellie is the highest-ranking former BMG executive involv ...

  27. DualDisc: Delivering Value

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The creative possibilities are endless, and the potential for DualDisc has already been demonstrated. If you don't believe me, try listening to Miles Davis' timeless recording "Kind of Blue" in sparkl Fred Fox is executive VP o ...

  28. Behind the Deal: The Grokster Decision -- An Interview with Andrew Lack

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Andrew Lack shared his thoughts with <i>Bill After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with ...

  29. Harry Fox Agency Names VP Of Client Relations

    June 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Paul Gilbert exits Sony BMG to accept post. Paul Gilbert joins the Harry Fox Agency as VP of client relations & index. He will provide day-to-day management, planning, direction and leadership to the department, reporting to Edward Hunt Jr., s ...

  30. Sony BMG Eyes Legal Version Of Grokster

    June 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Andy Lack: "I'm hopeful we will move forward..." Sony BMG's chief executive said Monday the record label wants to move forward with a legal version of the Grokster file sharing service, despite a U.S. Supreme Court decision tha ...

  31. GROKSTER COVERAGE: Official Responses

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups, Congressional leaders and other interested parties offer early responses. Bo Andersen, president of the Video Software Dealers Association (VSDA) "VSDA is gratified that the Supreme Court has cleared the way for those who intent ...

  32. Sony BMG Ent. Sales Names Executive VP/GM

    June 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales. Lucas, who was previously senior VP of national sales and marketing, will oversee all aspects of SONY BMG’s sales oper Jim Lucas has been named executive VP/GM of Sony ...

  33. Jim Lucas Moving To VP/GM Role

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jim Lucas is expected to be named executive VP/GM of Sony BMG Music Entertainment Sales, replacing Bob Morelli who went over to head up sister distribution company RED. Lucas, who is senior VP of nati Jim Lucas is expected to be named executive VP ...

  34. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. NEW YORK -- Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red Distribution, replacin ...

  35. Sony BMG Creates Television Exec VP Role

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label expanding entertainment sector. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has created a new audio visual unit and named Jeremiah Bosgang to the newly-created position of television executive VP. Based in Santa Monica, Calif., he will report to company CE ...

  36. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijaci&#243;n Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  37. Red Names Bob Morelli Executive VP/GM

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replaces Ken Antonelli who resigned June 2. Bob Morelli has been named executive VP/GM of Red, replacing Ken Antonelli who resigned as president of the Sony BMG Sales Enterprise Unit on June 2. In taking on his new responsibilities, Morelli leaves ...

  38. Sony/ATV Appoints Digital Biz VP

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony/ATV Music Publishing has tapped a technology veteran to oversee its digital business strategy and revenues worldwide. Lauren Berkowitz, Sony/ATV's new VP of global digital business previously ser Sony/ATV Music Publishing has tapped a te ...

  39. Sony BMG France Promotes Lameignère, Waignier

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French industry executives Christophe Lameign&#232;re and Christophe Waignier have been promoted as part of a management realignment at Sony BMG Music France, the major said May 31. Veteran French industry executives Christophe Lameign ...

  40. Sony BMG Names New German Prez

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, effective Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at ...

  41. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. LONDON -- The Sanctuary Group confirmed June 3 that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary tal ...

  42. Sony BMG Names New German Pres

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management void at the top of its German affiliate with the appointment of Edgar Berger as president of Sony BMG Germany, with effect from Sept. 1. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has filled the management ...

  43. Lameignère, Waignier Elevated At Sony BMG France

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French industry executives Christophe Lameign&#232;re and Christophe Waignier have been elevated as part of a management realignment at Sony BMG Music France, the major said today (May 31). Veteran French industry executives Christophe ...

  44. Jury Awards $5 Million To Cleveland's Popovich

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich learned what his label's logo on a CD is worth. A federal jury on May 27 awarded him more than $5 million after the predecessor label of Sony BMG M NEW YORK -- Cleveland International Recor ...

  45. Sony BMG, AOL Near VOD Deal

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As expected, America Online is inching closer to finalizing an agreement for video-on-demand rights to Sony BMG Music Entertainment repertoire, published reports say. NEW YORK -- As expected, America Online is inching closer to finalizing an agree ...

  46. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anth Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker e ...

  47. Jury Awards $5 Million To Cleveland's Popovich

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Owner wins suit against Sony BMG. Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich learned what his label’s logo on a CD is worth. A federal jury today (May 27) awarded Cleveland International Records owner Steve Popovich more than $5 million ...

  48. Sony BMG's Lack Expects More Cost Savings

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than it originally expected from the merger that created the record company 10 months ago, but meaningful revenue gains for both itself and the industry are s Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than ...

  49. Sony Music Names Business, Legal Exec VP

    May 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walker will oversee department. Sony Music Label Group has named Jeff Walker executive VP of business and legal affairs in the United States. Walker is based in New York and jointly reports to Sony Music Label Group COO Michele Anthony and Ron Wil ...

  50. Sony BMG Names Business, Legal Senior VP

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Danny Wynn has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Danny Wynn has been named senior VP of business and legal affairs for Sony BMG Music Entertainment. Wynn, who held a similar position at Sony Music ...

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