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  1. MySpace To Develop Digital Music Player?

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST MySpace, the popular online social network owned by Rupert Murdoch's News Corp, could develop a digital music player in the future, pitting it against Apple Inc's hot-selling iPod. But there are no immediate plans to make or sell such a ...

  2. Brown Beefs Up Slicethepie Exec Team

    June 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Slicethepie has recruited Pandora Media managing director Paul Brown to drive the U.K.-based Web A&R-platform's business development and commercial partnerships. Brown, who joins the Slicethepie board as commercial director, will combine ...

  3. Sony BMG, 3 Team For Mobile Ad-Supported Video Service

    March 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The space for mobile ad-supported music content in Britain is heating up. Through a partnership with Sony BMG Music U.K., mobile operator 3 has launched an ad-supported, commercial mobile music video service for its three million-plus British cust ...

  4. Majors Sign Up With Euro Web Community

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Three of the four majors and various independents have signed deals with the online European music community MusicMakesFriends.com. Universal Music, Sony BMG Music and EMI Music have made their entire digital catalog available to the web platform, ...

  5. BRITs Go Live Again In 2008

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards will return with a live TV broadcast next year, with confirmation today that the event will be staged at London's Earls Court on Feb. 20. National broadcaster ITV has also signed a three-year deal to screen the awards, organis ...

  6. Delta's 'Life' Bows At No. 1

    September 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pop singer Delta Goodrem has notched up her eighth chart-topping single in her native Australia. Her latest track, "In This Life" (Sony BMG Music), this week debuts at No. 1 on the Motorola Australian Recording industry Association Top 1 ...

  7. Sony BMG, Dada Team For Mobile Venture

    July 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music is creating a direct-to-consumer mobile content service in partnership with technology firm Dada. The two have agreed to form a joint venture, called Dada Entertainment, which will enable Sony BMG to sell such mobile entertainment c ...

  8. Sony BMG Sues DRM Provider

    July 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music and BMG Music are suing two of the companies involved with the label's ill-fated effort to place DRM protections on its CDs. Amergence Technologies, formerly SunnComm International, and its sales agent MediaMax Technology, were ...

  9. Bandier Lands Atop Sony/ATV

    February 26, 2007 12:00 AM EST Marty Bandier will be running Sony/ATV Music Publishing after he exits EMI Music Publishing, the company he helped build over the last 18 years into the world's largest publisher. According to sources close to the situation, Bandier will beco ...

  10. The Youngbloods, Allman Brothers Band Sue Sony BMG

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST The Youngbloods and the Allman Brothers Band have filed a class action suit against Sony BMG Music over the amount of royalties paid to BMG artists for digital downloads. The suit mirrors the one filed by the Allman Brothers and Cheap Trick last y ...

  11. IMPALA To Meet With EC Commissioner

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST IMPALA leaders plan to meet with the European Commissioner in charge of competition on Friday (Feb. 23), Billboard.biz has learned. They intend to discuss a proposed framework to resolve objections that the independent music trade group has -- or ...

  12. Sony BMG Canada, Japan Name New Execs

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG has named new toppers for its Canadian operation Sony BMG Music Canada, as well as it Japanese affiliate, BMG Japan. Shane Carter and Neil Foster have been named co-presidents of Sony BMG Music Canada Inc. Both executives report to Sony B ...

  13. Sony BMG To Be Sued For Racial Discrimination

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST A former BMG marketing rep is expected to file a racial discrimination lawsuit against Sony BMG Music this week in a New York federal court for wrongfully terminating her after the 2004 merger of Sony and BMG. The suit follows the U.S. Equal Emplo ...

  14. Impala Gathers Findings On UMG/BMG Pub Merger

    November 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pan-European independent music companies' trade association Impala is calling on its membership to respond with any grievances in light of Universal Music Group's planned acquisition of BMG Music Publ Pan-European independent music compa ...

  15. VU Awaits Dec. 8 Ruling On BMG Pub Buy

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST EC sets provisional deadline. Vivendi's Universal Music Group should learn whether the European Commission approves its purchase of BMG Music Publishing by Dec. 8, the provisional deadline set by the EC to issue its ruling. UMG successfully b ...

  16. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  17. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  18. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Executive may play into WMG plans. Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Bandier over WMG ...

  19. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Band Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairm ...

  20. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  21. Greenberg To Exit Sony BMG

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Columbia president will depart post June 9. Steve Greenberg will exit Sony BMG Music Entertainment Friday (June 9) according to a high level source. Greenberg was brought into the company as president of Columbia Records in January 2005 by then So ...

  22. Ienner, Anthony Exit Sony BMG

    June 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz and Sony Music’s two highest ranking creative executives has reached its breaking point. Don Ienner, the S The apparent power struggle between new Sony BMG ...

  23. Canadian Indies Exit CRIA

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Artists represented include Sum 41, Rush. Six leading Canadian independent labels have resigned from Canada's music trade association, the Canadian Recording Industry Assn. (CRIA). The six companies are: Anthem Records, True North Records, Li ...

  24. Sony BMG U.K. Reorganizes Music Division

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its frontline music divisions into two new label groups, with effect from Jan. 31. The two units, Columbia Label Group and the RCA Label Group, will operate Sony BMG Entertainment U.K. is to organize its ...

  25. AG Filing Against Warner Music: Down And Dirty

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Bribes included trips, tix, computers, TVs, iPods, etc. New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer's charges against Warner Music Group run along similar lines to those hefted against Sony BMG Music earlier this year: inappropriate lavish ...

  26. Japan's BMG Funhouse Undergoes Name-Change

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BMG Funhouse, Sony BMG Music's Tokyo-based affiliate, will formally change its name to BMG Japan on Oct. 1. BMG Funhouse, Sony BMG Music's Tokyo-based affiliate, will formally change its name to BMG Japan on Oct. 1. In 1996, the then-BMG ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. Major Label Deals Legitimize iMesh

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Licensing agreements inked with Sony BMG, Universal. Once the target of a music-industry anti-piracy campaign, peer-to-peer file trading service iMesh unveiled a licensing deal with Sony BMG Music on July 11, and is days from announcing a similar ...

  29. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, on March 17 said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer service (Reuters) -- Snocap, the latest venture of Nap ...

  30. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer se Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator ...

  31. Snocap Reaches Deal With Indies

    March 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artemis, TVT others sign up. Snocap, the latest venture of Napster creator Shawn Fanning, today (March 17) said it had reached deals with various independent labels to facilitate the distribution of their music on peer-to-peer services. Earlier th ...

  32. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...

  33. Sony BMG Names Canada Execs

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music Canada, has announced the company's management structure. Meanwhile, as many as 60 of the 235 Sony and BMG Canadian staffers have been pink-slipped, and more Lisa Zbitnew, president of Sony BMG Music ...