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  1. Sony Corp. Taps Stringer As Chairman/CEO

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer to succeed Nobuyuki Idei as chairman/CEO. Welsh-born Stringer, who holds dual British and American citizenship, will become the first non-Japanese executiv Sony Corp. has appointed Sir Howard Stringer t ...

  2. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music & Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew L ...

  3. Lack: Sony BMG Exploring Film/TV Biz

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Projects will incorporate music acts. Sony BMG is getting into the film and television business, CEO Andrew Lack told attendees of the daylong Billboard Music & Money Symposium today (March 3) in New York. In a keynote Q&A session with Loe ...

  4. French Consumers' Group Sues Apple, Sony

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST French consumers' group UFC-Que Choisir has launched separate legal proceedings against Apple France and Sony Corp., accusing them of "segmenting the online music market to the detriment of consumers. LONDON -- French consumers' gro ...

  5. French Consumers' Group Sues Apple, Sony

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cases claim lack of interoperability. French consumers' group UFC-Que Choisir has launched separate legal proceedings against Apple France and Sony Corp., accusing them of "segmenting the online music market to the detriment of consumers ...

  6. French Consumers' Group Sues Apple, Sony

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST French consumers' group UFC-Que Choisir has launched separate legal proceedings against Apple France and Sony Corp., accusing them of "segmenting the online music market to the detriment of consumers. French consumers' group UFC-Que ...

  7. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  8. Sony Earns $11M From Sony BMG In Q3

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST SMEJ reports sales gains. Sony Corp. reports that Sony BMG recorded third-quarter revenues of $1.5 billion and net income of $21 million for the three months ended Dec. 31, 2004. This includes $168 million in restructuring charges before taxes. As ...

  9. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  10. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  11. Sony Ramps Up Development Of Digital Service, Players

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST New unit combines Japanese, U.S. operations. Sony Corp. reportedly has set up an operating unit that will focus on developing portable hard-drive players and corresponding digital entertainment services for music, movies and more. The new division ...

  12. MGM Deal Sails Through Shareholder Vote

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM shareholders on Dec. 17 approved the takeover proposal of $12 per share offered in September by Sony Corp. and its investment partners. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- MGM shareholders on Dec. 17 approved the takeover proposal of $12 per share off ...

  13. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  14. Eisner Testifies At Disney Trial

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney Co. CEO Michael Eisner tried to turn back years of criticism Nov. 15 by insisting that he was neither rash nor selfish in hiring friend Michael Ovitz as president of the company in October (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt Disney Co. CE ...

  15. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG parent Bertelsmann today (Nov. 9) posted a 14% boost in core earnings in the three months to September compared to the previous year. "Special effects" from the merger of BMG with Sony Corp.'s mu BMG parent Bertelsmann today (No ...

  16. Bertelsmann's Q3 Earnings Up

    November 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG parent Bertelsmann today (Nov. 9) posted a 14% boost in core earnings in the three months to September compared to the previous year. "Special effects" from the merger of BMG with Sony Corp.'s mu BMG parent Bertelsmann today (No ...

  17. Six Studios Drop Most-Favored-Nation Clauses in EU

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission closed antitrust cases Oct. 26 against six major Hollywood studios after they agreed to drop clauses in contracts with pay television operators that the EU claimed artificially (The Hollywood Reporter, AP) -- The European C ...

  18. JVC Jumps On Blu-Ray Bandwagon

    October 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing the high-definition Blu-ray DVD format. JVC has become the 14th manufacturer to join the Blu-ray Disc Assn. (BDA), the group that is developing ...

  19. Sony BMG Names Additional Execs

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT <b>Lisa Weiss</b> has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, reporting to CEO Andrew Lack. Legal: Lisa Weiss has been named senior VP/general counsel/secretary of Sony BMG Music Entertainment, r ...

  20. Fox Gets On Board With Blu-Ray

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray Disc Founders Group. Fox becomes the first major studio to collaborate on the high-definition home-video format outside of Sony Pictures, whose sister comp Twentieth Century Fox has joined the Blu-ray D ...

  21. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting to M In another integration move, Sony BMG Music En ...

  22. Sony BMG Names Distribution Co-Presidents

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Katz, Frohlich take on expanded responsibilities. In another integration move, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its respective distribution heads, Bill Frohlich and Jordan Katz, as co-presidents of its distribution sales efforts, reporting t ...

  23. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  24. DRM Concerns Prompt EU To Examine Microsoft-Time Warner Deal

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Software giant Microsoft Corp. and media and entertainment powerhouse Time Warner Inc. ran into fresh trouble with the European Union on Aug. 25, as antitrust regulators ordered an in-depth probe of t BRUSSELS (AP) -- Software giant Microsoft Corp ...

  25. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  26. It's Official: Sony BMG Is Born

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and BMG was completed today (Aug. 5). The new company, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, is based in New York and is 50% owned by Bertelsmann and 50% owned by Son The long-anticipated merger of Sony Music and ...

  27. Sony Music Q1 Sales Up, Loss Down

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Parent Sony Corp. also shows gains. Sony Corp. posted net income of 23.3 billion yen ($215 million) on sales of 1.6 trillion yen ($14.9 billion) in its fiscal first quarter, which ended June 30. The results represent a significant increase from th ...

  28. Reports: Sony, BMG To Cut 2,000 Staffers

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go as a result of the Sony Music-BMG merger, sources said. The combined company is expected to reap cost savings of $300 million-$360 million a year, accordi About 2,000 staffers worldwide will be let go ...

  29. Apple's iPod Minis Drop Worldwide July 24

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital-music player available internationally starting July 24. A spokesperson for the computer giant says prices will vary for each territory. The mini portabl Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital ...

  30. Apple's iPod Minis Drop Worldwide July 24

    July 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital-music player available internationally starting July 24. A spokesperson for the computer giant says prices will vary for each territory. The mini portabl Apple Computer will make its iPod mini digital ...

  31. Sony Connects With U.K., France, Germany

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Connect, the online music store operated by Sony Corp.'s Sony Network Services (SNS), quietly entered the European market today (July 5). The download service, which was expected to roll out in June, Connect, the online music store operated b ...

  32. Sony Connects With U.K., France, Germany

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Connect, the online music store operated by Sony Corp.'s Sony Network Services (SNS), quietly entered the European market today (July 5). The download service, which was expected to roll out in June, Connect, the online music store operated b ...

  33. Sony Connects With U.K., France, Germany

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Connect, the online music store operated by Sony Corp.'s Sony Network Services (SNS), quietly entered the European market today (July 5). The download service, which was expected to roll out in June, Connect, the online music store operated b ...

  34. Sony Enters Digital-Player Market With New Walkman

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The iPod may finally have a serious competitor. The company that brought us the Walkman is entering the hard-disk music player arena now dominated by its trendsetting rival Apple Computer. The iPod may finally have a serious competitor. The compan ...

  35. Sony Enters Digital-Player Market With New Walkman

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The iPod may finally have a serious competitor. The company that brought us the Walkman is entering the hard-disk music player arena now dominated by its trendsetting rival Apple Computer. The iPod may finally have a serious competitor. The compan ...

  36. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  37. Matsushita Unveils Blu-ray Disc Recorder

    June 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. today (June 30) unveiled a large-capacity optical disc recorder that can record 4.5 hours of digital high-definition TV programs on a single disc using "Blu-ray" tec Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. t ...

  38. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and other me A consortium of the world's largest ...

  39. Electronics Firms Take Steps Toward Compatibility

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Consortium establishes standards for new devices. A consortium of the world's largest computer and electronics companies yesterday (June 22) established ground rules for building compatible electronic devices that can share movies, music and ...

  40. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  41. Sue D'Agostino Joins Virgin Mobile

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. Virgin Mobile USA has tagged industry veteran Sue D'Agostino as public relations director of its brand team. The Warren, N.J.-ba ...

  42. Sony Connect Confirms Indie Content Deals

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed content deals with three key European independent label associations. As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed ...

  43. Sony Connect Confirms Indie Content Deals

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed content deals with three key European independent label associations. As expected, Sony Corp.'s new pan-European digital music service Connect has signed ...

  44. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its ...

  45. Sony Connect Set To Ink Euro Content Deals: Sources

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Service eyes indie content from U.K., France, Germany. Sony Corp.'s digital music service Sony Connect is poised to announce its first label agreements ahead of its planned launch in Europe, Billboard.biz has learned. According to sources, Co ...

  46. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  47. EC Issues Objections To Sony BMG Merger

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainment confirmed today (May 24) that they have received the European Commission's Statement of Objections concerning the proposed merger of their recorded music di Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  48. Sony Confirms Exclusive Talks To Buy MGM

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negotiations with movie studio Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer on a possible takeover that could bolster its film library but put a dent in its finances. Sony Corp. said today (May 19) it is in exclusive negot ...

  49. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

  50. Blu-ray Disc Group Expanding Promotion Efforts

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other technology firms have created a new organization to promote the next-generation Blu-ray optical disc format, according to an industry group representing th Sony Corp., Matsushita, Samsung and 10 other t ...

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