Sony Music International

  1. Philip Ginthor Named CEO of Sony Music GSA

    August 09, 2011 3:40 PM EDT Philip Ginthör, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA. Philip Ginthör has been named CEO of Sony Music Entertainment GSA (Germany, Switzerland and Austria), succeeding Edgar Berger, who was officially named CEO and Chairman of Sony Music Internation ...

  2. South African Duo Scores Global Sony Deal

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT South African-based identical twins Andrew and Brian Chaplin have signed a worldwide deal as Locnville with Sony Music International. The New York-born 19-year-olds will see their debut electronic and hip-hop album, "Sun In My Pocket," r ...

  3. Sony Sweden, Mr Radar Launch New Label

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sony Music Sweden has joined with Stockholm-based publishing and management company Mr Radar to launch a new artist development label. The Svedala label will be operated by Mr Radar in separate offices, but will utilize Sony Sweden's manageme ...

  4. Shazam Recruits Orange Exec Pride

    March 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Shazam, the mobile-to-Web music services provider, has recruited Dominic Pride from Orange as director of product marketing. Until recently, Pride was head of music market development for Orange's content division. His role at London-based Sh ...

  5. Plantinga Upped At Universal Netherlands

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Netherlands has appointed Norbert Plantinga to be its new managing director. Plantinga, who reports to UM Netherlands president/CEO Kees van der Hoeven, begins his new position from June 1 and will be based in Baarn. The 34-year-ol ...

  6. Rodgers, Ramone Line-Up For 'Production Magic'

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producers Niles Rodgers and Phil Ramone are among the keynote speakers for "Production Magic," a Nov. 11 discussion forum in London focused on the role of producers in the changing recorded- Legendary producers Niles Rodgers an ...

  7. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  8. Finland's Apocalyptica Signs With 20-20

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Finnish "cello rock" group Apocalyptica has signed a worldwide, multi-album recording deal with 20-20 Entertainment, Martin Dodd's New York-based joint venture with Sony BMG International. Finnish "cello rock" group Apocal ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Denekamp Splits With Sony BMG

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Richard Denekamp has left the company, sources tell Billboard.biz. Hong Kong-based Denekamp was elevated in a management reshuffle last September to oversee Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Ri ...

  11. Denekamp Splits With Sony BMG

    July 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Richard Denekamp has left the company, sources tell Billboard.biz. Hong Kong-based Denekamp was elevated in a management reshuffle last September to oversee Sony BMG Music Entertainment Asia president Ri ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Grokster: Tech Companies Respond

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Concerns about innovation abound. Filetrading companies were less than thrilled with today's Supreme Court (June 27) ruling against fellow P2P company Grokster. But they weren't alone in expressing concern about how the decision may chal ...

  14. Sony BMG Appoints Brazil Chiefs

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Schiavo, Ridgely to lead territory. Sony BMG has named its management team in Brazil. Alexandre Schiavo has been appointed GM, and Kevin Ridgely executive VP. Schiavo will manage Brazilian operations, overseeing marketing, strategic marketing and ...

  15. Sony BMG Names Catalog Marketing Execs

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rubin to serve as senior VP. Sony BMG Entertainment has made four appointments in international catalog marketing. Stuart Rubin has been named senior VP of the international catalog marketing group, and Roger Menz VP of strategic projects. Tim Fra ...

  16. Sony BMG Names Catalog Marketing Execs

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rubin to serve as senior VP. Sony BMG Entertainment has made four appointments in international catalog marketing. Stuart Rubin has been named senior VP of the international catalog marketing group, and Roger Menz VP of strategic projects. Tim Fra ...

  17. Sony BMG Unveils Global Marketing Team

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoire around the world. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its new global marketing team, which will work the company's repertoi ...

  18. Sources: Barnett To Be Epic Prez

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic Records Group. Sources say Barnett -- currently Epic executive VP/GM -- will report to Sony Music Label Group U.S. president/CEO Don Ienner. Look for Steve Barnett to be named president of Epic ...

  19. EMI Music Latin America Names Biz-Affairs Exec

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Latin America has appointed Ed McCardell VP business affairs, based in Miami. EMI Music Latin America has appointed Ed McCardell VP business affairs, based in Miami. McCardell will oversee all legal and business-affairs matters for EMI&# ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Nurse Named To Sony SVP Post

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tracy Nurse has been named senior VP, international marketing, for Sony Music Label Group. Tracy Nurse has been named senior VP, international marketing, for Sony Music Label Group. Nurse is based in New York and reports jointly to president/CEO D ...

  22. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  23. Sony BMG Names Latin Execs

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointments. Frank Welzer, the newly named head of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's Latin operations, has made three key appointment ...

  24. EMI Latin America Names VP

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Latin America has named Ed McCardell as VP of business affairs. He will oversee all legal and business affairs for the region, which encompasses 12 countries, as well as the U.S. Latin marke EMI Music Latin America has named Ed McCardell ...

  25. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. The executives' titles have yet to be determined. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper t ...

  26. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  27. Sony BMG Taps Leaders For Non-U.S. Regions

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has operations outside the United States. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named its upper tier of management for the territories in which it has o ...

  28. Sony BMG Int'l To Report To Smellie

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Post-merger decisions being implemented. With the integration of the Sony BMG Music Entertainment joint venture underway, some decisions are starting to leak from the company. In the wake of the expected departures of Sony Music International chai ...

  29. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expected The management restructuring has begun at the n ...

  30. Sources: Bowlin, Dobbis To Exit Sony Int'l

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony building to serve as merged major's HQ. The management restructuring has begun at the new Sony BMG Music Entertainment, sources say. At New York-based Sony Music International, chairman Bob Bowlin and president Rick Dobbis are not expect ...

  31. Latin Vet Ricky Correoso Dead At 57

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin music executive Ricky Correoso died Friday (July 30) in Miami after a long fight with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 57 years old. Veteran Latin music executive Ricky Correoso died Friday (July 30) in Miami after a long fight with pulmon ...

  32. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  33. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  34. Dublin Seminar Tackles Global Piracy

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With international pirates becoming increasingly sophisticated, law enforcement agencies, governments and intellectual-property rights owners must step up their efforts and their cooperation to succes LONDON -- With international pirates becoming ...

  35. Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 Trillion In 2008

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The global entertainment and media industries generated revenues of $1.23 trillion in 2003, and that figure is expected to grow to $1.67 trillion by 2008, according to a new study issued by PriceWater Study: Global Entertainment Biz To Hit $1.67 T ...

  36. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  37. Anti-Piracy Conference Addresses Int'l Concerns

    July 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International cooperation and widespread government action is the only way to curve worldwide piracy, delegates attending a recent World Anti-Piracy Enforcement Conference were told. International cooperation and widespread government action is th ...

  38. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  39. Sony Signs Repertoire Deal For Napster U.K.

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to license repertoire to the Napster U.K. online music service. Sony is the first of the five majors to announce a repertoire deal for the service, which is expecte Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to license ...

  40. Sony Agrees Repertoire Deal For Napster U.K.

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to license repertoire to the Napster U.K. online music service. Sony is the first of the five majors to announce a content deal for the service, which is expected t Sony Music Entertainment has agreed to license ...

  41. Key Execs To Take Part In Music & Money Symposium

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis, Clear Channel Entertainment CEO Brian Becker and EMI Music Publishing CEO Martin Bandier are among the key executives set to participate in the third an Sony Music International president Rick Dobbis ...

  42. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&amp;R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  43. Sony Confirms Martin Dodd In Global A&R Role

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST As first revealed in Billboard in January, Sony Music International (SMI) confirmed today that Martin Dodd is joining the company as senior VP of worldwide A&amp;R. Based in London and in New York, he As first revealed in Billboard in January, ...

  44. SMI Names VP Of Artist Development, Marketing

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development and marketing. Sony Music International (SMI) has appointed Brian Celler to the newly created position of VP of artist development ...