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  1. Muzicall Plans To Offer Mobile Playback Tones

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two of the major labels and several independents are in talks to supply content to new mobile-music service provider Muzicall. The U.K.-based start-up, which launched yesterday (Feb. 10), is led by CE Two of the major labels and several independen ...

  2. Muzicall Plans To Offer Mobile Playback Tones

    February 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Two of the major labels and several independents are in talks to supply content to new mobile-music service provider Muzicall. The U.K.-based start-up, which launched yesterday (Feb. 10), is led by CE Two of the major labels and several independen ...

  3. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music will announce today that they are launching the talent contest "Radio Star." The competition will air as a one-hour weekly radio show hosted by "American Idol's" Rya Clear Channel Radio a ...

  4. Clear Channel, Sony Start Talent Contest

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio and Sony Music are pairing to launch "Radio Star," a talent contest that begins on Feb. 16. Developed by Clear Channel's Premiere Radio Networks, the competition will incorporate a Clear Channel Radio and Sony Mu ...

  5. Def Jam Prez Kevin Liles Exits Post

    February 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has resigned his post. He exits Universal Music Group less than two weeks after Island Def Jam Music Group chairman/CEO Lyor Cohen left the major to take over as Def Jam/Def Soul president Kevin Liles has res ...

  6. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  7. Update: Arista, RCA/J, Jive Under Clive's Control

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG, which is continuing to streamline its operations ahead of a merger with Sony Music, has tapped Clive Davis as chairman/CEO of BMG North America. The restructuring puts the operations of Arista, R BMG, which is continuing to streamline its ope ...

  8. Napster Prez/COO Bebel Exits

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Mike Bebel is leaving his post as president/COO of Napster. He will stay on in a transitional role for a short period. Brad Duea ...

  9. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  10. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  11. Sources: Sony-BMG Prelim Ruling Date Set

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue its preliminary ruling on the proposed Sony Music-BMG merger on Feb. 12, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition division is expected to issue i ...

  12. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  13. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  14. OutKast Reclaims Albums Chart Peak

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST OutKast's two-CD set "Speakerboxxx/The Love Below" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 with a 3-1 jump. U.S. sales of the Arista album are down just 4% from last week to 97,000 copies, according t OutKast's two-CD set " ...

  15. Univision Tops 2003 Latin Sales

    January 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a first, an independent label has taken the lead in sales of Latin music in the U.S. California-based indie Univision Music Group, founded three years ago, was the top-selling label in the genre la In a first, an independent label has taken the ...

  16. Steinkamp In At BMG G/S/A; Cuts Hit Latin Staff

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, will temporarily fill the void left by the departure of BMG Germany/Switzerland/Austria president Thomas Stein. New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, wil ...

  17. Stein Out At BMG

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Thomas Stein, Munich-based president of BMG for Germany/Switzerland/Austria, has split from the major. New York-based Maarten Steinkamp, president of BMG International, will temporarily oversee Stein' Thomas Stein, Munich-based president of B ...

  18. 'Christ' Finds Home At Sony

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Music and Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Music will release the soundtrack to Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of Christ," Billboard.biz has learned. Sony Music and Mobile, Ala.-based Integrity Music will release the ...

  19. L.A. Reid Out At Arista

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in the wake of Antonio "L.A." Reid's exit as president/CEO. BMG COO Michael Smellie will oversee Arista Records' executive management team in t ...

  20. Sprint Service To Offer WMG Content

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Music Group is the third major record company to sign on for Sprint's Music Tones ringer service. Universal Music Group and Sony are also on board. Bulletin has exclusively learned that Warner Musi ...

  21. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

  22. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's com ...

  23. EU Regulators To Review Sony, BMG Merger

    January 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Competition commission officially notified Bertelsmann AG and Sony Corp. have officially notified the European Union's competition commission of their plans to combine their recorded music businesses. A Bertelsmann spokesman confirms that the ...

  24. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  25. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop files suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and co ...

  26. Belgian Body Sues 4 Majors

    January 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop brings suit Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop is suing four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder playback on car stereos and c ...

  27. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

  28. IFPI Hits Russian CD Plant With Counterfeiting Claims

    December 23, 2003 12:00 AM EST In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for the first time against an optical disc plant in the country. In the latest crackdown on music piracy in Russia, the IFPI has begun civil proceedings for th ...

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