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  1. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  2. EC To Clear Sony/BMG Merger July 20: Sources

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will be formally confirmed by the European Commission on July 20, sources say. The 30 Commissioners, meeting in Strasbourg, France, are expected to nod the de The proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG will ...

  3. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  4. Cinram Buys Distributor TEN

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc., has acquired The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN). TEN is a London-based joint venture of Sony Music Entertainmen Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Canadian DVD ...

  5. Cinram Buys The Entertainment Network

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram International Inc. in Canada, has acquired all shares of The Entertainment Network Ltd. (TEN), a joint venture of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Ltd. and Warn Cinram Europe BV, a subsidiary of Cinram Inter ...

  6. IDJ Names Senior Publicity VP

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swanson to the post of senior VP, publicity and artist relations. The executive joins from Arista Records, where she held the same title since September 2000 Island Def Jam Music Group has named Laura Swa ...

  7. Universal Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  8. UMVD Holds At No. 1 In 1st-Half Market Share

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. music industry finished the first half of 2004 with album sales of 305.7 million units, up 6.9% from the 285.9 million units scanned in the corresponding period last year, according to Nielse The U.S. music industry finished the first hal ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Legal Matters

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Merger of the recorded-music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainmentr seems likely to pass FTC muster. Merger of the recorded-music divisions of Bertelsmann AG and Sony Music Entertainmentr seems likely to pass FTC muster. News ...

  13. Sony Card Gets Promo Blitz

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a campaign to create awareness for the Sony Card, a credit card offering consumers reward points that can be used in purchasing Sony products. Sony Corp. of America and Bank One are launching a camp ...

  14. Sony Names Giramonti As Senior VP

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing vet will oversee video/DVD production. Sony Music U.S. has named Piero Giramonti as senior VP of video and DVD production. Giramonti will oversee the creation and production of all music videos, DVDs, electronic press kits and long-form ...

  15. Sony Names Giramonti As Senior VP

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing vet will oversee video/DVD production. Sony Music U.S. has named Piero Giramonti as senior VP of video and DVD production. Giramonti will oversee the creation and production of all music videos, DVDs, electronic press kits and long-form ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Ex-Warner Exec Zamora To Head New Latin Label

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT SGZ has distribution by Sony Norte. SGZ has distribution by Sony Norte. News ...

  19. Sony U.K. Execs Cleared Of ASBOs In 'Flyposting' Case

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Marketing executives at Sony Music U.K. have escaped Anti Social Behavior Orders (ASBO) after pledging to put an end to illegal "flyposting." Yet legal action still looms for executives at BMG U.K. an LONDON -- Marketing executives at So ...

  20. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups BRUSSELS -- Following word June 17 that Europea ...

  21. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  22. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  23. Uni U.K. To Introduce Mini CD Format In July

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Europe known as the pocket CD to spin new life into faltering music singles. Some of the world's largest record companies are testing a new music format in Eu ...

  24. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  25. EU's Monti Approves Sony BMG Merger

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Music and BMG be granted regulatory approval for their merger, officials said late today (June 17). European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti is to recommend that Sony Mus ...

  26. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG would have been market leader. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body IFPI. Universal posted a 23.5% share last year, down from 2 ...

  27. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  28. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. BRUSSELS -- Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage ...

  29. Sony, BMG Prep For EC Hearing

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors to defend merger against issues raised in SO. Sony Music and BMG are expected to present a robust defense of their proposed merger at the European Commission's oral hearing June 14-15 in Brussels. The closed-door hearing, called for by ...

  30. Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  31. Update: Bertelsmann, Sony Reply To Statement Of Objections

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann and Sony announced today that they have sent to the European Commission their detailed reply to the "Statement of Objections" (SO) regarding the proposed merger of their recorded music div Bertelsmann and Sony announced today ...

  32. Usher, Kanye Spreading 'Truth' On Tour

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Trek kicks off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va. In what is expected to big one of the biggest urban outings of the year, Usher has announced details for his Truth tour with Kanye West. The trek will kick off Aug. 5 in Hampton, Va., and wrap Oct. 7 at New Yo ...

  33. Sony, BMG Face Charges Of Illegal 'Flyposting'

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities in light of recent legal steps taken against Sony Music and BMG. LONDON -- Record companies in London may have to reconsider their street advertising activities ...

  34. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  35. Sony Names Strategic Marketing Senior VP

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamer joins from Cadillac. Chris Hamer has been named senior VP of strategic marketing for Sony Music Entertainment (SME), where he will oversee the Custom Marketing Group. Based in New York, Hamer will help implement marketing campaigns for Sony ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  39. Sony, BMG Execs Face Jail Over London Flier Posting

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers on its streets. A London council is taking legal measures against two major record companies for repeated illegal posting of fliers ...

  40. Hearing Set In Sony-BMG Merger Probe

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The oral hearing organized by the European Commission's competition department to discuss the Sony-BMG merger will give the opportunity for both parties to present their case and respond to objections BRUSSELS -- The oral hearing organized by ...

  41. Sony Needs More Time For MGM Deal

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Their 15-day exclusive negotiating period officially passed yesterday (May 27), but Sony isn't necessarily out of the MGM lion's den yet. Sources said Sony has asked for an extension of their arrangem Their 15-day exclusive negotiating p ...

  42. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  43. Sony Music Links With Audible Magic

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment has inked an alliance with Audible Magic, a Los Gatos, Calif.-based anti-piracy firm. Sony will electronically register its new music with Audible Magic's CopySense, a technol Sony Music Entertainment has inked an all ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  47. EC Sets Hearing On Sony/BMG Deal

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral hearing to investigate the proposed Sony-BMG merger June 7-8 in Brussels, Billboard.biz has learned. The European Commission's competition department will hold an oral he ...

  48. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protec ...

  49. BMG Steps Up SunnComm Copy Protection Use

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Technology added to three upcoming albums. Over the next two months, BMG Distribution and its labels will issue three more albums using the SunnComm copy-protection system. The albums are by Velvet Revolver (due June 8), Angie Stone (July 6) and Y ...

  50. 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 ...

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