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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  4. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  5. Universal South Inks Parnell

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Glen Campbell has also inked a one-off album deal with the label. Universal South Records has signed Lee Roy Parnell to its artist roster. Parnell previously recorded five ch ...

  6. Sony, Vodafone In Multimedia Pact

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainment have struck a content-distribution agreement that will provide ringtones and other content from hundreds of Sony artists to Vodafone and its partners' custo Vodafone Group and Sony Music Entertainme ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Sony Ships 100 Millionth PlayStation

    May 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Feat is first for game-console biz. Combined global shipments of Sony Computer Entertainment's "PlayStation" and "PS one" video-game consoles have topped 100 million units, a first for the computer game console industry, t ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  11. EU Prepares Statement Of Objections For Sony-BMG

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission is poised to tell Sony and Bertelsmann within days that their plans to merge music divisions must be revised to take account of anti-trust and consumer concerns, Billboard.biz The European Commission is poised to tell Sony ...

  12. Sony Plans Video Version Of Vaio Pocket Device

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp's new portable audio player competing with Apple's iPod will be accompanied this year by another device which can play video and beam it to a TV, the Japanese company said on Friday. Sony Corp's new portable audio player c ...

  13. Sony Plans Video Version Of Vaio Pocket Device

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Portable player due in stores later this year. Sony Corp's new portable audio player competing with Apple's iPod will be accompanied this year by another device which can play video and beam it to a TV, the Japanese company said on Frida ...

  14. Sony, Warner Excited By New Disc Format

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Sony Computer Entertainment's new Un ...

  15. Sony, Warner Excited By New Disc Format

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Sony Computer Entertainment's new Un ...

  16. Sony Denies IPO Speculation

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. is denying a published report that the conglomerate is considering an IPO of its U.S.-based entertainment assets. Sony Corp. is denying a published report that the conglomerate is considering an IPO of its U.S.-based entertainment asset ...

  17. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  18. Wippit, Sony Forge License Deal

    May 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate digital-music service. Sony Music has agreed to license a "broad array" of repertoire to Wippit, the London-based legitimate ...

  19. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merg ...

  20. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the planned merger between the mus ...

  21. EC Restarts Clock On BMG/Sony Probe

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has resumed its investigation into the planned merger between the music operations of Sony and Bertelsmann, naming a new deadline for its decision. The European Commission has restarted the countdown on its probe into the p ...

  22. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Morita becomes senior VP at Sony Corp. Morita becomes senior VP at Sony Corp. News ...

  23. SMEJ Names Enomoto CEO/Representative Director

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) (SMEJ) CEO/representative director, with effect from June 17. Enomoto, who is currently CEO/representative director of sister compa Kazutomo Enomoto has been appointed Sony Music ...

  24. Arista Pub VP Moves To J

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Arista Records VP of publicity Liz Morentin has headed to J Records to take the same title. Former Arista Records VP of publicity Liz Morentin has headed to J Records to take the same title. Morentin will continue to be based in Los Angeles ...

  25. Sony, Toppan Develop Disc Made of Paper

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. has announced the development of a 25GB disc that is 51% paper. The disc, based on Blu-ray disc technology, was developed in conjunction with Toppan Printing Co. of Tokyo. Sony Corp. has announced the development of a 25GB disc that is ...

  26. Sony Music Entertainment Posts Fiscal-Year Profit

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music bright spot in parent Sony Corp.'s down year. Music bright spot in parent Sony Corp.'s down year. News ...

  27. Sony Music Licensing Taps D'Arcy As Director

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT One day after <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/digital/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000497199">launching a new B2B Web site</A>, Sony Music Licensing has made a key executive a One day after launching ...

  28. Sony Music Entertainment Posts Fiscal-Year Profit

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in the fiscal year ending March 31 with an operating profit of &#165;19.0 billion ($175 million), following a &#165;7.9 billion ($72 million) loss in the previous ye Sony Music Entertainment rebounded in ...

  29. Sony Launches B2B Music Site

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Licensing has unveiled a business-to-business Web site, which is designed to simplify the process of finding and using music. <A HREF="http://www.SonyMusicfinder.com" TARGET="new">SonyMusic Sony Music Licensing ...

  30. Sony Launches B2B Music Site

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Licensing has unveiled a business-to-business Web site, which is designed to simplify the process of finding and using music. <A HREF="http://www.SonyMusicfinder.com" TARGET="new">SonyMusic Sony Music Licensing ...

  31. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Sony Co ...

  32. Bartels Named Island Records President

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartels has been named president of Island Records, according to sources. Bartels is expected to take his new post today (April 26). Former Arista Records executive VP of promotion Steve Bartel ...

  33. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  34. Australia's Tina Arena Splits With Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/songwriter Tina Arena have parted ways. Since signing with Sony as a solo artist 10 years ago, Arena has recorded four studio albums. Her worldwide albums Sony Music Entertainment Australia and singer/ ...

  35. Sony Corp. In Talks To Buy MGM

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corp. is in advanced talks with MGM to buy the studio. Sony's partners in the deal, valued at close to $5 billion, are buyout firms Texas Pacific Group and Providence Equity Partners. Sony Corp. is in advanced talks with MGM to buy the s ...

  36. Competition Concerns Snag Sony, BMG

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, the initial deadline set by the European Commission to end its probe on the deal. BRUSSELS--The Sony-BMG merger won't be cleared by European regulators by June 22, t ...

  37. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  38. EU Commission Pauses Sony/BMG Investigation

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Commission has interrupted its anti-trust investigations into the proposed merger of the music units of Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann. The Commission, the executive body of the European Unio The European Commission has interrupted its an ...

  39. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  40. BT Enters Battle Vs. Digital Piracy

    April 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies and photographs from digital piracy. British telecommunications giant BT Group has launched a new software business to protect music, movies an ...

  41. Sony Classical Ups Offenbach

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Classical has promoted Marc Offenbach to senior VP of marketing and sales. Offenbach joined the company in 1998 as VP of sales and was upped to senior VP of sales three years later. Sony Classical has promoted Marc Offenbach to senior VP of m ...

  42. UMVD Holds On To No. 1 In Q1 Market Share

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its leadership in U.S. album market share in the first quarter, but suffered declines from its performance last year. Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its lea ...

  43. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  44. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  45. Sony Unifies International Manufacturing

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Sony Disc Manufacturing has unified worldwide manufacturing facilities outside Japan under the name Sony DADC. Dieter Daum, based in Sal ...

  46. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. Toshiba-EMI, Sony among labels providing repertoire. News ...

  47. Japanese Biz Starts Download Service Mora

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Japanese labels have licensed repertoire for a new download service, Mora, which goes live April 1. Toshiba-EMI, Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) and several other leading Jap ...

  48. Update: BMG Confirms Label Changes

    March 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. labels, first tipped here yesterday. Barry Weiss has taken the new title of president/CEO of Zomba Label Group. He was president of Jive. New York-based W BMG has confirmed the realignment of its U.S. ...

  49. Sources: Arista Repositioning Gets Under Way

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within BMG has begun, sources say. Of Arista's 170 staffers, 50 to 60 are expected to find new positions in the BMG family. The partitioning of Arista into the other label groups within B ...

  50. Sony To Release New Prince Album

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Prince has signed a worldwide P&amp;D deal for his "Musicology" album with Sony Music Entertainment. The album will come out in the United States on April 20 on NPG/Columbia. Prince has signed a worldwide P&D deal for his "M ...

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