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  1. SXSW Social Music Marketing Panel: Music Branding About Expressions, Not Impressions

    March 12, 2012 3:01 PM EDT (L-R) Courtney Blacker, Umut Ozaydinli, Panos Panay, Dan Vinh, and Brad Josling discuss music marketing on the Next Stage in the Austin Convention Center (Photo: Jeff Miller) A panel entitled "Social Media Marketing: Bands, Brands, and Fans&q ...

  2. FBI Classifies Juggalos as a Gang Threat

    November 02, 2011 7:49 PM EDT Juggalos, those wild and rowdy fans of the rap group Insane Clown Posse, may be a little too wild and rowdy according to the FBI, which has just classified the group as a gang in the crime fighting organization's 2011 National Gang Threat Ass ...

  3. IFPI, BPI Back Digital Education Campaign

    November 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI and U.K. trade body the BPI have backed a new consumer education campaign to ensure children can access entertainment content online safely and legally. The campaign has launched in the U.K. this week and is set to roll out to multiple co ...

  4. Music Attorney Jeff Liebenson Opens Practice

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Music attorney Jeff Liebenson has launched his own law practice, Liebenson Law. Liebenson is president of the International Association of Entertainment Lawyers. He has previously worked at BMG International, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Herrick ...

  5. U.K. Govt Changes Licensing Rules For Charities

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Performing rights society PRS for Music and neighboring rights society PPL will develop a pilot joint licensing scheme for charities a not-for-profit organizations in the U.K., after the government announced a shake-up of the music licensing rules ...

  6. BMG Acquires Crosstown Songs America

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has acquired the music publishing assets of Crosstown Songs America, covering 8,000 songs. Financial terms were not disclosed. It is the first acquisition for the new global music rights management joint venture of Bertelsman ...

  7. U.K. Arrest In P2P Pre-Release Investigation

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A 33-year-old man has been arrested in the U.K. in connection with a group leaking pre-release music on P2P file-sharing networks. He was arrested in Portsmouth following a joint enquiry by trade body the BPI and IFPI, in conjunction with the City ...

  8. Samsung, Bebo Form Music Partnership

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Mobile U.K. has formed a strategic partnership with social networking site Bebo, which will include the launch of live music events, a new music show on Bebo and Samsung content on Bebo's music homepage. Starting with an event on June ...

  9. Judge Sets ASCAP Streaming Fees

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT License fees that AOL, RealNetworks and Yahoo! must pay to ASCAP for streaming music of the performing rights organization's members have now been set by a federal court judge. The three services, which are parties to a rate-setting proceedin ...

  10. Reverbnation Launches New Web Services

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web site Reverbnation has launched a series of new services, including profile pages for managers and record labels, as well as a full service marketing division. Much like the artist profile pages they currently offer, label and ...

  11. Canadian Pop Duo Release Interactive Video

    September 21, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has linked up with coull.tv, a media-technology company, to release an interactive, social networking video promoting the debut single by Canadian pop duo RyanDan. RyanDan comprises identical twins Ryan and Dan Kowarsky. Their ...

  12. Bebo Inks With Audible Magic

    June 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking service Bebo has tapped Audible Magic for its content identification and filtering technology. Bebo says it will use the technology to remove unauthorized copyrighted content from its site, and prevent new such content from being ...

  13. Groome Exits The BPI

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry's general counsel Roz Groome is leaving the trade body after more than seven years' service. Groome will take up the post of VP, anti-piracy at Universal Pictures International, where she will drive the ...

  14. Martin Splits With BPI

    January 04, 2007 12:00 AM EST David Martin has departed as director of the BPI's anti-piracy unit. It is understood Martin left the London-based organization in early December for personal reasons. BPI anti-piracy investigator David Wood will temporarily fill the void as ...

  15. Germany's BPW, IFPI To Merge

    December 12, 2006 12:00 AM EST German labels body the BPW and the national IFPI group will merge from spring 2007. The move was decided Monday (Dec. 11) at the respective general meetings of the associations in Berlin. With the unification of the two trade bodies, "we reac ...

  16. Geffen, DIC Team To Launch Youth Brand

    August 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Partnership to target tween, teen market. Partnership to target tween, teen market. News ...

  17. U.K. Industry Readies Trade Mission To Japan

    July 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Aims to boost U.K. sales. The U.K. music industry is embarking on a trade mission in Tokyo from July 31 to Aug. 4 to give the British music business an insight into Japan's digital and mobile music developments. Spearheaded by British industr ...

  18. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT VSDA, IEMA form new unnamed group. Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailers. The new g ...

  19. Video, Games Trade Groups Merge

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Trade groups representing video retailers and game merchants revealed Tuesday (April 11) they will merge to form a single trade association representing a broad spectrum of home entertainment retailer Trade groups representing video retailers and ...

  20. Pearcy To Leave IFPI

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit international trade body the IFPI this April after 28 years with the organization. He most recently served as IFPI's director of administration and planning. Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit ...

  21. Pearcy To Leave IFPI

    January 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit international trade body the IFPI this April after 28 years with the organization. He most recently served as IFPI's director of administration and planning. Veteran executive Trevor Pearcy will exit ...

  22. Oz Court Imposes Deadline On Kazaa Filter

    November 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. P2P service must apply filter by Dec. 5. News ...

  23. Germany's VUT Splits With IFPI

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Haentjes: Decision ‘splits’ industry. The German assn. of independent labels, publishers and producers is to split with the national IFPI group, VUT chairman Peter James said today (Nov. 1). The co-operation between VUT and IFPI is to be terminate ...

  24. Gebhardt Confirms Exit

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has confirmed he will stand down as chairman of labels body BPW and the German group of the IFPI at an Oct. 27 members meeting. Billboard.biz reported t Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhard ...

  25. EU Expected To Uphold TV Quota Rules

    September 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to uphold European rules on television quotas, backing claims that the limits on American imports help boost local productions. BRUSSELS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The European Parliament is due Sept. 6 to u ...

  26. Brits Row Over Online Licensing Terms

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label's trade body the British Phonographic Industry and some of the United Kingdom's leading online music services on June 29 referred to the country's Copyright Tribunal their dispute with music pub LONDON -- Label's trade bo ...

  27. Clear Channel Sets Up Chinese Venture

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Entertainment today (March 7) announced a 50-year joint venture with Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group (Gehua Group), the state-owned cultural agency. Clear Channel Entertainment today (March 7) announced a 50-year joint ventu ...

  28. VUT: IFPI Collaboration Necessary

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart the IFPI in the hope it will lead to greater collaboration between the two associations. German independent music trade body VUT has entered talks with its counterpart ...

  29. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer, which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of c LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  30. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it ...

  31. Foreigners Can Invest In Chinese TV Prod'n Firms

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST China will allow foreign investors to buy stakes in television production companies, a move that will give them wider access to the world's largest TV market. HONG KONG (The Hollywood Reporter) -- China will allow foreign investors to buy sta ...

  32. Web Site Dumps Unauthorized Tracks After Industry Action

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 50,000 tracks and albums have been removed from the Web site jetgroove.com as a result of an international anti-piracy action by the British Phonographic Industry and the International Feder LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More than 5 ...

  33. IFPI Plans Report On Global Music Piracy

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music industry trade body the IFPI will this week unveil its latest statistics on the trade in illegal music. LONDON -- Music industry trade body the IFPI will this week unveil its latest statistics on the trade in illegal music. The organization ...

  34. Ray Charles Dead At 73

    June 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gospel and soul legend succumbs to liver disease. Gospel and soul legend succumbs to liver disease. News ...

  35. BPI Appoints General Counsel

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has recruited Geoff Taylor from the IFPI to take the role as general counsel, effective June 7. Labels body the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) has recruited Geoff Taylor from the IFPI to tak ...

  36. Feds Join ClearPlay Fray

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sensenbrenner wants settlement in DVD-filter case. Sensenbrenner wants settlement in DVD-filter case. News ...

  37. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT New trade group, lawmakers to discuss piracy. New trade group, lawmakers to discuss piracy. News ...

  38. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  39. CERTA Plans Meeting On Capitol Hill

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations (CERTA) -- a new body comprising leading music and movie trade groups -- will hold its first joint activity April 20 on Capitol Hill. The Coalition of Entertainment Retail Trade Associations ...

  40. VEG To Shutter Long Island Store

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Closure is the company's second this year. Closure is the company's second this year. News ...

  41. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...

  42. Gera, IFPI Look To Woo Consumers Back To Stores

    January 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have mapped out a cooperative work program aimed at enticing customers back into record stores. For the first time, leading European retailers and international labels have ma ...