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  1. HMV Gets Closer To Customers With New Campaign

    August 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV has unveiled a new marketing campaign and revised its branding as part of a major review of the business. The British retail giant has retained its famous "Nipper" icon, featuring the dog and gramophone, but detached the image from t ...

  2. HMV Japan Auction Begins

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British music and books retailer HMV Group Plc is auctioning its Japanese business, with buyout firms among the bidders, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The bidding has started high, at about 10 times core earnings. Japanese bank ...

  3. Gale Upped, Wilson Out At RCA

    June 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Longtime promo VP Mike Wilson ousted June 2. Keith Gale has been promoted to VP, national promotion at RCA Records Nashville following the sudden ouster of longtime VP of promotion Mike Wilson on June 2. Gale has been with RCA's promotion tea ...

  4. Panasonic Ramps Up Digital Music Presence

    July 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Electronics firm launches music site, MP3 players. Electronics firm launches music site, MP3 players. News ...

  5. Former BMG Chief Joins St. Clair

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Jamieson named to board of directors. Bob Jamieson, the former chairman/CEO of RCA Music Group, has joined the board of directors of St. Clair Entertainment Group. The label is based in Montreal but also has offices in Princeton, N.J. Prior to ...

  6. Thomson Launches New Digital Unit

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In an effort to expand its services from the analog world into the digital, Thomson will be announcing a new division dedicated to digital cinema and electronic content distribution to the home. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In an effort to expand i ...

  7. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  8. Italian DJ Handed $1.82M Piracy Fine

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Police seized 2,000 MP3s from club. An Italian DJ, whose identity was not revealed, has been fined a record €1.4 million ($1.82 million) by the Italian Fiscal Police of Rieti for playing allegedly pirated material in a nightclub. The IFPI, which d ...

  9. Thomson Joins Microsoft/Warner Anti-Piracy Venture

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST French technology company Thomson SA said Nov. 22 that it was joining Microsoft Corp. and Time Warner Inc.'s proposed venture to make anti-piracy software, a move that could relieve European Union con BRUSSELS (AP) -- French technology compan ...

  10. Tech Firms Announce Video Anti-Piracy Technology

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they will develop new encryption technology to foil video piracy, a $3.5 billion problem for broadcasters and movie studios. NDS, STMicroelectronics and Thomson said today (Sept. 10) they w ...

  11. New DVD Players Can Filter Movie Content

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT RCA player due in stores this month. RCA player due in stores this month. News ...

  12. RCA Victor Back Under Jeb Hart

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG Entertainment split the label group into BMG Classics and Arista Associated Labels, the latter has regained the RCA Victor name and will operate as a sta The RCA Victor Group is back. A year after BMG ...

  13. DMB Regains Masters Outside North America

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. While the terms o ...

  14. DMB Regains Masters Outside North America

    February 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. Dave Matthews Band's new deal with RCA includes several major contractual changes, Billboard.biz has learned. While the terms o ...

  15. Update: DMB/RCA Deal Covers Only North America

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Describing the new contract as more of a "distribution deal" than a traditional label agreement, sources close to the situation say the new RCA signing is for North America only, and the band will be The Dave Matthews Band has re-signed ...