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  1. Disney Possible Buyer of Kidz Bop

    May 22, 2014 3:09 PM EDT This article first appeared in the May 31st issue of Billboard Magazine . Kidz Bop, the series of compilation albums of youngsters singing current pop hits that has become a commercial juggernaut, is on the block, according to sources. And The Wal ...

  2. Girl Talk on His First Ever Music Video, Produced by Maker Studios (Q&A)

    April 07, 2014 11:36 AM EDT Gregg Michael Gillis, known as Girl Talk, has come out with his first ever music video, a collaboration with rappers Freeway and Waka Flocka Flame. Produced by Maker Studios, "Tolerated" is a major departure from Gillis' previous wo ...

  3. Disney’s Big-Money Move for Maker Signals Promising Times for Tech Entrepreneurs

    March 26, 2014 2:57 AM EDT Disney's $500 million purchase of YouTube video producer Maker Studios is a sign that the entertainment industry's content and technology startups are coming of age and proving to be as valuable to Hollywood as app makers are to the gi ...

  4. Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's Daughter, Dies At 79

    November 20, 2013 12:36 AM EST Diane Disney Miller, Walt Disney's daughter and one of his inspirations for building the Disneyland theme park, has died at her Northern California home. She was 79. Her death Tuesday in Napa was confirmed by The Walt Disney Co. The cause w ...

  5. SAG-AFTRA, Advertising Industry Postpone Commercials Negotiations

    July 23, 2012 10:51 AM EDT SAG-AFTRA and the advertising industry have agreed to postpone their previously-scheduled early negotiations of the union's commercials agreement, the union announced Saturday. The existing agreement remains in place through March 31, 2013. T ...

  6. Viacom First Quarter Earnings Shredded by 'Rock Band' Settlement

    February 03, 2012 7:00 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - Viacom Inc., the owner of Paramount Pictures, MTV and Comedy Central, on Thursday posted a 65 percent drop in net income for the latest quarter, as it took a charge related to the "Rock Band" series of video games. Revenu ...

  7. Steve Jobs Set Course Forward for Music, Movies, Books

    October 07, 2011 8:21 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - Steve Jobs made it easy for people to entertain themselves on high-tech devices, and he unveiled gadget after gadget with an effortless touch. But away from the bright lights of the stage, Jobs was a tough negotiator who took tu ...

  8. Beyond Netflix: Where Else To Get Your Flick Fix

    July 14, 2011 7:30 AM EDT NEW YORK (AP) - Even with a fee hike, millions of Netflix subscribers will be spending less each month than what it costs two adults to watch a single movie in a theater. Yet the company, which is usually well-liked, managed to irk many of its 23 ...

  9. Hulu Considering Putting Itself Up For Sale

    June 22, 2011 7:15 AM EDT LOS ANGELES - Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, people familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The offer was large enough to make Hulu's board review the deal and c ...

  10. Coldplay To Help ESPN Market European Soccer

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay and ESPN are teaming up on a soccer marketing campaign. The rock band's music will be featured in promotions for ESPN's coverage next month of the European Championship soccer tournament, the sports network announced Wednesday. ...

  11. Paramount To Drop Blu-Ray

    August 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. will offer next-generation DVDs in the HD DVD format and drop support for Blu-ray, further complicating the race between the competing technologies. Monday's announcement affects the upcomi ...

  12. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Seen as step towards full digital distr. via Web. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been avai ...

  13. Hollywood Studios To Sell Movies Online

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Move seen as step towards full digital distr. online. Hollywood studios will start selling digital versions of films such as "Brokeback Mountain" and "King Kong" on the Internet this week, the first time major movies have been ...

  14. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...