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  1. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  2. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Majors, digital distributors showed gains. In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started last ...

  3. MGM Deal Sails Through Shareholder Vote

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM shareholders on Dec. 17 approved the takeover proposal of $12 per share offered in September by Sony Corp. and its investment partners. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- MGM shareholders on Dec. 17 approved the takeover proposal of $12 per share off ...

  4. WMG Posts 10-Month Uptick

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (Dec. 13) reported improved financial performance for the 10 months ended September 2004. The company's net loss was $136 million, compared with a net loss of $239 million in Warner Music Group today (Dec. 13) reporte ...

  5. Universal Motown Taps Baach For VP Post

    December 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Motown Records Group has appointed Larry Baach VP of new media and digital strategies. He was a director of strategic label services, New York, in Universal Music Group's information technol Universal Motown Records Group has appoin ...

  6. BMG's Patrick Reilly Heads To Sirius

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST BMG bigwig Patrick Reilly is making the jump to satellite radio as senior VP of communications for Sirius. It is a new position for the company; Reilly will report to Scott Greenstein, Sirius presiden BMG bigwig Patrick Reilly is making the jump t ...

  7. Music Choice To Bow On-Demand Videos Service

    November 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Music Choice is developing a new music-videos-on-demand service that cable service providers including Comcast will make available to their digital cable subscribers over the next year. Music Choice is developing a new music-videos-on-demand servi ...

  8. Bon Jovi To Kick Off HDTV Concert Series

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics America has teamed with the cable industry's OnlyCableCan marketing initiative to launch a new concert series, "INHD's Center Stage," on the high-definition cable network INHD and Samsung Electronics America ...

  9. WMG To Hand $350M To Investors

    October 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says that it wants to return $350 million to its investors. The money -- which is earmarked for the equity shareholders that led the acquisition of the company from Time Warner -- Warner Music Group says that it wants to return ...

  10. Report: Warner Music Planning IPO

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is eyeing a public stock issue as early as next spring, according to a report published in the British trade press today (Sept. 23). Warner Music Group is eyeing a public stock issue as early as next spring, according to a repor ...

  11. Biz Hits D.C. To Lobby On Digital Issues

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than a dozen music-industry groups will descend on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Sept. 9) to show their support of online music services and the so-called Induce bill. The day of lobbying is being coord More than a dozen music-industry groups will d ...

  12. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  13. Bertelsmann Profit Up; Eyes Purchases

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-largest media group, is looking for acquisitions which could include part of the British Broadcasting Corporation, after its music and TV units helped triple half-year Bertelsmann, the world's fourth-large ...

  14. Roger Ames Cuts Ties With WMG

    August 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Exec to serve as consultant with Time Warner Exec to serve as consultant with Time Warner News ...

  15. Roger Ames Cuts Ties With WMG

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former chief to consult for Time Warner. Former Warner Music Group chairman/CEO Roger Ames is ending his relationship with the company, Billboard.biz has learned. Ames -- who has been serving in a consulting role for the major since it was sold by ...

  16. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  17. Viacom Closes On Viva Buy

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of a 75.83% stake in German music television group Viva Media. The American media giant confirmed yesterday (Aug. 26) that it had closed the deal with the MTV parent Viacom has completed the purchase of ...

  18. Revamped WMG Posts First-Half Gains

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same period a year ago. Warner Music Group says it swung to a first-half profit of $21 million, reversing a $36 million loss in the same pe ...

  19. DVD Sales Stem MGM's Q2 Losses

    July 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Revenue slipped more than 16% due to tough comparisons and a couple of disappointing movies, but MGM posted a narrowed quarterly loss yesterday (July 29) largely because of strong DVD sales. Revenue slipped more than 16% due to tough comparisons a ...

  20. MECA Communications Names Darrow Chief Strategy Officer

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Andwer Darrow will oversee strategic planning, sales, marketing and business development as MECA Communication's new chief strategy officer. Internet marketing company MECA Communications , which promotes its clients primarily through instant ...

  21. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership o ...

  22. Viacom Makes Move For Germany's Viva

    June 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mühlemann, Gorny would run combined entity. Viacom today confirmed it is in the process of acquiring full ownership of German broadcaster Viva Media in a deal valued at about €308.66 million ($373 million). Viva is MTV's biggest comp ...

  23. AOL To Sponsor New-Artist Shows In N.Y.

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cherie, Christina Milian among featured artists. America Online is sponsoring a summer concert series in New York that will spotlight acts featured in AOL Music's new-artist program "Breakers." The series will kick off June 25 with ...

  24. AOL To Sponsor New-Artist Shows In N.Y.

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT America Online is sponsoring a summer concert series in New York that will spotlight acts featured in AOL Music's new-artist program "Breakers." America Online is sponsoring a summer concert series in New York that will spotlight ac ...

  25. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  26. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  27. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reports: media giant will pay $360M for 75.5% stake. Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in ...

  28. Leher Brings Rolling Stones To Greenberg Traurig

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Traurig. Richard Leher, who has represented the Rolling Stones continuously for 24 years, has joined the law firm of Greenberg Tr ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. Helen Murphy Splits Warner Music Group

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Helen Murphy is leaving as executive VP/CFO of Warner Music Group. Michael Ward, executive VP of Bain Capital, will serve as acting CFO while WMG conducts a search to replace her. Helen Murphy is leaving as executive VP/CFO of Warner Music Group. ...

  31. Cinram Posts Big Quarterly Gains

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc. reported consolidated revenue of $462.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, up from $130.3 million in 2003, according to figures released today Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International ...

  32. Cinram Posts Big Quarterly Gains

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International Inc. reported consolidated revenue of $462.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, up from $130.3 million in 2003, according to figures released today Canadian DVD manufacturer Cinram International ...

  33. AOL Starting Up Music-Video Web Channel

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL is launching a new on-demand music-video channel for Time Warner Cable subscribers, featuring original AOL Music programming. AOL is launching a new on-demand music-video channel for Time Warner Cable subscribers, featuring original AOL Music ...

  34. AOL Starting Up Music-Video Web Channel

    April 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AOL is launching a new on-demand music-video channel for Time Warner Cable subscribers, featuring original AOL Music programming. AOL is launching a new on-demand music-video channel for Time Warner Cable subscribers, featuring original AOL Music ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Viacom, Saban Eye Viva Share

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group and entertainment giant Viacom are considering acquiring a controlling stake in German music TV group Viva Media, sources said last Wednesday. COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter)--Haim Saban's Saban Cap ...

  38. Recent Cases And Filings

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Various Cases and Filings Case : Delicious Vinyl v. Tee Vee Tunes; TVT Records and TVT Music Issue: Copyright infringement arising from defendant's use of plaintiff's original musical composition. Cite: Southern District of New York CV-2 ...

  39. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  40. NYC Residents, Club Owners Battle Over Noise

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST LOS ANGELES--A New York City night-life ordinance is unlikely to see the light of day in 2004. But supporters say the law, which seeks to soften club noise for Manhattan residents, will eventually be Licensing Deals Abound In Wireless Market NYC R ...

  41. Internet Giants Join Forces Against Spammers

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Time Warner's America Online unit has joined its rivals in suing people and companies responsible for unwanted e-mail advertisements known as spam. LOS ANGELES--Time Warner's America Online unit has joined its rivals in suing people and ...

  42. Kazaa Case Hits New Snag

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST SYDNEY--The Australian record industry's attempts to launch a copyright infringement case against Kazaa is facing another stumbling block. Lawyers for Kazaa's Sydney-based parent Sharman Networks lodg Internet Giants Join Forces Against ...

  43. WMG Confirms Restructuring, Exec Departures

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a restructuring of its operations that will encompass the elimination of 20% of its global workforce of 5,300 and the exit of several key recorded music ex Warner Music Group today (March 2) confirmed a ...

  44. Layoffs Loom As WMG Buyout Finalized

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2.6 billion wire transfer having finalized the deal this morning (March 1), the new owners of the Warner Music Group are gearing up to slash 1,000 jobs wor With the ink less than 24 hours dry and the $2 ...

  45. Bronfman's WMG Buy Expected To Close Sunday

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an investment group led by former Seagram executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. is expected to close Sunday (Feb. 29), with funds for the $2.6 billion deal being wired t The sale of Warner Music Group (WMG) to an inv ...

  46. Jazz At Lincoln Center Building Studio

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recording facility located at N.Y.'s Time Warner Center. Recording facility located at N.Y.'s Time Warner Center. News ...

  47. Jazz At Lincoln Center Building Studio

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-based not-for-profit arts organization, is constructing a recording studio in its Frederick P. Rose Hall facility, located in the new Time Warner Center at Jazz at Lincoln Center (JALC), the New York-bas ...

  48. 'Sharon Osbourne Show' Gets Axe

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Syndicated daytime talk show "The Sharon Osbourne Show" has apparently been canceled. Produced by Time Warner's Telepictures, the show debuted last September and has reportedly dropped below the top 2 Syndicated daytime talk show &q ...

  49. MSG/Radio City Prez Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seth G. Abraham has exited as president of venue operator/producer Madison Square Garden/Radio City Entertainment. No successor has been named. Seth G. Abraham has exited as president of venue operator/producer Madison Square Garden/Radio City Ent ...

  50. MSG/Radio City Prez Exits

    January 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seth G. Abraham leaves major venue post Seth G. Abraham has exited as president of venue operator/producer Madison Square Garden/Radio City Entertainment. No successor has been named. Abraham, who joined the company in October 2000, previously spe ...

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