U.S. Federal Trade Commission

  1. IMPALA Files Complaint Against YouTube with European Commission

    June 27, 2014 4:54 PM EDT IMPALA, the trade group of European indie labels, has finally filed a complaint with the European Commission against YouTube, which has been accused of engaging in antitrust conduct. Warner Music Working With Impala, Merlin to Sell Parlophone Asse ...

  2. A2IM Head Bengloff Strikes Out at Majors, RIAA, Amazon and YouTube in Keynote

    June 20, 2014 8:47 AM EDT In his keynote address, A2IM president Rich Bengloff said that the trade group's board members cited the main issue their business is facing is how music licensing transactions were evolving and the concept of digital breakage. "Breakage ...

  3. FAQ on Approval of Universal Music - EMI Deal

    September 21, 2012 1:50 PM EDT As Universal Music Group's acquisition of EMI Music's recorded music division today received approval from both European and U.S. regulators , details have emerged about the exact steps Universal must take to win European Commission supp ...

  4. Morning Fix: Universal-EMI EU Approval Tomorrow? Amanda Palmer Pays; Cash Money Signs Caskey

    September 20, 2012 12:33 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. AEG SALE LIKELY TO ATTRACT L.A. CONSORTIUM BID: The announcement that s ports and live-entertainment giant AEG is for sale for a reported $7 to $8 billion , has prompted s ...

  5. It's Official: Sony-Led Acquisition of EMI Music Publishing Approved by EU

    April 19, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Despite vigorous protests from independent label groups , the Warner Music Group and digerati organizations, the Sony Corporation of America-led consortium's acquisition of EMI Music Publishing sailed through the European regulatory process, ...

  6. Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion

    February 01, 2012 5:21 PM EST NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook made a much-anticipated status update Wednesday: The Internet social network is going public eight years after its computer-hacking CEO Mark Zuckerberg started the service at Harvard University. That means anyone with the ...

  7. Google Tackles Online Privacy in Unusual Ad Blitz

    January 17, 2012 8:36 AM EST SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Google is focusing on the importance of protecting personal information in an unusual marketing campaign for a company that has been blasted for its own online privacy lapses and practices. The educational ads will start appea ...

  8. Google at Center of Antitrust Probes

    June 24, 2011 7:55 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Google Inc found itself at the center of multiple government investigations on Thursday into whether it is using its dominance in search advertising to scotch competition. At least three state attorneys general have started an ...

  9. Hackers Attack Another Sony Network, Post Data

    June 03, 2011 6:41 AM EDT BOSTON/NEW YORK - Hackers broke into Sony Corp's computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant's systems, the latest of several security breaches undermi ...

  10. Bruce Springsteen Fans To Get Ticketmaster Refund

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Thousands of Bruce Springsteen fans will receive refunds for what the U.S. Federal Trade Commission called deceptive sales practices by TicketsNow, a ticket reselling unit of Ticketmaster, the FTC said on Thursday. The FTC said Ticketmaster, which ...

  11. Arthur Levinson Quits Google Board Amid Govt Scrutiny

    October 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Google said on Monday that Arthur Levinson had resigned from its board following increased regulatory scrutiny over his membership as a director of both the top Internet search company and Apple Inc. The resignation by Levinson, the former chief e ...

  12. FTC Looks At Google-Apple Board Ties: Report

    May 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has launched an inquiry into whether the ties between the boards of Apple Inc and Google Inc violate antitrust laws, the New York Times reported. The FTC has already notified the companies of the inquiry the repor ...

  13. Experts: Live Nation-Ticketmaster Deal Has A Chance

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When the world's biggest concert promoter and largest ticket seller announced they would merge last month, it seemed unlikely that antitrust enforcers would approve the creation of such an entertainment giant. But some competition experts, se ...

  14. Sony BMG Settles With FTC

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday (Jan. 30) Sony BMG agreed to settle charges that it secretly embedded potentially damaging anti-piracy software in some of its CDs. The settlement requires Sony BMG to make further disclosures, to ...

  15. Vivendi Gets US Antitrust OK To Buy BMG Pub

    November 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies now No. 3, 4 players in music publishing. Vivendi's Universal Music has received U.S. antitrust approval to acquire Bertelsmann AG's BMG Music Publishing, U.S. officials said on Tuesday (Nov. 14). Antitrust authorities complete ...

  16. Vivendi Gets US Antitrust OK To Buy BMG Pub

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies now No. 3, 4 players in music pub. Vivendi's Universal Music has received U.S. antitrust approval to acquire Bertelsmann AG's BMG Music Publishing, U.S. officials said on Tuesday (Nov. 14). Antitrust authorities completed their ...

  17. FTC to Oppose Blockbuster Bid For Hollywood

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sources: Deal thought to hamper competition. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission plan to recommend that the agency block Blockbuster Inc.'s hostile bid to buy Hollywood Entertainment Corp., sources close to the c ...

  18. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to init ...

  19. Impala Holds On Sony BMG Stance

    October 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala has delayed making a final decision on whether to initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger. Sources suggest an announcement is likely in the week begi European independent labels' body Im ...

  20. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision in early October as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, <i>Billboard </i>has learned. LONDON -- European independent labels' ...

  21. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  22. Euro Indies Eye Legal Challenge To Sony BMG

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels' body Impala will make a final decision within 10 days as to whether it will initiate a court challenge to the Sony BMG merger, Billboard.biz has learned. European independent labels' body Impala will make a f ...

  23. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared ...

  24. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  25. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...

  26. BMG Execs Turn Eyes To Integration

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. BMG chairman Rolf Schmidt-Holtz tells Billboard.biz that the integration of Sony and BMG could take a year to complete. His com ...