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  1. Business Briefs: Last.fm, Trans World, AOL, Duff McKagan

    April 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In an LA Times article about the Canadian band Metric, a few interesting facts are given about the band's latest album. "Fantasies" has sold 9,000 digital albums in its first three weeks of release, and has sold an additional 15, ...

  2. Analysis: Hastings Well Positioned

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hasting Entertainment's annual report , filed yesterday with the SEC, reflects the state of physical media products and the need for physical retail to retool its stores. Like its competitors, entertainment retailer Hastings has sought out gr ...

  3. Business Briefs: Nokia, Facebook, MySpace, Hastings

    April 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - In yesterday's earnings call, Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo called the 5800 Xpress Music combined with Comes With Music was a "big success story." He said the phone has seen "strong demand" in every country it has launc ...

  4. Latin Radio Briefs: 'Don Cheto,' SBS Moves

    April 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting, Inc. (LBI) has announced that its "El Show de Don Cheto" morning show -- hosted by Juan Razo -- is now airing on Sinclair regional Mexican KXTS (98.7 FM)/Santa Rosa, Calif. "We are ...

  5. Morning Briefs: EMI Signs Lottery Deal, Borders' Fiscal Results, Ticket Scalping Laws and More

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - To lure younger people to buy lottery tickets - known in some parts as the idiot tax - EMI and Pollard Banknote Ltd. will team up to offer prizes of music downloads from the entire EMI catalog. At least EMI gets full wholesale cost for each down ...

  6. What's Behind Baker & Taylor's 'Bottom Rung' Status?

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Last week, when Moody’s put out its bottom rung report—which those in the blog world seem to see as a "dead companies walking" list—Baker & Taylor earned the dubious distinction of being named. That made plenty of vendors nervous. Ev ...

  7. Analysis: Ticketmaster Q4, Fiscal Year Financial Results

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT While Ticketmaster Entertainment's earnings release last week drew some media attention, most reports missed important details revealing the company's broader market value, revenue streams and an unusual appearance by chairman of the boa ...

  8. Yahoo CEO Reorganizes Company

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc Chief Executive Carol Bartz unveiled a broad reorganization plan designed to dismantle what she called the "silos" that had slowed down the Internet company. The move came as CFO Blake Jorgensen became the latest executive to l ...

  9. Apple Investors Get No Satisfaction On Jobs

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc chief executive Steve Jobs wasn't even there, but at times it seemed like it was all anyone talked about at the firm's annual shareholders' meeting. In a lively, one-hour gathering at the firm's headquarters in Cupert ...

  10. Update: Univision Radio Revenue Down 3%

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The continuing erosion of the overall advertising market took a bit of a toll on Los Angeles-based Univision Communications during the third quarter. Univision, a giant in the world of Spanish-language radio and television operations, said revenue ...

  11. Shareholders File Suit Against Sirius

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Orange County, Calif., realtor and stock investor Michael Hartleib has formed a group of more than 500 Sirius and XM shareholders who bill themselves as "Save Sirius" and say the Sirius XM managers led by Mel Karmazin have unjustly enric ...

  12. Ticketmaster To Cut Approximately 300 Jobs

    October 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ticketmaster will cut approximately 300 jobs as part of a cost-cutting plan announced in August. Those cuts account for about 5% of the ticket company’s global workforce, according to a Ticketmaster spokesperson. Ticketmaster’s estimated $35 milli ...

  13. Ticketmaster Files 10-Q Quarterly Report

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT For the three months ended June 30, 2008, Ticketmaster has reported total revenue of $382.3 million, up 30% over the prior year, according to a 10-Q quarterly report the ticketing company filed yesterday. The quarterly report arrives approximately ...

  14. Update: Virgin Sues 30 Seconds To Mars

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Seconds To Mars frontman Jared Leto has responded to Virgin Records' $30 million lawsuit for alleged breach of contract and damages, describing the legal action as "insane" but expressing his hope for "a resolution to this i ...

  15. Bertelsmann Exits Sony BMG

    August 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sony Corporation has reached an agreement to acquire Bertelsmann AG's 50% stake in Sony BMG, four years after the joint venture was created. The demerged music company is to be called Sony Music Entertainment Inc and it will become a wholly o ...

  16. Ticketmaster Reveals Expected Board Of Spinoff

    July 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In a SEC Filing yesterday, Ticketmaster revealed the expected board of directors for the company's upcoming spinoff from parent InterActiveCorp., expected to be finalized next month. Board members include Ticketmaster chairman Terry Barnes, T ...

  17. Napster Faces Proxy Battle From Three Shareholders

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three shareholders of digital music service Napster Inc are seeking election to the board, saying current management had not been aggressive enough in battling rival Apple Inc and Internet piracy. Perry Rod, Thomas Sailors and Kavan Singh are prep ...

  18. Televisa, Univision Court Date Pushed Back Again

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The court battle between Mexican media giant Televisa and U.S.-based Univision Communications has been postponed yet again, this time until Oct. 14. The date for the trial has been moved back steadily in the past months, but was slated to begin Ju ...

  19. Metallica-Themed 'Guitar Hero' On The Way

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT With "Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" just weeks away from release, the much-rumored Metallica version of the game appears imminent. An analyst at Wedbush Morgan Securities found reference to the upcoming, but as of yet unannounced game in a rec ...

  20. Sources: LN Clinches Jay-Z Deal

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Live Nation closed the Jay-Z 360-degree deal Wednesday night, sources say. The company yesterday filed a Form-8K with the SEC which states that the artist is getting 775,434 Live Nation shares, plus an option on an additional 500,000 with the exer ...

  21. Chicago Bank Pushes SBS To Add Value Or Sell

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Chicago merchant banking firm that owns nearly 10% of Spanish Broadcasting System’s class A common stock wants SBS chairman/CEO/president Raul Alarcon, Jr. to take the company private, sell to a strategic party or get out of the way by adopting ...

  22. MediaDefender Mishap Costs Company $800,000

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Anti-piracy firm MediaDefender was hit with more than just a little egg on its face after hackers posted 6,000 internal company e-mails online this past September . According to an SEC filing by parent company ArtistDirect, the stunt cost the comp ...

  23. Exclusive: Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge

    October 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For my Billboard "Legal Matters" column this week (Oct. 20 issue), Chief Copyright Royalty Judge James Sledge met with me in his office on Capitol Hill for an exclusive interview to explain how the new Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) works ...

  24. The Orchard Financial Details Revealed In Filing

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Previously undisclosed details of The Orchard's financial position were revealed in an SEC filing related to the company's acquisition of Digital Music Group . Among the details: The Orchard posted a $5.97 million net loss on revenues of ...

  25. Social Network Web Sites Tempt Investors

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social networking Web sites have fired up industry deal headlines the past couple of years -- from News Corp.'s ground-breaking acquisition of MySpace to the recent purchases by the Walt Disney Co. and Viacom Inc.'s Logo network of Club ...

  26. EMI Files $100 Million Lawsuit Against InfoSpace

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Music publishing giant EMI has filed a $100 million lawsuit against one of the world's biggest ringtone providers. In a complaint filed Jan. 12 in U.S. District Court in New York, EMI alleges that InfoSpace and its subsidiaries Moviso and Pre ...

  27. Update: Napster Nabs AOL Music Now Subscribers

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST As previously reported on Billboard.biz , Napster acquired AOL Music Now's 350,000 subscribers just a week after landing the subscriber base of the now-defunct Virgin Digital subscription service. Further details have emerged via a Form 8-K f ...

  28. Hansen Appointed Sydney Entertainment Centre GM

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST SEC, Arena Management to announce 'major plan.' SEC, Arena Management to announce 'major plan.' News ...

  29. Stern, Agent Get Early Payout From Sirius

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Pair issued stock worth $220 million. Back in October 2004, the agreement crafted by Sirius Satellite Radio and agent Don Buchwald for Howard Stern included a payout of common stock sometime before December 2010 if Sirius exceeded a specific subsc ...

  30. Hirsch, Sheridan Square Merger Progressing

    December 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Expected to close end of January 2007. While announcing its financial results, Hirsch International said its merger with Sheridan Square Entertainment is progressing and is now expected to close towards the end of the company's fiscal 2007 fi ...

  31. Sources: Sheridan Square To Acquire V2

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal expected to close this week. Sheridan Square Entertainment is close to acquiring the assets of V2 North America according to sources. The pact has been signed off on by both parties and the final steps are being taken to close the deal this w ...

  32. Ovitz Judge Warns On Soaring Exec Pay

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Corporate directors must rein in soaring U.S. executive pay or face the prospect of government regulation, said the judge who presided over a landmark shareholder suit involving Disney Co. WASHINGTON, D.C. (Reuters) -- Corporate directors must rei ...

  33. Pixar Sued Over 'Incredibles' DVD Sales Forecast

    November 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Shareholders have sued Pixar Animation Studios in two proposed class actions that claim the company misled investors with inflated projections for DVD sales of its hit title "The Incredibles." (Reuters) -- Shareholders have sued Pixar An ...

  34. Eisner Surrenders Disney Board Seat

    October 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michael Eisner quit the board of directors at the Walt Disney Co. several months earlier than expected, the company said in a regulatory filing Oct. 6, severing his ties to the company he led for more LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Michae ...

  35. Activision's Vrabeck Resigns

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Activision said in a regulatory filing Sept. 8 that Kathy Vrabeck has resigned as president of the company's publishing division. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Activision said in a regulatory filing Sept. 8 that Kathy Vrabeck has resigned as pr ...

  36. Clear Channel Plans IPO

    August 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications unveiled more plans August 10 for the spinoff of its live entertainment division, Clear Channel Entertainment, as part of a filing with the SEC. Clear Channel Communications unveiled more plans August 10 for the spinof ...

  37. XM Diversifies with Worldspace Stake

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT XM Satellite Radio has announced an initial $25 million investment in international satellite radio broadcaster WorldSpace, which currently targets Africa and Asia. The XM investment isn't raising man XM Satellite Radio has announced an initi ...

  38. Stern Replacement: David Lee Roth?

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Gossip writer reports rumor. Infinity isn't commenting on an online report penned by a former Howard Stern Show regular that suggests that David Lee Roth will be one of the personalities that ultimately replaces Howard Stern. Chaunce Hayden, ...

  39. Televisa Sues Univision As Row Escalates

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A showdown between Mexico's largest broadcaster, Grupo Televisa, and Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications reached new heights May 10 when Univision said that Televisa chairman Emilio (The Hollywood Reporter) -- A showdown bet ...

  40. WMG Stock Ends Second Day Down 1.8%

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its second day of trading, closing at $16.10 today (May 12). The stock is down 90 cents from the $17 price tag it carried when it issued its IPO. Warner Music Group stock fell another 1.8% in its secon ...

  41. Mexican Gov't Fines Azteca

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's securities regulator has slapped broadcaster TV Azteca and two of its top executives with fines totaling $2.3 million for committing fraud in a complex debt-refinancing deal at its mobile tel MEXICO CITY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- M ...

  42. WMG Sets IPO Price Range

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shares to be set at $22-$24. Warner Music Group has set a price range of $22-$24 for its upcoming initial public offering. The company says in a filing with the SEC that it intends to offer 27.17 million shares to the public. In addition, WMG' ...

  43. Behind the Deal: Labels Argue Legal Relationships Behind Kazaa

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels against tech companies over unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing has proceeded through trial. For the first time anywhere in the world, a lawsuit filed by record labels a ...

  44. Warner Receives New Spitzer Subpoena

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Corp. on Thursday (April 7) said it has received an additional subpoena from New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer as part of an industry-wide probe into the relationship between Warner Music Group Corp. on Thursday (April 7) ...

  45. Copyright Office Seeks Comments On DAS Reporting

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Copyright Office regarding the way certain digital audio services report their use of sound recordings to copyright owners is April 14. NEW YORK -- The deadline to submit comments to the U.S. Copyright O ...

  46. This Week's Top Stories

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>SEC May Ease Sarbanes-Oxley Rules On Foreign Companies</LI> <LI>U.K. Panel Recommends Dissolving BBC Board</LI> <LI>CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows</LI> <LI>Copyright Office Seeks Comments On S ...

  47. SEC

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Story: SEC may ease Sarbanes-Oxley rules. This Week's Story: SEC Considers Easing Rules On Foreign Companies LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is considering softening new American corporate governanc ...

  48. This Week's Top Stories

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST <UL> <LI>Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Laurie Soriano</LI> <LI>Hollywood OKs $850M Movie Gallery Buyout</LI> <LI>SEC Charges TV Azteca With Fraud</LI> <LI>Fa B ...

  49. SEC Charges TV Azteca With Fraud

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Jan. 4 charged Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca and its chairman, Ricardo Salinas Pliego, with fraud, saying he swindled $109 million by conducting business NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S. ...

  50. SEC Flips Disney Decision

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has reversed its position that would have allowed Walt Disney Co. investors to nominate independent directors to the company's board. NEW YORK (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The U.S. Securities and Exc ...

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