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  1. Impala Threatens Sony/BMG Legal Action

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger in court if the deal gets clearance from the European Commission. European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger ...

  2. Impala Threatens Litigation If Sony/BMG Is Cleared

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie trade group issues protest to Monti. European independent labels organization Impala says it will challenge the Sony-BMG merger in court if the deal gets clearance from the European Commission. The threat was made in a letter sent yesterday ...

  3. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups BRUSSELS -- Following word June 17 that Europea ...

  4. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  5. Italian Rights Body Sues MTV For Non-Payment

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian broadcasting and performance rights collecting society, SCF, has announced that it is taking MTV Italy to court for non-payment. The Italian broadcasting and performance rights collecting society, SCF, has announced that it is taking M ...

  6. NIPP, Clear Channel Settle Lawsuit

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a development some will see as a clear victory for independent concert promoters, Nobody In Particular Presents (NIPP) has settled its lawsuit against Clear Channel Communications (CCC) and several NASHVILLE -- In a development some will see as ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  9. Belgian Consumer Group Loses Court Battle

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian consumers' watchdog group Test-Achats/Test Aankoop today lost the court case it launched against four of the major record companies for installing copy-control mechanisms in CDs that hinder pl Belgian consumers' watchdog group Te ...

  10. Hyperion Records Embroiled In Copyright Row

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A British composer, who claims four of his arrangements were released on CD without his approval and without his being recognized as the author, has launched a High Court battle for up to £50,000 ($8 LONDON--A British composer, who claims four of ...

  11. Film Studios Mull Piracy Lawsuits

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Motion Picture Assn. of America head Jack Valenti says film studios may follow their music counterparts in pursuing individual file-sharers through the courts if online film piracy continues unabated. Ex-Exec Sues Label For Slander Ex-Fox Workers ...

  12. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  13. Canadian Download Store Launches

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterday (May 13). Canadian phone giant BCE Inc. began offering about 250,000 songs for downloading on its Sympatico.ca Web site yesterd ...

  14. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  15. Indie Retail Suit To Go Forward

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal district court judge in Los Angeles has denied a motion by big-box defendants and the five majors to dismiss an amended class-action lawsuit against them which alleges they engage in unfair A federal district court judge in Los Angeles h ...

  16. Woman Fined For Ignoring RIAA Charges

    May 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an RIAA lawsuit accusing her of downloading copyright-protected music from the Internet. A federal judge has fined a Connecticut woman $6,000 for lack of response to an R ...

  17. Australian Manager Thomas Sues TV Production Firm

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based artist manager Grant Thomas is suing Australian TV production company Screentime for A$750,000 ($555,000), claiming breach of contract and lost earnings. Sydney-based artist manager Grant Thomas is suing Australian TV production compa ...

  18. Australian Manager Thomas Sues TV Production Firm

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based artist manager Grant Thomas is suing Australian TV production company Screentime for A$750,000 ($555,000), claiming breach of contract and lost earnings. Sydney-based artist manager Grant Thomas is suing Australian TV production compa ...

  19. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  20. Court Filing: Maverick Has Lost $66 Million

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group claims in newly released court papers that Madonna's Maverick Records has lost $66 million since 1999. The labels are in a dispute over the value of Maverick and who will control it Warner Music Group claims in newly releas ...

  21. RIAA Drops Amnesty Program

    April 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent people from being sued by recording companies if the downloaders admitted to illegally sharing music online, according to court documents. The RIAA has ended a program that offered to prevent pe ...

  22. Calif. Lawmakers, Groups Rally Against Video Games

    April 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elected officials, religious leaders and civic activists rallied across California yesterday (April 8) to support two bills pending before the legislature that would restrict the sale of violent video Elected officials, religious leaders and civic ...

  23. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Studios says DMCA ruling is unconstitutional. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. 321 Studios Inc., based in the St. Louis suburb of Ches ...

  24. DVD-Copying Software Maker Appeals Rulings

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it stop making and marketing its software. A Missouri maker of DVD-copying products says it has appealed a pair of federal court rulings that it sto ...

  25. Last Samurai' Writer Sues Producers

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST One of the screenwriters of the Warner Bros. 2003 movie "The Last Samurai" is suing the film's producers, alleging they failed to give him and other writers proper writing credits. NEW YORK--One of the screenwriters of the Warner Br ...

  26. Courtney Love Arrested In New York

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Courtney Love was arrested early this morning (March 18) in New York after allegedly throwing a microphone stand at East Village nightclub Plaid, striking a man in the head, police said. The 24-year-o Courtney Love was arrested early this morning ...

  27. GNR Denied 'Greatest Hits' Injunction

    March 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday (March 15) cleared the way for Geffen Records to release a greatest hits album next week from Guns N' Roses, despite the objection of lead singer Axl Rose and A federal judge in Los Angeles yesterday ( ...

  28. Sitar Player Ustad Vilayat Khan Dies

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of India's leading sitar players, has died. He was 76. Khan died Saturday (March 13) in Bombay's Jaslok Hospital. He had lung cancer, diabetes and hypertension, the Press Trust Ustad Vilayat Khan, one of India ...

  29. Blades Settles Suit Vs. Labels, Pub Firms

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST A suit filed by singer/producer/actor Ruben Blades against his former record and publishing companies was settled quietly Sunday (March 7), the day before it was scheduled to go to trial. A suit filed by singer/producer/actor Ruben Blades against ...

  30. Tom Waits Adds To Money Flood From Licensing Suit Series

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Spanish court decision in favor of Tom Waits marks the fourth time the gravel-larynxed singer-songwriter has won a court victory in his ongoing campaign to protect his unique vocal style and composi LOS ANGELES--A Spanish court decision in favor ...

  31. Trial Begins In Ruben Blades Royalty Dispute With Record Labels

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trial involving Ruben Blades' lawsuit against his former record and publishing companies begins Monday in New York federal court. MIAMI--The trial involving Ruben Blades' lawsuit against his former record and publishing companies beg ...

  32. E.U. Set To Act On New Rules To Halt Piracy

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The European Union is expected to agree to new rules this week that will clamp down on movie and music pirates following a long legislative battle, according to the E.U. sources last Friday. <br clea Virgin, Fox Studio Drop Lawsuit, Settle Disp ...

  33. Ruben Blades Taking Former Label, Publisher To Court

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his former record and publishing companies is set to go to trial March 8 in New York Federal court. A suit filed by singer/songwriter/actor/producer Ruben Blades against his for ...

  34. Waits Wins Legal Battle Over Sound-Alike TV Ad

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused of wrongfully misappropriating his vocal styles in a sound-alike TV ad. Tom Waits has won a legal battle against a Spanish production company which he accused o ...

  35. Ongoing 'Name' Battle Between CMA, CCMA Rages On

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Assn. and Christian Country Music Assn. continue to battle in U.S. District Court in Nashville over the Christian music organization's use of acronyms. NASHVILLE--The Country Music Assn. and Christian Country Music Assn. con ...

  36. Canadian Solution To Music Industry Woes

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Recently, I urged the recording industry to back a statute that would legalize peer-to-peer music file-sharing and at the same time require Internet service providers (ISPs) and electronics businesses Recently, I urged the recording industry to ba ...

  37. Clear Channel Yanks Howard Stern Off Six Channels

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST <ul><li> Victims' Relief Aid Fund Proposed In Wake Of R.I. Nightclub Deaths</li> <li> Calif. Sen. Backs Proposed New Internet Piracy Bill</li> <li> South By Southwest Conference Panels Offer CLE Credi Clear ...

  38. Lawyers Return To Court In Jackson Case

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a date for Michael Jackson's preliminary hearing in his child-molestation case. Lawyers are returning to court today (Feb. 13) in Santa Barbara, Calif., to set a ...

  39. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  40. Update: Tower Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

    February 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 protection this morning (Feb. 9) in the U.S. bankrupcty court in Wilmington, Del., with a fast-track plan that calls for the company to emerge within 3 As expected, Tower Records filed for Chapter 11 ...

  41. Update: Tower Turns To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankruptcy court within the next week, the first motions it files are expected to be one that will convert bondholders into majority owners of the chain and on When Tower Records heads into a Delaware bankr ...

  42. Tower's Restructuring Leads To Chapter 11 Court

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tower Records is expected to make a pre-negotiated Chapter 11 filing by the end of the month, sources say. The filing will be made in order to achieve a "cram down" on some bondholders, who are said t Tower Records is expected to make a ...

  43. Mystikal Gets Six Years For Sexual Battery

    January 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal, was sentenced to six years in prison yesterday (Jan. 15) for forcing his hair stylist to perform sex acts. Tyler, 33, who pleaded g Michael Tyler, better known as the Grammy-nomi ...

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