Universal Music International

  1. Max Hole Promoted At UMI

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of marketing and A&R Max Hole has been promoted to executive VP, marketing and A&R, effective immediately. London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of mar ...

  2. Kennedy Named New IFPI Chief

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry in London on Jan. 1, 2005, succeeding Jay Berman. John Kennedy will become chairman/CEO of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ...

  3. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  4. Update: IFPI Confirms Kennedy's Appointment

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy will succeed Jay Berman as chairman/CEO, effective Jan. 1, 2005. Kennedy will join the trade group Oct. 1, allowing for a three-month transition before Berma The IFPI confirmed today that John Kennedy wil ...

  5. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  6. Sources: Kennedy To Succeed Berman At IFPI

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy is understood to be joining the IFPI in London to succeed current chairman/CEO Jason Berman, Billboard.biz has learned. Former Universal Music International president/COO John Kennedy ...

  7. UMI Elevates Antippas To New Role

    August 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas' elevation to the new role as senior VP, UMI, Central & Eastern Europe, with effect from September 1. Universal Music International (UMI) today confirmed Vico Antippas& ...

  8. Industry Presses EC To Review Recordings' Term Of Protection

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT International trade body the IFPI officially requested the European Commission for an extension of Term of Protection for producers and artists, with the goal of ending the discrepancy between the Uni LONDON -- The music industry's main prior ...

  9. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  10. UMI Audio/Visual Product Gets Int'l Rollout

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product range following a successful trial in three European territories. Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product ran ...

  11. UMI Audio/Visual Product Gets Int'l Rollout

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product range following a successful trial in three European territories. Universal Music International (UMI) is set to expand its Deluxe Sound and Vision product ran ...

  12. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG would have been market leader. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body IFPI. Universal posted a 23.5% share last year, down from 2 ...

  13. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body the IFPI. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures suppli ...

  14. Uni Germany Dumps Copy-Protected CDs

    June 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany has removed copy-protection technology from all national CD releases, Billboard.biz has learned. The move means that releases by top local acts such as Jeanette, Die Ärzte Universal Music Germany has removed copy-p ...

  15. Manolo Diaz Named Chief Of EMI Spain

    May 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In a move that has surprised insiders, EMI has appointed Latin music industry veteran Manolo Diaz as president/CEO of EMI Spain, Billboard.biz has learned. In a move that has surprised insiders, EMI has appointed Latin music industry veteran Manol ...

  16. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in the burgeoning mobile-music space, panelists concluded at a forum in London yesterday. The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in ...

  17. P2P Activity Threatens Mobile Sector

    May 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in the burgeoning mobile-music space, panelists concluded at a forum in London yesterday. The scourge of illegal song exchanges on the Internet threatens to re-emerge in ...

  18. IFPI's Board To Discuss Piracy issues

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The fight against piracy will be one of the key issues on the agenda when the IFPI hold its bi-annual board meeting in London on May 18-20. Billboard.biz has also learned that board members will raise The fight against piracy will be one of the ke ...

  19. Belgium's Sabam, UMI Forge Mechanical License

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement with Universal Music International (UMI) covering mechanical reproduction rights. Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement w ...

  20. Belgium's Sabam, UMI Forge Mechanical License

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement with Universal Music International (UMI) covering mechanical reproduction rights. Belgian author's rights assn. Sabam has signed a central licensing agreement w ...

  21. Antippas Moves Up Universal Ladder

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Billboard.biz has learned. Universal Music Germany's interim president Vico Antippas will move to London at the beginning of 2005, Bi ...

  22. Uni Germany Restructures

    March 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany has undergone a major restructuring designed to give a boost to local talent. At the heart of the revamp is the creation of separate units for domestic and international repert Universal Music Germany has undergone a major ...

  23. Uni, Sony To Provide Content To T-Mobile Euro Service

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell downloads through cell phones. T-Mobile has struck content deals with Universal Music International and Sony Music Entertainment to sell down ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. UMI Digitizes Entire Euro Catalog

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution milestone by becoming the first major to digitize its entire European music catalog. Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution mi ...

  26. UMI Digitizes Entire Euro Catalog

    March 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution milestone by becoming the first major to digitize its entire European music catalog. Universal Music International (UMI) today (March 3) hits a digital-distribution mi ...

  27. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  28. Kennedy To Leave Universal

    February 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to leave the company at the end of the month. Universal Music International (UMI) president/COO John Kennedy revealed today (Feb. 2) that he is to le ...

  29. UMI Gets Early Marley Catalog

    January 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers is to be re-released by Universal Music International (UMI) through a 10-year exclusive licensing deal with JAD Records, the Santa Monica, Calif.-based lab The early work of Bob Marley and the Wailers i ...

  30. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

  31. Renner Out At Uni Germany

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end of January, according to a statement issued this morning. Universal Music Germany chairman/CEO Tim Renner is to quit the Berlin-based company at the end ...

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