Universal Music

  1. Polydor Marketing Pair Upped In The U.K.

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to directors of marketing at Universal Music divisions Polydor U.K. and Polydor Associated Labels (PAL). Peter Loraine and Karen Simmonds have been promoted, respectively, to direc ...

  2. UMVD Updates JumpStart

    April 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT As expected, Universal Music & Video Distribution has revamped its JumpStart pricing initiative, raising boxlot prices higher, but now allowing discounts to figure into the equation. As expected, Universal Music & Video Distribution ha ...

  3. Belgium's ARS Targets Older Demographic

    April 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Belgian independent record company ARS Productions has launched a niche label, Forever, which will target consumers aged 50 and up. Universal Music will distribute Forever in Belgium. Belgian independent record company ARS Productions has launched ...

  4. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The latest dream makers and deal breakers for this week. - J. Walter Thompson has launched a new branded-entertainment practice. The group, Amplify , results from a merger of JWT's Brand Entertainment Group and Hill & Knowlton's Show ...

  5. Indecency Fines Set To Escalate

    April 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WASHINGTON--Word on the Hill is that indecency fines are set to shoot through the roof soon. With public grousing and election-year politicking guiding Federal Communications Commission thinking, the Immediatek To Buy DiscLive Clear Channel Trial ...

  6. This Week's Players & Practices

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT This week's Players and Practices includes Razor & Tie Records, Verve Music Group, Sciorra Leaness Averill & Rubenstein and BMI. - Razor & Tie Records in New York ups Victor Zaraya to VP of finance and operations. He previ ...

  7. UMVD Holds On To No. 1 In Q1 Market Share

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its leadership in U.S. album market share in the first quarter, but suffered declines from its performance last year. Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD) maintained its lea ...

  8. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  9. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  10. Recouping E-Royalties Made Easier

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT LOS ANGELES--Thanks to a simplified application process, producers are having an easier time recouping their share of webcasting and satellite transmission royalties of their recordings. <br clear="no NLRB Dismisses 'Virtual Music ...

  11. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  12. Sanctuary Names Stroebele Continental Europe Prez

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a new role overseeing continental European operations. Sanctuary Records Group (SRG) has named former Sony Music Europe executive Frank Stroebele to a ne ...

  13. N.Y. Law Firm Debuts With High-Profile Clients

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Attorneys Nick Sciorra, Chuck Leaness, Craig Averill and Todd Rubenstein have opened a New York-based entertainment law firm. The firm, Sciorra Leaness Averill &amp; Rubenstein, will advise clients in Attorneys Nick Sciorra, Chuck Leaness, Cra ...

  14. UMG Colombia Names Sossa Managing Director

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Sossa managing director for its operations in Columbia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru. She previously was financial controller. NEW YORK-- Universal Music in Bogota, Colombia, promotes Sandra Soss ...

  15. Trintignant Murder Trial Verdict Due

    March 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithuania, has called for a nine-year jail sentence against Bertrand Cantat. The French singer faces charges of homicide after his companion, the actress Marie The prosecutor at a tribunal in Vilnius, Lithu ...

  16. 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 ( ...

  17. Execs Split Sony, Universal In Germany

    March 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). The German affiliates of Sony Music and Universal Music each lost a key executive today (March 12). In a surprise move, Volker Neumüller, GM of Epi ...

  18. Aussie Online Stores Bring In Majors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from Australian telecommunication giant Telstra, BigPondMusic.com. Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from ...

  19. Aussie Online Stores Bring In Majors

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from Australian telecommunication giant Telstra, BigPondMusic.com. Universal Music has become the fifth record company to sign on for the download service from ...

  20. Aussie Judge Rejects Kazaa Claim

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Federal Court in Sydney has rejected an application by P2P service Kazaa's parent Sharman Networks to have evidence collected during February raids in three Australian states declared invalid. SYDNEY--The Federal Court in Sydney has rejec ...

  21. Universal Names MD In South America

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sandra Sossa has been appointed managing director of Universal Music in Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru, effective April 1. She was previously financial controller for the company. Sandra Sossa has been appointed managing director of Univers ...

  22. Uni 8th Best U.K. Company To Work For: Poll

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according to a new poll on the country's leading firms. Universal Music U.K. has been named one of the top 10 companies to work for in Britain, according ...

  23. Australian Labels, Kazaa Await Calif. Ruling

    March 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Australian record labels and Sydney-based SharmanNetworks--owner of the Kazaa P2P file-sharing service--are anxiously waiting to the decisions of three appeal court judges some 7,500 miles away. SYDNEY--Australian record labels and Sydney-based Sh ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. UMVD Taps Sullivan As Video Sales VP

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kim Sullivan has joined Universal Music and Video Distribution/Visual Entertainment as VP of video sales, reporting to UMVD executive VP Tom O'Malley. Kim Sullivan has joined Universal Music and Video Distribution/Visual Entertainment as VP o ...

  26. UMVD Taps Sullivan As Video Sales VP

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kim Sullivan has joined Universal Music and Video Distribution/Visual Entertainment as VP of video sales, reporting to UMVD executive VP Tom O'Malley. Kim Sullivan has joined Universal Music and Video Distribution/Visual Entertainment as VP o ...

  27. Aussie Giant Powderfinger Hits The Road In Europe

    February 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST The biggest fish at home, Australian rock band Powderfinger is testing the waters of Europe and the U.K. With a Feb. 21 gig at Brussels' Botanique venue, the Brisbane-based five-piece will embark on i The biggest fish at home, Australian rock ...

  28. Elvis Crespo Jumps To OLE Music

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Merengue star Elvis Crespo has signed with OLE Music. Crespo, who was formerly on Sony Discos, will announce his move in a press conference tomorrow (Feb. 18). He plans to release a new album in May. Merengue star Elvis Crespo has signed with OLE ...

  29. UMVD Confirms New Visual Entertainment Division

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) officially launched its UMVD Visual Entertainment division today (Feb. 17). As previously reported, the division will acquire and distribute DVDs and vi Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  30. IFPI Sues Belgian ISP In Copyright Action

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting file-sharing links on its Web newsgroups. BRUSSELS--IFPI Belgium is suing Belgian Internet service provider and telecoms operator Telenet for hosting ...

  31. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  32. UMVD Bows Video Division, Makes Cuts

    February 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will soon be launching a new home-video division, according to sources. Also, in separate news, the company has been quietly downsizing over the past mo Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. UMVD Grammy Ads To Include JumpStart Pricing

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD) will celebrate its Grammy-nominated artists in full-page newspapers ads starting Friday. However, the move could sound a sour note for some merchants, a Universal Music & Video Distribution ( ...

  36. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  37. French Shipments' Value Falls 14% In 2003

    January 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST The trade value of music shipments in France fell 14.5% to 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) in 2003, according to figures released today (Jan. 26) by labels body SNEP during the Midem trade show in Ca The trade value of music shipments in France f ...

  38. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  39. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  40. Retail Track

    January 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do business with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution again. Virgin Entertainment Group has ended its boycott of the JumpStart program and will now do b ...

  41. Virgin Finally Gets JumpStart

    January 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The 24-unit Virgin Entertainment Group (VEG) chain has ended its holdout against the JumpStart program and will begin doing business again with Universal Music &amp; Video Distribution (UMVD), sources The 24-unit Virgin Entertainment Group (VE ...

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