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  1. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. The nation's largest Latin retail chain is not selling the album in Shakira's new albu ...

  2. Ritmo Refuses Shakira Set

    June 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it will not be with the support of Ritmo Latino. Shakira's new album, "Fijación Oral, Volumen 1," may break sales records. But it ...

  3. Sony BMG's Lack Expects More Cost Savings

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than it originally expected from the merger that created the record company 10 months ago, but meaningful revenue gains for both itself and the industry are s Sony BMG plans to wring more cost savings than ...

  4. IFPI To Hold Meeting With French Officials

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT International trade body IFPI will try to gain the support of the French government on the issue of the extension of copyright duration for recorded music in Europe during a meeting today (May 18) in International trade body IFPI will try to gain ...

  5. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Results

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance, which manages common activities between the mechanical right and performing right societies, on May 12 issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. LONDON -- The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS All ...

  6. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Online Site

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intellectu MADRID -- Sony BMG Spain on May 9 withdre ...

  7. French Exec Barclay Dies

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legendary French label executive Eddie Barclay died at a Paris hospital May 13, aged 84. During his career, he signed such artists as Jacques Brel, Charles Aznavour, Léo Ferré, and Claude No Legendary French label executive Eddie ...

  8. Britain's MCPS-PRS Delivers Mixed 2004 Result

    May 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. The United Kingdom's MCPS-PRS Alliance has today (May 12) issued a mixed financial report for the year 2004. Strong results acro ...

  9. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  10. Sony BMG Spain Pulls Tracks From Download Site

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,561 songs from the country's oldest music Web site, weblisten.com, after a Madrid court found the service guilty of unfair competition and infringement of intel Sony BMG Spain today (May 9) withdrew 7,5 ...

  11. Lauriot-Prevost Takes Over EMI's Global Marketing

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost has been promoted to senior VP of global marketing, in charge of the marketing of EMI Music's repertoire around the world. Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost has been promoted to senior VP of global marketing, in charge of the ...

  12. The Beat

    April 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A&R Worldwide confirms bigwig participants including Dave Navarro and Universal Music & Video Distribution president Jim Urie for its inaugural Musexpo music and media forum. Read Melinda Newm A&R Worldwide confirms bigwig part ...

  13. The Beat

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A&R Worldwide confirms bigwig participants including Dave Navarro and Universal Music & Video Distribution president Jim Urie for its inaugural Musexpo music and media forum. Read Melinda Newm A&R Worldwide confirms bigwig part ...

  14. Hadjiyiannis Wins Five At Greece's Arion Awards

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis was the big winner at the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, held last night (April 5) at Athens Concert Hall. Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis was the big winner at the fourth annual Ari ...

  15. U.K.'s Orange Pushing Mobile Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Campaign includes live-music sponsorships. U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today (March 31) unveiled its biggest campaign yet to encourage consumers to access mobile music. The "Find Music" initiative, which kicks off tonight with an eve ...

  16. U.K.'s Orange Pushing Mobile Music

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today (March 31) unveiled its biggest campaign yet to encourage consumers to access mobile music. The "Find Music" initiative, which kicks off tonight with an event at U.K. cell-phone operator Orange today ...

  17. Starbucks Jumping The Gun On Beck Album

    March 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST By selling Beck's "Guero" album, Starbucks is stepping up its presence in music beyond the adult-alternative CDs it generally carries. But the company apparently has a way to go before it understands By selling Beck's "Gue ...

  18. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acqu ...

  19. UMVD Names VP For Video

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Macias to work in biz development. Universal Music & Video Distribution has named Yolanda Macias as VP of business development and acquisitions for Visual Entertainment. Based in Universal City, Calif., Macias will source new video content and ...

  20. Hadjiyiannis Grabs 11 Nods For Greek Awards

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST With 11 nominations, Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiannis is the frontrunner heading into the fourth annual Arion Greek Music Awards, set for April 5 at the Athens Concert Hall. With 11 nominations, Universal Music artist Mihalis Hadjiyiann ...

  21. NZ Label Chief Fuemana Dies

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Phil Fuemana, founder of New Zealand record company Urban Pasifika Records, died at his home in South Auckland on Feb. 28 after a heart attack. He was 41. Phil Fuemana, founder of New Zealand record company Urban Pasifika Records, died at his home ...

  22. NZ Label Chief Phil Fuemana Dies

    March 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Phil Fuemana, founder of New Zealand record company Urban Pasifika Records, died Feb. 28 at his home in South Auckland after a heart attack. He was 41. Phil Fuemana, founder of New Zealand record company Urban Pasifika Records, died Feb. 28 at his ...

  23. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners filed an infringement lawsuit on Feb. 22 over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and was nomi NEW YORK -- A group of copyrigh ...

  24. IDJ Names Field Marketing VP

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Calitri takes expanded role. Island Def Jam Music Group has named Joe Calitri as VP of field marketing. He has served as Island Records senior director of sales and field marketing since 2001. Calitri's responsibilities include overseeing fie ...

  25. UMVD Scrambling With Early 50 Cent Release

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Album moves up five days to March 3. Now that Universal Music & Video Distribution has moved the release date of 50 Cent's album "The Massacre" up five days to Thursday, March 3, the distributor is scrambling to ensure that the ...

  26. Milian's 'Dip It Low' At Center Of Suit

    February 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST A group of copyright owners yesterday (Feb. 22) filed an infringement lawsuit over Christina Milian's "Dip It Low." The Island Def Jam track peaked at No. 5 on The Billboard Hot 100 in August 2004 and A group of copyright owners yes ...

  27. Attorney-Client Privilege Ends With Death

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled Feb. 1 (Reuters) -- Communications fro ...

  28. Court: Bing's Legal Privilege Ended in Death

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Communications from Bing Crosby's business associates half a century ago are no longer protected by client-attorney privilege decades after the entertainer's death, California's top court ruled yester Communications from Bing Crosby ...

  29. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  30. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  31. Axl Rose Signs To Sanctuary Publishing

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose to a publishing deal. Until recently, Warner Chappell published the Guns N' Roses frontman's works. British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose t ...

  32. Axl Rose Signs To Sanctuary Publishing

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose to a publishing deal. Until recently, Warner Chappell published the Guns N' Roses frontman's works. British-based independent Sanctuary Music Group has signed Axl Rose t ...

  33. French Market Drops 14% In 2004

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST The French recorded music industry suffered another difficult year in 2004. Trade body SNEP revealed during Midem today (Jan. 24) that the value of shipments slipped to €953 million ($1.24 bill The French recorded music industry suffere ...

  34. UMVD Bows Spanish B2B Web Site

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In an effort to better reach its Latin costumer base and more effectively market its products, Universal Music & Video Distribution is launching a Spanish-language business-to-business Web site. In an effort to better reach its Latin costu ...

  35. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music ...

  36. ABKCO Gets Satisfaction With '40 Licks'

    January 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The two-disc Rolling Stones compilation "Forty Licks" will shift to ABKCO Records on Feb. 15. The two-disc Rolling Stones compilation "Forty Licks" will shift to ABKCO Records on Feb. 15. The title, a joint venture between ABKC ...

  37. Management Reshuffle Hits German Publishers

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony/ATV's Weller, KMP's Schedler exit. Several German music publishing companies have announced management changes effective in the new year. Berlin-based Mike Weller, Sony/ATV Music Publishing VP for Germany, Austria, Switzerland & ...

  38. U.S. Album Sales Show Gains

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST UMVD leads market share in positive year. Total U.S. album sales for 2004 were 666.7 million units, an increase of 1.6% in a 52-week comparison to 2003, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Overall sales, including digital tracks, totaled 817 million, ...

  39. Wippit Signs Up Universal, Warner

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based online music service Wippit has struck separate agreements to digitally distribute repertoire from Universal Music and Warner Music International, respectively. The deals, announced today London-based online music service Wippit has s ...

  40. Wippit Signs Up Universal, Warner

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based online music service Wippit has struck separate agreements to digitally distribute repertoire from Universal Music and Warner Music, respectively. With the deals, announced today (Dec. 8) London-based online music service Wippit has s ...

  41. Musicrypt Enters U.S. With Radio Monitor Pact

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/index.jsp" TARGET="new">Billboard Radio Monitor</A> and Musicrypt have entered into an exclusive agreement to promote and market Musicrypt's Billboard ...

  42. Japanese Labels Seek IDs Of File Sharers

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters Nov. 15 to Internet service providers, demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly uploaded unauthorized music files to the Inte TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  43. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters on Nov. 15 to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upload unaut TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  44. NZ Retailer Won't Rack Eminem's 'Encore'

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand retail chain the CD and DVD Store is refusing to rack Eminem's album "Encore," released locally on Monday (Nov. 15). The retailer is not displaying the Universal Music album at any of its New Zealand retail chain the CD ...

  45. NZ Retailer Won't Rack Eminem's 'Encore'

    November 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand retail chain the CD and DVD Store is refusing to rack Eminem's album "Encore," released locally on Monday (Nov. 15). The retailer is not displaying the Universal Music album at any of its New Zealand retail chain the CD ...

  46. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  47. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  48. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  49. Huge Weekend Bow For Eminem

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Amid a chaotic weekend of street-date violations at retail, Eminem's "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope) is emerging with huge sales. Industry observers estimate that the set -- which was originally sched Amid a chaotic weekend of stree ...

  50. French Labels Drop Singles Prices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower the price of singles by about 25%. In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower ...

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