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  1. BMG Japan, Hostess Strike Distribution Deal

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan has struck an agreement to exclusively distribute Hostess Entertainment's catalog and new releases, with effect from March 1. The deal will cover all the Tokyo-based indie label's repertoire from partnerships in the market, inc ...

  2. Paul Yeskel Dies

    December 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST Independent promotion and marketing specialist Paul Yeskel died in his sleep in the early hours of Sunday, Dec. 23, at his home in Old Bridge, N.J. The cause of death was yet to be determined. He was 56. Yeskel was founder and president of Aim Str ...

  3. EMI Strikes Deal For BoxOffice365 On-Demand Video Site

    December 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. will make DRM-free audio and video content available through British Internet Broadcasting Co.'s (BiBC) downloadable virtual store, the music major said today. Works from EMI artists including Coldplay, The Spice Girls, Queen, ...

  4. OFT Sheds Light On Its UMG-V2 Clearance

    November 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading has published in-depth detail behind its decision to approve Universal Music Group's acquisition of V2. In its assessment, posted today on the OFT Web site, the competition regulator noted that the two c ...

  5. U.K.'s OFT Clears UMG-V2 Deal

    November 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group cleared the final hurdle in its acquisition of V2 Music Group when Britain's Office Of Fair Trading said today it would not refer the buyout to the Competition Commission. In a brief statement issued on its Web site, the ...

  6. V2 To Live On Within UMG's Mercury Group

    October 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has started the integration of its newly-acquired V2 Music Group. Moving forward, the British arm of V2 will be aligned with Mercury Records under Mercury U.K. president Jason Iley. UMG is committed to absorbing some of the a ...

  7. Universal, AIM Clash Over V2 Acquisition

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music and independent trade body AIM have become embroiled in a row over the major's acquisition of the V2 label. AIM has gone public on its submission to the U.K. government's Office of Fair Trading (OFT), criticising Universa ...

  8. Virgin Megastores U.K. Changes Hands In MBO

    September 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold-off its Virgin Megastores U.K. and Ireland chain for an undisclosed sum. A team led by Virgin Megastores managing director Simon Douglas and finance director Steve Peckham has bought the 125-store chain ...

  9. UMG To Acquire V2 From Morgan Stanley

    August 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Universal Music Group has reached an agreement to acquire the V2 Music Group from Morgan Stanley. Terms of the deal, which is subject to regulatory approval, have not been disclosed. "V2 is recognized as a pioneer in independent music wit ...

  10. V2 Backs Music Degree

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT U.K. independent label V2 has established a £15,000 ($29,655) Master's Degree scholarship to help further the careers of potential future music-industry executives. The scholarship, part of V2's 10th-anniversary celebrations this year, h ...

  11. Gold Mining Xtravaganza

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Billboard.biz has learned. Gold has inked a deal with V2 in the United Kingdom; it encompasses production, distribution and marketing, wit ...

  12. Gold Mining Xtravaganza

    October 22, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Billboard.biz has learned. Xtravaganza founder/DJ Alex Gold is relaunching the online service Xtravaganza.co.uk by the end of the year, Bi ...

  13. V2 Pacts With Universal U.K. For Distribution

    June 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to provide distribution services for V2, the London-based independent record label founded and sold recently by Richard Branson, with effect from July 1. Universal Music U.K. has struck an agreement to ...

  14. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  15. Virgin Sells V2 Stake

    May 16, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an undisclosed sum. Richard Branson's Virgin Group has sold its stake in V2 Records to U.S. investment bank Morgan Stanley for an ...

  16. Sheridan Square Pulls Out Of Hirsch Merger

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT V2 acquisition impacted financials of deal. As expected, Sheridan Square Entertainment is pulling out of its planned merger with publicly traded Hirsch International, an industrial embroidery machine distributor. The independent label initially ey ...

  17. Sheridan Square Pulls Out Of Hirsch Merger

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT V2 acquisition impacted financials of deal. As expected, Sheridan Square Entertainment is pulling out of its planned merger with publicly traded Hirsch International, an industrial embroidery machine distributor. The independent label initially ey ...

  18. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

  19. Gershon To Run Revamped Sheridan Square

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Artemis president Glass exiting. Sheridan Square Entertainment, which has been growing mainly through acquisitions, has combined its label operations, reconfigured its management structure and consolidated positions. As a result of those moves, it ...

  20. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  21. Brit Launch For 24/7 Video Download Service

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom's first around-the-clock video download service, unveiled its soft launch last night (Aug. 2) with plans to go fully commercial by the end of September. BoxOffice365, described as United Kingdom' ...

  22. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Several European indie labels have voiced concern that they find it difficult to license their repertoire to Apple's online music service iTunes Music Store. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record compan ...

  23. Indies Slam iTunes On Majors Bias

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Apple Computer has come under attack from leading European independent record companies for its licensing policy. Several indie label ...

  24. Euro Indies Strike Deals With iTunes

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Europe's independent labels have ended their content-licensing holdout with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Stores. A raft of licensing pacts have been struck, paving the way for tens of thousands of in Europe's independent labels hav ...

  25. Euro Indies Strike Deals With iTunes

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Europe's independent labels have ended their content-licensing holdout with Apple Computer's iTunes Music Stores. A raft of licensing pacts have been struck, paving the way for tens of thousands of in Europe's independent labels hav ...

  26. V2 To Restructure International Group

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's London-based independent record group V2 is undertaking an international restructuring. A spokesperson confirms a "small number" of international job losses will result. Richard Branson's London-based independ ...

  27. V2 Shuts Down L.A. Office; Backer Out

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT V2 Records has shuttered its Los Angeles office. V2 North America executive VP/GM Steve Backer, who was based in L.A., has stepped down. V2 Records has shuttered its Los Angeles office. V2 North America executive VP/GM Steve Backer, who was based ...

  28. V2 Records Pacts With India's Times Music

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST V2 Records has signed a two-year licensing deal with Mumbai, India-based Times Music, owned by Bennett & Coleman Ltd., one of India's leading media groups. V2 Records has signed a two-year licensing deal with Mumbai, India-based Times ...