Video game development

  1. Mergers & Acquisitions

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: Karmazin quashes Sirius-XM merger rumor; Front Line eyeing Nashville firms; InMotion picks up AltiTunes; Take-2 signs Sega sports developers This Week's Stories: Karmazin Quashes Sirius-XM Merger Rumor By Tony Sander ...

  2. Dealmaking

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS team for live shows; Ubisoft, Sony animation developing games; Warner unit links with Destroy; SAG/AFTRA OK contracts This Week's Stories: CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows By Carla Hay NEW YORK -- Clear Channel ...

  3. Warner Unit Links With Destroy

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST Deal covers lifestyle, sports videos. Warner Strategic Marketing has signed an exclusive multi-year distribution and marketing agreement with Destroy Entertainment, a new producer of lifestyle and action-sports videos. The deal launches March 22 w ...

  4. Lions Gate Restructures Family; Ross Exits

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Parducci tapped to head division. Lions Gate Entertainment has restructured its family entertainment division. Formerly known as Family Home Entertainment (FHE), the division will now be called Family Entertainment in an effort to reflect a " ...

  5. RealNetworks Posts Q4 Sales Gains

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Subscribers doubled during '04. RealNetworks says its music subscription services and download store generated $21.6 million in revenue during the fourth quarter. This represents a 172% increase over its digital music revenues for the same pe ...

  6. ESPN, Electronic Arts Sign 15-year Game Deal

    January 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement for the development and integrated marketing of EA Sports games featuring ESPN content beginning in 2006. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts and ESPN have sealed a 15-year agreement ...

  7. Beastie Boys To Appear In Video Game

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. The Beastie Boys will appear as characters in the upcoming game "NBA Street V3," due Feb 8. from Electronic Arts. ...

  8. Digital Sales Reach $330M In 2004

    January 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST Legit downloads soar in U.S., Europe. The international recorded music industry today (Jan. 19) outlined the crucial gains it has made in the battle against digital piracy. While unveiling its new "Digital Music Report" in London, the IF ...

  9. EA Buys Stake In UbiSoft

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the French company UbiSoft Entertainment, maker of popular videogames developed in conjunction with novelist Tom Clancy. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Electronic Arts has purchased a 19.9% stake in the ...

  10. Music Stocks Picked Up In 2004

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST In a flat sales year, the music business regained modest ground on Wall Street. The parent companies of the major labels all posted stock gains in 2004, continuing a slight upward trend that started l NEW YORK -- In a flat sales year, the music bu ...

  11. Victory Deal Imminent?

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST The frenzy by the major labels and/or their independent distribution subsidiaries to cut a deal with Victory Records is building to a crescendo. NEW YORK -- The frenzy by the major labels and/or their independent distribution subsidiaries to cut a ...

  12. TransWorld Sees Holiday Increase

    January 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. TransWorld Entertainment reported a 2% comparable-store increase during the crucial holiday selling season. Total sales for the five-week p ...

  13. Behind the Deal: The State of the Music Industry -- An Interview With Kenny Meiselas

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST As 2004 came to a close,<i>Billboard</i> sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. As 2004 came to a close, Billboard sat down with a dozen lawyers to discuss the state of the music industry. Their work ...

  14. Atari Nabs Caparro As Prez/CEO

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Video game company Atari Inc. has appointed music-industry veteran Jim Caparro as president/CEO, choosing an executive with a proven track record of leading companies to fiscal prosperity. Video game company Atari Inc. has appointed music-industry ...

  15. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the assets of DreamWorks Music Publishing, named a chief. Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that recently acquired the a ...

  16. Hastings Reduces Q3 Loss

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. The 152-unit chain reported a loss of $1.8 million, or 15 ...

  17. Hastings Reduces Q3 Loss

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. Hastings Entertainment narrowed its loss during the fiscal third quarter, which ended Oct. 31. The 152-unit chain reported a loss of $1.8 million, or 15 ...

  18. Dimensional Names Schoenfeld As Pub Chief

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the division of JDS Capital Management that <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000717982">recently acq Dimensional Music Publishing, ...

  19. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

  20. EA, Cherry Lane Form Pubbery

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lane Music Publishing to form a new music publishing company, Next Level Music. Electronic Arts, the world's largest videogame maker, is teaming with Cherry Lan ...

  21. Japan's Columbia Music Reports Profit

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label Columbia Music Entertainment has unveiled a consolidated net profit of &#165;8 million ($75,800) for the April 1-Sept. 30 first half, compared to a loss of &#165;797 million ($7.5 mi Tokyo-based label Columbia Music Enter ...

  22. JDS Capital Buys DreamWorks Publishing Assets

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dimensional Music Publishing, the New York-based private equity arm of investment firm JDS Capital Management, has acquired DreamWorks Music Publishing's assets. Dimensional Music Publishing, the New York-based private equity arm of investmen ...

  23. Trans World Narrows Q3 Loss

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Trans World Entertainment Corp. reported a loss of $4.6 million, or 15 cents per diluted share, on sales of $270 million in its third quarter, which ended Oct. 30. Trans World Entertainment Corp. reported a loss of $4.6 million, or 15 cents per di ...

  24. IDN Sales Staff Gets Pink Slips

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Innovative Distribution Network, the indie distribution arm of giant music wholesaler Alliance Entertainment Corp., laid off five salespeople -- a third of its field sales staff -- yesterday (Nov. 1), Innovative Distribution Network, the indie dis ...

  25. Clear Channel Q3 Revenues Up

    October 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U.S. radio station chain, on Friday posted higher operating earnings and said a new strategy to trim advertising airtime showed early signs of success. Clear Channel Communications Inc., the largest U ...

  26. Canadian Videogame Firms To Self-Regulate Sales To Kids

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Stung by criticism that they are marketing adult-oriented videogames to children, Canadian retailers and gaming software makers on Oct. 14 unveiled a self-regulating initiative. TORONTO (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Stung by criticism that they are ...

  27. Doctorow Joins Ventura As COO

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. Film industry veteran Eric Doctorow has been named COO of independent home-video company Ventura Entertainment Enterprises. ...

  28. SoundExchange, Somexfon Forge Ties

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Digital performance rights body SoundExchange has forged a reciprocal deal with Mexican organization Somexfon. Under the agreement, Soun ...

  29. VEG N.A. Ups Alder To Marketing Chief

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Virgin Entertainment Group North America has appointed Dave Alder as chief marketing officer. The Los Angeles-based exec reports to VEG International CEO Simon Wright, who took over as North American Virgin Entertainment Group North America has ap ...

  30. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  31. Indies Sign Up For 3's 'Video Jukebox'

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British mobile network 3 is beefing up its content for its "Video Jukebox" service. Fifteen leading independent labels -- including Sanctuary Group, Beggars Group, XL Recordings, V2, Ministry of Soun British mobile network 3 is beefing u ...

  32. Study: Downloads Will Not Overtake CD Format

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format before online downloads chip away at its dominance, a new study said on Tuesday. The compact disc has at least another five years as the most popular music format be ...

  33. Picture This

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During a Entertainment Media Expo presentation, Understanding &amp; Solutions anaylst John Bird predicts that the consumers' disc-acquisition rate will start to slow by 2006 as studio catalog releases During a Entertainment Media Expo pre ...

  34. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is planning a new event, the Premium Music Conference, where labels will showcase music to the film, TV, advertising, digital distribution, Internet, mobile an Berlin-based company Premium Exhibitions is pl ...

  35. Big Fourth Quarter Looms For Video-Game Sector

    September 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Best year ever," suggests analyst. Those seeking a bit of consistency among Wall Street analysts need look no further than video games. The consensus for the rest of the year: The sector will rock. "I've got a big wish list fo ...

  36. Gamefly, Fuse Partner For Game Soundtracks

    August 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In-game listings available on online rental service. L.A.-based online video-game rental service Gamefly has partnered with Fuse TV to feature listings of in-game soundtracks for video games. Fuse will supply and sponsor the artist and track listi ...

  37. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  38. Davis Advocates Customer Service In NARM Keynote

    August 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) at the 2004 National Assn. of Record Merchants convention, Clive Davis, chairman/CEO of BMG North America, urged record retailers to create a passionate co During his keynote interview today (Aug. 22) a ...

  39. German Download Biz Settling In

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Germany's nascent legitimate online music market has registered 1 million downloads each month since April, German labels body BPW reported today (Aug. 18). Germany's nascent legitimate online music market has registered 1 million downlo ...

  40. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  41. Court Bars Sale Of Game-Copy Program

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copies of video-game discs, a games industry trade group said. A federal judge has barred the manufacture and distribution of a program designed to make copi ...

  42. On The Road

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans a billion-dollar Los Angeles development that includes several new concert venues, broadcast facilities and more. Read Ray Waddell's column. AEG inks a naming-rights deal with Nokia and plans ...

  43. Electronic Arts 1Q Net Income Up 32%

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Videogame maker beats forecast. Electronic Arts Inc.'s first-quarter net income was up 32%, beating the videogame maker's forecast. The Redwood City, Calif., company also raised the lower end of its fiscal-year guidance. Net income for t ...

  44. Navarre Posts Big Q1Profit, Sales

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first quarter. The Minneapolis-based distributor/publisher turned in a profit of $4.5 million, or 16 cents per diluted share, on sales of $126.7 million, for th The Navarre Corp. is reporting a record first ...

  45. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

  46. Blockbuster Income Down In Q2

    July 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Blockbuster says its separation from Viacom will be completed by early October. The announcement came today (July 22) during the chain's second-quarter earnings call, in which it reported a downturn i Blockbuster says its separation from Viac ...

  47. Best Buy Lands 'Midnite Movies'

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Best Buy will be offering yet another DVD exclusive. In a deal with MGM Home Entertainment, the mass merchant will exclusively sell a dozen "Midnite Movies" double-feature titles. The line will be in Best Buy will be offering yet another ...

  48. VSDA Re-Names Indie Arm

    July 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechristened the Independent Dealers of Entertainment Assn. (IDEA). The Video Software Dealers Assn.'s (VSDA) arm for independents, iGroup, has been rechris ...

  49. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

  50. Canadian Digital Firm Expanding To U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and support its Digital Media Distribution System (DMDS) in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Canada's Musicrypt has partnered with Sonic Arts of London to market and sup ...

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