Vivendi

  1. Former Vivendi CFO Under Investigation

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former CFO of Vivendi Universal SA has been placed under investigation as part of a probe into alleged insider dealing and share-price manipulation at the French media and telecoms giant, his lawy The former CFO of Vivendi Universal SA has bee ...

  2. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  3. Trackboyz Run To Def Jam For Label Deal

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hit producing duo the Trackboyz have signed a two-year label deal with Def Jam for Trackboyz Entertainment. This marks Island Def Jam Music Group chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid's first major deal since Hit producing duo the Trackboyz ...

  4. UMG Cuts Losses In First Quarter

    May 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group, the market leader of the world's recorded-music industry, had an operating loss of €16 million ($19.6 million) in the first quarter 2004, a 43% improvement over a &#x20AC Universal Music Group, the market ...

  5. Lawyer Has Vivendi Unit In His Sights

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canoy is representing APPAC, which is taking on behemoths of the French stock exchange. One of their primary targets is Vivendi Universal, whose management misdeeds lost stockholders up to $48.4 billi PARIS (Hollywood Reporter)-- Mention David and ...

  6. Critics Blast 'Cable Guy' Al Gore

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter--Now that Al Gore is officially a "Cable Guy," the industry is questioning his grasp of the business. The former vice president made a surprise appearance last Tuesday NEW ORLEANS (Hollywood Reporter--Now ...

  7. VU Names New Deputy CFO

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Media giant Vivendi Universal has named Sandrine Dufour deputy chief financial officer, replacing the outgoing Hubert Joly. Media giant Vivendi Universal has named Sandrine Dufour deputy chief financial officer, replacing the outgoing Hubert Joly. ...

  8. Vivendi Reports First-Quarter Loss

    May 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi Universal reports Universal Music Group's first quarter revenues dipped 11% to $1.2 billion (€978 million). Vivendi Universal reports Universal Music Group's first quarter revenues dipped 11% to $1.2 billion (€978 mill ...

  9. Sources: Def Jam Promo Staff Cut

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Island Def Jam is letting go of a handful of employees, sources tell Billboard.biz, with most of the casualties coming from the radio promotion department. Among those cut were Lauren Wirtzer, who was Island Def Jam is letting go of a handful of e ...

  10. UMG Execs Discussing Future

    April 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet with analysts in Europe and the United States this week to map out the future of the world's biggest music company. Top executives of Universal Music Group are scheduled to meet wi ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a lawsuit against Universal Music Group for breach of contract. NEW YORK--A Los Angeles Superior Court judge has cleared the way for Michael Jackson to pursue a l ...

  13. Viacom, Saban Eye Viva Share

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Haim Saban's Saban Capital Group and entertainment giant Viacom are considering acquiring a controlling stake in German music TV group Viva Media, sources said last Wednesday. COLOGNE, Germany (Hollywood Reporter)--Haim Saban's Saban Cap ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Vivendi Moves For 2Q Merger Close

    March 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogul. NEW YORK--The showdown between Vivendi Universal and Barry Diller is raging, after Vivendi sued a company run by the media mogu ...

  16. Hip-O Starts Web Label For Limited-Edition Sets

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises (UME), Universal Music Group's catalog division, is starting an Internet-only, limited-edition imprint, Hip-O Select. Universal Music Enterprises (UME), Universal Music Group's catalog division, is starting an ...

  17. Hip-O Starts Web Label For Limited-Edition Sets

    March 19, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Enterprises (UME), Universal Music Group's catalog division, is starting an Internet-only, limited-edition imprint, Hip-O Select. Universal Music Enterprises (UME), Universal Music Group's catalog division, is starting an ...

  18. UMG Takes Hit In 2003

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating income in 2003 to €70 million ($85.89 million), while its parent company narrowed its losses. Universal Music Group recorded an 87% year-on-year slide in operating in ...

  19. Sources: Interscope Geffen A&M Revamps Promo

    March 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Sources say that all R&B, hip-hop and crossover releases from Universal Music Group's Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) division will now be promoted by one staff. The promotion team will be under t Sources say that all R&B, hip ...

  20. Beats & Rhymes

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  21. Rapper Birdman Flies Into Shoe Deal

    February 24, 2004 12:00 AM EST Lugz Shoe Co. has teamed with hip-hop artist Bryan "Baby" Williams, aka Birdman, to create a signature athletic shoe. The "Birdman" sneaker will hit U.S. retail outlets May 15, with a suggested retail Lugz Shoe Co. has teamed w ...

  22. Source Hip-Hop Series Moves To Image

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST CD collections previously went through Def Jam. CD collections previously went through Def Jam. News ...

  23. Source Hip-Hop Series Moves To Image Entertainment

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The CD series "The Source Presents: Hip-Hop Hits" has switched distribution from Def Jam Records to Image Entertainment. Def Jam released the first seven volumes in the series, which launched in 1997 The CD series "The Source Presen ...

  24. Beats & Rhymes

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." Kanye West is the latest Midwestern MC to make a mark with his Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam debut, "The College Dropout." N ...

  25. Kanye West

    February 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST The hit-making producer's debut solo album places him as one of Roc-A-Fella's premier stars. The hit-making producer's debut solo album places him as one of Roc-A-Fella's premier stars. News ...

  26. UMG Revenues Drop 21% In 2003

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST Revenues at Universal Music Group slumped 21% in 2003 to €4.97 billion ($6.2 billion). In constant-currency terms, sales were down 12% from 2002. Revenues at Universal Music Group slumped 21% in 2003 to €4.97 billion ($6.2 billion). In ...

  27. Def Jam Sued For Allegedly Distorting Charts

    January 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by a former music executive. Def Jam is being accused of manipulating Nielsen SoundScan's sales data in a $22 million lawsuit filed by ...

  28. Hearing Delayed In Jackson/Universal Case

    January 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday in Michael Jackson's lawsuit against Universal Music Group that claims the world's largest record company owes the pop star royalties for the rerelease of songs he A judge delayed a hearing Wednesday i ...

  29. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

  30. UMG Makes Cuts In Nashville Office

    December 11, 2003 12:00 AM EST Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at Universal Music Group in Nashville. Six employees lost their jobs yesterday in a restructuring of the promotion and marketing departments at U ...

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