Walt Disney

  1. Maroon5 Flies In At No. 1

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Maroon5 scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" enters atop the chart with 429,000 ... Ozzy Osbourne hits a new career high on The Billboard 200 with "Black Rain" ... Young Jeezy ...

  2. Decemberists Get Orchestra Treatment

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This July, the Decemberists will perform alongside local orchestras at select dates in amphitheaters in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Chicago and Columbia, Md. The Portland, Ore.-based act is currently playing 1,500- to 3,000-capacity theate ...

  3. Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts

    April 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Editor: Keith Caulfield; Contributors: Anthony Colombo, Wade Jessen, Gary Trust, Alex Vitoulis; Editorial Director: Geoff Mayfield Easter Bunny Hops Onto Charts Nine albums debut in the top 25 of The Billboard 200 this week, with Martina McBride, ...

  4. Tim McGraw Leads Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw notches his fourth No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 as "Let It Go" bows with 325,000 ... He's just one of seven debuts in the top 10 of the chart, which also greets new entries from Mims, Young Buck, Good Charlotte, Elton ...

  5. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  6. Daughtry Heads Back to No. 1

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry returns to No. 1 as a bland Feb. 27 release slate generates a sleepy Billboard 200 chart ... Nelly Furtado returns to the top 10 on the big chart for the first time since August ... Ciara makes a big jump ... We've got a look at the ...

  7. Norah Jones' 'Not Too Late' Debuts at No. 1

    February 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST "Not Too Late" from Norah Jones opens atop The Billboard 200 with 405,000 units. It's the singer's third straight studio album to hit No. 1 ... "American Idol" runner-up Katharine McPhee comes in second with her self- ...

  8. Pretty Ricky's 'Special' Delivery Tops Chart

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST R&B/hip-hop quartet Pretty Ricky scores its first No. 1 album on The Billboard 200 and breaks the sub-100,000 spell that gripped the top of the chart for the past three weeks ... The Shins charge in at No. 2 on the big chart with 30% of its fi ...

  9. 'Idol' Worship: Daughtry Takes No. 1

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Daughtry, fronted by "American Idol" alum Chris Daughtry, climbs to No. 1, pushing the "Dreamgirls" soundtrack to No. 2 ... The margin between Nos. 1 and 2 is the smallest ever since Billboard began using Nielsen SoundScan to p ...

  10. The Dreams Continue at No. 1

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack continues to reign over The Billboard 200 for a second week ... Disney Channel's "Jump In!" TV movie soundtrack starts at No. 5 on the chart ... Robin Thicke makes a handsome leap, vaulting 35-1 ...

  11. Marick Exits Walt Disney Records

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Robert Marick has exited his executive post at Walt Disney Records according to a source at the label. Marick has been replaced by industry vet Jim Weatherson. Marick most recently held the position of senior VP/GM. He will be staying with the Dis ...

  12. Omarion Turns '21' At No. 1

    January 03, 2007 12:00 AM EST Omarion opens at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with his sophomore solo effort, "21" ... The "Dreamgirls" soundtrack bounces 31-3 following the wide release of the film on Christmas Day ... Rock and rap albums jump up the chart whi ...

  13. Ciara Proves 'Evolution' At No. 1

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara takes her second album, "The Evolution," straight to No. 1 on The Billboard 200 as it sells 338,000 ... Also starting strong is the "Eminem Presents the Re-Up" compilation at No. 2 and Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet ...

  14. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  15. Mollin Named A&R VP At Walt Disney Records

    October 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will oversee all A&R activities for the label. Fred Mollin has been appointed VP of A&R for Walt Disney Records. Mollin will be based at the company’s Burbank headquarters and reports to David Agnew, executive VP/GM Buena Vista Music G ...

  16. Belanova Tapped For Latin American 'Musical'

    July 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Set to be released in coming weeks. Mexican pop/electronica trio Belanova has been tapped to sing in the Latin American version of the “High School Musical” soundtrack. Belanova has recorded the single “Eres Tú,” a Spanish language adaptation of “ ...

  17. Buena Vista Readies Original Titles For Blu-ray

    July 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Series of short films to be shot in high-definition. Raising the bar in the Blu-ray Disc vs. HD DVD battle, Buena Vista Home Entertainment is creating a series of short films to be shot in high-definition to accompany select films the studio will ...

  18. Buena Vista Preps Blu-ray Releases

    July 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Titles to hit shelves September 19. The first wave of Blu-ray releases from Buena Vista Home Entertainment will hit stores September 19. Titles available on that date will include "Dinosaur" and "Eight Below," from Walt Disney ...

  19. Rascal Flatts Wins Billboard 200 Country Battle

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Two high-profile country acts go head to head on The Billboard 200 this week, with Rascal Flatts holding onto the lead despite a strong challenge from Toby Keith. Rascal Flatts' "Me and My Gang," whic Two high-profile country acts g ...

  20. 'High School' Returns To The Top Of The Class

    March 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set jumps up from No. 3 last week. After nine straight weeks of sales increases, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" returns to the top of the The Billboard 200. The Walt Disney Records set sold 142,000 copies in the United States, ...

  21. Universal Readies Classical Digital Exclusives

    March 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST First titles will be available at Apple's iTunes. Looking to take advantage of the growing taste for digital downloads among classical music fans, Universal Classics is rolling out a new series of primarily digital-only live recordings of maj ...

  22. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Walt Disney set sold 101,000 copies in the U.S. Walt Disney set sold 101,000 copies in the U.S. News ...

  23. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set sold 101,000 copies in the United States. After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101, ...

  24. Marketing Blitz Planned For Disney's "Little Mermaid"

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST More than 1,500 themed products are coming. Walt Disney Home Entertainment has revealed plans for a vast marketing campaign in support of its next “Platinum Collection” title, “The Little Mermaid.” The title, which has not been available for sale ...

  25. Over The Counter: Carey, Green Day Offer Hope To Down Year

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sales lagging for the fourth time in five years, where can the music industry turn for solutions? Believe it or not, one answer popped up in the sports page As the clock winds down on 2005, with album sa ...

  26. Disney Switches To EMI In Europe

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney's Buena Vista Music Group has inked an exclusive licensing deal with EMI Music covering the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, South Africa and the Middle East. LONDON -- Walt Disney's Buena Vista Music Group has inked an ex ...

  27. Judge Clears Disney Board, Scolds 'Monarch' Eisner

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney CEO Michael Eisner and a group of board members were cleared of any wrongdoing Aug. 9 in a long-running lawsuit over the hiring and rapid termination former president Michael Ovitz that co LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Walt D ...

  28. Indie Labels Are Seeking Their Fair Share

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Defining the independent music sector by label ownership rather than distribution. Don Rose is acting president of the American Assn. of Independent Music. Independence is about spirit. The spirit of entrepreneurship. The spirit of innovation. And ...

  29. 'Long John' Baldry Dies At 64

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver after battling a chest infection for four months. He was 64. British R&B singer "Long John" Baldry died last night (July 21) in Vancouver ...

  30. Report: Disney Radio Considering 'Reverse Morris Trust'

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Goldman Sachs reportedly retained to explore possible sale. No, it's not an intricate new dive you'll be seeing at the summer Olympics. It is, however, a tricky financial maneuver that could spell the Walt Disney's Company's ex ...

  31. Disney, EMI Partner For Christian Retail

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Select Disney releases pushed to CBA market. Walt Disney Records has signed a deal with EMI Christian Music Group to take Disney product to Christian retail. Starting August 30, EMI CMG Distribution will take select Disney releases to the Christia ...

  32. Slesingers File Appeal In Pooh Case Dismissal

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than a year after they were thrown out of court, the Winnie the Pooh rights holders appealed the dismissal of their case May 25, saying that it was an unprecedented abuse of power by the judge. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- More tha ...

  33. Paramount Continues Executive Shuffle

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT As the executive overhaul at Paramount Pictures continues, Alli Shearmur was promoted April 14 to co-president of production. She will report to newly named Paramount president Gail Berman, who steps (The Hollywood Reporter) -- As the executive ov ...

  34. HFA Adds Bulk-Download Licensees

    April 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT More than 300 companies on board. The Harry Fox Agency announced today (April 18) that it has signed more than 100 companies to its bulk-download licensing program so far this year, four times as many as during the same period last year. This brin ...

  35. Disney, Weinsteins Are Done

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a prolonged, months-long negotiation, Bob and Harvey Weinstein and the Walt Disney Studios announced March 29 that they are ending their 12-year exclusive relationship, under which the Weinstein (The Hollywood Reporter) -- After a prolonged, ...

  36. Apple Backing Blu-ray

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. LOS ANGELES -- Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-ray camp ...

  37. Apple Backing Blu-Ray

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Computer company joins board. Apple Computer has thrown its support behind the Blu-Ray camp for next-generation DVD technology. The company has joined the Blu-ray Disc Assn.'s board of directors. Apple joins Sony Corp., HP, Dell Panasonic, Tw ...

  38. Eisen Upped To CinemaNow Prez

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce Eisen, who acknowledged Feb. 16 that one of his goals is to groom the broadband video-on-demand company for an initial public offering. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- CinemaNow has promoted to president Bruce ...

  39. Apple, Real, XM Among Digital Winners

    November 06, 2004 12:00 AM EST Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo were among the big winners at the inaugural Billboard Digital Entertainment Awards, presented last night (Nov. 5) at UCLA. Apple, RealNetworks, XM Satellite Radio, NCSoft and Nintendo we ...

  40. Case Analysis: Sixth Circuit's "Substantial Similarity" Test for Copyright Infringement

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixth Circuit, which encompasses Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee, had not formally adopted a specific test or approach for determining "substantial similari Prior to 2003, federal courts in the Sixt ...

  41. Buena Vista Ups Key Business Affairs Exec

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Javier has been promoted to VP of business affairs for Buena Vista Music Group. She was VP of business affairs for the group's Hollywood Records label. Carolyn Javier has been promoted to VP of business affairs for Buena Vista Music G ...

  42. Buena Vista Names Biz VP

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Carolyn Javier has been promoted from VP of business affairs for Hollywood Records to the same title at Buena Vista Music Group in Burbank, Calif. Carolyn Javier has been promoted from VP of business affairs for Hollywood Records to the same title ...

  43. Disney Trademarks 'Held Hostage' In South African Court

    August 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court Aug. 24 seeking to set aside an order that holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- including (Reuters) -- Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mous ...

  44. Disney In Court Over Lion Song

    August 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U.S. entertainment giant went to a South African court on Tuesday seeking to set aside an order which holds some 240 of its most famous trademarks -- inclu Walt Disney wants its Mickey Mouse back. The U ...

  45. Big Acts Set To Play NARM Confab

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marri ...

  46. Big Acts Set To Play NARM Confab

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marriott. A number of top acts are on tap to perform at this year's NARM convention, set for Aug. 21-24 at the San Diego Marri ...

  47. Disney: 'Lion' Was Properly Licensed

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney said today (July 6) it was not liable in a dispute with South African lawyers over the copyright to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," one of Africa's most famous tunes. U.S. entertainment giant Walt Dis ...

  48. Kerry Cancels Concerts After Reagan's Death

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic nominee-to-be John Kerry has temporarily postponed two fundraising concerts that were set for this week. In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic ...

  49. Kerry Cancels Concerts After Reagan's Death

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic nominee-to-be John Kerry has temporarily postponed two fundraising concerts that were set for this week. In the wake of the death of former President Ronald Reagan, Democratic ...

  50. Tuned In: The Tube

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Walt Disney Records turns to its own resources to push such TV soundtracks as "The Cheetah Girls," Lizzy McGuire" and "Pixel Perfect." Read Carla Hay's column. Walt Disney Records turns to its own resources to push su ...

Pages