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  1. Hunter Elevated At Warner Vision Oz

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Michelle Hunter has been promoted to VP, Warner Vision Australia, effective immediately. In her new role, Hunter reports to Ed St. John, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australia. Michelle Hunter has been promoted to VP, Warner Vision Australia, effe ...

  2. China Caught In Web Of Games

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Online videogame revenue is the driving force for China's gaming market that comprises 28.8 million users, a new report has found. After all, Chinese gamers spend more money on online games than PC, c (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Online videog ...

  3. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Larry the Cable Guy scores record comedy sales. The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope) reigns ...

  4. 50 Cent Holds Off Beck On Billboard 200

    April 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The biggest sales week of Beck's career isn't enough to knock 50 Cent from the top rung of The Billboard 200. The rapper's "The Massacre" reigns for a fifth consecutive week, with U.S. sales of 211,00 The biggest sales wee ...

  5. ASCAP Elects Board Members

    March 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board of directors. ASCAP announced on March 25 the results of its biennial election for the performing right organization's board o ...

  6. Compadre Launches Mgmt Arm

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Houston-based Compadre Records has launched a management arm and signed Warner Bros. Nashville recording artist Rick Trevino as a client. Houston-based Compadre Records has launched a management arm and signed Warner Bros. Nashville recording arti ...

  7. Gibson Dunn Adds To Litigation Team

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher has added litigators to its media and entertainment teams in New York and Denver. In New York, Cynthia Ar ...

  8. The DJ Connection: Personality Radio Is Missing Link In Marketing Chain

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST After several years of free fall, the music industry has begun to regroup but still has not returned to significant growth. The industry is trying to make up lost ground through marketing initiatives Harold Childs (harold@entertainment.net) is a m ...

  9. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  10. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries ...

  11. Warner Strategic Partners With P&G

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like Devo before them, Warner Music Group catalogue artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen Latifah and Sixpence None The Richer are adding spice to the home cleaning experience. Like Devo before them, Warner Bros. artists like Aretha Franklin, Queen ...

  12. Goldberg Joins Air America As CEO

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music industry veteran Danny Goldberg is joining liberal talk radio network Air America as CEO, a position that has been open since acting CEO Doug Kreeger stepped down in December. Kreeger remains on Music industry veteran Danny Goldberg is joini ...

  13. Bider Bids Warner/Chappell Farewell

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell Music chairman/CEO, Warner Music Group announced Feb. 17. NEW YORK -- Music publishing veteran Les Bider is stepping down from his position as Warner/Chappell ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. WMG Picks Up American

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. announced on Feb. 11. NEW YORK -- Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, chairman/CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. ...

  16. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  17. McCoy Unveils 903 Music

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his long-rumored new record label, 903 Music in Nashville. McCoy, who has recorded for Atlantic Records and Warner Bros., is the label's owner and first artist. Country artist Neal McCoy has launched his ...

  18. Les Bider Splitting Warner/Chappell

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He has been chairman of the Warner Music Group publishing company since the 1987 merger of Warner Bros. Music and Chappell Music. Warner/Chappell chairman/CEO Les Bider is stepping down. He ...

  19. 'American Idiot' Continues Euro Chart Reign

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise). Sales jump in several territories, good for a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on Europea ...

  20. 'American Idiot' Continues Euro Chart Reign

    February 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "American Idiot" (Reprise) after several sales spurts including a 3-1 climb in Austria and 12-5 in France. Green Day enters a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 10 ...

  21. Infinity Names Marketing Prez

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Goodman upped from exec VP. Infinity Broadcasting has promoted David Goodman from executive VP to president of marketing. Based in New York, he reports to Infinity chairman/CEO Joel Hollander. Since joining Infinity in 2002, Goodman has played a k ...

  22. Silva Ramps Up Staff

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Walker, Willms, Cohen join L.A. firm. Veteran Southern California promoter Bill Silva has boosted his staff to keep up with new projects undertaken in the past six months. Michael K. Walker, Kurt Willms and Matthew Cohen have joined the Silva Cos. ...

  23. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  24. 3 Doors Down Comes In At No. 1

    February 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Doors Down's "Seventeen Days" (Republic/Universal) was the album of choice for Valentine's shoppers, coming in this week at No. 1 on The Billboard 200. The group notches the best sales week of its c 3 Doors Down's " ...

  25. WMG To Pick Up American

    February 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. Rick Rubin is moving his American Recordings label to Warner Music Group, a source confirms. The label, which is currently distributed by Universal Music ...

  26. Warner Rock Incubator Takes Shape

    February 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Unit dubbed East/West; initial slate planned. Warner Bros. has solidified a release list for its rock incubator and given the division a name. The department is called East/West. Its first release, due Feb. 22, will be an album by One Eleven Recor ...

  27. Danny Goldberg Splits Artemis

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Danny Goldberg is exiting as chairman/CEO of Artemis Records, the label he founded in June 1999. The company named current president Daniel Glass to the post of CEO at the New York-based independent. LOS ANGELES -- Danny Goldberg is exiting as cha ...

  28. Country Legend Merle Kilgore Dies At 70

    February 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country music, died last night (Feb. 6) from congestive heart failure onset from complications related to his ongoing treatment for cancer. Kilgore, 70, was in a M Merle Kilgore, a legendary figure in country m ...

  29. 'Idiot' Still Rules Europe

    February 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) holds on to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week, fending off the Chemical Brothers' "Push the Button" (Virgin), which bows at No. 2. Green Day’s “American Idiot” ( ...

  30. Danny Goldberg Splits Artemis

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST Daniel Glass named CEO. Danny Goldberg is exiting as chairman/CEO of Artemis Records, the label he founded in June 1999. Today (Feb. 2), the company will name current president Daniel Glass to the post of CEO at the New York-based independent. Gol ...

  31. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  32. 'American Idiot' Rules Europe

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST In its 18th week on European Top 100 Albums, Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) rises from No. 2 to top the composite survey for the first time. The album spent its first three weeks at No. 4 in S In its 18th week on European To ...

  33. Nashville Scene

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST The industry will be keeping a close eye on Warner Bros. Records' Nashville operation this year. Long an also-ran in the country game, the label is being revitalized thanks to new executive VP Bill Be The industry will be keeping a close eye ...

  34. Warner Bros. Nashville Ups Michaels

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promotion VP will report to David Haley. Gator Michaels is promoted from national director of promotion to the newly-created position of field promotion VP at Warner Bros. Nashville. He joined the company in August 2002 from Dreamcatcher Records, ...

  35. Robbie Remains At European Chart Peak

    January 20, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day rises to No. 2 on pan-Euro tally. For the ninth time in its 13 weeks on the survey, Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) tops European Top 100 Albums. The album continues at No. 1 in Switzerland and climbs 7-5 in B ...

  36. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  37. Chambers Dominates Oz Country Awards

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australia's leading country music ceremony, held Saturday (Jan. 15) in Tamworth, New South Wales. Kasey Chambers was the big winner at the 33rd Golden Guitar Awards, Australi ...

  38. Leshay Shifts To The Firm

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist manager Jon Leshay has joined the Firm, bringing with him such clients as Mandy Moore and Switchfoot. Artist manager Jon Leshay has joined the Firm, bringing with him such clients as Mandy Moore and Switchfoot. Leshay's Storefront Ente ...

  39. Bread's Jimmy Griffin Dies

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known for his work with 1970s soft rock act Bread, died of cancer Tuesday (Jan. 11) at his home near Nashville. He was 61 and had been undergoing treatment for se Singer/songwriter Jimmy Griffin, best known fo ...

  40. Robbie Retains European Chart Crown

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy a Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  41. Robbie Retains European Chart Crown

    January 13, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts an eighth aggregate week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It moves 4-1 in Greece and holds at No. 1 in Switzerland and No. 2 in Germany, Italy a Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  42. Clay Walker Splits From RCA

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST No current label plans for country singer. Clay Walker has parted ways with RCA Records after one album, 2003's "A Few Questions." Walker previously released seven albums on Giant Records, the first four of which went platinum. The ...

  43. Paramount Gets Touch Of Grey

    January 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST With a deal finally in place, Brad Grey, one of the entertainment industry's leading talent managers, is set to make the transition to studio head by taking over the top executive post at Paramount Pi (The Hollywood Reporter) -- With a deal f ...

  44. Leshay Shifts To The Firm

    January 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Artist manager Jon Leshay has joined the Firm, bringing with him such clients as Mandy Moore and Switchfoot. Leshay's Storefront Entertainment will be folded into the Firm. Leshay and his staff will r Artist manager Jon Leshay has joined the ...

  45. Tape Manufacturer Quantegy Shutters

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last analog vestige files for Chapter 11. Quantegy, the last remaining U.S. manufacturer of analog audio tape, shut down operations on Dec. 31. The Opelika, Ala.-based company, which has 250 employees, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio ...

  46. Tape Manufacturer Quantegy Shutters

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST Last analog vestige files for Chapter 11. Quantegy, the last remaining U.S. manufacturer of analog audio tape, shut down operations on Dec. 31. The Opelika, Ala.-based company, which has 250 employees, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protectio ...

  47. Landis Out As Word Prez

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today (Jan. 4). Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today ( ...

  48. Norah's 'Home' Tops Year-End European Chart

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) tops the year-end composite European Top 100 Albums chart. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums in February and March, and in Oct Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  49. Norah's 'Home' Tops Year-End European Chart

    January 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST Norah Jones' "Feels Like Home" (Blue Note/Parlophone) tops the year-end composite European Top 100 Albums chart. The album spent five weeks at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums in February and March, and in Oct Norah Jones' "Feels L ...

  50. Robbie, Band Aid Keep Top Euro Posts

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) maintains its No. 1 spot on the last European Top 100 Albums chart of 2004. The compilation continues to top charts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Swit Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

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