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  1. 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 ...

  2. Warner To Celebrate 50 Years Of TV

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Yearlong DVD campaign highlights key series. Warner Home Video is launching a yearlong promotion celebrating 50 years of Warner Bros. Television. The campaign, "50 Years of Quality Television," will include DVD releases of more than 30 T ...

  3. Wal-Mart Gets NASCAR CD/DVD Exclusive

    December 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Wal-Mart has inked a deal with Shout! Factory and Warner Home Video for an exclusive window to sell the soundtrack and DVD to the documentary film "NASCAR 3D: The IMAX Experience." Wal-Mart has inked a deal with Shout! Factory and Warner ...

  4. Robbie Reclaims Euro Chart Throne

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  5. Robbie Reclaims Euro Chart Throne

    December 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) returns to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, a position it previously held for four weeks in late October and November. The compilation moves up 2-1 in the Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  6. MGM Ups Jecmen

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has promoted Judith A. Jecmen to senior VP, legal finance. She will report to Jonathan Bader, the studio's executive VP of business affairs. MGM Studios, a unit of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., has ...

  7. Warner Sells Print Music Division

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST International music-education company Alfred Publishing has reached an agreement to acquire Warner Bros. Publications, the print-music division of Warner Music Group. The purchase price was not disclo NEW YORK -- International music-education comp ...

  8. Warner Sells Print Music Division

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST International music-education company Alfred Publishing has reached an agreement to acquire Warner Bros. Publications, the print-music division of Warner Music Group. The purchase price was not disclo International music-education company Alfred P ...

  9. U2's 'Bomb' Radiates European Success

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) is No. 1 for a third week on European Top 100 Albums. It remains the bestseller in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerla U2's "How To Dismantl ...

  10. U2's 'Bomb' Radiates European Success

    December 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) is No. 1 for a third week on European Top 100 Albums. It remains the bestseller in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden, Portugal and Switzerla U2's "How To Dismantl ...

  11. CMT Show To Spotlight 'Muzik Mafia'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original television series for CMT. The show, "MuzikMafia TV," will debut Jan. 15. The current Gretchen Wilson/Big & Rich tour will be turned into an original ...

  12. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  13. Ludacris Lights Up No. 1 With 'Red Light'

    December 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Light District," which notches U.S. sales of 322,000 units, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Ludacris scores his second No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Red Ligh ...

  14. U2 Dismantles Rivals On European Albums Chart

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums, despite losing four of its opening No. 1 rankings around the region. U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic B ...

  15. U2 Dismantles Rivals On European Albums Chart

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb" (Universal Island) starts a second week at the helm of European Top 100 Albums, despite losing four of its opening No. 1 rankings around the region. U2's "How To Dismantle An Atomic B ...

  16. IDJ Buys Roc-A-Fella; Jay-Z Named Def Jam Chief

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Island Def Jam Music Group has acquired the 50% it did not already own in Roc-A-Fella, its joint venture with Jay-Z, Damon Dash and Kareem "Biggs" Burke. Additionally, as expected, Jay-Z has been name Island Def Jam Music Group has acqui ...

  17. Jay-Z, Linkin Park Rule Chart With Mash-Up Album

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underground concept to the top of the mainstream chart as their CD/DVD "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Warner Bros./Roc-A-Fella) bow Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underg ...

  18. Jay-Z, Linkin Park Rule Chart With Mash-Up Album

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underground concept to the top of the mainstream chart as their CD/DVD "MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents Jay-Z/Linkin Park: Collision Course" (Warner Bros./Roc-A-Fella) bow Jay-Z and Linkin Park take an underg ...

  19. Ayeroff Splits Warner

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jeff Ayeroff exited as vice chairman of Warner Bros./Reprise Records on Nov. 30, at the end of his contract. Jeff Ayeroff exited as vice chairman of Warner Bros./Reprise Records on Nov. 30, at the end of his contract. Ayeroff, who first worked at ...

  20. Hollywood Steps Into DVD Format Fight

    December 07, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their considerable weight behind one of two competing formats for the next generation of DVDs, citing in part the need to stem piracy. LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Three top Hollywood studios are throwing their cons ...

  21. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  22. U2's 'Bomb' Lands Atop Billboard 200

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and nearly doubles its previous best sales week, as "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (Interscope) bursts in with 840,000 units, according to Nielsen Soun U2 earns its sixth No. 1 on The Bill ...

  23. Judge Awards $300,000 In Oscar Film Copy Case

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST A federal judge has awarded a $300,000 default judgment against a man for allowing copies to be made of two movies he received as part of Academy Award promotions, Warner Bros. said Nov. 23. LOS ANGELES (Reuters) -- A federal judge has awarded a $ ...

  24. Artie Mogull Dead At 77

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was 77. Longtime music executive Artie Mogull died Thursday (Nov. 25) of heart failure at his Beverly Hills, Calif., home. He was ...

  25. Major Studios Sign Up For HD DVD

    November 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be releasing films on Toshiba/NEC/Sanyo's high definition (HD) DVD format over the next few years. Three major studios -- Paramount, Universal and Warner Bros. -- will be re ...

  26. Oz Group Fighting Pirates On Auction Sites

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT) said Nov. 18 that it is cracking down on pirates who sell illegal copies of movies on Internet auction sites. SYDNEY (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The Australian Federation Against Copyright ...

  27. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  28. Industry Vets Open Nashville Pubbery

    November 22, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. Warner Bros. Records Nashville chief creative officer Paul Worley, a noted producer, has formed Skyline Music Publishing. His ...

  29. Robbie Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) has the stamina to hold off Eminem's "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope) at the top of the European Top 100 Albums chart. Eminem's "Just Lose It" similarly sta R ...

  30. Robbie Holds Off Eminem On Euro Album Chart

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) has the stamina to hold off Eminem's "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope) at the top of the European Top 100 Albums chart. Eminem's "Just Lose It" similarly sta R ...

  31. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  32. Warner U.K. Ups Marshall, Lousada

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. Warner Music U.K. has realigned its management structure, with executives Korda Marshall and Max Lousada taking new roles. M ...

  33. New Manager For John Michael Montgomery

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST WB artist joins Woolsey. Warner Bros. Nashville artist John Michael Montgomery has signed with the Erv Woolsey Co. for management. He previously was managed by Mark Hybner Entertainment. Nashville-based Woolsey also represents country artists Geor ...

  34. Van Hook To Take Charge Of Word

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nashville. Look for veteran Christian record executive Jim Van Hook to take the top spot at Warner-owned Word Entertainment in Nash ...

  35. CMA Names Kix Brooks As Chairman

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been elevated from president to chairman of the Country Music Assn. board of directors. He succeeds Charlie Anderson of Anderson Merchandisers, who reached the end Kix Brooks of Brooks & Dunn has been el ...

  36. Robbie Retains Euro Albums Chart Crown

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set retains pole position in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Sweden Robbie Williams' "Grea ...

  37. Robbie Retains Euro Albums Chart Crown

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. The set retains pole position in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Holland, Sweden Robbie Williams' "Grea ...

  38. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  39. R. Kelly, Jay-Z Take 'Business' To No. 1

    November 03, 2004 12:00 AM EST A $75 million feud isn't enough to keep R. Kelly and Jay-Z from the top of The Billboard 200 with the ironically titled "Unfinished Business" (Jive/Def Jam/IDJMG). The duo's second and highest-chartin A $75 million feud isn ...

  40. WB Nashville Names Bill Bennett As Exec VP

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Bill Bennett, the former president of Geffen and Maverick Records, has resurfaced as executive VP of Warner Bros. Nashville, Billboard.biz has learned. Bill Bennett, the former president of Geffen and Maverick Records, has resurfaced as executive ...

  41. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  42. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Still Shines On Euro Albums Chart

    October 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) starts a second week atop European Top 100 Albums. It holds at No. 1 in Norway and Switzerland, enjoys climbs of 2-1 climb in Italy and 7-5 in Belgium, and deb R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  43. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters European Top 100 Albums at No. 1. The veteran rock act amasses bestselling debuts in five territories: the United Kingdom (on sales of almost 70,000 uni R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  44. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong European chart showing for new album. R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters European Top 100 Albums at No. 1. The veteran rock act amasses bestselling debuts in five territories: the United Kingdom (on sales of almo ...

  45. Paris Hilton Set Due Next Year

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WB album is dance, pop, rock hybrid. Paris Hilton has signed a worldwide album deal with Warner Bros. Records. Rob Cavallo and Jeff Aldrich are handling A&R duties for her as-yet-untitled debut. According to a Warner Bros. executive, Hilton� ...

  46. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  47. Strait's '50 Number Ones' Bows At No. 1

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, Nielsen SoundScan has reprocessed The Billboard 200, reversing the order of the top two titles from the chart that were reported earlier today (Oct. 13). Due to a reporting error from a mass merchant, ...

  48. Lawsuit Targets Petty's 'Last DJ'

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Action alleges contract breach, fraud. Tom Petty has been hit with a bad-faith lawsuit over the origins of the album and single "The Last DJ" (Warner Bros.). The suit, filed Oct. 6 in Los Angeles Superior Court, names Petty, KLOS-FM Radi ...

  49. Rammstein Storms Euro Albums Chart

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German industrial hard-rock act Rammstein triumphs on European Top 100 Albums, entering at No. 1 with "Reise, Reise" (Polydor) to outdo the No. 2 start made by its 2001 predecessor, "Mutter." German industrial hard-rock act Ram ...

  50. Rammstein Storms Euro Albums Chart

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT German industrial hard-rock act Rammstein triumphs on European Top 100 Albums, entering at No. 1 with "Reise, Reise" (Polydor) to outdo the No. 2 start made by its 2001 predecessor, "Mutter." German industrial hard-rock act Ram ...

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