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  1. Adams Finds 'Room' Atop Euro Albums Chart

    September 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Canadian rock veteran Bryan Adams debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Room Service" (Polydor). Extending his run of international hit albums to 19 years, the album racks up initial Europe Canadian rock veteran Bryan Adams de ...

  2. Brit Exec Gill Dies At 56

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran U.K. music executive Mike Gill died Sept. 18 in London of a heart attack. He was 56. Veteran U.K. music executive Mike Gill died Sept. 18 in London of a heart attack. He was 56. Gill's career in the music business began when he took a ...

  3. Mimms Splits As Word Prez

    September 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Malcolm Mimms has exited as president/COO of Nashville-based Christian music company Word Entertainment, a division of Curb/Warner. Prior to joining Word as president in the late '90s, Mimms had a suc Malcolm Mimms has exited as president/COO ...

  4. George Huff Inks Word Deal

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Idol' finalist to release Xmas set. "American Idol" finalist George Huff has signed with Word Records, the Nashville-based Christian division of Warner Bros. His label debut will be a Christmas EP, due in November. Huff was on ...

  5. eBay Bows Major-Label Download Sales

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online auction service eBay is stepping up its experimentation in the digital music space. The company today (Sept. 23) will begin selling major-label content as downloads via an alliance with upstart Online auction service eBay is stepping up its ...

  6. Mimms Splits As Word Prez/COO

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sources say contract was not renewed. Malcolm Mimms has exited as president/COO of Nashville-based Christian music company Word Entertainment, a division of Curb/Warner. Sources speculate that Mimms' contract was up and not renewed. Prior to ...

  7. MySpace Offers R.E.M. Album Preview

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MySpace.com, a social networking portal, is presenting an exclusive online streaming preview of R.E.M.'s new album, "Around the Sun," ahead of its Oct. 5 release. The offering came about as a partners MySpace.com, a social networkin ...

  8. MySpace Offers R.E.M. Album Preview

    September 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT MySpace.com, a social networking portal, is presenting an exclusive online streaming preview of R.E.M.'s new album, "Around the Sun," ahead of its Oct. 5 release. The offering came about as a partners MySpace.com, a social networkin ...

  9. Sony Signs On For CinemaNow

    September 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT VOD service to offer '50 First Dates,' more. Online video-on-demand service CinemaNow will be featuring content from Sony as of today (Sept. 15). CinemaNow -- whose primary investors include Lions Gate Entertainment, Microsoft and Blockb ...

  10. Premium Music Confab To Debut In Germany

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Licensing event set for Sept. 29-Oct. 1 in Berlin. 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, mobil ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  13. McGraw Holds Off Ray Charles Atop Billboard 200

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Tim McGraw is living it up on The Billboard 200, as his Curb set "Live Like You Were Dying" notches a second week in the top slot. Although a 70% decline brings his U.S. sales to 227,000 this week, ac Tim McGraw is living it up on The Bi ...

  14. Buffett's Latest Goes Platinum

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Singer grabs gold and platinum in August. Veteran singer/songwriter Jimmy Buffett achieves another platinum album with his first studio set in two years, "License to Chill" (Mailboat/RCA), in August certifications by the RIAA. With more ...

  15. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R. Kelly, Young Buck, Mase also make mark. In the biggest country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens at No. 1 with "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), selling 766,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen ...

  16. McGraw Leads Quartet Of Debuts Atop Billboard 200

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In the biggest country debut of the year on The Billboard 200, Tim McGraw opens at No. 1 with "Live Like You Were Dying" (Curb), selling 766,000 units in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundS In the biggest country debut of the ...

  17. Warner's Legal Team Boosts Smokler and Hale

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Pictures' legal team ups Sandra Smokler and Eileen Hale. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Warner Bros. Pictures has upped two members of its theatrical legal team. Sandra Smokler has been promoted to senior VP/deputy gener ...

  18. Zomba Pub Names Creative VP

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Zomba Music Publishing has named Jennifer Blakeman as VP of creative. She will be responsible for identifying new publishing opportunities and will be the point person for much of Zomba's internationa Zomba Music Publishing has named Jennifer ...

  19. Moraine Records Launches

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Nashville-based publishing and production company Moraine Music Group is expanding its artist-development division to include a new country label, Moraine Records. Nashville-based publishing and production company Moraine Music Group is expanding ...

  20. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The No. 1 artists on both pan-European sales charts remain in place, with Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.) leading Top 100 Albums for a second week, while O-Zone's "Dragostea The No. 1 artists on b ...

  21. Chili Peppers Stay Hot On Euro Albums Chart

    August 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The No. 1 artists on both pan-European sales charts remain in place, with Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.) leading Top 100 Albums for a second week, while O-Zone's "Dragostea The No. 1 artists on b ...

  22. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 'Autobiography' posts 5% sales increase. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. The season ...

  23. Simpson Sister Slides Back To No. 1

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV reality star, as Ashlee Simpson's Geffen debut "Autobiography" reclaims the top spot of The Billboard 200. Fans are still clamoring for the musings of their favorite MTV ...

  24. IFPI Revamps Legal Team In London

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has unveiled a new legal structure at its secretariat in London. LONDON -- The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has unveiled a new legal structure at its ...

  25. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

  26. Warner U.K. Axes Atlantic GM Role

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. confirms that Gareth Currie has exited. Currie had been GM of the EastWest division, which was recently renamed Atlantic Records. The GM post has been eliminated. Warner Music U.K. confirms that Gareth Currie has exited. Currie h ...

  27. 'White Ladder' Climbs To 3rd Platinum Europe Award

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "White Ladder," reached triple Platinum Europe status in July for shipments of 3 million units, according to certifications from the IFPI. David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "Wh ...

  28. 'White Ladder' Climbs To 3rd Platinum Europe Award

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "White Ladder," reached triple Platinum Europe status in July for shipments of 3 million units, according to certifications from the IFPI. David Gray's breakthrough fourth album, "Wh ...

  29. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  30. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  31. Eagles Tour A Success In Asia-Pacific

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour heads to the Far East and Australia in October, and demand has resulted in sold-out venues and added dates. The string of concerts -- including dates in Sapporo, To The Eagles' ongoing Farewell I tour ...

  32. Anastacia, O-Zone Hold Serve On European Charts

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Top 100 Albums chart remains dominated by Anastacia's eponymous Epic album, which moved back to the pole position last week. It continues its reign despite small drops throughout Europe, The European Top 100 Albums chart remains ...

  33. Anastacia, O-Zone Hold Serve On European Charts

    July 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The European Top 100 Albums chart remains dominated by Anastacia's eponymous Epic album, which moved back to the pole position last week. It continues its reign despite small drops throughout Europe, The European Top 100 Albums chart remains ...

  34. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed in sist It's Ashlee Simpson&# ...

  35. Ashlee's 'Autobiography' Lands At No. 1

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Debut from Simpson sis moves 398K. It's Ashlee Simpson's turn in the spotlight, as her debut, "Autobiography" (Geffen), bows atop The Billboard 200 with U.S. sales of 398,000 units, according to SoundScan. She may have followed ...

  36. Beat Box

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Postcard-perfect remixes of Warner Bros. hits from the '70s grace an upcoming compilation CD. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Postcard-perfect remixes of Warner Bros. hits from the '70s grace an upcoming compilation CD. Read Michael ...

  37. Chris Palmer Exits Warner Nashville

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/senior VP of marketing Chris Palmer is out after nearly 20 years with the label. The move comes on the heels of <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/busi Warner Bros. Records Nashville GM/seni ...

  38. Warner Bros. Names Levison Senior VP Of Business Affairs

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Bros. Pictures has promotes Jodi Levinson to senior VP of business affairs. She will continue to be responsible for negotiating agreements with filmmakers and talent, among other duties. Warner Bros. Pictures has promoted Jodi Levinson to s ...

  39. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  40. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  41. Banks Sticks Around 'For More' At Chart Peak

    July 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following last week's No. 1 bow, rapper Lloyd Banks continues to sit atop The Billboard 200 with his solo debut "The Hunger for More" (G Unit/Interscope). Despite a 62% sales decrease to 164,000 copie Following last week's No. ...

  42. Warner Renames East West, WEA In U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT East West Records and WEA London Records, Warner Music International's (WMI) two stand-alone labels in the United Kingdom, have been renamed. Effective immediately, they become Atlantic Records U.K. a East West Records and WEA London Records, ...

  43. Warner Renames East West, WEA In U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Labels become Atlantic, Warner Bros. Records. East West Records and WEA London Records, Warner Music International's (WMI) two stand-alone labels in the United Kingdom, have been renamed. Effective immediately, they become Atlantic Records U. ...

  44. Warner Renames East West, WEA In U.K.

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT East West Records and WEA London Records, Warner Music International's (WMI) two stand-alone labels in the United Kingdom, have been renamed. Effective immediately, they become Atlantic Records U.K. a East West Records and WEA London Records, ...

  45. Nashville Scene

    June 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phylli ...

  46. SEA Hits Rough Water

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Less than two months after its launch, SEA Records has suspended day-to-day operations and fired several key staffers, Billboard.biz has learned. A spokesperson for the Nashville-based independent lab Less than two months after its launch, SEA Rec ...

  47. Nashville Scene

    June 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phyllis Stark's column. Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville where he has been president for 21 years. Read Phylli ...

  48. Maverick/WMG Case Raised Unanswered Issues of Precedent

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT While most attorneys surveyed by ELW view the settlement of the litigation between Maverick Records, which was co-founded by Madonna, and Warner Music Group as the smart thing to do, some are disappoi NEW YORK -- While most attorneys surveyed by E ...

  49. Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BMG Merger

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Following word June 17 that European Union Competition Commissioner Mario Monti will recommend approval of the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, independent labels, retailers and consumer groups Objectors Slam Monti's Approval Of Sony-BM ...

  50. Nashville Scene

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a time when Music Row is routinely accused of playing it safe, Warner Bros. has gone out on a limb and gives complete artistic freedom to country act in duo Big &amp; Rich. Read Phyllis Stark's col At a time when Music Row is routinely ...

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