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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 & Rich. Read Phyllis Stark's col At a time when Music Row is routinely ...

  7. Maverick Staff Faces Layoffs

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT GM Savage among expected cuts. With the Warner Music Group taking control of Maverick Records, look for the label's staff to be reduced by more than half when it moves to Warner Bros. Records' headquarters in Burbank, Calif. Sources say ...

  8. Biz Vets Form DEDO's Marketing Group

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT N.Y. firm to focus on urban Hispanic market. Label/management veterans David Sanchez, Elis Pacheco and Denny Marte have partnered to form DEDO's Marketing Group (DMG), an urban Hispanic lifestyle marketing company. New York-based DMG's i ...

  9. Movielink Passes Muster At Justice Department

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Online video-on-demand (VOD) company Movielink is not a hindrance to competition in the home-video industry, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has ruled. LOS ANGELES -- Online video-on-demand (VOD) company Movielink is not a hindrance to compet ...

  10. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  11. Warner, Maverick Settle Suits, Extend Ties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT WMG to buy majority stake; Oseary to re-up. Warner Music Group says it has reached an agreement in principle with Maverick Records to settle their litigation and extend the Maverick joint venture. WMG will purchase the separate interests held in M ...

  12. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  13. Norman Exits As Warner Nashville Prez

    June 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Executive held post for 21 years. Jim Ed Norman has exited Warner Bros. Records in Nashville, where he has been president for 21 years. While his departure had been rumored, the 55-year-old Norman was not expected to exit until the end of the year ...

  14. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R&B star sells 194K for ninth week at No. 1. Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine we ...

  15. Usher Reclaims Throne From Avril

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Usher's LaFace/Zomba album "Confessions" returns to the top seat of The Billboard 200, jumping from No. 3 to spend a ninth week at No. 1. Usher is the first artist to have nine weeks at the top since Usher's LaFace/Zomba album ...

  16. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the songs repeatedly, l A growing number of labels are attempting to i ...

  17. Labels Buying Radio Ad Time For Songs

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Indie promoters increasingly brokering 'spot buys.' A growing number of labels are attempting to influence their airplay chart positions by purchasing overnight advertising time at small- to medium-sized radio chains and playing the song ...

  18. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Van Halen, Usher also among RIAA May certs. Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With M ...

  19. Norah, Alicia Hit New Shipment Heights

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Norah Jones' sophomore Blue Note release, "Feels Like Home," was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA in May for shipments of 4 million units. Jones' debut, "Come Away With Me," has been certified Norah Jones' ...

  20. Lang To Sing 'Hymns' For Nonesuch

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist had spent 15 years on Warner Bros. Artist had spent 15 years on Warner Bros. News ...

  21. The Beat

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's Lars Ulrich looks forward to the band's move from Elektra to sister label Warner Bros. Read Melinda Newman's column. Metallica's Lars Ulrich looks forward to the band's move from Elektra to sister label Warner ...

  22. Lang To Sing 'Hymns' For Nonesuch

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Artist had spent 15 years on Warner Bros. Artist had spent 15 years on Warner Bros. News ...

  23. Lang To Sing 'Hymns' For Nonesuch

    May 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After more than 15 years on Warner Bros. Records, k.d. lang has switched to Nonesuch Records. Her first release for Nonesuch will be "Hymns of the 49th Parallel," out July 27. After more than 15 years on Warner Bros. Records, k.d. lang h ...

  24. Mandy Moore Signs With Sire

    May 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songstress had released four albums on Epic. Pop singer/actress Mandy Moore has signed with Sire Records, the Warner Bros. imprint whose roster includes the Distillers, the Von Bondies and Hot Hot Heat. Moore, 20, recently parted ways with Epic, f ...

  25. Broken Bow Names GM

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Brad Howell will be based in Nashville. Brad Howell joins Broken Bow Records in Nashville in the newly-created position of general manager. He arrives from Equity Music Group, where he served as national director of promotion. Prior to Equity, How ...

  26. Warner Music Looks To Slash Artist Roster

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The newly private Warner Music Group, having significantly <A HREF="http://www.billboard.com/bb/biz/newsroom/business_finance/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1000450149">reduced its worldwide staff The newly private Warner Music ...

  27. Warner Bros. Taps Nelson EVP Of Global Brand Management

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Other spotlights: Hitching Post Supply names Hackett sales and marketing manager and Legacy Recordings ups Berkowitz to SVP of A&amp;R. - Hitching Post Supply in Nashville names Vernell Hackett sales and marketing manager. The Monroe, Wash.-ba ...

  28. Producer: I Was Forced To Pad Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed ...

  29. Trick Pony Signs With Curb

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Country act Trick Pony has signed a new deal with Curb/Asylum after recording its first two albums for Warner Bros. Nashville. The group's label debut is due in the fall, with an as-yet-untitled singl Country act Trick Pony has signed a new d ...

  30. Producer Says He Was Forced To Inflate Film Budgets

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Film producer Elie Samaha says he was blackmailed into carrying out the budget-padding scheme that ultimately cost Intertainment Licensing more than $100 million. <br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> Harvard, Berkle ...

  31. SEA Records Sets Sail

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new independent label, SEA Records, has opened its doors in Nashville. A division of Sterling Entertainment Group, SEA has inked a distribution deal with Sony Music's RED Distribution and has hired A new independent label, SEA Records, has ...

  32. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set starts a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while its single "Left Outside Alone" stands at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week. Anastacia's self-titled Epic set s ...

  33. 'Anastacia' Retains Euro Albums Crown For 4th Week

    April 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set starts a fourth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while its single "Left Outside Alone" stands at No. 2 on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles for a fourth week. Anastacia's self-titled Epic set s ...

  34. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  35. Winans, Prince Can't Stop Usher

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong debuts from Mario Winans and Prince fail to dislodge Usher's "Confessions" from the top of The Billboard 200. U.S. sales of the LaFace/Zomba set are down 16% to 253,000 copies, according to Nie Strong debuts from Mario Winans ...

  36. Lang Gets Orchestral On New Tour

    April 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first tour with a symphony orchestra April 30 at Houston's Jones Hall for the Performing Arts. Audi of America will be the presenting sponsor for more than half of Veteran artist k.d. lang begins her first ...

  37. Majors Keen On Film, TV Music

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT At a time when corporate mergers, acquisitions, consolidations, and realignments are continually shifting the music industry landscape, the licensing of music for usage in film and television has beco The songs remain the same. But the business se ...

  38. Crow Flies for United Air, Sony

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Connect, Sony Corp. of America's online music service, will launch May 4 with a promo event featuring Sheryl Crow performing live on a United Airlines aircraft traveling from Chicago to Los Angel Rep. Seeks To Curb Outsourcing In Film Mi ...

  39. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  40. Clapton Digital Pre-Sales A WMG Record

    April 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rocker Eric Clapton's latest release has set a label record for digital pre-sales. Clapton's Robert Johnson tribute album "Me and Mr. Johnson" (Duck/Reprise), which debuted at No. 6 on <A HREF Veteran rocker Eric Cla ...

  41. Usher Holds Off Janet Atop Billboard 200

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Janet Jackson's new album is off to a strong start, but it fails to expose any weakness in fellow R&amp;B artist Usher. Jackson's "Damita Jo" (Virgin) enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2, behind Usher's Janet Jackson ...

  42. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  43. Sam Roberts Tops Canada's Junos

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at Canada's Juno Awards, held last night (April 4) at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta. With three trophies, Universal Music artist Sam Roberts was the big winner at ...

  44. Biz Vets Form 'Upper-Demo' Label Sovereign

    April 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST New album by Heart due in June. Five music-industry veterans have established Sovereign Artists, an "artist-friendly" independent label aimed at upper-demographic listeners. Santa Monica, Calif.-based Sovereign bows in late June with &qu ...

  45. Siberry's Sheeba Inks U.S. Deal With Burnside

    April 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jane Siberry's label Sheeba Music has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Burnside Distribution Corp. in Portland, Ore. Jane Siberry's label Sheeba Music has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Burnside Distributi ...

  46. Antonellis To Head Warner Bros.' Piracy Ops

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST Darcy Antonellis has been named to the newly created position of senior VP of anti-piracy operations at Warner Bros. Entertainment. NEW YORK-- Darcy Antonellis has been named to the newly created position of senior VP of anti-piracy operations at ...

  47. Writers Guild Loses Rewrite Battle

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a setback for the Writers Guild of America West, an arbitrator is siding with film studios in rejecting a grievance brought by the guild over free script rewrites. LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter)--In a setback for the Writers Guild of America ...

  48. Jackson's Contract Suit Vs. UMG Advances

    March 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST NEW YORK--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. Jackson can now conduct an audit of UMG's BMI Licenses Songs To Digital Jukebox Fir ...

  49. Warner Names Anti-Piracy Chief

    March 26, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Bros. Entertainment has created a new position to handle its anti-piracy efforts. Darcy Antonellis, who formerly served as executive VP of distribution and technology operations, has been named Warner Bros. Entertainment has created a new p ...

  50. Maverick Files Suit Against Warner

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST As expected, Madonna's Maverick Records label today (March 25) sued Warner Music Group (WMG), Time Warner Inc. and Warner Bros. Records, alleging that they breached a joint-venture agreement. The acti As expected, Madonna's Maverick Reco ...

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