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  1. EMI Pacts For Video-On-Demand

    December 04, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. has forged a video-on-demand content agreement covering BT Vision, the next-generation TV service of telecoms giant BT which went live today (Dec. 4). Through the pact, EMI will make available all music promos from its catalog, incl ...

  2. EC To Probe UMG's BMG Publishing Buy

    November 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST The European Commission will open an in-depth investigation into Universal Music Group's planned takeover of BMG Music Publishing, inside sources confirmed to Billboard.biz today (Nov. 29). The European Commission will open an in-depth invest ...

  3. Warner's ILG Signs Deal With Glassnote

    November 21, 2006 12:00 AM EST Daniel Glass started label after Sheridan Sq. departure. Warner Music's Independent Label Group has signed a deal to put out the first album of Daniel Glass' new label, Glassnote. Glassnote's debut will be "The Wake" from ...

  4. Mobile Music Download Services Expand

    November 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Offerings launch in Canada, Portugal. Wireless operators in Canada and Portugal are launching mobile music download services. Portuguese operator TMN Portugal is implementing the Napster Mobile service, developed in partnership with Ericsson. Japa ...

  5. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Indie inks multi-year licensing pact. Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodisc� ...

  6. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Companies ink licensing deal.. Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodisc's ma ...

  7. Recall At Rykodisc

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Recall Records has signed a three-year licensing agreement with the Warner Music Group's Rykodisc. Recall, whose releases had already been handled by Rkyo Distribution, will now have access to Rykodis Recall Records has signed a three-year li ...

  8. Nobs Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Former Warner exec founded Montreux Jazz Festival. Claude Nobs, founder/CEO of the iconic Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, is to be honored as the personality of the year at the MIDEM international music industry confab on Jan. 22 at Cannes, ...

  9. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST He will serve as senior VP of global consumer marketing. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business ...

  10. WMG Taps Pelson To Oversee Music Marketing

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Will serve as senior VP. As Warner Music Group pushes further into embracing digital opportunities ranging from YouTube to MySpace, the company is turning to an executive hailing from the social networking business to oversee the way it markets mu ...

  11. Brightcove, AOL Team For Net Video Service

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Publishers can receive as much as 70% of sales. AOL and Internet television site Brightcove launched a distribution service Monday (Oct. 30) in which video publishers can sell downloads through AOL Video and receive as much as 70% of the revenue g ...

  12. WMG, Virgin Mobile USA Enter Pact

    October 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group has licensed hundreds of tracks to be sold as "alert tones" for Virgin Mobile USA. Virgin is marketing the service as "text tones" to be played when their subscribers receive a new Warner Music Group has lice ...

  13. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Equity stake in new venture among exec's options. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. Dur ...

  14. EMI Group Talks Joint Venture With Bandier

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI Music Publishing chairman Marty Bandier, who officially tendered his resignation this morning (Oct. 30), Billboard.biz has learned. EMI Group is offering a joint venture opportunity to EMI M ...

  15. Bandier Officially Resigns From EMI Music Pub

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Marty Bandier formally announced his resignation this morning (Oct. 30). He told about 40 of the publisher's worldwide executives, gathered for a meeting in New Yo EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Mart ...

  16. Bandier Officially Resigns From EMI Music Pub

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Marty Bandier formally announced his resignation this morning (Oct. 30). He told about 40 of the publisher's worldwide executives, gathered for a meeting in New Yo EMI Music Publishing chairman/co-CEO Mart ...

  17. YOUR OTHER TUBE

    October 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Music video's ongoing transformation from promotional money loser to commercial money maker took another step forward with Google's recent acquisition of YouTube for $1.6 billion. Ahead of the deal, U Music video's ongoing transform ...

  18. WMG Launches Viral Offering

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is making its artist and label web sites YouTube friendly. The music giant is using a technology from Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet TV specialist Brightcove that allows music fans Warner Music Group is making its artist and la ...

  19. DDEX Establishes First Digital Data Standards

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Group formed to develop customs. Digital Data Exchange (DDEX) has established its first four standards to facilitate efficient information sharing among companies involved with digital music. DDEX was launched in May to develop voluntary data exch ...

  20. WMG, Muvee Forge Video Mixing Deal

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Deal allows users to personalize clips. Warner Music Group has struck a strategic business agreement with software firm Muvee that enables consumers to legitimately interlace personal video clips and photos into original artist music clips and foo ...

  21. Radio Mixshow Confab Continues

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT DJ panel talks branding. The Power Summit, the four-day radio mixshow conference staple that's celebrating its ninth year, kicked off Oct. 4 in the Domincan Republic, and featured panels such as Friday's (Oct. 6) "Beyond Just Being ...

  22. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  23. Google Buys YouTube

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral video sensation YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock, the companies announced this afternoon (Oct. 9). The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter. Online search giant Google agreed to buy viral ...

  24. Strictly Rhythm Records Gets Reborn

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. The imprint is to be re-activated through a strateg ...

  25. Strictly Rhythm Records Gets Reborn

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. Mark Finkelstein is primed to relaunch his influential dance music label Strictly Rhythm Records. The imprint is to be re-activated through a strateg ...

  26. YouTube Strikes Deals With UMG, Sony BMG, CBS

    October 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pacted with Warner Music Group two weeks ago. Video-sharing Web site YouTube Inc. struck content deals Monday (Oct. 9) with Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment and CBS Corp. For several days, Google Inc. has been rumored to be in t ...

  27. Sales Up, Tracks Leveling

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads show no quarter-to-quarter increase. While overall U.S. sales are up a whopping 22.8% to 814.5 million units from the first nine months of 2005, digital track downloads, the main configuration fueling that growth, are stagnant when viewe ...

  28. Sales Up, Tracks Leveling

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Downloads show no quarter-to-quarter increase. While overall U.S. sales are up a whopping 22.8% to 814.5 million units from the first nine months of 2005, digital track downloads, the main configuration fueling that growth, are stagnant when viewe ...

  29. Update: Kill Rock Stars Founder Jumps To Nonesuch

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Famed indie will downsize, move to New York. Kill Rock Stars founder Slim Moon is leaving the label for an A&R role at Warner Music Group imprint Nonesuch Records. The indie label will be moving its headquarters from Olympia, Wash.-to New York ...

  30. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT On-demand offering to debut in the fall. Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launching this ...

  31. Sony BMG, BT Link For New Service

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agreement to give BT, the British telecommunications giant, early access to the major label’s music videos for a new on-demand entertainment service launch Sony BMG Music Entertainment has signed an agree ...

  32. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Executive may play into WMG plans. Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Bandier over WMG ...

  33. Source: Bandier To Resign EMI Music Pub Post

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairman/co-CEO of EMI Music Publishing, Billboard.biz has learned. The move follows discussions between Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Band Martin Bandier is resigning his post as chairm ...

  34. UMGI Promotes Scott

    September 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Will work on projects across all Universal Music labels. Universal Music Group International has promoted Ed Scott to director of international promotions, effective immediately. In his new post, London-based Scott reports to and serves as deputy ...

  35. YouTube, Warner Music Ink Partnership

    September 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Ad revenue-sharing pact unveiled Monday. Music videos from artists like Madonna, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Sean Paul will be legally available for the first time on online community YouTube after signing its first commercial partnership with Warne ...

  36. UMG Pressuring YouTube, MySpace

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online sites YouTube and MySpace, accusing them of infringing the copyrights of its artists' music videos. Universal Music Group is stepping up pressure against popular online site ...

  37. Asylum Teams With Aphilliates

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta label started by a host of DJs, producers. The Warner Music Group's Asylum records will market and distribute releases from Atlanta-based Aphilliates Music Group. The hip-hop label was started in 2003 and is run by a host of DJs and p ...

  38. Vivendi Seals BMG Publishing Purchase

    September 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing after agreeing to buy BMG Music Publishing for €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion). Vivendi's Universal Music is vaulting to the top spot in music publishing af ...

  39. Vivendi To Buy BMG Music Publishing

    September 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music Publishing from German media giant Bertelsmann tomorrow afternoon in Paris for €1.63 billion ($2.05 billion), Billboard.biz has learned. Vivendi is th Vivendi will close a deal to buy BMG Music ...

  40. BMG Music Publishing Bids Due

    August 31, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Offers to be narrowed to three or fewer. The auction process for BMG Music Publishing is now entering its third phase as firm bids from about 12-15 invited bidders are due before midnight tonight (Aug. 31) Central European Time. During the next se ...

  41. Concert Hot Spot Launches, Focus On HD Products

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distributed through Warner Music Group's WEA. Entertainment company Concert Hot Spot, which will focus solely on producing HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc products, has been launched. The company is distributed through Warner Music Group's WEA a ...

  42. Warner Seals Deal For Russian Mobile Service

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has clinched a major deal in Russia's nascent legal mobile-music market with local network operator VimpelCom and its new music platform. Warner Music International has clinched a major deal in Russia's nascent ...

  43. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  44. Tower Wins At NARM Amidst Bankruptcy Fears

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Suppliers stop shipping to chain. In one of the most ironic moments ever at a National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers annual convention, Tower Records was named the large retailer of the year on the meeting's closing night (Aug. 5), after t ...

  45. NARM News: Warning From Top Research Firm

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Physical goods buisness, kiosks and more. Retailers must look to a mix of new product innovations and more aggressive consumer marketing strategies to counteract a slumping physical goods business, according to a new study from research firm NPD. ...

  46. Warner Music Reports $14 Million Loss In Quarter

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group Thursday (Aug. 3) revealed its fiscal third-quarter loss narrowed thanks to higher revenue and shrinking costs. For the quarter ended June 30, the loss was $14 million, or 10 cents Warner Music Group Thursday (Aug. 3) revealed i ...

  47. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Settlement applies to P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to- ...

  48. Major Labels Settle With Kazaa For $115 Million

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Covers P2P's global operations. The major record companies and motion picture studios have reached an out-of-court settlement, revealed today (July 27) by the RIAA and IFPI, with Sharman Networks and other operators of peer-to-peer network Ka ...

  49. Ex-Sony Execs Advising BC Partners In BMG Pub Bid

    July 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Second phase of bidding began July 24. Former Sony executives Richard Rowe and Paul Russell are advising BC Partners in the equity group's bid for BMG Music Publishing, billboard.biz has learned. BC Partners, which is a leader in European bus ...

  50. EMI, Warner Reject Tit-For-Tat Buyout Bids

    June 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in the swing of another complex merger dance. In a statement issued today (June 28), London-based EMI said it had rejected a £2.5 billion ($4.5 billion) count EMI Group and Warner Music Group are in th ...

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