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  1. Billboard Afterparty Rocks With Prince, Lumineers, Darren Criss, Neil Patrick Harris, More

    February 11, 2013 11:40 AM EST Above, L-R: Prometheus Global Media SVP Dana Miller, Billboard publisher Tommy Page, Nicole Levinsohn; Guggenheim Digital Media CEO Ross Levinsohn at the Billboard Afterparty at the London Hote l (Photo: Rick Diamond/Getty Images) It was a part ...

  2. John Reid Leaves Warner Music for Live Nation

    January 16, 2012 11:46 AM EST Live Nation Europe announced the appointment of John Reid as President of Concerts in a statement released Monday (January 16). "We are delighted to have John join us at a time of exciting growth for Live Nation. His pedigree speaks for itsel ...

  3. Business Matters: Terra Firma Close to Losing EMI, Reports Say

    December 13, 2010 12:00 AM EST Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. TERRA FIRMA COULD LOSE EMI BY CHRISTMAS -- Reports out of the U.K. claim Terra Firma could lose EMI by Christmas. The paper said Terra Firma chief Guy Hands has told investors to expect the worst ...

  4. MyMajorCompany Launching In U.K. This Month

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Fan-funded music platform MyMajorCompany (MMC) will launch in the U.K. on Oct. 18. MMC's A&R team signs acts and puts them on the site, inviting fans to invest. It launched in France in 2008 and now has 28 fully financed artists with a co ...

  5. Irish Govt To Hold P2P Talks

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eamon Ryan, the Irish Minister For Communications, has pledged to hold roundtable talks on the issue of illegal file-sharing. The discussion will involve representatives from government, the Internet service providers and the music industry. Speak ...

  6. IFPI CEO John Kennedy To Step Down

    June 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Kennedy and the IFPI have announced that he will step down as CEO and chairman next month, after five years in the role. His replacement has already been confirmed. Frances Moore , EVP and regional director, Europe at IFPI, will step up to th ...

  7. Tattersfield Named As Warner Music U.K. CEO

    August 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has named Christian Tattersfield as CEO, Warner Music U.K. and chairman, Warner Bros Records U.K. Reporting to John Reid, vice chairman, Warner Music International and chairman, Warner Music Europe, Tattersfield will assume resp ...

  8. Lucian Grainge Delivers Bullish Keynote At BPI AGM

    July 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music International chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge gave an optimistic keynote address at the BPI's annual general meeting in London, as the U.K. trade body issued figures showing an increase of 7% year-on-year for record company re ...

  9. Atlantic To Relaunch Elektra Records Imprint

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Atlantic has announced that it will relaunch the Elektra Records imprint, which has been dormant since 2004. The label will be run by Fueled By Ramen founder John Janick and Atlantic executive VP of A&R Mike Caren. While the new presidents say ...

  10. EMI, Warner Extend India/Middle East Deal, Partner In Turkey

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST EMI Music and Warner Music Group will extend their existing marketing and distribution partnership in India and the Middle East and enter into their first partnership in Turkey. Under the new multi-year agreement, EMI Music will continue to act as ...

  11. Warner Vet Ikin Dies

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Peter Ikin, a former high-ranking Warner Music International executive who was one of the chief architects of the major's Australian business, has died at the age of 62 from a suspected heart attack. The Warner stalwart's passing has sen ...

  12. Global Shake-Up At WMG

    September 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has promoted Lyor Cohen and Michael D. Fleisher as part of a major international restructuring. As a result of a new regional structure, WMI Chairman and CEO Patrick Vien will leave the company. WMG has established an Office of ...

  13. Warner Warms To France’s Deezer

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has become the latest major label to sign up to ad-supported online music service Deezer (www.deezer.com), taking the French company's catalog to a claimed 3.7 million tracks. Under the terms of the global con ...

  14. WMI Appoints Chen As China/Taiwan Head

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has tempted Sam Chen away from EMI Music to take the newly created position of chairman/CEO Warner Music Chinese Mandarin Group (WMCMG). Chen was managing director of Capitol/EMI Taiwan, but had previously been GM ...

  15. Warner Makes Friends With Online Music Community

    August 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has agreed to a content and revenue partnership with European online music community Music Makes Friends. The Luxembourg-based company has already signed deals with the three other majors as well as thousands of in ...

  16. Warner Music Gets In To Spanish Artist Services Firm

    August 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has acquired a majority stake in Spanish artist services company, Get In, for an undisclosed amount. The San Sebastian-based company was formed in 1990 by Inigo Argomaniz and has operations in artist management, live pro ...

  17. Madonna's 'Candy' A Treat For Sony Ericsson Users

    June 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madonna's new chart smash "Hard Candy" is to be pre-loaded or carried alongside Sony Ericsson handsets across 27 countries, through a new agreement struck between Warner Music International and the cell phone manufacturer. From this ...

  18. WMI, Odyssey Strike Ukraine Pact

    April 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has struck an exclusive licensing agreement with Odyssey that will see the Ukrainian distributor import, manufacture and distribute the music major's CD and DVD product. Through the agreement, effective from today, ...

  19. Samsung Dials Up Madonna Deal For France

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mobile manufacturer Samsung will be the official mobile partner in France of Madonna's upcoming album "Hard Candy", which is due out on April 25. The full album and the video of the single "4 Minutes" will be preloaded on ...

  20. Winehouse Notches Up 13th Week At Euro Chart Peak

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT "Back To Black" (Universal Island) gives Amy Winehouse a 13th aggregate and sixth consecutive week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love" (Syco Music/Sony BMG) starts its fourth week atop Eurocha ...

  21. Madonna Mobile Exclusives Set For Vodaphone

    March 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT New music and other forms of mobile content from Madonna's upcoming "Hard Candy" album will be available exclusively to Vodafone mobile customers prior to its April 28 release, under a deal formed between Vodafone and Warner Music I ...

  22. Warner, Puma Snare Nutini Marketing Campaign

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Paolo Nutini is to be the face of an international multi-media marketing campaign for Puma, through a partnership struck between Warner Music U.K. and the footwear giant. Nutini will appear in Puma's new "Sport ...

  23. WMI, 7digital Strike Euro Download Deal

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Digital download store 7digital.com on Tuesday becomes the first major European service of it kind to offer Warner Music's repertoire in the MP3 format, through a new deal struck with Warner Music International. An online marketing campaign w ...

  24. Sharman Joins WMI In Digital Role

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST Former Napster U.K. head Leanne Sharman has joined Warner Music International. In her new role as VP, business development, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Sharman is tasked with duties for developing and implementing the music major's digita ...

  25. Russian Biz Welcomes WMI, Nikitin Deal

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Figureheads of the Russian music industry have weighed in on the exclusive licensing agreement struck between Warner Music International and Russian independent music firm Nikitin. As previously reported, the arrangement enables Nikitin to manufac ...

  26. Warner, iO Forge Africa Mobile Content Deal

    February 26, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Gallo Africa has struck a strategic partnership with iO global which promises to pump the major's music across African mobile networks. Through the agreement, unveiled today, iO global, a global provider of integrated digital ret ...

  27. WMI, Nikitin Forge License Deal For Russia, CIS

    February 19, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International has struck an exclusive licensing agreement which allows Russian independent music firm Nikitin to market, manufacture and distribute the major's physical product. The deal, unveiled today, covers new works and cata ...

  28. Warner Italy Teams With Salzano For 360-Degree JV

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is extending its reach into the Italian live scene and a broad range of artist services through a new venture forged jointly with one of the market's top live music figures. The music major's Italian affiliate ...

  29. Warners, Beggars Team On Gig Stream Service

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Billboard.biz has learned that a group of industry giants, including Warner Music Entertainment (WME), Warner Music International's video-production arm, is to launch a U.K. Internet-delivered TV service devoted to live concerts. Called the L ...

  30. Led Zeppelin Tops European Albums Chart

    December 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Led Zeppelin's "Mothership" compilation (Rhino/Atlantic) surges 6-1 in its fifth week on European Top 100 Albums to top the survey for the first time. Meanwhile, Europe's "Christmas No. 1" single is "Apologize&qu ...

  31. Memory Lives On For Led Zep Comeback

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST Monday night's Led Zeppelin comeback concert has now moved into memory for the chosen few who attended. But as the dust settles on the gig at London's O2 Arena, a Billboard round-up of executive attendees suggests the performance certain ...

  32. Albertini, Glick Join Salmon's Harvest

    November 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Former Warner Music International VP A&R Ric Salmon has assembled a team of industry heavyweights to guide Harvest Entertainment, a new music company which promises to marry bands with brands and return power to the artist. Salmon has recruite ...

  33. Vodafone's Billing Joins WMI In Product Innovation Role

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has recruited Vodafone executive Natasha Billing to the new post as product innovation director, Europe Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Billing, who is based in London, will be closely involved in developing and implement ...

  34. GMR Marketing Merges With AWE

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT GMR Marketing (GMR) has merged with entertainment marketing agency Aaron Walton Entertainment (AWE), forming GMR Entertainment. The new joint partnership has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago and London. The company will be managed from GM ...

  35. Big Changes At Warner Finland

    October 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Finland has restructured its executive team as the Helsinki-based affiliate looks to shift towards a new integrated, artist-focused business model. With immediate effect, Niko Nordström has joined the Warner Finland as GM, while Asko ...

  36. Garvey Joins WMI In New Biz Role

    September 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former EMI executive Isabel Garvey has joined Warner Music International in the new role as senior VP, new business enterprises. Based in London, Garvey will be tasked with devising and implementing strategies that will drive the music major' ...

  37. WMI's Dopp Elevated In Europe

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has promoted Bernd Dopp to chairman and CEO of Warner Music Central and Eastern Europe. At the same time, Manfred Lappe, president of Warner Music Eastern Europe and COO of Warner Music G/S/A, has retired from the compan ...

  38. Tabata Joins Warner Music Japan

    June 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hana Tabata will become director of Warner Music Japan's international division effective July 1, the Tokyo-based label said today. Tabata, previously GM of Beggars Japan, replaces Junichi Miyaji, who has been appointed to the new position of ...

  39. WMG, Sony BMG Launch Digital Platform In Russia

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music and Sony BMG, along with two Russian record labels, launched a wholesale digital distribution platform in Russia on Thursday, a market dominated by piracy across the entire entertainment industry. The two majors said they had formed a ...

  40. Siljemark Adds Finnish To Nordic Role

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International (WMI) has re-structured in the Nordic region, adding its affiliate in Finland to what was previously its Scandinavian arm. WMI has appointed Warner Music Scandinavia Jonas Siljemark as the president of the newly-re-named ...

  41. WMI, Premium TV Team To Develop Online TV

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International has entered into a strategic partnership with U.K.-based digital rights company Premium TV to develop and roll out a raft of online TV sites. Through the agreement, unveiled today, WMI will distribute and monetize music- ...

  42. Vien To Deliver London Calling Speech

    May 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International CEO Patrick Vien will deliver a keynote interview at this year's London Calling trade fair, to be held June 28-29 at the Earls Court venue. Vien will use the platform of the annual conference to discuss how the musi ...

  43. Captains Of Industry Meet With German Chancellor

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A roll call of Europe's leading recorded music industry executives grabbed a rare opportunity yesterday to meet with the German chancellor and raise the issue of the alarming downturn of the national market. Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is a ...

  44. Marketing Exec Lauriot-Prevost Joins WMI

    April 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Matthieu Lauriot-Prevost has made a swift return to the record business. The former EMI marketing executive has joined Warner Music International in the role as senior VP, marketing. Based in London, Lauriot-Prevost will be responsible for all asp ...

  45. Warner Music Entertainment Names Management Team

    April 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Conrad Withey, president of the newly created video production and distribution unit Warner Music Entertainment (WME), has unveiled his new management team. WME was launched last December when Warner Vision, the audio-visual division of Warner Mus ...

  46. Caccia Suits Up For Benetton

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International stalwart Gero Caccia is to join clothing firm Benetton Group as managing director. Caccia, who is currently vice chairman and COO of WMI, will assume his new role from June 1. As previously reported, he is expected to re ...

  47. Phillips Out At Warner U.K.

    March 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K.'s long-time chairman Nick Phillips will leave the company today to "pursue new opportunities." At midday today, Warner Music International confirming the departure by way of a brief note issued to the media. " ...

  48. WMI Promotes Digital Music Exec Daugan

    March 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music International digital music veteran Eric Daugan has added stripes. The music major today elevated Daugan to VP, digital business for its operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Daugan, who until now was WMI's VP of digi ...

  49. Reid Rises, Caccia Out At WMI

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST London-based Warner Music International has handed responsibility for all its operations in continental Europe to John Reid, its vice chairman of music, content and marketing, as company veteran Gero Caccia prepares to exit. WMI announced today (F ...

  50. WMI Lets Rhino Loose

    January 31, 2007 12:00 AM EST Warner Music International is unleashing Rhino worldwide. The well-recognized U.S.-based reissues and compilations specialist will initially be rolled out in 15 markets, coalescing all Warner's international catalog operations -- including Wa ...

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