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  1. Japan's Victor Inks iTunes Content Deal

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sony, BMG, Warner yet to sign up. Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on the Japanese version of iTunes Music Store, with effect from today (Dec. 21). VE will initially offer 208 tracks from 18 albums b ...

  2. Japan's Victor Inks iTunes Content Deal

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on the Japanese version of iTunes Music Store, with effect from today (Dec. 21). Tokyo-based label Victor Entertainment has begun making its repertoire available on t ...

  3. Warner, BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Developing on-demand music programming. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. The two companies ...

  4. Warner And BT In Landmark U.K. Accord

    December 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content provider for the new "TV over Broadband" service to be launched next year in the U.K. by telephone operator British Telecom. Warner Music U.K. will become the first music content prov ...

  5. Trink Lands Virgin America GM Role

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Move re-unites exec with Flom. Virgin Records America chairman and CEO Jason Flom confirmed yesterday (Dec. 5) the appointment of Lee Trink as the label's executive VP and GM, effective immediately. The move was previously tipped by Billboard ...

  6. Cheung Upped At Warner Asia Pacific

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Ken Cheung has been named new media director of Warner Music Asia Pacific, the label said today (Dec. 6). Cheung will be based in Hong Kong and will report to WMAP president Lachie Rutherford. Ken Cheung has been named new media director of Warner ...

  7. EMI Stock Rises On Warner Merger Speculation

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. The British mus ...

  8. EMI Stock Rises On Warner Merger Speculation

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. EMI Group's shareprice surged 10% higher today (Nov. 23) on renewed speculation of a merger with Warner Music. The British mus ...

  9. Madonna's 'Frozen' On Ice In Belgium

    November 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Belgian songwriter has won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single "Frozen." A Belgian songwriter has won a plagiarism case against Madonna over her 1998 hit single "Frozen." In summary proceedings, Mons lo ...

  10. Sanctuary Chairman Taylor Switches Role

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said Nov. 18. Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said ...

  11. Madonna Loses Plagiarism Suit, Lawyer Says

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST A Belgian songwriter has won a plagiarism case against Madonna with a ruling that will force the country's radio stations to stop playing the star's 1998 hit single "Frozen," his lawyer said. BRUSSELS (Reuters) -- A Belgian son ...

  12. Apple Japan's iTunes, iPod On The Rise

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Apple Computer now has a 60% volume share of Japan's portable digital music-player market, according to data from industry publication WebBCN Ranking. Apple Computer now has a 60% volume share of Japan's portable digital music-player mar ...

  13. Sanctuary Chairman Taylor Switches Role

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said today (Nov. 18). Taylor, co-founder of the London-based independent music firm, i Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chair ...

  14. Sanctuary Chairman Taylor Switches Role

    November 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hunt is on for non-exec chairman. Andy Taylor is to step down as executive chairman of financially-pressed Sanctuary Group plc, the British company said today (Nov. 18). Taylor, co-founder of the London-based independent music firm, is expected to ...

  15. Coldplay, Stones Get EMI H1 Ball Rolling

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbusters from Coldplay, Gorillaz and the Rolling Stones plus ongoing growth in digital revenues underpinned a "successful" first half set of results at EMI, the London-based major music company sa Blockbusters from Coldplay, Gorillaz ...

  16. Coldplay, Stones Get EMI H1 Ball Rolling

    November 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Blockbusters from Coldplay, Gorillaz and the Rolling Stones plus ongoing growth in digital revenues underpinned a "successful" first half set of results at EMI, the London-based major music company sa Blockbusters from Coldplay, Gorillaz ...

  17. Sanz, Juanes Win At Latin Grammys

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian pop act Juanes and Brazilian singer and pianist Ivan Lins shared top honors yesterday (Nov. 3) at the Latin Grammys at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Spanish superstar Alejandro Sanz, Colombian po ...

  18. Timbuktu Wins Two At Sweden's Publishing Awards

    October 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop artist Timbuktu scooped two awards last night (Oct. 27) at author's body Svenska Musikförläggareföreningen's third annual Swedish Music Publishers Awards, held in Stockholm. Hip hop artist Timbuktu scoo ...

  19. Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said Oct. 18. (AP) -- A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  20. Australia Readies For iTunes

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer is expected to announce the launch of its long-awaited iTunes Music Store in Australia tomorrow (Oct. 25). Two U.S.-based executives, Eddy Cue, VP of Apple's applications division, and Apple Computer is expected to announce the ...

  21. Australia Readies For iTunes

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer is expected to announce the launch of its long-awaited iTunes Music Store in Australia tomorrow (Oct. 25). Two U.S.-based executives, Eddy Cue, VP of Apple's applications division, and Apple Computer is expected to announce the ...

  22. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  23. Missy Higgins Wins Five ARIAs

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated the 19th Australian Record Industry Assn. awards, held last night (Oct. 23) at the Sydney SuperDome. EMI-signed singer/songwriter Missy Higgins converted With nine wins, EMI Music Australia dominated t ...

  24. Report: Warner Music Wins Copyright Suit

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese karaoke firm that played its music videos without permission, state media said today (Oct. 18). A local arm of U.S.-based Warner Music has won a lawsuit against a Chinese k ...

  25. Luis Miguel To Release Greatest Hits

    October 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will be the first in his long career. Pop crooner Luís Miguel will, for the first time, release a greatest hits collection that encompasses his more than two-decades long career. "Grandes Extios," due out Nov. 22 on Warner Music Latina, ...

  26. ARIA Celebrates Fine Arts

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's "Sanctuary" album (ABC Classics/Universal) nabbed the Best Classical Album at the second ARIA Fine Arts Awards, held Oct. 11 at the Sydney's ...

  27. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' Continues In Europe

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua bows in at No.3 with sophomore set. Bon Jovi's "Have A Nice Day" (Island) begins a second week at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, after securing a second week at No.1 in Germany. It also rises ...

  28. Bon Jovi's 'Nice Day' Continues In Europe

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua bows in at No.3 with sophomore set. Bon Jovi's "Have A Nice Day" (Island) begins a second week at the top of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart, after securing a second week at No.1 in Germany. It also rises ...

  29. Fat Freddy's Drop Wins Four NZ Awards

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop emerged as the main winner of the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, known as the "Tuis" after the trophy that is presented to winners. The Finn Brothers, Scribe Wellington band Fat Freddy' ...

  30. Fat Freddy's Drop Wins Four NZ Awards

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Finn Brothers, Scribe and Evermore get Int'l Award. Wellington band Fat Freddy's Drop emerged as the main winner of the 2005 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards, known as the "Tuis" after the trophy that is presented to winners. ...

  31. Sugar Finds New Italian Distributor

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie label signs with Warner Music. Indie label signs with Warner Music. News ...

  32. Sugar Finds New Italian Distributor

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Indie label signs with Warner Music. Italian indie label Sugar has signed a domestic distribution deal with Warner Music Italy. The three-year agreement becomes effective on January 1, 2006. Sugar has been distributed in Italy by Universal Music I ...

  33. Sanctuary Optimistic As Stock Woes Deepen

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its downward trend after the British independent firm today (Sept. 21) reported its third profit warning since June. The company has also openly blamed its expans Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its down ...

  34. Sanctuary Optimistic As Stock Woes Deepen

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its downward trend after the British independent firm today (Sept. 21) reported its third profit warning since June. The company has also openly blamed its expans Stock in Sanctuary Group continued in its down ...

  35. Gebhardt Confirms Exit

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has confirmed he will stand down as chairman of labels body BPW and the German group of the IFPI at an Oct. 27 members meeting. Billboard.biz reported t Veteran German industry executive Gerd Gebhard ...

  36. Missy Higgins Leads ARIA Nominations

    September 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Record Industry Assn. Awards, to be held Oct. 23 at the Sydney SuperDome. With seven nods, Missy Higgins leads the nominations for this year's Australian Rec ...

  37. Recall Appoints Head Of Film Division

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Arnaud Beauvois has been appointed GM of Recall Music For Films, the French indie label which specializes in soundtracks. Based in Paris, Beauvois reports to Recall Group chief executive Alex Sap. Arnaud Beauvois has been appointed GM of Recall Mu ...

  38. Warner Music Lands Craig David Deal

    September 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Major will license records ex-Japan. Warner Music U.K. has completed an exclusive international deal with Wildstar Records to licence the catalog and future recordings of British R&B singer Craig David. The pact, disclosed today (Sept. 5), cov ...

  39. German Biz Agrees On Friday Release Sked

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decided to shift their release schedules to Friday instead of Monday. In a strategy to raise consumer awareness of new titles, German record companies have decid ...

  40. Bad Boy Latino Launches

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. News ...

  41. Bad Boy Latino Launches

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Joint venture to run through Warner Music Latina. Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Entertainment and producer Emilio Estefan, chairman of Estefan Enterprises, have officially launched Bad Boy Latino. The multi-media joint v ...

  42. Label-less Radiohead Pressing On With New Album

    August 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead will enter a "proper studio" in an unnamed city today (Aug. 18) to continue work on its seventh studio album, according to a post from frontman Thom Yorke at the "Dead Air Space" section of Radiohead will enter a &quo ...

  43. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  44. Muse Sign To Warner

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next year after signing new recording and publishing deals with Warner Music and Warner Chappell U.K., respectively. British rock act Muse is expected to deliver a new album early next ...

  45. Disco Montego's Darren Dowlet Dies At 26

    August 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Darren Dowlut, one half of Australian urban writing and production team Disco Montego, died last Friday (Aug. 5) after a month-long battle with chest cancer. He was 26. Darren Dowlut, one half of Australian urban writing and production team Disco ...

  46. Report: Universal Grows Global Share In 2004

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has widened its share of the global $33.6 billion music market in 2004, despite the creation of rival Sony BMG, according to data published yesterday (Aug. 2) by the IFPI. Universal Music Group has widened its share of the gl ...

  47. Coca-Cola Teams With Loudeye For NZ Downloads

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coca-Cola yesterday (Aug. 2) launched an online music store in New Zealand. It marks the soft drinks giant's first digital music foray into the Pacific region. Coca-Cola yesterday (Aug. 2) launched an online music store in New Zealand. It mar ...

  48. Coca-Cola Teams With Loudeye For NZ Downloads

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Coca-Cola yesterday (Aug. 2) launched an online music store in New Zealand. It marks the soft drinks giant's first digital music foray into the Pacific region. Coca-Cola yesterday (Aug. 2) launched an online music store in New Zealand. It mar ...

  49. FMR NZ Chief Ashbridge Heads For Warner Oz

    July 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ashbridge, managing director of Festival Mushroom Records in New Zealand, is to join Warner Music Australasia in the role as VP, marketing and promotions. MELBOURNE, Australia -- Mark Ashbridge, managing director of Festival Mushroom Records ...

  50. FMR NZ Chief Ashbridge Heads For Warner Oz

    July 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mark Ashbridge, managing director of Festival Mushroom Records in New Zealand, is to join Warner Music Australasia in the role as VP, marketing and promotions. Mark Ashbridge, managing director of Festival Mushroom Records in New Zealand, is to jo ...

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