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  1. Behind the Deal: Grokster and the Future -- An Interview with John Frankenheimer

    July 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the entertainment industry in Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios vs. Grokster on June 27, attorney John Frankenheimer shared his thoughts with <i>Billboard/ELW</i>. Fr After the U.S. Supreme Court sided ...

  2. Sony BMG, Mashboxx Enter Pact

    June 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal file-sharing network Mashboxx, two days after a U.S. court dealt a blow to Mashboxx's unauthorized rivals such as Grokster. Music giant Sony BMG has finalized its deal with the legal ...

  3. Luis Miquel Plans Extensive Tour

    June 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin music's top-selling artists and top-grossing performers, is planning the most ambitious tour of his career, Billboard has learned. The Mexico En la Piel tour, Mexican crooner Luis Miquel, one of Latin ...

  4. Boulware Joins Strategic Artist Management

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Music manager Gayle Boulware has exited the Firm and joined Strategic Artist Management (SAM) principle Simon Renshaw at the company's Los Angeles headquarters. Music manager Gayle Boulware has exited the Firm and joined Strategic Artist Mana ...

  5. Cafe Tacuba Make History In Mexico City

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shatter Chayanne's attendance record by 20,000. Mexican rockers Cafe Tacuba established an attendance record at Mexico City's Zocalo, with more than 170,000 people showing up for a free concert June 4. The previous record was held by Cha ...

  6. Cafe Tacuba Make History In Mexico City

    June 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shatter Chayanne's attendance record by 20,000. Mexican rockers Cafe Tacuba established an attendance record at Mexico City's Zocalo, with more than 170,000 people showing up for a free concert June 4. The previous record was held by Cha ...

  7. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British indie confirms 'exploratory discussions.' The Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer o ...

  8. Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

    June 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer or a further business o The Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June ...

  9. OutKast Tops Britain's PPL Poll

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio a OutKast's & ...

  10. OutKast Tops Britain's PPL Poll

    May 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT OutKast's "Hey Ya!" (Arista/Sony BMG) has been named as Britain's "most used" track of 2004 by collecting society Phonographic Performance Ltd. PPL monitors public performance of music both on radio a OutKast's & ...

  11. 'Hotel' Extends Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) holds at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week. Although it falls 1-2 in Switzerland and also declines in Germany, Holland and Portugal, the set holds at No. 1 in Fl Moby's "Hotel" ( ...

  12. 'Hotel' Extends Stay At No. 1 In Europe

    March 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST QOTSA bow at No. 2. Moby's "Hotel" (Mute) holds at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums for a second week. Although it falls 1-2 in Switzerland and also declines in Germany, Holland and Portugal, the set holds at No. 1 in Flanders, No. ...

  13. Lopez Reborn As European Chart Topper

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez scores a double victory on the European charts, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with "Rebirth" (Epic) and starting a third week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Get Right." Jennifer Lopez scores a double ...

  14. Lopez Reborn As European Chart Topper

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Jennifer Lopez scores a double victory on the European charts, debuting at No. 1 on Top 100 Albums with "Rebirth" (Epic) and starting a third week atop Eurochart Hot 100 Singles with "Get Right." Jennifer Lopez scores a double ...

  15. Moss Splits Warner Oz

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Moss, managing director of Warner Music Australia, has resigned and will leave the company this Friday (March 11). Moss served at Warner Music for seven years; before that, he was a Sony Music v Chris Moss, managing director of Warner Music ...

  16. Moss Splits Warner Oz

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Chris Moss, managing director of Warner Music Australia, has resigned, effective Friday (March 11). Moss served at Warner Music for seven years; before that, he spent 20 years at Sony Music. Chris Moss, managing director of Warner Music Australia, ...

  17. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries. "American Idiot" (Reprise) ...

  18. 'Idiot' Won't Budge From Euro Throne

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST European sales surge for Ray Charles. "American Idiot" (Reprise) gives Green Day a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It spends another week at the top in Switzerland and holds down top-five positions in five other countries ...

  19. EMI Signs Belgium's Novastar

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Belgian act Novastar, fronted by Joost Zweegers, has signed a recording deal with EMI Music. Belgian act Novastar, fronted by Joost Zweegers, has signed a recording deal with EMI Music. Novastar was previously with Warner Music but was released fr ...

  20. EMI Signs Belgium's Novastar

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Belgian act Novastar, fronted by Joost Zweegers, has signed a recording deal with EMI Music. Belgian act Novastar, fronted by Joost Zweegers, has signed a recording deal with EMI Music. Novastar was previously with Warner Music but was released fr ...

  21. Queen Rules January IFPI Awards

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Queen's three-CD anthology moved past the 3 million shipments milestone, according to IFPI Platinum Europe certifications for January. The band's "Platinum Collection" (EMI) was the only multi-platinu Queen's three-CD anth ...

  22. EMI Licenses Warner Catalog For India

    February 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST Mumbai-based EMI Music India, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Group, has entered into an agreement to license content from Warner Music for India and the Middle East. Mumbai-based EMI Music India, a wholly owned subsidiary of EMI Group, has enter ...

  23. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  24. Download Store To Debut In Hong Kong

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. Hong Kong will get its first legal music download store when Eolasia.com goes live Feb. 21. With support from EMI, Warner Music and Sony BMG, the service w ...

  25. Warner China MD Xu To Exit

    February 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Music China managing director Zorro Xu will leave the company "by the end of March." Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Mu ...

  26. Warner China MD Xu To Exit

    January 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warner Music China managing director Zorro Xu will be leaving the company "by the end of March." Warner Music Asia Pacific president Lachie Rutherford confirms that Warn ...

  27. IFPI Greece Taps Theofanellis As GM

    January 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST Panos Theofanellis has been appointed GM of the Greek branch of the IFPI and president of the national record producers' collection society Grammo. Panos Theofanellis has been appointed GM of the Greek branch of the IFPI and president of the ...

  28. MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 17, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation on Jan. 14 raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider ComCen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. SYDNEY -- Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigati ...

  29. Oz's MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Hearing on P2P service set for Feb. 7. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation today (Jan. 14) raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider Com-Cen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. The Australian ...

  30. Oz's MIPI Raids ISP For Evidence

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation today (Jan. 14) raided the Sydney office of Internet service provider Com-Cen to gather evidence on the song-sharing service MP3s4free.net. Australia's Music Industry Piracy Investigation t ...

  31. Landis Out As Word Prez

    January 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today (Jan. 4). Word Label Group president Barry Landis and other key executives at the Nashville-based company lost their jobs today ( ...

  32. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 21, 2004 12:00 AM EST The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer, which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of c LONDON -- The International Federation of the ...

  33. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it ...

  34. IFPI Loses Russian CD Plant Court Case

    December 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Russobit-Soft piracy claims rejected. The IFPI has failed in its bid to prosecute a Russian optical disc manufacturer which it claims was responsible for producing high volumes of counterfeit CDs. On behalf of a number of leading record companies, ...

  35. Wippit Signs Up Universal, Warner

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST London-based online music service Wippit has struck separate agreements to digitally distribute repertoire from Universal Music and Warner Music, respectively. With the deals, announced today (Dec. 8) London-based online music service Wippit has s ...

  36. Musicrypt Enters U.S. With Radio Monitor Pact

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST <A HREF="http://www.billboardradiomonitor.com/radiomonitor/index.jsp" TARGET="new">Billboard Radio Monitor</A> and Musicrypt have entered into an exclusive agreement to promote and market Musicrypt's Billboard ...

  37. Japanese Labels Seek IDs Of File Sharers

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters Nov. 15 to Internet service providers, demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly uploaded unauthorized music files to the Inte TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  38. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group signaled Nov. 15 its intention to enter into the artist management business. LONDON -- While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  39. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels sent warning letters on Nov. 15 to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upload unaut TOKYO -- Seven Japanese labels sent warning le ...

  40. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  41. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  42. Japan's RIAJ Steps Up P2P Battle

    November 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent warning letters to Internet service providers demanding that they disclose the names of individuals who have allegedly used file-exchange software to upl Seven Japanese labels yesterday (Nov. 15) sent ...

  43. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group today (Nov. 15) signalled its intentions to enter into the artist management business. While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  44. Chrysalis Makes Move Into Artist Management

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST While reporting a "strong set" of full-year financial results, British independent music company Chrysalis Group today (Nov. 15) signalled its intentions to enter into the artist management business. While reporting a "strong set&qu ...

  45. Universal Latino Signs Toño Rosario

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Dominican merengue singer To&#241;o Rosario has signed a multi album deal with Universal Music Latino. Dominican merengue singer Toño Rosario has signed a multi album deal with Universal Music Latino. Rosario was previously signed to Warner Mu ...

  46. Robbie Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST 'Greatest Hits' starts 3rd week at summit. Robbie Williams launches into a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis). It retains the lead in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland and Switzerlan ...

  47. Robbie Stays At No. 1 In Europe

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams launches into a third week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis). It retains the lead in Germany, Spain, Portugal, Holland and Switzerland and climbs 2-1 Robbie Williams launches into a thir ...

  48. UMI, MoS Team Up For Compilations

    November 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from British dance music specialist Ministry of Sound in various markets. Universal Music International has struck an exclusive pact to release compilations from Br ...

  49. NZ's 1st Legal Music Site 'Above Target'

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady volume of sign-ups since it launched Monday (Nov. 1), according to its proprietors. New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady vol ...

  50. NZ's 1st Legal Music Site 'Above Target'

    November 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady volume of sign-ups since it launched Monday (Nov. 1), according to its proprietors. New Zealand's first legal music site DigiRAMA has been attracting a steady vol ...

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