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  1. Labels, Puretunes Settlement Reached

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). NEW YORK -- The major labels have reached a $10 mi ...

  2. Majors, Puretunes Reach $10.5M Settlement

    October 25, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The major labels have reached a $10.5 million agreement to settle their copyright-infringement lawsuit against owners and operators of the Puretunes.com Web site, the RIAA announced today (Oct. 25). The major labels have reached a $10.5 million ag ...

  3. French Labels Drop Singles Prices

    October 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower the price of singles by about 25%. In an attempt to revive France's declining singles market, some leading labels have decided to lower ...

  4. Azoff, Asensi Form Latin Management Firm

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. MIAMI -- Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. AA Music Management, based in Lo ...

  5. HMV Europe Appoints Digital Head

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect. HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect. Based in London, Bennett will lea ...

  6. HMV Europe Appoints Digital Head

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect. HMV Europe has appointed Mark Bennett to the newly-created role as head of digital, with immediate effect. Based in London, Bennett will lea ...

  7. Azoff, Asensi Form Latin Management Firm

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. AA Music Management, based in Los Angeles ...

  8. Azoff, Asensi Form Latin Management Firm

    October 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. Veteran artist managers Irving Azoff and Alejandro Asensi have teamed to create a firm for Latin acts. AA Music Management, based in Los Angeles ...

  9. Cheah Takes MD/CEO Duties For Warner Singapore

    October 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music Singapore, with immediate effect. Su Kong Cheah, managing director/CEO of Warner Music Malaysia, has added stripes as MD/CEO of Warner Music ...

  10. Max Hole Promoted At UMI

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of marketing and A&R Max Hole has been promoted to executive VP, marketing and A&R, effective immediately. London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of mar ...

  11. Max Hole Promoted At UMI

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of marketing and A&R Max Hole has been promoted to executive VP, marketing and A&R, effective immediately. London-based Universal Music International (UMI) senior VP of mar ...

  12. Uni Vet, Rocker Team Up On New Label

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and 3 Doors Down guitarist Chris Henderson have formed an independent imprint, Rock Ridge Music. Former Universal Records VP of marketing and artist development Tom Derr and ...

  13. Power Steps Down From U.K.'s Mean Fiddler

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), as the British company makes a strategic shift toward the download market. Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), ...

  14. Power Steps Down From U.K.'s Mean Fiddler

    September 29, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), as the British company makes a strategic shift toward the download market. Vince Power is to relinquish his role as chairman of Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), ...

  15. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT UMG leads eight of world's top 10 music markets. Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the developme ...

  16. IFPI Unveils Territorial Market-Share Details

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group maintained its leadership across most of the top 10 music markets in 2003, the IFPI reveals in a report issued today (Sept. 14). The trade group is upbeat on the development of n Universal Music Group maintained its leadershi ...

  17. Madonna To Get Profile Boost In Poland

    September 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Madonna is to feature in a major promotional campaign for Polish national commercial station Radio Zet. According to the station, which is owned by a consortium helmed by the French Lagardere Group, t Madonna is to feature in a major promotional c ...

  18. W/C Names Regional Latin GM

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega, who recently left the company. Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega ...

  19. W/C Names Regional Latin GM

    August 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega, who recently left the company. Warner/Chappell Music has upped Gustavo Menendez to regional GM for Latin America, replacing Miguel Aranega ...

  20. Warner U.K. Axes Atlantic GM Role

    August 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. confirms that Gareth Currie has exited. Currie had been GM of the EastWest division, which was recently renamed Atlantic Records. The GM post has been eliminated. Warner Music U.K. confirms that Gareth Currie has exited. Currie h ...

  21. Origin To Administer W/C Australia Catalog

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based independent recording and music publishing company Origin has bought the administration rights to Warner/Chappell Australia's domestic catalog. The deal, announced today, is thought to be Sydney-based independent recording and mu ...

  22. Origin To Administer W/C Australia Catalog

    August 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sydney-based independent recording and music publishing company Origin has bought the administration rights to Warner/Chappell Australia's domestic catalog. The deal, announced today, is thought to be Sydney-based independent recording and mu ...

  23. EC Approval Of Sony BMG: A Textbook Merger Review

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In 2000, the European Commission voiced serious objections to a proposed merger between EMI and Warner Music. Yet a few weeks ago, stories began circulating that the Commission was prepared to approve In 2000, the European Commission voiced seriou ...

  24. Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure After EC OKs Merger

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Now that the European Commission on July 19 cleared the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG, approval by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is the final hurdle before the deal's completion. <br clear Music Biz Ponders Sony BMG Structure A ...

  25. Ministry Of Sound Splits With CEO Rodol

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Rodol, CEO of London-based dance music specialist Ministry of Sound (MoS), has exited the company after 11 years' service. Mark Rodol, CEO of London-based dance music specialist Ministry of Sound (MoS), has exited the company after 11 ye ...

  26. Ministry Of Sound Splits With CEO Rodol

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mark Rodol, CEO of London-based dance music specialist Ministry of Sound (MoS), has exited the company after 11 years' service. Mark Rodol, CEO of London-based dance music specialist Ministry of Sound (MoS), has exited the company after 11 ye ...

  27. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  28. Australia's Regurgitator Record Album In A Bubble

    July 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator will record their fifth album in a customized glass recording studio in Melbourne's Federation Square. In what could be a world-first, Australian art rockers Regurgitator wil ...

  29. Warner Aus CEO Shaun James To Depart

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave the company next month. He has been appointed deputy GM of network sales at the free-to-air national Ten Network. Shaun James, chairman/CEO of Warner Music Australasia, is to leave ...

  30. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  31. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  32. Kazaa May Go To Court November 29

    July 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman Networks stand trial in Sydney. The Australian Federal Court has tentatively set November 29 as the date when Kazaa parent company Sharman N ...

  33. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  34. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  35. 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 BRUSSELS -- Following word June 17 that Europea ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying &#x20AC;300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  38. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying &#x20AC;300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling ...

  39. Viacom Near Deal To Control Germany's Viva

    June 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Reports: media giant will pay $360M for 75.5% stake. Viacom is poised to acquire a controlling stake in German broadcaster Viva Media, owner of music-video channel Viva. Viacom is reportedly paying €300 million ($360 million) for a 75.5% stake in ...

  40. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A combined Sony-BMG would have been market leader. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body IFPI. Universal posted a 23.5% share last year, down from 2 ...

  41. Leader Universal Loses Market Share In 2003

    June 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures supplied today by international trade body the IFPI. Universal Music Group remained the recorded-music market leader in 2003, according to figures suppli ...

  42. Merger Opponents Testify In Sony-BMG Hearing

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (June 15), claiming the planned merger of the two majors would choke an already restricted music market. Music, Internet and consumer groups attacked Sony Music and BMG today (J ...

  43. Sony, BMG Defend Merger Plans

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Majors claim deal would help revive industry. Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of their proposed merger today (June 14) at a special hearing in Brussels, the start of a two-day gathering organized by the competition department of the Europ ...

  44. Sony, BMG Defend Merger Plans

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of their proposed merger today (June 14) at a special hearing in Brussels, the start of a two-day gathering organized by the competition department of the Euro Sony Music and BMG made a robust defense of th ...

  45. French Music Biz Protest Job Cuts

    June 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented collective protest against industry-wide restructuring. An estimated 400 staff from all five major labels in France gathered at Paris' Palais Royal, home to the Paris yesterday staged an unprecedented c ...

  46. Sony, Warner Excited By New Disc Format

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Sony Computer Entertainment's new Un ...

  47. Sony, Warner Excited By New Disc Format

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Sony Computer Entertainment's new Universal Media Disc (UMD) format -- which can hold music, video and game content -- is generating preliminary interest from Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Sony Computer Entertainment's new Un ...

  48. 'Anastacia' Triumphs Across Europe For 6th Week

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Anastacia" (Epic) is starting a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Usher has extended his reign over Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to eight weeks with "Yeah" (Arista). "Anastacia" (Epic) is starting a ...

  49. 'Anastacia' Triumphs Across Europe For 6th Week

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT "Anastacia" (Epic) is starting a sixth week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, while Usher has extended his reign over Eurochart Hot 100 Singles to eight weeks with "Yeah" (Arista). "Anastacia" (Epic) is starting a ...

  50. Mean Fiddler Poised To Go Digital With EMI

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), the London-based live-venue operator and concerts promoter, has struck a content deal with EMI ahead of the planned launch of its online music service, dubbed "Meantun Mean Fiddler Music Group (MFMG), the Lond ...

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