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  1. ARIA Awards Triggers Aussie Chart Action

    November 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, held Oct. 29 in Sydney, has proved both a ratings winner and a catalyst for album sales. Ten acts featured at the gala -- including significant winners The Australian Recording Industry Assn. awards, ...

  2. Vivendi Requests Commission Clear BMG Takeover

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST If approved publishing unit will have 22% market share. Vivendi, the owner of Universal Music Publishing Group, Friday (Nov. 3) formally asked the Commission to clear its €1.63 billion ($2.1 billion) takeover of BMG Music Publishing. "We have ...

  3. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  4. MTV Japan's Flux Broadens To Internet

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment community. Viacom International Japan today (Oct. 23) launched a broadband version of its "Flux" mobile entertainment co ...

  5. NA2R Event Bolsters Unsigned Australian Act

    October 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT winner is Celebrity Drug Disasters. In a first for Australian commercial radio, the country's four major networks are jointly working to break an unsigned Australian act. The initiative, involving radio networks Austereo, Nova, Australia ...

  6. Sony BMG Appeals Joint Venture Annulment

    October 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Appeal lodged with European Court of Justice. Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann today (Oct. 5) appealed against the European Union court decision last July that annulled the merger of their recorded music divisions in 2004. The appeal was lodged at the E ...

  7. Taiwan Radio Stations Tune Into New Chart

    October 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Alliance claims they reach 90% of country's people. Four leading Taiwanese radio stations said Monday (Oct. 2) that they have joined forces to produce a weekly singles chart starting Nov. 1. Fifty percent of the data used in compiling the “Ta ...

  8. Impala Warns It Will Fight BMG Publishing Sale

    September 07, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 billion sale of its music publishing wing to Vivendi. Independent music companies trade body Impala has threatened to derail BMG's planned $2.09 b ...

  9. EU Warns It Will Act Tough On BMG Pub Bidders

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With Viacom joining Warner Music and Universal Music Group among those bidding for the music publishing arm of Germany's Bertelsmann, European regulators have warned that any successful takeover would With Viacom joining Warner Music and Univ ...

  10. EU Warns It Will Act Tough On BMG Pub Bidders

    September 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Acquisition must meet anti-trust requirements. With Viacom joining Warner Music and Universal Music Group among those bidding for the music publishing arm of Germany's Bertelsmann, European regulators have warned that any successful takeover ...

  11. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  12. Myspace Launches Aussie Site

    August 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (Aug. 14) pressed the button on an Australian site, its first in the Asia Pacific region. It follows localized branches in the United Kingdom, Ireland and F Internet lifestyle portal Myspace.com today (A ...

  13. Report: UMG Makes BMG Publishing Bid

    July 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Bids coming in between $1.5 - $2 million. Vivendi's Universal Music has made a bid of close to $2 billion in the auction of Bertelsmann AG's music publishing arm, the Financial Times said on Friday (July 21), citing two people familiar w ...

  14. Euro Court Demands Re-examination Of Sony BMG

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A European Union court Thursday (July 13) annulled the European Commission's 2004 decision authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG. The ruling has prompted the Commission to say it will re-examin A European Union court Thursday (July 13) ...

  15. Euro Court Demands Re-examination Of Sony BMG

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A European Union court Thursday (July 13) annulled the European Commission's 2004 decision authorizing the merger of Sony Music and BMG. The ruling has prompted the Commission to say it will re-examin A European Union court Thursday (July 13) ...

  16. Impala Ready To Do Battle On Warner/EMI

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With EMI and Warner Music locked in a two-way $4.6 billion-plus takeover battle, European independents labels group Impala promised Friday (June 30) it would "forcefully oppose" any merger between the With EMI and Warner Music locked in ...

  17. Impala Ready To Do Battle On Warner/EMI

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT With EMI and Warner Music locked in a two-way $4.6 billion-plus takeover battle, European independents labels group Impala promised Friday (June 30) it would "forcefully oppose" any merger between the With EMI and Warner Music locked in ...

  18. NZ's digiRAMA Site Signs All Majors

    June 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Zealand online music store digiRAMA has become the first domestic digital store to secure content from all four major labels. New Zealand online music store digiRAMA has become the first domestic digital store to secure content from all four m ...

  19. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock rises on private equity news. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. EMI's sharepr ...

  20. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock rises on private equity news. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. EMI's sharepr ...

  21. Report: EMI Lines Up BMG Publishing Buy

    June 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (June 26) following the publication of claims the music company was seeking private equity funding to launch a bid for BMG Music Publishing. Stock in EMI Group climbed in morning trading today (J ...

  22. Warner Bros. Records Plots Encore For Ostin

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT May be returning to label in consulting role. Former Warner Bros. Records chairman Mo Ostin may be close to returning to the label in a consulting capacity after months of discussions driven by current Warner chairman and CEO Tom Whalley, accordin ...

  23. Edel Pacts With Lazarus For U.K. Content

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Edel records, the Hamburg-based independent label, has entered into a long-term contract with U.K. media consulting company Lazarus Consulting Limited. Edel records, the Hamburg-based independent label, has entered into a long-term contract with U ...

  24. Steinberg Signs To Kobalt

    June 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter penned hits for Madonna, Lauper. Pop songwriter Billy Steinberg has signed an exclusive, worldwide administration deal with Kobalt Music for his music publishing company Jerk Awake. As part of the new agreement, Steinberg will work clos ...

  25. MC Solaar Loses Copyright Row

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Veteran rapper French MC Solaar has until the end of May to pull stock of 2002 album "Cinquième As" from the French market after he was found guilty of copyright infringement. Veteran rapper French MC Solaar has until the end of ...

  26. Chili Peppers, O2 Heat Up On Mobile Campaign

    May 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile operator O2 for a promotional and marketing campaign that sees the Red Hot Chili Peppers distributed for the first time via mobile phones. Warner Music U.K. has linked up with British mobile oper ...

  27. Alberts, Sony BMG Sign Exclusive Deal

    May 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Australia has struck an exclusive license partnership which will see the music major issue Albert Productions' releases in Australia and New Zealand. Sony BMG Australia has struck an exclusive license partnership which will see the m ...

  28. Apple Renews Flat-rate iTunes Music Contracts

    May 02, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Apple Computer has renewed contracts with the world's four largest music companies to sell songs through its iTunes Music Store, after blocking their attempts to end iTunes' flat-rate pricing scheme, Apple Computer has renewed contracts ...

  29. Gebhardt Joins B2B Tech Firm

    April 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT German veteran industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has been appointed to the supervisory board of European B2B digital-music service 24-7 MusicShop. German veteran industry executive Gerd Gebhardt has been appointed to the supervisory board of Europe ...

  30. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  31. Prince Rules European Albums Chart

    April 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Prince scores a notable victory on European Top 100 Albums, climbing 8-1 with "3121" (NPG/ Universal) after healthy rises or debuts in several markets across the region. The album is new at No. 4 in G Prince scores a notable victory on E ...

  32. Gnarls Barkley Download Slam Dunks U.K. Chart

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made chart history by topping the Official U.K. Singles Chart solely on download sales. Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made ...

  33. Gnarls Barkley Download Slam Dunks U.K. Chart

    April 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made chart history by topping the Official U.K. Singles Chart solely on download sales. Warner Music act Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy" yesterday (April 2) made ...

  34. Spanish Biz Shrinks In 2005

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Spain's recorded music market in 2005 shrank by 5.7% in value to €407 million ($488.5 million), labels' body Promusicae said on Thursday (March 30). During the same period, shipments of soundca Spain's recorded music mark ...

  35. Gudinski Buys Into Ivy League

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has bought a 50% stake in Sydney independent Ivy League Records for an undisclosed sum. The move is part of Gudinski's strategy to expand his holding in Austra Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski ...

  36. EMI Italy Creates Digital Biz Role

    March 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Italy has appointed Claudia Lisa to the new post as digital business development manager. EMI Music Italy has appointed Claudia Lisa to the new post as digital business development manager. Based at the company's Milan headquarters, ...

  37. Wir Sind Helden Win Echos Double

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Coldplay, Williams also take home honors. German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop category at the 15th annual Echo Awards, held last night (March 12) at Berlin's Estrel Convention Center. Also on the night, Patrick ...

  38. Wir Sind Helden Win Echos Double

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop category at the 15th annual Echo Awards, held last night (March 12) at Berlin's Estrel Convention Center. German-language act Wir Sind Helden won the group national rock/pop ...

  39. Suit Filed Against Major Labels

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Claims they hampered online music growth. A consumer class action lawsuit has been brought against the major record labels for antitrust violations, claiming that the companies hampered the growth of online music to protect their high-profit CD ma ...

  40. Povia Wins Big At Italy's Sanremo Fest

    March 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Povia, who performed the song "Vorrei Avere Il Becco" (Target), was the overall winner of the 56th edition of Italy's flagship Sanremo Festival, which ran from February 27 to March 4. Povia, who performed the song "Vorrei Avere ...

  41. Choudhury Joins Universal U.K.

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. Universal Music U.K. has recruited Sony BMG executive Hassan Choudhury to the role as VP, international. In his new role, Choudhury will be ta ...

  42. Warner Appoints Tan As Greater China Chief

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. Warner Music has appointed Holly Tan as chairman/CEO of Warner Music Greater China, Billboard.biz has learned. He takes over from Samuel ...

  43. MTV Int'l Chief Hansen Resigns

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-based president of creative and editor-in-chief Brent Hansen is exiting the company. In a surprise move, MTV Networks International today (Feb. 16) said its London-base ...

  44. Robyn, Laleh Take 3 Swedish Grammis

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual ...

  45. Robyn, Laleh Take 3 Swedish Grammis

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual Swedish Grammis Awards, presented last night (Feb. 7) in Stockholm. With three awards each, newcomer female artists Robyn and Laleh dominated the 24th annual ...

  46. Sony BMG Signs Up To iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  47. Sony BMG Ends Holdout With iTunes Oz

    January 18, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. 18) became the final major record company to license its repertoire to Apple Computer's iTunes Music Store in Australia. An initial 100,000 tracks made availab Sony BMG Music Entertainment today (Jan. ...

  48. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  49. Mobile Downloads Begin In Oz

    December 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The mobile download market has taken a leap forward in Australia. From today (Dec. 21), users of telecommunication company Optus's 3G (third generation) service can download music tracks and videos to The mobile download market has taken a le ...

  50. 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 ...

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