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  1. Sirius, XM Agree To Merger

    February 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST More than two years of merger rumors came to fruition Monday (Feb. 19) as Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio announced that the two FCC-licensed companies have entered into a definitive agreement, under which the companies will be combi ...

  2. Koch Promotes Lemasters To VP Role

    February 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has promoted Eric Lemasters to VP of business development. Lemasters joined Koch in 2005 as a director of label relations and new media. A Koch spokesperson says the move is a straight pr ...

  3. M. Ward To Discover New Audience Through Jones

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST Opening for such acts as the White Stripes, Cat Power, Bright Eyes and My Morning Jacket is nothing new for indie rock singer/songwriter M. Ward. But being handpicked to warm the stage for Grammy-winner Norah Jones is something different. This spr ...

  4. Int'l Leaders Assemble For Piracy Meeting

    February 01, 2007 12:00 AM EST Officials from the European Commission and U.S. government met with business representatives in Geneva Thursday (Feb. 1) to develop new methods to deal with counterfeiting and piracy. The meeting was set in the context of a new wave of European an ...

  5. Koch Expands Distro Roster

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution started the new year with the addition of a handful of indies. Joining Koch's exclusive distribution roster is Bodog Music, Syntax Records, Latchkey Recordings and Indianola Records. ...

  6. Nas Notches First No. 1 Album Since 1999

    December 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Nas nabs not only his fourth No. 1 album, but first since 1999, as "Hip Hop Is Dead" starts atop The Billboard 200. The set registers his best sales week since 2002 ... Justin Timberlake can thank "Saturday Night Live" for help ...

  7. $19 Million Awarded To Music Programs From 'Payola' Fund

    December 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors today (Dec. 19) revealed 218 recipients of the second cycle of grants from the New York State Music Fund , the fund created from the settlements with major record companies investigated for violating "payola& ...

  8. Mandelson: 'EU Won't Sue China At WTO'

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out European action at the World Trade Organization against China over its failure to clamp down on rampant piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out ...

  9. Mandelson: 'EU Won't Sue China At WTO'

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out European action at the World Trade Organization against China over its failure to clamp down on rampant piracy. EU trade commissioner Peter Mandelson on Tuesday (Nov. 7) ruled out ...

  10. Smith Drops Copyright Bill

    September 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Legislation aimed to reform music licensing laws. Bowing to the inevitable, Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, on Wednesday (Sept. 27) pulled his legislation reforming the nation's music licensing laws from the congressional agenda, saying he didn� ...

  11. Radio Shack Rolls Out HD Radios In NYC

    September 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Part of retailer's staggered rollout. Radio Shack continues its national rollout of HD digital radio receivers to include 250 of the nearly 350 Radio Shack stores open in the New York metropolitan region. Radio Shack became the first national ...

  12. Koch Adds Three Labels

    June 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT HBD, Worldwide and Taxi link with distro. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has announced exclusive, North American agreements with three independent record labels. Koch will handle releases from HBD Label Group, Worldwid ...

  13. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  14. New HD Digital Radio Retail Support

    May 15, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Four new allies join fold. The HD Digital Alliance sees four new retail allies join its fold while promotional campaigns launch or intensify at existing retail partners. RadioShack becomes the first major national retail brand to add HD digital ra ...

  15. Koch Adds Good Charamel

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Label run by Goo Goo Doll Robby Takac Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution deal with Good Charamel Records, the label co-owned by Goo Goo Dolls bassist Robby Takac and Gregg Bell. Go ...

  16. Koch Expands Classical Roster

    May 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Distro signs two European labels. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed two international classical labels to exclusive distribution agreements in the North America. The distributor will handle releases from Nether ...

  17. China Tops Special 301 List

    May 01, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual report released April 28. China has reappeared at the top of the US' list of intellectual property violators while Taiwan has failed in its bid to be dropped from consideration as an IP violator. The United States Trade Representative ...

  18. RIAA, MPAA Target College Networks

    April 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Letters to 40 universities. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) launched a new program to address the ongoing piracy at universities across the country via campus Local Area Net ...

  19. Disney's Moviebeam Relaunches With Cisco, Intel Backing

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Disney’s set-top box video-on-demand service Moviebeam, which was put on hiatus last spring, relaunched this week with substantial backing by Cisco Systems and Intel Corp, and venture capital firms Disney’s set-top box video-on-demand service Movi ...

  20. Bravo Ent To Book, Promote Concerts At 12th Planet

    February 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Venue set to open in March. In its first move since being acquired by Kntting Factory Entertainment earlier this week (Billboard.biz, Jan. 30), Bravo Entertainment has signed a multi-year contract to book and promote concerts at the 12th Planet in ...

  21. Hill, McGraw Unveil First Soul2Soul Dates

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio. As tipped here earlier this month, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw will embark on a sequel to their 2000 Soul2Soul tour this spring. The arena trek will begin April 21 in Columbus, Ohio, and is expected to e ...

  22. Koch Boosts Label Roster

    January 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST New signings led by rock label Sidecho. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added four labels to its exclusive North American roster. The new signings are led by Garden Grove, Calif.-based rock label Sidecho Records. Si ...

  23. Clear Channel Begins Massive HD2 Rollout

    January 19, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) revealed its 15-months-in-the-making HD2 digital radio multicast programming strategy. The aggressive rollout calls for 25 of the company's stations in five mar Clear Channel Radio Thursday (Jan. 19) rev ...

  24. Clear Channel Readies VOD

    January 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this month of video-on-demand capabilities for 17 station Web sites in five major markets. Clear Channel is ramping up its Web presence again, with a planned launch this mon ...

  25. Hopeless Moves To ADA

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Koch adds three to distro roster. Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its catalog and new releases to Warner Music Group’s Alternative Distribution Alliance. In an unrelated move, Koch Entertainment Distribution in Port Washington, N.Y. has adde ...

  26. Hopeless Switches From Koch To ADA

    December 12, 2005 12:00 AM EST Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its catalog and new releases to Warner Music Group's Alternative Distribution Alliance. In an unrelated move, Koch Entertainment Distribution in Port Washington, Rock label Hopeless Records is moving its ...

  27. Fall Out Boy Plans First Headlining Tour

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST trek will hit about 40 markets. Fall Out Boy will be embarking on its first headlining arena tour next year. According to their label Island Def Jam, the group will tour with All American Rejects, Hawthorne Heights, From First to Last and an ...

  28. Koch Picks Up Three

    November 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST Distro adds two labels, one DVD company. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has added Legit Ballin Records, Real Talk Entertainment and Blank Stare Films to its exclusive North American distribution roster. Based in Chicag ...

  29. VOD Targets Hip Hop

    November 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST The first video-on-demand channel targeting hip-hop fans--the DoD channel--will debut this Friday (Nov. 11) on Comcast Digital Cable. DoD, which is a subsidiary of the Simmons Lathan Media Group, will The first video-on-demand channel targeting hi ...

  30. Jazz Great Shirley Horn Dies

    October 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimate, whispery vocals and top-drawer piano playing, died yesterday (Oct. 20). She was 71. Shirley Horn, the Grammy-winning jazz vocalist and pianist known for her intimat ...

  31. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    October 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Interna BEIJING (Reuters) -- China must shut down pira ...

  32. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  33. IFPI Urges China To Act On Piracy

    September 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Only 10 % of Chinese music sales are legitimate. China must shut down pirate music factories and jail the perpetrators if it is going to keep its promise to address the $250 billion-a-year problem, according to music industry trade group the Inter ...

  34. Katrina, Indecency Put Payola On Hold

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Nearly two months after New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer unveiled a landmark $10 million settlement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment, the Federal Communications Commission has yet to exa NEW YORK -- Nearly two months after New York s ...

  35. Pisano To Fight Piracy As MPAA's New President

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former Screen Actors' Guild leader and studio veteran Bob Pisano has resurfaced after a six-month hiatus to become president and operations chief of the Motion Picture Assn. of America. LOS ANGELES (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former Screen Ac ...

  36. Katrina, Indecency Put Payola On Hold

    September 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT FCC has hands full. Nearly two months after New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer unveiled a landmark $10 million settlement with Sony BMG, the Federal Communications Commission has yet to examine a motherlode of evidence collected in Spit ...

  37. U.S. Examines DVD Piracy In China

    September 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever U.S. piracy czar demanded here Sept. 14 that officials show tangible results from ramped up efforts to crush the counterfeiting of films, drugs and clothes, and said he had the backing BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- The first-e ...

  38. Sat Services Bow To Canadian Content Requirements

    September 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Two U.S. satellite radio services on Sept. 6 told Canada's broadcast regulator they can live with Canadian-content obligations imposed on their upcoming rollouts of Canadianized services. TORONTO (The Hollywood Report) -- Two U.S. satellite r ...

  39. First Recording Arts Day Set For Capitol Hill

    August 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring more than 50 musicians and music professionals to Capitol Hill Sept. 7 to visit lawmakers and spread the word about the importance of the recording arts in The first-ever Recording Arts Day will bring m ...

  40. Koch To Distribute Brunswick Records

    August 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Label was home to Jackie Wilson. Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive North American distribution agreement with R&B label Brunswick Records. The label was the one-time home to Tyrone Davis, the C ...

  41. U.S Rep. Schiff Jabs China On Piracy, Trade

    August 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff expresses Washington's growing concern about the piracy of American goods and lack of access to China's market during the seventh round of U.S.-China Interparliamentary Ex BEIJING (The Hollywood Reporter) -- ...

  42. Why We Need A Day In D.C. For The Recording Arts

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT At its core, music is about connecting. We've all experienced the connection between music fan and music maker. Those of us fortunate enough to work in this community also have witnessed unique and ma Neil Portnow is president of the Recordin ...

  43. Koch Picks Up Multiple Indies

    May 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distributor signs Salsoul, MoRisen, Gotham. Port Washington, New York-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has reached exclusive U.S. distribution agreements with a handful of smaller indie labels. The distributor announced yesterday (May 17) tha ...

  44. Koch Re-Signs Number of Labels

    May 16, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Distributor re-ups with Putumayo, Bar None. Port Washington, New York-based Koch Entertainment Distribution revealed that it has re-signed a number of key labels to exclusive U.S. distribution deals. Among the labels the distributor has reached ag ...

  45. Broadcast Flag Ruling Alters Biz Fight Plan

    May 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A federal appellate court has dealt the entertainment industry a blow with its decision to toss out the Federal Communication Commission's "broadcast flag" regulation designed as an offensive measure WASHINGTON, D.C. (The Hollywood ...

  46. WMG Appoints D.C.-Based Policy VP

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group has appointed Linda Bloss-Baum as VP, public policy and government relations. She will head the group's new public policy office in Washington, D.C. and report to Dave Johnson, WMG' Warner Music Group has appointed Lin ...

  47. Smut Task Force Nears Report

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary recommendations to curb smut on the airwaves in the summer. LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broadcast industry executives hope to soon wrap up work on their voluntary ...

  48. Broadcasters Find Ally In Verizon

    April 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Broadcasters could add a powerful ally in their attempts to force cable companies to carry the multiple digital TV channels they hope to offer after the head of the nation's largest telephone company LAS VEGAS (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Broa ...

  49. Steve Case Starts Revolution

    April 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Former AOL Time Warner chairman Steve Case has announced his latest venture: a new investment fund dubbed Revolution that has acquired Wisdom Media Group's television/radio network, which is devoted t (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Former AOL Ti ...

  50. Koch To Distribute Cooking Vinyl USA

    April 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distribution agreement with Cooking Vinyl USA. LOS ANGELES -- Port Washington, N.Y.-based Koch Entertainment Distribution has signed an exclusive U.S. distrib ...

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