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  1. Despite Last-Minute Offer By Relativity, Maker Studios Says Disney Deal Already Approved

    April 14, 2014 8:08 PM EDT It was reported earlier today the Ryan Kavanaugh-led Relativity Media was looking to outbid Disney for the YouTube network, but Maker Studios says it is still going with Disney. In a statement, a Maker spokesperson says, "As per the announcem ...

  2. Disney Cuts Funding To Boy Scouts Over Gay Policy

    March 03, 2014 4:36 AM EST The Walt Disney Company will cut funding to the Boy Scouts of America beginning in 2015 because of a policy that bans gay adult leaders in the organization. The Boy Scouts organization is "disappointed" by the decision, which will affect ...

  3. Scott Seviour Named Epic Records' EVP Marketing and Artist Development

    November 02, 2012 11:04 AM EDT Epic Records has named Scott Seviourexecutive vice president of marketing and artist development. In his new role, based out of Sony Music's New York headquarters, Seviour will oversee all of Epic's marketing efforts as well as brand par ...

  4. Business Matters: Music and Entertainment Stocks Got Beat Down Friday But Are Faring Well in 2012

    June 01, 2012 6:44 PM EDT Stocks Down Friday, But Doing Well Overall Friday was rough for the U.S. stock market but was especially brutal for music-related stocks. Some declines were triple -- or close to it -- the declines of 2.2% for the Dow and 2.8% for the Nasdaq. Even ...

  5. Business Matters: Vevo Opens Up on Super Bowl Piracy Blunder, RIAA Chief Slams Google

    February 10, 2012 5:07 PM EST Vevo In Hot Water Over Super Bowl Gaffe On Friday the International Intellectual Property Alliance released a report - its annual "Special 301" review -- that documents global copyright piracy. The IIPA calls for "swift action" ...

  6. Steve Jobs Remembered by Edgar Bronfman Jr., Martin Bandier and Other Executives

    October 06, 2011 5:13 PM EDT Steve Jobs wasn't just a technological innovator - he created a role for himself and his business in the music industry that hadn't existed before. In these conversations and written remembrances from key executives in the music business ...

  7. Bob Cavallo Retiring as Chairman of Disney Music Group

    June 01, 2011 3:50 PM EDT Bob Cavallo will retire in January from his position as chairman of the Disney Music Group. Ken Bunt has been promoted to executive vice president and will run Disney Music Group upon Cavallo's retirement. Cavallo, whose last day will be Jan. ...

  8. Guitar Hero CEO Steps Down

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Dan Rosensweig, CEO of Activision Blizzard's Guitar Hero division has left the company to take the chief executive role at a textbook rental startup firm. Rosensweig assumed the role in March of last year. Since then, music game sales have fa ...

  9. Missy Elliot Turns To Fans For New Album Name

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Missy Elliot is giving her fans the opportunity to name her upcoming album, due out on Goldmind/Atlantic late spring 2008, via the rapper/producer's Web site, missy-elliot.com. The contest closes February 20 with the winner announced on March ...

  10. Updated: MySpace, Zazzle Partner On Merch

    October 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists with MySpace profiles can now sell customizable merchandise via the social networking site through a new widget called Zazzle. Zazzle and MySpace have partnered on the application, which lets artists set up their virtual store on MySpace, ...

  11. Disney Launches Music, Video Service

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Company has launched an online digital music and video service called Disney Mix Central. The site features downloadable music and videos from both Walt Disney Records and Hollywood Records, as well as podcasts and video clips from ...

  12. Digital Rights Management (DRM) News And Analysis

    August 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT U.K.'s ERA Throws Support Behind MP3 Britain's Entertainment Retailers Assn. has entered into the debate on DRM-free music. Nov 21, 2007 - Billboard.Biz - By Lars Brandle UCJ Strips DRM For Online Trial Universal Music Classics & Jaz ...

  13. Seviour Upped At J/Arista Records

    April 28, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Promoted to senior VP role. Scott Seviour has been promoted to senior VP of marketing and artist development for J/Arista Records. He reports to Tom Corson, executive VP/GM of J/Arista Records and is based in New York. Seviour will continue to imp ...

  14. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally u The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Comp ...

  15. Citadel Acquires ABC Radio

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST New company third largest radio group in U.S. The Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company and Citadel Broadcasting have approved a definitive agreement to combine ABC Radio with Citadel Broadcasting. The widely rumored merger, was finally un ...

  16. Source: Citadel, Entercom Final Bidders For ABC

    December 06, 2005 12:00 AM EST Cumulus, Cumulus Media Partners eliminated. Entercom Communications and Citadel Broadcasting are the two leading bidders for the radio assets of the Walt Disney Company, a source very close to the situation told Billboard.biz. Cumulus Media and of ...

  17. Buena Vista To Sponsor Aiken Tour

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Buena Vista Home Entertainment is sponsoring Clay Aiken's first headlining tour in conjunction with the Oct. 5 release of "Aladdin" on DVD. The deal is believed to be the first time a video distributo Buena Vista Home Entertainment ...

  18. Disney: 'Lion' Was Properly Licensed

    July 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U.S. entertainment giant Walt Disney said today (July 6) it was not liable in a dispute with South African lawyers over the copyright to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," one of Africa's most famous tunes. U.S. entertainment giant Walt Dis ...

  19. Beyoncé's In Fashion

    May 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Multi-platinum diva Beyoncé Knowles and her mother Tina have pacted with clothing designers Arthur and Jason Rabin for a new branded fashion label. Multi-platinum diva Beyoncé Knowles and her mother Tina have pacted with clothing designer ...

  20. Disney Board Rejects Offer From Comcast

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The Walt Disney Company rejected Comcast Corp.'s takeover bid, but it also kept the cable giant's hopes alive by indicating more money might do the trick. The board's unanimous rejection yesterday (Fe The Walt Disney Company rejecte ...