Jury: Rod Stewart Must Repay Tour Deposit

Jury: Rod Stewart Must Repay Tour Deposit

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled Friday (Nov. 12) that Rod Stewart must repay $780,000 in deposits he received for a 2002 Latin American tour that never came to pass.
Japan's Columbia Music Reports Profit

Japan's Columbia Music Reports Profit

Tokyo-based label Columbia Music Entertainment has unveiled a consolidated net profit of ¥8 million ($75,800) for the April 1-Sept. 30 first half, compared to a loss of ¥797 million ($7.5 million) in the corresponding period last year.
Retail Track

Retail Track

Alliance Entertainment Corp. and magazine wholesaler Source Interlink are negotiating a merger, sources say, with the combined companies' revenue estimated at $1.5 billion. Read Ed Christman's column.
Jury: Rod Stewart Must Repay Tour Deposit

Jury: Rod Stewart Must Repay Tour Deposit

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury ruled Friday (Nov. 12) that Rod Stewart must repay $780,000 in deposits he received for a 2002 Latin American tour that never came to pass.
Retail Track

Retail Track

Alliance Entertainment Corp. and magazine wholesaler Source Interlink are negotiating a merger, sources say, with the combined companies' revenue estimated at $1.5 billion. Read Ed Christman's column.
EMM Names Legal, Biz VP

EMM Names Legal, Biz VP

EMI Music Marketing has named Bob O'Neill as VP of legal and business affairs. He was previously VP/general counsel at Warner Strategic Marketing.
Movies & Music

Movies & Music

Producer/ director Taylor Hackford shares the vision behind his musical biopic "Ray." Read Carla Hay's column.
Eminem

Eminem

From the most dexterous and technically skillful rapper in the domain, "Encore" is loaded with the artist's usual contradictions.
Huge Weekend Bow For Eminem

Huge Weekend Bow For Eminem

Amid a chaotic weekend of street-date violations at retail, Eminem's "Encore" (Aftermath/Interscope) is emerging with huge sales. Industry observers estimate that the set -- which was originally scheduled for a Nov. 16 release but was moved up to Friday -- has sold more than 700,000 units in the United States. The figure is said to include sales from retailers who put the album out for sale on Thursday.

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