Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart attack while vacationing in Peru, his employer the BBC and the British embassy say. He was 65.
UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

UMG, WMG Form Joint Royalty-Accounting Firm

Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group are forming a joint-venture company that will take over key royalty accounting functions for both major labels within two years. Exigen Group, a San Francisco-based specialist in business software development, is joining UMG and WMG in backing the venture, called Royalty Services.
Rhythm & Blues

Rhythm & Blues

Eclectic singer/songwriter Joi debuts "Tennessee Slim Is the Bomb" on her own Joilicious label. Read Gail Mitchell's column.
Apple Unveils New iPods, Bows EU iTunes

Apple Unveils New iPods, Bows EU iTunes

Apple Computer today unveiled the two latest updates to its iPod franchise: the iPod Photo, a larger-capacity portable player that holds album art and other digital images as well as music, and the limited-edition black "U2 iPod."
Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

Broadcaster John Peel Dies At 65

Veteran British disc jockey and broadcaster John Peel has died of a heart attack while vacationing in Peru, his employer the BBC and the British embassy say. He was 65.
Morgan Stanley Cuts EMI Rating

Morgan Stanley Cuts EMI Rating

Investment bank Morgan Stanley has cut its rating for EMI Group plc to "underweight" from "equal weight" and lowered its target price to 205p a share from 250p.
Jazz Notes

Jazz Notes

Revenant releases a collection of Albert Ayler's works in a nine-CD "spirit box" package. Read Dan Ouellette's column.
50 Years Of Rock 'n' Roll!

50 Years Of Rock 'n' Roll!

Delve deeper into the world of the King's music, with Billboard's exclusive online Elvis content and interviews.
Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

Disney Trial Challenging Ovitz Payout Begins

In almost every conceivable way, the Walt Disney Co.'s board of directors failed to exercise any responsibility over the hiring and firing of former president Michael Ovitz, leaving the company liable for a $140 million severance payout, a corporate governance expert testified Oct. 20. The testimony came in the opening session of the closely watched trial before Delaware Chancery Court Judge William Chandler III in the small town of Georgetown.
Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

Case Analysis: U.K. Court's Internet Libel Jurisdiction

It's not unusual for an American celebrity or other public figure to file a lawsuit for libel in the United Kingdom, rather than in the United States, if there's a legitimate contact with that country. While U.S. defamation laws -- those covering slander (spoken communication) and libel (written or some other tangible form of communication) -- permit the media and others broader latitude when discussing a public official or public figure, U.K. laws do not distinguish between public figures and private citizens.

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