BMI Legal Exec Theodora Zavin Dies

BMI Legal Exec Theodora Zavin Dies

Theodora Zavin, a copyright attorney who worked for 49 years at BMI, died Monday (June 21) at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital afer a brief illness. She was 82.
France's UPFI Elects New President

France's UPFI Elects New President

Stephan Bourdoiseau was elected president of French indies' association UPFI during the organization's annual general meeting on June 24 in Paris. He will serve a two-year term.
Words & Music

Words & Music

The Songwriters Hall of Fame dinner in New York was just one major celebration in a week of publishing events. Read Jim Bessman's column.
Impala Could Face Tough Legal Battle Over Sony BMG

Impala Could Face Tough Legal Battle Over Sony BMG

A legal challenge by opponents to the proposed merger of Sony Music and BMG is unlikely to succeed, according to some legal experts here. On June 17, sources at the European Commission said Competition Commissioner Mario Monti planned to recommend approving the merger. Officials say a legal challenge is possible in the same way that Sony and BMG could challenge the EC in court if the merger was not authorized.
Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June.
In The Spirit

In The Spirit

Fred Hammond's "Somethin' 'Bout Love" bows at No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums and Top Christian Albums chart. Read Deborah Evans Price's column.
Tokai Responds To Gibson Trademark-Infringement Claims

Tokai Responds To Gibson Trademark-Infringement Claims

A top executive at Japanese guitar/bass manufacturer Tokai says the company is no longer interested in selling its "Love Rock" guitars in the United States. The remark comes after Gibson Guitar Corp. in May filed a trademark-infringement suit over the model in the Middle District of Tennessee (ELW, June 21).
Retail Track

Retail Track

The release of a limited-edition Digipak version of Lloyd Banks' "The Hunger for More" stirs cries of unfair allocations. Read Ed Christman's column.
On The Road

On The Road

Madison Square Garden starts the process of a major renovation to create a state-of-the art facility and will do it without taxpayer money. Read Ray Waddell's column.

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