IFPI: Record Biz Value Falls 1.3% In First Half

IFPI: Record Biz Value Falls 1.3% In First Half

New interim figures published today by the IFPI reveal a slowing in the rate of decline for global recorded music shipments. The estimated retail value of the worldwide industry in the first half of 2004 totalled $13.9 billion, down 1.3% against the same period last year, according to the IFPI.
Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
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Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

Zbitnew Named Sony BMG Canada Prez

Lisa Zbitnew, who has been president of BMG Canada since 1998, has been named president of Sony BMG Music Canada. She will report to Tim Bowen, who heads Sony BMG's operations in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

The RIAA today (Sept. 30) announced that it has filed a round of copyright-infringement lawsuits against 762 file sharers, including 32 individuals at 26 U.S. universities. The latest actions bring the total number of RIAA lawsuits this year to 5,541.

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