1. Apple's Steve Jobs Dead At 56

    October 05, 2011 7:59 PM EDT 0 0 0 Steve Jobs, the Apple co-founder who used digital technology to resurrect animated feature films, reshape the music industry and shake up film and television distribution models, died Wednesday. He was 56. Jobs, a computer genius who, with fellow co ...

  2. Billboard.biz Q&A: Former RIAA CEO Rosen Talks Napster

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT When Napster first went live 10 years ago this month, the music industry didn't immediately notice. It wasn't until around September 1999 that the RIAA got wise, and not until December that a lawsuit was filed. Leading the organization a ...

  3. MidemNet 2009 Adds Keynoters

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT MidemNet, the two-day (Jan. 17-18) technology and business forum that precedes music trade event MIDEM in Cannes, has announced that its 2009 edition will feature keynote speeches by Eric Nicoli, Hilary Rosen and Michael Robertson. Nicoli is curre ...

  4. Rosen, Berman Announce Partnership

    February 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Industry Association of America, have re-united to launch a new partnership, Berman Rosen Global Strategies. Jason Berman and Hilary Rosen, two former leaders of the Recording Indu ...

  5. Billboard Bits: Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory

    June 20, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 News on Eve, Hilary Rosen, Shout! Factory Eve is rolling out her own apparel company, Fetish Clothing. The first product line of urban activewear, athletic attire and denim will launch this fall in department and specialty stores. The company eventu ...

  6. Small Stores Hit With RIAA Lawsuits

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small retail businesses that allegedly sold pirated CDs on their premises. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has filed lawsuits against 18 small re ...

  7. Mary Bono Eyes Top Spot At RIAA

    June 13, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has tossed her hat in the ring as a potential successor to Hilary Rosen as chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). Rep. Mary Bono (R-Calif.) has tossed her hat in the ring as a potential succes ...

  8. No Summary Judgment In RIAA Suit Vs. P2P Services

    April 28, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a blow to the entertainment industry, a federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday denied the Recording Industry Association of America's (RIAA) motion for summary judgment in its copyright-infringemen In a blow to the entertainment industry, a ...

  9. Rosen: Music Biz Should Focus On Consumer Satisfaction

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In order to regain the support of consumers and return to growth, all facets of the music industry must work together to create flexible, multi-format products, leaders of the National Association of In order to regain the support of consumers and r ...

  10. RIAA Probes Web Site Hacking

    January 28, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), together with federal law-enforcement officials, is investigating the hacking of its Web site over the weekend. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), together with federal law-enf ...

  11. Rosen To Step Down As RIAA Chairman

    January 22, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hilary Rosen has announced that she will step down as chairman/CEO of the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) at the end of 2003. "I have young children, and I want to devote more of my t Hilary Rosen has announced that she will st ...

  12. RIAA Wants Small Shops To Clean House

    December 17, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dozens of small stores have been given two weeks to clear their racks of pirated CDs, tell where they got them, and pay damages to the five largest record labels, the Recording Industry Association of Dozens of small stores have been given two weeks ...

  13. RIAA: Stickering Program Weakened By Downloading

    October 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) chairman/CEO Hilary Rosen told lawmakers yesterday (Oct. 1) that the industry's parental-advisory labeling program is being undermined by massive downl Recording Industry Association of America ( ...

  14. Senator Spars With RIAA Over 'Seven-Year Rule'

    August 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California senator who introduced legislation to repeal the recording industry's exemption to the "seven-year rule" on personal-services contracts is lashing out at the Recording Industry Associat The California senator who introd ...

  15. 'Seven Year Statute' Talks Reach Impasse

    August 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Negotiations between artists groups and the recording industry over California's "seven-year statute" have broken down. "Negotiations are over -- period," Recording Artists Coalition co-founder Don He Negotiations between ar ...

  16. California Plans Probe Of Labels' Accounting

    July 03, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The California Senate's Judiciary Committee and the Select Committee on the Entertainment Industry have tentatively set a July 23 date for a joint hearing looking into the record industry's accounting The California Senate's Judiciary ...

  17. Audiogalaxy Ordered To Block Copyrighted Songs

    June 18, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA), and rights management organization Harry Fox Agency have reached an out-of-court settlement on a co The Recording Industry Association of Ameri ...

  18. New Sharpton Group Plans Music Summit

    June 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network (NAN) civil-rights organization is planning a summit meeting early next month to establish a "dialog" between labels and advocates for recording artists, Bil Rev. Al Sharpton's National ...

  19. Farrakhan Preaches Responsibility At Hip-Hop Summit

    February 18, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and politicians came out in full force Thursday for the Hip-Hop Action Network's West Coast summit to address issues and needs facing the community. Artists, music executives, religious leaders, and ...

  20. Shaggy, Enya, 'N Sync Top 2001 RIAA Honors

    December 21, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shaggy's MCA album "Hotshot" was certified six times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for U.S. sales of six million copies, five and-a-half million of those in 2001 alo Shaggy's MCA album "Hot ...

  21. FTC Blasts Biz Again, Calls For Age-Based Ratings

    December 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is lambasting the music industry's marketing of violent and explicit material to children in a new report, Billboard Bulletin reports. The findings were part of a la The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is lamba ...

  22. Industry Notables To Debate At D.C. Summit

    November 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announced plans for its second annual policy summit, to be held Jan. 7-8 on the campus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. The FMC, a non-profit organi The Future of Music Coalition (FMC) has announce ...

  23. MPAA, RIAA File Copyright Infringement Claims

    October 03, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The motion picture and recording industries are opening up a new legal front in their attempts to prevent the Napsterization of the Internet. Today (Oct. 3), the Motion Picture Association of America The motion picture and recording industries are o ...

  24. Hip-Hop Advocates Head To Washington

    September 28, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The political establishment may not be ready for it, but Capitol Hill had better prepare itself for its first injection of hip-hop politics. Today (Sept. 28), a group of hip-hop impresarios are schedu The political establishment may not be ready for ...

  25. Napster, Publishers Reach Settlement On Royalties

    September 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The National Music Publishers' Association (NMPA) and the Songwriters' Guild of America have signed a preliminary agreement with Napster that effectively ends their class-action lawsuit against the fi The National Music Publishers' As ...

  26. Napster Tests Service, Considers Pricing

    August 10, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a sign that Napster is moving closer to relaunching its service, the company's servers were operating for a brief time on Wednesday for testing purposes, Billboard Bulletin reports. Napster plans t In a sign that Napster is moving closer to ...

  27. Simmons Testifies On Rap At Senate Ratings Hearing

    July 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Def Jam founder Russell Simmons had the last word at yesterday's Senate hearing on entertainment ratings, even though he had not been invited to testify, Billboard Bulletin reports. The label founder Def Jam founder Russell Simmons had the last ...

  28. RIAA Plans Expanded 'Parental Advisory' Program

    July 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 More than a decade after voluntarily introducing "parental advisory" labels, the recording industry is putting some promotional weight behind the stickers. Recording Industry Association of America (R More than a decade after voluntarily i ...

  29. Congress Rips Into Eminem

    July 23, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 He wasn't even there, but Grammy-winning rapper Eminem was the star of a congressional hearing on Friday examining the marketing practices of the entertainment industry. While Eminem may have basked i He wasn't even there, but Grammy-winni ...

  30. Aaron Carter To Headline Fall Fundraiser

    July 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the younger brother of the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter -- will headline the 2001 version of the Bogart Backstage: On Tour for a Cure family fundraiser. Scheduled to Teen pop sensation Aaron Carter -- the youn ...

  31. U.S. Judge Keeps Napster Shuttered

    July 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A federal district court judge has told Napster to remain out of service until its filtering technology can comply with a previous ruling that restricts access to copyright material on the file-sharin A federal district court judge has told Napster ...

  32. Hip-Hop Leaders Develop Initiatives At N.Y. Summit

    June 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Attendees of the first Hip-Hop Summit, held Tuesday and Wednesday in New York, announced a series of initiatives that they say reflect the hip-hop community's dedication to the artistic, social, and p Attendees of the first Hip-Hop Summit , hel ...

  33. New Task Force Will Monitor Album Stickering Plan

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Under fire from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for allegedly failing to monitor marketing practices to minors, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) and the National Association of Under fire from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC ...

  34. FTC: Record Biz Ignoring Its Own Stickering Plan

    April 25, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a follow-up to last year's study on the marketing of violent entertainment product to children, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday (April 24) released a report lambasting the record In a follow-up to last year's study on ...

  35. Madonna Ties Fab Four On Singles Honor Roll

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With a Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) -certified gold single (for U.S. sales of 500,000 copies) of "Don't Tell Me" now under her belt, Madonna has pulled neck-and-neck with the Beatl With a Recording Industry Associa ...

  36. Industry Leaders On Tap For Internet Music Hearing

    April 02, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocker Ted Nugent, and EMI Recorded Music president/CEO Ken Berry have joined Don Henley on the list of those slated to testify at tomorrow's Senate Commerce Comm Napster president Hank Barry, veteran rocke ...

  37. RIAA: Napster's Filtering Not Effective

    March 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) says Napster is defying the injunction against it by using crude filtering technology that allows nearly 100% of unauthorized songs to remain on th The Recording Industry Association Of America (R ...

  38. Court Gives Napster 72-Hour Deadline

    March 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A federal judge gave the recording industry another victory today (March 6) in its bid to control digital music. U.S. District Judge Marilyn Hall Patel issued an injunction she reworked on the order o A federal judge gave the recording industry anot ...

  39. Update: Napster Ruling, Reactions

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A federal appeals court ruled today (Feb. 12) that the music-swapping service Napster must stop trading in copyrighted material and may be held liable for "vicarious copyright infringement." A federal appeals court ruled today (Feb. 12) th ...

  40. Ruling On Napster's Fate Due Today

    February 12, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 As another legal milestone loomed for Napster Inc., tens of thousands of music fans flooded the company's computer servers to download free tunes for fear they may not remain free for long. Songs whiz As another legal milestone loomed for Napst ...