1. Edgar M. Bronfman Sr Dies at 84

    December 23, 2013 3:55 AM EST Edgar M. Bronfman Sr., the billionaire businessman and longtime president of the World Jewish Congress, which lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot, died Saturday. He was 84. The Canadia ...

  2. Universal Music Parent Vivendi Ordered to Pay $956 Million in Liberty Media Suit

    June 26, 2012 10:50 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi, the parent company of Universal Music Group, saw its shares slip in European trading Tuesday after the entertainment and telecom conglomerate lost a stage in a court case to John Malone's Liberty Media. Analysts said most in ...

  3. Edgar Bronfman Jr., Warner Music Group CEO, Found Guilty of Insider Trading by French Court

    January 21, 2011 12:00 AM EST A French court, in a surprise ruling, on Friday convicted and fined Warner Music Group chairman and CEO Edgar Bronfman Jr. for insider trading and former high-flying Vivendi CEO Jean-Marie Messier for misusing company funds and misleading investor ...

  4. Business Matters: Live Nation, RealNetworks, Bronfman Jr., Sonos and more

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT LIVE NATION STOCK COOLS -- Live Nation 's hot stock is cooling off. In late May, a Miller Tabac analyst told Reuters Liberty Media's tender offer for Live Nation shares earlier in the year had seemed to have established a floor of $12 fo ...

  5. Vivendi Faces Damages, To Appeal U.S. Jury Verdict

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST French media company Vivendi SA is liable for potentially billions of dollars in damages because it misled investors about its financial condition before a $46 billion merger nearly 10 years ago, a U.S. jury found. The Manhattan federal court jury ...

  6. Former Vivendi Boss Ordered To Stand Trial

    October 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Vivendi SA says its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier and other former top executives have been ordered to stand trial on charges of misleading investors while they were transforming the once-stodgy water utility into a high-flying film, music and pay ...

  7. France Investigates Warner's Bronfman

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. has been placed under formal investigation by French authorities as part of a probe into insider trading at Vivendi, Warner said on Thursday. Bronfman was formerly a director of Vivendi an ...

  8. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...

  9. VU, Messier Each Fined €1M

    December 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST French regulators fined Vivendi Universal and its former CEO Jean-Marie Messier €1 million ($1.34 million) each yesterday (Dec. 7) for allegedly misleading investors about the media group's fin French regulators fined Vivendi Unive ...

  10. Ex-Vivendi CEO Defends Controversial Buy-Backs

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Jean-Marie Messier today (June 28) defended the massive share buy-backs carried out by the media/telecoms company three years ago in an effort to prop up it Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Je ...

  11. Ex-Vivendi CEO Defends Controversial Buy-Backs

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Jean-Marie Messier today (June 28) defended the massive share buy-backs carried out by the media/telecoms company three years ago in an effort to prop up it Former Vivendi Universal SA chief executive Je ...

  12. Former Vivendi Chief in Police Custody

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Messier held for alleged financial crimes. PARIS (AP) Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief executive of Vivendi Universal, was taken into police custody Monday (June 21) in an investigation into financial wrongdoing during his time at the media an ...

  13. Former Vivendi Chief in Police Custody

    June 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Messier held for alleged financial crimes. PARIS (AP) Jean-Marie Messier, the former chief executive of Vivendi Universal, was taken into police custody Monday (June 21) in an investigation into financial wrongdoing during his time at the media an ...

  14. Former Vivendi CFO Under Investigation

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The former CFO of Vivendi Universal SA has been placed under investigation as part of a probe into alleged insider dealing and share-price manipulation at the French media and telecoms giant, his lawy The former CFO of Vivendi Universal SA has bee ...

  15. Aid, Damages, Cancellations Continue After Tragedy

    September 17, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Vivendi Universal (VU), AOL Time Warner, and Sony joined the wave of corporations pledging funds to help aid victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. VU chairman Jean-Marie Messier announced the com Vivendi Universal (VU), AOL Time Warner, and Son ...

  16. Zomba Settles With MP3.com

    August 30, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Zomba Music Group, home to such acts as 'N Sync and Britney Spears, has settled its copyright-infringement suit against MP3.com. As part of the agreement, Zomba has licensed its catalog to be used in Zomba Music Group, home to such acts as  ...

  17. Pressplay Reaffirms Plan For September Debut

    August 20, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pressplay will launch its online music subscription service in mid-September in the form of an "affiliate business model" with a range of offerings to consumers, Vivendi Universal chairman Jean-Marie Pressplay will launch its online music ...

  18. Vivendi Universal Acquires MP3.com

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eight months after beating MP3.com in court, Vivendi Universal, the world's largest record company announced yesterday (May 20) that it will acquire the online music provider in a $372 million cash-an Eight months after beating MP3.com in court ...