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  1. MSG Names Tad Smith President/CEO, Hank Ratner Vice Chairman

    March 03, 2014 2:52 PM EST The Madison Square Garden Company has announced that former Cablevision executive Tad Smith will succeed Hank Ratner as president/CEO of MSG. Ratner is now vice chairman and joins the company’s board of directors.   Smith, who spent five years wit ...

  2. Cablevision CEO James Dolan Resigns From Live Nation Board

    February 25, 2013 7:25 PM EST The abrupt resignation of James Dolan, executive chairman of the Madison Square Garden Company and president/CEO of MSG owner Cablevision, from the Live Nation board of directors on Friday is connected to Dolan’s relationship with former Live Nati ...

  3. Rolling Stones' Final Anniversary Concert Offered as an Interactive Pay-Per-View

    December 13, 2012 1:21 PM EST The pay-per-view delivery of the Rolling Stones' "50 And Counting" show Saturday at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., the final installment of a run of dates commemorating the Stones' 50th anniversary, will be an interacti ...

  4. Copyright Alert System Coming Within Weeks

    October 19, 2012 12:17 PM EDT American Internet users can expect to start seeing notifications from their Internet service providers if they trade files on peer-to-peer networks. A blog post by Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information, revealed t ...

  5. Six Questions with James Dolan

    October 10, 2012 6:43 AM EDT He's a blues musician who opens for the Eagles, gets covered by Willie Nelson and is managed by Irving Azoff. And he also happens to have a day job running Cablevision, the Madison Square Garden Co., the New York Knicks and the New York Ran ...

  6. James Dolan, Head of Cablevision and MSG, on Making Music, Competing With Barclays, Irving Azoff's Management and More

    October 09, 2012 12:32 PM EDT CEO/Rocker: James Dolan, chairman/president/CEO of Cablevision and Executive Chairman of Madison Square Garden, Inc. with his band JD and the Straight Shot. (Photo: George Kalinsky) Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "6 Questions Wit ...

  7. MySpace's Third Act: Why The Social Network Is Doubling Down On Music For Its Latest Incarnation

    October 08, 2012 1:33 PM EDT Below is an excerpt from the Up Front story "Myspace's Third Act" from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also includes our cover story on Mumford & Sons' massive sophomore album Babel , features on Dr. L ...

  8. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  9. Amazon Improves Its Cloud Service

    August 09, 2012 7:25 PM EDT Amazon's Cloud Player gets a major-label upgrade Cloud music is getting smarter - and may soon get more mainstream. On July 31 Amazon launched a fully licensed scan-and-match cloud music service, giving it the same features as Apple's cl ...

  10. RIAA CEO/Chairman Says ISPs Ready To Police Copyright This Summer: Report

    March 15, 2012 9:16 AM EDT The country's largest Internet service providers, including Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon and Time Warnerm, may begin policing U.S. copyright infringement as soon July, according to a report on CNET. The news came from Cary Sherman, CEO/chair ...

  11. NARM's Entertainment & Technology Law Conference Series Heads To The Cloud

    November 04, 2011 4:41 PM EDT The National Association of Recording Merchandisers, the music business trade association, presented its latest Entertainment & Technology Law Conference on Thursday in New York City. Part of an ongoing series that encourages dialogue between ...

  12. Labels Reach Deal With ISPs on Antipiracy Effort

    July 07, 2011 11:16 AM EDT Nearly three years after the RIAA said it was "close" to getting Internet service providers to help in their fight against online piracy , that assistance has finally arrived. According to a new agreement unveiled today, the music, movie ...

  13. Amazon Seeks Approval For Cloud Drive Service -- Will The Labels Play Ball?

    March 31, 2011 11:54 AM EDT Amazon's decision to unveil its new Cloud Drive music locker service without establishing licensing deals with record labels continues to reverberate. The move has elicited an overwhelmingly negative reaction major record labels and publisher ...

  14. DAR.fm Launches, 'TiVo for Music Streaming'

    February 24, 2011 4:44 PM EST Michael Robertson, the entrepreneur behind MP3.com and MP3Tunes -- both of which drew music industry lawsuits for copyright infringement -- is at it again, today launching a new service that will let users record and save music from streaming Inte ...

  15. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  16. Business Matters: Harry Fox, Smule, Hulu Plus, Blockbuster Bankruptcy and more

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. Harry Fox Inks Deal With IODA -- Harry Fox has inked a deal with digital distributor IODA for a clearance and royalty digital process. One feature is the ability of IODA clients to clear digital l ...

  17. Business Matters: Sony, EMI, Village Voice and More

    May 10, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Sony Music Entertainment CEO Rolf Schmidt-Holtz was quoted by a German Sunday paper as saying, ”We are in a position that allows us to seize every opportunity in the market - including EMI .” Many in the press took that statement to mean Sony i ...

  18. Oscars Saved: WABC Restored On Cablevision

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Just as the Academy Awards telecast on ABC was getting under way, the network's flagship station WABC was back on Cablevision. "We have made significant progress and have reached an agreement in principle," WABC general manager Rebe ...

  19. Bingham, Burnett, Giacchino Win Oscars

    March 07, 2010 12:00 AM EST “The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)” by Ryan Bingham and T-Bone Burnett from the movie "Crazy Heart" was named best original song and Michael Giacchino won for best original score for “Up” at the 82nd annual Academy Awards Sunday ni ...

  20. Cable Vet Gavin Harvey Joins Fuse

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT After a year-long hiatus, former Versus/OLN president Gavin Harvey has resurfaced in the cable network space, joining Cablevision's music network Fuse as executive VP and GM. Harvey left Versus last summer, when the New York-based sports chan ...

  21. Briefs: MSG, OurStage, Don Ienner, CMX, Spotify

    August 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- Madison Square Garden Entertainment is looking for a venue in Washington D.C. "According to sources close to the company, MSG would open a venue of a 6,000 seats or more, requiring up to 100,000 square feet near shopping and public transit ...

  22. Briefs: Cablevision, 'Free,' Zune HD

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- The Financial Times believes Cablevision's spin-off of Madison Square Garden Entertainment may lead to greater consolidation in the live events business and Pali's Richard Greenfield believes AEG may have interest in acquiring MSG. MS ...

  23. Analysis: Should Real Switch Strategy?

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Is it time for RealNetworks to Switch Gears? That's the headline of an article at the New York Times that questions the strategies and relevancy of RealNetworks, which operates the Rhapsody music store and subscription service. In the piece, ...

  24. Briefs: RIAA, Seatwave, Napster

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- In response to an op-ed from Charles Nesson, the Harvard Law professor who is representing Joel Tenenbaum in a file-sharing case, the general counsel to the RIAA , Steven Marks, lays out a fair and well-written defense of the RIAA's anti-p ...

  25. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry? The global financial crisi ...

  26. Fuse to Broadcast Hall of Fame Ceremony

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will move from MTV Network's VH1 Classic to Cablevision's Fuse for the next three years. The first broadcast on the new network will take place during the next induction ceremony on April ...

  27. MSG To Consider Live Nation Ticketing Pact?

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision CEO and Madison Square Garden chairman Jim Dolan commented during a Goldman Sachs conference in New York that MSG Entertainment's contract with Ticketmaster has expired and that the company would consider using Live Nation for fut ...

  28. Beacon Theatre To Undergo $15 Million Restoration

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has announced plans to invest $15 million into restoring the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The restoration project will span about six months, with plans to re-open the 2,800-seat venue in February 200 ...

  29. MSGE Expands Boston Footprint

    August 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) has inked a multi-year co-booking arrangement with the Citi Performing Arts Center in Boston, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will bring additional broad-based performances to Citi Center's 3,600 ...

  30. MSG Entertainment Restructures Executive Team

    July 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As New York-based MSG Entertainment continues to grow its brand beyond the New York metro area, the live entertainment company has reorganized its operations with a newly expanded executive team of music industry veterans. - Melissa Ormond has bee ...

  31. Fuse Gears Up for Lollapalooza

    July 16, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fuse, the music channel in the midst of a re-branding campaign, has signed on as one of the sponsors of this year's Lollapalooza Festival. The channel, similar to what it did for the recent Bonnaroo festival earlier this year, will broadcast ...

  32. Fuse Partners with Microsoft for Charitable Program

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Viewers watching this weekend's coverage of Bonnaroo on music network Fuse will see an integrated campaign from Microsoft's I'm Initiative, a charitable program that funnels a fraction of revenue generated from Microsoft's inst ...

  33. Cablevision CEO's Band Benefits Kidney Foundation

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT By day, Jim Dolan keeps busy as president/CEO of Cablevision and chairman of Madison Square Garden. And by night he lets loose as guitarist/vocalist for blues-rock band JD & the Straight Shot. On June 24, in conjunction with the release of its ...

  34. MSGE's Xmas Spectacular Sets Stage For More National Tours

    May 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment's plan to launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular (billboard.biz, April 30) is the latest move in an increasingly aggressive posture that will see the company launch other tou ...

  35. Radio City Christmas Spectacular To Hit The Road

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) will launch a touring arena version of its Radio City Christmas Spectacular this holiday season, Billboard.biz has learned. The $25 million production will be geared specifically for arenas and play 18 ci ...

  36. Update: Ticketmaster, Cablevision/MSGE, AEG Deal

    March 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Talk is premature that the deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment and AEG Live is dead. But parts of the pact could be described as "on life support," according to sources. The deal, which would combin ...

  37. Ticketmaster, Cablevision, MSGE, AEG Deal Hits Snag

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Sources say the still-uncompleted deal between Ticketmaster, Cablevision/Madison Square Garden Entertainment, and AEG Live has hit a snag but is still in play. The deal, which would combine the considerable assets of the world's largest ticke ...

  38. Billboard Music & Money Keynote: Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST In a wide ranging interview/keynote at Billboard's Music & Money Symposium in New York, Ticketmaster CEO Sean Moriarty emphasized that the concert business is healthy, but going forward would need new approaches to keep it relevant. “The ...

  39. Live Nation CEO Responds To AEG Live Deal

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino has responded to a partnership that could find Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment (MSGE) owner Cablevision acquiring about 49% of AEG Live , the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Grou ...

  40. AEG Live, Ticketmaster, Cablevision Deal In The Works

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST Multiple sources confirm to Billboard.biz that a deal is imminent for a partnership of Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainment owner Cablevision to acquire about 49% of AEG Live, the live entertainment arm of Anschutz Entertainment Gr ...

  41. Promotion Wars

    February 22, 2008 12:00 AM EST News of a blockbuster deal among major players AEG Live, Ticketmaster and Cablevision has sent ripples through the live business. Multiple sources confirm to Billboard that a deal is imminent for Ticketmaster and Madison Square Garden Entertainmen ...

  42. BET Jazz Evolves to BET J

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST DIRECTV to launch revamped channel March 1. BET Networks is rebranding its BET Jazz channel as BET J. Concurrently, DIRECTV will launch the revamped channel on March 1. BET J will be located at Channel 330 on DIRECTV’s Total Choice Plus tier. Acco ...

  43. AMC Content Violates TWC Deal

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time Warner Cable over its cable network American Movie Classics. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Cablevision has lost the latest round of its years-long legal battle with Time ...

  44. Snyder Joins Gibson Dunn

    March 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in New York. Formerly head of the New York and east coast litigation unit for Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Snyder will continue his intellectual pr Orin Snyder has joined Gibson, Dunn &a ...

  45. RealNetworks, Comcast Extend Ties With RadioPlus

    January 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST RealNetworks has expanded its online music distribution agreement with cable Internet service provider Comcast. The move extends RealNetworks' Rhapsody RadioPlus service to customers of Comcast's high RealNetworks has expanded its online ...

  46. Bon Jovi To Kick Off HDTV Concert Series

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Samsung Electronics America has teamed with the cable industry's OnlyCableCan marketing initiative to launch a new concert series, "INHD's Center Stage," on the high-definition cable network INHD and Samsung Electronics America ...

  47. Fuse President Juris Exits Channel

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1, and he will officially join Court TV Oct. 4. Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1 ...

  48. Fuse President Juris Exits Channel

    August 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1, and he will officially join Court TV Oct. 4. Fuse president Marc Juris has resigned to become GM at Court TV. His last day at Fuse will be Oct. 1 ...

  49. Case Analysis Of Sony Music Entertainment v. Does 1 - 40

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York issued an opinion in the RIAA case filed by 17 record companies against 40 unidentified Doe defendan On July 26, 2004, judge Denny Chin of the U.S. ...

  50. Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits

    August 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The founding members of popular '80s metal band Megadeth are banging their heads in court. Two separate actions hinge on a purported settlement ending the bandmates' corporate partnership, and whether Megadeth Founders Exchange Lawsuits ...

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