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  1. Soprano Renata Tebaldi Dies

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano renowned for her angelic voice, her stardom at New York's Metropolitan and Italy's La Scala and her media-fueled rivalry with Maria Callas, died yesterday (Dec. 19) Renata Tebaldi, an Italian soprano re ...

  2. Corsi Named Pres Of Italy's FEM

    December 09, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president of the Italian publishers association Federazione Editori Musicali (FEM). EMI Music Publishing Italy managing director Paolo Corsi has been appointed president o ...

  3. Mafia Target Anti-Piracy Police

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Italy's war on music piracy has reached a new level of violence. A Naples-based officer in Italy's Guardia di Finanza, or "fiscal police," has been fired at by members of the local mafia. The incident MILAN -- Italy's war ...

  4. OutKast Tops MTV Europe Music Awards

    November 18, 2004 12:00 AM EST Usher, Muse also multiple award winners. With three victories, OutKast was the big winner at the 11th annual MTV Europe Music Awards, held tonight (Nov. 18) in Rome. The Atlanta-based duo of Big Boi and Andre 3000 won for best group, and "Hey ...

  5. Sources: U.K.'s Peoplesound To Relaunch

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Buongiorno Vitaminic to revive download brand. British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learned. The site has been operating on a limited basis in recent months. The new Peoplesound, which is owned by Par ...

  6. Sources: U.K.'s Peoplesound To Relaunch

    November 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learned. The site has been operating on a limited basis in recent months. British online music service Peoplesound.com is to be relaunched, Billboard.biz has learn ...

  7. Sardinia Raids Net 15 Arrests

    October 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug operations in Sardinia, Oct. 16-17. MILAN -- Italian law enforcement officers arrested 15 individuals during a series of raids on piracy and drug ...

  8. EMI Pub Italy Appoints Corsi MD

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with immediate effect. Paolo Corsi has returned to EMI Music Publishing as managing director of its Milan-based Italian affiliate, with imm ...

  9. Italy's SIAE Inks Deal With Univideo

    October 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian collecting society SIAE has struck an agreement with domestic audiovisual publishers' trade body Univideo covering copyright payments to screenplay and script writers whose works are distribut MILAN -- Italian collecting society SIAE ...

  10. EDiMA Names Del Rio President

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mauro Del Rio has been appointed president of European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the pan-European coalition which represents online music companies. Mauro Del Rio has been appointed president of European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coaliti ...

  11. EDiMA Names Del Rio President

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Mauro Del Rio has been appointed president of European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the pan-European coalition which represents online music companies. Mauro Del Rio has been appointed president of European Digital Media Assn. (EDiMA), the coaliti ...

  12. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters European Top 100 Albums at No. 1. The veteran rock act amasses bestselling debuts in five territories: the United Kingdom (on sales of almost 70,000 uni R.E.M.'s "Around the ...

  13. R.E.M.'s 'Sun' Heats Up Europe

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Strong European chart showing for new album. R.E.M.'s "Around the Sun" (Warner Bros.) enters European Top 100 Albums at No. 1. The veteran rock act amasses bestselling debuts in five territories: the United Kingdom (on sales of almo ...

  14. Sony BMG Names Italian Chief

    October 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. In yet another European appointment, Sony BMG Music Entertainment has named Franco Cabrini as president for Italy. Cabrini, who has ...

  15. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  16. CCE Buys Italian Promoter Friends & Partners

    September 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through the acquisition of Milan-based concert promoters, Friends & Partners for an undisclosed sum. Clear Channel Entertainment has extended its operations in Italy through ...

  17. Zucchero The Big Winner At Italy's Festivalbar

    September 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festivalbar contest, which concluded at the Roman Arena in Verona on Saturday (Sept. 18). Zucchero was the overall winner in the 41st edition of Italy's annual Festiva ...

  18. Giuni Russo Dead At 53

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian singer Giuni Russo died Monday (Sept. 13) after a long illness. She was 53. Italian singer Giuni Russo died Monday (Sept. 13) after a long illness. She was 53. Russo, who was born in Palermo, Sicily, had been part of the national music sce ...

  19. Giuni Russo Dead At 53

    September 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italian singer Giuni Russo died Monday (Sept. 13) after a long illness. She was 53. Italian singer Giuni Russo died Monday (Sept. 13) after a long illness. She was 53. Russo, who was born in Palermo, Sicily, had been part of the national music sce ...

  20. Cecillon Names New EMI Italy Team

    August 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon today confirmed the new management structure for EMI Music Italy. EMI Music Continental Europe chairman/CEO Jean-Francois Cecillon today confirmed the new management structure for EM ...

  21. Japanese Opera Star Watanabe Dies At 51

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Yoko Watanabe, the first Japanese opera soprano to have starred at the world's top four opera houses, has died in Italy, a Japan Opera Foundation official said Friday. She was 51. Yoko Watanabe, the first Japanese opera soprano to have starre ...

  22. Italian Biz Calls For Web Laws, Warns Of Child Porn Via P2P Sites

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT More than 60 Italian artists -- including Andrea Bocelli, Eros Ramazzotti, Elisa and Tiziano Ferro -- have signed a petition calling on the government to step up its regulation of the online music mar MILAN -- More than 60 Italian artists -- inclu ...

  23. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  24. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel resigns from board. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. The buyout comes as OD2 fa ...

  25. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  26. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  27. Italian Body Sues MTV For Nonpayment Of Royalties

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Italy's broadcasting and performance rights collecting society, SCF, is suing MTV Italy for non-payment. The citation, filed June 8 in Rome, concerns the MTV Italy main station, which is broadcast ter MILAN -- Italy's broadcasting and pe ...

  28. Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Top executives from Sony Music and BMG will take center stage in Brussels this week for the European Commission's oral hearing on the proposed merger of the companies. The June 14-15 hearing with the Sony, BMG To Defend Merger Plans Before EC ...

  29. Italy Mulls Modifying Tough New Anti-Piracy Law

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Italian government has suggested that it could radically modify the Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on copyright and file-sharing one week after it was placed on the statute books (ELW, May 31). MILAN -- The Italian government has suggested tha ...

  30. UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case

    June 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group (UMG) has filed suit against three subsidiaries of New York-based American International Group Inc. (AIG): American Home Assurance Co., National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pitts UMG Sues Insurers Over Costs From TVT Case NIP ...

  31. Opera Star Nicolai Ghiaurov Dies at 74

    June 02, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiaurov, who played memorable roles in Milan's La Scala and continued singing until earlier this year, died today (June 2) at a private clinic near his home in Mod Bulgarian-born opera singer Nicolai Ghiau ...

  32. Italy Enacts Tough New Copyright Laws

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The enactment of Italy's "Decreto Urbani" (Urbani decree) on copyright was greeted by a hackers' revolt on May 24. The decree, named after its sponsor, culture minister Giuliano Urbani, imposes stiff MILAN -- The enactment of I ...

  33. Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills

    May 31, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The second session of the 108th Congress will be a short one. Congress has only about three weeks left to wrap up its entire legislative calendar. This includes top priorities such as deliberations on Short Session Could Hold Up Industry Bills Hea ...

  34. Italian Senate Adopts Harsher Piracy Penalties

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A new decree adopted by the Italian Senate last week will introduce tougher penalties for illegal file-sharers. The Decreto Urbani (Urbani Decree) on illegal file-sharing, named after its sponsor--cul MILAN--A new decree adopted by the Italian Sen ...

  35. 'Millionaire' Creator Sues Disney

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. creators of the "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" franchise are suing the Walt Disney Co. for allegedly licensing the hit television series to ABC at below-market prices and inflating productio Study: Teens Knowingly Download Musi ...

  36. MTV Europe Awards Come To Rome

    May 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Italy this year when Rome hosts the 11th annual event on November 18, the broadcaster announced today. Milan, in 1998, is the only other Italian city to have The MTV Europe Music Awards will return to Ita ...

  37. Chiodaroli Re-elected Pres Of Italy's SCF

    May 04, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gianluigi Chiodaroli has been re-elected as president of SCF, Italy's broadcasting and performing rights collecting society, for a two-year term. Gianluigi Chiodaroli has been re-elected as president of SCF, Italy's broadcasting and perf ...

  38. Italian EMI Publishing Exec Dies

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Antonio Marrapodi was 57. Antonio Marrapodi, managing director of EMI Music Publishing in Italy, died last night (April 20) at his home in Milan. He was 57. Marrapodi had worked for EMI Music Publishing and its forebears since 1974, when he joined ...

  39. The NEW AFTRA Code Broken Down in Plain English

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The battle between record companies and its artists is a tired cliche. But with the advent of new income streams for copyright holders and artists such as Web casting royalties, mobile music, and musi The battle between record companies and its ar ...

  40. Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries

    February 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Price-Fixing Settlement Rains CDs On Mass. Libraries Calif. Music/Tech Convocation Set For Feb. 25 EU Set To Confirm New Piracy Rules Clear Channel Commun Names Levin Legal Chief King Purtich Na ...

  41. Eros Ramazzotti Manager Forms Panorama Label

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, has started an independent label in Milan. Panorama Records, which has no official link with Ramazzotti, shares an address with his recording studio, and h Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, h ...

  42. Eros Ramazzotti Manager Forms Panorama Label

    February 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, has started an independent label in Milan. Panorama Records, which has no official link with Ramazzotti, shares an address with his recording studio, and h Roberto Galante, manager of Eros Ramazzotti, h ...

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