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  1. Sacem 'Close' To YouTube Deal

    June 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT French authors' and publishers' collecting society Sacem is set to a strike a licensing agreement with YouTube. The development was announced during a Paris press conference to unveil collections and distribution of income to members for ...

  2. French Music Veteran Francis Dreyfus Dies

    June 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Francis Dreyfus, the founder of recording and publishing company Francis Dreyfus Music, has died aged 69. Dreyfus was considered a high-level music industry talent scout in France. He produced albums by major French artists such as Alain Bashung a ...

  3. Jackson Fans Pay Tribute To The Billion Dollar Man

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson fans around the world lit candles on Friday (June 25) to mark the death one year ago of the controversial pop star whose posthumous popularity has returned him to a pedestal and made him a billion dollar man. Fans in Hanoi, Vietnam ...

  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. Business Matters: AEG + Majors?, Bronfman Trial, A Look at Rdio and more

    June 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT MAJORS BUYING INTO AEG? -- According to the New York Post, AEG is in talks with major record labels about taking a minority stake in the company. The talks could result in either a sale to one of the major music companies or possibly a consortium ...

  6. Hip-hop To Punk Will Share Stage At Rock En Seine

    June 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Rock En Seine , one of France's main music festivals, earned a spot in rock history last year when Oasis split after the volatile Gallagher brothers had a fight minutes before going on stage. This was an achievement festival director and foun ...

  7. Katie Melua Sets Up ‘House’ Atop European Chart

    June 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Katie Melua's "The House" (Dramatico) makes a No. 1 debut on Billboard's European Albums survey to end the five-week reign of AC/DC's "Iron Man 2" soundtrack (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment). On Hot 100 Single ...

  8. Business Matters: Edgar Bronfman Jr., EMI, Gummybear and more

    June 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - The lawyer for Warner Music Group CEO and chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. asked for the charges against his client to be dropped. The court was wrong to send Bronfman to trial “without any explanation,” he said on the opening day of the insider trad ...

  9. Roger Waters Taking 'The Wall' Across Europe

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Roger Waters is taking a new production of "The Wall" on the road in 2011, with 28 European dates confirmed. U.S. arena dates, running September to December 2010, were confirmed last month and sold out within hours according to a stateme ...

  10. French Rocker Hallyday Goes Home For Medical Tests

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Veteran French rocker Johnny Hallyday arrived in France on Sunday night (May 23) to undergo medical tests as part of a legal case to determine whether a surgeon who performed an operation on him in Paris last year was at fault. Hallyday, 66, who h ...

  11. Ninja Tunes Marks 20th Anniversary

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. indie Ninja Tune celebrates its 20th anniversary with the release of the Ninja Tune "XX" box set. It includes original artwork from Ninja designer Openmind and three hardcover cases filled with new material and an exclusive hardcove ...

  12. AC/DC Bites Bullet On Euro Chart

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) starts a second week atop Billboard's European Albums chart, as "Alors On Danse" (Mosaert/Vertigo) by Belgian singer-songwriter Stromae moves into a sixth non- ...

  13. BMG Rights Management Acquires More French Catalogs

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management's French operation has acquired the Music Addict Publishing catalog and Editions PRK Music. The catalogs contain songs recorded by artists like Yannick Noah, Celine Dion, Isabelle Boulay, Marc Lavoine, Natasha St Pier, M ...

  14. Business Matters: New York Times, MXP4, News Corp., Martina McBride and More

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- The New York Times Co., owners of The New York Times and Boston Globe , posted a profit in Q1 2010. The company posted a profit of $12.8 million on revenue of $588 million. National advertising improved. Online revenues grew 15.5% to $90.4 mill ...

  15. Gallagher Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis son ...

  16. Nas, Damian Marley Cancel London Show, Flight Ban Lifted

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Nas and Damian Marley show in London has been canceled as a result of the shutdown on flights in the U.K. However, travel restrictions have been lifted and flights began landing again in the U.K. on Tuesday night (April 20). The volcanic ash f ...

  17. Volcanic Ash Grounds Artists, Disrupts Biz

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan, the Cri ...

  18. Diddy Reportedly New Manager Of Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Diddy may be busy trying to get his oft-delayed Dirty Money project "Last Train To Paris" off the ground, but that hasn't stopped the ambitious mogul from making other prominent career moves. A source close to the entrepreneur/rappe ...

  19. Whitney Houston Returns To Stage, Critics Divided

    April 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston kicked off the British leg of her tour after canceling a string of gigs due to illness, but some critics were less than impressed with her performance. "Houston, we still have a problem" was the conclusion of the bestsell ...

  20. Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  21. Whitney Houston Says Drug Use Reports 'Ridiculous'

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston was released from a Paris hospital on Wednesday (April 7) after suffering a respiratory infection, and she called media reports that she was using drugs again "ridiculous." After being hospitalized in Paris on Tuesday und ...

  22. Whitney Houston Postpones U.K. Dates

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The opening dates of Whitney Houston's first U.K. tour in 11 years have been postponed due to illness. The first three dates of the tour at Manchester Evening News Arena (April 8-9) and Glasgow SECC (April 11) have been rescheduled by promote ...

  23. Whitney Houston Postpones Paris Show Due To Illness

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Whitney Houston has postponed a concert in Paris on Tuesday (April 6) night due to illness, delaying the European leg of a world tour that received a rocky reception in Asia and Australia. Concert organizers said the 46-year-old singer had been ex ...

  24. Oscar-nominated Song Performances Cut From Show

    February 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Some of Oscar's most memorable moments have come during performances of nominated songs. Among them: rap group Three 6 Mafia surrounded by streetwalkers as they performed "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from "Hustle & ...

  25. Paul Epworth Wins U.K. Producer Honor

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Paul Epworth was named producer of the year at the Music Producers Guild (MPG) Awards in London, in recognition for his work on alt-rock artist Florence and the Machine's debut "Lungs" (Island/Universal). Florence Welch presented Ep ...

  26. EMI Partners With Dailymotion

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST EMI has reached an agreement with Dailymotion to deliver the major's premium music videos to the video-sharing service's Web site, mobile site, iPhone app and the Dailymotion channel on Internet-connected TVs. From April 2010, Dailymotio ...

  27. Finnish Composer Saariaho Wins Sonning Music Prize

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho has won Denmark's highest musical honor, the 600,000 kroner ($110,000) Sonning Music Prize. The award committee says Saariaho is "one of the most outstanding composers of our time." The Leonie Sonning ...

  28. Oscars: Nominees React

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman leads the nominees in the music categories for the 82nd annual Academy Awards, thanks to his two nominees in the original song category for his contributions to the soundtrack for Disney's "The Princess and the Frog." N ...

  29. Double Oscar Nomination For Randy Newman

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST Randy Newman has been nominated twice for an Academy Award in the category for music (original song). Newman is nominated for "Almost There" and "Down In New Orleans," both of which he wrote for the animated Walt Disney feature ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. @MIDEM: French Music Market Decline Slows

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST The decline in the French music market slowed significantly in 2009, according to initial figures unveiled by labels trade body Snep during MIDEM in Cannes. Overall, the wholesale market dropped 3.2% to €587.8 million ($827.2 million), compared wi ...

  32. @MIDEM: Havas CEO Says Ad-Funded Music Won't Work

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ad-funded streaming model in its present form was rejected as a viable future for the music and advertising sectors during a MidemNet keynote from David Jones, global CEO at Havas Worldwide and global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide. Jones heads on ...

  33. SOCAN Appoints Eric Baptiste Chief Exec

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Eric Baptiste is the new chief executive of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN), the organization has announced. Baptiste will join SOCAN in May, replacing André LeBel who announced his plans for retirement las ...

  34. Music Producers Guild To Honor Chris Blackwell

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Island Records founder Chris Blackwell will receive the outstanding contribution to U.K. Music honor at the Music Producers Guild Awards next month. It follows the completion of the 50th anniversary celebrations for Island Records, launched in 195 ...

  35. Havas CEO David Jones To Keynote At MidemNet

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST David Jones, global CEO of Havas Worldwide and global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide, has been added to the line-up at MidemNet in Cannes on Jan. 24. Jones heads one of the world's largest communication groups and the first major advertising netw ...

  36. .Biz Exclusive: How Global Deals Get Done At MIDEM

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST MIDEM, the international music industry convention, and its digitally focused MidemNet Forum will open shop Jan. 23-27 in Cannes. The events will draw some 10,000 executives from nearly 100 countries, representing the recording, publishing, live, ...

  37. 63 Songs Make Oscar Short List

    December 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sixty-three songs have made the short list for the original song category at the Oscars, including five from "Hannah Montana: The Movie" and four from "The Princess and the Frog." On January 12, the Academy's Music Branch ...

  38. Shakira, Black Eyed Peas Win At Premios 40 Principales

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Black Eyed Peas each walked off with two awards at the Premios 40 Principales gala ceremony in Madrid before some 18,000 fans and a live TV, radio and Internet audience in Spain and eight Latin American countries. It was the fourth Pre ...

  39. Year-End Chart Analysis: Lady Gaga, DJ Guetta Lead Dance Recaps

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dance music class of 2009, behold your homecoming king and queen: A man named Guetta and a lady called Gaga. David Guetta, the DJ from Paris, and Lady Gaga, the pop phenomenon from Yonkers, N.Y., brought some order to the dance/electronic charts t ...

  40. Muse, Florence Lead MPG Awards Shortlist

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock band Muse and BRIT award-winning alt-pop act Florence & the Machine lead the nominations for the 2010 U.K. Music Producers Guild (MPG) awards. Muse is nominated in both the album of the year category for its 2009 album "The Resi ...

  41. Chart Beat Wednesday: Straight No Chaser, Tim McGraw, Depeche Mode

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST AS ONLY THEY 'CAN-CAN': After melding Toto's "Africa" into last year's No. 5-peaking Adult Contemporary hit "The 12 Days of Christmas," buzzworthy a capella act Straight No Chaser enters the chart at No. 27 ...

  42. Live Nation Expands French Team

    December 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has made a number of new appointments at its French operation, headed by the arrival of SVP promotions Angelo Goppe, formerly with Paris-based Nous Productions. Reporting to Live Nation France managing director Isabelle Gamsohn, Goppe ...

  43. Because Acquires 'My Way' Co-publisher

    November 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST Paris-based independent music group Because announced the acquisition, through a holding company, of French publisher Jeune Musique. Created in 1967 by French superstar Claude François, Jeune Musique's catalog includes co-publishing rights on ...

  44. Universal France Experiments With 'Augmented Reality'

    November 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Universal Music France has announced that the upcoming album by hip-hop act Sinik, "Ballon d'Or," will include images giving access to 'augmented reality' features. The booklet for the album, released Nov. 30, features ima ...

  45. Terra Firma Expects Citigroup To Share EMI 'Pain'

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Private equity firm Terra Firma expects Citigroup to share in the pain of restructuring music business EMI, according to Guy Hands, the buyout firm's founder and chairman. Citigroup, which holds EMI's debt of about £2.6 billion ($4.3 bil ...

  46. Spain's Luz Casal Honored By French Govt

    November 16, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish singer Luz Casal has received France's prestigious National Order of Arts and Letters from French culture minister Frédéric Mitterrand in Paris. She had brought French prime minister François Fillon and the rest of a packed Châtelet T ...

  47. Apple Plans 40-50 Store Openings In 2010

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Apple Inc said plans to open 40 to 50 retail stores next year as the consumer electronics giant expands its reach to customers. More than half of the new stores will be outside the United States, with new outlets planned in London, Paris and two i ...

  48. Emily Loizeau Snags France's Constantin Prize

    November 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Emily Loizeau has won France's Prix Constantin music prize, presented during a ceremony at the Olympia venue in Paris. The 34-year-old singer-songwriter won for her second album "Pays Sauvage" (Polydor/Universal). Loizeau was born o ...

  49. Green Day Announces European Stadium Dates

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Fresh from completing a U.K. arena tour in support of its latest studio set "21st Century Breakdown" (Reprise/Warner Bros.), Green Day has announced two U.K. stadium shows to be held next summer. The Californian three-piece will play Man ...

  50. Lala Deal Extends Believe’s International Presence

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST European digital distribution service Believe Digital has partnered with music website www.Lala.com to provide its repertoire to Google's recently unveiled music service. The deal will also see Believe Digital provide its repertoire through L ...

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