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  1. CBS & Time Warner Cable Find Breakthrough in Fee Dispute

    September 03, 2013 12:30 AM EDT TV network CBS and cable provider Time Warner Cable ended their monthlong programming dispute on Monday and resumed broadcasts to millions of homes in New York, Dallas and Los Angeles. The agreement ended a blackout of CBS and CBS-owned channels ...

  2. Time Warner Cable, CBS Fee Row Escalates

    July 30, 2013 5:38 AM EDT The fee dispute between Time Warner Cable and CBS Corp. took an odd turn when the cable giant announced it was turning off the broadcaster in three major cities, then quickly reversed the decision. The two sides negotiated through the day Monday ...

  3. Lyor Cohen Stepping Down as Warner Music Chairman/CEO

    September 24, 2012 6:01 PM EDT Lyor Cohen, Chairman/CEO of Recorded Music for Warner Music Group, is stepping down from his post effective September 30, the company announced today. He had been at Warner since 2004, beginning as Chairman and CEO, US Recorded Music in March of t ...

  4. Business Matters: Digital Services Face 18 Months of Licensing Negotiations, Says Study; Cinram Files For Bankruptcy

    June 29, 2012 5:54 PM EDT Licensing Takes As Long As 18 Months, Says a Study Most everybody in the music business knows that new digital services have a tough road to license music from content owners. Few people know exactly how long it takes. Now they have a good estimat ...

  5. Bob Pittman, Clear Channel CEO, on the Digital 'Chaos,' AOL's Downfall at Milken Institute

    May 02, 2012 6:27 AM EDT At one time, AOL was the Internet's premiere "walled garden" of services and content. But the removal of that wall that began in 2006 "was probably the downfall of AOL," Bob Pittman said Tuesday. "Facebook is the seco ...

  6. Entertainment, Other Stocks End Flat After Dow Exceeds Milestone

    February 22, 2012 7:30 AM EST NEW YORK - U.S. stocks, including shares of entertainment conglomerates, finished Tuesday's trading day flattish after initial gains that pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average index above 13,000 for the first time since May 2008. Higher oil ...

  7. Billboard Power 100: Bob Pittman

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 23 Bob Pittman CEO Clear Channel Media Twitter: @PittmanRadio TV On The Radio... When it was announced last year that Clear Channel investor/chairman of media and entertainment platforms Bob Pittman was being promoted to CEO of the global comp ...

  8. Warner Music's $205 Million Loss: No Cause for 'Buyer's Remorse'

    December 09, 2011 8:09 AM EST In issuing the first annual financial report since Access Industries completed its acquisition of the Warner Music Group in July , the headline $205 million net loss the company reported will likely fuel more uneducated speculation about Access ha ...

  9. Warner Internal Memos: Bronfman, Blavatnik On Chairman Changes

    December 05, 2011 3:25 PM EST Warner Music Group Chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr., who stepped down as CEO earlier this year, announced to the company's staff in a memo today that he's relinquishing the chairman role as well. WMG, of course, was sold to Len Blavatnik' ...

  10. Bob Pittman Takes CEO Reins at Clear Channel Following IHeartRadio Concert

    October 03, 2011 8:11 AM EDT LOS ANGELES (AP) - On the heels of organizing a two-day concert in Las Vegas that kicked off Clear Channel's iHeartRadio online radio service, media veteran Bob Pittman was named Sunday as chief executive of its parent company, CC Media Holdi ...

  11. Edgar Bronfman's Next Task At Warner Music Group: EMI?

    August 19, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Is Warner Music Group getting ready to put Edgar Bronfman Jr. out to pasture? That may be the reading of some in the business following the company's announcement that the Warner CEO will swap jobs with chairman Stephen F. Cooper. But conside ...

  12. Warner Music CEO Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and Chairman Stephen Cooper Switch Jobs

    August 19, 2011 3:18 PM EDT Edgar Bronfman, Jr. and Stephen Cooper are switching roles with the former becoming the Warner Music Group chairman and the latter assuming the CEO position and responsible for the company's day-to-day operations. In a memo to employees , Bro ...

  13. Sony Shares Hit 52-Week Low Amid Global Market Sell-Off

    August 05, 2011 7:56 AM EDT UPDATED: The stocks of entertainment conglomerates Walt Disney and Time Warner are now down for the year-to-date period, News Corp. closed at the same price as at the end of 2010, while CBS Corp. and Viacom remain ahead of their 2010 closing price ...

  14. Business Matters: Why Warner Music and EMI Are Like Night and Day

    July 27, 2011 6:21 PM EDT Why Warner Music and EMI Are Like Night and Day -- There was a halfway interesting quote in an otherwise throwaway post at online music site Metronome. An unnamed senior executive at an unnamed company reportedly said of Warner, "the company ...

  15. Apple Shares Hit All-Time High

    July 18, 2011 8:10 PM EDT Apple traded at an all-time high Monday of $374.65 before closing a nickel beneath that milestone as investors positioned themselves for what is expected to be impressive quarterly earnings. Apple is scheduled to release financial details of its f ...

  16. Business Matters: Pandora Goes Public During Market Downturn, Not That it Matters

    June 15, 2011 5:10 PM EDT Pandora Goes Public During Market Downturn -- Not That it Matters -- Pandora's successful IPO arrives as the broader stock market has gone through a slump. But the timing isn't necessary bad. A cloudy market shouldn't be a problem f ...

  17. Disney is 2010's Top Licensor With $28.6 Billion in Retail Sales

    May 18, 2011 7:18 AM EDT NEW YORK - The Walt Disney Co.'s Disney Consumer Products unit once again ranked as the top licensor in the world in 2010 with $28.6 billion in retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide, according to an annual ranking by License! Global ...

  18. Disney's Rare Revenue Miss Hurts Shares

    May 11, 2011 7:05 AM EDT NEW YORK (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co reported a rare results miss after "Mars Needs Moms" capped a disappointing quarter at the U.S. box office, sending its shares down 3 percent. Strong advertising growth at sports network ESPN and a ris ...

  19. Warner Music Group's Latest Quarter Aims to Justify its $3.3 Billion Price Tag

    May 10, 2011 12:39 PM EDT Warner Music Group posted relatively upbeat results for its second fiscal quarter on Tuesday, less than a week after the company agreed to be acquired by Access Industries for $3.3 billion . The results were a glimpse into the reasons why Access w ...

  20. Viacom's Philippe Dauman Tops Wall Street Journal's Highest-Paid CEOs List

    May 09, 2011 12:11 PM EDT CEOs of media, entertainment and TV giants claimed five of the top 10 spots on a Wall Street Journal list of executives with the highest compensation for 2010 . The median value of salaries, bonuses and long-term incentive awards for the CEOs of 3 ...

  21. Warner Music Bidding Down to Three, More Could Join

    April 18, 2011 2:58 PM EDT The race for Warner Music Group is now down to the three most credible bids but the board would consider more bidders, according to a person with knowledge of the discussions. These three companies were identified by a Bloomberg report as Yucaipa ...

  22. Myspace Music Loses Another Exec: CTO Dmitry Shapiro

    April 14, 2011 6:20 PM EDT In the latest in a string of departures from the struggling Myspace Music, Dmitry Shapiro revealed today that he is leaving to form a new company. Shapiro announced the move on his Twitter feed . Shapiro joined Myspace in June of last year as Chie ...

  23. Live Nation and Warner Music By The Numbers

    April 01, 2011 10:56 AM EDT Since Live Nation has bid on Warner Music Group's recorded music division, it's worth asking what the financial statements of a combined company would look like. Adding the revenue is easy - Warner breaks out revenue by division. But War ...

  24. Kings of Leon Tapped For NCAA Tournament Push

    March 03, 2011 3:43 PM EST CBS and Turner Sports are turning to Kings of Leon to add some star-power to their upcoming March Madness coverage. Beginning Friday, the companies will roll out a multi-platform campaign featuring tournament footage weaved into a music video for ...

  25. @CES 2011 Update: Time Warner CEO on Cord-Cutting; Rock Band For Smartphones, Home Video DRM

    January 07, 2011 12:00 AM EST Among the latest news coming out of CES are Time-Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes take on the theory of cord-cutting as well as new product announcements like Rock Band for smartphones, the Ultraviolet digital rights management system for home video and Son ...

  26. Dispute Between Time Warner & Sinclair Broadcast Group May Jeopardize Broadcast of Bowl Games And 'Glee' (Gasp!)

    December 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Time Warner Cable Inc. customers from Portland, Maine, to Pensacola, Fla., could lose access to one of their network TV stations because of a contract dispute with Sinclair Broadcast Group. The dust-up between Sinclair and Time Warner is one of a ...

  27. Cinram Reups With Warner Music Group

    November 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Canadian replicator Cinram International Income Fund may have stopped making DVDs for Warner Home Video, but it has reupped with Warner Music Group to supply recorded music products in the U.S., Canada and parts of Europe. "We are delighted t ...

  28. Report: AOL, Buyout Firms Mulling Bid For Yahoo

    October 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Yahoo Inc.'s inability to snap out of a financial funk may be about to turn the embattled Internet company into a takeover target for the second time in less than three years. That possibility, floated in a story posted online late Wednesday ...

  29. Time Warner Cable Launches Talent Contest

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Cable has launched Alcanza la Fama (Reach Fame) a music talent contest where the winner will get to appear on Time Warner spots and will also get their own music video, produced by an expert in the field. The contest, a partnership wit ...

  30. Mid-Year Investments Wrap: Download, Streaming Services Lead the Way

    July 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT There wasn't exactly a windfall of investments flowing to music-related startups in the first half of 2010, but they are still attracting investors' interest. There were 30 investment deals in the first half of 2010, according to Billboa ...

  31. AOL To Sell Bebo

    June 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AOL Inc will sell its Bebo social network site to private investment firm Criterion Capital Partners for an undisclosed sum, as it tries to restructure its business and deal with declining revenue. Thursday's (June 17) announcement comes as A ...

  32. MySpace Music Hires Former Veoh Head Shapiro

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Dmitry Shapiro, the former CEO of the Veoh video sharing site has joined MySpace Music as its chief technology officer. From the release: Shapiro will be responsible for all aspects of technical developments for the MySpace Music platform, includi ...

  33. Billboard.biz Q&A: Qlipso CEO Jon Goldman

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The discarded assets of distressed video site Veoh are helping an early stage company build its own business. Qlipso acquired the assets of online video site Veoh in mid-March. At the time, Veoh was in the process of filing for bankruptcy due in p ...

  34. Business Matters: iPad, Veoh, Sirius, Chatimprove and more

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- About 40% of the cost of an iPad ’s components deal with touching and seeing the device, according to iSuppli. The 16 GB version contains $259 worth of components that constitute 52% of the $499 retail price. At the high end, the $699 64 GB ver ...

  35. AOL Says To Sell Or Shut Down Bebo In 2010

    April 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AOL Inc plans to find a buyer for its social networking site Bebo, for which it paid $850 million in 2008, or shut it down. The level of competition in social networking makes it difficult for the company to fight larger players such as Facebook a ...

  36. Veoh Closing Down, UMG Lawsuit Blamed

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Online video sharing site Veoh is going out of business. The AllThingsD blog says it cut the entire staff yesterday and a bankruptcy filing is expected soon. So far no word on exactly what happened, but one of Veoh's boardmembers, Todd Dagres ...

  37. Analysis: The Potential In Live Nation Entertainment

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Here's the Live Nation-Ticketmaster merger in a nutshell: a company with nearly a 40% gross margin percentage and a slight but positive net profit (Ticketmaster) is going to build a live events powerhouse with a company with a 20% gross margi ...

  38. Business Matters: We7, Live Nation, Ticketmaster

    December 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- Continuing its series on executive Q&As on the topic of ad-supported music, Music Ally talks to We7's Steve Purdham . While Purdham� ...

  39. Court Rules In Favor In WMG Chairman Bronfman

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. scored another legal victory on Monday. The New York State Court of Appeals upheld a previous court ruling dismissing a $100 million lawsuit filed against Bronfman two years ago by Simon & Schuste ...

  40. AOL Chief: Online Content Can Be 'Much Better'

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online content can be "much better" and will be the focus of the next development stage of the Internet, AOL chairman and CEO Tim Armstrong said here Friday. "That's why we are making such a big bet there," he said during ...

  41. Business Matters: EMI, The Pirate Bay, UMG

    September 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Business Matters is a daily column that offers insight, analysis and opinion on the day's news. -- According to a report at Financial News, EMI 's performance has improved to the point it will not require a capital infusion from lenders ...

  42. Time Warner To Separate AOL Near Year End

    May 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Inc on Thursday made official plans to separate its AOL division sometime around the end of this year, a widely expected move that sheds one of the media company's weakest divisions. Time Warner, which for months has signaled such ...

  43. Time Warner Names Google's Armstrong As AOL Chief

    March 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Time Warner Inc has named Google executive Tim Armstrong to lead AOL, in what was seen as a bold move to reverse the fortunes of the struggling Internet unit in preparation for a spin-off. The hire was a welcome surprise to Wall Street analysts, w ...

  44. Digital Briefs: UMG vs. Veoh, Spotify, CD Baby

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - The judge overseeing Universal Music Group's lawsuit against Veoh ruled that the company's investors could not be included in the labels' copyright infringement claims. - On-demand music discovery service Lp33.tv added A&R exe ...

  45. Digital Briefs: Veoh, YouLicense, ID Interactive

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST - Online video service Veoh won a slight reprieve when the judge presiding over Universal Music Group's copyright infringement lawsuit against the company refused to grant the label's request for a summary judgment. - Music licensing pla ...

  46. Viacom, Time Warner Cable Strike Deal

    January 01, 2009 12:00 AM EST After running past the initial midnight deadline and into 2009, Viacom and Time Warner Cable reached a tentative deal to keep MTV Networks' 19 channels on the MSO's 13.3 million households nationwide. Although Viacom threatened to shut o ...

  47. Blackout Looms As Time Warner, Viacom Talks Stall

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Viacom Inc and Time Warner Cable remained at a standoff on Wednesday, but were hopeful that top executives would step in to resolve a dispute that threatens to prevent more than 13 million U.S. subscribers from seeing "Dora the Explorer" ...

  48. Lawsuit Against Warner Chief Dismissed

    December 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST An appellate court dismissed the remaining two claims in a lawsuit brought against Warner Music Group chief executive Edgar Bronfman Jr. by a former CEO of publisher Simon & Schuster who claimed he helped conceive the 2003 buyout of Warner but ...

  49. Andre 3000 Sued For 'Class' Cartoon

    December 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST Outkast's Andre "Andre 3000" Benjamin, along with the Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting, is being sued for $2 million in damages by a Boston postal worker who claims they ripped off his idea for an animated series about a grou ...

  50. Yahoo Searches For New CEO

    November 18, 2008 12:00 AM EST Yahoo Inc said Jerry Yang will step down as chief executive as soon as the board finds a replacement, sending its shares up 4% on hopes his departure will clear the way for a deal with Microsoft. Yang -- who will return to his former role focusing ...

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