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EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment
July 10, 2008 - Global | Legal and Management | Record Labels
The European Union's highest court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that annulled the European Commission's approval of a merger between the Sony Music and BMG record labels. » Full Story
Coldplay Extends Euro Chart Reign
July 10, 2008 - Global
Coldplay starts a third week at No. 1 on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends" (Parlophone/EMI). » Full Story
Merlin Cautions Members On Last.fm Program
July 10, 2008 - Global | Digital and Mobile | Indies
Merlin, the global rights body for independent music, has alerted its 12,000-plus members to Last.fm's newly launched artist royalty program, warning some of its license terms and conditions appear "ambiguous" and "open to legal interpretation." » Full Story
Cocker To Headline New Israel Fest
July 10, 2008 - Global
Israel has a new summer festival. Organizers have booked Joe Cocker to headline the inaugural Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins Aug. 26 at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in the Gilboa municipality of northern Israel. » Full Story
Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200
July 09, 2008 - Retail
Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. » Full Story
OurStage Aims To Connect Bands With Talent Buyers
July 09, 2008 - Touring
OurStage.com has launched a new online tool to help up-and-coming acts book concerts, while allowing music venue talent buyers to browse for new talent on the road. » Full Story
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EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment
July 10, 2008 -
The European Union's highest court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that annulled the European Commission's approval of a merger between the Sony Music and BMG record labels. » Full Story
Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200
July 09, 2008 -
Warner Music Shares Drop On Weak Industry Data
July 08, 2008 -
TOURING
Cocker To Headline New Israel Fest
July 10, 2008 -
Israel has a new summer festival. Organizers have booked Joe Cocker to headline the inaugural Gilboa Co-existence Festival, which begins Aug. 26 at the 6,000-capacity Charod Springs Amphitheatre in the Gilboa municipality of northern Israel. » Full Story
Banda El Recodo Seals Booking Deal
July 10, 2008 -
OurStage Aims To Connect Bands With Talent Buyers
July 09, 2008 -
BRANDING
Tunetribe Founder Traynor Picks Frukt
July 08, 2008 -
Specialist music strategy and communications agency Frukt has hired Tunetribe.com co-founder Ronnie Traynor to head up its business development activities. » Full Story
MLB Links With Projekt Revolution
July 07, 2008 -
MasterCard Campaign Offers Free UMG Downloads
July 03, 2008 -
DIGITAL / MOBILE
Merlin Cautions Members On Last.fm Program
July 10, 2008 -
Merlin, the global rights body for independent music, has alerted its 12,000-plus members to Last.fm's newly launched artist royalty program, warning some of its license terms and conditions appear "ambiguous" and "open to legal interpretation." » Full Story
OurStage Aims To Connect Bands With Talent Buyers
July 09, 2008 -
INgrooves Inks New Artist, Label Deals
July 09, 2008 -
INDIES
Merlin Cautions Members On Last.fm Program
July 10, 2008 -
Merlin, the global rights body for independent music, has alerted its 12,000-plus members to Last.fm's newly launched artist royalty program, warning some of its license terms and conditions appear "ambiguous" and "open to legal interpretation." » Full Story
INgrooves Inks New Artist, Label Deals
July 09, 2008 -
TFD Music Opens
July 09, 2008 -
GLOBAL
Merlin Cautions Members On Last.fm Program
July 10, 2008 -
Merlin, the global rights body for independent music, has alerted its 12,000-plus members to Last.fm's newly launched artist royalty program, warning some of its license terms and conditions appear "ambiguous" and "open to legal interpretation." » Full Story
EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment
July 10, 2008 -
Coldplay Extends Euro Chart Reign
July 10, 2008 -
LEGAL & MANAGEMENT
EU High Court Throws Out Sony BMG Annulment
July 10, 2008 -
The European Union's highest court on Thursday threw out a lower court ruling that annulled the European Commission's approval of a merger between the Sony Music and BMG record labels. » Full Story
ISPs On The Agenda At BPI AGM
July 09, 2008 -
EMI, Infospace Settle Suit
July 07, 2008 -
PUBLISHING
OFT OKs Universal's Big Life Buy
July 09, 2008 -
The U.K.'s Office of Fair Trading has cleared Universal Music Publishing Group's acquisition of Big Life Music. » Full Story
Cherry Lane Continues Deal With Icon
July 08, 2008 -
NMPA Names Rosenthal Senior VP
July 08, 2008 -
RETAIL
Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200
July 09, 2008 -
Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. » Full Story
Allen, Wolk Take New Roles At ADA
July 07, 2008 -
Glastonbury Shines On, Retailers Say
July 03, 2008 -
RADIO
CHRISTIAN
Spinnaker Acquires HearItFirst From EMI
June 02, 2008
Spinnaker Media has acquired music discovery Web site HearItFirst.com from EMI Christian Music Group. » Full Story
CLASSICAL
Koch Distr. Expands Classical Roster
July 09, 2008
Koch Distribution has announced today they have struck deals with two classical labels. » Full Story
Zimmer, Howard To Perform At 'Dark Knight' Premiere
July 02, 2008
Yared To Conduct Minghella Tribute
June 30, 2008
COUNTRY
Loveless Signs With Saguaro Road For Classic Set
July 09, 2008
Country star Patty Loveless will release an album on recently launched Saguaro Road Records, Billboard.biz has learned. » Full Story
Promo Vet Young Joins Country Thunder, Permian
July 08, 2008
Veteran Bradley Joins BMI
July 02, 2008
DANCE
AATW: They Got The Beat
July 08, 2008
When the Beatles sang of "four thousand holes in Blackburn Lancashire" in their sublime 1967 song "A Day in the Life," the puzzling lyric gave the northern English city its first music industry name-check. Now, one company is going a step further. » Full Story
French Artists Find A U.S. Audience
June 13, 2008
Dance Party Island Ibiza Plots 2008 Comeback
May 27, 2008
R&B; / HIP-HOP
Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200
July 09, 2008
Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. » Full Story
Teairra Mari Returns With New Interscope Project
July 08, 2008
Kem, Whalum, Ayers Lead Lineup For 21st Long Beach Jazz Fest
July 08, 2008
LATIN
Banda El Recodo Seals Booking Deal
July 10, 2008
Mexico's venerable Banda El Recodo de Don Cruz Lizárraga has signed a booking agreement with Nueva Generación Music Group Inc. » Full Story
IODA Adds Fuego And MCD Entertainment
July 09, 2008
Sony Ericsson Preps AM/FM Radio Device
July 08, 2008
ROCK
Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200
July 09, 2008
Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. » Full Story
Smashing Pumpkins Unveil August, November Dates
July 09, 2008
New Franz Ferdinand Track Leads 'Madden' Soundtrack
July 08, 2008
JAZZ
Kem, Whalum, Ayers Lead Lineup For 21st Long Beach Jazz Fest
July 08, 2008
The 21st annual Long Beach Jazz Festival will take place Aug. 8-10 at Rainbow Lagoon Park in Long Beach, Calif. » Full Story
PBS's 'Soundstage' Unveils Summer Lineup
June 25, 2008
Hancock, Hiromi Deliver At 30th Playboy Jazz Fest
June 16, 2008
 
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