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May 27, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seagram Co. emerged last week as the world's music superpower after its announcement that it would acquire PolyGram for a whopping $10.6 billion--an unprecedented deal in music business history that required more than a year of intense back-room analysis and negotiations. The tentative deal to buy PolyGram from Dutch electronics giant Philips is being billed by analysts and rival executives as a shrewd move.
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May 27, 1998 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seagram Co. emerged last week as the world's music superpower after its announcement that it would acquire PolyGram for a whopping $10.6 billion--an unprecedented deal in music business history that required more than a year of intense back-room analysis and negotiations. The tentative deal to buy PolyGram from Dutch electronics giant Philips is being billed by analysts and rival executives as a shrewd move.
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April 9, 1995 | JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Barring any unforeseen glitches, liquor giant Seagram Co. will announce its 80% acquisition of MCA Inc. from Japanese electronics titan Matsushita Electric Industrial this afternoon for about $5.6 billion, according to sources close to the transaction. Seagram Chief Executive Edgar M. Bronfman Jr. was in New York on Saturday, sources said, and expects to be in Los Angeles today for the announcement.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1995 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Malone, president of Tele-Communications Inc., said his company is not interested in acquiring the MCA Inc. movie studio from its parent company in Japan, Matsushita Electric Industrial. "We're not buying MCA," Malone said Tuesday. "I haven't met with Matsushita in 14 months." TCI, the giant cable company, previously held talks with the Japanese-based conglomerate, reportedly regarding a possible sale of all or part of its MCA studio. Attention continues to focus on Seagram Co.
BUSINESS
June 8, 1993 | ALAN CITRON
One of the great guessing games on Wall Street these days is whether Seagram Co. will turn out to be a friend or foe to Time Warner management after revealing that it plans to buy as much as 15% of the entertainment giant. But one thing that's already certain is that Seagram President Edgar M. Bronfman Jr. won't have to look far for guidance. Stephen E.
BUSINESS
December 28, 2007 | Michelle Quinn, Times Staff Writer
One of the strongest rivals to Apple Inc.'s iTunes Store got stronger Thursday when Warner Music Group said it would sell digital songs without anti-piracy protection through Amazon.com Inc. The move is an about-face for Warner Music, which became the third of the big four record labels to start selling digital downloads in the unencrypted MP3 format that lets songs be played on any portable device and copied onto multiple computers.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1995 | JAMES BATES
It's appropriate that the first word in Time Warner Inc. is time. Investors in the company need plenty of it. Except for a brief flirtation above $40 a share in late 1994, Time Warner's stock has muddled along, trading in the 30s for most of the last two years despite a record-setting stock market. On Thursday, the stock fell 25 cents to $37.625, roughly the same place it was at in March, 1993. Nobody said it would be easy making the biggest media merger in history work.
NEWS
February 4, 1995 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The private legal bills of President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton are mounting much faster than contributions to their defense fund, threatening to saddle them with multimillion-dollar legal fees for years. The trustees of the Presidential Legal Expense Trust, in the first accounting of the Clintons' defense fund, disclosed Friday that they collected $608,000 from 5,865 donors from all 50 states in six months last year.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 1996
Money. Power. Glitz. They will all be on display Thursday when Hollywood throws one of its biggest political fund-raising bashes in years on the sprawling grounds of Greenacres, the old Harold Lloyd estate in Beverly Hills. President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton will be the guests of honor at the gala, which is expected to draw more than 1,000 guests, including movie stars, studio executives and even a billionaire or two.
BUSINESS
July 18, 1996 | THOMAS S. MULLIGAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With the agreement in principle announced Wednesday to clear the way for Time Warner Inc.'s $6.5-billion acquisition of Turner Broadcasting System Inc., Gerald Levin has again proved his mettle as a deal maker. Bigger challenges lie ahead of him as a manager, however, as he tries to make the giant entertainment and media conglomerate live up to its global potential.
BUSINESS
May 28, 1993 | ALAN CITRON
When "Chariots of Fire" producer David Puttnam was trying to move from advertising to entertainment two decades ago, a teen-ager gave him his first big break. Edgar M. Bronfman Jr. was only 14, but already angling for a serious career in show business when he persuaded his father to put up two-thirds of the financing for a Puttnam project called "Melody."
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