January 16, 1998 |
A coalition of record industry officials joined civil rights leader Jesse Jackson on Thursday in New York to discuss racism and sexism in the entertainment business. The panel, which included representatives from PolyGram, Walt Disney Co. and the chairwoman of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, examined the economic status of minorities in the music business, where black and female artists generate huge profits but rarely participate in the running of corporations.
February 25, 2002 |
Sales of recorded music and music videos in the U.S. plunged 4.1% to $13.7 billion last year, according to figures from the Recording Industry of America. The data confirm earlier statistics showing the music industry has fallen into the worst sales slump in at least a decade. Record executives say they are being crushed by a combination of spiraling marketing and radio promotion costs, online piracy and economic sluggishness. RIAA officials also said shipments of music products plummeted 10.
January 15, 1995 |
The Recording Industry Assn. of America and SoundScan agree that the biggest-selling album of 1994 was "The Lion King." But that's where the agreement ends. The Washington-based RIAA--a trade association that represents the nation's record conglomerates--declared in a year-end media blitz that the Disney soundtrack album sold a staggering 7 million copies since its spring release.
April 16, 2012 |
Contrasting the results of the first Gallup daily presidential poll , CNN and ORC International have found President Obama in possession of a 9-point lead over presumed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. The 52%-43% split in favor of the president runs counter to Gallup's results, which placed the former Massachusetts governor in the lead with 47% to Obama's 45%. Results of a poll delving deeper into the candidates themselves also leaned in Obama's favor.
October 5, 2012 |
SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show Romney's debate victory; President Obama's challenges. (N) 3 p.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today 2012 election; 25th anniversary of "The Princess Bride"; the reality series "Big Ang. " (N) 6 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America (N) 6 a.m. KABC State of the Union With Candy Crowley 2012 election, battleground states: State Atty. Gen. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio)
October 18, 2002 |
A bill designed to save small Internet radio stations from bankruptcy foundered Thursday, failing to win final approval from the Senate before lawmakers adjourned until after the November elections. Many Webcasters face a potentially ruinous day of reckoning Sunday, when four years' worth of back royalties are due to be paid. The bill by House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.
May 5, 2001 |
In response to continued congressional pressure to stop marketing music containing mature-themed language to children, recording industry officials late this week said they would form a new parental advisory task force. "We are going to do a better job--in particular, in those areas pointed out in the [Federal Trade Commission] report where the industry's own implementation of its own guidelines was lacking," said Recording Industry Assn. of America President Hilary Rosen.
September 21, 2000 |
House leaders have approved a bill reversing a measure that could have prevented artists from reclaiming ownership of their old recordings from record labels. Lawmakers last year backed a four-line amendment to copyright law that changed a law artists say gives them ownership of their "sound recordings" 35 years after they debut. After protests from musicians, the House unanimously passed a bill Tuesday returning the law to its former state.
April 13, 2002 |
The recording industry is having a cow over an ad campaign that features a Holstein singing along to a hip-hop cover of a Gordon Lightfoot tune. The cow singing "Sundown" is part of Gateway Inc.'s new campaign taking a stand in the burgeoning battle over digital music. "Gateway supports your right to enjoy digital music legally," the ad concludes.
March 20, 2002 |
A fight between recording artists and their music labels continued before the state Senate on Tuesday, offering an inside view of economics and tensions in a troubled industry. Singer Don Henley of the Eagles and others intent on ending binding long-term contracts in the recording industry battled publicly a third time with entertainment executives who said labor law changes would "make a bad situation worse."