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May 4, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Time Warner Inc. Chairman Gerald M. Levin's decision to oust his top record executive won him kudos Wednesday in the music industry, but insiders are wondering how shareholders will react to the latest corporate shake-up when they gather in New York later this month for their annual meeting. Under pressure from investors to reduce his company's $15-billion debt load, Levin is expected to use the May 18 meeting as an opportunity to calm shareholders and sketch out his plans for the media giant.
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November 7, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Morgado, former chairman of Time Warner Inc.'s music group, was sued for $40 million on claims that he reneged on a Chinese entertainment venture and slandered a popular TV host. The suit filed in New York State Supreme Court by Lan Yang Wu, host of the popular "Lan Yang Horizon" Chinese TV show, and other plaintiffs, accuses Morgado of breach of contract and slander in connection with a deal for the venture.
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BUSINESS
November 7, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Morgado, former chairman of Time Warner Inc.'s music group, was sued for $40 million on claims that he reneged on a Chinese entertainment venture and slandered a popular TV host. The suit filed in New York State Supreme Court by Lan Yang Wu, host of the popular "Lan Yang Horizon" Chinese TV show, and other plaintiffs, accuses Morgado of breach of contract and slander in connection with a deal for the venture.
BUSINESS
May 4, 1995 | CHUCK PHILIPS and JAMES BATES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Time Warner Inc. Chairman Gerald M. Levin's decision to oust his top record executive won him kudos Wednesday in the music industry, but insiders are wondering how shareholders will react to the latest corporate shake-up when they gather in New York later this month for their annual meeting. Under pressure from investors to reduce his company's $15-billion debt load, Levin is expected to use the May 18 meeting as an opportunity to calm shareholders and sketch out his plans for the media giant.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS and ROBERT HILBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary co-founder of Atlantic Records, leaves his Manhattan brownstone most weekdays just before noon for the 10-minute ride to his office at Time Warner headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza. Ertegun--whose signings over the last 47 years range from Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin--had a different destination in mind, however, when he slipped into the back seat of his chauffeured Mercedes sedan on the last Thursday in October.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 24, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Doug Morris, co-chair and CEO of the Atlantic Group, is also a big winner in the Interscope success story. As the only executive in the music industry willing to gamble on Jimmy Iovine and Ted Field, he has increased dramatically his already rising stock in Time Warner's $4-billion music division.
BUSINESS
October 29, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The roller-coaster ride at Warner Music Group took another sudden turn Friday with Danny Goldberg, president of Warner's Atlantic Records label, being offered the chairmanship of Warner Bros. Records. Goldberg declined to comment. But sources said the 44-year-old former manager of such top acts as Bonnie Raitt and Nirvana was likely to take the job--though he had not made a decision yet. The job offer follows a tumultuous power struggle at Time Warner Inc.'
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1993 | Bruce Haring, Robert Hilburn and\f7 Chuck\f7 Philips
The talk in the record industry, especially during the lucrative holiday sales season, is normally about what acts are selling. And this week's race between Guns N' Roses and Snoop Doggy Dogg for the No. 1 spot on the album charts is certainly generating its share of speculation. But the topic at lunch tables from the Ivy to the Palm is what's happening at the top at Warner Bros. Records.
BUSINESS
October 25, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Tensions mounted Monday at Time Warner Inc.'s New York headquarters as Warner Bros. Records President Lenny Waronker rejected an offer to take control of the label in January when Chairman Mo Ostin steps down. "As much as I love this company and its artist roster, I just can't take this job," said the 52-year-old executive, who sources predict will leave the flagship label of Time Warner's $5.4-billion music division before his contract expires in 1996.
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March 31, 2003 | Myrna Oliver, Times Staff Writer
Henry Droz, whom Billboard magazine called "one of the architects of music distribution," has died at the age of 76. Droz, a pioneer of the branch distribution system for CDs and other recordings, died Thursday in Los Angeles of cardiac arrhythmia, his family said. Most recently, he had come out of retirement to become president and later chairman of Universal Music & Video Distribution.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 14, 1994 | CHUCK PHILIPS and ROBERT HILBURN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Ahmet Ertegun, the legendary co-founder of Atlantic Records, leaves his Manhattan brownstone most weekdays just before noon for the 10-minute ride to his office at Time Warner headquarters in Rockefeller Plaza. Ertegun--whose signings over the last 47 years range from Aretha Franklin to Led Zeppelin--had a different destination in mind, however, when he slipped into the back seat of his chauffeured Mercedes sedan on the last Thursday in October.
BUSINESS
May 8, 1995 | JAMES BATES
The Beverly Hills Sports Council, an agency that represents such top athletes as Mike Piazza, Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco, is organizing an upcoming seminar for sports agents that includes as its featured speaker someone who knows a thing or two about representing athletes, albeit not in the usual sense. Addressing the subject of "Damage Control and the Athlete" is O.J. Simpson defense lawyer Robert Shapiro.
NEWS
July 3, 1992 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Media giant Time Warner Inc. is under fire again--this time for its alleged involvement with a rap album said to contain artwork and lyrics advocating the assassination of President Bush. Officials at the New York State Sheriffs' Assn.
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