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September 19, 1989 | IRV LETOFSKY, Times staff writer
Brian Wilson, the eccentric creative force behind the fun-in-the-sun Beach Boys, is charging his music publisher with fraud and seeking $50 million in royalties lost over 20 years and $50 million in punitive damages. The singer-composer filed suit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Irving Music, the publishing company owned by A&M General Corp., which also is named along with four other divisions--A&M Records, Rondor Music International, Almo Music and Almo/Irving Music.
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March 28, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, is in talks to buy Rondor Music for $400 million to $500 million, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Rondor Music was started in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, the founders and former co-heads of A&M Records. The Hollywood Reporter earlier today reported that the talks were in an advanced stage.
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BUSINESS
March 28, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Seagram Co.'s Universal Music Group, the world's largest record company, is in talks to buy Rondor Music for $400 million to $500 million, according to a person familiar with the discussions. Rondor Music was started in 1962 by Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss, the founders and former co-heads of A&M Records. The Hollywood Reporter earlier today reported that the talks were in an advanced stage.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 19, 1989 | IRV LETOFSKY, Times staff writer
Brian Wilson, the eccentric creative force behind the fun-in-the-sun Beach Boys, is charging his music publisher with fraud and seeking $50 million in royalties lost over 20 years and $50 million in punitive damages. The singer-composer filed suit Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court against Irving Music, the publishing company owned by A&M General Corp., which also is named along with four other divisions--A&M Records, Rondor Music International, Almo Music and Almo/Irving Music.
BUSINESS
May 2, 2002 | RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the latest setback for Vivendi Universal CEO Jean-Marie Messier, Vivendi has disclosed that the company may incur an off-balance-sheet charge of up to $1.1 billion as the result of a complex financing arrangement. Vivendi said this week that it committed in 2001 to buy back 19.7 million of its own shares at prices between $54 and $73 as part of a plan to raise money to pay for management stock options. The buyback would cost it $634 million to $1.
BUSINESS
August 16, 1996
Del Mayberry has been promoted senior vice president of finance and Jonathan Littman has been named vice president of drama development for Fox Broadcasting. * Elizabeth Cantillon has been named executive vice president of production for Turner Pictures. * Michael Davies was promoted to senior vice president of development for Buena Vista Productions. * Clifford H. Friedman was appointed senior vice president for Universal New Media Group. Bernard P.
BUSINESS
May 4, 2002 | RICHARD VERRIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another symbolic blow to Vivendi Universal Chief Executive Jean-Marie Messier, Moody's Investors Service said Friday that it had downgraded the long-term debt ratings of the French media giant amid concerns about the company's debt level and Messier's growth-by-acquisition strategy. Moody's lowered Vivendi's rating one level to Baa3 with a stable outlook. The classification is Moody's lowest investment-grade rating--one notch above "junk" status assigned to speculative investments.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 1996 | SHAUNA SNOW
POP/ROCK Still No. 1 but Slipping: Pearl Jam's "No Code" was the nation's top-selling album for the second consecutive week, but the latest collection from the Seattle rock band is not moving as briskly as retailers had expected. The album sold about 146,000 copies during its second week in stores, down considerably from the previous week, when it sold nearly 367,000 units, according to SoundScan. The band's last two albums, 1993's "Vs."
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