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September 25, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Singer Seeks to Buy Stake in Sony Music Publishing: Michael Jackson is in the early stages of talks to buy 50% of Sony Music Publishing, the Sony Corp. arm that owns and administers song copyrights, the trade paper Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Jackson would merge his ATV Music Publishing company, which owns Beatles, Elvis Presley and Little Richard copyrights, with Sony Music Publishing, the paper said.
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October 29, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Breaking from the rest of the entertainment industry, record giant Sony BMG is cooperating with the Grokster file-sharing network on a venture that combines free music sampling with paid downloads. Dubbed "Mashboxx," the venture marks a surprising alliance between a major record label and an online network that the entertainment industry has blamed for rampant piracy.
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October 29, 2004 | Jon Healey, Times Staff Writer
Breaking from the rest of the entertainment industry, record giant Sony BMG is cooperating with the Grokster file-sharing network on a venture that combines free music sampling with paid downloads. Dubbed "Mashboxx," the venture marks a surprising alliance between a major record label and an online network that the entertainment industry has blamed for rampant piracy.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2000 | From Reuters
Music giants Sony Music and Universal Music said Tuesday they had joined forces to launch a subscription-based digital music service, which experts say could be the next big trend in distributing music on the Web. Also Tuesday, music-downloading company MP3.com Inc. said it had launched a classical music subscription service. The announcements follow a federal judge's ruling last week that MP3.
BUSINESS
May 3, 2000 | From Reuters
Music giants Sony Music and Universal Music said Tuesday they had joined forces to launch a subscription-based digital music service, which experts say could be the next big trend in distributing music on the Web. Also Tuesday, music-downloading company MP3.com Inc. said it had launched a classical music subscription service. The announcements follow a federal judge's ruling last week that MP3.
BUSINESS
July 2, 1993
Gov. Pete Wilson named five new members to the California Film Commission, started in 1985 to support the state's motion picture industry. They include Harmony Holdings Chief Financial Officer Mark Hubbard, Dryer Productions executive Linda R. Dryer, TV producer Marie G. Kelley, Fields Entertainment partner Leonard F. Hill and Pacific Star Productions President Joseph A. Destein. Film Carlotta Florio has been promoted to vice president of special projects for Columbia Pictures.
BUSINESS
April 18, 2007
Sony/ATV Music Publishing said it bought the catalog of award-winning songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, including such hits as "Hound Dog" and "Jailhouse Rock." Terms were not disclosed, although the catalog is valued at about $50 million, industry executives said. Seagate Technology said its fiscal third-quarter profit fell 22% because of a tough pricing environment, slower-than-expected demand and acquisition costs.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2008 | From Reuters
The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is in talks with major music companies to sell its catalog of Broadway musical show tunes for between $150 million and $200 million, according to people familiar with the matter. EMI Music Publishing, Sony Corp's Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Vivendi's Universal Music Publishing and Warner/Chappell Music Publishing are all looking over the catalog, which includes songs from shows such as "The Sound of Music," "The King and I" and "South Pacific."
BUSINESS
February 28, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Martin Bandier was named chairman and CEO of Sony/ATV Music Publishing, a venture partly owned by Michael Jackson that controls copyrights for songs by artists such as the Beatles and Jimi Hendrix, Sony Corp. of America said. Bandier, a veteran music executive, also is making an undisclosed investment in Sony/ATV, the company said. Bandier will join Sony/ATV effective April 1. He is currently chairman and joint chief executive of EMI Music Publishing.
BUSINESS
June 3, 1994
Total album and single sales of CDs and cassettes for the week ended May 29, compared to week-ago and year-ago levels, in millions of units: Latest week: Albums: 9.5 Singles: 1.8 Week-ago: Albums: 9.1 Singles: 1.8 Year-ago Albums: 8.6 Singles: 1.8 Hits Magazine Tip of the Week The race to acquire Famous Music Publishing from debt-heavy Viacom is about to heat up, with industry chatter saying the sale's point man, CAA's Michael Ovitz, is encountering some very copyright-hungry suitors.
BUSINESS
September 25, 1995 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Singer Seeks to Buy Stake in Sony Music Publishing: Michael Jackson is in the early stages of talks to buy 50% of Sony Music Publishing, the Sony Corp. arm that owns and administers song copyrights, the trade paper Hollywood Reporter said Friday. Jackson would merge his ATV Music Publishing company, which owns Beatles, Elvis Presley and Little Richard copyrights, with Sony Music Publishing, the paper said.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1995
Charles Rivkin has been named co-president and chief operating officer of Jim Henson Productions. He is the first person outside the Henson family to hold that position. Rivkin will share the title of president with Brian Henson, who remains chief executive. Brian is the son of the late founder, Jim Henson. Rivkin joined the company in 1988 and most recently was executive vice president. * Richard Klubeck has been named vice president of legal affairs for Castle Rock Entertainment.
BUSINESS
December 4, 1998 | From Reuters
Michael Jackson, the king of pop whose "Thriller" recording is the top-selling album of all time, plans to sell royalties generated by the Beatles, Bob Dylan and other musicians, sources said Thursday. Jackson follows on the heels of another pop icon--David Bowie--who sold music royalties with the help of Wall Street bankers.
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