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January 6, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Seagram's Universal Music Group has named Republic Records co-founder Monte Lipman president of its Universal Records label. The move follows Universal's purchase of Republic, home to such hit pop acts Chumbawamba, Godsmack and rapper Lil' Troy.
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November 26, 2005 | Chris Lee
Each week the spotlight will be on musicians who are making a commercial breakthrough. -- Chris Lee * Chamillionaire "The Sound of Revenge" Universal Records Artist info: The Houston rapper (whose name is pronounced "ka-millionaire") scored an urban radio hit this month with his single, "Turn It Up" (featuring Lil' Flip).
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BUSINESS
November 26, 1997 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Less than two years ago, music veteran Doug Morris launched a tiny New York label with a unique management philosophy. Morris, 57, who had just been fired as domestic chief of Time Warner's music division, decided to build a record company with a diverse, multicultural staff and executive team. The label was financed by Seagram, which later hired Morris to run its global music division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 61,000 people who applied to or attended Sonoma State University between 1995 and 2002 were accessed by a hacker last month, the university said Monday. Katharyn Crabbe, the school's vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the hacker got into the files through seven campus computer workstations.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2003 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Unable to persuade a major record corporation to buy a chunk of his Bad Boy label, rap entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs on Thursday settled for a distribution pact with Universal Records valued at more than $20 million, sources said. Lucrative as it might seem, the deal is a far cry from the $100-million joint venture Combs began shopping last fall to industry captains. Sources said AOL Time Warner Inc.'s and Sony Corp.'
BUSINESS
December 1, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Universal Records has signed a distribution deal with Blackground Enterprises, which releases music by R&B acts such as Timbaland & Magoo and Aaliyah, the 22-year-old star who died in a plane crash in August. The move follows the departure of Blackground from Virgin Records America, a division of struggling British music conglomerate EMI Group. Virgin severed ties with Blackground barely a year after striking an estimated $15-million joint-venture deal with the firm.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 26, 2005 | Chris Lee
Each week the spotlight will be on musicians who are making a commercial breakthrough. -- Chris Lee * Chamillionaire "The Sound of Revenge" Universal Records Artist info: The Houston rapper (whose name is pronounced "ka-millionaire") scored an urban radio hit this month with his single, "Turn It Up" (featuring Lil' Flip).
BUSINESS
August 16, 2002 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, this week slashed fees paid to independent record promoters by half--a radical move that could save the company nearly $25 million a year and pave the way for other record giants to follow suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN
At the Drive-In broke up last year just as the edgy band was ascending the rock ladder. Then the record label and management team it had been working with, Gary Gersh and John Silva, split up in late 2001. But it's a cozy affair again: the Mars Volta, a new band featuring ATDI singer Cedric Bixler and guitarist Omar Rodriguez, is managed by Silva and has become the first signing to a new record label headed by Gersh.
BUSINESS
February 7, 2003 | Chuck Philips, Times Staff Writer
Unable to persuade a major record corporation to buy a chunk of his Bad Boy label, rap entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs on Thursday settled for a distribution pact with Universal Records valued at more than $20 million, sources said. Lucrative as it might seem, the deal is a far cry from the $100-million joint venture Combs began shopping last fall to industry captains. Sources said AOL Time Warner Inc.'s and Sony Corp.'
BUSINESS
August 16, 2002 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Universal Music Group, the world's largest music company, this week slashed fees paid to independent record promoters by half--a radical move that could save the company nearly $25 million a year and pave the way for other record giants to follow suit.
BUSINESS
April 30, 2002 | JAD MOUAWAD, BLOOMBERG NEWS
Vivendi Universal, the world's second-largest media company, had a record loss in the first quarter as it reduced the value of acquisitions including Seagram Co. and Canal Plus. The loss widened to $15.37 billion, or $14.93 a share, from $165 million, or 18 cents, a year earlier, Vivendi spokeswoman Anita Larsen said. The company, which reported under generally accepted U.S. accounting principles for the first time, took $15.4 billion of write-downs in the first quarter.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 17, 2002 | STEVE HOCHMAN
At the Drive-In broke up last year just as the edgy band was ascending the rock ladder. Then the record label and management team it had been working with, Gary Gersh and John Silva, split up in late 2001. But it's a cozy affair again: the Mars Volta, a new band featuring ATDI singer Cedric Bixler and guitarist Omar Rodriguez, is managed by Silva and has become the first signing to a new record label headed by Gersh.
BUSINESS
December 1, 2001 | Jeff Leeds
Universal Records has signed a distribution deal with Blackground Enterprises, which releases music by R&B acts such as Timbaland & Magoo and Aaliyah, the 22-year-old star who died in a plane crash in August. The move follows the departure of Blackground from Virgin Records America, a division of struggling British music conglomerate EMI Group. Virgin severed ties with Blackground barely a year after striking an estimated $15-million joint-venture deal with the firm.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2000 | CHUCK PHILIPS
Seagram's Universal Music Group has named Republic Records co-founder Monte Lipman president of its Universal Records label. The move follows Universal's purchase of Republic, home to such hit pop acts Chumbawamba, Godsmack and rapper Lil' Troy.
BUSINESS
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The names and Social Security numbers of more than 61,000 people who applied to or attended Sonoma State University between 1995 and 2002 were accessed by a hacker last month, the university said Monday. Katharyn Crabbe, the school's vice president for student affairs and enrollment, said the hacker got into the files through seven campus computer workstations.
BUSINESS
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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