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2014-01-21 08:27:00

NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spirit Music Group announced today the appointment of David Renzer to the position of Chairman. Renzer was previously Chairman and CEO of Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG). In the newly created position, Renzer will serve as an active chairman and play key roles in all areas of the thriving independent publisher. He will work closely with the company's financial partners, strengthen the company's global platform, and oversee the...

2013-05-31 23:19:18

The eBooklets Piano Man and The Stranger take an initimate look at the musical legacy of Billy Joel. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 Premier Digital Publishing, in partnership with Sony Reader Store and Sony Music Legacy Recordings, has today released a unique digital homage to Billy Joel´s history and the digital answer to print liner notes. Now, music lovers can download these “eBooklets”, which each contain two full tracks and the liner notes from Billy Joel´s...

2011-07-18 08:30:00

NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Renowned record executive and Grammy Award-winning producer Antonio 'L.A.' Reid has been named Chairman & CEO of Epic Records, it was announced today by Doug Morris, Chief Executive Officer, Sony Music Entertainment. In this role, Reid will report to Morris and oversee the day-to-day operations of the New York-based label. Morris stated, "L.A. repeatedly has proven over the course of his celebrated career that he knows how to develop...

2011-04-01 14:29:00

NEW YORK, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Songs For Japan, a star-studded album collection benefitting Japan earthquake and Pacific tsunami relief, has been rushed into production as a double CD to be available worldwide April 4 with an official US domestic release on Tuesday, April 5. Released as a digital album on iTunes on Friday, March 25, Songs For Japan rocketed to #1 on iTunes in 18 countries including the United States, France, Germany, Australia, Sweden and Japan and is debuting...

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2011-03-09 07:53:19

The founder of LimeWire, a music file-sharing service that was shut down last year due to copyright infringement, settled a lawsuit brought by dozens of music publishers. The settlement covers more than 30 publishers, including Arista, BMG Music, EMI Group, Interscope, Sony Corp, Virgin and Warner Bros. The terms of the settlement were not disclosed. "A settlement was reached," a spokeswoman for the National Music Publishers Association told Reuters. "The parties worked hard to achieve a...

2011-03-02 11:30:00

NEW YORK, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Doug Morris, one of the most respected and influential executives in the global music industry, will join Sony Music Entertainment as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2011. The announcement was made today by Sir Howard Stringer, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Sony Corporation. Mr. Morris, who became Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Music Group (UMG) in 1995, announced last year that he would...

2010-12-20 10:28:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- To welcome the holiday season, Ariama.com, the groundbreaking new online classical music store from Sony Music Entertainment is teaming with Naxos to present a new digital-only exclusive collection of beautiful seasonal choral music, An Ariama Christmas, Volume I. For just $2.99, lovers of Baroque music will delight in works by Bach, Schutz, Charpentier, Scarlatti, and Corelli, as well as the special treat of Jakub Jan Ryba's gem, the Czech...

2010-10-27 08:59:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- BMG, a leading music rights company, has announced the appointment of Richard Blackstone as its Chief Creative Officer, BMG US. Blackstone will report directly to Hartwig Masuch CEO of BMG and will be based in the company's US headquarters in New York City. In this newly created role Blackstone will oversee the rosters of the recently acquired companies as well as direct the efforts to attract and sign new talent to continue to build on the extraordinary...


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  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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