BMG hits the grace notes

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In 2008, when Bertelsmann Music Group sold most of its holdings -- which included labels RCA, Arista and Zomba -- to former joint venture partner Sony for $1.5 billion, and almost immediately…

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Nielsen scorecard Top primetime shows of the week (Feb. 11-17, 2013) RankSeries (Net)Adults 18-49rating/shareOverall audin millions 1.The Walking Dead (AMC)5.6/1411.052.The Big Bang Theory…

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New entries overseas

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New entries overseas Releases for the Feb. 20-24 frame: Anna Karenina (Germany, Italy) Beautiful Creatures (Australia, Italy, Mexico) Flight (Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan) Gangster Squad (Italy…

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New entries overseas Releases for the Feb. 27 – March 3 frame: Anna Karenina ? ? (Mexico) Beautiful Creatures (Brazil, France, Spain) Django Unchained (Japan) Flight (Japan, South Korea) Hansel and…

Bertelsmann, BMG execs at a glance

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Exec highlights Thomas Rabe ? Bertelsmann CEO since Jan. 1, 2012 ? RTL Group chief financial officer, 2000-06 ? Securities company Cedel Intl. chief financial officer, 1996-2000 ? Doctorate in…

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New media drives Italy politico

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ROME -- Last week, Italians rekindled their love affair with show bizzers-turned-pols in inconclusive elections that saw comedian-turned-Web-activist Beppe Grillo win more votes than any other single…

BMG finds gold in tighter mix

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Hollywood execs were among President Obama's biggest campaign supporters. Now, as the prez decides on ambassadorships, it's payback time. Career diplomats say the practice smacks of pure patronage…

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