Koch Lorber Films has sealed a multi-title video distribution deal with Empire Pictures that includes an eight-pic package and an output arrangement for the Gotham-based arthouse boutique's upcoming…
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Netco Emusic has cut a licensing deal with U.K. music label Beggars Group to offer the company's tracks in MP3 format on Emusic's online music store.
EMI has joined Universal Music Group in the legal onslaught against Bertelsmann over its financial support of pioneering peer-to-peer purveyor Napster, and industry sources say Sony Music may…
Disney topper Michael Eisner tubthumped the Mouse House's digital doings and other content initiatives at an investors' conference in Gotham on Wednesday.
The music biz can't pin all of its recent sales woes on file-swapping pirates, according to a study of Net-savvy consumers' buying habits over the past year. Results were unveiled Wednesday by the…
J.K. Rowling is to give a reading from her fifth "Harry Potter" book at London's Royal Albert Hall that will go out live on the Internet in what is expected to be the biggest Web event of its kind.
MGM shipped its largest ever initial retail order of DVDs and videos for Tuesday's North American release of "Die Another Day."
The Recording Industry Assn. of America has cut a deal to set the royalty rates for non-commercial Internet broadcasters under the Small Webcaster Settlement Act, which ensured that small Webcasters…
AOL Time Warner's Jeff Bewkes hailed the conglom's recent pact with Microsoft as a strong step toward combating the digital piracy that's already stomping all over the music biz and lying in wait for…
Subscription-based DVD distrib Film Movement has picked up U.S. rights to "Long Life Happiness and Prosperity."