BMG music sings BBC tune


BMG Music Publishing has acquired BBC Worldwide's existing music publishing interests, which include music from productions such as "Teletubbies," "The Tweenies," "Walking With Dinosaurs" and "The…

West is best for BET


Kanye West took home the statues for video of the year and male hip-hop artist Tuesday at the BET Awards ceremony at the Kodak Theater. Usher was named top male R&B star while Alicia Keys took home…

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ASCAP hugs Keys, Dupri


Alicia Keys and Jermaine Dupri were named songwriters of the year at the 2005 ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards, held Monday at the Beverly Hilton. EMI Music Publishing nabbed publisher of the year…

Starbucks brews Dylan


A 1962 live recording of Bob Dylan will be released by Starbucks' Hear Music imprint to coincide with the release of Martin Scorsese's film for PBS "No Direction Home: Bob Dylan."

BMI ups media executive


Hanna Pantle has been upped to executive director of media relations at for BMI. She will direct BMI's media relations teams in L.A., New York and Nashville, Tenn., and oversee the company's media…

Live 8, EMI pact on DVDs


EMI and Live 8 have concluded a unique agreement whereby EMI has secured the worldwide DVD rights to Saturday's Live 8 concerts in the U.K., U.S., Canada, France, Germany and Italy. EMI expects to…

E! blends in


E! Networks is launching a daily musicvideo series, "The Daily Blend," slated to air Monday-Friday starting July 18. Hourlong series will feature 10 videos per episode, six of which will be linked to…

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