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Toronto Pictures

Los Angeles, California — Toronto Pictures, Inc (PINK: TTOPF) announced the appointment of Ms. Vivian Afriyie as Chief Financial Officer. Vivian has over twelve years of experience in the forensic, financial accounting and corporate finance. Prior to joining Toronto Pictures, Vivian was the director of financial planning and business operations at Business Management Solutions where [...]

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State Of The Music Industry

Since 1995, sales of recorded music have seen a significant decline. On the other hand, live music has become more significant. There are four major record labels that dominate recorded music — Sony Music Entertainment, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and EMI. The major labels own many smaller labels that serve niche markets and [...]

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Lemonheads Sue GM

The frontman for the band The Lemonheads, Evan Dando, is sueing GM and their ad agency Asche & Spencer Music, Inc. Dando claims GM violated his copyrights by using the song “It’s a Shame About Ray” in a 2008 advertising campaign. “The Lemonheads are an American alternative rock band, formed in 1986 by singer/guitarist Evan [...]

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Cage The Elephant

West Chester, PA — Note: The Note is a music venue. The Note is giving bands a great place to perform in the most difficult of economic times. Not only that, they also offer an “all ages” concert experience. More often than not when an up-and-coming band goes on the road, they can only find [...]

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Phil Spector Convicted Of Murder

LOS ANGELES — One of the most influential music producers and engineers, Phil Spector, was found guilty of second-degree murder. In his first trial, the jurors could not reach a verdict. The second trial ended with a guilty verdict and now Phil faces 18 years to life when he is sentenced in May. Phil is [...]

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Combat Vet Gives Voice to Military Musicians

By Sara Moore American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON – Music is considered by many to be a universal language, and for some military veterans, it is the only language that allows them to describe their experiences in combat and their struggles afterward. Military musicians normally would struggle to have their voices heard in the cutthroat [...]

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Coldplay Left In The Cold?

by If a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound? This old teaser of a question comes to mind with the allegations of plagiarism against Coldplay. Before they became a number one selling artist, would anyone accuse them of stealing a song? Now, [...]

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Dump AOL? Time Warner Struggles

TIME WARNER INC. REPORTS RESULTS FOR 2008 FULL YEAR AND FOURTH QUARTER NEW YORK, February 4, 2009 – Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) today reported financial results for its full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2008. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bewkes said: “We’re making progress at Time Warner toward our goals of [...]

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The Walt Disney Company Earnings Suffer

by Disney disappointed Wall Street with a 14% drop in profits. Though they did still turn a profit, it was not as large as had been predicted. The company was hit hard by the collapse of Lehman brothers and had to write-off $91 million in bad debt. BURBANK, Calif. – The Walt Disney Company [...]

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Post-American Record Labels In Trouble: Sony Sees Shortfall

BACKGROUND Sony kind-of bought American culture. A few years back they purchased BMG. Who was BMG? Well, they were an American company that bought-up a bunch of then famous American record labels, like EPIC and Columbia Records. Way back before all of this merger activity… the independent labels brought forth some great music. A large [...]

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