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All this nay-saying goes down amid increasing chatter of both Disney and Jive being active participants in the disposal of some of the assets of a combined BMG/EMI, particularly Virgin.

THOMAS IN THE MIDDEL...

With Napster and EMI Deals Collapsing, Middelhoff Takes the Heat
Is Bertelsmann boss Thomas Middelhoff's throne turning into a musical hot seat?

Fingers are pointing to the possibility of no-goes for both the Napster and EMI high-profile deals, so what's next for the German topper?

All this nay-saying goes down amid increasing chatter of both Disney and Jive being active participants in the disposal of some of the assets of a combined BMG/EMI, particularly Virgin.

Despite skepticism that the cost-conscious House of Mouse would never spend the goofy bucks to acquire Virgin, others insist it would provide the Mickey with a worldwide musical kingdom, without having to shell out $6 billion for the entire EMI.  There's also some question whether EMI's Ken Berry would pull the trigger on a Virgin deal, the label where founder Richard Branson  gave him his start in the record business.

HITS LIST: AMPERSANDS
Dynamic duos (12/3a)
TAYLOR'S TREMENDOUS YEAR
She'd make one helluva CEO. (12/3a)
THEY CALL THE WINDFALL MARIAH (HOLIDAY EDITION)
Ch-chingle bells (12/3a)
SONG REVENUE:
BOWS OF HOLLY
Adele is money. (12/3a)
UTA MUSIC EXPANDS IN NASHVILLE
Reshuffling the deck (12/3a)
CHESTNUTS
Roasting.
STOCKINGS
Stuffing.
PIPERS
Piping.
SANTA
Coming.
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