Lars Brandle

International Correspondent

Lars Brandle is the Australia correspondent for Billboard. Lars was the longtime global news editor based in Billboard's former London bureau, and he has spoken at conferences around the world, including MIDEM in Cannes, the Amsterdam Dance Event and the ARIA Masterclass inSydney.

Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

Sanctuary In Buyout Talks

Sanctuary Group confirmed today (June 3) that it has held discussions on a possible buyout of the firm. "There have been preliminary talks which may or may not lead to an offer or a further business opportunity," the British independent music company said in a statement to the London stock exchange.
Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

After four years of monkeying about, British "cartoon" pop band Gorillaz has opened this week at the peak of European Top 100 Albums with "Demon Days." The act's sophomore set is new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland. "Demon Days" also enters at No. 2 in Germany, No. 3 in Denmark, Austria and Ireland, and No. 5 in Italy.
Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

Gorillaz Start At European Chart Summit

After four years of monkeying about, British "cartoon" pop band Gorillaz has opened this week at the peak of European Top 100 Albums with "Demon Days." The act's sophomore set is new at No. 1 in the United Kingdom, France and Switzerland. "Demon Days" also enters at No. 2 in Germany, No. 3 in Denmark, Austria and Ireland, and No. 5 in Italy.
Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host the free Live 8 concerts, which Geldof says will "tilt the world" like the historic Live Aid concerts did 20 years earlier.
Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

Live 8 Concerts Confirmed For July 2

Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host the free Live 8 concerts, which Geldof says will "tilt the world" like the historic Live Aid concerts did 20 years earlier.

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