ABBA

  1. ABBA Takes Over Tate Modern to Toast 40th Anniversary

    April 16, 2014 11:44 AM EDT ABBA stars Björn Ulvaeus and Frida Lyngstad took over London’s Tate Modern, along with thousands of fans, to celebrate their 40 years of worldwide success. In 1974, ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest for Sweden with their song "Waterloo.&qu ...

  2. Bill Ballard, Legendary Canadian Live Producer and Promoter, Dies at 67

    March 17, 2014 2:22 PM EDT Concert business pioneer Bill Ballard, who partnered with Michael Cohl 40 years ago in Toronto to create Concert Productions International (CPI) eventually presenting tours by the Rolling Stones, David Bowie, U2 and Pink Floyd, died Friday after b ...

  3. Chart Moves: 'Great Gatsby' Soundtrack's Sturdy Sales, David Bowie's 'Day' Lengthens, ABBA's Agnetha Fältskog Returns

    May 24, 2013 9:30 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the top three were all debuts for a second week in a row, as Vampire Weekend, George Strait and Demi Lovato started in the Nos. 1-3 slots, respectively. Elsewhere on the Billboard 200 there were a num ...

  4. Internet Radio: The Next Digital Underground

    July 19, 2012 6:35 PM EDT One is traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Another was recently launched by the world's leading on-demand music subscription service. And yet another has quietly accumulated 30 million monthly users. These three Internet services are part ...

  5. Paul Simon, Yo-Yo Ma Share Sweden's Polar Music Prize

    May 08, 2012 8:38 AM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Singer-songwriter Paul Simon and cellist Yo-Yo Ma have won the 2012 Polar Music Prize, Sweden's most prestigious award for musicians. Simon and Ma will receive 1 million kronor ($166,000) each and an invitation to the prize ...

  6. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Win Sweden's 2011 Polar Music Prize

    August 30, 2011 4:00 PM EDT STOCKHOLM (AP) - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have received the prestigious 2011 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a glitzy ceremony in Stockholm on T ...

  7. Could the Eurovision Song Contest Go Global?

    May 17, 2011 7:20 AM EDT DUESSELDORF, Germany (Reuters) - The Eurovision Song Contest has become so popular around the globe that there may be scope one day for a Worldvision Song Contest, executive supervisor Jon Ola Sand told Reuters. The Norwegian director of the 56-ye ...

  8. Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet Awarded Polar Music Prize

    May 03, 2011 7:27 AM EDT STOCKHOLM - American string quartet Kronos Quartet and rocker Patti Smith have won the 2011 Polar Music Prize, the prize committee announced Tuesday. The musicians will be invited to Stockholm later this year to accept the prize of 1 million krono ...

  9. Don Kirshner Dead at 76

    January 18, 2011 12:00 AM EST For many music fans, Don Kirshner was the straightfaced host of his own "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" -- so matter-of-fact that his introductions were famously, and lovingly, lampooned on "Saturday Night Live." But Kirshne ...

  10. Bjork, Morricone Accept 2010 Polar Music Prize

    August 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Italian composer Ennio Morricone and Icelandic singer Bjork have received the 2010 Polar Music Prize from Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf. The musicians accepted their awards at a ceremony in Stockholm. Each award is worth 1 million kronor ($13 ...

  11. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  12. Abba Members Attend Abbaworld London Premiere

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Anni-Frid Lyngstad and Björn Ulvaeus, one half of the legendary Swedish pop group ABBA, made a rare joint appearance last night (Jan. 27) to mark the official opening of Abbaworld - a grandiose interactive exhibition staged at London's Earl&# ...

  13. Eurovision To Putin: Pay Up For Song Contest Idea

    October 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Russia's prime minister Vladimir Putin has long sought to build military ties with his country's eastern neighbors as a counterweight to NATO. Now he's proposing that East challenge West in a head-to-head battle of the song contests ...

  14. Guilty Verdict Against Australian CD Pirate

    May 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT An Australian man who imported and sold thousands of illegal CDs and DVDs has landed 15 convictions for copyright offenses. Yong Hong Lin was found guilty in the Sydney District Court on May 21, following a three-week trial and more than 12 hours ...

  15. U2 Honors Grainge At MITs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U2 was among the artists saluting Universal Music Group International chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge at the Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Universal-signed pop acts Mika and Take That performed at t ...

  16. 'Mamma Mia!' Soundtrack Drops In July

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Decca will release the soundtrack to "Mamma Mia!" on July 8, featuring performances by the movie's cast, including Meryl Streep, Julie Walters and Amanda Seyfried. There will be versions of 17 ABBA tracks on the soundtrack, which wa ...

  17. ABBA Drummer Ola Brunkert Dies At 62

    March 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Former ABBA drummer Ola Brunkert was found dead with cuts to his neck in the garden of his house on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Police said today (March 17) an autopsy showed it was an accident. A neighbor found the body of 62-year-old Brunker ...

  18. Two Arrested In Aussie Piracy Raid

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST Two people were charged with copyright infringement offences after a raid this morning on a video rental store in Sydney. Police seized 5,000 pirated music and movie DVDs imported from China. The illicit product was selling for between A$7 ($5.40) ...

  19. UMGI To Slash Price On Digital Catalog

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Value initiative begins Nov. 1. Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy" to cut the price on 1,500 digitally-delivered catalog albums. With effect from Nov. 1, Universal Music Group Internatio ...

  20. UMGI To Slash Price On Digital Catalog

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy" to cut the price on 1,500 digitally-delivered catalog albums. Universal Music today (Oct. 30) unveiled details of "an aggressive European strategy ...

  21. UME Goes 'Green' With Greatest Hits

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sixty environmentally friendly releases set. Universal Music Enterprises has repackaged 60 best-of titles in its “The Millennium Collection” line, using environmentally friendly materials, which will be sold exclusively at Wal-Mart for the next th ...

  22. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwri Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available ...

  23. ABBA Rings Up Realtones Deal

    April 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Original hits approved as master ringtones. Swedish supergroup ABBA’s hits have been available as master ringtones for the first time. Working with executives at Universal Music Sweden and Universal Music Mobile, the group’s primary songwriters Be ...

  24. 'ABBA - The Movie' Ready For DVD Release

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film documents band's 1977 Australian tour. "ABBA - The Movie," the documentary about the Swedish band's 1977 Australian tour, is about to be released on DVD for the first time. It will be available first in Europe on Sept. 26, ...

  25. 'ABBA - The Movie' Ready For DVD Release

    September 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Film documents band's 1977 Australian tour. "ABBA - The Movie," the documentary about the Swedish band's 1977 Australian tour, is about to be released on DVD for the first time. It will be available first in Europe on Sept. 26, ...

  26. Karaoke Producer Sues Competitors

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Karaoke music producer Sybersound Records has filed suit in the United States and Canada against a number of other karaoke record manufacturers, alleging unfair competition, unfair trade practices and NEW YORK -- Karaoke music producer Sybersound ...

  27. Swedish Biz Slides In 2004

    January 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Sweden's pre-recorded music market continued to decline in 2004. Sweden's pre-recorded music market continued to decline in 2004. The value of shipments fell 17.4% from 2003 to 1.1 billion kronor ($160.2 million). Volume of shipments dec ...

  28. Stockholm's Polar Studios To Close After 26 Years

    March 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm will close its doors May 1 after 26 years of operation. Owners Lennart Östlund, Marie Ledin and Tomas Ledin have failed to reach terms that would allow the The historic Polar Studios in Stockholm wi ...