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  1. Amazon Brings Black Friday To U.K.

    November 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amazon's U.K. store has launched a Black Friday Deals Week promotion in the U.K., although there has been some backlash from consumers in response to the limited quantities on offer. Amazon's importation of the Black Friday concept for N ...

  2. The XX Benefits From Mercury Sales Surge

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The London electronic/alt-rock trio the XX has already benefited from winning the 2010 Barclaycard Mercury Prize. The televised coverage of the ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel last night (Sept. 7) on BBC Two had an immediate impact ...

  3. Frank Sidebottom Creator Dies

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainer Chris Sievey has died aged 54 after battling cancer. The Manchester-based musician and comedian was best known for the cult comedy creation Frank Sidebottom. The character, adorned with an over-sized papier-mache head, was portray ...

  4. Analysis: A Look Beyond The Album Format

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In 2007, the Northern Irish rock band Ash announced it was giving up the album format, which it called “contrived” and “outdated,” and instead decided to release only singles. Last year, it started to release a new digital track every two weeks. C ...

  5. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  6. RATM Beats 'X Factor' To U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine snowed on teenager Joe McElderry's Christmas parade, as the results of the unlikely battle for the U.K.'s prestigious festive No. 1 single were confirmed on Sunday evening (Dec. 20). The news was the culmination ...

  7. Strong Global Demand For Beatles Reissues

    September 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles are set to dominate the charts at home in Britain and globally, based on strong first-day sales of the remastered CDs - although supplies of the box sets may be an issue in some territories. "The Beatles Rock Band" game for v ...

  8. Amazon Launches U.K. Mercury Prize Promotion

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 store at Amazon.co.uk is offering a track from each of the 12 nominees for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for 29 pence (48 cents). The nominations were announced yesterday (July 21) and include Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, La Ro ...

  9. S&S, HarperCollins Tie In Jackson Race

    July 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins have tied in their bid to be first to market with a new Michael Jackson book in the U.K. Copies of S&S's "Unmasked: The Final Years of Michael Jackson," by Ian Halperin, were hand-delivered ...

  10. Glastonbury Sales Surge On Amazon

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Online retailer Amazon.co.uk has reported a surge in sales for acts featured at the U.K.'s Glastonbury festival, which had extensive media coverage over the weekend. The event was broadcast on multiple BBC TV and radio channels as well as onl ...

  11. Macmillan Orders 85k Reprint Of Jackson Biography

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Macmillan is rushing through a reprint of 85,000 copies of J Randy Taraborrelli's "Michael Jackson: The Magic and the Madness" in anticipation of a surge in demand for Jackson products following the pop star's death last week. ...

  12. Amazon U.K. Pricing Mishap

    June 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Amazon service, Amazon.co.uk, has confirmed that a "pricing error" resulted in hit albums being sold for just 29p (47 cents). Although Amazon.co.uk has aggressively priced its new MP3 store, with albums as low as £3 ($4.88), the ...

  13. Amazon U.K. MP3 Sale, iTunes Launches Variable Pricing

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Amazon.co.uk MP3 store is offering 100 top-selling tracks for 29 pence (42 cents), reduced from 59 pence (86 cents), to coincide with the launch of variable pricing on the iTunes store in the U.K. The iTunes pricing in the U.K. now varies betw ...

  14. Amazon.co.uk Offers Chart Promotion

    March 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST The Amazon.co.uk MP3 store has launched a chart promotion, allowing customers to purchase ten chart tracks for 29 pence (41 cents) each. The promotion includes tracks by Kings of Leon, Coldplay, the Killers, the Prodigy and Lady GaGa and Kelly Cla ...

  15. U.K. Consumers Most Satisfied With Play.com

    February 24, 2009 12:00 AM EST Online entertainment retailer Play.com has topped the National Consumer Satisfaction Index (NCSI-U.K.), an online customer survey evaluating goods and services purchased in the U.K. With a score of 87 out of 100, Play.com was the overall leader, b ...

  16. U.K. Christmas Sales Up At Amazon, Play

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Internet retailers Amazon.co.uk and Play.com have both reported strong Christmas trading, led by home entertainment products, particularly sales of DVDs. Both Play.com and Amazon.co.uk reported that the DVD of "Mamma Mia!" was the top se ...

  17. Amazon's U.K. MP3 Store Goes Live

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST The long-anticipated Amazon.co.uk MP3 service has finally arrived, although the online retailer's download store had a low-key launch. The service went live today (Dec. 3) and boasts 3 million DRM-free tracks from all four majors and leading ...

  18. Elbow Enjoys Mercury-Fuelled Sales Boost

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three days after the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize was announced, retail is reporting a big spike in sales for Elbow's winning album, "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor). The album, the alternative act's fourth, is heading ...

  19. Play.com Undercuts iTunes

    February 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Play.com has launched a download store, PlayDigital, offering DRM-free tracks. The company, based in the British island of Jersey, got in ahead of Amazon.co.uk, which also plans to offer a download store with DRM-free tracks. Play.com boasts 1.3 m ...

  20. EMI Creates E-mail Marketing Post

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appointment of Shai Eilon to the new role of manager of customer relationship management. EMI Music U.K. aims to step up its e-mail marketing activities through the appoint ...