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  1. Arctic Monkeys, Domino Records Take Home High Honors at AIM Independent Music Awards

    September 02, 2014 6:55 PM EDT At this year's Association of Independent Music's Independent Music Awards held Tuesday in London, Arctic Monkeys walked away with the Independent Album of the Year honor, while Domino Records earned the Independent Label of the Year awa ...

  2. Glastonbury in Numbers: Mud, Toilets, Wi-Fi Cows and Zero Metal

    June 27, 2014 11:22 AM EDT Glastonbury, the world’s biggest green-field music and performing arts festival, officially begins today with Elbow, Lily Allen, Jack White, Arcade Fire, Robert Plant, The Black Keys, Metallica, Dolly Parton, Ed Sheeran, Pixies, Kasabian, Ellie Go ...

  3. A Look at Britain's Festivals, Where It Actually All Began

    June 23, 2014 4:53 PM EDT Decades before the festival boom changed the touring landscape in America, music fairs already were an industry mainstay in the United Kingdom, providing prime plays for acts and immersive experiences for fans. The 10 largest jamborees in the coun ...

  4. Bonnaroo 2014 Preview: Superfly's Jonathan Mayers on Kanye, XBox Live Stream, VIP Package

    June 09, 2014 12:32 PM EDT This 700-acre farm in rural Manchester, Tenn., will be swarmed with 80,000 euphoric Bonnaroovians by Thursday, but right now it’s a hub of productivity as Jonathan Mayers, president of Bonaroo co-producer Superfly Presents, assesses the situatio ...

  5. Deltasonic Records Founder Alan Wills Dead at 52

    May 12, 2014 3:41 PM EDT Alan Wills, the founder of U.K. indie label Deltasonic, home to The Coral and The Zutons, has died aged 52, following a fatal road accident in his native city of Liverpool. Wills was a highly popular and influential figure in the current day Liver ...

  6. Beggars, Domino and Secretly Canadian's 'Union' Re-ups with Alternative Distribution Alliance, Continuing Pressure

    March 19, 2014 11:16 AM EDT The Independent Distribution Cooperative (IDC), a consortium of five indie labels, has re-signed with the Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA), but mainly for physical distribution. The five labels -- Beggars Group, Domino Records, Merge Record ...

  7. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon & Arctic Monkeys to Headline Lollapalooza 2014 (Report)

    March 18, 2014 7:45 PM EDT The Lollapalooza lineup has not yet been officially announced, though the Chicago Tribune is convinced it's got the names of its 2014 headliners. Eminem, Skrillex, Kings of Leon and Arctic Monkeys will play this year's Lollapalooza (set ...

  8. BRIT Awards Winners: Arctic Monkeys, One Direction Take Trophies London

    February 19, 2014 5:45 PM EST Beyonce, Bruno Mars and Ellie Goulding delivered dazzling performance at the U.K. ceremony. Arctic Monkeys were once again the biggest winners at the 2014 BRIT Awards, which honored the best in British music on Wednesday night (Feb. 19) at London& ...

  9. Brandle’s Global Bits: Sydney Entertainment Centre’s Name Change, Ian James’ Academic Turn, KickassTorrents Blocked

    January 23, 2014 2:01 AM EST SEC’s Two-Year Stay of Execution: The Sydney Entertainment Centre won’t be turned into a pile of rubble anytime soon after Qantas’ credit union flew in with a naming rights sponsorship deal. The venue will be renamed Qantas Credit Union Arena unti ...

  10. Arctic Monkeys Earn First Alternative Songs No. 1

    January 21, 2014 11:33 AM EST More than eight years after first appearing on a Billboard chart, Arctic Monkeys score their first No. 1 on Billboard's radio-based Alternative Songs survey, as "Do I Wanna Know?" rises 2-1. The band logged one prior entry on the Ni ...

  11. David Bowie, Disclosure, Bastille up for Brit Awards

    January 10, 2014 12:09 AM EST Musical chameleon David Bowie is starting the year with two nominations for Britain's leading music awards, the Brits. Bowie, who turned 67 on Wednesday, is up for male British artist of the year and album of the year, for his first release i ...

  12. Janelle Monae, Arctic Monkeys and Sheryl Crow Heading For Top 10 on Billboard 200

    September 13, 2013 9:33 PM EDT Here’s a look at next week’s Billboard 200 albms chart: Janelle Monae is set for her first top 10, Arctic Monkeys is making a strong return and Sheryl Crow's aiming for her ninth top 10 set. Monae's "The Electric Lady" should ...

  13. Glastonbury Headline Slot Propels Mumford & Sons To U.K. Chart Peak

    July 08, 2013 6:26 AM EDT The “Glastonbury effect” shot closing night headliners Mumford & Sons back to the top of the new U.K. album chart on Sunday, also boosting sales for bill-toppers the Rolling Stones and Arctic Monkeys. On the singles chart, John Newman, the Y ...

  14. Metallica Take Ownership of Masters, Launch Blackened Recordings

    November 30, 2012 6:00 PM EST Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr. http://www.billboard.biz/bbbiz ...

  15. Opportunities for Western & Asian Tours Increase in Japan

    August 08, 2012 5:35 PM EDT Japanese fans couldn't get enough of Lady Gaga. During the American superstar's "Born This Way" tour of Japan, Gaga played the Saitama Super Arena in May and sold out one show. Then another. Then another. In all, Gaga moved 96, ...

  16. Paul McCartney Paid One Pound ($1.57) For Olympics Gig

    July 30, 2012 2:45 PM EDT LONDON (AP) -- Don't spend it all in one place, Paul. London Olympic organizers say former Beatle Paul McCartney and other star performers who took part in Friday's opening ceremony essentially donated their time - receiving a mere pound ...

  17. Dave Grohl to Direct and Produce 'Sound City' Documentary

    May 01, 2012 7:42 PM EDT Sound City's visual legacy is in good hands. Dave Grohl will direct and produce "Sound City," a documentary about the historic San Fernando Valley recording studio, and he knows a thing or two about it: Nirvana made its watershed al ...

  18. C3's Charlie Walker on How Metallica's Orion Music + More Fest Was Curated

    February 17, 2012 7:49 PM EST When Metallica recently announced that its first North American music festival would feature appearances by indie-centric bands like Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse and Best Coast, some questioned how those artists would go over with dyed-in-the-wool ...

  19. Domino Catalog, Including Arctic Monkeys and Animal Collective, Back On eMusic

    February 17, 2012 12:00 PM EST Domino Records has signed back on to have their music sold and streamed on eMusic in the United States. The label, whose artists include Animal Collective, Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand, joined up with eMusic back in 2008 and enjoyed the supp ...

  20. Metallica Announce (Surprisingly Indie-Centric) Orion Fest With Arctic Monkeys, Modest Mouse, Gary Clark Jr.

    February 07, 2012 5:59 PM EST After decades spent headlining the biggest festivals around the world, Metallica will finally be headlining one that they can call their own. On June 23, the band will launch a two-day music and arts extravaganza at Bader Field in Atlantic City, N ...

  21. Black Keys Announce First Headlining Arena Tour, Arctic Monkeys Opening

    December 02, 2011 3:33 PM EST Blues-rockers the Black Keys are moving on up, announcing their very first headlining arena tour today. The duo will headline the 15-city North American arena tour alongside opening act Arctic Monkeys . The tour kicks off on March 2 in their homes ...

  22. Lollapalooza Festivals in Chile and Brazil Announce Lineups: Foo Fighters, Arctic Monkeys, Bjork, Many More

    November 21, 2011 8:46 AM EST Lollapalooza's two South American festivals - Chile, which premiered last year, and Brazil, which launches in 2012 -- announced their lineups on Monday morning: The two festivals will share some but not all acts on their bills. Lollapalooza C ...

  23. Adele, Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver Among U.K.'s Independent Music Award Nominees

    October 13, 2011 11:27 AM EDT Adele, Vampire Weekend and Bon Iver are among the acts vying for the inaugural AIM Independent Music Awards. British guitar bands The xx, Friendly Fires and The Horrors - all of whom are signed to London-based XL Recordings, label home to Adele - ...

  24. Bjork, Domino Records' Laurence Bell To Receive AIM Independent Music Awards

    August 24, 2011 2:08 PM EDT The Association of Independent Music has announced that Björk and Domino Records founder Laurence Bell will each take home the inaugural Independent Music Awards at a ceremony this fall. Björk will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Music tro ...

  25. U.K.'s AIM Announces Inaugural Independent Music Awards for November

    July 04, 2011 9:00 AM EDT The Fourth of July might celebrate the United States' liberation from its original U.K. masters, but Independence Day today sees the unveiling of the AIM Independent Music Awards, the first-ever dedicated ceremony hailing the U.K. indies sect ...

  26. Merlin Announces New Board Members, Labels

    June 20, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Non-profit global rights agency Merlin has voted four new U.S members to its board in a recent member election from several major independent record labels. The new appointments are Dave Hansen, General Manager, Epitaph (Weezer, New Found Glory); ...

  27. Domino Recordings Launches Pop-Up Internet Radio Station

    June 06, 2011 5:44 PM EDT In this tech age where radio is supposed to be as relevant as a 78 rpm record, Domino Radio today launched a one-week-only online station which you can tune in at http://dominorad.io and can also be heard in the terrestrial world in London (at 87. ...

  28. Hugh Laurie Debuts At No. 2 on U.K. Album Chart; Bruno Mars Has Top Single

    May 16, 2011 2:07 PM EDT The U.K.'s new best-selling single is Bruno Mars' "The Lazy Song" (Elektra/Warner Music), after it moved up 2-1 yesterday (15) to end the four-week reign of "Party Rock Anthem" (Interscope/Universal) by LMFAO featurin ...

  29. Hostess Entertainment Partners With Warner Music South East Asia

    April 21, 2011 1:51 PM EDT The Tokyo-based music marketing indie Hostess Entertainment and Warner Music South East Asia announced a licensing agreement that will see Hostess gradually expand its footprint beyond Japan to South East Asian markets, which include Hong Kong, Ko ...

  30. Strokes, Arctic Monkeys To Play Beniscassim Fest

    November 29, 2010 12:00 AM EST The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Portishead and Primal Scream are the first artists to be confirmed for Spain's 16th Benicassim International Festival (FIB) at the eastern Mediterranean coastal town of Benicassim between July 14-17, 2011, said or ...

  31. KT Tunstall Premieres New Album In London

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer-songwriter KT Tunstall made her live return in London last night (July 28) where she premiered material from her new studio set, "Tiger Suit" (Virgin/Relentless). Performing a short stripped-back set in front of a small numbe ...

  32. Muse, Kasabian Top NME Awards With Two Apiece

    February 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Muse and Kasabian tied for top spot at the NME music awards with two prizes apiece. There were also standout performances from godlike genius recipient Paul Weller, who played classic Jam songs at the O2 Academy Brixton, as well as the Specials, K ...

  33. Arctic Monkeys, Kasabian Head NME Noms

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock bands Arctic Monkeys and Kasabian head the list of nominees for the Shockwaves NME Awards, due to be held Feb. 24 at London venue the O2 Academy Brixton. Both acts picked up six nominations apiece for the weekly U.K. music magazine' ...

  34. Merlin Signs Up To Sky Songs

    December 21, 2009 12:00 AM EST Global independent rights agency Merlin has signed an agreement to add its repertoire to the recently launched Sky Songs service. The U.K. service, from satellite TV company and Internet Service Provider Sky, combines unlimited streaming with an a ...

  35. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  36. Ibiza Rocks Expands Into Mallorca

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Ibiza Rocks, an annual music event on the island of Ibiza, will expand into the Spanish island of Mallorca in 2010 with the opening of the 330-room Mallorca Rocks Hotel in Magaluf. It will be based on the same model as the Ibiza Rocks Hotel, which ...

  37. Global Briefs: Arctic Monkeys, Machine Management, Warner/Biffy Clyro

    November 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys and their label Domino are again teaming with second-hand charity retailer Oxfam for the band's new vinyl single in the U.K. Oxfam said the first exclusive Arctic Monkeys release, the seven-inch single "Cr ...

  38. Arctic Monkeys' 'Humbug' Debuts Atop Euro Chart

    September 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arctic Monkeys' third album "Humbug" (Domino) becomes the British modern rock band's first No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums chart. Black Eyed Peas' "The E.N.D. (The Energy Never Dies)" is relegat ...

  39. Steve Lamacq Departs Radio 1

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. broadcaster Steve Lamacq is departing national top 40 station BBC Radio 1 after 16 years. Lamacq has been introducing the Radio 1 audience to alternative, indie and rock music since he partnered with Jo Whiley on "The Evening Session.&qu ...

  40. Arctic Monkeys Releasing Single Via Charity Stores

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt-rock band Arctic Monkeys has partnered with British charity Oxfam for the release of its next single "Crying Lightning." A limited-edition 7-inch version of the Josh Homme-produced track goes on sale throughout Oxfam's nati ...

  41. Reading Fest Increases Capacity, Sound Levels

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Reading Borough Council has allowed the Reading Festival to increase its capacity each year until 2011, starting with an extra 3,500 for the 2009 event. This brings the total capacity to 84,000. A further 3,500 will be available in 2010 and anothe ...

  42. Arctic Monkeys To Perform New Album Online

    July 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys will give fans an online preview of its new album, "Humbug," at 9pm U.K. time (BST) on Thursday, July 30. According to label Domino, the band's performance featuring new material will be available to vie ...

  43. Jay-Z To Make U.S. Festival Debut At All Points West

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jay-Z will make his debut at a multi-day U.S. festival at the 2009 All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31-Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. All Points West ...

  44. London Garage Venue To Get Relentless

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT London's Garage Venue will be rechristened the Relentless Garage when it re-opens on June 26, following a partnership between operators the Mama Group and Relentless Energy Drink. Mama Group says the brand partnership is for "the next th ...

  45. Fall Opening For AMG's New Birmingham Venue

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its new site in Birmingham, England this Fall with shows already confirmed by rapper Dizzee Rascal and alt-rock acts Bloc Party and the Maccabees. The venue, the new O2 Academy Birmingham, wa ...

  46. Hostess, Sony Partner In Japan

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hostess Entertainment and Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) have reached an agreement on a services and support-based strategic partnership that will see the various entities of SMEJ provide a broad range of backing to Hostess and its artists in Ja ...

  47. Reading, Leeds Fests Sell Out

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Headliners Radiohead, Kings Of Leon and Arctic Monkeys have helped the U.K.'s Reading and Leeds Festivals sell out within 24 hours. The festivals, organized by Festival Republic, are held Aug. 28 to 30. All weekend tickets, priced £175 ($251. ...

  48. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and music ...

  49. Mongrel To Play For El Presidente In Venezuela

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mongrel, the genre-smashing U.K. act led by Reverend & the Makers vocalist Jon McClure, will travel to Venezuela in April to record their second album as official guests of president Hugo Chavez. McClure tells Bilboard.biz that he first came t ...

  50. London Garage Re-Opening

    March 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Garage venue in London, part of the joint venture between Mama Group and entertainment retailer HMV, is to re-open on June 26, 2009. The future of the Garage in north London had been uncertain, but it will now become the first venue to re-open ...

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