Arctic Monkeys

  1. Teen Dies At Australia's Big Day Out

    February 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST A teenage girl has died from a suspected drugs overdose after being rushed to hospital from the Perth leg of Australia's Big Day Out festival. The unidentified 17-year-old died overnight after apparently swallowing three ecstasy tablets outsi ...

  2. Former Trinity Directors Issue Writ To Board Members

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Andrew Murray and David Robson, directors and founding members of direct-to-consumer business Trinity Street, have issued a writ in the High Court to two of the company's current board members. Claiming they were unlawfully removed from the c ...

  3. Festival Merch Scores Despite Credit Crunch

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based music-merchandise and licensing company Firebrand Live says its booming business confirms that U.K. festivals continue to offer a strong market for associated products despite the credit crunch. Following analysis of sales in the firs ...

  4. McGoff Rises At EMI Music Pub U.K.

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has appointed Kenny McGoff as senior VP, head of A&R, in the United Kingdom. McGoff joined the publisher in 2000 as A&R manager and has since signed songwriter/artists like Arctic Monkeys, the Enemy, the Feeling, the F ...

  5. Doherty, M.I.A., Williams Team On Mongrel Project

    June 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pete Doherty, U.K. dance artist M.I.A. and U.S. rapper Saul Williams are all likely to feature on the forthcoming debut album from Mongrel - the new band from former Arctic Monkeys' bassist Andy Nicholson, Billboard.biz has learned. Nicholson ...

  6. Japan's Hostess Ushers In NIN Deal

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment says it has signed a deal with Nine Inch Nails to distribute, market and promote the industrial-rock unit's new album, "Ghosts I-IV," in Japan, with a June 4 release date. ...

  7. MOJO Nominations For Duffy, Cave, Turner

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Welsh newcomer Duffy girl is up for a hat-trick of trophies at MOJO magazine's annual awards, to be held June 16 in London. The singer, who's debut album "Rockferry" (A&M) is currently No. 1 on Billboard's European Top ...

  8. Rockferry Stays On Top In Europe

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy's "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal) leads European Top 100 Albums for a third week, while the new Eurochart Hot 100 Singles survey shows Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), featuring Justin Timberlake, at the he ...

  9. Duran Duran Mixes It Up With Ronson, Monkeys

    April 07, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duran Duran is eyeing collaborations with two of the hottest young names in British music, the Arctic Monkeys and Mark Ronson. As details roll out for the European leg of the band's Red Carpet Massacre tour, word is out that Duran Duran will ...

  10. BMG Japan, Hostess Strike Distribution Deal

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST BMG Japan has struck an agreement to exclusively distribute Hostess Entertainment's catalog and new releases, with effect from March 1. The deal will cover all the Tokyo-based indie label's repertoire from partnerships in the market, inc ...

  11. Monkeys, Foos, Take That Reign At Brit Awards

    February 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST It was all set up as the night pop would rule again. But rockers the Arctic Monkeys and Foo Fighters tweaked the script for the Brit Awards 2008, grabbing two awards each tonight (Feb. 20) alongside Take That. Arctic Monkeys continued their hot st ...

  12. Canadian Indie Award Noms Announced

    February 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST The nominees for the 2008 Indie Awards taking place during Canadian Music Week have been announced and include rising stars like Tokyo Police Club, critical darlings Besnard Lakes and a hall of fame induction for veteran rockers Lowest of the Low. ...

  13. V2/Cooperative Joins With Japan's Hostess

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Universal Music Group-owned V2/Cooperative Music has signed a long-term licensing agreement with Japan's Hostess Entertainment. Under the agreement, Hostess will release, market and distribute records from V2 and European labels including ...

  14. Touring, Indies Rule Midem

    January 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live music and independent labels held sway on the third day of Midem panels. Laurence Bell, founder of Domino Records - home to Arctic Monkeys and Franz Ferdinand -- was the big draw as he opened-up on some of his guiding business and creative ph ...

  15. PIAS Strikes DRM-Free iTunes Deal

    January 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Brussels-based pan-European label group/distributor PIAS has struck a global deal with with Apple Inc.'s iTunes service that will see more than 44,000 tracks added to its DRM-free iTunes Plus service. The tracks come from PIAS' own label ...

  16. Live Nation Acquires Amsterdam Music Hall

    January 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST Live Nation has acquired the operating company for the 5,500-capacity Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam. Black Box Theater Exploitatie BV manages and holds the 20-year lease for the venue, which is the only one of its size in the Dutch capital. Liv ...

  17. Japanese Hostess Ready For Radiohead

    November 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tokyo-based independent music company Hostess Entertainment is gearing up for its Dec. 26 release of the Japanese edition of Radiohead's album "In Rainbows." Digital promotion activities, including a Japanese version of the existing ...

  18. Monkeys, Kaisers, Muse, Killers Up For Qs

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomor ...

  19. Street Scene Relocates To Shed

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT This year's Street Scene festival has been moved from San Diego's Del Mar Fairgrounds to Chula Vista, Calif.'s Coors Amphitheatre, according to Live Nation, which is producing Street Scene 2007 in conjunction with Rob Hagey Producti ...

  20. MPA, LBM Paradigm Shift Nears Completion

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Paradigm shift is almost complete. Monterey Peninsula Artists and Little Big Man will be fully integrated into the Paradigm Talent Agency fold, and the two boutique agencies' names will be retired, effective Aug. 13, Billboard.biz has lea ...

  21. Killers, Muse Lead Street Scene 2007 Lineup

    June 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Killers, Muse and Panic! At the Disco lead the lineup for this year's Street Scene festival, to be held Sept. 22-23 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in San Diego. Among the other acts confirmed to appear at the event include Arctic Monkeys, Soc ...

  22. Glastonbury Line-Up Confirmed

    June 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Glastonbury Festival June 22-24 line-up was finally made public today , featuring a typically eclectic mix of familiar names, and obscure acts from well-left of center. As previously tipped in Billboard.biz, the respective nightly headliners o ...

  23. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  24. Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, Stripes Lead Austin City Limits Bill

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Dylan, Bjork, Wilco, the White Stripes, the Killers, My Morning Jacket, Muse, Queens Of The Stone Age and the Arcade Fire lead the lineup for the sixth Austin City Limits Music Festival, to be held Sept. 14-16 in the Texas capital's Zilke ...

  25. Avril Maintains Top Slot, Joe Starts at No. 2

    May 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne holds at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 with "The Best Damn Thing," while R&B singer Joe begins in the runner-up slot with his new "Ain't Nothing Like Me" ... U.K. band Arctic Monkeys bow in the top 10, while ...

  26. EA To Go Mainstream With Videogame Tunes

    April 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Electronic Arts is mounting a new drive to integrate videogame music into the mainstream culture. The company is making music available for use in television, films and other media from many of its best-selling selling videogame franchises, includ ...

  27. Glastonbury Gets The Go Ahead

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of Glastonbury Festival have cleared a final, licensing hurdle. The giant outdoor music event has been granted a four-year licence, beginning with this year's June 22-24 event. Mendip District Council, which licenses the festival i ...

  28. In The City OZ Postponed

    February 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Tony Wilson, co-founder and co-curator of Manchester, England's In The City (ITC) seminar and showcase event, has postponed the Australian version due to health issues. In The City AAA (Australia, Australasia, Asia) was to have been held for ...

  29. Snow Patrol Round-Up Four Meteor Awards

    February 02, 2007 12:00 AM EST Snow Patrol scooped four awards at the Meteor Ireland Music Awards 2007, held last night (Feb. 1) in Dublin. The Scottish/Irish alternative rock group won for best Irish band, best Irish album for "Eyes Open," (Fiction), best live perfor ...

  30. Rage, Bjork, Chili Peppers Sign On For Coachella

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST A reunited Rage Against The Machine, Bjork and the Red Hot Chili Peppers will lead the lineup for the 2007 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 27-29 in Indio, Calif. The event will also feature a reunion gig from Crowded H ...

  31. AEG Live Links With In The City

    January 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST AEG Live has partnered with In The City for the two-day U.S. edition of the annual Manchester, England-based music convention. The inaugural In the City of New York will take place June 13-14. It will host approximately 500 music industry professi ...

  32. Allen Storms Brit Awards With Four Nominations

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four nods, British newcomer Lily Allen leads the way for the 2007 Brit Awards, nominations for which reflect Britain's bumper crop of new talent. The pop singer is up for British breakthrough act and British female solo, while her U.K. p ...

  33. Danish Music Awards Takes Shape

    January 16, 2007 12:00 AM EST Veto (Playground), Michael Simpson (A:larm) and Nephew (Copenhagen Records) boast seven nominations each for the Danish Music Awards, and are all contends for best album and best rock album. Gnarls Barkley and Arctic Monkeys each got nods in the t ...

  34. Homegrown Talent Rules In U.K. 2006 Sales

    January 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST In a year which saw overall album sales slip slightly, local content was king, new sales data for the 2006 British recorded music market indicates. Over the course of the year, U.K. acts accounted for a 61.9% share of the country's 100 best-s ...

  35. Dylan's 'Modern Times' Wins Billboard's Critics Poll

    December 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bob Dylan's "Modern Times" (Columbia) has won the 2006 Billboard Critics' Choice poll, which rounds up top 10 lists from 48 of the magazine's staff and freelance writers. Dylan was mentioned on a leading eight lists, inclu ...

  36. Paradigm Acquires Little Big Man

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, the New York-based booking agency which is home to Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, the Fray, Barenaked Ladies, Franz Ferdinand, Dido, Snow Patrol, Avril Lavign Paradigm has acquired Little Big Man Booking, ...

  37. Gudinski Sets Up Liberator To Tap Global Acts

    March 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based imprint to sign and develop acts and labels from territories outside Australia. Mushroom Group chairman Michael Gudinski has launched Liberator, a Melbourne-based i ...

  38. 'High School' Leads Youthful Album Chart Charge

    March 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set sold 101,000 copies in the United States. After seven weeks on the chart, the soundtrack to "High School Musical" rises to the top on The Billboard 200, up from last week's previous high of No. 6. The Walt Disney set sold 101, ...

  39. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  40. Blunt Maintains Euro Albums Chart Domination

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic), his countrymen Arctic Monkeys are chasing his chart crown. While James Blunt continues to lead European Top 100 Albums with "Back To Bedla ...

  41. mtvU Ramps Up Artist-Driven Programming

    February 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Arctic Monkeys part of 'Freshman Five.' Arctic Monkeys, the Federation, Gym Class Heroes, Lady Sovereign and MF Doom have been selected as the inaugural "mtvU Freshman Five," an initiative created by the college-focused network ...

  42. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  43. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Bedlam' stays at Euro albums chart pinnacle. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 ...

  44. Smith Splits EMI Publishing

    January 22, 2006 12:00 AM EST Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. executive Mike Smith is to exit the company, with effect from Jan. 31. Smith, who is currently London-based senior VP and director of A&R, will assume a "senior Veteran EMI Music Publishing U.K. execu ...

  45. Victory Signs Up With Vital In U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  46. Victory Signs Up With Vital in U.K.

    December 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom and Ireland, with effect from Feb. 1. Vital Distribution has struck an exclusive pact to handle Victory Records product in the United Kingdom a ...

  47. First Round Of Acts Confirmed For SXSW

    December 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Secret Machines, Calexico amongst those to play. Secret Machines, Robert Pollard, Cat Power, Beth Orton, Belle & Sebastian, Calexico, Neko Case, Echo & the Bunnymen, Elbow, Tom Verlaine, Giant Sand, Nickel Creek and Dashboard Confessional ...

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