Billy Bragg

  1. WIN's Alison Wenham on Licensing Imbroglio: 'YouTube Is Trying To Devalue the Streaming Market'

    June 06, 2014 2:41 PM EDT The on-going dispute between independent labels trade body The Worldwide Independent Network (WIN) and YouTube over licensing terms for its new music subscription service shows no sign of abating. On Wednesday June 4, it was confirmed that the Eur ...

  2. Australia’s Triple J To Power Over-30s Station Dig Music

    October 24, 2013 5:18 AM EDT Australia’s Triple J network now has a music station targeting the over-30s. The government-funded Triple J has the enviable reputation as Australia’s key music discovery platform. And for many artists here and abroad, it’s the launch-pad into t ...

  3. U.K. Indie Cooking Vinyl Launches in Australia

    September 06, 2013 12:23 AM EDT Martin Goldschmidt’s Cooking Vinyl has expanded into Australia. The British indie label has a new office in Melbourne, which is helmed by a twin-track team of two former Shock Records executives, Leigh Gruppetta and Stu Harvey. “Having enjoyed o ...

  4. First Annual Music Industry Conference Taiwan Looks Chinese Music Market, Exporting to the West

    November 20, 2012 9:30 AM EST The first annual Music Industry Conference (MIC) 2012, Taiwan was held at the Sun World Dynasty Hotel and other venues around Taipei on November 8-11. The conference focused on capitalizing on the greater China market (The People's Republic, ...

  5. Cooking Vinyl's Martin Goldschmidt On Universal-EMI Deal, Marilyn Manson, the Rise of Indies

    May 03, 2012 12:45 PM EDT The current Cooking Vinyl homege features Marilyn Manson whose new album "Born Villain" is just out. Label founder Martin Goldschmidt says Interscope "dropped the ball" with his last album. Cooking Vinyl, a label founded in 198 ...

  6. How Woody Guthrie's Lyrics With Jay Farrar, Jim James, Anders Parker and Will Johnson Topped Billboard's Heatseekers Chart

    March 09, 2012 11:00 AM EST The day after Jay Farrar (Son Volt), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Anders Parker (Varnaline) and Will Johnson (Centro-matic) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers' chart, they hit Santa Monica radio station KCRW for a performance and interv ...

  7. Backbeat: Louisiana Makes Touring Sales Pitch With Ledisi, Trombone Shorty

    February 13, 2012 2:06 PM EST Ledisi gets funky with guitarist Nate Mercereaux and Trombone Shorty at the Only in Louisiana brunch. Louisiana has long popularized the tax breaks it supplies film and television shows, but at Saturday's annual Only in Louisiana brunch, they ...

  8. Phil Ochs Documentary, 'There But For Fortune,' Marches Across U.S.

    March 03, 2011 3:36 PM EST A documentary on '60s folksinger Phil Ochs that had a schedule of eight cities in January has expanded its run to 70 playdates and may eventually be booked into 100 theaters. For a film that took 20 years to come together despite the interest ...

  9. British Singer Bragg Blasts EU Copyright Extension

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT British singer Billy Bragg blasted Wednesday a proposed European Union law to nearly double music copyright to 95 years, saying it would give a huge windfall to major recording labels. The European Parliament will vote Thursday on extending royalt ...

  10. Featured Artists Back U.K. Govt On Term Extension

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The recently formed Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has given its backing to the U.K. government's decision to vote against the EU proposal on term extension for copyright in sound recordings. While other music industry bodies voiced their d ...

  11. Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Set For Pete Seeger's 90th Concert

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, John Mellencamp and Emmylou Harris are among the dozens of musicians who will celebrate American folk music legend Pete Seeger's 90th birthday with a gala concert at Madison Square Garden on May ...

  12. Featured Artists Coalition Meeting Re-Scheduled

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The first meeting of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) has been re-scheduled for March 11 at London venue Heaven. The meeting remains restricted to artists and will be hosted by the steering committee, comprising Radiohead's Ed O'Brie ...

  13. SXSW: Morello, Tankian, Harper Rock For 'War'

    March 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Ben Harper, Billy Bragg and others joined forces to sow some musical seeds of revolution last night (March 13) at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. The musicians were celebrating the release of "Body of War," ...

  14. Popkomm Moves To Later Date

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Popkomm music fair will be taking place later than usual this year, on Oct. 8-10 in Berlin. Last year, the international music and entertainment business trade show -- organized by Messe Berlin -- boasted 886 exhibitors from 57 countries and a ...

  15. Bragg Opens Up On Popkomm Day Two

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Artists took center-stage today as the three-day Popkomm convention in Berlin reached the mid-way mark. Politically-charged veteran British singer-songwriter Billy Bragg used the platform of his keynote address to call upon artists to rise up and ...

  16. CISAC Organzies 'Copyright Summit'

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST French crooner Charles Aznavour, English singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, film-maker Michael Apted, British Telecom CEO Ben Verwaayen, and EMI Music Publishing president Roger Faxon will take part in a two-day 'Copyright Summit' in Brussel ...

  17. The Prodigy Wave Ragged Flag Deal

    January 17, 2007 12:00 AM EST Britain's self-styled "electro-punks" the Prodigy have a new label home. The Liam Howlett-led trio have established their own label, Ragged Flag, which will handle their next album release, and projects from any subsequent signings. ...

  18. Billy Bragg Vs. MySpace

    June 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Musician raises issue with site's terms. Musician haven MySpace has come under fire by British songwriter Billy Bragg over some confusion with the social networking site’s terms of service statement. Last month, Bragg removed all music from h ...