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  1. U.K. Charity Appeals To Simon Cowell To Resolve 'X-Factor' Conflict

    October 26, 2011 1:06 PM EDT The chief executive of British music charity Rhythmix has written an open letter to Simon Cowell appealing for the "X-Factor" boss to stop using the organization's name for one of the acts in this year's U.K. competition. Four- ...

  2. Uncharted Territory: News and Notes on Billboard's New Chart of Emerging Artists

    January 28, 2011 9:07 PM EST Billboard has unveiled the second weekly Uncharted ranking, spotlighting emerging artists who have yet to appear on a major Billboard chart but are mapping new territory in online fan engagement. Uncharted artists are ranked by Heat Score -- a for ...

  3. Alexandra Burke Confirms Debut Tour

    September 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. pop/R&B singer Alexandra Burke will embark on her first U.K. tour at the beginning of 2011. The 2008 "X Factor" winner has announced the 18 dates for her "All Night Long" tour, promoted by AEG Live. The opening show wi ...

  4. NH7 Rock Festival To Launch in India

    July 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A new alternative festival featuring a mix of U.K. and domestic rock acts is to launch in India later this year, following the signing of a new cross cultural agreement between the British and Indian governments. Named after the NH7 highway, which ...

  5. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Drake, Avenged Sevenfold and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 4pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. Youtube Music Most Viewed Today 1. Justin Bieber ft Soulja Boy - ...

  6. Web Trends: 'American Idol,' Crystal Bowersox, Suge Knight and More

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Google Trends (as of 1pm) 10. Who Will Win American Idol 2010 The performance finale of American Idol took place Tuesday night, votes will be tallied to determine the winner tonight. 17. Crystal Bowersox Up to the Mountain "Up to the Mountain ...

  7. @Great Escape: UMGI On Spotify, Freemium and More

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Speaking at the Great Escape conference in Brighton, England, Universal Music Group International VP of digital Francis Keeling underlined his belief in the subscription model, lauded hot startup Spotify, backed the freemium business model and dec ...

  8. Great Escape Day Two: Making Piracy Socially Unacceptable

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The second day of the Great Escape, the U.K. music conference and festival in Brighton, focused on the importance of digital marketing and digital services for the music industry. A keynote conversation with Universal Music International's VP ...

  9. Great Escape Day One: U.K. Live Sector Thriving

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Great Escape music conference and festival in Brighton focused on the U.K.'s burgeoning live industry on its first day. U.K. live revenue - £1.39 billion ($2.04 billion) - moved ahead of the British retail value of recorded music - £1.31 ...

  10. Holiday Sales Keep Retailers Optimistic

    December 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Music merchants says the year is ending with relatively good cheer, thanks to a combination of factors in their Christmas stockings: a great release schedule, less aggressive music discounting, and comparisons to a disastrous 2008 Christmas season ...

  11. Arctic Monkeys' Arena Tour Of U.K., Ireland

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Arctic Monkeys has announced a string of arena dates for the U.K. and Ireland this November, following the chart-topping release of its third studio album "Humbug" (Domino) in the U.K. Starting at Liverpool's Echo Aren ...

  12. Ian Brown Announces U.K. Tour

    August 24, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. solo artist/former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown will set out on a 16-date British winter tour to promote his sixth solo studio set "My Way." The tour was booked through Brighton-based 13 Artists and commences Nov.29 at Leicester De ...

  13. Ivor Novello Nominee Signs Publishing Deal

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A month ago, Nick Hemming made history as the first self-published musician to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. He may not have won, but a new publishing deal for the frontman, guitarist and chief songwriter with U.K. indie-folk act the Lei ...

  14. Counting Crows Announce U.K., Ireland Dates

    January 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Counting Crows will return to the U.K. and Ireland for a 12-city tour, beginning May 7 at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The Hold Steady will provide support on the majority of dates. Counting Crows last visited the U.K. to headline London's s ...

  15. Retailers: Black Friday Music Sales Down

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST While mainstream media is touting that the Black Friday weekend started the holiday selling season with a bang, music merchandisers certainly didn't have that experience. Music sales were down anywhere from 10% to 30% and hit albums released ...

  16. Boosey & Hawkes Appoints Synch Manager

    September 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boosey & Hawkes has appointed Lucy Heyman to the role of digital synch manager within their synch and marketing consultancy team. The London-based music publisher has been expanding its synch activities, with recent tie-ups with brands includi ...

  17. Public Vote For "Motown 50" Compilation

    September 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Universal Motown Records Group is marking 50 years of its Motown label with various releases and events leading up to the Jan. 2009 anniversary of the company. Now it has emerged that the public will get to vote on the track-listing of the "M ...

  18. One Little Indian Links With Fat Cat

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London-based One Little Indian has teamed up with fellow U.K. indie FatCat Records in a joint venture deal. FatCat's "strong independent ethos" will be consolidated within the partnership according to a statement issued by One Littl ...

  19. McBride Goes Tribal For 'Millennial' Project

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Know your tribe. And play to the beat of your own drum. That's just one of the points underscored in a new thought-provoking essay on the current face of the musicians' industry, in the eyes and mind of Terry McBride, CEO of Vancouver, C ...

  20. Amazon Named NARM's Large Retailer Of The Year

    May 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Amazon, based in Seattle, has emerged as the top merchandiser to beat as it picked up its second consecutive retailer of the year award for the large-size division at the National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner. The ...

  21. Duffy's 'Rockferry' Solid At No. 1 In Europe

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Duffy starts a second week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums with "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal). But its hit "Mercy" is usurped at the top of Eurochart Hot 100 Singles by Madonna's "4 Minutes" (Warner Bros.), ...

  22. Feeder Offers Support Slot Prizes

    April 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rock act Feeder has teamed up with download retailer 7digital to find artists who will support the band on tour next month. The 7digital indiestore service , which allows unsigned and independent artists to sell MP3s direct to fans, has launc ...

  23. U.K.'s AMG Ushers In Three New Venues

    November 19, 2007 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group is on the expansion trail. The British live music and club venues firm has struck separate, long-time lease agreements with a view to open new sites next year in the northern English cities Leeds and Sheffield. The London-based ...

  24. Parlophone Seals Bat For Lashes Deal

    July 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT EMI label Parlophone has struck a deal with indie label Echo to license works from Mercury Music Prize nominated-artist Bat For Lashes. EMI and Capitol labels will carry Bat For Lashes' forthcoming releases internationally, while Caroline Rec ...

  25. NARM Coverage: WMG Wins Big At NARM Awards

    May 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, an online merchant won a retailer of the year award, while the Warner Music Group picked up three awards; and Twist & Shout and Electric Fetus kept their streaks alive winning in their categories respectively, for the seven ...

  26. Britain's Great Escape Builds Line-Up

    April 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British Sea Power, the Holloways and Micah P Hinson have been added to the bulging line-up for the live music segment of the U.K.'s second annual Great Escape Festival. They join a previously-announced bill of 150-plus local and international ...

  27. Live Nation Continues Expansion

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. expansion of live music juggernaut Live Nation continued today with its acquisition of a major stake in venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG). The share was acquired from RJD Partners, the private equity investment firm. Now Live Natio ...

  28. NARM Awards Nominees Revealed

    March 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards, includes 14 first-time selections, according to NARM president Jim Donio. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention ...

  29. Newbury Ups Mello

    March 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Newbury Comics senior buyer Carl Mello has been promoted to the role of director of media buying for the 27-store chain. Mello joined the Brighton, Mass.-based Newbury in 1993, working at that time in the warehouse. Mello was upped to assistant bu ...

  30. Buzz Bound

    March 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Among the legions of acts booked for this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival March 14-18 in Austin, here are 10 that people will talk about, as profiled by Ayala Ben-Yehuda, Jonathan Cohen, Todd Martens and Mich ...

  31. Animal Collective Inks Deal With Domino

    January 09, 2007 12:00 AM EST Experimental indie outfit the Animal Collective has signed with the U.K.-based Domino Records, the label home to Franz Ferdinand, Clinic and Four Tet, among others, Billboard.biz has learned. The New York-based group is slated to head into the stu ...

  32. Cat The Dog Is BMG Publishing's New Pet

    August 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. BMG Music Publishing has signed up-and-coming U.K. band Cat the Dog to a long-term publishing deal. The Brighton-based band is managed by Rob Swerd ...

  33. NARM Noms Revealed

    June 06, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Annual convention set for Aug. 2-5. The National Assn. of Recording Merchandisers has revealed the nominees for its merchandisers of the year awards. The winners will be unveiled on the last night of the NARM annual convention, Aug. 2-5 in Kissimm ...

  34. Newbury Comics Makes Key Promotions

    June 13, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Dorfman named VP of marketing. Amy Dorfman has been promoted to VP of marketing at Brighton, Mass.-based retail chain Newbury Comics. Dorman, who was previously director of marketing, reports to CEO Mike Dreese. In another move, the company's ...

  35. Rockabilly Singer Ersel Hickey Dies

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Ersel Hickey, a rockabilly singer best known for "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," has died at age 70, according to a longtime friend. Ersel Hickey, a rockabilly singer best known for "Bluebirds Over the Mountain," has died at age ...

  36. Strict Sentence For British CD Pirate

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The international recorded music industry has welcomed a lengthy jail sentence handed down to one of the world's most prolific CD pirates. Mark Purseglove, 33, was sentenced July 8 at London's Blackfr LONDON -- The international recorded ...

  37. Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Retainer

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Producer Phil Spector has filed suit against his former attorney and longtime friend Robert Shapiro, in an attempt to reclaim a $1.5 million retainer Shapiro took when he represented Spector in his on Phil Spector Sues Robert Shapiro Over $1.5M Re ...

  38. Le Tigre Inks With Strummer/Universal

    March 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST New album due in late summer. Politically minded rock act Le Tigre has signed with Strummer/Universal, Billboard.biz has learned. Run by former Capitol president Gary Gersh, Strummer/Universal is also home to the Mars Volta, the Rapture, Recover a ...

  39. Entertee Gets Party In The Park For Second Year

    February 13, 2004 12:00 AM EST Entertee, the London-based events-management and production group, has clinched the contract for the U.K.'s Party in the Park series of pop music festivals for the second consecutive year. Entertee, the London-based events-management and prod ...