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  1. 600,000: Mumford & Sons

    October 08, 2012 1:31 PM EDT Sound the banjos! A look at how Mumford & Sons' unique touring strategy and three years of hard road work paid off. "That was quite a sunset!" Marcus Mumford, clutching an acoustic guitar against his white button-up and olive- ...

  2. From This Week's Billboard: How Mumford And Sons Scored Highest First Week Sales This Year (So Far)

    October 05, 2012 4:02 PM EDT Below are excerpts from the cover story "600,000" -- an in-depth look at Mumford & Sons' album Babel which scored the highest debut week of 2012 -- from this week's edition of Billboard Magazine, which also features a featu ...

  3. Marc Anthony, Chayanne, Marco Antonio Solis' GIGANTE3S Tops Billboard Hot Tours Chart

    September 17, 2012 7:00 AM EDT The Latin music GIGANT3S Tour scores a No. 1 ranking on this week's lineup of Hot Tours with over $10 million in ticket sales reported from a late-summer trek. The show, which featured the major star power of Marc Anthony, Chayanne and Marco ...

  4. Rihanna's 'Talk That Talk' Tops UK Charts With Lowest-Selling No. 1 Album

    August 13, 2012 8:51 AM EDT Rihanna's "Talk That Talk" (Def Jam/Universal) returned to the top of the U.K. album chart on Sunday (Aug. 12), as "Heatwave" (One More Tune/Warner Bros./Warner Music) by British rapper Wiley featuring Ms D started a secon ...

  5. Exclusive: Universal Opens Door for Robert Plant and Artists Den

    May 30, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Universal Music Group has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Artists Den to release the public television show's episode featuring Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. It is the first time UMG and the show have worked together and Univers ...

  6. London's Southbank Centre Wins Top UK Venue Honors

    May 29, 2012 3:05 PM EDT London's Southbank Centre located beside the River Thames . London's Southbank Centre has snatched the No. 1 spot in the 2011 top 100 U.K. music venues as compiled by PRS for Music, the U.K. authors' collecting society. The news, ba ...

  7. Unsigned Artist Context Joins MTV UK's 'Brand New For 2012' List After Musicmetric Partnership

    January 19, 2012 5:05 PM EST The symbiotic relationship between artists and increasingly ubiquitous social media was confirmed last week in the U.K. following a deal between MTV U.K. and Musicmetric, the rapidly growing London-based social media measurement company, which thi ...

  8. Small But Mighty

    December 01, 2011 4:20 AM EST The Top Independent Artist Nominees 4 Nominations Bon Iver Nominations: record of the year ("Holocene"), song of the year ("Holocene"), best new artist, best alternative music album (Bon Iver) Jagjaguwar In perhaps the most sur ...

  9. Independents' Day

    December 01, 2011 3:18 AM EST A Complete List of indEpendent nominEES By Category The nominees listed here are independent releases as defined by the American Assn. of Independent Music-that is, master recordings not owned by the four major label groups. Each entry lists the t ...

  10. Best Buy To Shutter U.K. Stores; Invests $1.3 billion In Best Buy Mobile

    November 07, 2011 11:42 AM EST U.S. retail giant Best Buy is to close all 11 of its U.K. stores by the end of the calendar year, it has been announced. The big box retailer opened its first British store in Thurrock, Essex in April 2010 (Billboard.biz, Apr. 27, 2010). A further ...

  11. Skrillex Announces Launch of OWSLA Label

    August 17, 2011 5:30 PM EDT Today (August 17), the American dubstep artist Skrillex announced the launch of his new OWSLA label. Tim Smith, Skrillex's manager and owner of the Blood Company (a management company) as well as Kathryn Frazier (owner of the publicity firm B ...

  12. London Riots Hit Entertainment Industry: Music, Films, Sports

    August 09, 2011 7:31 AM EDT LONDON -- Sony's only depot for CDs and DVDs in the U.K. was burned to the ground , several movie theaters closed their doors early Monday night and Wednesday night's England vs. Holland soccer international was postponed as the British ...

  13. Sony Distribution Center Destroyed by London Rioters, Indie Labels 'Devastated'

    August 09, 2011 7:14 AM EDT A London warehouse containing stock for a number of U.K. independent labels -- including XL Recordings, 4AD, Beggars, Domino and Rough Trade - was destroyed by rioters during a third night of unrest in the British capital. The three-story building ...

  14. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  15. World Cup Boots Up Ratings

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn’t tempered America’s enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high. Through the first 14 matches of the World ...

  16. Busy Opening For Best Buy U.K.

    May 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The first Best Buy has opened in the U.K. and executives reported brisk business at the store in Essex. The 50,000 sq ft store situated in a retail park in Thurrock, approximately 40 minutes' commute from London, opened its doors Friday (Apri ...

  17. Best Buy Unveils First U.K. Store

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.S. retail giant Best Buy has opened the doors to its first U.K. store, marking the start of its ambitious European expansion plans, which it says will see eight to 10 U.K. superstores open in year one and the creation of approx 8,000 British job ...

  18. In The City Day 2: Calls For Artist Support

    October 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In order to thrive, the music industry needs to take greater care of its members and, more importantly, music consumers. Those were the two dominant themes at the second day of Manchester's In The City (Oct.19) - the U.K.'s biggest music ...

  19. Orange U.K.'s 'Monkey' Promoted At Malls

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange U.K. will promote its new music streaming service, Monkey, with hologram screenings of performances at shopping malls across the U.K. The service operates in partnership with Universal Music. Commencing Sept. 19 and 20, the gigs will ...

  20. 'Bizarre' Tour Signs Up U.K. Hip-Hop Acts

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Rising U.K. urban acts Master Shortie, Gracious K and McLean will join Chipmunk, Ironik and Kid British for the "Bizarre Presents the Brrrap Pack" tour, presented by U.K. tabloid the Sun next month. It is the first tour of its kind for t ...

  21. AMG Acquires Bournemouth Opera House

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has announced the acquisition of Bournemouth's Opera House, situated on the south coast of England. The deal was completed following the successful grant of a new lease with Amewood Estates Limite ...

  22. Best Buy Lines Up UK Sites

    April 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S. retailer Best Buy is looking at a range of possible sites in southern England and Wales with a view to launching in the United Kingdom next spring, property industry sources told Reuters on Monday. They said the American giant and British joi ...

  23. Academy Venues Rebrand With O2 Partnership

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Academy Music Group (AMG), one of the U.K.'s leading chains of live-music venues and clubs, is renaming and rebranding its 11 facilities from Jan. 1 when they will each be called the O2 Academy. The move ends the AMG outlets' long-establ ...

  24. 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 ...

  25. Glastonbury's $144 Million Effect

    April 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT It might not have the same box office potency as in years past, but the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival is still a serious money-spinner, according to the findings of a new report. The three-day live music carnival last year generated more than £ ...

  26. Harris Among Country Hall Inductees

    February 12, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Country Music Hall of Fame has four new members: Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, the Statler Brothers and the late Ernest "Pop" Stoneman. Their selection was announced Tuesday by the Country Music Association. They will be formally indu ...

  27. Zavvi Celebrates Double-Digit Holiday Sales Boost

    January 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retail chain Zavvi has reported a 10.8% increase in sales on the previous year, when it was trading as Virgin Megastores. However, music sales were down 11.6% compared to the same period in the previous year. The company blames ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. MySpace Backs U.K. Concert

    August 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Social-networking Web site MySpace is throwing its support behind a new free London music festival. The Aug. 5 1234Shoreditch concert is being launched as part of the Aug. 4-18 Shoreditch Festival, an annual music, lifestyle and culture event in N ...

  30. Brit Fests Cancel After Rain, Floods

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Recent torrential flooding and storms throughout the United Kingdom have sunk a set of live music events, including the LodeStar, Ashton Court and Fflam festivals. Cambridge-based LodeStar, described as the "newest indie rock festival," ...

  31. The Crimea Breaks Mold With Download Offering

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British alternative rock act the Crimea has taken a radical approach to building a following. The group -- currently out of contract after they split last summer with their former label, Warner Music -- has made its new, self-financed, album " ...

  32. AMG Acquires The Zodiac

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Financials undisclosed. U.K. concerts venue owner and operator Academy Music Group (AMG) has purchased the Oxford-based 750-capacity live music and club venue The Zodiac for an undisclosed sum. The purchase, from previous owners Nick Moorbath and ...

  33. Coldplay Stretch Euro Chart Reign To 12 Weeks

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the 12th consecutive week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) leads European Top 100 Albums, while the top ten of the composite chart welcomes new entries by British acts Craig David and Goldfrapp. For the 12th consecutive we ...

  34. Coldplay Stretch Euro Chart Reign To 12 Weeks

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT For the 12th consecutive week, Coldplay's "X&Y" (Parlophone) leads European Top 100 Albums, while the top ten of the composite chart welcomes new entries by British acts Craig David and Goldfrapp. For the 12th consecutive we ...

  35. Sony Cracks Down On British PSP Importers

    June 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A legal fight is brewing in Britain between Sony and the grey-market importers who are selling its highly sought-after PlayStation Portable (PSP) device ahead of the official Sept. 1 European launch d LONDON (Reuters) -- A legal fight is brewing i ...

  36. AMG Buys Newcastle Venue

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT London-based venue operator Academy Music Group has added a site in Newcastle, North East England, to its expanding portfolio. Financial details of the Gala Bingo Hall acquisition -- announced today ( London-based venue operator Academy Music Grou ...

  37. AMG Buys Newcastle Venue

    April 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT New venue due to operate from October. London-based venue operator Academy Music Group has added a site in Newcastle, North East England, to its expanding portfolio. Financial details of the Gala Bingo Hall acquisition -- announced today (April 25 ...

  38. U.K.'s MKG Takes On Academy Name

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venue operator looking to expand. London-based venue operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has rebranded itself as Academy Music Group Limited. The move follows an August 2004 management buyout at MKG. The company operates the 4,900-capacity Carling Acade ...

  39. U.K.'s MKG Takes On Academy Name

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Venue operator looking to expand. London-based venue operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has rebranded itself as Academy Music Group Limited. The move follows an August 2004 management buyout at MKG. The company operates the 4,900-capacity Carling Acade ...

  40. U.K. Venues Firm McKenzie Changes Hands

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Private-equity institution Royal London Private Equity has completed a £33.5 million ($60 million) management buyout of British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG), owner of the Academy-branded Private-equity institution Royal London Pri ...

  41. U.K. Venues Firm McKenzie Changes Hands

    September 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Private-equity institution Royal London Private Equity has completed a £33.5 million ($60 million) management buyout of British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG), owner of the Academy-branded Private-equity institution Royal London Pri ...

  42. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel resigns from board. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. The buyout comes as OD2 fa ...

  43. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  44. Loudeye To Buy U.K.'s OD2 For $38.6M

    June 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European music download service co-founded by British artist Peter Gabriel, for an amount estimated at $38.6 million in cash and stock. Seattle-based Loudeye Corp. is to acquire OD2, the European ...

  45. Britain's McKenzie Group, Xfm Ink Marketing Pact

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-based alternative radio station Xfm. British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-base ...

  46. Britain's McKenzie Group, Xfm Ink Marketing Pact

    June 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-based alternative radio station Xfm. British venues operator McKenzie Group (MKG) has struck a three-year marketing partnership with London-base ...

  47. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Bristol, Conn. resident ordered to pay $4,000. Bristol, Conn. resident ordered to pay $4,000. News ...

  48. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  49. Connecticut Man Fined for Downloading Music

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Internet. A federal judge has ordered a Bristol, Conn., resident to pay more than $4,000 for downloading five songs from the Interne ...

  50. Concert Security Exec Rick Rentz Dies

    May 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Rentz founded Concert Services, Inc. Well-known concert-security professional Richard "Rick" Rentz, president of Concert Services, Inc., died unexpectedly in his sleep over the weekend. Cause of death was not released. He was 52. Rentz f ...

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