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  1. Pete Bennett, Legendary Promotion Man for Beatles, Stones, Many More, Dead at 77

    November 27, 2012 4:44 PM EST Pete Bennett -- the promotion man who famously worked with the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Nat King Cole, Steven Tyler, Sam Cooke and many others -- died of a heart attack on Thanksgiving Day. He was 77. Born May 11, 1935 in the Bronx, Bennett was be ...

  2. Mumford Takes Deluxe High Ground

    October 15, 2012 8:46 AM EDT 'Babel' sales show deluxe digital albums outselling standard on iTunes, but discounting has key role. Mumford & Sons' "Babel" is doing more than putting big numbers up on the board: It's also proving that if you ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. EMI, Echo Nest Announce $5000 Prize Contest For 'Sandbox' Initiative

    November 30, 2011 3:50 PM EST EMI and music intelligence platform the Echo Nest, who launched an open API initiative as part of EMI's OpenEMI project earlier this month, have announced the OpenEMI contest . The competition offers a $5,000 prize for the best app that utili ...

  6. Used Download Store ReDigi Gets Cease-and-Desist Letter From RIAA

    November 15, 2011 12:44 PM EST Given the business model, it was only a matter of time before "used" download store ReDigi was contacted by rights owners. On November 10, the RIAA sent a cease-and-desist letter to the company on behalf of the four of its members: Unive ...

  7. U.K. Independent Label Market Comes To Brooklyn

    October 07, 2011 11:17 AM EDT Independent Label Market - Vol.2 by Independent Label Market This Saturday (Oct. 8), heads of 20 or so independent music labels will gather at the Brooklyn Flea's Smorgasburg on the Williamsburg waterfront in New York City. Among them will be ...

  8. U.K. Retailers Hit Out At Digital Economy Act's Lack of Progress

    September 15, 2011 8:33 AM EDT A lack of progress in implementing the U.K. Digital Economy Act is costing British retailers millions, according to U.K. trade body the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA). Speaking at the organization's annual general meeting, held in ...

  9. Business Matters: Roger Faxon, EMI, VC Funding, Price Wars and more

    June 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI'S DEDICATION TO A&R -- After Roger Faxon was named head of EMI Music , some people in the business press were under the impression that EMI would become either more committed to publishing or less committed to new artist development. ...

  10. Pirate Bay Acquisition Back On

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The acquisition of the Pirate Bay Web site appears to be back on. Sweden's Global Gaming Factory set out to acquire the domain name and trademarks of the Pirate Bay, with the intention of creating a legal service with a new business model. Bu ...

  11. 7digital, Imerge Launch Home Entertainment Service

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Digital download retailer 7digital has launched its online music store for high-end entertainment systems in partnership with Imerge, the U.K. manufacturer of hard disk home entertainment servers. The Imerge XiVA Music Store has been developed wit ...

  12. Apple Fans Eagerly Touch and Swipe First iPads

    April 04, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Now that the iPad is in the hands of early adopters, the hard work for Apple Inc. begins. Eager customers intent on being among the first owners of this new class of gadgetry stood in long lines across the country Saturday. They seemed willing to ...

  13. Briefs: Harmonix, Guvera, Wisin & Yandel

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Harmonix, developers of “The Beatles: Rock Band” and the entire “Rock Band” franchise, has cut 39 staffers, the company confirmed today. The Cambridge, Mass.-based company is a subsidiary of MTV Games. The result is a 13% staff reduction. Accor ...

  14. New National Recording Registry Entries Announced

    June 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Twenty five culturally significant recordings — including a radio broadcast of Marian Anderson's recital at the Lincoln Memorial, Dylan Thomas reading of "A Child's Christmas in Wales," and Winston Churchill'a speech that ...

  15. Videogame Placements Set The Stage For Bang Camaro

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Boston, 2006: Bang Camaro, a band made up of people in other bands, plays its first hometown gig. Would the group's arena rock-filed in iTunes under "hair metal"-go over well in a basement party full of hipsters? "We were terri ...

  16. Nickel Creek's Watkins Inks With Nonesuch

    November 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST Nickel Creek songwriter/fiddler Sarah Watkins has signed with Nonesuch, and will release her self-titled solo debut on April 7. The set was produced by Led Zeppelin legend John Paul Jones. Also featured on the album are Gillian Welch and David Raw ...

  17. Berkeley's Freight & Salvage Plans New Facility

    January 30, 2008 12:00 AM EST Berkeley, Calif.'s Freight & Salvage Coffee House, an established folk venue since 1968, has begun construction on an $11.3 million project that will boast two performance spaces, six classrooms for music-related workshops and a full-serv ...

  18. Fopp Flag Flies Again In London

    October 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Market-leading U.K. retailer HMV is to re-open the Covent Garden branch of shuttered record store Fopp in London on Saturday (Oct. 6), after persuading the landlord to reverse its decision over the lease. The 4,000 sq.ft. store will recommence tra ...

  19. London Fails To Figure In HMV’s Fopp Revival

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV says that despite their "very best efforts", their revival of the U.K. Fopp retail chain will not include a London branch among the six stores re-opening this month. Stores in Edinburgh, Manchester, Nottingham, Cambridge and Glasgow ...

  20. 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," ...

  21. HMV Buys Fopp Brand, Outlets

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT HMV Group is injecting new life into Fopp. The music and entertainment retail giant has reached an agreement to buy the recently-bankrupted Fopp brand, its URL and the lease on six of the retailer's outlets, depending on landlord consent. Fin ...

  22. Pink Floyd Members Appear At Barrett Tribute

    May 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The surviving members of Pink Floyd took part in a tribute concert last night to pay respect to their former frontman, Roger "Syd" Barrett. Guitarist David Gilmour, bassist Roger Waters, drummer Nick Mason and keyboardist Rick Wright all ...

  23. McCartney Grabs Classical Brit Award

    May 04, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Paul McCartney was one of the big winners last night at the Classical Brit Awards in London, where he took home the best album award. McCartney's classical project "Ecce Cor Meum" (EMI Classics) beat out a strong list of classical s ...

  24. Groome Exits The BPI

    April 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry's general counsel Roz Groome is leaving the trade body after more than seven years' service. Groome will take up the post of VP, anti-piracy at Universal Pictures International, where she will drive the ...

  25. Reciva Teams With RealMusic

    April 17, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, has struck a partnership with U.S. audio streaming firm RealNetworks. Through the agreement, users will be able to access RealMusic through Reciva ...

  26. EMI's Wragg Joins Reciva Board

    February 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Digital music expert Barney Wragg has joined Reciva Limited, the Cambridge, England-based Internet radio and digital media player specialist, as a non-executive director. Wragg, who remains with EMI Music in London as global head of digital, will ...

  27. Procol Harum Organist Wins Court Case

    December 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST A High Court judge today ruled that the former organist in Procal Harum was entitled to a 40% share in ownership of the 1967 cult classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale." Musical judge Mr Justice William Blackburne -- who read music and law at ...

  28. Foley, Leach Join Universal Classics

    November 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST Paul Foley named GM. Paul Foley has been named GM of Universal Music Classics Group (UMCG). Based in New York, Foley will report to Christopher Roberts, chairman of UMCG, and will oversee all sales, pop marketing, new media, publicity and promotio ...

  29. WMG Launches Viral Offering

    October 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music Group is making its artist and label web sites YouTube friendly. The music giant is using a technology from Cambridge, Mass.-based Internet TV specialist Brightcove that allows music fans Warner Music Group is making its artist and la ...

  30. Pink Floyd Founder Syd Barrett Dies

    July 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Syd" Barrett has died at the age of 60, reportedly due to complications from diabetes. The artist, who left Pink Floyd in the late 1960s after his mental health began to d Pink Floyd co-founder Roger "Sy ...

  31. Global iPulse: Massive Attack, Public Symphony and Caparezza

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT New Massive expected in early 2007. Fifteen years after its first album, pioneering U.K. “trip-hop” act Massive Attack is hitting the road to promote “Collected—The Best of Massive Attack” (Virgin). The act will play late-April U.S. dates in Seatt ...

  32. Public Symphony's 'Stronger' Gets U.K. Release

    April 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Song originally wrote for annual University Boat Race. Two years after first being heard by nearly 9 million TV viewers, British melodic rock duo’s Public Symphony's "Stronger” is finally getting a U.K. single release. Public Symphony is ...

  33. EC Appoints Quintin To Key Role

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Nov. 9 as the top civil servant in charge of music issues within the European Commission, the European Union's executive. Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Nov. 9 as the top civil servant in charge of mus ...

  34. EC Appoints Quintin To Key Role

    November 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Wednesday (Nov. 9) as the top civil servant in charge of music issues within the European Commission, the European Union's executive. Frenchwoman Odile Quintin was named Wednesday (Nov. 9) as the top civil ...

  35. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, effective Nov. 1. LONDON -- The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, effec ...

  36. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with effect from Nov. 1. The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with eff ...

  37. Groome Rises To BPI General Counsel

    October 24, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Legal chief succeeds Taylor. The British Phonographic Industry has elevated Roz Groome to helm its legal department as general counsel, with effect from Nov. 1. A trained solicitor, Groome steps up into the role vacated by Geoff Taylor , who retur ...

  38. Piracy Crackdown Spurs Shift In Online File Sharing

    August 30, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Traffic in the popular file-sharing network BitTorrent has fallen in the wake of a crackdown on piracy, but file sharers have merely shifted to another network, eDonkey, new data released Aug. 29 show LONDON (Reuters) -- Traffic in the popular fil ...

  39. Glastonbury Gears Up For Another Year

    June 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The three-day event begins June 24. Rain, hail or mud: nothing is likely to dampen the spirits of those visiting England's annual Glastonbury Festival. The three-day event, which begins Friday (June 24), is widely recognized as one of the big ...

  40. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities on Feb. 22 sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. LONDON -- British authorities on Feb. 22 sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...

  41. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...

  42. Brit Bollywood Pirate Gets Three Years

    February 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. British authorities today (Feb. 22) sentenced a leading distributor of counterfeit Bollywood DVDs to three years in jail. Jay ...

  43. Dutch Retailer Beats Apple to Local Download Market

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch music retail chain Free Record Shop (FRS) beat Apple Computer Inc. to the local market with the Tuesday launch of a new download service in Europe's latest battleground for digital song services Dutch music retail chain Free Record Shop ...

  44. Dutch Retailer Beats Apple to Local Download Market

    August 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Dutch music retail chain Free Record Shop (FRS) beat Apple Computer Inc. to the local market with the Tuesday launch of a new download service in Europe's latest battleground for digital song services Dutch music retail chain Free Record Shop ...

  45. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  46. Chili Peppers Heat Up Euro Albums Chart

    August 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Live In Hyde Park" (Warner Bros.), a double-CD memento of the band's London shows in June, races straight to the top of European Top 100 Albums. The album will not be released Red Hot Chili Peppers' ...

  47. Minnie Driver Signs With Rounder

    June 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Pop/folk album due in September. Rounder Records has signed actress Minnie Driver to her first U.S. recording contract. Her debut, "Everything I've Got in My Pocket," will be released on the Cambridge, Mass.-based label's Zoe i ...