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  1. UK Musicians' Union, Artists, Labels Protest BBC Canceling Scottish 'Global Gathering' Show

    May 01, 2012 12:58 PM EDT The BBC has once again got the music industry up in arms following plans to axe the Scottish-themed Mary Ann Kennedy's Global Gathering, a long-running music program on the regional broadcaster BBC Radio Scotland. Global Gathering, which has ...

  2. U2 To Donate $7.2 Million To Irish Music Education

    August 18, 2011 11:00 AM EDT U2 has announcd it is providing five million euros (about $7.2 million) through 2015 to help fund music schooling for Irish children, according to Bloomberg . The news comes in the wake of the government's cuttting spending on education. The ...

  3. Irish Govt To Hold P2P Talks

    October 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eamon Ryan, the Irish Minister For Communications, has pledged to hold roundtable talks on the issue of illegal file-sharing. The discussion will involve representatives from government, the Internet service providers and the music industry. Speak ...

  4. U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice, The Script To Star In Doc Series

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2, Glen Hansard, Damien Rice and The Script will star in the second installment of the "Music of Ireland" documentary series, which originally premiered on PBS stations in February. "Music of Ireland - Welcome to America" will ...

  5. U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor Among Artists In Irish Music Doc

    February 10, 2010 12:00 AM EST "The Music of Ireland - Welcome Home," a documentary featuring interviews and performances from U2, Pete Seeger, Sinead O'Connor and the Chieftans will debut on New York public television station WLIW on Feb. 17, then rollout to oth ...

  6. Year-End Chart Analysis: Compilations Score On World Music Charts

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Compilations took a number of the top spots on the 2009 Top World Albums chart, with “Playing for Change: Songs Around the World,” released on Hear Music, coming in on top. “Paris Magnifique,” which came out on EMI Special Markets/Starbucks, was a ...

  7. Gibson Launches Dark Fire Guitar

    December 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST Gibson Guitar's new Dark Fire guitar is being produced in limited quantities of 2,000. It goes to retail today (Dec. 15). The guitar features second generation Robot technology, expanding on the Robot guitar Gibson introduced in 2007, which, ...

  8. Funeral For Irish Folk Legend Ronnie Drew

    August 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The funeral has taken place for Ronnie Drew, former singer with legendary Irish balladeers The Dubliners. Drew was buried yesterday (Aug. 19) in his adopted home of Greystones, Co Wicklow, after losing a two-year battle with cancer on Saturday. He ...

  9. Brit MPs Show Support For Copyright Extension

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pete Wishart is one of eight British members of parliament who have added their signature in support of an Early Day Motion on the term of copyright extension debate. Scottish Nationalist Wishart, a former member of Scottish rock act Runrig, added ...

  10. Industry Bodies Back Wishart Bill On C'right Term

    February 25, 2008 12:00 AM EST British neighboring rights collecting society PPL, the Musicians Union and labels body the BPI have thrown their support behind Peter Wishart's ambition to change the current legislation on the U.K.'s term of copyright. Scottish National ...

  11. Price Is Right For Creative Entertainment Group

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British concert producers, promoter and booking agent Creative Entertainment Group has recruited Warner Music veteran Peter Price to develop and head-up a new creative artist management division. CEG executive director Paul Fitzgerald says the app ...

  12. Gibson Acquires Garrison Guitars, Pushes Further In Canadian Market

    July 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Guitars in Nashville has acquired Garrison Guitars in St. John's, Newfoundland. The acquisition is expected to further Gibson's expansion in the acoustic guitar market offering a new series of Gibson branded acoustic guitars. The ...

  13. Anúna Preps North American Push

    May 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish vocal group Anúna, led by twin brothers Michael and John McGlynn, is gearing up for a fall tour that will hit 1,800- to 3,000 capacity theaters and performing arts centers across North America. The approximately 35-city outing supports the a ...

  14. Koch Signs Sinead

    March 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Koch Records has inked a deal with Sinead O'Connor and will issue her new album "Theology," a double-CD collection, June 26. The deal is for "multi-products" according to a label rep. "Sinead has always created such b ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. Warner Music Q1 Profit Nearly Doubles

    February 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven by stronger sales of higher-margin digital songs during the holiday season. Warner Music Group Corp. on Tuesday (Feb. 14) said quarterly profit rose 91%, driven b ...

  17. Madonna Does Double On Euro Charts

    December 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST Enya, SOAD bow in European top 5. Enya, SOAD bow in European top 5. News Enya ...

  18. SOAD Tops Chart For Second Time In '05

    November 30, 2005 12:00 AM EST For the third time in its career and the second this year, System Of A Down scores the top position on The Billboard 200. "Hypnotize" (American/Columbia) debuts at No. 1 on the album chart with sales For the third time in its career and ...

  19. Premios Ondas Honors New Spanish Acts

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Amaral, El Canto Del Loco among the winners. A new generation of Spanish artists were celebrated at the 52nd Premios Ondas ceremony last night (Nov. 3). El Canto Del Loco took the best artist or group prize. The Sony BMG act was at Barcelona' ...

  20. Flom Helms Virgin Record America

    October 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America effective immediately. Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, replaces Matt Serletic as chairm ...

  21. Flom In At Virgin

    October 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic Records Group, will replace Matt Serletic as chairman/CEO of Virgin Records in America, Billboard has learned. According to sources close to the deal, Fl Jason Flom, former co-chairman/CEO of Atlantic ...

  22. Franz Take Two At Ireland's Meteor Awards

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at Ireland's fifth annual Meteor Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at ...

  23. Franz Take Two At Ireland's Meteor Awards

    February 25, 2005 12:00 AM EST Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at Ireland's fifth annual Meteor Music Awards, held at the Point in Dublin. Franz Ferdinand added two more trophies to their mantelpiece last night (Feb. 24) at ...

  24. Scotland's Martyn Bennett dies

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. A traditional ...

  25. Scotland's Martyn Bennett dies

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. Scottish artist Martyn Bennett died yesterday (Jan. 30) in Edinburgh following a long battle with cancer. He was 33. A traditional ...

  26. CCE, PBS Team For Live Shows

    January 26, 2005 12:00 AM EST Live events co. will get first right of refusal. Clear Channel Entertainment has teamed with PBS for potential live show productions, Billboard.biz has learned. The deal will offer CCE first right of refusal to mount live tours based on shows prod ...

  27. Best Buy, Washburn, HOB Announce Guitar Kits

    October 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues Entertainment, Inc. have joined to produce and market House of Blues Washburn guitars, a range of entry-level guitar kits. The joint venture exists in co Washburn Guitars, Best Buy, and House of Blues ...

  28. CoverGirl Takes A Shine To Music Biz

    July 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inked a deal with Atlantic Records to a create a new label, CG Vibes. The first release will be a limited-edition compilation, "CG Vibes: Music That Gives Back," due Ju Cosmetics company CoverGirl has inke ...

  29. Tokai Responds To Gibson Trademark-Infringement Claims

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT A top executive at Japanese guitar/bass manufacturer Tokai says the company is no longer interested in selling its "Love Rock" guitars in the United States. The remark comes after Gibson Guitar Corp. NEW YORK -- A top executive at Japane ...

  30. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  31. Choudhury To Leave Warner Music U.K.

    June 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. After 18 years with the company, Warner Music U.K international director Hassan Choudhury will exit at the end of June. Part of ...

  32. Gibson Bows Chet Atkins Studio Guitar

    May 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Gibson Montana, the Bozeman, Mont.-based acoustic guitar division of Gibson Musical Instruments, has introduced the Chet Atkins Studio, a nylon-string classical guitar. Gibson Montana, the Bozeman, Mont.-based acoustic guitar division of Gibson Mu ...

  33. Crow's Flight Guitar Bears Her Signature

    May 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The 1962 Gibson Country-Western guitar Sheryl Crow played during her May 4 "Concert in the Sky" performance aboard a Boeing 777 is replicated in the Sheryl Crow Signature guitar, manufactured by Gibso The 1962 Gibson Country-Western guit ...

  34. Epiphone Gets Strange With Custom Guitar

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Instrument, contest are based on Emily character. Epiphone, a division of Gibson Guitar Corp., is offering the limited-edition Emily Strange G-310 electric guitar, based on the Emily the Strange clothing and accessories line by Cosmic Debris Etc I ...

  35. Global Pulse

    April 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Corrs return from their four-year hiatus with "Borrowed Heaven." Read Nigel Williamson's column. The Corrs return from their four-year hiatus with "Borrowed Heaven." Read Nigel Williamson's column. News Nigel Will ...

  36. First World Guitar Congress Set For June

    April 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Manufacturers, others to exhibit at Maryland event. More than 20,000 people are expected to attend the first World Guitar Congress, to be held June 2-9 at Towson University in Towson, Md. Dr. Helene Breazeale, executive director of the World Music ...

  37. Epiphone Looks Back With New Acoustic Design

    March 08, 2004 12:00 AM EST Epiphone has revived the flat-top guitar design of the 1930s with its new Masterbilt Acoustic Series. The guitars of the Masterbilt Series feature solid-wood construction and the distinctive 1930s-sty Epiphone has revived the flat-top guitar desig ...

  38. Pedal-Steel Pioneer Alvino Rey Dies

    February 27, 2004 12:00 AM EST Swing band leader popularized steel guitar. Swing band leader popularized steel guitar. News ...