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  1. IFPI Warning On Spain, France, Brazil

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has warned that music markets in Spain, France and Brazil are "suffering acutely" from piracy, as it issued its annual Digital Music Report for 2010. The music industry's global trade body had more positive news on digital ...

  2. Gaming Industry Opens Music Discussion Forum

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TIGA, the representative trade body for the U.K. video games industry, has launched a new service on its Web site called 'Creative Industry Switch,' which invites music companies, artists and games developers to come together in discussi ...

  3. Orange Launches $8 Million 'Monkey' Campaign

    September 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange has launched a £5 million ($8 million) U.K. marketing campaign for its new mobile music package, Monkey, which offers free streaming of Universal Music's catalog. The service, on which it has partnered with Universal Music and Ch ...

  4. Universal, Orange Target Youth Market

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telco Orange has partnered with Universal Music on a free mobile and PC streaming service aimed at young people in the U.K., which the major describes as an "anti-piracy initiative." U.K. broadcaster Channel 4's 4Music brand is the ...

  5. New BBC Radio 2 Controller Announced

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bob Shennan has been appointed the new controller for national U.K. A/C network BBC Radio 2. Shennan succeeds Lesley Douglas, who left the BBC last October amid the scandal over Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand's prank calls to actor Andrew Sa ...

  6. Grainge Joins Fellow Business Leaders In Liverpool

    November 20, 2008 12:00 AM EST Creative business leaders are to meet in Liverpool for the first ambassador meeting for “Cabinet,” the inaugural creativity and business international network conference held in Hertfordshire on Oct. 26-28, 2009. Universal Music International chai ...

  7. Mojo Radio To Close This Month

    November 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST In another blow to the digital radio sector in the U.K., Bauer Media has announced the impending closure of Mojo Radio after five years. The station, a spin-off of the monthly classic rock consumer title, has been available on digital TV services ...

  8. Channel 4 Abandons U.K. Radio Plans

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.K. TV broadcaster Channel 4 says it will not be proceeding with the planned launch of three digital radio stations due to a slump in ad revenues. The move is the company's latest response to a 5% downturn in its TV advertising revenues. It ...

  9. Donnelly Splits EMI Pub, Joins 4 Radio

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alex Donelly has left EMI Music Publishing after two years to take up the role as head of music for U.K. national broadcaster Channel 4's digital radio station, 4 Radio. EMI publishing brought Donelly (then known as Jones-Donelly) on board in ...

  10. Artists Confirmed For Nokia Green Room

    April 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Chris Brown, the Courteeners, Robyn, the Count and Sinden and Beardyman are among the first acts confirmed to take part in the Nokia Green Room, a new weekly entertainment U.K. TV series due to start April 6. The 30-minute show will run for 15 wee ...

  11. Nokia U.K. Launches Reality/Music TV Show

    March 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new music entertainment TV format launching on national terrestrial network Channel 4 next month. Nokia is aligning its mobile music service in the United Kingdom with a new m ...

  12. A&M Offers Record Deal In New Unsigned Competition

    September 14, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music U.K. is joining forces with national broadcaster Channel 4, handset maker Sony Ericsson and telecoms giant Orange for a new unsigned, multi-media talent quest in the United Kingdom. The "mobileAct unsigned" winning act wi ...

  13. BT Digital Awards Return Oct. 2

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the annual BT Digital Music Awards, to presented Oct. 2 at the Roundhouse in north London, were unveiled today. Muse won for their official and unofficial sites last year and they are nominated again this time, for best indie/rock ...

  14. Channel 4 Consortium Wins U.K. DAB License

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A consortium led by Channel 4, the U.K. media group that operates one of the country's leading commercial TV networks, has won the license for the country's second national commercial digital audio broadcasting (DAB) radio multiplex. Med ...

  15. U.K. News Group Launches Music Division

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT ITN On, the digital-distribution unit of ITN, one of the U.K.’s oldest news-gathering organizations, is to launch a music division. ITN On currently packages news, documentaries, entertainment and music-video content for mobile and broadband distr ...

  16. U.K. Hall Of Fame Fetes Music Legends

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart were inducted tonight (Nov. 14) into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame during a ceremony at London's Alexandra Pa Prince, Bon Jovi, James Brown, Brian Wils ...

  17. Prince Inducted In U.K. Hall Of Fame

    November 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST Prince is the latest legend confirmed for induction into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame, during a Nov. 14 ceremony at London's Alexandra Palace. Prince is the latest legend confirmed for induction into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame, during a Nov. ...

  18. Bon Jovi, Brown Inducted In U.K. Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT American stadium rockers Bon Jovi and soul legend James Brown will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 14. Both acts are expected to perform at the ceremony, which will be held for th American stadium rockers Bon Jovi and soul leg ...

  19. Bon Jovi, Brown Inducted In U.K. Hall Of Fame

    October 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT American stadium rockers Bon Jovi and soul legend James Brown will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame on Nov. 14. Both acts are expected to perform at the ceremony, which will be held for th American stadium rockers Bon Jovi and soul leg ...

  20. Diesel Fuels Music Awards

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Italian band Stoop, U.S. hip hoppers Move.Meant and British electronic specialist Duke Dumont ticked all the right boxes to win prizes tonight (Oct. 4) at the 6th annual Diesel-U-Music Awards. Italian band Stoop, U.S. hip hoppers Move.Meant and Br ...

  21. Diesel Fuels Music Awards

    October 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Gala held Oct. 4 in London. Italian band Stoop, U.S. hip hoppers Move.Meant and British electronic specialist Duke Dumont ticked all the right boxes to win prizes tonight (Oct. 4) at the 6th annual Diesel-U-Music Awards. The gala, hosted by Britis ...

  22. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  23. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct Wilson, Zeppelin

    September 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin and Rod Stewart will be among the acts inducted this year into the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame. The third annual gala will be held Nov. 14 at north London ven Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, Led Zeppelin ...

  24. Yeates Joins Sheridans

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Andrew Yeates, former director general of U.K. labels body the BPI, has joined London-based law firm Sheridans as a consultant. Yeates will tackle general copyright and rights issues for the entertain Andrew Yeates, former director general of U.K. ...

  25. Yeates Joins Sheridans

    April 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Andrew Yeates, former director general of U.K. labels body the BPI, has joined London-based law firm Sheridans as a consultant. Yeates will tackle general copyright and rights issues for the entertain Andrew Yeates, former director general of U.K. ...

  26. Gerrie Starts Gorgeous TV Entertainment Firm

    March 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST Malcolm Gerrie, a key figure in developing music programming for British TV, has launched a new venture. Based in London, Gorgeous Entertainment has been primarily established to create new content ac Malcolm Gerrie, a key figure in developing mus ...

  27. Brit Hall Of Fame In The Works

    May 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After a decade of talks, an industry-sanctioned British Music Hall of Fame is close to finding a home. Trade association the British Phonographic Industry confirmed Friday (May 27) that it in "advanc After a decade of talks, an industry-sanct ...

  28. Stones, Queen, Robbie Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams were chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony tonight (Nov. 11) at London' Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, ...

  29. Stones, Queen, Robbie Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 11, 2004 12:00 AM EST Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams were chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony tonight (Nov. 11) at London' Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, ...

  30. Yeates To Exit BPI

    February 17, 2004 12:00 AM EST In a surprise move, British Phonographic Industry (BPI) director general Andrew Yeates is to exit the trade body. In a surprise move, British Phonographic Industry (BPI) director general Andrew Yeates is to exit the trade body. The London-based ro ...