Classics

  1. Alain Lanceron Named President, Warner Classics and Erato; Senior Team Confirmed

    April 07, 2014 7:10 PM EDT Warner Music Group has announced Alain Lanceron will lead its Classics division as president. The label also named a full senior team supporting him.  In his newly-created role of President, Warner Classics and Erato, Lanceron will head Warner Mus ...

  2. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  3. Universal Music to Submit Divestment Package Within 24 Hours; May Offer to Sell Virgin, EMI Classics in Certain Territories

    July 16, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Within the next 24 hours, the Universal Music Group will submit a package of assets it expects to sell beyond the publishing assets (including the Koch and Brentwood Benson Christian catalogs) already announced earlier this year. According to mult ...

  4. Universal Music May Divest Virgin Records, EMI Classics (Report)

    July 16, 2012 7:48 AM EDT LONDON - Vivendi's Universal Music Group could offer to divest Virgin Records and EMI Classics, as well as the distribution rights to independent label Mute to clinch European regulators' approval for its proposed acquisition of EMI' ...

  5. Classical Label Decca Relaunches As Decca Classics, Eyes Future Stars

    February 07, 2011 3:38 PM EST The classical music label Decca on Monday celebrated its relaunch as Decca Classics, promising to seek out new stars and ensure that the genre remains relevant to younger listeners. Part of the Universal Music Group, Decca Classics is already home ...

  6. AIM's Wenham Honored With OBE

    June 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Alison Wenham , founder, chairman and CEO of U.K. indies trade body AIM , is to be honored with an OBE for services to the creative industries. Wenham will be presented with the OBE (the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) by the Queen at ...

  7. Only Men Aloud Beats Pope At Classical BRIT Awards

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Welsh male choir Only Men Aloud has triumphed over Pope Benedict XVI by winning the prestigious album of the year prize at the 2010 Classical BRIT Awards. The 20-member strong choir, who first found fame on U.K. reality TV show "Last Choir St ...

  8. E1 Acquires IndieBlu

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT E1 Entertainment today acquired the rights to more than 25,000 master recordings as well as a publishing company with the acquisition of IndieBlu Music Holdings. IndieBlu’s roster includes Artemis, V2 (North America), Light Records, Compendia Musi ...

  9. Killers Trump Guns N' Roses For U.K. No. 1

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an all-new top three on the U.K. album chart, the Killers' "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Universal) took the No. 1 spot ahead of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen), while Take That scored its 11 ...

  10. Mueller Joins Universal Music Classical As Senior VP

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Melanne Mueller has joined Universal Music Classical as senior VP. Mueller is based in New York and reports to Christopher Roberts, president of Universal Music Group International, Classics and Jazz. Mueller comes to Universal Music Classical fro ...

  11. Netrebko Extends Deal With Deutsche Grammophon

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Deutsche Grammophon has extended its exclusive recording relationship with the Russian soprano Anna Netrebko. Through the deal, unveiled today (Feb. 13), Netrebko is expected to undertake solo projects as well as record complete operas on CD, DVD ...

  12. Angel Music Group Taps Schroer

    October 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Angel Music Group has completed the structure of its A&R team with the recruitment of classical music specialist Jacky Schroer as A&R executive. Angel Music Group has completed the structure of its A&R team with the recruitment ...

  13. Warner Classics Goes Digital

    March 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Warner Classics is launching a bespoke online music service. Warner Classics is launching a bespoke online music service. Due to go live from April 10, the store at Warner Classics' Web site will offer hundreds of Warner Classics' albums ...

  14. ARIA Celebrates Fine Arts

    October 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Oz awards for classical, jazz and world music. The Australian Brandenburg Orchestra's "Sanctuary" album (ABC Classics/Universal) nabbed the Best Classical Album at the second ARIA Fine Arts Awards, held Oct. 11 at the Sydney's ...

  15. EMI Jazz & Classics Appoints Key Execs

    July 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Jazz & Classics in New York has made several key appointments, including naming David D'Urbano VP/CFO and Michele Singer as senior VP of legal and business affairs. EMI Jazz & Classics in New York has made several key appointm ...

  16. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...

  17. NARM Reveals Awards Finalists

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-04 Merchandiser and Supplier of the Year Awards. Billboard Information Group is a finalist in the category of related products and services, as is sister c NARM has unveiled the finalists for its 2003-0 ...