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  1. BMG to Buy Talpa Music

    February 10, 2014 6:52 AM EST BMG is to acquire Benelux music publisher Talpa Music, a key player in electronic dance music, for an undisclosed sum.  The acquisition is expected to be finalized later this month. At that time, BMG will merge its operations in the Netherlands ...

  2. Bart Cools To Lead WMG's Dance Music Strategy

    September 27, 2013 6:46 AM EDT Bart Cools, a key dance music executive with EMI for more than 20 years, has joined Warner Music Group. The Dutchman will lead WMG’s dance music strategy in the role as executive VP, global A&R and marketing, dance music, for Warner Recorded ...

  3. Chart Moves: Bruno Mars Bounds Up Hot 100 Post-BBMAs; David Guetta Brings Worldwide Hit To U.S.; Stone Temple Pilots Return

    May 31, 2013 10:55 AM EDT As previously reported, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis post a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Can't Hold Us," featuring Ray Dalton. Who else makes notable news on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week? -- Br ...

  4. Selena Gomez Gets Big Gain on Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    April 25, 2013 9:54 PM EDT Selena Gomez flies 22-5 on the Social 50 chart this week, earning the singer/actress her highest rank (No. 5) since Nov. 24, 2012. The chart surge is owed in part to a performance of the track on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" (Ap ...

  5. The Year EDM Sold Out: Swedish House Mafia, Skrillex and Deadmau5 Hit the Mainstream

    December 14, 2012 5:25 AM EST When Swedish House Mafia sold out its eight-date arena tour in mere minutes in September, the industry gaped at the feat -- an undeniable demonstration of EDM's growing power in the live space. Check Out All Our Year-End Coverage and Charts R ...

  6. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber Win Big at MTV European Music Awards

    November 11, 2012 6:08 PM EST Taylor Swift and Justin Bieber dominated the 2012 MTV European Music Awards, winning three trophies each, with Swift ruling over her first-ever appearance at the EMAs, taking the honors for best female, best live act and best look. "This is m ...

  7. David Guetta Re-Signs With EMI, 'The Best Team on the Planet'

    July 03, 2012 8:17 AM EDT After eleven years on the roster, French electronic artist, DJ, producer and collaborator to the stars David Guetta has extended his contract with EMI Music, the label group announced today. EMI is home to me," says Guetta, whose first single ...

  8. How David Guetta's 'Titanium' Became The Longest-Charting Dance Hit Since Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'

    June 18, 2012 8:20 AM EDT In its 28th week on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, David Guetta's "Titanium," featuring Sia, passes Darude's "Sandstorm" (27 weeks over two chart runs in 2000-02) to become the ranking's longest-ru ...

  9. Will.I.Am, Giorgio Moroder, Danny Tenaglia Added as International Music Summit Speakers

    May 15, 2012 11:26 AM EDT Will.I.Am is the latest big name to be added to the International Music Summit's impressive and growing list of keynote speakers, while Giorgio Moroder will also be on hand and Danny Tenaglia will be video confererencing in from Manhattan to ...

  10. Meet EDM's Power Trio: Atlantic's Craig Kallman, Astralwerks' Glenn Mendlinger, Interscope's Dave Rene

    May 15, 2012 7:25 AM EDT For more than a decade, electronic dance music has been an indie label's business. In the mid- to late '90s, when acts like Fatboy Slim, the Chemical Brothers and Prodigy surged, the majors launched or acquired imprints: Warner had F-111 ...

  11. Germany and the UK Launch Music Streaming Charts

    May 10, 2012 7:15 AM EDT Much like Billboard did in March when it launched its On-Demand Songs chart with Nielsen and DigitalMusic.org, the UK and Germany have followed suit, announcing the launch of national digital music streaming tallies. Billboard, Nielsen, DigitalMus ...

  12. Backbeat: Astralwerks' Lawrence Lui Talks Swedish House Mafia, David Guetta, EDM at Coachella

    April 14, 2012 3:58 PM EDT Lawrence Lui, Senior Director of Marketing at Astralwerks Records, who has Swedish House Mafiaand David Guetta playing this year's festival. Although dozens of bands are vying for a bit of buzz at this year's Coachella Valley Music and A ...

  13. How EMI Plans To Grow EDM: A Q&A With EMI Dance Network Head Bart Cools

    March 30, 2012 10:52 AM EDT EMI Music Executive VP, Marketing Europe/Rest of the World, Bart Cools is head of the newly-formed EMI Dance Network - the label's international, label-wide A&R and marketing network dedicated exclusively to dance artists and records. In ...

  14. Backbeat: Afrojack Hosts Star-Studded Show With David Guetta, Steve Aoki, Ultra Execs

    March 27, 2012 12:47 PM EDT EDM Buds (L-R): David Guetta, Afrojack and Steve Aoki pause for a picture while the three of them brought the beat to Afrojack's Ultra Music Fest afterparty. (Photo: Rodrigo Gaya/World Red Eye) After Madonna 's appearance during Avicii & ...

  15. EMI Launches Global Dance Network Headed By Bart Cools

    March 27, 2012 8:31 AM EDT EMI Music is looking to capitalize on the electronic dance music explosion by launching its own international A&R and marketing network solely dedicated to dance artists and records. Launching today (March 27), the EMI Dance Network brings tog ...

  16. How David Guetta Is Helping EMI Improve Its Product Placement

    March 27, 2012 6:30 AM EDT David Guetta has already played matchmaker for a long list of hip-hop and indie artists looking to transition into dance and electro (Nicki Minaj, Sia and Lil Wayne among them). Now he's looking to put the same matchmaking skills to the test ...

  17. Paul Weller Tops David Guetta For U.K.'s No. 1 Album; Katy Perry Has Top Single

    March 26, 2012 7:35 AM EDT In a photo-finish that saw him beat David Guetta's "Nothing But The Beat" (Positiva/Virgin/EMI) by a sales margin of just 150 copies, Paul Weller scored his fourth solo U.K. No. 1 album on Sunday (25) with "Sonik Kicks" (U ...

  18. Ultra Music Fest 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Saturday

    March 25, 2012 6:55 PM EDT The grounds at Bayfront Park were crowded and hard to navigate, and when night fell, it seemed like an impossible task to get from one stage to another. Ravers climbed trees to get better vantage points (no one stopped them), while others laid dow ...

  19. Adele, Ed Sheeran, Coldpay, Florence Get BRIT Awards Boost On U.K. Charts

    February 27, 2012 8:02 AM EST The BRIT Awards effect showed itself on the new U.K. sales charts Feb. 26 for a number of artists including Ed Sheeran, Coldplay, Florence & The Machine and, more than anyone, Adele. "21" (XL Recordings) is back at the top of the alb ...

  20. French Export Sales Jumped 12 Percent in 2010, Says Bureau Export

    February 23, 2012 1:30 PM EST Sales of exported recorded music produced in France jumped 12% in 2010 to €55 million ($73.1 million) with 36% coming from digital sales (18% in 2009), according to the latest figures unveiled by the French Music Bureau Export. The jump came from ...

  21. Madonna & Nicki Minaj Bowl Over Billboard's Social 50 Chart

    February 10, 2012 6:20 PM EST Madonna's flurry of media activity last week sparks her re-entry at No. 8 on Billboard's Social 50 chart, her highest rank ever on the year-old tally. Her video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" premiered Feb. 3 on YouTube, wh ...

  22. Lana Del Rey Debuts At No. 1 On UK Album Charts

    February 06, 2012 8:11 AM EST The meteoric worldwide success of Lana Del Rey's debut album "Born To Die" (Polydor/Universal) extended to the U.K. on Sunday (Feb. 5), when it debuted at No. 1 with sales of 117,000, more than the rest of the top five combined. Fre ...

  23. Nicki Minaj's Media Takeover Prompts Social Chart Climb

    February 03, 2012 9:05 PM EST Nicki Minaj is getting super social on the Billboard Social 50 chart, as the hip-hop diva flies from No. 16 to No. 10 -- her visit to the top 10 since the Dec. 24 tally when she ranked at No. 8. She saw a 17% gain in Twitter followers in the track ...

  24. Chart Moves: 'Glee' Finds 'Love,' Girls Generation's 'Boys' Debuts

    January 26, 2012 11:02 PM EST The Billboard Hot 100: As previously reported , Adele's "21" becomes the first album by a single artist ever to top the Billboard 200 concurrently with three Hot 100 No. 1s, as "Set Fire to the Rain" takes over at the latt ...

  25. Lady Gaga's Career Comes Full Circle at Z100 Jingle Ball

    December 12, 2011 7:00 AM EST Lady Gaga 's career came full circle for a moment Friday night. The singer headlined Z100's annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden, an event that holds special meaning to the New York native. "This was the first live sh ...

  26. Adele? Bruno Mars? Skrillex? Retailers Project 2012 Grammy Sales Bumps

    December 02, 2011 9:10 AM EST Out of the titles eligible for the 54th Grammy's in the top 20 best-selling albums so far in 2011, only Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" was overlooked in the nominations announced on Wednesday evening. The album, which was relea ...

  27. David Guetta Designs DJ-Friendly Headphones for Beats By Dre

    September 08, 2011 9:21 PM EDT Beats, the electronics company founded by rapper-producer Dr. Dre and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has partnered with Grammy winning artist David Guetta to launch "Mixr," a line of headphones designed specifically for ...

  28. Business Matters: Deezer's Limits on Free Users Increased Subscribers Five-Fold

    September 06, 2011 10:26 PM EDT Deezer's Limits on Free Users Increased Subscribers Five-Fold -- French digital music service Deezer has won a court victory against Universal Music France that reaffirms its ability to stream Universal's catalog. The case stems from Uni ...

  29. Red Hot Chili Peppers Top U.K. Album Chart

    September 05, 2011 1:41 PM EDT Red Hot Chili Peppers ' "I'm With You" (Warner Bros./Warner Music) sold 71,000 units last week to become their fourth U.K. No. 1 album, as the Official Charts Company unveiled its weekly sales chart data yesterday. London rappe ...

  30. Jay-Z Announced For iHeartRadio Music Festival

    August 16, 2011 7:00 AM EDT Jay-Z has been added to the lineup of Clear Channel's inaugural iHeartRadio Music Festival, hosted by Ryan Seacrest. The rapper will perform solo, without Kanye West, his collaborator on their new album, Watch the Throne. He will close out op ...

  31. Nero's 'Promises' Tops U.K. Singles Chart; Amy Winehouse Has No. 1 Album

    August 15, 2011 8:10 AM EDT The new U.K. sales charts published yesterday (Sunday) saw British electronic dance act Nero scoring their first U.K. No. 1 single with "Promises" (MTA/Mercury/Universal) and Amy Winehouse in a third posthumous week atop the album survey ...

  32. EMI Music Sign JV Partnership With David Guetta

    October 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has signed a joint venture partnership with the live events company of David Guetta to turn the DJ's "F*** Me I'm Famous" branded club night into a global enterprise. "F*** Me I'm Famous" (FMIF) was fir ...

  33. Professor Green Joins Doritos Promotion

    October 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. rapper Professor Green, who's signed to EMI/Virgin, has joined the Doritos Late Night campaign . Rihanna first revealed her involvement in a Doritos campaign - with the "Who's That Chick?" video of a track recorded with Da ...

  34. In The City Day 3: Nick Mason Talks EMI Court Battle

    October 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT During the third and final day of U.K. music conference In The City in Manchester, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason likened the band's recent court case with EMI to "fighting a rear-guard action." In March this year Pink Floyd won a Lo ...

  35. International Music Summit Sets 2011 Date

    August 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The fourth annual International Music Summit (IMS) is to take place May 25-27 next year, in Ibiza. Founded and run by BBC Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Ben Turner, Danny Whittle, Mark Netto and Simeon Friend, the electronic music industry conference launc ...

  36. EMI Music Onboard With PlayStation 3's VidZone

    August 17, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music has signed a licensing deal with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) music video streaming service VidZone which is exclusively available to Sony PlayStation 3 users. VidZone users can now access more than 1,000 free music videos f ...

  37. Eminem Returns To U.K. Chart Summit

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started its third separate U.K. reign to become Eminem 's longest-running No. 1 on the British album chart, while Flo Rida 's "Club Can't Handle Me" (Atlantic/Warner Music), feat ...

  38. Kelis Announces European Tour

    July 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Kelis has confirmed a 17-date European tour in support of her recently released studio album "Flesh Tone" (will.i.am/Interscope). Starting at London's O2 Shepherds Bush Empire on Oct. 1 the tour visits Paris (Oct. 6), Brussels (Oct. ...

  39. Eminem's 'Recovery' Returns To Euro Chart Summit

    July 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem regains the leadership of the European Albums chart with "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal), while "California Gurls," (Virgin) by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg , begins a third week at No. 1 on European Hot 100 Singles ...

  40. Eminem Holds Off Scissor Sisters On U.K. Chart

    July 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Eminem 's "Recovery" (Interscope/Universal) started a second week as the U.K.'s No. 1 album and Katy Perry a second atop the singles chart with "California Gurls" (Virgin/EMI), featuring Snoop Dogg . "Recovery&qu ...

  41. Usher, Jane's Addiction, Eminem Join Activision At E3

    June 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While other game publishers held press conferences featuring big-screen game trailers of their fall titles, Activision put the action all on the stage. In a multi-artist extravaganza usually reserved for awards shows like the Grammys, Activision w ...

  42. Jack Johnson Scores Third U.K. No. 1

    June 07, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Jack Johnson 's third No. 1 album and David Guetta 's third chart-topping single were the highlights of the Official Charts Company's new U.K. sales data. Johnson's "To The Sea" (Brushfire/Universal Island) made a bes ...

  43. IMS Day 3: What Amy Winehouse Taught Mark Ronson

    May 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third and final day of the International Music Summit (IMS) dance music conference in Ibiza ended on a high, with producer Mark Ronson revealing how he got his break. "I started DJing at hip-hop clubs in 1993 because I couldn't rap o ...

  44. IMS Day 2: David Guetta's Amazing Year

    May 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Day two of the International Music Summit (IMS) in Ibiza featured the world's most famous DJ, David Guetta , in the Big Dog DJ Interview. Guetta, fresh off the back of an amazing year that has seen him established as a major touring act, told ...

  45. IMS Day 1: Dance Biz Celebrates Success

    May 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The third International Music Summit (IMS) , held at Ibiza Gran Hotel May 26-28, began on a positive note with speakers identifying the dance genre's apparent resurgence. The event started with a fascinating insight into the popularity of dan ...

  46. Mark Ronson To Keynote At International Music Summit

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Producer, DJ and recording artist Mark Ronson is to take part in the keynote interview at the International Music Summit, held at Ibiza Gran Hotel on May 26-28. Music supervisor Alexandra Patsavas from Chop Shop, who has worked on shows including ...

  47. Sade To Perform At 2010 ECHO Awards

    January 27, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sade has confirmed a March 4 TV performance at Germany's ECHO Music Awards. The R&B act, led by singer Sade Adu, will perform the title track of its new studio set "Soldier of Love" (RCA/Sony Music) in front of an expected audie ...

  48. Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna Win At NRJ Awards

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Robbie Williams and German pop-rock act Tokio Hotel were among the winners at France's NRJ Awards in Cannes. The winners were decided by public vote among the audience for national top 40 radio station NRJ and TV sta ...

  49. Year-End Chart Analysis: Lady Gaga, DJ Guetta Lead Dance Recaps

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST Dance music class of 2009, behold your homecoming king and queen: A man named Guetta and a lady called Gaga. David Guetta, the DJ from Paris, and Lady Gaga, the pop phenomenon from Yonkers, N.Y., brought some order to the dance/electronic charts t ...

  50. Lily Allen, Blur Managers Confirmed For MIDEM

    December 08, 2009 12:00 AM EST Todd Interland, who handles Lily Allen and James Blunt via London-based Twenty-First Artists, and Chris Morrison, manager for Blur and Gorillaz, are among the confirmed participants in the international manager summit at next year's MIDEM con ...

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