Dead Kennedys

  1. SXSW: David Lowery and Co. Lash out Against Industry 'Pimps'

    March 16, 2013 11:16 AM EDT Passions ran high Friday evening at what was described by its organizers as “an artists’ panel” in the Austin Convention Center for SXSW. The distinction was deliberate -- too many panels and presentations at this conference had failed to rep ...

  2. IRS Records to be Relaunched by EMI, Crush Management

    June 15, 2011 2:10 PM EDT EMI, Crush Management Relaunching IRS Records Nearly fifteen years after I.R.S. Records closed its doors, the once-iconic label is being re-launched by EMI Music North America and New York-based company Crush Management. The new arrangement comes ...

  3. MVD, Big Daddy To Merge

    March 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST MVD Entertainment Group and Big Daddy Music Distribution have agreed to merge their operations. The new company, which will use the MVD Entertainment name, will have $15 million in annual revenues. The Big Daddy warehouse will be shuttered and all ...

  4. Ian Copeland Dies At 57

    May 24, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Founded Frontier Booking International (F.B.I.). One of the most colorful careers in music came to a close today as pioneering booking agent Ian Copeland died in Los Angeles of melanoma. He was 57. The sons of a CIA agent, Copeland and his brother ...

  5. Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withholding Royalties

    July 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Songwriter Giuseppe "Beppe" Canterelli has filed a class-action lawsuit against EMI Music Publishing, alleging that the company engages in unfair business practices by failing to promptly pay out uncl Songwriter Sues EMI Pub For Withhold ...

  6. Biafra Drops Lawsuit Vs. Ex-Bandmates

    July 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining lawsuit against members of his band and will have to pay $220,000 in back royalties and other damages. Former Dead Kennedys lead singer Jello Biafra has dropped his remaining ...