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  1. Robbie Williams Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    November 12, 2012 7:49 AM EST Robbie Williams is celebrating a double victory in the U.K. charts, starting a second week atop the singles survey with "Candy" and debuting at No. 1 with the album "Take The Crown" (Universal Island). It's the tenth chart ...

  2. Kitty Wells, Legendary Country Singer, Dead at 92

    July 16, 2012 4:16 PM EDT Before Loretta Lynn, Dolly Parton, Shania Twain or Taylor Swift, there was Kitty Wells, better known as the "Queen of Country Music." Wells, who died at her Nashville-area home Monday morning at the age of 92, enjoyed a career that ran t ...

  3. Backbeat: Eric Whitacre Premieres 'Virtual Choir' For Decca Execs at Lincoln Center

    April 09, 2012 7:30 AM EDT (L-R): Paul Foley (GM, Decca Label Group), Eric Whitacre, Claire Long (Music Productions/Whitacre's Manager), Joseph Oerke (VP, Deutsch Grammophon & Decca Classics, U.S.), Steven Singer (VP, Decca Label Group). Choral music rock star Eric ...

  4. Military Wives Choir: The Improbable Story Behind The U.K.'s Top-Selling Christmas Single

    December 27, 2011 7:30 AM EST It's been a while since there was any sense of anticipation surrounding the U.K. Christmas number one, nabbed, as it has been by Simon Cowell's enterprises. But for only the second time in seven years, a non-Cowell act has topped the U.K ...

  5. Decca Classics: Is Launching a Classical Label in 2011 Bold or Foolhardy?

    February 25, 2011 10:15 AM EST Pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim in Seville, Spain in 2009 (Photo: Manuel Vaca) It might seem foolhardy to launch a core classical label in the middle of a worldwide record sales slump, but then Decca is noted for its innovations. The distin ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Decca U.K. Restructures Management

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has restructured the senior management at its U.K. imprint Decca Records as the major attempts to re-establish it as a frontline record label. Effective immediately, Dickon Stainer is promoted from Decca Records managing dire ...

  8. Costa Pilavachi Returns To Universal

    June 03, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, the former head of Decca and EMI Classics, has been appointed senior vice president, classical artists & repertoire, for Universal Music Group International (UMGI). Pilavachi will be based in London and report to Max Hole, exe ...

  9. Business Briefs: Nokia, Decca, Imeem, NAB

    April 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT - Nokia's Comes With Music is estimated to have 23,000 subscribers in the UK (population 61 million). ( Music Ally ) - Decca Records is merging back-office, marketing and promotion with Deutsche Grammophon, also part of Universal Music Classi ...

  10. UMG Rolls Out Stones Reissues

    April 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group is reissuing the Rolling Stones re-mastered, post-1971 back catalog from next month. The 14-album campaign will begin with "Sticky Fingers," "Goats Head Soup," "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll& ...

  11. Decca Confirms U.K. 'Realignment'

    February 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Decca Music Group has confirmed a "realignment" of its U.K. operation, with part of its roster transferring to Universal Classics & Jazz. "Decca's classical crossover and other signings will be assigned to UCJ, the U.K. ...

  12. Roscic Heads Up Sony Classical

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Bogdan Roscic has been appointed president, Sony Music Classical by Sony CEO Rolf Scmidt-Holtz. Effective April 6, the newly created role gives Roscic responsibility for all of Sony's Classical operations. He will report directly to Schmidt-H ...

  13. Industry Vet, Former Billboard Editor Israel Horowitz Dies

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Israel Horowitz, a renowned record producer of classical music, died at his home in Closter, N.J., on Dec. 26. He was 92. Horowitz began his career in the music industry on the editorial staff for Billboard magazine, where he joined as a reporter ...

  14. Unreleased Classical Catalogs To Get U.S. Push

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alliance Import Services, a division of Alliance Entertainment LLC will serve as exclusive U.S. Distributor for about 1,500 titles from the classical music catalogs of Deutsche Grammophon, Phillips and Decca, all part of the Decca Label Group. The ...

  15. Rolling Stones Sign To Universal

    July 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Ending months of speculation, the Rolling Stones have split with longtime label EMI and inked a new deal with the Universal Music Group. The pact covers not only future studio albums but the band's lucrative back catalog from 1971's &quo ...

  16. Decca Vet Mendl Dies

    July 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hugh Mendl, the influential British producer and A&R man who signed the likes of Genesis and David Bowie to Decca Records, passed away on July 7 at the age of 88. Born in London on Aug. 6, 1919, Mendl was educated at University College, Oxford ...

  17. Decca Deal For Plant/Kraus Label

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Independent roots label Rounder has signed an extensive international licensing deal with Decca Music Group. With immediate effect, Universal Music Group's Decca label will release and promote a large part of Rounder's current repertoire ...

  18. Decca, Velour Partner

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Decca Label Group signed a distribution, licensing, and marketing deal with independent label Velour. Artists that will be distributed by Decca under the new arrangement include Kaki King, The Cat Empire, and Ryan Scott. Decca and Velour will ...

  19. Ronnie Scott's, Van Morrison Sign Up To New Festival

    June 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Van Morrison and Ronnie Scott’s jazz club are among a host of famous classical, rock and jazz names involved with Woburn Live, a new outdoor festival at one of England's historic stately homes on July 27-29. The festival, which takes place in ...

  20. DuBois, Brown To Exit Uni South; Wright Steps In

    November 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST Departing execs to assist with transition period. Universal South Records co-founders Tim DuBois and Tony Brown will soon step down and be replaced by veteran producer, songwriter and label executive Mark Wright, who will hold the title of preside ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  23. Pilavachi To Join EMI Classics?

    May 30, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classical music business with EMI, sources tell Billboard.biz. Costa Pilavachi, former Decca Music Group president, is expected to make a return to the classi ...

  24. Panel: Classical Might Ally With Digital

    May 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Digital technology could end up being the saviour of an uncertain international classical-music industry, speakers concluded at a panel discussion in London yesterday evening (May 17). Digital technology could end up being the saviour of an uncert ...

  25. Decca Pres Pilavachi Steps Aside

    February 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of Decca Music Group, has left the role with immediate effect. Deutsche Grammophon executive Bogdan Roscic has been promoted to succeed Pilavachi as managin Costa Pilavachi, the long-serving president of ...

  26. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT CDs, downloads to be offered right after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following shows ...

  27. Instant Live, UMG Enter Pact

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will deliver recordings immediately after shows. Instant Live, the live concert CD arm of Clear Channel Entertainment, has cut a deal with Universal Music Group (UMG) to deliver live CDs and digital downloads of UMG acts immediately following show ...

  28. Baumgartner Out At Equity

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Replacement will be announced shortly. Equity Music Group VP of promotion Rick Baumgartner exits the Nashville-based label after just under two years on the job. His replacement will be announced shortly, according to company president Mike Kraski ...

  29. Shipley Biddy Exits Vivaton

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST Promotion VP was with label from the start. Shelia Shipley Biddy has exited Nashville-based independent label Vivaton records, where she had been VP of national promotion and artist development since the label's launch in February 2004. The l ...

  30. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  31. High Court 'Stays' Stones' Royalty Action

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Group. The High Court in London today referred to an adjudicator the Rolling Stones' royalties dispute with Decca Music Grou ...

  32. Pope Reunites With Decca As VP A&R

    July 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Christopher Pope has returned to Decca Music Group (DMG) in the role as VP of A&R, with effect from September 20. Christopher Pope has returned to Decca Music Group (DMG) in the role as VP of A&R, with effect from September 20. In his ...

  33. Veteran Engineer Wilkinson Dies

    February 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Kenneth "Wilkie" Wilkinson, a veteran sound engineer and a key player in the development of Decca Record Company's pioneering digital recording system, died Jan. 13 in Norfolk, England. He was 91. Kenneth "Wilkie" Wilkinso ...