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  1. Nicola Benedetti, Classical Violinist, Hits The UK Album Charts (Ahead of Justin Bieber)

    September 14, 2012 12:31 PM EDT Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti topped Justin Bieber on this week's UK album charts (screen shot) "Chasing vacuous fame as if it's something in itself just isn't remotely fulfilling. This obsession must be fought against.& ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. The Waltz King: With 30 Million Discs Sold, It Doesn't Matter What Critics Think About Andre Rieu

    November 01, 2011 2:45 PM EDT No Respect: Andre Rieu, "The Waltz King," who has sold more than 30 million CDs and DVDs worldwide, is preparing to return to American shores with a new album and tour. The man known as "the Waltz King" has sold more than 30 mi ...

  4. BACKBEAT: Alex James Of Blur And Eric Whitacre Kick Off Virtual Choir 2011

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Composer/conductor Eric Whitacre launched a global search for singers on Sept. 23 in hopes of breaking a world record by assembling the world’s largest online choir. PHOTOS: KINVER MILES Blur bassist Alex James was the first participant in Virtual ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. IFPI: $1 Million To Break An Act

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The IFPI has published a new report outlining the record labels' investment in music talent, which it says now reaches around $5 billion a year. That $5 billion includes A&R development and marketing, and represents around 30% of sales re ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...