Dire Straits

  1. Mark Knopfler Signs Worldwide Deal with Universal Music

    July 09, 2013 12:24 PM EDT Universal Music Group announced a worldwide deal with singer/songwriter Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits fame. Knopfler, who was previously signed to Warner Brother Records for 35 years, will release his forthcoming album, "Privateering," ...

  2. Morning Fix: Hilco Buys HMV; YouTube, UMPG's Multi-National Pub Deal; Anthony, Santos, Tapia To Play Billboard Latin Music Awards

    April 05, 2013 9:18 AM EDT Get the Morning Fix Delivered Directly To Your Inbox HERE . HILCO BUYS HMV HMV has been handed a lifeline. Retail restructuring specialist Hilco has swooped in with a rescue package for the British chain -- reportedly worth some £50 million ($76 ...

  3. Business Matters: Spotify Does Many Things Well, But Radio Isn't One of Them

    June 19, 2012 5:32 PM EDT Spotify's Radio Problem -- Since June 2011 it has been quite easy to gauge what people think of the latest digital music service: see how much the market punished Pandora's stock. When Spotify launched on July 14, shares of Pandora fells ...

  4. Adele, PJ Harvey, Lana Del Rey Win at 57th Ivor Novello Awards

    May 17, 2012 2:54 PM EDT British hit machine Adele continued to roll in the accolades when she collected two awards today (May 17) at the 57th Ivor Novello Awards, which recognizes the best songwriters and composers in the U.K. and Ireland. Adele won two, for Songwriter o ...

  5. MIDEM: Henley Business School Launches MBA of the Music Industry Program For Music Execs

    January 24, 2012 12:00 PM EST The august world of academia will be joining the throngs of troops seeking cures for the ailing music business at this year's MIDEM confab at the French Riviera city of Cannes during Jan. 28-31. The revered Henley Business School, part of the ...

  6. Howlin' Wolf Guitarist Hubert Sumlin Dead at 80

    December 05, 2011 12:00 PM EST Revered blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin, who spent 23-plus years adding gritty leads to Howlin' Wolf's legendary voice and who inspired generations of axemen from Jimi Hendrix to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, died Sunday at a New Jersey hospital o ...

  7. Canadian Radio Stations, Fans Blast Ban of Dire Straits' 'Money for Nothing'

    January 14, 2011 12:00 AM EST News of the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council's decision to ban Dire Straits' 1985 classic "Money for Nothing" has become headline news and water-cooler conversation in Canada. All these years after the song's release, ...

  8. PRS For Music Sets Out Digital Income Plan

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. collecting society PRS for Music's new CEO is planning to work more closely with and monetize emerging digital music distribution platforms. That was the key message from Robert Ashcroft, at his first annual general meeting (AGM) in Lond ...

  9. Norah Jones, Phil Collins, Massive Attack To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music, Massive Attack, Norah Jones and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday (April 29). Former Genesis singer a ...

  10. Wolfgang's Vault Opening Entire Concert Catalog

    September 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Wolfgang's Vault, which has amassed the largest collection of licensed streaming live recordings on the Internet, is about to make a treasure trove of those concerts available for downloading. Beginning Nov. 3, the site will add more than 1,0 ...

  11. Bicknell Splits With WMA

    February 21, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ed Bicknell, head of international music for the William Morris Agency, has announced that he is leaving the company to return to "civilian life." WMA worldwide head of music Peter Grosslight says in a prepared statement that Bicknell di ...

  12. Blunt Scores European Chart Triple

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT James Blunt completes a notable triple on Billboard's pan-European charts, debuting atop European Top 100 Albums with his sophomore Atlantic set "All the Lost Souls." He also starts a second week at No. 1 on Eurochart Hot 100 Single ...

  13. 50 Cent Reclaims European Throne

    April 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Garbage debuts at No. 2. 50 Cent's "The Massacre" (Interscope) bounces back to No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums, after climbing 3-2 in Ireland, 7-5 in Germany and 7-6 in Austria. It's the album's third run at No. 1, where ...