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. Canadian Censor to Revisit Ban on Dire Strait's 'Money For Nothing'

    January 21, 2011 1:58 PM EST Canada's TV regulator has ordered the country's radio censor to reconsider its ban on the Dire Straits song "Money For Nothing" on local airwaves. The CRTC did not parse its decision Friday, unlike the Canadian Broadcast Standa ...

  3. 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, ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Dire Straits Win WIPO Domain-Name Case

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The World Intellectual Property Organization has ruled in favor of Dire Straits in a "cyber-squatting" case. The U.K. rock band filed a complaint with the Geneva-based patents and intellectual property authority May 28 over a disputed do ...

  6. William Morris Expands International Music Operations

    January 22, 2007 12:00 AM EST The William Morris Agency has unveiled the structure of its expanded international operations with the launch of a new London office. Ed Bicknell, former manager of Dire Straits, Mark Knopfler, Bryan Ferry, Gerry Rafferty and the Blue Nile, will s ...

  7. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet due to leave in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...

  8. Winwood To Retire From Sony U.K.

    December 29, 2003 12:00 AM EST A&R vet to exit firm in March Muff Winwood is to retire at the end of March as senior VP of A&R at Sony Music U.K. and managing director of S2, Bulletin has learned. Winwood, 60, joined Sony (formerly CBS) U.K. in 1978 as director of A ...