Dramatico

  1. Katie Melua, T-Bone Burnett Break Off Album Partnership

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. jazz-pop artist Katie Melua broke off a studio partnership with T-Bone Burnett for her new album, "The House." She then persuaded William Orbit to come out of self-imposed retirement to produce the new album. Melua's fourth alb ...

  2. Sarah Blasko Triumphs At Triple J Awards

    December 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sarah Blasko's third album "As Day Follows Night” (Dew Process/Universal Music Australia) has won the Triple J Australian album of the year accolade. The prestigious award caps a fortnight to remember for the singer. Just last week, Blas ...

  3. Sarah Blasko Signs With Dramatico In Europe

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian songstress Sarah Blasko's critical and commercial hit album "As Day Follows Night" is slated for a pan-European release in partnership with U.K. indie Dramatico next March. The ARIA Award-winner's third album will re ...

  4. European Deal For Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu Debut

    May 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australian independent label Skinnyfish Music has struck a joint venture partnership with Mike Batt's Dramatico for a pan-European release of "Gurrumul," the stirring debut from indigenous artist Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu. A deal ...

  5. Melua, Bruni Score IMPALA Sales Awards

    January 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua and Carla Bruni are among those recognised by the latest batch of IMPALA sales awards. The pan-European trade body for independent music companies gives out the awards annually to acknowledge sales of independent releases across Europe ...

  6. One Little Indian, FatCat Find New U.K. Home

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K.-based independents One Little Indian and sister label FatCat Records have signed a new deal with [PIAS] U.K. following the collapse of their former distributor Pinnacle in early December (Billboard.biz, Dec. 4). The deal will see products fro ...

  7. U.K.'s Dramatico Exits Stricken Pinnacle

    December 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST London-based independent label Dramatico -- the U.K. home to multi-platinum singer/songwriter Katie Melua and Carla Bruni -- has struck a new distribution deal with Warner Music's Alternative Distribution Alliance (ADA). Dramatico was previou ...

  8. AIM Lawyers Cancel Pinnacle Contracts

    December 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST Independent labels' trade body AIM's lawyers have written to the administrators of Pinnacle terminating dozens of labels' contracts with the distributor. The independent distributor based in Sidcup, Kent went into administration - r ...

  9. AIM Advises Labels On Pinnacle

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. independent labels trade body AIM has called an emergency meeting after independent distribution company Pinnacle Entertainment went into administration. Although calls at the company's HQ in Sidcup, Kent were not answered, accountancy f ...

  10. Billboard Partners With Popkomm

    August 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Billboard is a media partner for this year's Popkomm, which takes place in Berlin from Oct. 8 to 11. The program at the 2008 international music and entertainment business trade show includes panel discussions about the role of the recorded m ...

  11. Dramatico Cracks Entrepreneur Survey

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mike Batt's Dramatico Entertainment has made a healthy entry to a corporate tracking list. The independent record label and music publisher has opened at No. 31 on Real Business' LDC Hot 100 Survey, which tracks the fastest growing priva ...

  12. Popkomm Debates On Indies, Internet

    September 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mike Batt, founder and managing director of Dramatico Entertainment, used his Popkomm keynote speech this afternoon to call for a truce between independent and major music companies. "A lot of us who run indie labels tend to think of the majo ...

  13. BPI Hails British Success In Germany, France

    August 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s share of the German and French record markets hit a four-year high in 2006, according to new figures issued by the BPI. Germany and France are recognized by the IFPI as the world's fourth and fifth largest recorded music marke ...

  14. Batt In, Redmond Out At BPI

    March 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Restructuring at the British Phonographic Industry continues with the appointment of veteran British pop songwriter/producer Mike Batt in a newly-created non-executive role and the departure of director of communications & development Steve Re ...

  15. Melua Pieces Together Third IFPI Platinum Award

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Katie Melua's sophomore September 2005 album release "Piece By Piece" (Dramatic) scored a third IFPI Platinum Europe Award in November, according to new certifications unveiled by the trade body today (Dec. 11). "We are extreme ...

  16. Dramatico Ups Bowles To MD

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT London-based Dramatico Entertainment head of international marketing Andrew Bowles has been promoted to managing director. London-based Dramatico Entertainment head of international marketing Andrew Bowles has been promoted to managing director. B ...

  17. Daltrey, Batt Among Gold Badge Winners

    October 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Who frontman Roger Daltrey was among the honorees at the British Academy of Composers & Songwriters' 32nd Gold Badge Awards, presented today (Oct. 26) at the Savoy hotel in London. The Who frontman Roger Daltrey was among the hono ...

  18. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  19. Melua, Rice Among Border Breakers Winners

    January 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST Prize sponsored by the European Commission. Katie Melua and Damien Rice were among the winners of the second annual European Border Breakers Awards (EBBA), held Jan. 23 in Cannes during the MIDEM trade show. The organization honors artists from th ...

  20. Katie Melua

    June 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's America's turn to experience the toast of Britain with Katie Melua's pitch-pure Dramatico set. It's America's turn to experience the toast of Britain with Katie Melua's pitch-pure Dramatico set. News Katie Melua ...

  21. Dramatico Pacts With Uni For U.S.

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Records has inked a deal with U.K.-based indie Dramatico Entertainment to develop and sign up-and-coming singer/songwriters for worldwide distribution. Universal Records has inked a deal with U.K.-based indie Dramatico Entertainment to d ...

  22. Dramatico Pacts With Uni For U.S.

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Universal Records has inked a deal with U.K.-based indie Dramatico Entertainment to develop and sign up-and-coming singer/songwriters for worldwide distribution. Universal Records has inked a deal with U.K.-based indie Dramatico Entertainment to d ...