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  1. Exclusive: Red Light Management Opens London Office With Ex-SuperVision Managers, Roster

    May 02, 2012 2:17 PM EDT Red Light Management is now on the ground in the U.K., with former SuperVision Management Group managers James Sandom, Cerne Canning and Deb Fenstermacher-and their artists-entering the RLM fold. Sandom and Canning will set up Red Light's new ...

  2. British Pubs To Rock Even Harder: Why the U.K. Live Music Act Matters

    April 19, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Victory Lap: Musician Bernard Butler, Lord Tim Clement-Jones, UK Music Chairman Andy Heath, singer Martina Topley-Bird, UK Music CEO Jo Dipple and MU General Secretary John Smith at a reception to celebrate the passing of the UK's Live Music ...

  3. Will the 2012 London Olympics Really Boost The U.K. Music Industry?

    February 23, 2012 7:50 AM EST The London 2012 Festival, the UK's biggest-ever nationwide festival, falls under the auspicies of the Cultural Olympiad and will include music events. Though much of the musical contents of the opening and closing ceremonies are still shroude ...

  4. BBC 6 Music Records Highest Ever Listening Figures, Digital Listening Increases

    February 02, 2012 3:53 PM EST The BBC's digital alternative station BBC 6 Music has recorded its highest ever listening figures in the latest RAJAR (Radio Joint Audience Research) figures, published today (Feb. 2). The music-dedicated station, which the BBC toyed with axi ...

  5. Australian Retailer JB Hi-Fi Launches Beta Version of 'Now' Streaming Service

    December 15, 2011 11:09 AM EST Australia's leading music retailer JB Hi-Fi has taken a leap into digital music with the beta launch of its Now streaming music service . The month-long trial started this week and means JB has almost certainly beaten Spotify to the punch. Mo ...

  6. PJ Harvey Wins 2011 Mercury Prize

    September 06, 2011 6:10 PM EDT PJ Harvey is the winner of the 2011 Mercury Prize, making her the first ever artist to win the prestigious U.K. award twice. The Dorset-born singer took this year's title for her acclaimed eighth solo set "Let England Shake" (Island ...

  7. Beyonce, Others Enjoy 'Glastonbury Effect' on UK charts

    June 29, 2011 1:22 PM EDT LONDON (Reuters) - Beyonce heads the British album charts at the midweek stage, with "4" outselling its nearest rival by three to one boosted by her weekend appearance at Glastonbury, sales data showed on Wednesday. According to the Offi ...

  8. Adele, Elbow, Jessie J Top U.K. Charts, REM Debuts at No. 5

    March 14, 2011 8:31 AM EDT Adele's extraordinary U.K. sales show no signs of abating, as "21" (XL) started a seventh week atop the album chart yesterday and "Someone Like You" a fourth at No. 1 on the singles survey. Meanwhile, Elbow scored their hi ...

  9. Business Matters: Ourstage, HMV, iTunes and more

    September 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Opinion and analysis of the day's music news. ROCK IS DEAD? AGAIN? -- BBC News has an interesting story about the lack of rock titles on the UK singles chart. Sales of rock singles are down nearly 18% in the first eight months of 2010. In con ...

  10. The XX's Label Hoping For Mercury Nomination Uplift

    July 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London alternative act the XX has been installed as frontrunners for the Barclarycard Mercury Prize, and the band's label says it will capitalize on the nomination with marketing activity. Since its release in August 2009, the critically accl ...

  11. BPI Takes Save 6 Music Campaign Online

    April 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. labels body the BPI has followed its lobbying efforts to save under-threat digital radio station BBC 6 Music with a new Web site, showing British artists' support for the modern rock and alternative station. The BBC Trust is holding a pu ...

  12. @MIDEM: Havas CEO Says Ad-Funded Music Won't Work

    January 24, 2010 12:00 AM EST The ad-funded streaming model in its present form was rejected as a viable future for the music and advertising sectors during a MidemNet keynote from David Jones, global CEO at Havas Worldwide and global CEO of Euro RSCG Worldwide. Jones heads on ...

  13. Susan Boyle Makes U.K. Chart History

    November 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Former "Britain's Got Talent" contestant Susan Boyle made a record-breaking debut on Sunday's new U.K. chart with her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream" (Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment). It sold 410,000 units to bec ...

  14. Massive Attack Launches World Tour In London

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Massive Attack debuted new songs from its long-awaited fifth album and performed with Blur frontman Damon Albarn at the first night of its tour at London's Brixton Academy. The British electronic act - which comprises Robert "3D" De ...

  15. Natalie Imbruglia Recruits Coldplay And Eno

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Australia-born singer Natalie Imbruglia has teamed up with Coldplay and Brian Eno for her first new album in four years. The new set, "Come To Life," is released in the U.K. Oct. 5 on Island Records. A European release follows on Oct.12. ...

  16. Florence, Kasabian Lead Mercury Prize List

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock acts Florence & The Machine and Kasabian have emerged as the bookmakers' favorites for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize, the U.K.'s album of the year award. The two acts were quoted at odds of 5/1 by leading U.K. bookmaker ...

  17. Elbow Aims For Late 2010 Album Comeback

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As it approaches the end of an extensive campaign for "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor), U.K. rock act Elbow is looking ahead to its follow-up to the award-winning album. After three well-received records, the Manchester, England-b ...

  18. Ivor Novello Nominee Signs Publishing Deal

    May 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A month ago, Nick Hemming made history as the first self-published musician to be nominated for an Ivor Novello Award. He may not have won, but a new publishing deal for the frontman, guitarist and chief songwriter with U.K. indie-folk act the Lei ...

  19. Massive Attack To Return With Huge World Tour

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Massive Attack vocalist and musician Robert "3D" Del Naja has revealed plans for a huge world tour to support the release of their long-anticipated fifth album out in October via Virgin/EMI. The British electronic act has already confirm ...

  20. Duffy, Elbow Win Ivor Novello Awards

    May 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Duffy, the Ting Tings, Elbow and electronic music pioneers Massive Attack were among the winners at the 54th Ivor Novello Awards in London. The ceremony, presented by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) and ...

  21. Coldplay, Duffy Up For Three Ivor Novellos

    April 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, pop singer Duffy and alt-rock act the Ting Tings are among the nominees for the Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters and composers, alongside a largely unknown self-published musician, Nick Hemming. The 54th edition of the Ivors, covering ...

  22. Coldplay, Beasties, Tool Headlining All Points West

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Coldplay, Tool and the Beastie Boys will headline the second annual All Points West Music & Arts Festival, to be held July 31- Aug. 2 at Liberty State Park in New Jersey, just across the Hudson River from lower Manhattan. Other bands and music ...

  23. Blur, Oasis Steal The Show At NME Awards

    February 26, 2009 12:00 AM EST Nearly 15 years after they first locked horns, British rock rivals Oasis and Blur once again stole the show at the 2009 Shockwaves NME Awards, held at London's O2 Academy Brixton in the U.K. Oasis was crowned best British band although the de ...

  24. U.K. Festivals Reveal Latest Additions

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A number of high profile U.K. events have confirmed more major acts for the 2009 summer festival season, including Scotland's T in the Park and the Isle of Wight festival. Newcomers to the T in the Park line-up include the Killers as headline ...

  25. Elbow Tops BBC 'Red Button' Ratings

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST A filmed performance of U.K. indie-rock band Elbow for national AC network Radio 2 has become the most viewed music session on the BBC's interactive 'red button' and online services. The recording took place with the BBC Concert Orc ...

  26. Mercury Winners Elbow Follows 'Kid' With Children’s Songs

    September 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow, recently crowned victors of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Music Prize, plans to follow their prize-winning set "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) by working on an album of children's music and accompanying animated film, t ...

  27. Elbow Enjoys Mercury-Fuelled Sales Boost

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Three days after the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize was announced, retail is reporting a big spike in sales for Elbow's winning album, "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor). The album, the alternative act's fourth, is heading ...

  28. Elbow Snags Nationwide Mercury Prize

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Elbow was the surprise winner of the 2008 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the annual event that celebrates the best album of the year by British and Irish acts. Elbow won for its acclaimed "The Seldom Seen Kid" (Fiction/Polydor) and was cheere ...

  29. Mariah And Leona Hold While Rest Of Billboard 200 Gets Busy

    April 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week (down 61%) while Leona Lewis' "Spirit" stays firm at No. 2, earning a gain after her "American Idol" performance last week ... The ...

  30. Wilson Tribute Web Site Goes Live

    August 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Friends and family of the late Tony Wilson have launched an official Web site in memory of the former Factory Records boss and broadcaster. The site, www.anthonyhwilson.com , has contributions from musician friends such as the Charlatans' Tim ...

  31. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  32. Xfm, V2 Strike Podcast Partnership

    October 18, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Elbow feature in alt. station's offering. London-based alternative rock radio station Xfm has teamed up with Richard Branson's independent record company V2 Music to release a series of podcasts featuring full-length music tracks. Billed ...

  33. Edel To Distribute V2 In Italy

    September 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. V2 previously went through Sony Music in the territory. Hamburg-based independent label Edel has struck an agreement to distribute V2 Records in Italy. ...

  34. V2 To Restructure International Group

    April 30, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Richard Branson's London-based independent record group V2 is undertaking an international restructuring. A spokesperson confirms a "small number" of international job losses will result. Richard Branson's London-based independ ...