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  1. BBC 6 Music Scoops Two Sonys

    May 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Threatened BBC music stations 6 Music and the Asian Network hit back against their proposed closure by winning gold awards at the Sony Awards. BBC 6 Music, which has attracted support from many music stars and the U.K. music industry, won gold for ...

  2. Simon Cowell Honored At Business Awards

    May 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell received a special recognition award in California for his contribution to television and entertainment in the U.K. and U.S. Cowell was presented with the award at the inaugural BritWeek U.K.T.I. Business Innovation Awards, staged at ...

  3. EMI Music Publishing Extends Deals With Winehouse, Other Acts

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music Publishing has extended publishing agreements with some of its most successful songwriters, including Amy Winehouse, Scissor Sisters, Bryan Ferry, and Take That members Howard Donald and Jason Orange. "Ultimately if writers are not ...

  4. Controller 'Enormously Proud' Of 6 Music

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BBC 6 Music controller Bob Shennan says he is "enormously proud" of under-threat digital radio station. There is now less than three weeks left of the public consultation on the closure of 6 Music. Labels trade body the BPI sent a delega ...

  5. Amy Winehouse Bruises Ribs In Fall At Home

    April 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Amy Winehouse is being treated for bruised ribs at a London clinic after falling at home. The singer's spokesman says Winehouse also suffered a cut above her eye after she tripped and fell at her north London house on Saturday. Spokesman Chri ...

  6. AC/DC's 'Iron Man 2' Powers To U.K. No. 1

    April 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT AC/DC 's soundtrack to "Iron Man 2" (Columbia/Sony Music Entertainment) gave the veteran rockers their third U.K. No. 1 album. Another Sony artist, RCA newcomer Diana Vickers , scored a chart-topping single at the first time of aski ...

  7. Noel Gallagher Jams With Paul Weller In London

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher joined Paul Weller on-stage at the Modfather's intimate London show. Gallagher -- who split with Oasis last year - guested last night (April 21) on guitar and vocals on versions of Oasis' 2005 song " ...

  8. Gallagher Attacker Sentenced To House Arrest

    April 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A 48-year-old man who pleaded guilty to attacking Noel Gallagher on stage in Toronto has been sentenced to 12 months' house arrest. During the Virgin Music Festival in September 2008, Daniel Sullivan invaded the stage and pushed the Oasis son ...

  9. Volcanic Ash Grounds Artists, Disrupts Biz

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flight restrictions have been extended in the U.K. and Europe because of the volcanic ash cloud, leaving tour plans and promotional campaigns in tatters. Several U.K. acts missed the Coachella festival at the weekend, including Gary Numan, the Cri ...

  10. Former Sex Pistols Manager Malcolm McLaren Dies

    April 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Famed rock 'n' roll raconteur Malcom McLaren, best known as the manager of the Sex Pistols, died Thursday (Apr. 8) in New York City at the age of 64. McLaren's spokesman, Les Molloy, told the U.K.'s Independent that McLaren had ...

  11. Reformed Libertines Play Brief Acoustic Set

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. alt. rock band the Libertines marked its official comeback earlier today (Mar. 31) with a characteristically shambolic press conference, which saw singer Pete Doherty chastise a member of the assembled press for "ruining people's li ...

  12. Missy Elliot, Friendly Fires Added To Wireless Bill

    March 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Multiple Grammy Award-winner Missy Elliot has been added to the bill for this year's three-day Wireless Festival, held in London's Hyde Park July 2-4. Elliot, who will make her only U.K. festival appearance this year at the Live Nation-p ...

  13. Simon Cowell To Receive International Emmy

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Simon Cowell will receive this year's International Emmy Founders Award. "Simon Cowell is an entrepreneur and performer in equal measure," said International Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner. "He has built an internation ...

  14. Noel Gallagher Describes On-stage Attack

    March 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a victim's impact statement read in Toronto court, former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said he felt he had been "hit by a bus" when pushed from behind at the Virgin Music Festival in 2008. Gallagher's statement was read at ...

  15. Amy Winehouse To Design Fred Perry Range

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse has partnered with iconic British fashion label Fred Perry to design a 17-piece collection. "Amy has been wearing Fred Perry for years, so we were aware she was a genuine fan of the brand," said Fred Perry marketing directo ...

  16. 8,000 Complain To BBC About 6 Music Closure

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has received almost 8,000 complaints about the plan to close digital radio station 6 Music. The modern rock and alternative network will be closed by the end of 2011, along with the Asian Network, as part of the publicly-funded broadcaster ...

  17. Lisa Mitchell Wins Australian Music Prize

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lisa Mitchell has completed an extraordinary transition from TV talent show contestant to critics' favorite with her victory Friday (March 12) in the prestigious Australian Music Prize. The folk-tinged singer's debut album "Wonder&q ...

  18. BMG Rights Management Signs Leona Lewis

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST BMG Rights Management has signed an exclusive publishing agreement with Leona Lewis. The worldwide deal - arguably the biggest international artist-songwriter signing for the 18-month-old company - was announced today (March 9) by the company in B ...

  19. Cliff Richard Turns To Jazz To Mark 70th

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Veteran British singer Cliff Richard will mark his 70th birthday with the release of an album of jazz and swing music. The evergreen performer, a chart topper before the Beatles arrived who has sold an estimated 250 million records over more than ...

  20. Ellie Goulding Debuts Atop U.K. Albums Chart

    March 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Critics' Choice BRIT Award winner Ellie Goulding made a winning start to her U.K. album chart career, debuting at No. 1 with her first set, "Lights" (Polydor/Universal). South London rapper Tinie Tempah made a similarly triumphant f ...

  21. Ex-Sugababe's Legal Claim On Band Name

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Former Sugababes member Mutya Buena has applied for ownership of the U.K. pop act's name, the BBC reports. Buena was a founding member of the girl group who quit for a solo career in 2005. The current Sugababes line-up does not include any of ...

  22. Lady Gaga, Florence Set To Shine At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga, Florence and the Machine, Dizzee Rascal, Robbie Williams and Jay-Z should all get a sales boost from the U.K.'s BRIT Awards. The event, organized by trade body the BPI and sponsored by MasterCard, will be televised live on ITV1 fro ...

  23. U.K. Haiti Benefit Single Debuts At No. 1

    February 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Syco Music/Sony Music Entertainment's star-packed charity cover of R.E.M.'s "Everybody Hurts," rush-released under the name Helping Haiti to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake, stormed to No. 1 on the new U.K. sing ...

  24. Cowell's Haiti Single Sells 200,000 In 2 Days

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. benefit single for Haiti organized by Simon Cowell has sold more than 200,000 in two days, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC). The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts" for the Helping Haiti release from Sony Music f ...

  25. Ringo Starr Honored With Walk of Fame Star

    February 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST A star for former Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was added to the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday evening during a whimsical ceremony that also marked the 50th anniversary of the sidewalk attraction's groundbreaking. Starr's name was the 2,40 ...

  26. Jazz Musician Sir John Dankworth Dies Aged 82

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Sir John Dankworth, the British jazz composer, saxophonist and band leader, has died. He was 82. Jazz singer Dame Cleo Laine - who married Dankworth in 1958 after meeting during an audition for a spot with his band - announced her husband's d ...

  27. Briefs: Bruce Hornsby, The Judds, Howard Stern, EMI Cuts?

    February 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST -- Sony/ATV Music Publishing has landed a long-term, worldwide exclusive administration agreement for Bruce Hornsby 's extensive catalog. Hornsby, who is a three-time Grammy winner, released “Levitate,” his first album on Verve, in September ...

  28. Simon Cowell's Haiti Single Out Feb. 7

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST The cover of REM's "Everybody Hurts," organized by Simon Cowell to raise money for the victims of the Haiti earthquake, will be released Feb. 7. The BBC reports that the song features Robbie Williams, Mariah Carey, Rod Stewart, Kyli ...

  29. Reports: Cowell Recruiting Stars For Haiti Single

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Simon Cowell has lined up Rod Stewart, Leona Lewis and Michael Buble to sing on a charity single for victims of the earthquake in Haiti, according to U.K. press reports. The song is being coordinated by TV mogul Cowell. The "American Idol&quo ...

  30. Simon Cowell To Produce Charity Single For Haiti

    January 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV mogul Simon Cowell said Thursday he would produce a charity single within 10 days to benefit victims of the massive earthquake in Haiti. The "American Idol" and "The X-Factor" judge said he was asked by Prime Minister Gordon ...

  31. Amy Winehouse Pleads Guilty To Assault Charge

    January 20, 2010 12:00 AM EST Amy Winehouse on Wednesday (Jan.20) admitted assaulting a theater manager at a Christmas pantomime. The 26-year-old Grammy winner pleaded guilty to common assault and public order charges at Milton Keynes Magistrates' Court, according to the ...

  32. Lily Allen, Lady Gaga Up For BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST British women have a strong showing in the nominations for the 2010 BRIT Awards - but not Susan Boyle. U.K. acts Florence and the Machine, Lily Allen and Pixie Lott each has three nominations for the awards, staged at London's Earls Court Are ...

  33. Suede To Reform For Charity Show

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. rock act Suede is to reform for what is described as a one-off performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, as part of the annual series of concerts in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust. The show will take place in March, with the date to be ...

  34. Guy Ritchie Signs Pub Band To New Label

    January 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Film director Guy Ritchie has launched a record label named after his London pub the Punchbowl. Punchbowl Recordings, a subsidiary of Universal Music, has already made its first signing -- the pub's in-house Irish group called the Punchbowl B ...

  35. BRIT Winner Ellie Goulding Tops BBC Poll

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-songwriter Ellie Goulding has come top of the BBC Sound of 2010 survey, which polls 165 critics, broadcasters and bloggers to identify the U.K.'s rising stars. Goulding, who combines folk and electronica, has already won a BRIT award, ...

  36. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll: Film Review

    January 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Rowdy and a bit ragged but wholly entertaining, Mat Whitecross' "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll" is a biopic of British punk rocker Ian Dury with a sensational lead performance by Andy Serkis, best known as Gollum from the &q ...

  37. Amy Winehouse Charged In Alleged Theater Assault

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST Police say singer Amy Winehouse has been charged in connection with an assault at a theater. Thames Valley Police said in a statement that the 26-year-old soul diva was arrested Wednesday (Dec. 23) after she presented herself at a police station w ...

  38. Boy George Denied Chance To Appear On Reality TV

    December 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST A British court has blocked an attempt by former Culture Club singer Boy George to appear on a reality television show. The 48-year-old had hoped to appear on Channel 4's "Celebrity Big Brother" despite being on probation for assaul ...

  39. 'X Factor' Favorite For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Joe McElderry, winner of U.K. talent show "The X Factor," has been made the betting favorite for the Christmas No. 1 - but the race is the closest it has been in years. At the start of today (Dec. 18), Rage Against the Machine's &qu ...

  40. RATM Vs 'X Factor' For U.K. Xmas No. 1

    December 15, 2009 12:00 AM EST Rage Against the Machine and "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry are engaged in a fierce battle for the U.K. Christmas No. 1 single. The Official Charts Company said that Rage Against the Machine's "Killing In the Name" (Sony ...

  41. Don Black Honored By PRS For Music

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. performing rights society PRS for Music has awarded lyricist Don Black the PRS Award for extraordinary achievement. The award was presented in recognition of Black's exceptional contribution to British music and culture. Black attended a ...

  42. Joe McElderry Wins 'X-Factor' Talent Show

    December 14, 2009 12:00 AM EST Teenager Joe McElderry won the sixth series of popular TV show "The X Factor" on Sunday, and is widely tipped to top the Christmas charts with his debut single, a cover of Miley Cyrus's "The Climb" (Syco/Sony Music Enterta ...

  43. Rage Against Simon Cowell's 'X Factor'

    December 10, 2009 12:00 AM EST “Fed up of Simon Cowell's latest karaoke act being Christmas No.1?” That’s the rallying cry from a Facebook group set up to block another “The X Factor” winner from scoring the U.K.’s No. 1 Christmas song. Jon and Tracy Morter of London launc ...

  44. Ellie Goulding Wins Critics' Choice BRIT Award

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI has named pop newcomer Ellie Goulding as the winner of the BRITs 2010 Critics' Choice Award. The 22-year-old Polydor/Universal signing will perform at the BRITs nomination launch on Jan. 18 which will be broadcast on I ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Robbie Williams To Court Investors: Report

    November 23, 2009 12:00 AM EST British singer Robbie Williams may sell the right to half his future album, touring and sponsorship earnings in a £50 million ($83 million) deal, one of his managers was reported as saying. Managers for Williams, whose hits including "Angels& ...

  47. Rod Stewart Sued By Law Firm For $3.3 Million

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST A prominent entertainment law firm is suing Rod Stewart for $3.3 million in legal fees it claims he owes. Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard & Shapiro filed the case Tuesday in Los Angeles. The firm has numerous high-profile clients and recent ...

  48. Leona Lewis Confirms First U.K. Tour

    November 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Leona Lewis has announced her first U.K. and Ireland tour, which will visit 10 arenas in May and June next year. It follows the singer's first full U.K. concert at London's Hackney Empire in London earlier this month (Billboard.biz, Nov. ...

  49. George Michael Honors Jonathan Ross At MITs

    November 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST George Michael led the salutes to U.K. TV and radio personality Jonathan Ross at the annual Music Industry Trusts' Award ceremony, held last night (Nov. 2) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Awarded the accolade in recognition of his ser ...

  50. Elton John Recovering From E-Coli

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Sir Elton John is recovering in hospital from a serious case of e-coli bacterial infection and influenza that forced him to cancel a string of concerts, but he hopes to return to the stage soon, a spokesman said today (Nov. 2). John, 62, postponed ...

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