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  1. Q&A With MTV's Music And Talent Head Amy Doyle

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST MTV removed the words "music television" from its logo earlier this year, but with the not-so-sudden surge in the popularity of music videos (thanks in no small part to YouTube), it's getting back in the music game. When it comes to ...

  2. Barry Manilow, Jamiroquai To Perform At Nobel Concert

    November 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Barry Manilow and Jamiroquai have joined the lineup of artists to perform at the annual Nobel Peace Prize Concert in Oslo. Organizers say Indian musician A.R. Rahman, who did the score for "Slumdog Millionaire," will also feature in the ...

  3. Laneway Fest Heads To Singapore

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Australia's Laneway Festival will debut in Asia next year with a date in Singapore. The city-state's historic Fort Canning Park will host the inaugural Laneway Singapore on January 29. Laneway then heads Down Under for a six-date run. Fi ...

  4. Shake-Up For BRIT Awards

    November 08, 2010 12:00 AM EST Universal Music U.K. CEO/chairman and BRIT Awards committee chairman David Joseph has made some big changes to the awards ceremony. The move to London's O2 Arena, which was confirmed in September, signaled that the ceremony organized by trade ...

  5. Adele Confirms Sophomore Release

    November 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. singer songwriter Adele will release her new album "21" via XL Recordings on Jan. 24, 2011 in the U.K. The single "Rolling In The Deep" is out Jan. 16. The North American release of the album will follow on Feb. 22 via Col ...

  6. Chart Moves: Florence and the Machine, Bruno Mars, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Kings of Leon, VMAs

    September 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Linkin Park: The rock band beat out R&B singer Trey Songz for the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200 album ...

  7. Linkin Park's 'A Thousand Suns' Tops Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park notches its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as its "A Thousand Suns" album debuts atop the list with 241,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as the latter' ...

  8. Linkin Park And Trey Songz Debut At Nos. 1 & 2 On Billboard 200

    September 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park claims its fourth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 with "A Thousand Suns" opening atop the list with 241,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The rock band beats out R&B singer Trey Songz, as his "Passion ...

  9. U.K. Track Download Sales Hit 500 Million

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Official Charts Company (OCC) has confirmed that download sales have hit 500 million in the U.K. The half a billion total was achieved at the end of August and took just over six years. The OCC says the download market took off in 2004; a down ...

  10. Chart Moves: Florence and the Machine, LFO, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Selena Gomez and more

    September 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200 -- Sara Bareilles: The singer/songwriter scores her first No. 1 album this week as her sophomore set, "Kal ...

  11. Sara Bareilles Tops Billboard 200 With 'Kaleidoscope Heart'

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Sara Bareilles scores her first No. 1 album -- and best sales week ever -- as her sophomore effort "Kaleidoscope Heart" bows atop the chart with 90,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Bareilles first set, "Little Voice," ...

  12. Sara Bareilles' 'Heart' Beats At No. 1 On Billboard 200

    September 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Singer/songwriter Sara Bareilles nets her first No. 1 album—with her best sales week—as her sophomore effort, "Kaleidoscope Heart," starts atop the Billboard 200 with 90,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan . . . Total album sales in ...

  13. Lady Gaga Dominates MTV VMAs with Early Wins

    September 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lady Gaga won the first three awards announced at the MTV VMAs in Los Angeles Sunday night (Sept. 12), taking home moon men for best dance video ("Bad Romance"), best collaboration video for "Telephone" featuring Beyoncé, and b ...

  14. Reading/Leeds Boss: GNR Must Pay Any Curfew Breach Fine

    September 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Festival Republic managing director Melvin Benn tells Billboard.biz "it's been another good year" for his events. As he looks back over a strong U.K. festival season, he makes Axl Rose 's antics at Reading and Leeds Festivals s ...

  15. UMG's First Half Revenues Down 5.4%

    September 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group's revenues for the first half of 2010 declined to €1.9 billion ($2.4 billion), down 5.4% on a year earlier. The decline was 7.9% on a constant currency basis. In parent company Vivendi's first half results, it said ...

  16. Chart Moves: Eminem, Jackie Evancho, Taylor Swift, 'Bed Intruder Song'

    August 18, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A quick look at the most notable jumps and drops on this week's Billboard 200 albums and Hot 100 singles charts. The Billboard 200: -- Eminem: This week, the hip-hop king's "Recovery" returned to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albu ...

  17. U.K. Music Sales Edge Up In 2010 First Half

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. Entertainment Retailers' Association (ERA) issued first half figures for 2010 that show small year on year increases in unit and value sales. The trade group said sales of music and video products were "surprisingly resilient&qu ...

  18. Chart Moves: Eminem, Katy Perry, 'Twilight,' Taio Cruz

    July 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT -- Eminem : The hip-hop king holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second week with "Recovery" with 313,000 (down 58%) while the top debut belongs to the-Dream's "Love King" at No. 4 with 58,000. With the top of the ta ...

  19. Fans Start Arriving At Glastonbury

    June 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Glastonbury Festival does not officially begin until tomorrow, but thousands of fans have started arriving on site today (June 23) to set up camp for the week ahead. The gates are open at Worthy Farm in Somerset and those who do arrive early will ...

  20. Jimmy Page Honored At Mojo Awards

    June 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page was inducted into the Mojo hall of fame at a ceremony in London. The honor, supported by Universal Catalog Marketing, was presented at the Mojo Honours List ceremony at the Brewery venue in London last night (June 10 ...

  21. Florence And The Machine Leads Mojo Nominations

    May 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT London act Florence and the Machine has four Mojo music award nominations, ahead of rockers Kasabian who have three and Arctic Monkeys and Richard Hawley who both have two. The U.K. awards, organized by Mojo magazine, are decided by readers voting ...

  22. Estelle Now Confirmed For Art of Elysium's Event

    April 30, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Estelle will be a special guest performer at the Art of Elysium's second annual New York City event tonight (April 30), replacing Florence and the Machine, who was originally scheduled to perform. The Art of Elysium is an organization that en ...

  23. Florence and The Machine To Perform For Art of Elysium's Event

    April 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Florence and the Machine will be a special guest performer at the Art of Elysium's second annual New York City event on April 30. The Art of Elysium is an organization that encourages working actors, artists and musicians to dedicate their ti ...

  24. U.K. Bands Grounded By Volcanic Dust

    April 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Flights from the U.K. have been grounded for a second day by volcanic ash, which has left several acts' appearances at Coachella in doubt. The restrictions on U.K. airspace will continue until 1am BST on April 17. Transport minister Lord Adon ...

  25. Volcanic Dust Threatens U.K. Acts' Coachella Sets

    April 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. acts Gary Numan, the Cribs and Bad Lieutenant could miss their Coachella Festival appearances this weekend because of volcanic ash affecting flights. All flights in and out of Britain have been stopped because of a volcanic eruption in Icelan ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. U.K. Biz Backs BBC 6 Music

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST The U.K. music industry has come out in support of under-threat BBC 6 Music, the modern rock digital radio station. U.K. labels trade body the BPI and indies counterpart AIM have voiced their concern about the potential closure of the station . Al ...

  28. Jason Derulo Scores First U.K. No. 1

    March 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jason Derulo's "In My Head" (Warner Bros.) became the American singer's first U.K. No. 1 single, as Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) started a new stint atop the album chart, and the top ten welcomed ...

  29. 'Glee' Tops U.K. Album Chart

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST "Glee The Music Season One Vol. 1" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) raced from No. 68 to top the new U.K. album chart. Sony's all-star Helping Haiti charity cover of "Everybody Hurts," on Syco Music, started a second week ...

  30. Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga Help Boost BRITs Ratings

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST TV ratings for the BRIT Awards, which included performances from Robbie Williams, Kasabian and Lady Gaga as well as a duet from Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, peaked at 6.3 million viewers. The live broadcast on ITV1 last night (Feb. 16) averaged 5.8 mill ...

  31. Dizzee, Florence BRITs Duet On iTunes

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. trade body the BPI has partnered with iTunes on an exclusive release of the BRIT Awards duet between alt-rock act Florence and the Machine and rapper Dizzee Rascals. The pair will perform "You Got The Dirtee Love" - a mash-up of Flo ...

  32. Alicia Keys, Jay-Z To Duet At BRIT Awards

    February 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. chart-topper Alicia Keys is to perform with Jay-Z at the BRIT Awards in London on Feb. 16. Keys, currently at the top of the U.K. albums chart with "The Element of Freedom" (J/Sony Music), last performed at the event in 2004. Keys a ...

  33. Lady Gaga, Ke$ha Rule Euro Charts

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga maintains pole position on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), but loses out to a new female frontrunner on European Hot 100 Singles, as her "Bad Romance" is replaced at No. ...

  34. 'Hope For Haiti Now' Tops U.K. Chart

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's "Fireflies" (Universal Island) started a second week as the U.K.'s favorite single, as Paolo Nutini's "Sunny Side Up" (Atlantic/Warner Music) returned to No. 1 on the artist album chart. But perhaps ...

  35. Lady Gaga Scores Euro Chart Double

    January 28, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga pulls off a European chart double on Billboard's new composite sales charts, extending her reign on European Albums with "The Fame" to a fourth consecutive week and climbing back 2-1 on Hot 100 Singles with "Bad Roman ...

  36. Music Soundtracks Australia Day

    January 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST Music played a big role in today’s Australia's Day celebrations Down Under, with children's favorites the Wiggles and British folk-rock quartet Mumford & Sons taking centre stage. The Wiggles were recognized in this year's Austr ...

  37. Owl City Flies To UK Chart Peak

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Owl City's former Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper "Fireflies" (Universal Island) climbed to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart, while another Island release, Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs," started a s ...

  38. Europe Still Going Gaga For ‘Fame’

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga keeps the No. 1 spot on Billboard's European Albums chart with "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal), while labelmate Black Eyed Peas moves 2-1 on Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Halfway." "The Fame," which h ...

  39. Jay-Z, Muse, Gorillaz Top Coachella 2010 Lineup

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST Jay-Z, Muse and Gorillaz will headline the 11th annual Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival, to be held April 16-18 at Empire Polo Field in Indio, Calif. Also confirmed are LCD Soundsystem, Faith No More, Thom Yorke, Pavement and the Special ...

  40. Florence And The Machine Takes U.K. No. 1

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Florence and the Machine's debut album "Lungs" (Universal Island) finally claimed the No. 1 spot it was denied in an opening five-week run at No. 2 last summer, as the new U.K. sales charts were announced. There was a second week at ...

  41. Lady Gaga, Robbie Williams To Play BRIT Awards

    January 18, 2010 12:00 AM EST Ahead of the nominations for the BRIT Awards later today (Jan. 18), performers at this year's ceremony have been unveiled. The Feb. 16 event, organized by U.K. trade body the BPI, will feature performances from Lady Gaga, British pop act JLS ...

  42. Lady Gaga, Black Eyed Peas Top Euro Charts

    January 15, 2010 12:00 AM EST Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) celebrates its first birthday on Billboard's European Albums survey by holding at No. 1. Her Interscope label mate Black Eyed Peas again tops Hot 100 Singles with "Meet Me Half ...

  43. Solid Ratings For 'Top Of The Pops'

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST The return of U.K. music TV chart show "Top of the Pops" for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve won decent ratings for the BBC. The weekly chart countdown was pulled from the schedules in July 2006 after a 42-year run. Various revamps ...

  44. Iyaz Scores First U.K. No. 1

    January 11, 2010 12:00 AM EST Singer-rapper Iyaz, otherwise known as Virgin Islands-born Keidran Jones, went straight to No. 1 on the new U.K. singles chart with his former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 "Replay" (Reprise/Warner Music). Paolo Nutini bagged another week atop ...

  45. Susan Boyle Denies Lady Gaga 2009 U.K. Chart Double

    January 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST Susan Boyle's debut album "I Dreamed A Dream" (Syco/Sony Music Entertainment) needed just six weeks on sale to overtake Lady Gaga's "The Fame" (Interscope/Universal) and score the biggest U.K. album sale of 2009. Acco ...

  46. U.K. Retailers Warn Of Labels' Conservatism

    December 31, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. entertainment retailers fear that conservatism among music, film and games companies means their products face losing the interest of the British public. That's the core point of a New Year message issued to the entertainment industry to ...

  47. MySpace Music Launches In The U.K.

    December 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Over a year after its U.S. rollout, MySpace Music has made its long-awaited bow in the United Kingdom, going live at 00.01 U.K. time today (Dec. 3), following a launch gig by U.K. rock band Kasabian at London's Heaven venue. As with the U.S. ...

  48. U.K. iTunes Store Unveils 2009 Albums, Songs Shortlist

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST The U.K. iTunes store is urging music fans to vote for their favorite song and album of 2009 from a shortlist published today (Nov. 13). The 10 songs and 10 albums were chosen by the iTunes U.K. editorial team in London from the year's releas ...

  49. New U.K. Venture Matches Up Indies, Brands

    November 13, 2009 12:00 AM EST U.K. indies Wichita, Moshi Moshi Records and Bella Union and French indie Because Music have all signed up to IMU, a new London-based venture that will help the independent sector to license content to brands and agencies for marketing campaigns. ...

  50. Touring Confab Spotlights Artist Development Challenges

    November 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST The opening panel at the 6th annual Billboard Touring Conference and Awards, which runs Nov. 4-5 in New York, spotlighted one of the music industry's largest challenges: artist development. Panelists noted that concert ticket discounting, and ...

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