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  1. Muse, Lily Allen, Kasabian Collect Q Awards

    October 26, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Muse, Lily Allen and Kasabian all walked away with Q awards at the annual ceremony organized by the U.K.-based monthly music magazine. Held today (Oct. 26) at London's Grosvenor House Hotel, Allen won the best track award for "The Fear&q ...

  2. Elton John Joins File-Sharing Debate

    September 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Sir Elton John has added his voice to the debate among artists over the impact of file-sharing in the U.K. The veteran artist has echoed the views of pop artist Lily Allen, who accused musicians from the Featured Artists Coalition of ignoring the ...

  3. Smokey Robinson To Play BBC Electric Proms

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Soul legend Smokey Robinson will perform at the BBC's five-day Electric Proms festival in London next month, along with U.K. indie-rock act Doves and rapper Dizzee Rascal. The event runs Oct. 20-24. Now in its fourth year, the festival return ...

  4. Speech Debelle Scoops Mercury Prize

    September 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop artist Speech Debelle is the winner of the Barclaycard Mercury Prize 2009 with "Speech Therapy" (Big Dada) for the best album of the past year by a U.K. or Irish artist. The debut set proved a popular winner among the audience at ...

  5. MTV Reveals Best U.K. New Act Nominations

    September 02, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alt-rock band Florence and the Machine, rapper Tinchy Stryder and pop act La Roux have been named nominees in the 2009 best U.K. and Ireland new act category for the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs). Girl group the Saturdays and pop act Pixie Lott a ...

  6. Michael Jackson Continues U.K. Chart Run

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the seventh week running, "The Essential Michael Jackson" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) tops the U.K. album chart, while for the second time this year, Black Eyed Peas are in a second stint atop the singles chart, this time with &q ...

  7. Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    August 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT There's a second week at No. 1 on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums for "The Collection" (Sony Music Entertainment) by Michael Jackson, who continues to have three of the chart's top four titles. Pitbull's "I K ...

  8. Sales Boost For Mercury Nominees

    August 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Albums nominated for this year’s Barclaycard Mercury Prize have seen big increases in sales, according to market-leading U.K. entertainment retailer HMV. The 12-album shortlist for the award, which honors the best U.K. and Irish albums of the year ...

  9. Michael Jackson, Black Eyed Peas Control U.K. Charts

    August 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Black Eyed Peas, already boasting the longest successive stay at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with 17 weeks in total for "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Gotta Feeling" (Interscope/Universal), jumped 3-1 in the U.K. with the latter s ...

  10. Michael Jackson Still Dominates Euro Chart

    July 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Michael Jackson continues to hold down the top four titles on European Top 100 Albums, as European Hot 100 Singles welcomes a new bestseller in Pitbull's former Billboard Hot 100 No. 2 hit "I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)" (Ultra/B1 ...

  11. Amazon Launches U.K. Mercury Prize Promotion

    July 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The MP3 store at Amazon.co.uk is offering a track from each of the 12 nominees for the 2009 Barclaycard Mercury Prize for 29 pence (48 cents). The nominations were announced yesterday (July 21) and include Kasabian, Florence and the Machine, La Ro ...

  12. Big Hitters React To Mercury Nominations

    July 21, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Kasabian and Bat for Lashes have both expressed their delight to Billboard.biz at being nominated for the 2009 Barclaycard Music Prize. The acts were among the nominees present at the Hospital club in London today (July 21) for th ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Michael Jackson Remains King Of U.K. Charts

    July 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As Cascada's "Evacuate The Dancefloor" (All Around The World/Universal) started a second week atop the new U.K. singles chart yesterday (Sunday), Michael Jackson's catalog sales enjoyed another healthy week in the market. Altho ...

  15. We7 Hits 2 Million Users

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ad-supported free music streaming service We7 reports that is has now exceeded two million U.K. users per month. This includes one million site users, and one million unique users via 'Play Anywhere' partnerships with media brands includ ...

  16. Penguin Jams With Island Records On Web

    June 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Penguin is to launch a music initiative in collaboration with Island Records on its teen website "Spinebreakers." "Breakers" will launch on July 6. Once a month Island Records artists, or their albums and videos pitched by Isla ...

  17. Eden Sessions Adds Florence

    June 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Alternative acts Florence and the Machine and the Maccabees have been unveiled as support acts for the 2009 Eden Sessions, held in Cornwall in the U.K. this summer. Winner of the 2009 critics choice award at the BRITs, Florence and the Machine wil ...

  18. Radiohead, Monkeys, Kings To Headline Reading/Leeds

    March 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys and Kings of Leon have been confirmed as the headline acts at the U.K.'s twinned Reading and Leeds Festivals. The festivals will held at Little Johns Farm, Reading and Bramham Park, Leeds, over England’s August Bank ...

  19. Kraftwerk To Headline Bestival

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST German electropop veterans Kraftwerk will headline Bestival on the Isle Of Wight on Saturday, Sept. 12. The U.K. festival, organized by DJ Rob da Bank, will be held at Robin Hill Country Park on Sept. 11 to 13 and will feature a new site layout. U ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. Duffy Wins Three Brits

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Welsh vocalist Duffy was the big winner at the 2009 BRIT Awards, taking home three trophies tonight (Feb. 18) at London's Earls Court. Duffy, whose debut album, "Rockferry" (A&M/Universal), was the U.K's top seller in 2008, ...

  22. Duran Duran To Headline Lovebox Weekender

    February 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. pop act Duran Duran has been announced as the Saturday night headliner for London festival Lovebox Weekender, held July 18 to 19. It will be the band's only U.K. festival gig of 2009. Main support on Saturday night will be provid ...

  23. Coldplay, Duffy Lead BRIT Awards Nominations

    January 20, 2009 12:00 AM EST With four nominations each, Coldplay and Duffy lead the field for the BRIT Awards 2009, announced today (Jan. 20) at London's Roundhouse. Adele, Elbow and Scouting For Girls scored three nominations apiece. The latter British trio was one of ...

  24. Cilmi To Play Brits Launch

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Australian teenage pop act Gabriella Cilmi will perform at the Brit Awards Nominations Launch, held Jan. 20 at London's Roundhouse. U.K. alternative act Florence & The Machine, winners of the 2009 Critics' Choice Brit Award, will als ...

  25. Glasvegas Headlines NME Awards Tour

    November 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. music publication NME has announced Scottish rockers Glasvegas as the headline act on its 2009 NME Awards Tour. The tour, which begins Jan. 29 at Liverpool University, will also feature rising U.K. acts Friendly Fires, White Lies and Florence ...

  26. Italia Wave Festival Rolls On

    May 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The Verve, Chemical Brothers, Gnarls Barkley and Linea 77 are among the 144 acts confirmed for the Italia Wave Love Festival, to be held July 16 to 19 in the city of Livorno, on the Tuscan coast. The festival, which combines indie rock, literary g ...

  27. Italy's FPM Pleased With Anti-Piracy Efforts

    April 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Italy's anti-piracy organization FPM reports "noteworthy results" in the area of neighboring rights enforcement in the first quarter of 2008. The organization has provided technical assistance to the country's Guardia di Finanz ...

  28. Royal Opera House Strikes In't Big Screen Deal

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT London's Royal Opera House (ROH) has signed a deal with U.K.-based digital-cinema distributor Arts Alliance Media (AAM) and Canada's DigiScreen Corp to offer live and pre-recorded opera in cinemas across Europe for the first time. AAM wi ...

  29. Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs Rule Italia Wave Bill

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Scissor Sisters, Kaiser Chiefs and Mika are included in the line-up for the Italia Wave Love Festival, which will be held in Florence from July 17 to 22. Italian acts include Carmen Consoli, Vinicio Capossela, Avion Travel and Casino Royale. T ...

  30. Italia Wave Love Festival Program Unveiled

    February 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Organizers have unveiled details of the new-look Arezzo Wave festival, which will be held from July 17 to 22 under the banner of Italia Wave Love Festival. Since its inaugural edition in 1988, Arezzo Wave had developed into a key independent music ...

  31. Italy's Sugar Sells Messaggerie Musicali Stores

    November 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie label of Andrea Bocelli and extensive music publishing interests, has sold its two flagship Messaggerie Musicali stores to Mondadori Retail. The latter f Sugar, the Italian company that owns the indie ...

  32. Anonymous Spitzer Letter Riles Up The Row

    April 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT An anonymous letter sent to New York state attorney general Eliot Spitzer has ruffled feathers in the country music industry. The letter, signed "some very concerned music industry professionals," acc An anonymous letter sent to New York ...

  33. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  34. Placebo Proves Strong Medicine In Europe

    March 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its traditionally powerful first European sales week to debut on European Top 100 Albums at No. 1 with its fifth studio set "Meds" (Virgin). Anglo-American-Swedish trio Placebo delivers its tr ...

  35. RIAA Files New Round Of Lawsuits

    January 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST targeted for illegally distributed copyrighted music. RIAA-member record companies filed a new round of "John Doe" copyright infringement lawsuits today (Jan. 31) against 750 individuals. These suits come less than a month after the ...

  36. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

  37. Italian Live Music Biz Soars In 2004

    February 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according to new figures. The revenue generated by live music events in Italy in 2004 grew by 54.1% compared to the previous year, according t ...

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