Genesis

  1. BBC Unveils New Music Strategy, 'Strongest Commitment to Music in 30 years'

    June 16, 2014 7:11 PM EDT The BBC on Monday unveiled an ambitious music strategy, including new shows, partnerships and other initiatives, such as a music awards show.  The U.K. public broadcaster said its plans, which also include a Genesis documentary that will reunite t ...

  2. Nirvana, Kiss, Brian Epstein, Andrew Loog Oldham Among Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

    December 17, 2013 12:15 AM EST First-time nominee Nirvana and some long-neglected icons -- KISS, Linda Ronstadt, Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band -- will be inducted as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2014 on April 10 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. ...

  3. Imagem Music U.K. Sign Cathy Dennis to Global Deal

    August 09, 2013 2:23 AM EDT Hitmaking British songwriter Cathy Dennis has signed a worldwide, multi-year publishing deal with Imagem Music U.K. Dennis has played a huge part in contemporary pop culture over the past 15 years, and is recognized as one of the most successful ...

  4. Imagem That! Meet An Unlikely U.S. Publishing Power Player

    November 19, 2012 12:54 PM EST Richard Stumpf has been a man on a mission since arriving at Imagem with the mandate to lead the Dutch-owned company into the U.S. pop/rock marketplace. As part of that mission, Stumpf, who serves as president of Imagem Music USA, has been worki ...

  5. Olympics Bump Sends Emeli Sande (and 123 Others) Up UK Charts

    August 20, 2012 7:29 AM EDT Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé's huge exposure via her performances at the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony on Aug. 12 sent her debut album Our Version of Events (Virgin/EMI) back to No. 1 on the U.K. chart yesterday (Sunday), as ...

  6. Universal Music's Concessions Grow in EMI Deal; Sale of Virgin U.K. Looks Likely

    July 17, 2012 11:01 PM EDT The Universal Music Group will take some extra time to prepare and submit its remedies package to the EU Commission, as part of its gambit to win regulatory approval to acquire EMI's recorded-music division. Depending on who you listen to, th ...

  7. Wynter Gordon Preps Self-Released Four EPs (Listen To First Single Here)

    June 20, 2012 1:28 PM EDT Wynter Gordon's new Doleo EP Wynter Gordon, a singer/songwriter best known for her club hits "Dirty Talk," "Buy My Love" and her vocals on Flo Rida's top 5 2009 single "Sugar," is going the D.I.Y. route. Alt ...

  8. Tunc Erim, Longtime Atlantic Records Executive, Dead at 76

    March 07, 2012 11:55 AM EST Tunc Erim, a legendary and longtime Atlantic Records executive from the 1960s until the 1990s, passed away on Saturday, March 3, after a long illness. He was 76. While the obituary that follows, supplied by Atlantic, isn't quite in Billboard. ...

  9. Backbeat: Porcupine Tree Frontman Steven Wilson's First NYC Solo Gig @ Best Buy Theater

    November 15, 2011 7:15 AM EST Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess (left) and Steve Wilson. (Photo: Christa Titus) After fronting the band Porcupine Tree and collaborating on such projects as Blackfield and Bass Communion , U.K. prog maven Steven Wilson headlined his first ...

  10. 1000 No. 1s: Which Record Labels Have Ruled The Billboard Hot 100?

    February 18, 2011 7:30 AM EST A word cloud reflecting the percentage of songs in the Billboard Hot 100's first 1000 No. 1 songs -- click here for a larger version, and head here for a list of all labels with more than four No. 1 songs. This week, Billboard published " ...

  11. Phil Collins Back At No. 1 In U.K.

    September 27, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Atlantic label has both new U.K. chart champions, with Phil Collins topping the U.K. album chart for the first time in 12 years, after his soul covers set "Going Back" (Atlantic/Warner Music) climbed 4-1 on the new Official Charts Co ...

  12. Norah Jones, Phil Collins, Massive Attack To Play Montreux

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Phil Collins will play an exclusive pre-festival concert before the 2010 Montreux Jazz Festival featuring Roxy Music, Massive Attack, Norah Jones and a host of big jazz acts, festival organizers said on Thursday (April 29). Former Genesis singer a ...

  13. ABBA, Hollies, Genesis, Iggy Pop Enter Rock Hall

    March 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An English band steeped in harmony, a reggae pioneer, progressive rockers who thrived despite a defection, four Swedes who combined their nation's traditions with their rock heroes and a man who prowled a ballroom floor singing "I Wanna ...

  14. Peter Gabriel, Trevor Horn To Be Honoured By APRS

    October 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Former Genesis singer Peter Gabriel and British producer Trevor Horn are to be honoured by the Association of Professional Recording Services (APRS). Other music industry figures to be recognised at the trade body's Sound Fellowship Lunch, wh ...

  15. Imagem Music Signs Genesis, Phil Collins

    October 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Imagem Music has signed a long-term, exclusive administration agreement with the members of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford. The publishing deal covers the catalogs of Genesis, Tony Banks, Phil Collins and Mike Rutherford inc ...

  16. Genesis Holding Out Hope For Gabriel Gigs

    November 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST With a third box set of catalog upgrades looming, a reunion of Genesis' revered 1971-75 lineup is still in the ether -- but hardly in stone. "We've never said never about it, you know," keyboardist Tony Banks tells Billboard.co ...

  17. U.K.’s RSK Launches New Label

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U.S. rapper Talib Kweli has been confirmed as the debut artist to appear on CPCo. Records, the first imprint to be launched by U.K. distributor RSK Entertainment since it formed six years ago. RSK has inked an exclusive, all-platforms licensing ag ...

  18. Hot 100 Online Exclusive: Hitmakers On The Road

    September 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A look at the Hot 100 since the 1950s shows a link between chart performance and touring muscle, although hits have been no guarantee of touring success. The artists with the most overall Hot 100 Number One hits are only infrequently among the wor ...

  19. Ivors For Winehouse, Gilmour, Collins

    May 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The buzz ahead of today's Ivor Novello Awards ceremony in central London was mostly centered on whether Amy Winehouse would show. Well, she did in the end, but not until 10 minutes after her father had graced the stage to collect her one and ...

  20. All Screens Lead To 'Rome' For Genesis Q&A

    April 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is making a return to the Big Screen for the launch of their upcoming live DVD, Billboard.biz has learned. The prog-rock veterans, who hit the road for a famous comeback last year on the "Turn It On Again" tour, will participate ...

  21. Midem Quotes Of The Day

    January 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The top soundbites from Monday's Midem panels and debates. "Mr Plant emailed me and said, 'Who's going to prostitute himself first?’" - Peter Gabriel on the Genesis/Led Zep reunion game "I've always been of the a ...

  22. Bedingfield, Gabriel Feted At BMI London Awards

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Natasha Bedingfield was one of the big winners tonight at the BMI London Awards, where she took out a string of honors including the prestigious Robert S. Musel Award, recognizing the most performed work of the year, for her 2004 song "Unwrit ...

  23. Gabriel's 'I/O' Takes Shape

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Peter Gabriel's long-percolating album project is moving ahead under the working title "I/O," representing the initials "Input/Output," the connection points on musical hardware. The alternative rock legend tells Billboard ...

  24. Gabriel Named MIDEM Personality Of The Year

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT MIDEM will honor Peter Gabriel with its Personality of the Year Award at a gala dinner in Cannes, France on Jan. 28. The former Genesis frontman and solo artist is being recognised for his music as well as his work on innovative distribution metho ...

  25. Zeppelin Takes Flight Once More

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Hard rock giant Led Zeppelin is reforming, but for one night only. The British band will play a one-off show at London's 18,000-capacity O2 arena Nov. 26. Veteran concert promoter Harvey Goldsmith, who is organizing the show, promises a full ...

  26. Genesis Preps Reissues Second Phase

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Genesis is about to embark on the second phase of its albums reissuing project. From Oct. 1, Virgin/EMI will release four of the recently-reunited group's best-selling titles: "Genesis" (1983), "Invisible Touch" (1986), &q ...

  27. Live Earth London Wraps With Madonna Spectacular

    July 07, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Live Earth London has drawn to a close with a spectacular headline set from Madonna. The queen of pop, an adopted Londoner, turned each song into a show-stopper in a vintage performance. She was backed by a choir for "Hey You" (written e ...

  28. Live Earth Gets A Hand From Hollywood

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With music stars set to trumpet the message of eco awareness at the worldwide July 7 Live Earth concerts, organizers now have enlisted the help of Hollywood with the launch of a series of green public service announcements starring celebrities lik ...

  29. WMG, Sony BMG Launch Digital Platform In Russia

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Warner Music and Sony BMG, along with two Russian record labels, launched a wholesale digital distribution platform in Russia on Thursday, a market dominated by piracy across the entire entertainment industry. The two majors said they had formed a ...

  30. WOMAD Adds Box Set And 37 Acts

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K.'s World Of Music And Dance (WOMAD) festival has added a further 37 acts to its 2007 line-up and plans to release a lavish three-CD box set to celebrate its 25th birthday on July 23. WOMAD founding director and former Genesis vocalist ...

  31. Live Earth Links With XM Radio For Coverage

    June 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT XM Radio and Live Earth are partnering to provide live 24-hour satellite radio coverage of the July 7 global concert series, set for Australia, China, Africa, England, Turkey, Brazil and the United States. Beginning July 6, fans can listen to cove ...

  32. U.K. Movie Cinemas To Beam Genesis Gig

    June 11, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Vue Cinemas, one of the U.K.'s leading cinema chains, is to simulcast one of Genesis' world tour concerts nationwide on June 27. Vue will transmit the live gig from the 51,500-capacity LTU Arena in Duesseldorf, Germany, to all its 40 cin ...

  33. Ivors Handed Out In London

    May 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary producer and musician Quincy Jones, DJ/producer Norman Cook and veteran singers Peter Gabriel and Yusuf Islam were among the musicians feted today at the 52nd Ivor Novello Awards for songwriters. The lunchtime gala, affectionately known ...

  34. Live Nation, Blender Re-Launch Venue

    April 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In yet another investment in the small venue space, Live Nation has now formed an alliance with Blender magazine with the new New York club to be known as the Blender Theatre at Gramercy. Formerly known as the Gramercy Theatre, the 600-capacity Bl ...

  35. Genesis Bringing Reunion Tour To North America

    March 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST As expected , the reunited Genesis will visit North America on a fall tour that begins Sept. 7 in Toronto, the group announced this morning (March 7) at a media event in New York. So far, 13 dates have been announced through Oct. 12 in Los Angeles ...

  36. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will kick-off the European tour at the Olympic Sta ...

  37. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Euro dates confirmed, U.S. dates to come. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The reformed line-up of Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks will ...

  38. Genesis Turn It On Again With Euro Tour

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced shortly. The classic '80s line-up of Genesis will play 20 European dates next summer, with a U.S. tour due to be announced ...

  39. A&R Exec John Kalodner To Retire

    June 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring after 35 years in the music business, effective June 20. Kalodner's tenure spanned posts at Atlantic, Geffen, Columbia and, most recently, Sanctuary. A&R executive John Kalodner is retiring ...