George Martin

  1. 50 Years Ago Today: Beatles Make First Billboard Hot 100 Appearance

    January 18, 2014 9:00 AM EST Fifty years ago today (Jan. 18), the Beatles appeared on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the first time.   The band's breakthrough -- and ultimately, pop culture-redefining -- first U.S smash "I Want to Hold Your Hand" entered t ...

  2. Brian Epstein Bought Thousands Of Copies Of 'Love Me Do' To Boost Beatles Sales, Says BBC Film

    October 04, 2012 4:11 PM EDT A new BBC documentary about the Beatles, set to air here on Sunday, features people claiming that the band's manager Brian Epstein bought thousands of copies of "Love Me Do" to boost record sales to ensure the single hit the charts. ...

  3. Meet The Beatles' Massive Vinyl Box Set

    September 27, 2012 11:20 AM EDT Beatles fans, dust off your record players. The band's original studio album remasters, which were released on CD and iTunes to much fanfare in 2009 and 2010, will make their stereo vinyl debuts on November 13 as part of an elaborate box set. ...

  4. Updated: UMG-EMI Divestment Package Revealed: Universal to Keep the Beatles

    July 27, 2012 1:09 PM EDT A source close to the situation told Billboard.biz the contents of the divestment package submitted today by Universal Music Group for its proposed acquisition of EMI' s recorded-music division to the European Commission. If accepted, it will ...

  5. The 'Mad Men' Beatles License Cost $250,000 (Report)

    May 07, 2012 7:05 PM EDT AMC's "Mad Men" has a hard-earned reputation for historical accuracy, and it turns out that production studio Lionsgate is more than willing to finance that. In last night's episode, titled "Lady Lazarus," star ad man ...

  6. The Beatles Release App Masquerading as iBook

    December 12, 2011 2:00 PM EST Screenshots ©Subafilms Ltd. After refusing to sell their music online for years, the Beatles have now racked up sales of over 1.8 million albums and over 10 million songs, which is not a bad haul for about a year. Now, the Fab Four have released a ...

  7. A Look At First-Day Beatles Rankings on iTunes

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST As the music industry awaited the official announcement that iTunes had finally scored rights to the Beatles catalog, one question kept popping up: Would the Fab Four let iTunes sell its music as singles? The thought is that since the Beatles have ...

  8. Lennon's 'Day In The Life' Lyrics Up For Auction

    April 29, 2010 12:00 AM EDT John Lennon 's handwritten lyrics to "A Day in the Life," considered one of the Beatles' greatest songs and the final track on "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," will go on sale in New York in June. Sotheby ...

  9. Jay-Z And The Beatles Dominate Album Charts

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about Jay-Z and the Beatles this week on the Billboard charts. The former notches his amazing 11th No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "The Blueprint 3" (476,000 copies) while the Fab Four's reissues take over the Comprehe ...

  10. Beatles and Jay-Z Dominate Charts

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT It's all about the Beatles and Jay-Z this week on Billboard's albums charts. Based on preliminary sales numbers from Nielsen SoundScan, Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" shifted 476,000 copies in the week that ended at the close o ...

  11. Aged 92, Dame Vera Lynn Has Britain's No. 1 Album

    September 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In a new U.K. album chart otherwise dominated by Beatles remasters, 92-year-old Dame Vera Lynn yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 13) became the oldest living artist to have a bestselling title as "We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn&quo ...

  12. Beatlemania Hits Retail, Big Sales For Re-issue CDs

    September 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The much-anticipated reissues of the Beatles' catalog hit stores on Wednesday (Sept. 9) are doing brisk business. According to SoundScan's Building Chart data, more than 235,000 albums were purchased in the U.S. on Wednesday and Thursday ...

  13. Beatles Re-mastered CDs, Videogame Launched

    September 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Fans of the Beatles queued on Wednesday to buy the band's collected works on a new set of discs and get their hands on an animated video game featuring some of the Fab Four's greatest hits. The Beatles collection, launched worldwide on 0 ...

  14. Zemeckis Circles 'Yellow Submarine' Remake

    August 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Robert Zemeckis is in negotiations to direct a remake of "Yellow Submarine" for Disney. "Submarine" was a 1968 animated feature based on music by the Beatles. It was produced by United Artists and King Features Syndicate. Disne ...

  15. BBC Beatles Doc Uncovers New Outtakes

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The BBC is to broadcast never-before-aired outtakes and conversations from the Beatles' final Abbey Road recording sessions as part of a weeklong tribute to the band to be aired on terrestrial Web BBC2 and arts channel BBC4 in September. Narr ...

  16. Beatles' Catalog Re-Mastered, Digital Talks Continue

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Beatles' catalog has been digitally re-mastered for the first time for worldwide CD release on Sept. 9, according to a joint statement from Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music. But there has still been no announcement about the Beatles' m ...

  17. George Martin Reflects On 'Sgt. Pepper' In L.A.

    July 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Beatles producer George Martin offered a fascinating look into the group's creative process during a multimedia presentation for members of the National Recording Academy of Arts and Sciences Friday at Los Angeles' Bovard Auditorium. The ...

  18. Miami Indie Lays Claim To Early Beatles Tracks

    January 16, 2008 12:00 AM EST An independent Miami label says it plans to release never-before-heard Beatles live recordings made in 1962 at the Star Club in Hamburg, Germany. Fuego Entertainment, which distributes music through Koch, has entered into a joint venture, Echo-Fue ...

  19. Beatles' 'Sgt. Peppers' Wins U.K. Poll

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The British public has "overwhelmingly" selected the Beatles' legendary 1967 album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" as the favorite No. 1 album of all time. Results of the poll were broadcast M The British publ ...

  20. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct George Martin

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz has learned that Sir George Martin will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the third annual ceremony, which will be held later this year in London. The "fifth Beatle" will r Billboard.biz has learned that Sir G ...

  21. U.K. Hall Of Fame To Induct George Martin

    April 05, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Billboard.biz has learned that Sir George Martin will be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the third annual ceremony, which will be held later this year in London. The "fifth Beatle" will r Billboard.biz has learned that Sir G ...

  22. Capitol Boxes Up More Beatles Albums

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol Records will on April 11 release the Beatles' "Capitol Albums Volume 2," the companion to a 2004 collection that featured the group's first four U.S. album releases. The new edition sports "Th Capitol Records will ...

  23. Air Studios Sells For $5.6M

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST Air Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles producer George Martin, has changed hands in a deal worth £3.25 million ($5.6 million). Air Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles produc ...

  24. AIR Studios Sells For $5.6M

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles producer George Martin, has changed hands in a deal worth £3.25 million ($5.6 million). AIR Studios, the London-based recording facility established by Beatles produc ...

  25. Capitol Preps Reissues Of Beatles' U.S. Releases

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records plans a Nov. 16 release of "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," a collection of the first four Capitol U.S. albums by the Beatles. The release of "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Albu Capitol Records plans ...

  26. Capitol Preps Reissues Of Beatles' U.S. Releases

    October 12, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Records plans a Nov. 16 release of "The Capitol Albums Volume 1," a collection of the first four Capitol U.S. albums by the Beatles. The release of "Meet the Beatles," "The Beatles Second Albu Capitol Records plans ...

  27. B-52's Back In Action With Buick Deal

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV c ...

  28. B-52's Back In Action With Buick Deal

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV commercial that begins airing Sept. 19. The B-52's have recorded a cover of the Beatles' "Paperback Writer" for a Buick TV c ...

  29. Expert Says 'Lost' Beatles Trove Is Fake

    August 19, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it probably was. A long-sought trove of rare Beatles material that reportedly was found last month by a lucky British tourist remains lost, a leading Beatles It sounded too good to be true. Turns out it pr ...