Hard-Fi

  1. Reality Show Stars Will Young, Olly Murs Rule U.K. Charts

    August 29, 2011 8:08 AM EDT Former reality show winners rule the new U.K. sales charts, in a double victory for Sony Music Entertainment. 2002 "Pop Idol" victor Will Young's "Echoes" album (RCA/Sony) entered at No. 1 and his "Jealousy" sing ...

  2. UMPG Partners With Asda On Clothing, Downloads

    June 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Publishing Group has entered into an exclusive, long-term partnership with clothing range George at ASDA in the U.K., effective June 1. Universal's song lyrics will be printed on a wide range of the British mass merchant' ...

  3. Fuji Rock Fest Unveils Line-Up

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST Reformed U.K./Irish alternative rock act My Bloody Valentine will join dance outfit Underworld, former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown and Bootsy Collins' Tribute to the Godfather of Soul, James Brown, at this year's Fuji Rock Festival. Tok ...

  4. BMI Returns London Showcase Events

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.S. performing rights body BMI has relaunched its monthly U.K. showcase nights for new and emerging artists, under the name the BMI Sessions. The well-attended opening gig in the series took place Jan. 17 in a new home for the event, the 229 venu ...

  5. Robinson Rises At BMI

    November 14, 2007 12:00 AM EST Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has promoted Nick Robinson from executive to senior executive, writer/publisher relations, Europe. Robinson, who had served in his most recent role for five years, continues to work from BMI's London office, reporti ...

  6. Manu Chao Returns With European Chart-Topper

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Manu Chao, who in 2001 became the first French artist ever to top European Top 100 Albums with "Proxima Estacion: Esperanza," repeats the feat with his first studio set since then, "La Radiolina" (Because). Chao's fourth s ...

  7. Monkeys, Kaisers, Muse, Killers Up For Qs

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT With three nods each, rock acts Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse and the Killers are the frontrunners for the annual Q Awards, to be held Oct. 8 at London's Grosvenor House Hotel. Arctic Monkeys are up for best live act, and their sophomor ...

  8. XL Unveils New PR Biz, A&R Promotions

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT British indie label XL Recordings is to house a new PR company to promote its own artists plus signed to other labels. Technique Publicity is being launched as a joint venture between XL and Jon Wilkinson, former head of press at the Darling Depar ...

  9. BT Digital Awards Return Oct. 2

    August 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nominations for the annual BT Digital Music Awards, to presented Oct. 2 at the Roundhouse in north London, were unveiled today. Muse won for their official and unofficial sites last year and they are nominated again this time, for best indie/rock ...

  10. Ultra Music Fest Sales Strong

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST With the ninth annual Ultra Music Festival right around the corner, co-founder/executive producer Russell Faibish says ticket sales for the March 23-24 event at Miami's Bicentennial Park are right on track. "[Both days] are looking to se ...

  11. The Streets Tops U.K. Chart

    April 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The Streets' third album "The Hardest Way To Make An Easy Living" (679/Locked On) yesterday (April 16) became the second U.K. No. 1 set for the recording alter ego of Mike Skinner. Featuring the top 1 The Streets' third album & ...

  12. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 in Sweden and improves 5-2 in Port James Blunt's &q ...

  13. Blunt Spikes Euro Chart Rivals

    January 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 'Bedlam' stays at Euro albums chart pinnacle. James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) starts its second consecutive, and third aggregate, week at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. "Bedlam" this week climbs 2-1 ...

  14. Robbie Continues Stay At Euro Chart Crest

    January 05, 2006 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis) starts 2006 as it ended 2005, at No. 1 on Billboard's pan-European Top 100 Albums survey. That's the sixth aggregate week atop the chart for Williams' six Robbie Williams& ...