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  1. Sony Warehouse Riot Fire Was Not a 'Professional Heist,' PIAS MD Insists

    September 02, 2011 1:41 PM EDT A senior executive at PIAS has categorically dismissed reports that the Sony warehouse destroyed during last month's U.K. riots was targeted by "professional robbers" prior to being incinerated. As previously reported, the Sony DADC ...

  2. PIAS Partners With Proper Music Following Sony Warehouse Fire

    August 19, 2011 8:36 AM EDT The Sony DADC warehouse in Enfield, England, after the London riots on August 9 (Photo: David Goddard/Getty Images) Less than two weeks on from the London Sony DADC warehouse fire that destroyed 3.25 million units of its stock , PIAS is back in bu ...

  3. AMG Continues U.K. Expansion

    July 28, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U.K. venue operator Academy Music Group (AMG) will open its 14th venue, the O2 Academy Leicester Sept 23. U.K. urban star Professor Green will officially launch the 1,450-capacity venue, which is housed within the University of Leicester Students& ...

  4. U.K. Music Biz Reacts To Three-Strikes Pledge

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A combination of fierce criticism and welcome support was the mixed response from the U.K. music and digital industry following proposals outlined today (Oct.28) by U.K. cabinet minister Lord Mandelson to tackle unlawful P2P file-sharing. Mandelso ...

  5. U.K. Cabinet Minister Promises P2P Legislation

    October 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Lord Mandelson, U.K. Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, has promised legislation to tackle unlawful P2P file-sharing. Speaking today (Oct. 28) at "c&binet forum" -- a three-day business and creative industry conf ...

  6. EMI's Leoni-Sceti Calls For 'Three Strikes' Law

    October 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music CEO Elio Leoni-Sceti called for greater innovation throughout the music industry and an enforced change in copyright law during his keynote address at the inaugural "c&binet forum" -- a three-day business and creative indus ...

  7. Sonisphere Set For 2010 Return

    August 05, 2009 12:00 AM EDT European touring metal festival Sonisphere has been branded a success by its organisers, who have vowed that it will return next year. Sonisphere ran from June 20 to Aug. 2, hitting venues in the Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Sweden, Finland and th ...

  8. NiN, Anthrax Added To U.K.'s Sonisphere Bill

    March 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Nine Inch Nails and Anthrax have been added to the inaugural bill for U.K. rock/metal festival, Sonisphere, being held Aug. 1-2 in the grounds of Knebworth House in Hertfordshire, England. Metallica, Linkin Park and Alice in Chains are among the a ...

  9. U.K. Pirates Found Guilty

    March 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Four pirate CD traders have been convicted for involvement in a £5 million ($10 million) operation that imported copyright-infringing urban music compilations into the United Kingdom from the Czech Republic. Labels body the BPI estimates that seve ...

  10. Legal Anti-Piracy Boost For U.K. Biz

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The U.K. music industry is welcoming a landmark court verdict which could prove vital as it steps up its fight against copyright crime. Wendy Fair Markets Ltd directors Nicholas Hobday and Sally Ward, together with the company itself, were found g ...