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  1. BMG Beats Warner/Chappell to 'New Wave'-Heavy EMI Publishing Divestitures for $90 Million

    December 20, 2012 5:46 PM EST BMG successfully outbid Warner/Chappell to win control of nearly 30,000 songs divested by EMI, including popular UK '80s hits from acts like Tears for Fears and Culture Club. The catalogs -- which were sold for around $90 million, according t ...

  2. Olly Murs Tops UK Album Chart, Gabrielle Aplin Has Top Single With Frankie Goes To Hollywood Cover

    December 10, 2012 7:16 AM EST Olly Murs has the U.K.'s No. 1 artist album for a second week, after "Right Place Right Time" (Epic/Sony Music Entertainment) was confirmed at the summit again by the Official Charts Company on Sunday (12/9). On the singles chart, P ...

  3. Gary Barlow Tops UK Album and Singles Chart

    June 11, 2012 7:52 AM EDT Take That member Gary Barlow confirmed his expected double victory on the new U.K. sales charts on Sunday (10). His Diamond Jubilee-inspired "Sing" project with the Commonwealth Band on Decca/Universal secured a second week atop the albu ...

  4. BMG Rights Management Purchases R2M Music Lux SARL Catalog

    March 02, 2012 7:00 AM EST BERLIN -- BMG Rights Management (BMG) announced it has purchased the catalogue of R2M Music Lux S.a.r.l with 12,000 copyrights including 35 Top 10 hits and many top songs the 1960s-1990's. R2M was founded by former Sony/ATV Music Publishing e ...

  5. Backbeat: Sebastian Bach Wows Crowd at Trans World Conference & Awards

    September 19, 2011 7:30 AM EDT Trans World Entertainment held its annual conference in Saratoga Springs, New York earlier this month and presented vender awards at the event. For its music suppliers, Sony almost swept the awards. Sony was named vendor of the year; RED was tappe ...

  6. Take That's Re-Release Tops U.K. Album Chart; Example Single Remains at No. 1

    June 20, 2011 7:29 AM EDT Take That's "Progress" album (Polydor/Universal), which debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. last November, powered back to the top yesterday (Sunday) after the release of a new version, augmented by a second CD featuring eight unreleased t ...

  7. BMG Acquires Publisher Stage Three

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management (BMG) has agreed to acquire Stage Three Music , a leading independent, international music publisher based in London, from its shareholders Apax Partners, Ingenious Ventures and the management. Stage Three was founded in 2003 ...

  8. BMG Rights Management To Acquire Cherry Lane

    March 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT BMG Rights Management has made an agreement to acquire Cherry Lane Music Publishing. The deal was confirmed by BMG Rights Management today (March 26). Billboard.biz first reported talk of a deal on Tuesday (March 23). The Cherry Lane roster of cli ...

  9. Dad Rock Boost For U.K. Album Sales

    June 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. album sales recorded a 21.9% volume increase on the previous week as themed compilations and new artist albums proved popular as gifts for Father's Day (June 21). The figures from trade body the BPI and the Official Charts Company reveal ...

  10. CBS Partnering With Black Eyed Peas For Marketing Campaign

    June 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT CBS is partnering with the Black Eyed Peas to employ the group's upcoming single "I Gotta Feeling" in the network's summer marketing campaign. Starting with Sunday's telecast of the 63rd annual Tony Awards, CBS will use th ...

  11. Brits Goes Green For CD Compilation

    February 17, 2009 12:00 AM EST Brit Awards organizer the BPI is claiming the two-CD compilation album released to tie in with tomorrow night's (Feb.18) ceremony as a benchmark in eco-friendly album packaging. "The BRIT Awards 2009," released Feb.9 by Sony Music E ...

  12. Spanish Biz Suffers 10% Fall

    January 28, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spain's music market continued to slump in 2008, falling by 10.4% in combined physical and digital sales value to €254.4 million ($338 million). An 8.1% increase in digital sales to €29.2 million ($38.8 million) was not enough to make up for ...

  13. 'Chinese Democracy' Fires GNR To Euro Albums Summit

    December 04, 2008 12:00 AM EST Guns N' Roses soars to the top of the new European Top 100 Albums survey with "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen/Universal), as Beyoncé's "If I Were A Boy" (Columbia/Sony BMG) starts a second week at No. 1 on Euro ...

  14. Zavvi Misses Out On Take That, Britney

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST Continuing problems with distributor EUK meant that U.K. entertainment retailer Zavvi did not have stock of major new albums by Britney Spears and Take That on the day both sets were released. As previously reported , EUK is in administration but ...

  15. Killers Trump Guns N' Roses For U.K. No. 1

    December 01, 2008 12:00 AM EST In an all-new top three on the U.K. album chart, the Killers' "Day & Age" (Vertigo/Universal) took the No. 1 spot ahead of Guns N' Roses' "Chinese Democracy" (Black Frog/Geffen), while Take That scored its 11 ...

  16. Children's Label Bingo Links With Red

    February 08, 2008 12:00 AM EST Children's music label Bingo Records will begin distributing their catalogue through Red, the indie distribution arm of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. The first record released under the new deal will be Beatles Hits For Kids and Motown Hits F ...

  17. Sony BMG To Debut MP3 Album Cards

    January 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST Sony BMG Music Entertainment will roll out its Platinum MusicPass series of digital album cards beginning Jan. 15 at Best Buy, Target and Fred's, with Trans World and Winn-Dixie coming to the party by the end of January. In Canada, participat ...

  18. Victoria's Secret To Offer Spice Girls Exclusive

    October 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Capitol Music Group has partnered with lingerie retailer Victoria's Secret for the exclusive release of the upcoming Spice Girls greatest hits album. The release will be available for purchase only in Victoria's Secret retail stores and ...

  19. Sony BMG Rejigs Classical A&R Structure

    May 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG Music Entertainment is creating a new centralized A&R structure for its Sony BMG Masterworks classical music group. Artist development will now be run through an International Repertoire Center (IRC), overseen by Chris Craker, most re ...

  20. Carrasco Launches New Label

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin music executive Angel Carrasco has launched a new music label to be distributed by Sony BMG Latin. Apollo Music, headquartered in Miami, will initially release projects by mostly established acts, including new albums by Puerto Rican ...

  21. Sony Urban Music Restructures

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST In a move that has long been anticipated, Sony Music Label Group revealed today (Dec. 7) that it is restructuring its urban music division, and creating a new role for the unit's top executive, Lisa Ellis. Sony Urban Music, previously a 70-pe ...

  22. Incubus Lands First No. 1 Album

    December 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST With Thanksgiving in the rear-view mirror, Incubus achieves its first No. 1 on The Billboard 200, as "Light Grenades" debuts ... the long-delayed second studio set from Clipse finally makes its entrance, starting at No. 14 on the big cha ...

  23. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  24. Tool Unlocks Euro Chart No. 1

    May 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securing the top three titles on European Top 100 Albums and dominating the album listings in many individual markets. Sony BMG enjoys a stellar week on the European sales charts, securi ...

  25. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set features ...

  26. 'NOW' Series To Debut En Espaol

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Set features 20 Latin hits, coming March 21. The “NOW That’s What I Call Music!” series is going to sing en español. On March 21, the series debuts its first ever Spanish language hits compilation, titled “Now Latino-Esto Es Música!” The set featu ...

  27. Report: Universal Grows Global Share In 2004

    August 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Group has widened its share of the global $33.6 billion music market in 2004, despite the creation of rival Sony BMG, according to data published yesterday (Aug. 2) by the IFPI. Universal Music Group has widened its share of the gl ...

  28. Kelly Clarkson

    April 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The singer hits another melodic home run with her most aggressive performance to date. The singer hits another melodic home run with her most aggressive performance to date. News ...

  29. BMG Pub U.K. Signs Duffy

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer works with Robbie Williams. BMG Music Publishing U.K. has signed Stephen Duffy, writing partner to Robbie Williams, to a worldwide exclusive deal. Duffy co-wrote the top-10 U.K. hits "Radio" and "Misunderstood," both of ...

  30. BMG Pub U.K. Signs Duffy

    February 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Writer works with Robbie Williams. BMG Music Publishing U.K. has signed Stephen Duffy, writing partner to Robbie Williams, to a worldwide exclusive deal. Duffy co-wrote the top-10 U.K. hits "Radio" and "Misunderstood," both of ...

  31. EMI To Issue Posthumous Fassie Compilation

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits from the late South African singer, Brenda Fassie, who died in May this year. EMI will donate all proceeds from album sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundati EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits ...

  32. EMI To Issue Posthumous Fassie Compilation

    September 27, 2004 12:00 AM EDT EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits from the late South African singer, Brenda Fassie, who died in May this year. EMI will donate all proceeds from album sales to the Nelson Mandela Foundati EMI Music is to release a compilation of hits ...

  33. Beat Box

    July 23, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Postcard-perfect remixes of Warner Bros. hits from the '70s grace an upcoming compilation CD. Read Michael Paoletta's column. Postcard-perfect remixes of Warner Bros. hits from the '70s grace an upcoming compilation CD. Read Michael ...

  34. Indie Publisher Bill Lowery Dead At 79

    June 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. Atlanta company had numerous varied hits. News ...

  35. Anastacia Continues Euro Albums Chart Reign

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there t Anastacia's self-titled Epic set lea ...

  36. Anastacia Continues Euro Albums Chart Reign

    April 15, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Anastacia's self-titled Epic set leads European Top 100 Albums for a second week, with No. 1 rankings in four markets. In the United Kingdom, it sells 78,000 copies to bring its two-week total there t Anastacia's self-titled Epic set lea ...

  37. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  38. U.K. Label Telstar Enters Administration

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British independent label Telstar Records has gone into administration. In a statement issued today (April 5), Telstar Music Group co-chairman Neil Palmer says, "This is a very sad day for Telstar, it British independent label Telstar Records ...

  39. Warner Unit Acquires Del-Fi Catalog

    March 31, 2004 12:00 AM EST Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Warner Strategic Marketing (WSM) has purchased the catalog of L.A.-based independent label Del-Fi Records. Founded by producer Bob Keane, De ...

  40. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael makes a strong return to the European album-sales charts with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music), which debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It opens at the top in the U.K., Germany, George Michael makes a strong return ...

  41. George Michael Claims Euro Albums Crown

    March 25, 2004 12:00 AM EST George Michael makes a strong return to the European album-sales charts with "Patience" (Aegean/Sony Music), which debuts at No. 1 on European Top 100 Albums. It opens at the top in the U.K., Germany, George Michael makes a strong return ...

  42. U.K. Compilations Sector Up 4.1% For 2003

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shipments of compilation albums in the U.K. recorded a 4.1% year-on-year rise in volume last year, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). However, compilations' share of the entire 2003 Shipments of compilation albums in the U. ...

  43. U.K. Compilations Sector Up 4.1% For 2003

    March 02, 2004 12:00 AM EST Shipments of compilation albums in the U.K. recorded a 4.1% year-on-year rise in volume last year, according to the British Phonographic Industry (BPI). However, compilations' share of the entire 2003 Shipments of compilation albums in the U. ...