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  1. Britain's ITV Revamps Online Music Service

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST National British network ITV is adding downloads to its online music offering. Digital music service provider 7digital has partnered with ITV to power the broadcaster's new download store, at www.itv.com/music . London-based 7digital boasts a ...

  2. BRITs Go Live Again In 2008

    October 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The BRIT Awards will return with a live TV broadcast next year, with confirmation today that the event will be staged at London's Earls Court on Feb. 20. National broadcaster ITV has also signed a three-year deal to screen the awards, organis ...

  3. Former BBC Chief Takes EMI Role

    September 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Former BBC director general John Birt has joined the supervisory board of EMI Group, with immediate effect. The board is chaired by Guy Hands, CEO of the music major's new owners, the Terra Firma equity house. In a statement issued today, Ter ...

  4. Talbot Joins OCC As MD

    August 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The Official U.K. Charts Company (OCC) has appointed Martin Talbot to the newly-created role of managing director. Talbot, who has edited Music Week for five years, will join the company on Oct. 1. The OCC says his appointment is part of a drive t ...

  5. Mika's 'Motion' Moves To No. 1 In Europe

    August 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Almost six months after its first appearance on European Top 100 Albums, Mika's "Life In Cartoon Motion" (Casablanca/Universal Island) hits No. 1 for the first time. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring ...

  6. Furtado, Rihanna Unmoved From European Chart Zenith

    July 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) retains top place on European Top 100 Albums, notching up its tenth aggregate week at No. 1. Meanwhile, Rihanna's "Umbrella" (Def Jam) featuring Jay-Z leads Eurochart Hot 100 Si ...

  7. Furtado, Timberlake Stay On Top In Europe

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) leads the new European Top 100 Albums survey for a fourth consecutive week, and the sixth since it first topped the composite chart in mid-January. Justin Timberlake's "What Goes Aro ...

  8. Sony BMG Signs X Factor Star

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST According to reports , Sony BMG has signed X Factor talent show contestant Ben Mills to a five-album deal. The 26-year-old, who was voted off the ITV show's semi-finals, is currently recording his debut. "The X Factor was the perfect pla ...

  9. Brits Viewers Invited To Vote On Best U.K. Single

    January 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST The best British single category at the upcoming Brit Awards will be decided for the first time by a live public vote, organizers the BPI said today (Jan. 8) Mobile telecommunications giant O2 and handset maker Nokia have thrown their support behi ...

  10. Oasis To Be Honored At BRIT Awards

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Event set for Feb. 14. Oasis will be honored with The Outstanding Contribution to Music at The BRIT Awards on Feb. 14, 2007. The Manchester-originated U.K. hit-makers were founded in 1991. Led by the brothers Liam and Noel Gallagher, Oasis became ...

  11. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  12. Razorlight To Shine On In U.S. Despite Canceled Tour

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT British rock group was supporting Keane. The recent cancellation of the North American tour by U.K. band Keane has also forced its support act, British rock group Razorlight, to postpone its own current U.S. shows. Razorlight was ready to kick-sta ...

  13. Brit Awards Go Live In 2007

    August 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT The 27th Brit Awards is getting the TV-blockbuster treatment next year when it is aired live for the first time in nearly 20 years on Feb. 14. The 27th Brit Awards is getting the TV-blockbuster treatment next year when it is aired live for the fir ...

  14. Arctic Monkeys Earn Fastest-Selling U.K. Debut

    January 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST Move 360,000 copies first week. Arctic Monkeys have achieved the fastest-selling debut album in British chart history, opening at No. 1 yesterday (Jan. 29) thanks to sales of 360,000 copies of "Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I ...

  15. Green Day Claims Euro Year-End Leadership

    December 29, 2005 12:00 AM EST Green Day's "American Idiot" (Reprise) beat James Blunt's "Back To Bedlam" (Atlantic) to the No. 1 slot for 2005 as the Warner Music Group claimed the top two on Billboard's European Top 100 Albums ch Green Day&# ...

  16. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 'Hung Up' hangs on to Eurochart No. 1 spot. Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions o ...

  17. Robbie Dethrones Madonna For Euro Crown

    December 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' Christmas gift on European Top 100 Albums is a return to No. 1 with "Intensive Care" (Chrysalis), depriving Madonna of the festive crown with "Confessions on a Dance Floor" (Warner Br Green Day's &quo ...

  18. Easing Of Regs Likely As Euros Rethink Branding

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST In Germany, TV executives are losing their jobs because of it. In the United Kingdom, there have been allegations involving BBC programming. In Italy, some suspect it might be happening too. (The Hollywood Reporter) -- In Germany, TV executives ar ...

  19. Disney To Acquire TV Games Developer Minds Eye

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Walt Disney Internet Group on June 8 announced its acquisition of British game developer Minds Eye Productions in a move signaling Disney's commitment to interactive television gaming, the compani (Reuters) -- The Walt Disney Internet Gro ...

  20. Parkinson To Receive MITS Accolade

    June 12, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Eminent U.K. broadcaster Michael Parkinson will be the recipient of the 2005 Music Industry Trusts' Award. Parkinson, who will receive his award in a presentation at London's Grosvenor House on Nov. 7 Eminent U.K. broadcaster Michael Par ...

  21. Classical Brit Wins For Alsop, Terfel

    May 25, 2005 12:00 AM EDT American-born conductor Marin Alsop and Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel were respectively honored last night (May 25) with Classical Brit awards for female and male artists of the year. American-born conductor Marin Alsop and Welsh baritone Bryn Terfel ...

  22. Sony Int'l TV Appoints Root

    April 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Sony Pictures Television International is growing its international production group with the appointment of industry veteran Antony Root to oversee SPTI's production operations in Europe, it was anno (The Hollywood Reporter) -- Sony Pictures ...

  23. British DJ Tommy Vance Dies

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Radio 1 disc jockey Tommy Vance died in a Kent hospital yesterday (March 6) after suffering a stroke. He was 63. Former Radio 1 disc jockey Tommy Vance died in a Kent hospital yesterday (March 6) after suffering a stroke. He was 63. The gra ...

  24. British DJ Tommy Vance Dies

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST Former Radio 1 disc jockey Tommy Vance died in a Kent hospital yesterday (March 6) after suffering a stroke. He was 63. Former Radio 1 disc jockey Tommy Vance died in a Kent hospital yesterday (March 6) after suffering a stroke. He was 63. The gra ...

  25. Brits Viewership Hits 7M

    February 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Overnight U.K. viewing figures for last night's (Feb. 10) screening of the 2005 Brit Awards reveal that the program captured an average 6.3 million viewers, peaking at 7 million. Last year's audience Overnight U.K. viewing figures for la ...

  26. Robbie, Band Aid Keep Top Euro Posts

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) maintains its No. 1 spot on the last European Top 100 Albums chart of 2004. The compilation continues to top charts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Swit Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  27. Robbie, Band Aid Keep Top Euro Posts

    December 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Robbie Williams' "Greatest Hits" (Chrysalis) maintains its No. 1 spot on the last European Top 100 Albums chart of 2004. The compilation continues to top charts in the United Kingdom, Germany and Swit Robbie Williams' "Gre ...

  28. Geldof To Be Honored At Expanded Brits

    November 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST The British Phonographic Industry has revealed initial details of the 2005 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 9 at London's Earls Court. During the show, which will have an extended format to commemorate the B The British Phonographic Industry has rev ...

  29. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  30. Fuller Sues Cowell Over Rival Show

    September 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Simon Fuller, the creator of the "Idol" TV property, has launched legal action against his former collaborator Simon Cowell. Fuller's London-based production company 19 TV says it sued Cowell, his pro Simon Fuller, the creator of th ...

  31. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...

  32. Elvis, Beatles Inducted Into U.K. Hall Of Fame

    September 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as founding inductees to the U.K. Music Hall of Fame, details on which were unveiled today (Sept. 9). Elvis Presley, the Beatles, Bob Marley, Madonna and U2 have been named as ...

  33. U.K. Music Hall Of Fame In The Works

    May 06, 2004 12:00 AM EDT British commercial broadcaster Channel 4 and TV production company Initial are teaming up to launch the U.K. Music Hall Of Fame this fall. British commercial broadcaster Channel 4 and TV production company Initial are teaming up to launch the U.K. ...

  34. Cowell Unveils New TV Talent Quest

    April 26, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading role. The United Kingdom is to get another TV talent show, with "Pop Idol" originator Simon Cowell playing a leading ...

  35. Double Classical Brit Nods For Terfel, Westenra

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone Bryn Terfel, teenage New Zealand-born newcomer Hayley Westenra and composer/conductor John Rutter are equal leaders heading into the 5th annual Classical With two nominations each, Welsh bass baritone ...

  36. Cat Deeley Set To Host Brit Awards

    February 05, 2004 12:00 AM EST U.K. TV personality Cat Deeley has been confirmed as the host of the 2004 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 17 at London's Earls Court venue. U.K. TV personality Cat Deeley has been confirmed as the host of the 2004 Brit Awards, set for Feb. 17 at Lo ...

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